3-year LLB vi­ola­tive of le­gal ed­u­ca­tion rules: PBC

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

ISLAMABAD—Pak­istan Bar Coun­cil (PBC) has ex­pressed dis­may over ad­ver­tise­ments of some univer­si­ties re­gard­ing ad­mis­sion to three-year LLB pro­gramme for aca­demic year 2016-17.

Chair­ing a meet­ing of Le­gal Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mit­tee of PBC here, its chair­man Muham­mad Shoaib Sha­heen said the three­year LLB pro­gramme was vi­ola­tive of the Pak­istan Bar Coun­cil Le­gal Ed­u­ca­tion Rules, 2015.

He said un­der the rules, the univer­si­ties im­part­ing le­gal ed­u­ca­tion, were re­quired to give ad­mis­sions for aca­demic year 201617 on the ba­sis five-year LLB pro­gramme in­stead of three-year LLB pro­gramme as the lat­ter stood abol­ished af­ter the pro­mul­ga­tion of the ‘Pak­istan Bar Coun­cil Le­gal Ed­u­ca­tion Rules, 2015’ in De­cem­ber, 2015. All the univer­si­ties, he said, were duly in­formed soon af­ter pro­mul­ga­tion of the Rules vide let­ters dated 22-01-2016.

The com­mit­tee called upon all the univer­si­ties im­part­ing le­gal ed­u­ca­tion to en­sure that ad­mis­sion to LLB classes for the aca­demic year 2016-17, must be made on the ba­sis of 5-year LLB pro­gramme, as re­quired un­der the rules and in case of fail­ure on the part of any univer­sity to do so, would ren­der it to an ac­tion which may ex­tend even to its de-recog­ni­tion.

It also ad­vised the stu­dents de­sirous to get ad­mis­sion in LLB classes for the aca­demic year 2016-17 to note that their ad­mis­sion and ac­quir­ing de­gree of 5-year LLB pro­gramme would only make them el­i­gi­ble for en­rol­ment as ad­vo­cate with a bar coun­cil.—APP

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