The exam would have allowed the more than 6,000 aspiring lawyers, after having completed the corresponding Master’s Degree in Access, to obtain the necessary qualification to practice the profession.
The aspiring lawyers have asked the Ministry of Justice to be empowered to practice their profession without the need to take the entrance exam to the legal profession, which was convened for March 28 and had to be suspended due to the state of alarm for the coronavirus crisis.
If this proposal is not accepted, they plan to take the exam electronically or in sites enabled for this purpose in each university, “thus respecting the distance measures that are necessary,” as announced in a press release by those affected by the entrance exam. of law 2020, who claim to have the endorsement of the representatives of almost 50 universities and study centers Efe.
That examination, as the note recalls, would have allowed the more than 6,000 aspiring lawyers, after having completed the corresponding Master’s Degree in Access, to obtain the necessary qualification to practice the profession.
According to the complaint, the suspension is causing them harm because, because they cannot attend a college, they cannot take up the profession of lawyer and aspire to train in a law firm, “the only way to learn the profession,” they emphasize.
For all these reasons, they request that measures be provided for them “as has been done in the other academic cycles”, and that they be granted “the general authorization to practice law”, since they consider that the passing of a Degree and an enabling Master, with his mandatory period of internship, is more than enough to exercise his profession.
They also believe that after all of them have completed the Bachelor’s Degree in Law, which has a minimum duration of 4 years, and a Master’s Degree in Access to the Profession that lasts for a year and a half, “the requirement to take the compulsory aptitude exam, it is an unnecessary procedure. ”
Fundamentally because the exam does not show that there is more or less preparation to practice the profession and because, although it resembles an opposition, a position is not guaranteed, since law is a liberal profession.
In the event that this approach is rejected, the applicants propose to take the exam by telematic means or at the University that corresponds to each student, respecting the distance measures.
In this same note, the applicants are grateful for the support to the Association of Young Lawyers of Madrid, the Association of Young Lawyers of Barcelona and Conede, which has joined their claim “for finding a solution as soon as possible”.