Law school mushrooming is not an issue as long as the quality of education is not compromised – Madras HC

While hearing a plea for the creation of rules to reduce the number of pending private law colleges, the Madras Supreme Court noted that the quality of courses should not be compromised in order to create new opportunities.

The bank also noted that the standard of education, which is taught in a few law schools, and their infrastructure need to be examined to verify the promised opportunities.

The State Bar Council, which appeared in court, argued that the respective institutions had taken vigilant and effective action. However, the Bar concluded that this issue could not be adequately addressed if there was no consistency across the country.

The bank agreed to the Bar Association’s submission above, stating that the substance of the law would be reversed if what is not allowed in one state is allowed in the other. If another state allowed free access to such unregulated private institutions, all efforts would be in vain.

The bank was also of the opinion that an order must be passed at the all-Indian level in this regard and that newborn law schools do not create false opportunities and abuse the trust of students who want to devote themselves to the law.

However, the bank declined to remedy the Mandamus brief in the manner requested by the petitioner.

The bank made it clear that an order within Madras state borders would not serve the purpose as it would not be applicable to other states.

The bank gave the petitioner full freedom to appear before the India Bar and to represent himself on the matter within four weeks.

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