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Girl power towers above boys in law entrance test

lucknow Updated: Jul 10, 2013 12:04 IST
HT Correspondent

Another male bastion has been breached as girls have outsmarted boys in the law entrance test of the Lucknow University held some time back.

In the first list of provisional candidates selected for BA-LLB (Honours) course of the varsity, 67 of 108 shortlisted candidates are girls. This means over 62% girls would be enrolled in this course.

When asked for their take on the paradigm shift, the girls gave interesting and valid arguments behind their career of choice.

“In this era of information explosion and ever- increasing media exposure, we learnt how good this profession is for us,” said an admission seeker for the course.

Her friend argued that girls are more sensitive than boys, a trait that may come handy during work.

“In the family court, I believe female lawyers can do more meaningful work than men. We’re in a position to understand the problem that confronts females better than boys,” she said.

According to a study, there are hardly any female judges in the Apex Court.

The girls reckon that it is a serious issue and say there should be equal number of judges from both the sexes and each bench should have a lady member in it.

Professor Balraj Chauhan, former vice-chancellor of the Law University, said: “Girls have special liking for professions which allow them to have a routine lifestyle. Hence, they have developed a liking for legal profession. Moreover, they are regular at studies and score better.”

“Girls are getting into judiciary which is a good sign. A girl would bring a compassionate touch to the whole legal profession,” said ON Mishra, dean of law faculty, LU.

He added, “The concept of corporate lawyers is gaining popularity and girls entering corporate firms are being paid handsomely.”

Meanwhile, at RML National Law University too, the number of girl students has increased in the last few years.