On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik gave assent to a bill under which National Law University will be set up in the valley, an official spokesman said.
“The proposal owes its origin to the resolution moved by the ''All India Law Ministers Conference'' in the mid-nineties, resolving to set up a law school in each state modeled on the National Law School University for improving the quality of professional legal education,” he said.
Since then various states have enacted the law for the establishment of National Law Universities, he further added.
"Enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir National Law University Act will pave way for setting up a National Law University in Jammu and Kashmir," the spokesperson said.
This will bring the state at par with the other states where national law universities have been established, he said. Graduates will be able to shape their careers as legal practitioners, law teachers or members of the judiciary.
The university will help the state in achieving political, social and economic justice.