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BCI Constitutes Expert Committee To Decide Evaluation Method For Law Students In Intermediate Semesters

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
2 Jun 2021 8:31 AM GMT
BCI Constitutes Expert Committee To Decide Evaluation Method For Law Students In Intermediate Semesters
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The Bar Council of India has constituted a High Level Expert Committee comprising of 12-members to decide the method of evaluation of law students in intermediate semesters, amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee will be headed by Justice Govind Mathur, former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Convener of the Expert Committee. "Bar Council of...

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The Bar Council of India has constituted a High Level Expert Committee comprising of 12-members to decide the method of evaluation of law students in intermediate semesters, amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Committee will be headed by Justice Govind Mathur, former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Convener of the Expert Committee.

"Bar Council of India's predominant view this year has been to leave this matter with the respective Universities and enable them to take a decision keeping in view the convenience and the situation, the University and Students are placed in", the BCI said.

The decision is taken in view of several requests received by the Council from law students across the country and specific queries made by Prof. (Dr.) Vandana, Dean, Faculty of Law, Delhi University.

Ms. Vandana had had asked the BCI if any general/ specific instructions have been issued in this regard by the body or if anything is in the pipeline for the Law Departments in the Central Universities.

The BCI informed that it had decided not to issue any guideline with regard to holding of examination for intermediate semester or final semester students of Law, in view of the fact that the guidelines issued by it last year were challenged in Courts and some Universities wanted to depart from the guidelines and adopt their own protocol for holding the examination.

However, in view of enquiries pouring in the BCI office, it has decided that a High Level Committee of noted academicians /Vice-Chancellors be constituted and requested to deliberate on this issue and suggest a consensual mode for holding examination/evaluation and promotion for intermediate semester Law Students should be formulated.

The Delhi Court has also taken notice of this development and has observed that the Expert Committee would furnish its report within one week to the BCI, whereupon, BCI would take the final decision. 

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