The author argues that Legal Education in Sri Lanka in the last two decades has lost its elitist character and is more widely available. This has resulted in better legal services being available in the rural section. The author suggests that Legal education needs to be rationalized in the country. Frontiers between 'professional and academic' courses need to be whittled down and what is required is lawyers who have both the practical skills and a sound grasp of the law. There is also a need to supplement the meagre resources made available by the state for harnessing the law student to provide legal services to both the rural and disadvantaged sections of society. (Editor’s abstract.)
Soysa, Sharya De
"Status of legal education in Sri Lanka,"
National Law School Journal: Vol. 2:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://repository.nls.ac.in/nlsj/vol2/iss1/16