LHC Suspends 5 Years Study Program in Colleges of Private Sector

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Lahore, The full bench of Lahore High Court LHC suspended the five year program for Literally Legum Baccalaureus (LLB) degree at the private sector law colleges, which are affiliated with the universities and they also ordered the concerned management to restore the evening law classes. The bench gave the permission to the universities to run 5 years LLB programs at their law colleges. The bench has made the commission to send the recommendations, which will be presided over by the former Lahore High Court Bar Association president, Anwar Kamal to inspect the quality of legal education, which is giving by the educational institutes in Punjab. The commission mentioned that the coordination among the universities and Higher Education Commission is weak and there is also lack of coordination with the bar councils on the issue of attached law colleges. The commission also reported that during the 5 years syllabus, there are some anomalies as the course being taught in first two years was not related to the law and the subjects of political science, English, Arabic, and sociology are being taught.

The commission reported that the syllabus of remaining three years was similar to the earlier three years LLB course and it shows the serious concern on the syllabus and it is highlighted that there was not exit strategy for the candidates, who have chosen 5 years program and they have to complete their program or drop out without getting any credit.

The commission suggested that the universities should be instructed to grant the affiliation to those colleges, who meet the minimum standards, which is set by the Pakistan Bar Council.

 

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