LAWFUEL – It may have been 60 years since the British left India, but British law students are returning to the sub-continent for legal experience in ever-increasing numbers.
British law students from such acclaimed law schools as the London School of Economics, Queen’s Marry College, and Cambridge Law Faculty are seeking first-hand experience in India.
The fact that India and United Kingdom share a common law system has also helped as British students do not find difficulty in adapting to the Indian judicial system, the Times of India reports.
A first year law student from London School of Economics Kilian Die-Cingne, who has joined senior advocate A N Haksar, said for the similarity between the Indian and British judicial system and the latter’s legacy, he had hardly noticed any difference.
“India is very convenient for UK law students due to the common law system. There hardly seems to be any difference between the two countries,” Kilian said. He is here for a two-month internship.
Senior advocates in India are equivalent to the Barristers in UK and impart similar experience, Kilian added.