A group of Concerned LLB Graduates has triggered moves to place ice on the upcoming entrance examination and interview session of the Ghana School of Law.
The Supreme Court has ruled the examination and interview session are unconstitutional hence the General Legal Council (GLC) must take steps to rectify it.
The LLB graduates are scheduled to write the exams July 14, 2017.
Despite a petition to the Chief Justice to impress on the GLC to call off the exams, the latter said “the Council decided that in line with the terms of the judgment in the above mentioned case, the law school entrance examination scheduled for Friday July 14th would take place as planned.”
“Your petition, which includes among other things a request for automatic admission to the Ghana School of Law, is therefore declined,” the GLC said.
In a writ, the Concerned LLB Graduates said “the admission criteria imposed by the Council in terms of an entrance examination and an interview for admission into the Ghana School of Law since 2015 contravene the provisions of Act 32 and L.I. 1296.”
They insist the GLC must give them automatic admission into the Ghana School of Law.
“A further declaration that plaintiffs and persons with the requisite qualification in terms of law (i.e. Act 32 and L.I. 1296) automatically qualify for admission into the Ghana School of Law. An order of court setting aside the unlawful criteria complained off as illegal and unconstitutional and an infringement upon the plaintiff’s fundamental human rights enshrined in the 199 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
“A declaration that allowing the defendant-council to administer the entrance examination on Friday, 14th July, 2017 would amount to a grant of immunity from the consequences of breaching sections 13 and 14 of the Legal Profession Act, 1960 (Act 32), Regulations 2 and 3 of the Professional Law Course Regulations, 1984 (L.I. 1296) and articles 11(7), 23, 296 (a) and (b) and 2987 (b) of the 1992 Constitution,” the writ added.