Korean lawyers defends right of poor students to take up law

The Korean Bar Association (KBA) is urging the National Assembly to revoke plans for a new professional entry scheme which would make it harder for people from poor backgrounds to become lawyers.

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From 2018 only law school graduates are due to be able to take the state-sponsored legal exam. People who pass this exam get a license to practice. But the KBA says that this will hit people hard from poorer communities. In a statement it said: 'We have asked the National Assembly to strike the revision to the law which will eliminate the bar exam, to guarantee that children from low-income families can become lawyers.'  Source: The Korea Times

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