(News) CBSE has decided to introduce legal studies in classes XI and XII from the coming academic year

CBSE has decided to introduce legal studies in classes XI and XII from the coming academic year

Aspiring lawyers can now start studying law in school itself. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce legal studies in classes XI and XII from the coming academic year, as a pilot project in 200 schools in India and abroad.

These schools will offer legal studies as an elective subject that students can opt for along with three other elective subjects and a language. The subject is expected to be popular among students from both humanities and commerce streams who aim to compete for admissions to the five-year integrated law programme.

 "It will empower students of 21st century and open new career avenues for them in law. After a lot of brainstorming with scholars and experts, the board has decided to offer legal studies at class XI level from 2013-14. The course in the first year will be a pilot run on first-come, first-served basis. Based on the response, we will offer it to the rest of our affiliated schools," said CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi.

The board in its letter dated April 5, 2013 has written to schools interested in offering this course to their students to submit their expression of interest by April 20.

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Courtesy: Times of India