The Bar Council of India (BCI), which governs standards of legal education in India, introduced a 20 years age limit for the five-year LLB course and a 30 years age bar for the three-year LLB course from this year. According to me itís not only unfair, arbitrary, discriminatory but also against the directive principle of Sate policy.
I request you to put your views. It is very important issue most of the HR manager wants to purse Law degree after experience in there core field. The move of BCI will not only wash the dreams of many people but it will set wrong example. In near future you will see there is age limit for P.hd.
i donot have idea about this ,if this age bar is given than it should not be there .i too agree with you .earlier also they have taken such step as bar council of india fixed that you can register to do practice upto the age of 45 years.which was later on ruled out by supreme court.
j s malik
Thanks for your views but we have to do something but i don't no what. I request all HR family members to put there views and ideas.
Law minstery had also given thre approval and BCI guidelines are binding on law collages. Writ petition is filed by xxxx in Mumbai High Court to put stay on this but till now there is no progress.
Good decision from BCI
BCI is making a mokery of itself by so called "quality-improvement" process by making 30 years max age limit for 3 year LLB. I have the following reasons;
1. India is laging further behind in solving IPR related cases. The reason is that to understand IPR, the lawyers and the judges have to be competent technically to understand. This is lacking severely, when India is making huge contributions in WIPO and recently India is a signatory to TRIPS. In order to solve this there is a requirement of technical persons with expertise to take up law so that these IPR related cases can be handeled.
2. BCI has a list of foreign universities/Institutes which accord law degrees which are recognised by the BCI. The foreign applicant who holds this degree can write a qualifying exam in India and get him registered in Bar council. These foreign universities/institutes do not have age barrier for doing these degree courses. According to University of Buckingham, London, any matured individual above the age of 25 can take up this course. When BCI recognises those degrees, our own citizens are barred from studying the law of the land. What Irony is this ????
3. If quality is a concern, the BCI should set a year say from 2020 etc from which the age barrier will come into force. This time limit will help the technical knowledge to be gained by the lawers or technical experts to take up law.
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