THe BCI (Bar Council of India) has recently created a YouTube channel for itself.
Although the chairman of the BCI, Manan Kumar Mishra, spoke about solidarity among lawyers, he didn’t emphasize the syllabus and quality-based assessments of students, rather than using a numeric assessment in while marking.
The BCI hasn’t rolled out any vision to improve legal education, which is necessary after the NEP (national education policy, 2020). The NEP has left the prerogative of legal education to the BCI. The BCI is yet to release its reorganisation plan to co-ordinate all the organisations under it and develop legal education.
The BCI also needs to improve its website and logo, to make sure that it meets the demanding skill of legal education in the 21st century. What’s also important is its institutional regulations and whether the regulations can be met by the institutions.
There needs to be a mechanism in place for settling disputes due to de-recognition or recognition of institutions. But, the BCI is still silent on all matters to do with legal universities’ functioning and its regulations.
What is the BCI’s vision to improve legal education? How will they help bridge the gap between classroom learning and the professional industry of law?