University College Dublin (UCD) and The Bar Council of India (BCI) signed a letter of intent on 28th March, 2017 at the headquarters of the Bar Council of India, Delhi.
The Letter of Intent was signed by UCD President, Professor Andrew J Deeks and by the Honourable Chairman, Bar Council of India, Manan Kumar Mishra. This letter formally acknowledges the accreditation of the UCD Sutherland School of Law undergraduate law programmes, by the Bar Council of India.
What UCD management has to say?
At the signing event, the impact of the accreditation was highlighted by University College Dublin President, Professor Andrew J Deeks. He said, "University College Dublin is honoured to receive this prestigious accreditation for UCD's undergraduate law programmes, and we look forward to working with the Bar Council, and to forging new relationships through this unique opportunity"
Professor Colin Scott, College Principal for the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law said, "the partnership with the Bar Council of India will provide international academic experiences to future generations of students, in the knowledge that their qualification will be regarded and accredited at the highest level by the Bar Council of India."
College Principal for the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, Professor Colin Scott and UCD Director for International Affairs, Mr Douglas Proctor, also attended the signing ceremony.
About University College Dublin:
University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland's Global University. Established in 1854 UCD is Ireland's largest and most international university. There are over 30,000 students including 6,000 international students from 127 countries studying in UCD. A public, government-funded institution UCD receives the highest levels of research funding in the country and is ranked within the top 1% of world universities. UCD Sutherland School of Law is ranked amongst the 100 leading law schools in the world and as the top law school in Ireland (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017).
About The Bar Council of India:
The Bar Council of India is a statutory body created by parliament to regulate and represent the Indian bar. They perform the regulatory function by prescribing standards of professional conduct and etiquette and by exercising disciplinary jurisdiction over the bar. They set standards for legal education and grants recognition to Universities whose degree in law will serve as qualification for enrolment as an advocate.
In addition, they perform certain representative functions by protecting the rights, privileges and interests of advocates and through the creation of funds for providing financial assistance to organise welfare schemes for them. The Bar Council of India was established by Parliament under the Advocates Act, 1961.