Accreditation of Legal Education in India: Crucial Issues



The Bar council of India (BCI) had to struggle with the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India to retain hold over ‘laying down standards for legal education’ recognized as eligibility qualification for enrolment of Advocates. Many Commissions on Legal Education have come out listing the failure of BCI in the matter of maintaining standards. In the wake of its failure on several fronts, it will not be justified to retain BCI as one of the agencies to assess and accredit legal education programmes and there is need to have multiple agencies that are recognised and monitored for accrediting legal education programmes in India.

Key words: Bar Council of India, Legal education standards, accreditation,

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