Only 30 years old and below can now study law: Bar Council
Q. Bar Council of India restored the age limit for legal education to what age?- Published on 23 Sep 16
Bar Council of India has restored the limit for legal education in 3 and 5 year programmes following an order by the Madras HC.
- The council's letter mentions that they will have to comply with clause 28 of the Legal Education Rules 2008, which restricts the maximum age for seeking admission in the five-year integrated programme to 20 years and for the three-year one at 30.
- The council has, however, failed to consider earlier orders of the Bombay and Punjab & Haryana HC that had struck down the age limit provision as being unconstitutional say legal experts
- Many students admitted in the three-year programme now do not meet the age criteria
- Earlier BCI had left the decision on the age criteria on the state.
- The state did not implement the criteria as they had not mentioned it in their admission rules for the common entrance test, said an official.
- BCI has not relaxed the age norms, paving the way for hurdles for older students pursuing law.