Setting standards for legal education around he world

October 21, 2010 Legal educators from India, China, Japan and France spoke at Harvard Law School last, discussing the challenges they face in regulating the number of law students and the quality of legal education in their respective countries.

Professor Zhang Qi of Peking University Law School said that the number of registered law students in China has increased by 200% in the last 30 years to around 787,000 students, and that there has been a real decline in the quality of legal education as more schools pop up.

Similar concerns were expressed by C. Raj Kumar, dean of Jindal Global Law School in Haryana, India. Kumar said that: "Mediocrity is institutionalized in the Indian bar", but that there are changes afoot to try to remedy the problem, including the introduction of an entrance exam.


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