The High Court of Madras (Madurai Bench) vide its order dated 06.10.2015 in Crl. O.P. (MD) No. 14573 of 2014 in the matter of S. M. Anantha Murugan Vs. the Bar Council of India and Ors. has, inter-alia, directed that “Bar Council of India is to abolish three year Law Degree Course at the earliest and retain only five year Law Degree Course on par with other Professional Courses like Medicine and Engineering, to make the course as a serious one.”
No Committee has been constituted by the Government for this purpose. Further, no proposal from the Bar Council of India has been received in this regard.
This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)
Source: Bombay High Court