LHC Defers 5 Years LLB Study Program in Private Colleges
Lahore, Lahore High Court LHC, full bench has deferred the 5 years LLB Study program in the private colleges. The honorable court ordered the universities to restore the evening law classes in their universities. The bench also granted permission to the universities to run the 5 year LLB programs at their principal law colleges.
The bench also made the commission to forward their recommendations and the commission is presided over by the former president of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Anwar Kamal to inspect the quality of education being given by the educational institutes in Punjab. The commission submitted its report mentioning that there is lack of coordination among the universities, Higher Education Commission HEC and the bar councils on the issue of attached law colleges with the universities.
The commission also reported that 5 years program of LLB has some specific anomalies in their syllabus and the courses, which are taught in first two years were not related to law but with the political science, Arabic, English and sociology. The remaining three years syllabus is according to the earlier three years LLB course. When the students choose 5f years program, then there is not exit strategy and the students have to complete their courses of 5 years otherwise, they quit from the course without getting any credit.
It is also requested that the universities be asked to affiliate the law colleges, which meet the minimum standards set by the Pakistan Bar Council.