Yesterday brought a good news for the fresh law graduates of DU (Delhi University). The BCI (Bar Council of India) has permitted immediate law graduates of DU to enrol themselves as advocates 'provisionally'.
The BCI recently issued a letter to the Secretary of the Delhi Bar Council which stated that the said enrolment of the advocates would be on a provisional basis and the final decision would depend upon the outcome of the meeting between the BCI and the legal education committee.
This comes after the BCI announced that it would derecognize the law course offered by DU as the latter did not bother to seek an extension for the purpose of affiliation of 3 centres, viz. Law Centre 1 & 2 and Campus Law Centre.
The letter from the BCI to the Delhi Bar Council is seen as a response to the letter sent to the BCI by its Delhi counterpart on 16th October, requesting the BCI to reconsider its earlier decision of derecognizing DU's law graduates.
The letter said "The students who have been admitted in the year 2011-12 and passed out in the year 2013-14 from Campus Law Centre, Law Centre I and Law Centre II of the Delhi University are allowed to be enrolled as advocates provisionally subject to the outcome of the decision of the Legal Education Committee and Bar Council of India in forthcoming meeting,"
The 16th October letter from Delhi Bar Council to the BCI pleaded the BCI to not punish the law graduates as they are not the ones at fault.