Students go to HC over bar exam
Three students of the government law college (GLC) have challenged the All India Bar Examination in the Bombay High Court.mumbai Updated: Oct 28, 2010 02:02 IST
Three students of the government law college (GLC) have challenged the All India Bar Examination in the Bombay High Court.
The exam, which is to be conducted by the Bar Council of India (BCI) on December 5, will entitle law graduates to practice in courts.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and justice DY Chandrachud admitted the petition on Wednesday. The court has also directed the BCI to provide study material to students well in advance to prepare for the examination.
The Hindustan Times had first reported on how students challenged the BCI resolution before the Aurangabad bench of the high court and the rest of the country.
On April 10, the BCI passed a resolution to conduct an All India Bar Examination, the passing of which will entitle an advocate to practise law in India. The petition seeks the quashing of the BCI’s resolution terming it as illegal and a violation of the Supreme Court order. When the Chief Justice refused to grant interim injunction and asked the students to appear for the examination, Mohan Jaykar, counsel for the students, said: “If the students appear then it would amount to accepting the resolution.”
Besides, the study material for the examination is also not available, said Jaykar.
Any student who completes the five-year LLB course will have to appear for the All India Bar Examination. Before the resolution, the law graduates would immediately be entitled to practice in courts on clearing the final examination of the five-year law course.