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FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES


RECOGNIZED BY THE BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA

Serial Number & Country Name

Name of the University

Resolution No.

Degrees in Law

1. AUSTRALIA

(a). UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Item.No.83/2001(LE)
LE. Mtg. 5th Oct., 2001.

LL. B. Degree

 

(b) NATHAN CAMPUS, GRIFFTH UNIVERSITY, BRISBANE

74/2006

LL. B. three year Degree

 

(c) SCHOOL OF LAW, BOND UNIVERSITY, GOLD COST

74/2006

LL. B. three year Degree

 

(d) QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, BRISBANE

74/2006

LL. B. three year Degree

 

(e) THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY

74/2006

LL. B. three year Degree

 

(f) THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIV., CANBERRA

74/2006

LL. B. three year Degree

2. BANGLADESH
[Earstwhile East Pakistan and now Bangladesh]

(a). RAJASHAHI UNIVERSITY

48/1965

Degree in Law

 

(b). DACCA UNIVERSITY

48/1965

Degree in Law

 

(c). CHITTAGONG UNIVERSITY

11/1976 (LE)

LL. B. Degree

3. CANADA

(a). SASKAT CHEWAN UNIVERSITY

82/1982

LL. B. Degree

 

(b). UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

102/1991

LL. B. Degree

 

(c). UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR, ONTARIO

Item. No. 23/2006(LE)

LL. B. Degree

4. MYANMAR [Earstwhile Barmah]

RANGOON UNIVERSITY

(a) 45/1965

Degree in Law (prior to 4.1.48)

 

 

(b) 105/1972

 B. L. Degree (taken in 1957)

 

 

(c) 79/1973

Degree in Law

5. NEPAL

TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY

(a). 38/1966

Law Degree

 

 

(b). 162/1967

Law Degree

 

 

(c). 26/1976 (LE)

Law Degree

 

 

(d). 5/1978(LE)

Law Degree

 

 

(e). Item. No19/1987 (LE)

LL. B. Degree

6. PAKISTAN

(a). KARACHI UNIVERSITY

46/1971

LL. B. Degree

 

(b). PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, LAHORE

76/1966

Degree in Law

 

(c). UNIVERSITY OF SIND

100/1969

Degree in Law

7. POLAND

UNIVERSITY OF STAPHEN BATROI, IRWILUS

17/1974

Master of Law (Magister Juris)

8. SINGAPORE

UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

100/1969

Degree in Law

9. SOUTH KOREA

HANDONG INTERNATIONAL LAW SCHOOL, HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITY, POHANG, SOUTH KOREA

Item No. 55/2007(LE)

Master of Law Degree

10. UGANDA

MAKARERE UNIVERSITY, KAMPALA

18/1974

LL. B. Degree

11. UNITED KINGDOM

(a). BUCKINGHAM UNIVERSITY

68/1993

LL.B. Degree

 

(b). CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

96/1980

Diploma in Law

 

(c). COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS

86/1978 &
14/1990

B.A. Degree in Law &
LL.B. (Hons.) Degree

 

(d). HULL UNIVERSITY

21/1990

LL.B. Degree

 

(e). INNS OF COURTS SCHOOL OF LAW

68/1978

Three Year law course

 

(f). LEEDS UNIVERSITY

41/1972

LL.B. Degree

 

(g). LEICESTER UNIVERSITY

Item. No. 56/2001(LE)Le.
Mtg. 31st May & 1st June, 2001

LL.B. Degree

 

(h). LONDON UNIVERSITY

(a) 4A/1970
37/1983

LL.B. Degree

 

 

(b). 15/1990

LL.B. Degree
(External)
Prior to 10th & 11th February, 199

 

(i). OXFORD UNIVERSITY

116/1969

LL.B. Degree

 

(j). CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

116/1969

B.A. Degree in Law

 

(k). THAMES VALLEY UNIVERSITY

47/2000

LL.B. (Hons.) Degree

 

(l). UNIVERSITY OF WALES COLLEGE OF CARDIFF

(a) 17/1988

LL.B. Degree

 

 

(b) 21/1991 (modification of 17/1988)

LL.B. Degree

 

(m). UNIVERSITY OF BRIMINGHAM

14/1990

LL.B. Degree

 

(n). UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

14/1990

LL.B. Degree

 

(o). UNIVERSITY OF HEARTFORDSHIRE

43/2000

LL.B. (Hons.) Degree

 

(p). UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

46/2000

LL.B. Degree

 

(q). UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

19/2001

LL.B. Degree

 

(r). UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Item. No. 27/2001(LE)
LE. Mtg. 30th March, 2001

LL.B. Degree

 

(s). UNIVERSITY OD BRISTOL

Item No. 24/2006 (LE)

LL.B. Degree

 

(t). EAST ANGLIA UNIVERSITY

Item No. 38/2006 (LE)

LL.B. (Hons.) Degree

 

(u). NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY

Item No. 108/2007 (LE)

LL.B. (Hons.) Degree

 

(v). UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Item No. 7/2008 (LE)

LL.B. Degree

12. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

(a). CORNELL LAW SCHOOL

16/1988

Doctor of Law Degree (J.D.)

 

(b). GEORGE TOWN UNIVERSITY

44/2000

Juris Doctor Degree

 

(c). SOUTH WESTERN UNIVERSITY

98/1988

Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.)

 

(d). UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

87/1993

Juris Doctor Degree

 

(e). UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

42/2000

Degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence

 

(f). MARSHALL THE SCHOOL OF LAW OF THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, VIRGINIA, USA

Item. No. 22/2006(LE)

Juris Doctor

 

(g). SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, NEW YORK, USA

Item No. 54/2007 (LE)

Juris Doctor

13. ZAMBIA

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA

46/1980

LL. B. Degree

 

Syllabus for Bar Council qualifying examination for Indian Nationals holding foreign Law Degrees

The examination will consist of six papers covering certain aspects of substantive and procedural laws essential for every legal practitioner licensed to practice in India. The standard of examination will be that of the law courses in Universities recognised by the Bar Council of India.

Each paper will be of three hours duration consisting of five of six questions to be answered in English. For procedural subjects, consultation of bare acts in answering questions is permissible. Questions will be both descriptive theory based as well as problem type short answer ones.


            The tentative syllabi of the six papers are as given below :-

PART - I : SUBSTANTIVE LAW PAPERS

Paper I : Indian Legal System and the Constitution of India

The Legal System will comprise of the legal and constitutional history of India during the British period and the making of the Indian Constitution.

            The module on Constitution of India will include the structure of Government, the basic features of the Constitution, the bill of rights. Centre - State relations, the union judiciary including central tribunals and the system of democratic decentralisation.

Recommended Readings :

Constitution of India by H. M. Sreevai or D. D. Basu 
Legal History of India - by Justice Rama Jois
Legal History of India - by M. P. Jain


Paper II : Family ( Personal Laws of India )

            This paper will include the law relating to marriage, separation, divorce, maintenance, custody of children, adoption, inheritance and succession, which are spread in both customary law and statutory law. Apart from Secular Statutes like Special Marriage Act and the law of maintenance under Criminal Procedure Code, the paper will expect the examinees to be familiar with the religion based personal laws on all the above topics of Hindus and Muslims, the major religious groups in India.

Recommended Readings :

Hindu Law - by Tahir Mahmood
Muslim Law - by Tahir Mahmood


Paper III. Environmental and Consumer Laws

            This paper is intended to test the familiarity of the candidate with the Indian environmental law regime evolved mostly through statutes enacted in the last 25 years and cases decided by the Courts in the recent past.

            Similarly, the candidates are expected to be familiar with the consumer Protection Act and its provisions which are increasingly becoming a major part of litigation in India

Recommended Readings :

Environmental Law - by Shyam Divan & Armin
Resencranz O. U. P. (2000)
Consumer Protection Act.

PART II : PROCEDURAL LAWS

Paper IV : Criminal Procedure Code and Criminal Evidence

            Basic understanding of the structure of criminal courts and the various stages of a criminal proceeding is what is expected in this paper. Similarly, the law of evidence as contained in the Indian Evidence Act and as applicable to criminal proceeding will be examined in this paper.

Recommended Reading:

The Criminal Procedure Code
The Evidence Act


Paper V : Civil Procedure Code and Transfer of Property Act.

            In the field of civil litigation, the controlling statute is the Civil Procedure Code and the relevant provisions of the Evidence Act. The hierarchy of courts and their jurisdiction as well as the procedure for conduct of trials are spelt out in the Sections and orders of the Code.

            A related matter on which basic knowledge is essential for every practicing lawyer late to the transfer of immovable property for which the law is laid down in the Transfer of Property Act.

Recommended Readings :

The Civil Procedure Code
The Evidence Act
The Transfer of Property Act


Paper VI : The Indian Legal Prodfession and Code of Ethics

            The sixth paper in the Bar Council examination relates to the structure, conduct and management of the Legal profession. Basically, it expects an understanding of the Indian Advocates Act, 1961 and the Rules framed thereunder by the Bar Council of India. The Rules of Supreme Court and High Court relevant to legal practice are also part of syllabus. Finally, the law of contempt of court in India is also to be studied in this regard.

Recommended Readings:


Advocates Act, 1961
Bar Council of India Rules
Contempt of Courts Act

 

 

FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES

 

RECOGNIZED BY THE BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 22ND AND

 

23RD AUGUST 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY NAME                                              DEGREE

 

 

 

1. BANGOR UNIVERSITY                                             LL.B Degree

 

 

 

2. KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON                         LL.B. DEGREE

 

 

 

3. UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON                       LL.B. (HONS.) DEGREE

 

    SCHOOL OF LEGAL STUDIES

 

 

 

4. SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY                               LL.B.(HONS.) DEGREE

 

    OF SHEFFIELD               

 

 

 

5. KENT LAW SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY                          LLB DEGREE (H)

 

    OF KENT, CANTERBURY

 

 

 

6. SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF                         LLB DEGREE (H)

 

     EAST LONDON

 

 

 

7. SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF                         LLB DEGREE (H)

 

    SOUTHAMPTON

 

 

 

8. UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINISTER                        LL.B. DEGREE

 

 

 

9. BURNEL LAW SCHOOL, BRUNEL                        LL.B. DEGREE

 

     UNIVERSITY, WEST LONDON

 

 

 

10. SCHOOL OF LAW, BIRMINGHAM                     LL.B.(HONS.) DEGREE

 

      CITY UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

Conditions:

 

 

 

(a)Three years’ LLB degree only if taken after a three years’ bachelor degree course in any subject ( that is after obtaining BA / BSc /BCom /BBA); or

 

 

 

(b) Three Years’ LL.B. course followed immediately by 1 year whole time LPC/BVC and followed by a contract of service with a Law Firm for two years to be entitled to be enrolled as a solicitor or take pupilage for a year in a Chamber of a qualified Barrister to be a Master, or

 

 

 

(c) Four Years’ of LLB jointly with another subject like Finance, Accounts, Management or a Language to be immediately followed by one year full time LPC/BVC from a College of Inns of courts/ Solicitors Society or a Master degree in Law. 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY NAME                                                                      DEGREE

 

 

 

1. WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL                                          LL.B. DEGREE

 

     OF LAW, WILMINGTON

 

 

 

2. CLEVELAND-MARSHALL COLLEGE OF LAW,                      J.D. DEGREE

 

     CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

3. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW                                LL.B. DEGREE

 

     SCHOOL, PHILADELPHIA

 

 

 

4. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN,                                             J. D. DEGREE 

 

 

 

5. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY                          3 YEAR LAW DEGREE 

 

                                                                                            (JURIES DOCTOR)

 

 

 

6. FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK                                 J. D. DEGREE 

 

 

 

7. SCHOOL OF LAW, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY                      DEGREE OF

 

    CHICAGO                                                              JURIS DOCTOR

 

 

 

8. SCHOOL OF LAW, SANTA CLARA                              JURIES DOCTOR   

 

    UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA                                        PROGRAMME

 

 

 

9. SCHOOL OF LAW, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY,                   JURIS DOCTOR

 

     NEW YORK

 

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