Next year, the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences shall be hosting PARAInvicta, a university-level sports fest for the differently abled. The competition will be open to students from across the country, and across disciplines. Prafful Goyal, the convenor of the NUJS Sports Committee, said that the idea was mooted last year by the then vice-president of the student body, Samarth Sharma. However, questions over funding and planning meant that they had to shelve the idea. But this year, they are determined to pull it off; the Paralympic events will be held in conjunction with the NUJS Sports Fest, Invicta. […]

The GNLU Legal Incubation Centre is organising a one-day Seminar on Establishing Start-ups in the Domain of Law on October 7, 2016 at GNLU. The one day seminar on Establishing Start-ups in the domain of Law aims to provide fundamental understanding towards startup ventures, ventures especially in the domain of law, writing business proposals and successful administration of ventures. Registration to participate in the Seminar must be made on or before September 30, 2016 by depositing the fee and sending the registration form on gcbpp@gnlu.ac.in More details in the brochure below. registration-form

If a recent proposal of the West Bengal government goes through, the annual intake of NUJS Kolkata might just increase almost twofold. As reported by Legally India, the suggestion was put forth in a meeting of the University’s Executive Council held on Saturday. The report states that the West Bengal government has proposed the opening of two more law schools under the NUJS aegis in Siliguri and Asansol, thereby increasing the intake from 127 at present, to 250 students a year. The proposal has now been tabled for the next Executive Council meeting on November 12. Though Vice-Chancellor Prof Ishwara Bhat, whose […]

The Common Entrance Test for Law in Maharashtra has seen multiple rounds of litigation, repeated delays, threats of college de-affiliations, and a recently “revived” age limit for enrolling in law courses. The last one is now the subject of a PIL before the Bombay High Court. For the second time. Yasmin Tavaria, a part-time professor at Government Law College and GLC graduate, has filed a petition in the High Court against the re-introduction of Clause 28 of the Legal Education Rules of 2008. According to this rule, the maximum age limit for being admitted to the five-year and three-year law course […]

The Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group, hosted by the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, will hold its 2017 meeting in Dublin between June 16-17, 2017. Themes: Inequality and the Environment Anti-Discrimination Law and Religious Diversity Transgender Equality and the Law The Impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities All participants will need to pay for their own travel. Accommodation will be provided by Trinity College Dublin, including meals during the conference. Presentation proposals of up to 3 pages, or applications to participate as a discussant/panel chair, should be submitted no later than […]

The tenure of NUJS, Kolkata Vice-Chancellor Prof Ishwara Bhat has been extended, as first reported by Legally India. Speaking to Bar & Bench, Prof Bhat confirmed the extension of his tenure, which was due to come to an end on November 30 of this year. He also confirmed that his second consecutive tenure would last until he reaches the age of 65 years. Prof Bhat was appointed as VC of NUJS back in 2011. Before that, Bhat was at University of Mysore from 1984 to November 2011, where he was appointed Dean of Faculty of Law for three terms and Acting Vice-Chancellor for […]

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and the National Law University, Delhi jointly organised the third edition of the International Negotiation Competition (INC) from September 9 -11, 2016 at the NLU Delhi campus. The University of the Sunshine Coast was awarded the Best Negotiation Team while Australian National University (Australia) comprising Camilla Pondel and Kieran Pender was the Runners-Up. The M. Salgaocar College team comprising Terence Aurora and Tammanna Aurora was awarded the prize for the Best Negotiation Plan Jeremy Roe from the University of Melbourne (Australia) was awarded the prize for the Best Negotiator while the team from Rhodes University (South […]

The Model Governance Foundation is organizing the Samvaad – Online Internship Programme from October 1, 2016 to November 1, 2016. Main Tasks: Writing articles for the blog. Content creation, engagement and promotion on social media channel Eligibility: Age between 18 – 25 years. Excellent Communication Skills. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Procedure for Application: Fill the Application Form and send your CV/Resume and Photograph to mgf.internship@gmail.com Deadline: 25th September, 2016

If the Bar Council of India has its way, law schools across the country may be faced with the prospect of imposing a maximum age limit for the courses they offer. Yet again. As per a circular issued by the legal profession regulator two days ago, the idea of having an age limit, initially conceived in 2008, stands “revived” thanks to recent developments in the courts. The circular has been addressed to the vice-chancellor and principals of the country’s law universities and colleges. Eight years ago, the BCI had introduced the Rules on Standards of Legal Education framed under the Advocates […]

The National Law University, Jodhpur is organizing the fourth edition of ‘NH-65’, a Literary and Cultural Festival which will take place from October 6-9, 2016. I. Flagship Events:                              1. Parliamentary Debate                              2. Client Counselling                              3. NH-65 Mega Quiz                              4. NH-65 Sessions (Battle of the […]