[Press and Publications] India Recognises Leicester LL.B.



August 2001

No 96

The University of Leicester Department of Law has heard that the Leicester degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is to be recognised by the Bar Council of India.

This means that the Leicester Bachelor of Laws degree, obtained after a three-year course, will be recognised in India as meeting the academic stage of training with a view to enrolment as an advocate, provided that students obtaining the degree have first completed an undergraduate degree in India before joining the LLB degree course at the University of Leicester.

The University of Leicester’s Department of Law is well-known nationally and internationally for the quality of its courses, is consistently ranked in the top ten law schools, and has been cited among the top ten in the country for graduate recruitment by the UK’s leading 100 law firms.

The LLB degree is now recognised as part satisfaction of professional training for qualification as a practising lawyer in Cyprus, India, Israel, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Professor Robin White, Dean of Law, said: “This is very good news. It means we join a select group of law schools whose degrees are recognised by the Bar Council of India, and we have added another country to the list of those which already recognise the University of Leicester’s LLB.”

Note to editors: Further information is available from Professor Robin White, Department of Law, University of Leicester, tel +44 (0)116 252 2345, fax +44 (0)116 252 5023, email wyt@le.ac.uk.


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