LLB courses to last for five years

PBC issues new rules for 28 law colleges, universities

Hasnaat Malik January 23, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: Students wishing to enrol in the country’s law schools would now have to study LLB for five years, according to the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).

In an effort to improve the standard of legal education, the PBC has issued new rules for 28 colleges and universities across the country.

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The regulatory body promulgates rules to the educational institutions offering law courses and has the authority to derecognise the degrees of the colleges and universities that defy its orders.

PBC Secretary Muhammad Arshad has written to the registrars of all the 28 educational institutions offering legal courses, highlighting the salient features of the newly promulgated Pakistan Bar Council Legal Education Rules 2015.

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Arshad’s letter says the bar council’s move is fuelled by the deteriorating standard and quality of legal education and the sudden growth of law colleges.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2016.

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Haji Atiya | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Sodomite: Well, at least, they would then know that they would be breaking the law and not be doing it out of blissful ignorance.
Sodomite | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend The idea is to become proficient in law by studying law, pass exams and then become an honest practitioner protecting the people from illegalities. Giving them 5 years is tantamount to their learning how break the law, delay proceedings in court and o rip-off people and the state while enriching themselves.
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