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Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

Bar Council of India under Section 4 of Advocates Act 1961 passed by Indian Parliament, governs legal education and practice in India. Law Schools are approved and governed under the rules framed by Bar Council of India. Currently, India has twenty three law schools apart from more than 2000 law departments and colleges in India. Lockdown of academic institutions due to COVID 19 interrupted educational and research activities in law schools too. The paper here and now showcases a comparative study of usage of electronic contents by their patrons during pre-lockdown and lockdown period by remote access mechanism. The paper traces user various mechanisms used by law schools in India for remotely accessible of electronic databases. Usage patron of databases through remote access software and content based comparison of electronic databases have been evaluated in the paper for better understandings of tools and type of electronic contents used by law school patrons. The paper traces a comparison of mechanisms used by law schools in India for remotely accessible of electronic databases. The paper also sketches a number of findings based on user responses and contents in demand to suggest future planning and procurement of digital contents for strengthening base of legal education and research.

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