Preparations for the Common Entrance Test (CET) for law courses in Maharashtra appear to have hit a snag, after it was announced that the exam, the first of its kind in the state, will be postponed. Initially scheduled to be held on May 22, a notification from the State CET Cell [pdf] states that the online exam will now be held on June 18 and 19. The CET will be held for entry to two different law courses – the 5-year course as well as the 3-year course. The move to hold the exam was announced in June last year, in […]

Scheduled for April 22, the Army Institute of Law’s alumni meet was supposed to be a chance for graduates and students to meet one more time. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned. The Background: For the two weeks preceding the Alumni Meet, the fifth years were given the assurance that they would be allowed to attend the Alumni Meet at the expense of a token money of Rs. 200/student. Pursuant to which, a total of 38 students from the fifth year had agreed to attend the Alumni Meet. Accordingly, a total booking of 110 people (including the fifth years) […]

The Centre for International Law Research and Policy, Brussels, along with with the Indian Society of International Law, Jindal Global Law School, and Delhi University Campus Law Centre has launched a new scholarship in India for a combined amount of $13,000. To win the scholarship, students must submit an essay on the following topic, ‘What can India and Indian actors do to strengthen the system of collective security based on the United Nations Charter, including by deterring the illegal use of armed force in violation of the Charter?’. Essays must be submitted to scholarship@cilrap.org by October 15, 2016 in the English language. […]

The Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition was  held from April 13 – 16, this year, with National Law University, Jodhpur reaching the semi-finals. The team also won the award for the Runner-up Best Memorial. Ramya Chandrasekhar (WBNUJS), Aarushi Nargas (NLU Jodhpur), Aishwarya Amar (SLS, Pune), Anushee Malaviya (NUJS) and Nandini Bansal (HNLU) made it to the top ten Oralists. The winners of the competition were University of San Carlos, while the runner-up were University of the Philippines College of Law.

Two weeks after the University’s day-zero was held, the National Law University, Jodhpur has released the placement figures for the Class of 2017. A total of 30 students have been placed, out of the 49 students who participated in the day-zero recruitment process held on April 7 this year.   The details are as below: Firm No. of offers Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 9 Trilegal 9 Luthra & Luthra 2 Majmudar & Partners 3 (one waitlisted) Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas 3 (one waitlisted) TOTAL 26 These offers resulted in the placement of 16 students, in addition to the 14 PPO’s already offered. […]

Out of the forty-five thousand students writing this year’s edition of the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT), four transgender students also find mention. This year’s CLAT Convenor, the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Prof Paramjit Jaswal confirmed the same. “Our service provider told us that based on the information from the application forms, four applicants were transgender students, so we created the ‘transgender’ column for the first time.” This comes at a time when legal recognition of transgenders has been directed by the apex court itself. In the 2014 judgment of NALSA v. Union of India,  Justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri held that […]

The Indian Law Society’s Law College in Pune, one of the country’s oldest law colleges, shall be holding a convocation ceremony for the first time in the ninety-odd years that the college has been in existence. But not every student of the Class of 2015 will receive the degrees on stage. Here is why. On March 14 this year, the Savitribai Phule Pune University (earlier known as University of Pune) had issued a circular [jpg] directing all colleges to “arrange Graduation Ceremony” for students who have completed undergraduate courses. This ceremony would have to be held by April 20. ILS, which […]

National Law University Delhi has released the official figures for the placement of the undergraduate batch of 2017. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas made a total of 7 offers to students of National Law University, Delhi’s 2017 batch on the recently concluded Day Zero. Luthra & Luthra and Khaitan & Co made the second most offers, with 4 each. The other firms who made offers on Day Zero were Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Trilegal, J Sagar Associates, and Argus Partners. Talwar, Thakore & Associates had made a pre-placement offer. Firm No. of offers Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 7 Khaitan & Co 4 Luthra & […]

The recent edition of the #6Question Survey was taken by around two hundred and fifty law students and law graduates. Quizzed about the need for a dress code in law colleges, sexist comments, and more, this is what they had to say. In all, two hundred and fifty-eight people took part in the survey, of which one hundred and sixty were current students of law. Another ninety were law graduates, while the remaining were neither law students nor law graduates. 1. Have you ever faced adverse/sexist comments on your attire from faculty? Close to one in four law students have had […]

The Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi is organising an international Conference on “WTO Dispute Settlement: Between Honest Admiration and Candid Criticism”. The Conference will be held between May 2–3 at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi. Legal practitioners, students pursuing international trade law and other professionals with a keen interest in international trade must register by April 19, 2016 by sending their details to conferencedsu@iift.edu. More details in the brochures below.