Law is a powerful profession and has always attracted young men and women who are in college search of an adventurous career where one can make a mark in the society, and indeed, can prosper, even while serving the society. Many of our freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel belonged to the legal profession. The Role of law as an instrument of social engineering is appreciated better now in the post war world. New areas of law such as human rights, environmental law, the interface between law and science and technology, all began pointing to the insufficiency of traditional law, legal thinking, and legal education. Traditional legal education began to crumble down in the face of these intellectual challenges and socio-political changes. The traditional lawyers began to find them ill-equipped to handle new legal problem being constantly thrown up by the revolution in technology and globalization.
Since dusk of the last century, there has been a serious introspection, particularly in the west, on the urgent need for reforms in legal education. The legal education in Indian universities except for a few honorable exceptions was in shambles. The system failed to attract committed teachers, and it carried on largely with help of some young lawyers doubling as part-timers. This reflected on the Bench as well as the Bar. The judiciary took the initiative and the Bar council of India, and the government also fell in line, and there arose the new five-year integrated Bachelor's Degree programs in legal education.
The Chameli Devi Institute of Law was established in 2022 in the State of Madhya Pradesh to impart legal education. The college offers B.A LL. B five-year integrated program, B.A LL. B five-year integrated program and LL. B Three year Degree course. As a part of practical training and to provide due exposure to students and teachers, Eminent Jurists, Senior Advocates and Eminent Professors from other Universities are invited to deliver extension lectures, conduct seminars and discussions. These programs not only make law teaching more meaningful but highlight practical aspects of law and enhance practical approaches by refining the knowledge. The profession of law throws open various avenues of career-as a judge, a lawyer, a legal adviser, or a law academician and in the corporate sector.
All courses of CDIL are approved by Bar Council of India and affiliated to Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhalaya, Indore.
Chameli Devi Institute of Law established in the year 2022 with the aim to impart intensive and extensive quality education in the field of Law by adopting modern and practical Teaching and Training Techniques and also develop all round personality of the students and inoculate in them the discipline, personal character-physical, moral and ethical, so that they can become better and useful citizens and also be confident and bold to accept the challenges in the field of Law, be it Judiciary, Corporate World or the Law Courts.
Set amidst a sprawling green campus in the heart of Indore, it offers students a holistic environment that encourages exposure to social, cultural, and physical activities that complement the top-of-the-class legal education imparted by the college.