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

a. 25
b. 26
c. 29
d. 30

Only 30 years old and below can now study law: Bar CouncilBar 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.

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