A lot of students ask this question, “Can Indian students study Law in the UK or abroad and practise in India?” The answer is YES! But aren’t the laws different in the UK than India? Of course, and this creates a problem for students wishing to practice in some other country.
Since the main concern is Indian students, what do Indian students have to do study law in UK and practise in India?
First of all, Bar Council of India recognises education from many of the foreign universities mainly the top universities. Currently, the Bar Council of India recognises law degree from more than 35 UK Universities, including the Inner Temple from where the Mahatma Gandhi went to study to become a barrister. Mahatma Gandhi is not the only famous Indian political leader who went to study in the UK.
There are, therefore, two different methods of registration for students who complete their LLB degrees from outside India:
For students who complete their LLB degrees from recognised universities:
These students are required to apply for registration to their respective State Bar Councils upon their return to India. The State Bar Councils then forward their applications to the Bar Council of India, which conducts an exam twice a year, on six subjects. Successful candidates are permitted to practice in India.
For students who complete their LLB degrees from non-recognised universities:
These students are required to apply directly to the Bar Council of India for registration. These applications are considered on a case-to-case basis, and, upon approval, these students may be allowed to practice in India.
There are more than 35 recognised universities where you can study Law. To name a few:
- University College London
- University of Oxford
- University of Law
- London School of Economics
- University of Cambridge
- University of York
- Queen Mary University
- Kings College London
- Queen’s University Belfast
- University of Nottingham
- Newcastle University
Advantage of studying Law in the UK
Apart from studying in a diverse international environment, and top-class education; the biggest advantage of studying law in the UK is that it offers a combination of courses. You could study Law and Business Studies, or Law with Social Sciences at the University of Warwick. And it’s not the only university which offers a combination of courses.
To know more about studying law in the UK, and get admission into a top law college, arrange a free consultation with the nearest SI-UK office in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai.