The Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud has been felicitated with the ‘Award for Global Leadership’ by the Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School.
The chief justice was announced as the recipient of the award on January 11, 2023, in an online ceremony.
D Y Chandrachud spoke about the initiatives at the Supreme Court that have been taken during his first year of tenure as the Chief Justice.
According to an official statement, these include the incorporation of technology in court processes, launch of Handbook on combating gender stereotypes, etc.
It further said that the Chief Justice also emphasised the importance of interdisciplinary studies and said that the law does not work in a vacuum. Issues of medical science or technology are connected to the workings of law.
When asked a question about whether the legal profession can be democratised, he referred to the new law clerk scheme implemented during his tenure, which provides equal access to all to apply for a clerkship at the Supreme Court. CJI also shared his concern about the mental health of lawyers, the official statement further reads.