The results for the National Law University, Delhi entrance examination were declared yesterday with most of the top students from Career Launcher’s Law School Tutorials. The Symbiosis Law School's shortlist is due on May 20, while the CLAT results are expected on May 29.
The results for the National Law University, Delhi (NLU) entrance examination were declared yesterday with most of the top students from Career Launcher’s Law School Tutorials more popularly known as LST. The results were declared on the NLU website and nineteen-year-old Advait Nair topped the entrance by scoring a 114. LST also conducts an intensive 72-hour crash course for aspiring law students, which was attended by the topper Advait Nair.
Law school entrance coaching in India is a relatively new phenomenon, if you compare it with the tutorials which have existed for coaching students about to attempt other entrances like the Indian Institute of Technology’s Joint Entrance Examination, Common Aptitude Test or the All India Civil Service Examinations. LST, a pioneer in the industry was started in 1999 by a group of law students from NLSIU. In 2004, it joined hands with Career Launcher to extend its reach.
Abhas Singh, the National Anchor for LST and an alumnus of National Law School of India University told Bar & Bench on their success, "Our mock tests have a large number of students and LST has a two day deadline to reply to every doubt and the content of the learning materials is also very carefully designed. The mock tests help them prepare well and makes it the real tests easier and the credit goes to students who work really hard and faculty members along with the LST team at head office here at Noida.”
An increasing number of law schools, both national law schools and private law schools have led to an increased number of students relying upon LST and similar organizations. “The number of students taking these entrances has also increased and the overall percentage of students who take these entrances with the aim of persuing law as a serious career choice has also increased.” LST claims that nearly 75 percent of the students entering the top national law schools are its alumni. LST is positive about their students’ performance in this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). “It will hopefully be the same if not better than the last year’s performance,” said Abhas.
However, LST’s competitor, Sri Ram Law Academy, which provides tutorials to law entrance examinations, also claims to be providing support to the students in the top 10 list at NLU. Our attempts at reaching the course director of the Sri Ram Law Academy Prof. A. Raman proved futile.
The fact that the top rankers have selected more than one training provider only goes to show that a lot of students have chosen not to put all their eggs in one basket.
The Symbiosis Law School's shortlist is due on May 20, while the CLAT results are expected on May 29.