Two weeks ago, as many as nineteen students of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam were suspended after an incident of violence took place on campus. Students of the third, fourth and fifth year were involved in the incident, in which a few students were injured. Dr. Dayanand Murthy, Registrar at DSNLU told Bar & Bench that the students who were suspended on March 6 were now allowed to attend classes. He said, “It was an ego issue between seniors and juniors. One junior stared at a senior, which resulted in one student slapping another. As a result, a […]

The Delhi High Court last week dismissed a petition challenging the selection process for teachers at Faculty of Law, Delhi University. The petition was filed on the ground that the requirements for appointment of an Assistant Professor did not include experience as an advocate. Currently, the eligibility criteria for selection of faculty includes “good academic record as defined by the University”, with at least 55% marks at the Master’s degree level. Having cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC is also a prerequisite. Apart from these, additional weightage is given to post-Ph.D. research and teaching experience. The […]

A few weeks before the tenth edition of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE X) is scheduled to be held, the Bar Council of India has made a few changes to the syllabus of the exam. As first pointed out by iPleaders co-founder Abhyuday Agarwal, four new subjects have been added to this year’s syllabus. They are Public Interest Litigation (4 marks), Law Related to Taxation (4 marks), Land Acquisition Act (2 marks) and Intellectual Property Law (2 marks). Moreover, the weightage for Family Law has been increased to 8 marks. Additionally, four subjects have been omitted from the syllabus. These […]

The team from ILS, Pune emerged as the winners at NLUJ Antitrust Law Moot Court Competition 2017 organised by NLU, Jodhpur from March 3, 2017 to March 5, 2017. NALSAR, Hyderabad were the runners-up at the competition. The citation of Best Memorial was also won by ILS, Pune while the citation of Best Researcher went to Shreya from RGNUL, Patiala. The award for Best Student Advocate was bagged by Vishal Aggarwal, Amity Law School, Noida.

In a major development, the Supreme Court today stayed the notification issued by the Bar Council of India prescribing an age limit for admission to LL.B. courses. A Bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao clearly expressed its dissatisfaction at the interim measure taken by the BCI to raise the age-limit to 22 years for the five-year course and 45 years for the three-year course. Senior Advocate Sanjay Hedge and advocates Gopal Sankaranarayanan and Zoheb Hossain appeared for the petitioners. When the matter was taken up today, Advocate AK Prasad, appearing for BCI, conveyed the body’s decision to increase the […]

Jus Dicere is organizing it’s first National Case Comment Competition. Theme : Author is free to choose to free any subject of law or any landmark case. Eligibility : The Competition is open only for LL.B., & LL.M. students studying in any Law Schools / Colleges / Departments of the Universities recognized by Bar Council of India. To Register please visit https://www.payumoney.com/webfronts/#/index/jdcc For any queries, please write to [email protected]

Confluence 2017 is a first of its kind conclave to explore linkages between the legal industry and the academia, organised by National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi), in association with the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and the Bar Association of India under the auspices of University Grants Commission (UGC). To participate in the event, kindly send a mail with the subject “Registration for Confluence 2017” to [email protected] by March 5, 2017 with the following details: Name Designation & Affiliation Email ID Phone Number Special Requirements, if any The Brochure can be found here.

The Legal Services Clinic (LSC) at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is looking for sponsors and translators to help with the translation of their handbook titled Frequently Asked Questions on Law. The LSC provides free legal aid to the socially and economically backward sections of society, who may often face difficulty in accessing the system. In 2014, the LSC released the handbook, which sought to simplify eleven basic areas of law such as civil procedure, right to information, right to education, amongst others, which affect people’s daily lives. These legal areas have been distilled into a question-answer form, for easy […]

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar is organising the 6th GNLU International Maritime Academy, 2017 from April 15-22 at the university campus. The theme of the 6th edition is “Maritime Industry, Naval Power and Marine Environment”. The 2017 Edition is designed to explore and assess the trajectory of law and policy affecting maritime commerce, maritime security, and marine environmental protection and resource conservation. For information on eligibility, course fee, academy structure and mode of payment, please click on the link here. In case of queries,  contact Mr. Sushil Goswami, Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Registrar at +91-8128650813 or write [email protected]