Nitin Sarin, Managing Partner, Sarin & Co. is the brainchild behind the Leiden Sarin Air Law Moot. In this e-mail interview, Bar & Bench‘s Shreya Vajpei talks to him regarding the process of organising the moot and importance of Air Law. Shreya Vajpei: You are the brain-child behind the Leiden Sarin Air Law Moot. How did it all start? What is the structure of the Moot Court Competition? Nitin Sarin: I had always wanted to start some international event under the “Sarin” banner, mainly for the fact that my grandfather, Mr. Harbans Lal Sarin was a self-made man, being torn away from his life […]

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with the US Embassy and the Microsoft Chair for IPR, GNLU is organising a one-day workshop on “Intellectual Property Laws for the Traditional and Internet Based Businesses” on July 27, 2016. This workshop entails: A lecture on “Intellectual Property Law for Traditional and Internet Based Businesses.” by Mr. Hillel Parness, adjunct faculty at Colombia Law University and an American IPR attorney at Parness Law Firms. A panel discussion on “The Interface Between Intellectual Property Laws And The Internet With Particular Reference To Internet Based Businesses” Register by sending an […]

The Indian Competition Law Review is the flagship annual journal of the Center for Competition Law & Policy, published under the aegis of National Law University, Jodhpur. Submissions may be made in the following mode: Articles (5,000-10,000 words) Short Notes (2,000-5,000 words) Case Comments (1,500-2,000 words) All submissions must be made via email to by September 16, 2016. For further details visit or peruse the brochure below.

Independent Thought (a National Human Rights organisation) is organising the 5th Independent Thought National Legal Essay Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “Mental Health – Locating Rights of Children”. The issues which may be touched upon in the essay are: United Nation Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) RNational Mental Health Programme (NMHP) Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2012 (Draft) Mental Health Bill, 2013 Rules and Regulations and Policies for persons with disabilities All entries must be submitted to by September 30, 2016. For […]

The University Five Year Law College (UFYLC) is organising the 6th UFYLC Ranka National Moot Court Competition from September 3, 2016 to September 5, 2016. The Registration form complete with all Team Details must be submitted online by August 10, 2016. The last date of memorial submission is August 15, 2016. For further queries please write to; more details in the brochures below

The Government Law College in Mumbai has recently ended the recruitment process for the graduating batches of 2016, with a total of ninety-five ninety-seven students placed. Of the 600-odd students across the 3-year and 5-year course, 60 students were recruited through the college’s placement committee while the remaining 35 students were privately placed. In terms of recruiters, Wadia Ghandy & Co has picked up five students, with Desai & Dewanji, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Parimal K Shroff, and Nilesh Ojha & Associates recruiting four students each. Interestingly, Cyril Amarchand had made seven offers, including one pre-placement offer. Firm Offers Acceptances Wadia Ghandy & […]

The Bar Council of India, entrusted with upholding the standards of the legal profession amongst other things, may be a spot of bother. As reported by Legally India, a number of current and former BCI officials have been awarded five years imprisonment by a special CBI court. The PTI reports that Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna awarded the sentence to ex-BCI Vice Chairman, R Dhanpal Raj, BCI Associate Managing Trustee Rajindra Singh Rana, ex-BCI member Milan Kumar Dey,  and a former associate professor. Their crime? Extorting money for granting BCI recognition to the country’s law schools. There are conflicting reports as to whether there was only one law […]

The Journal of International Affairs is a leading peer-reviewed journal published by the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. The issue will focus on how cyber technology is transforming international relations and how models of governance and law continue to adapt to the growing role of cyber technology in global political, economic, and security spheres. The themes for the journal include: Increase government transparency and freedom of information Encourage and/or hinder economic and political liberalization Advance and/or threaten national security Undermine the authority of states and empower new international actors Strengthen global civil society and social networks Transform normative […]

The National Institute of Law University in Bhopal has seen a number of ragging complaints this academic year, leading students to cancel the “Freshers” that was scheduled to be held this past weekend. The complaints were first reported earlier this month, following which NLIU authorities tried to introduce confidence building measures at the institute. The problems seem to be exacerbated by the fact that the alleged victims are hesitant to approach or appear before the anti-ragging committee. As per the Times of India report, the alleged victims are first-year students at the institute who told ToI that, “We are having our exams […]

The Indian Society of International Law and International Committee of the Red Cross are organising the 16th  Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition (India Round) from September 22- 25, 2016. Interested institutes must register as soon as possible by sending an email to or by post. Last date for memorial submission if September 20, 2016. More details in the brochures below.