The Bar Council of India (BCI) has issued a circular that revised the age criteria for candidates seeking admission for legal education in three –year and five –year law programmes. The standards set by BCI for Legal Education Rules 2008 states that the maximum age for seeking admission in the five-year integrated LLB course is 20 years and for the three-year graduate course is 30.
The state government has come up with the decision that the age criteria for this year’s law admission will be relaxed and will be followed from next year admissions.
As per reports, the state government’s brochure for law admissions did not have age criteria section included in it. However, it was added later after BCI’s insisted on adding it when over-aged aspirants were given admission in it.
But this year’s admission will bring in issues for the aspirants to practice law as BCI has warned all the law colleges that over aged students will not get a chance to practice law as license will not be granted to them.