Practicing in India: Recognition of Foreign Law Degrees
Ever wonder about the procedure for getting your foreign Ll. B. degree recognised in India? Ever thought about studying law abroad to get the international exposure, but were confused whether you could come back to India and practice after that? Here’s what the Bar Council of India has to say about this issue;
The Bar Council of India recognises degrees from certain colleges outside India. For a full list of these degrees, and the relevant notification, click here. 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
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
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.