Sri Lanka Law College and Attorney at Law Entrance examination

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The Sri Lanka Law College is the the oldest institution for training of professionals in the country. It has trained almost all the lawyers in Sri Lanka and it is the only gateway to the legal profession in the country. Open Universiy also offers Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.

Admissions

There are three main channels of admission to the College.
(1) Direct admission of those who qualify via Law Entrance Examination for admission. The minimum academic qualification recognised for admission is four passes in the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination and credit passes in Sinhala/Tamil in the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination. The entrance examination is highly competitive and only a limited number gain admission on the results of this examination.




(2) Admission of Law graduates of Sri Lankan and foreign Universities – LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) Degree holders from either the University of Colombo or the Open University of Sri Lanka can enter this way. These Law graduates need not sit the entrance examination and they are also exempted from taking the first and second year examinations. They only need to take the final examination at the Law College.

(3) Admission of members of the legal profession of commonwealth countries

The Attorneys at Law course at the Law College is of 3 years duration except for the law graduates as above referred to. On passing the final examination students have to undergo an apprenticeship of six
months under a lawyer of at least 8 years standing and follow a practical training course
conducted by the Law College with the assistance of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka
and their senior members.

Law Entrance Examination

The CLE (Council of Legal Education) conducts an entrance examination each year for eligible persons, for selection of students to Law College. The examination consists of a written test of 2 hours duration, titled “Background to the Law.”

The syllabus for the test consists of:

(a) Nature of Law – role and function of law in society;
(b) Sources of Law – evolution of the Legal system of Sri Lanka;
(c) Constitution – a general knowledge of the main features of the
Constitution of the Democratic socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the powers and of the Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary;
(d) Current Socio-legal Issues – including functions, training and skills required of a lawyer.

The Brochure, the Application Form and the Course Book may be obtained from the College on payment of the requisite fee during the times specified in the Press advertisement announcing the acceptance of applications for the Entrance Examination, which is usually published in March/April of each year.

The Law College does not offer any courses to prepare students for the Entrance Examination, but there are classes conducted by different private institutes.

General Information
Address : 244 Hulftsdorp Street, Colombo 12 P.O. Box Address. P.O. Box 1501, Colombo

Telephone # 94-1-473119, 323759. Fax: 94-1-385847 E – mail : <locwal@slt.lk>

For details visit Law College Official web site

Related:
Open University | Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Courses you can do after A/L
External Degrees
CIMA


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Hiran

University Senior Lecturer at University of Sri Jayewardenepra, Sri Lanka

113 Comments

  1. Premila August 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm - 

    Sir
    I want law enterance exam passpapers pls send me this is my kindly request

  2. Vishvani June 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm - 

    Dear sir, I would like to enter to the law college and i want to know that am i able to do it while doing a BSc degree at a government university ?

  3. AHAMED SAREEJ October 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm - 

    DEAR SIR ,

    I LIKE TO CARRY ON MY EXTERNEL DEGREE ON LLB IN UR UNNIVERSITY CAN U KNOW THE FEES THAT UR ALLOCATING FOR THUS COURS PLZ REPLY ME SOON

  4. dananjaya October 22, 2013 at 11:27 am - 

    Sir

    How to entrance law faculty

  5. Hiran July 17, 2012 at 7:55 am - 

    Contact private insitutiions in Sri Lanka which offer Law degrees, or contact British council for London degree details.

  6. Kumara July 7, 2012 at 8:52 am - 

    Dear sir …
    i am planing to do a LLB in london .but i have no idia wich universitys are acceptalble.
    i think it doesnt mean srillanka Law college accepting any LLB digree.

    mainly i need to chose a proper collge or university.
    pls help me..
    many thanks

  7. Nafrisha April 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm - 

    Respected Sir,
    how can I get an appointment for law college? Please send the reply, as soon as possible.
    Thank you.

  8. nayomi March 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm - 

    dear sir
    can you send me last 4 years past papers

  9. Nethu December 7, 2011 at 8:59 am - 

    Dear Sir,

    Can you please tell me when will be the results are out in 2011 exam? When will our Academic year star?

    please reply this as soon as possible..

    Thank you…

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