BCI Notifies Mediation with Conciliation as a compulsory subject for LLB Courses w.e.f the Academic Session of 2020-21

Team SoOLEGAL 17 Aug 2020 4:35pm

BCI Notifies Mediation with Conciliation as a compulsory subject for LLB Courses w.e.f the Academic Session of 2020-21

A notice has been issued by Bar Council of India stating that ‘Mediation with Conciliation’ will be a mandatory subject for the students of every law institutions or universities, and it will take effect from Academic Session 2020-2021. The Council has also stated that this particular subject will be a 45 hours course component in a semester and it is compulsory for both 3 years as well as 5 years law courses and both for Honours and Non Honours degree.

The Council has emphasized on the need to educate students in the "practice" of mediation and conciliation in order to pave the way for changes to the Indian legal system, including the reduction of the pressure on the courts and the rapid and effective settlement of conflicts between parties with various points of contention.

Council has stated  the qualifications which are to be needed for the teachers to teach the subject ‘Mediation with Conciliation’, with consultation with any authority including University Grant Commission. Lawyers who have 10 years of experience with theoretical knowledge and also practical experiences in this particular subject can also apply as a lecturer.

The change comes in the sense of the suspended court working in the midst of the pandemic, which brought Mediation to the fore as a mechanism for dispute resolution.

According to BCI, The Hon’ble Chief Justice of India is eager to know that ‘Mediation with Conciliation will be taught to all LLB students and it will also help in reducing backlog and flood of cases in India.  

Tagged: LLB Courses   Academic Session   BCI   law institutions   law courses   Honours degree   Non Honours degree   Chief Justice of India  
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