Chairman of the Bar Counsel of India nears end of term

April 16, 2012 The Chairman of the Bar Counsel of India is set to end his current term on 16 April without seeking re-election. Ashok Parija took over the role from former chair Gopal Subramanium in 2011, and during his tenure he has closed around 100 law schools under an initiative that sought to consolidate the provision of legal education across india.

The initiative was begun by Subramanium, who had the goal of reducing the number of law schools in India to 175. According to Parija there are still around 800 law schools in the country.


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