The increasing importance of legal education and growth of national law schools in India has, besides widening other career options, made legal academia a viable career choice for many law graduates. Emphasis on research and writing, engagement with theoretical questions on law and justice and the possibility of academic work contributing towards legal reforms are partly responsible for attracting young graduates to academia. Many law graduates now choose to go abroad for pursuing a master’s programme, and, impressed by academics and professors in foreign universities, consider pursuing academia back home.
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