List of Foreign Universities Whose Law Degrees are Recognised By BCI

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: August 07, 2020

A law degree obtained from a foreign university enjoys recognition only if it meets the conditions laid down by the BCI. Scroll through to find the complete list of foreign universities that offer BCI-recognised law degrees.

List of Foreign Universities Whose Law Degrees are Recognized By BCI

Looking forward to pursuing a law degree overseas? Well, a number of Indian students wonder whether studying abroad would be the ideal option to pursue higher education in law and if a law degree from a foreign university would be recognised in India.

Although studying law abroad might have its own complications, they can be done away with if the degree is obtained from a university recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Law degrees obtained from foreign universities may vary from each other. For instance, in the United States, a degree of Juris Doctor is offered instead of Bachelor of Law or LL.B in India. 

In the field of law, a degree from a university abroad will enjoy recognition only if it meets the conditions laid down by BCI. Keeping this in mind, it is imperative that aspirants glance through the list of foreign universities offering law degrees that are recognised by the regulatory body. 

Conditions for Law Degrees from Foreign Universities

Here are the conditions based on which law degrees from foreign universities are recognised by the BCI: 

  • It must be an integrated programme offered after 10+2 or 11+1 or a second stage degree offered after graduation.

  • The duration of the programme must not be less than three years (if taken after graduation) or five years (if taken after 10+2/ 11+1).

  • It must be a regular course of study offered at a university or a Centre of Legal Education affiliated to a university.

  • The programme must comprise subjects which are prescribed as compulsory subjects by the BCI. The same shall be on the recommendation of the universities or the centres of legal education at regular intervals.

List of Foreign Universities Whose Law Degrees are Recognised By BCI

Given below are the country-wise lists of universities across the world whose law degrees are recognised by the BCI.

Universities in Australia Whose Law Degrees are Recognised By BCI

Name of the University

Law Degrees Offered

Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne

LL.B

Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane

LL.B three-year degree

School of Law, Bond University, Gold Coast

LL.B three-year degree

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

LL.B three-year degree

The University of South Wales, Sydney

LL.B three-year degree

The Australian National University, Canberra

LL.B three-year degree

University of Adelaide

LL.B

University of Flinders

LL.B

University of Monash

LL.B

University of Southern Cross

LL.B

University of Sydney

LL.B

University of Tasmania

LL.B

University of Technology, Sydney

LL.B

La Trobe City Campus

LL.B

Thomas More Academy of Law, Australian Catholic University

LL.B

TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland

LL.B

School of Law, University of New England

LL.B

School of Law, University of Wollongong

LL.B

UNSW Law, UNSW

LL.B

School of Law, Murdoch University

LL.B

University of South Australia

LL.B

Universities in the US Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degrees) Offered

Cornell Law School

Doctor of Law Degree (J. D.)

University Of Texas

Degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence 

Georgetown University

Juris Doctor 

South Western University 

Juris Doctor

University Of Michigan

Juris Doctor 

Syracuse University College Of Law, New York, USA

Juris Doctor

Marshall The School of Law of the College Of William And Mary, Virginia, USA 

Juris Doctor

Cleveland-Marshall College Of Law, Cleveland State University 

Juris Doctor

Widener University School Of Law, Wilmington

LL.B. Degree

University Of Wisconsin

Juris Doctor

University Of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia

LL.B

Fordham University, New York 

Juris Doctor

University Of California, Berkeley

3-year law degree (Juris Doctor)

School Of Law, Santa Clara University, California 

Juris Doctor Programme

School Of Law, Loyola University, Chicago

Juris Doctor

School Of Law, Hofstra University, New York

Juris Doctor

Universities in UK Whose Law Degrees are Recognized By BCI

Name of the University

Degree(s) Offered

Leicester University

LL.B

Inns of Courts School of Law

Three-year law course

Council for National Academic Awards

B.A. Degree in Law and LL.B (Hons.) 

Buckingham University

LL.B

Hull University

LL.B

City University of London

Pending

Leeds University

LL.B

Oxford University

LL.B

London University

LL.B

Thames Valley University

LL.B (Hons.)

Cambridge University

B.A. Degree in Law

University of Birmingham

LL.B

University of Wales College of Cardiff

LL.B

University of Hertfordshire

LL.B (Hons.)

University of Lancaster

LL.B

University of Liverpool

LL.B

University of Durham

LL.B

University of Bristol

LL.B

University of Warwick

LL.B

Nottingham University

LL.B (Hons.)

East Anglia University

LL.B (Hons.)

Bangor University

LL.B

University of Manchester

LL.B

The University of Wolverhampton School of Legal Studies

LL.B (Hons.)

Kingston University

LL.B

Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury

LL.B (Hons.)

School of Law, University of Sheffield, U.K.

LL.B (Hons.)

School of Law, University of Southampton

LL.B (Hons.)

School of Law, University of East London

LL.B (Hons.)

Brunel Law School, Brunel University, West London

LL.B

University of Westminster

LL.B

Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Three-year and five-year undergraduate law courses 

School of Law, Birmingham City University

LL.B (Hons.)

School of Law, Swansea University, Swansea, U.K.

Law Degree LL.B. (Hons.)

Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Three-year graduate-entry LL.B.(Hons.) Senior Status/LPC and 6-year undergraduate entry 

B. A.(Hons.) Combined law subject and LL.B. (Hons.) Senior Status/LPC 

BPP University College, London

Law Degree

School of Law, University of Exeter, UK

Law Degrees

School of Law, University of Northampton, UK

LL.B

School of Law, University of Reading, UK

LL.B (Hons.)

Prifysgol Aberystwyth University- Department Of Law And Criminology, Anglais Campus, Ceredigion Wales, UK

LL.B

Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

LL.B

School of Law, Sussex University, Brighton, UK

Three year LLB (Hons)

Law School, University Of Bristol, Bristol, UK 

Three year LLB (Hons)

Universities in Bangladesh Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Dacca University

Degree of Law

Rajshahi University

Degree of Law

Chittagong University

LL.B

Universities in Canada Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Saskatchewan University

LL.B

The University of Windsor, Ontario

LL.B

University of Alberta

LL.B

Also Read: Difference Between a Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Law (LLM) - Check Insights Here

Universities in France Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Law School, University of Nanterre, LA Defense, Paris

LLB (Hons) 

Also Read: Difference Between a Juris Doctor (JD) and Bachelors of Law (LLB) - Check Insights Here

Universities in Ireland Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

School of Law, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Three-year and four-year Law degrees 

UCD Sutherland School of Law, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Three-year LLB degree

Universities in Myanmar Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Rangoon University

Degree in Law

B. L. Degree (taken in 1957)

Degree in Law 

Universities in Nepal Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Tribhuvan University

LL.B

Universities in Pakistan Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Karachi University

LL.B

University of Sindh

Degree in Law

Punjab University, Lahore

Degree in Law

Universities in Poland Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

University of Staphen Batroi, Irwilus

Master of Law (Magister Juris)

Universities in South Korea Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Handong International Law School, Handong Global University, Pohang, South Korea

Master of Law Degree

Universities in Singapore Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

University of Singapore

Degree in Law

Universities in Uganda Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

Makerere University, Kampala

LL.B

Universities in Zambia Whose Law Degrees are Recognised by BCI

Name of the University

Degree Offered

University Of Zambia 

LL.B Degree

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