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 programme in legal education.