Supreme Court of India on Monday asked Bar Council of India to re-consider the age-limit restriction imposed by it for appearing Common Law Admission Test.
Bar Council had restored Clause 28 of Legal Education Rules, 2008, stipulating the maximum age limit of 20 years for taking admission to the 5-year integrated law degree.
The Bench comprising Justice SA Bobde and Justice Nageswara Rao has asked Bar Council of India to discuss the issue with the representatives of petitioners and resolves it.
The Bench said;
“This is not an adversarial issue. They are consumers and you are providers of legal education, Why can’t you re-consider the issue and fix a reasonable age limit”
The Bench was hearing petitions filed by CLAT aspirants including an orphan from Mumbai challenging the age limt clause.
Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Sanjay Hegde, and advocate Zoheb Hussain appeared ‘pro-bono’ for the petitioners.
The new Bench was constituted by Chief Justice Khehar after Justice Dipak Misra has recused himself from hearing this matter.
The Bench has posted the matter on 28th February for further hearing.