CLAT, the CJI, said can be cracked only by those students who have access to good English medium schools.
“Only those people can crack CLAT who have access to English schools and good schools. Access to legal profession? We are laying down barriers,” he said.
The CJI was speaking at a function in Mumbai where he was felicitated by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.
On access to knowledge platforms, the CJI advocated live-streaming of court proceedings, pointing out it would help those students of law who do not have good professors.
“The reason I am told why we should not have live streaming is because the lawyer will indulge in theatrics. I am not such a cynic. Of course there will be theatrics. But then the reason is that there will be access to knowledge to law schools who do not have good professors. They can watch any case, and may be have a discussion in the class,” CJI Chandrachud explained.