The M.K. Nambyar SAARC Law Centre and the Centre for Constitutional Law, Public Policy and Governance at NALSAR, University is organizing a course on  “Comparative Constitutional Law Perspectives” from November 21-26 this year. The course is aimed at graduate and undergraduate students with interests in comparative law, law and governance and public policy. Research scholars and young professionals interested in comparative constitutional law may also apply. The last date for registration is September 15, 2016. More details in the brochure below.  

The battle over the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for law is not over yet. Far from it. Today, the Supreme Court of India issued notice in a challenge against the Bombay High Court’s decision in the CET matter. Madan B Lokur and RK Agrawal JJ have issued notice, returnable in one week, in a petition filed by one Kedar Warad. The petitioner was represented by Pradnya Talekar and Atul Babasaheb Dakh. Although issuing notice does not necessarily mean that the apex court will interfere in the Bombay High Court’s July 5 decision, there are indications that the court wants to dispose off the matter quickly. The […]

The Network for International Law Students (NILS) is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit organization, run by and for law students. NILS India endeavours to kick start its Blog on a professional and personal level to contribute dissemination of ideas and provide a platform for discourse and debates for an overall development of thought process, tolerance and promotion of diversity in the field of law. All articles must be submitted on or before September 20, 2016 to vp-publications@nilsindia.org. More details in the brochure below.

The Supreme Court of India shall be hearing a challenge to the Bombay High Court’s decision in the Maharashtra law CET matter. The petition, which is listed before Madan B Lokur and RK Agrawal JJ. tomorrow, contains a number of prayers that are likely to affect the 30,000-odd students who wrote the common entrance test. However, tomorrow’s hearing includes an application for filing additional documents, and hence it is unlikely to be substantially heard tomorrow. Pradnya Talekar, who represented the petitioners in the CET challenge before the Bombay High Court, said that one of the reliefs sought is the use […]

Virudhaka, the annual flagship sports fest of National Law Institute University, Bhopal will be held from October 13-16 this year. This years event has new and exciting events, like the Sports Quiz (the only one of its kind in Law School Sports fests), FIFA and Counterstrike matches, paintball tournaments, skating event, pushups, arm wrestling etc. Last date of registration is September 15, 2016. More details in the brochure below.

Admissions for the law course in Maharashtra, already facing a number of delays, are unlikely to be completed any time soon. As per a report in the Times of India, the Government Law College in Mumbai is among four city law colleges that have failed to pass the Bar Council of India’s accreditation standards. The decision was an outcome of a BCI meeting held yesterday. Confirming this decision, BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said, “Large number of colleges in Maharashtra including GLC, Mumbai don’t have proper infrastructure and faculty.” The four law colleges, which include KC College of Law, GJ […]

At the recently held Justice VR Krishna Iyer memorial lecture in Thiruvananthapuram, Prof. Shamnad Basheer spoke about legal education, the Bar Council of India and the future of the country’s national law schools. Organised by the Kerala Law Academy Law College in association with the Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research, the event saw Prof. Basheer speak on the need for innovation in legal education, and the problems facing the current crop of national law universities. He did not hold back. “Unfortunately, these alleged “islands of excellence” have failed on a number of critical fronts. Firstly, a disproportionately large […]

In the wake of the suicide of Sushant Rohilla, a third year law student of Amity Law School in Delhi, an ALS alumnus has approached the Delhi High Court. The alum,advocate Divyadeep Chaturvedi, has challenged the allegedly arbitrary and unfair attendance requirements at ALS. The matter came up before Chief Justice G. Rohini on Tuesday, who referred the matter to another bench. It will now be heard on September 5 this year. The petition draws from incidents of harassment shared by several ALS students and alumni on a Facebook page titled “ALSD Alumni Against Atrocities”. The page is  a consequence of Rohilla’s suicide on August 10, and the protests […]

The country is set to get another national law university, and this one is in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Last week, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur laid the foundation stone of the Himachal Pradesh National Law University, reports the Indian Education Diary. Plans to establish an NLU in the mountain state were first announced in April last year by the then Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh, Mansoor Ahmed Mir. Another PTI report states that the University would be set up near the capital city of Shimla, at an estimated cost of 400 crore. It goes on to quote Chief Justice […]

A team from National Law School of India University, Bangalore has won ConQuest 2016, India’s first national level quiz on the Indian Constitution, organized by Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR). The national finals were held on August 20 at Indian Society for International Law, Delhi. The team of Jaydev CS and Abhishek Choudhary emerged victorious, taking home a cash prize of Rs. 25000. Another team from NLSIU, of Sarthak Gupta and Aradhya Sethia, were the First Runners up and took home a cash prize of Rs. 15,000. The JNU team of of Karthik Manickam and Mohit Srivastava were the […]