The Committee appointed by the Chief Justices’ Conference on Legal Education and Training, 1993 and the All India Law Ministers’ Conference, 1995 had resolved to set up in each state of India a Law School modelled on the lines of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore for improving the overall quality of professional legal education in India. This was followed by the active initiation by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam and some of his prominent cabinet members who managed to receive an assurance from the Prime Minister of India as under:


“The Central Government will assist in establishing a National Law School and Judicial Academy in Assam for imparting legal education for the development of teaching and higher learning in Law, with the power to award degrees, diplomas and other academic distinctions. Further, periodical training program will be undertaken as a part of continuing education for advocates, Judicial officers, paralegal personnel, govt. officials etc. etc. including one year compulsory induction training for the newly recruited Judicial officers. For this purpose, a training institution named Judicial Academy will also function like a separate facility in the proposed Law University.”