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Hamilton Alexander (Consultant)     12 November 2012

Age limit for doing llb

Can someone share the contact details of advocates who are taking up the Upper Age limit case in SC.


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Hamilton Alexander (Consultant)     12 November 2012

Read here that a Bar has rejected a successful LLB student from enrolling as an advocate citing age restriction. Since that board has restricted only experts to record the replies, i'm posting my views here:



There seems to be a serious problem with logical interpretation in the above move. If the age restriction has to be in place, the same has to start from the college/university which are being approved by the BCI. The screening process should start from the college. The rules of the game should not be altered after the game has begun.


If the university allows (based on the stay) a person to complete the course successfully, the logical extension runs there and he becomes eligible for enrolment too. How come this confusion? Looks like someone who doesn’t apply logic has taken a call in this case. The concerned student should get hold of those lawyers who are presenting this case in SC and pray for appropriate directions from SC to the BCI in this regard.


Also, there are many experts (areas like Labour, Sales Tax, etc) in government departments (as well as private) who would like to take voluntary retirement after 20 years of service. Having practice in that area will help them present the case in a better manner in the courts. They might like to qualify in Law and take up such specialised practice after 40. They still can manage another 20-25 years of productive legal service. Why BCI should close the door for such professionals.


Also knowledge can be acquired at any age and propagated at any age too. We see many completing their doctorate in their 50s and contributing to breakthrough research thereafter. Considering all these, BCI should withdraw its appeal in SC and help propagate knowledge than such back stabbing actions.


If someone can provide me with the contact details of the those advocates who are defending the students in SC, I can provide them more points to defend the student community effectively.

Hamilton Alexander (Consultant)     13 November 2012

The constitution specifies only the entry age limit for 'law makers' (ie MPs). It does not specify any upper age limit for these law makers. If the law makers can enter the parliament at ANY age, why not the law interpreters (ie the legal community)? This BCI move to impose age bar is against the spirit of constitution. This move curtails knowledge dissemination. Such move also closes options for people in Short Service Commissions.


Hope these points are put forth to SC and BCI and this move on age restriction stalled immediately.

Hamilton Alexander (Consultant)     13 November 2012


As people age and gain more experience/exposure, their comprehending and interpretation skill increases.

Apropos, Legal profession being one which lays emphasis on interpretation/comprehension should be a welcome profession for lateral entrants. So don't close the door for such value contributors...

Sweety Singhal (student)     22 November 2012


can anyone suggest me about the law institutes from which i can do LLB.

thank u

Sundari (Sr.Executive)     27 May 2013

I am 40 years old. I would like to pursue my career in LLB as lateral entry. I don't the real age limit for applying LLB. Is any one helps me. It would be been great help.  I am IT professional who hold MBA and I want help the needy to get justice. 


Any suggestions highly appreciated.

sreenath cochin (advocate)     29 May 2013

some universities prescribes age limit for admin purposes for llb.you can do a three year lb as you have got a degree and a pg. to my knowledge, there is nothing called "lateral entry" in any of law colleges.you will have to do a 3 yr regular llb course

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