find the latest legal job
Corporate/Commercial Lawyers (2-5 years PAE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Specialist commercial law firm · Long-term career progression
View details
Graduate Lawyer / Up to 1.5 yr PAE Lawyer
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Mentoring Opportunity in Regional QLD · Personal Injury Law
View details
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Full time · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
Legal education on Indian roundtable menu

Legal education on Indian roundtable menu

A delegation of lawyers from the Bar Council of India has descended on Canberra to gain an insight into Australia's legal education system.The high-level delegation is participating in a Legal…

A delegation of lawyers from the Bar Council of India has descended on Canberra to gain an insight into Australia's legal education system.

The high-level delegation is participating in a Legal Education Roundtable, jointly arranged by the Law Council, the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) and the Attorney-General's International Legal Services Advisory Council (ILSAC).

Held at the Australian National University, the Roundtable will allow Indian and Australian lawyers to discuss matters of mutual interest relating to legal education.

According to the Law Council, one of the primary aims of the delegation's visit is to promote understanding of legal education, pinpoint issues existing between the Bar Council of India and Australian educational institutions, and seek formal recognition by the Bar Council of India of degrees gained from seven Australian law schools.

It is also hoped the visit will facilitate the exchange of views in relation to professional standards and practice, cross-border legal practice, foreign lawyers and other legal issues.

The delegation is being led by the Bar Council of India's chairman and Solicitor-General of India, Gopal Subramanium, and Law Council president Glenn Ferguson said he was honoured to welcome the delegation to Australia.

"The Bar Council of India and the Law Council share many common goals including a shared interest in and desire for improving the quality of legal education - and that is largely why we are here today," he said.

The Bar Council's visit is jointly sponsored by CALD, ILSAC, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWRR) and the Australia-India Council (AIC).

"The partnership between the legal profession, CALD and the Federal Government demonstrates the importance of study visits like this one," said Ferguson.

"The visit by the Bar Council and high-ranking Indian Government officials is made more important by the recent release of the Australia-India Free Trade Agreement Joint Feasibility Study."

The delegation intends to visit the Law Council tomorrow, followed by meetings across the country with members of the judiciary, government and academia, and will also attend a Legal Services Roundtable in Sydney on 22 June.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Legal education on Indian roundtable menu
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Papua New Guinea flag
Dec 14 2017
World-first mining case launched in PNG
Citizens of Papua New Guinea have launched landmark legal proceedings against the country’s govern...
Dec 14 2017
Punishing offenders twice pointless, politicians warned
The president of the Law Society of NSW has warned legislators from other states about adopting cont...
Dec 13 2017
Young humanitarian lawyer California-bound
A young Australian lawyer will be travelling to the US next year for a prestigious nine-month study ...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...