IMPROVING LEGAL EDUCATION
Commission of India has undertaken a study of reviewing the Advocates
Act, 1961 for improving the standards of legal education and the
legal profession. The review by the Commission is in terms of
its reference to revise and simplify the Central Acts.
this connection, the Law Commission has prepared a Working Paper
on the subject and circulated the same to various persons and
organisations concerned including the Supreme
Court, High Courts, the Bar
of India, Bar Councils of the States, various Bar Associations
and others concerned to elicit their views on
The study of the
Law Commission includes legal education, professional training,
professional competence, social responsibility, entry of foreign
legal consultants, liberalization of legal practice, management
and development of profession. The Working Paper also includes
study of ills of legal profession, its remedy and discipline.
In short, the study of the subject is aimed at improving general
standards of legal profession.
At present, the
Law Commission is in the process of receiving responses from various
quarters. Its report is expected in due course of time.