A few months ago, the students of the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi had called off their protests against the maladminstration at the University in the hope that the authorities would address their concerns. And now, the agitation has been reinstated in light of the administration’s failure to change things at NUSRL. To make matters worse, security forces have been deployed on campus to ward off the protests. Back in April, the students were promised improvements to campus infrastructure, funds from the state government and a financial audit of the University within fifteen days. When the […]

Protests at Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) Lucknow have been suspended a week after the students went up in arms against the state of affairs at the University. The students have been headstrong in their bid to change things at the University, ever since allegations of sexual harassment on the part of senior officials came to light. An inquiry into these incidents is already underway. Classes resumed yesterday as the students agreed to give the administration time to meet their demands. The authorities have acquiesced to the following demands made by students: The Joint Registrar and Deputy Registrar […]

In an act of heavy-handedness, six students of National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata were assaulted on Sunday. The students, who were volunteers with Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA), were attacked in their attempts to prevent the demolition of a slum in Kolkata’s Subash Sarovar area. Last month, an IDIA team had successfully obtained a stay on the proposed demolition of the slum in a petition they helped file in the Calcutta High Court. However, despite the High Court’s stay order, the authorities decided to proceed with demolition on Sunday. When news of the same reached the NUJS […]

The students of Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow are continuing their protest even as a Judicial Inquiry Committee has been set up to look into the recent allegations of sexual harassment on campus. A furore was sparked at the University on Monday, bringing classes to halt, when it came to light that charges of sexual harassment were levelled against two senior administrative officers. On conducting a random inspection on campus, one of the officials allegedly took videos of male and female students. Another official allegedly threatened a female student that he had a photograph of her in […]

Students of Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow are protesting the state of affairs at the University. The students have been up in arms over the administration’s arbitrary policies and inaction in a number of matters for some time now. And the straw that broke the camel’s back was the recent incidents of alleged sexual harassment by two administrative officials. On conducting a random inspection on campus, one of the officials allegedly took videos of male and female students. Another official allegedly threatened a female student that he had a photograph of her in a compromising position. A […]

Law students of various colleges affiliated to the Mumbai University are facing the brunt of the authorities’ handling of the final year examination results. Students are alleging negligence on the part of the authorities after it came to light that several students were wrongly marked absent for various exams. Moreover, an inordinate number of students were failed in one particular subject, Law of Evidence. As a consequence, the students have been adversely affected in a number of ways. One of the students left in the lurch is Rupal Agarwal, final year student of the five-year course at Government Law College […]

Student representatives of the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi have sent a letter raising serious allegations of corruption, lack of transparency and overall maladministration in the University to the Chief Justice of India, who is also Rector to the University. Earlier this year, the student body had put up a united front in a three day strike on similar grounds. This was after revelations made by erstwhile Vice-Chancellor Prof BC Nirmal that the University may be dragged into an arbitration battle over non-payment of dues to the tune of over Rs 42 crores. Students had registered […]

The path to practising in Australia has been made easier for students of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), after the Law Council of Australia (LCA) recently recognized the law school. The LCA and the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) gave the green signal to all LL.B. degrees offered at JGLS, making it the first Indian law college to be recognized by Australia. Commenting on the development, Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean of JGLS, Prof. Raj Kumar said, “The recognition by the LCA is also a part of our vision to promote opportunities for further study and […]

The Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is organising the fifth National annual ‘Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights’ (RIPR) workshop from January 18-20, 2018. The theme this year is ‘IPR, Access to Seeds and Farmers’ Rights’. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The workshop is open to law students and interested students of other disciplines (under graduates, post graduates and research scholars). The programme includes lectures, invited talks, case studies, corner discussions, students’ presentations, exercised, scenario analysis, role play, field exposure etc. It aims to facilitate a social-implication oriented […]

Prof Dr. Tabrez Ahmad is the Director of the College of Legal Studies at University of Petroleum Studies (UPES), Dehradun. In this interview with Bar & Bench’s Aditya AK, he talks about the ‘specialisation law courses’ on offer at the law college, the unique recruitment process they follow, the high cost of legal education, and more. Aditya AK: Tell us about the law school at UPES. Prof Tabrez Ahmad . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles […]

The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal is inviting papers for Volume 7 of its annual Law Review. The NLIU Law Review is an annual student-edited publication, which aims to promote a culture of scholarly research and academic writing by publishing articles on subjects of interest to the legal profession and academia. The subject for written submissions this year is Data Protection. The theme is intended to focus on aspects such as the implications of the the rising prominence of data-oriented avenues of profit for private companies, emergence of big data in the context of national security and privacy concerns, […]

The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal is inviting papers for Volume 7 of the NLIU Journal of Intellectual Property Law. The NLIU Journal of Intellectual Property Law, published annually, is run by the students of Cell for Studies in Intellectual Property Rights (CSIPR), guided by faculty and reviewed by a body of peers comprising of Alumni. Submissions are being invited for original and unpublished written works, which are not simultaneously being considered for publication elsewhere. Contributions are being invited from those interested across the profession including research scholars, professionals, students and others There is no assigned theme for the paper. Submissions are allowed […]

A third-year student of National Law University Jodhpur (NLU Jodhpur) was found dead near the rail track opposite the campus on Monday, reports TOI. Vikram Nagech had reportedly gone out with this friends to an establishment near the campus on Sunday evening. While his friends returned to the campus, he told them that he would come later. When he was contacted later in the night, he assured his friends that he would come back soon. His body was discovered the next morning. It is yet to be determined what the cause of death was. While the college authorities claim it […]

The numbers related to sexual exploitation of minor girls in India are hard to believe. The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics show that human trafficking rose by 25% in the year 2015. 40% of these cases involve the exploitation of children, with 1.25 million girls being forced into child prostitution. Perhaps the most staggering fact is that despite the rampant violations that take place, only 55 cases in 2015 led to conviction. One of the reasons for the same is the lack of lawyers with special expertise in the fields of human trafficking and child prostitution. In an attempt […]

Speaking at NALSAR Hyderabad’s 15th Annual Convocation last week, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced that the government would grant 22 acres of land to the University. Vice-Chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa confirmed to Bar & Bench that the additional land would be near NALSAR’s existing campus in Shamirpet. The land, on which the Judicial Academy currently stands, will be utilised for a staff college, additional hostels, research centres and other facilities. At the convocation attended by Ramesh Ranganathan, Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, it was also announced that the University would launch a 3-year […]

In the fight between students and college administration, the arena is more often than not skewed in favour of the administration. In addition to the power exercised within the college, the management is generally able to afford strong legal representation with relative ease. Proactive law students based in Kerala have started an initiative to provide legal assistance to students facing such challenges. The endeavor, captioned Your Lawyer Friend (YLF), set up its Facebook page and its website on February 6 this year. The group functions out of three focal districts, namely, Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram. Anisha VR, second year student at […]

Two students of the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal have made complaints that seniors on campus indulged in ragging and even sexual abuse of freshers, reports The Indian Express. Students have come forth with complaints that seniors forced them to watch porn until five in the morning and that a female senior student sexually molested a junior repeatedly while in an inebriated state. There are allegations that hostel authorities and teachers were aware that alcohol consumption took place on campus, but turned a blind eye to it. Following the complaints, the Proctoral Board headed by Rajiv Khare took the […]

The results of the 4th edition of the NUALS Maritime Moot Competition conducted from 14th to 16th July, 2017 have been declared. The team from ILS, Pune – Apurva Shelka, Sahil Likhtar and Anshritha Rai, were declared the winners of the competition. Christ University, School of Law, comprising team members Niranjan Bhat, Kunal Naik and Adit Shah were adjudged the runners up. The Best Speaker award (Finals) was bagged by Sahil Likhar, ILS Pune. Shashank Kanoongoo from Symbiosis School of Law, Pune was declared as the Best Speaker for the Preliminary round. Symbiosis, Pune has also been awarded the Best Memorial […]

The Anti Ragging Committee of National Law University Jodhpur has pulled up six students on the complaint of a first year student. In a meeting held on July 5, the Committee, after hearing both sides, held that the alleged acts committed by the six students amounted to ragging. The Committee’s report states, “On hearing both sides, the Committee unanimously concluded that the complained act amounted to ragging as per the student manual and as per the UGC regulation…Considering gravity of the offence, the committee unanimously decided that punishment must be given to prohibit ragging in the university….” The Committee found that […]

As many as 64 students of the 2017 batch of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) have been placed at various law firms and organisations. A  total of 326 students of the 2017 batch will graduate from 3 programs – B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.B. (3 year) and LL.M. A total of 146 students chose to sit for placements, with 104 students securing employment in law firms, corporate houses, litigation chambers and LPOs. Four of the Big 7 law firms – Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co and Trilegal – all hired from the 2017 batch, with CAM taking on board 11 students. […]

The Student Bar Association of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore has resolved to fight Karnataka’s move to introduce a 50 per cent state domicile reservation at India’s oldest national law school. The state Law Minister TB Jayachandra had tabled the ‘2017 National Law School of India University (Amendment) Bill’ on June 20. It was passed by the Legislative Assembly, but is yet to be passed by the Legislative Council. Quite unsurprisingly, the Student Bar has reacted strongly to the amendment, terming it as antithetical to the University’s cultural and regional diversity. A letter written by the Student Bar states, […]

As reported yesterday, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is likely to introduce a 50 per cent state domicile reservation. The 2017 National Law School of India University (Amendment) Bill was tabled by Karnataka Law Minister TB Jayachandra yesterday. The Bill has been passed in the state legislative assembly, but is yet to receive assent in the legislative council. The Bill seeks to amend Section . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access […]

The 2017 batch of NUJS Kolkata has recorded 100% placements. Out of a batch of 128, all 78 students who sat for placements have landed jobs in law firms and in-house teams. A whopping 53 students were picked up by the Big 7 law firms, with Khaitan making the most hires (11). Luthra & Luthra made 9 hires, followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas with 8 and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas with 7. Trilegal also made 7 hires, followed by AZB & Partners with a total of 6 and J Sagar Associates with 5. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, IndusLaw, Anand & Anand and Link Legal were […]

Two graduates of National Law University, Delhi have cleared the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services (Main) Examination of 2016. Pratik Tayal and Aditya Vikram Yadav of the batch that graduated in 2016, secured ranks of 92 and 302 respectively. This story will be updated as and when we find more information. If you are aware of any other law graduates who have cleared the exam, kindly leave their names, institutions and ranks in the comments . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited […]

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to legal education (IDIA) has produced as many as nine scholars who have made it to national law universities thus far. Eight students cleared CLAT 2017 in the first list, whereas one student has secured admission at NLU Delhi after clearing AILET 2017. Among the successful scholars to have cleared CLAT in the first list is Anoop Kumar, a visually impaired student hailing from Gardih in Jharkhand. He was ranked ninth in the Specially Abled Persons category, and has hence secured admission at WBNUJS, Kolkata. Mukesh Seju from Rajasthan secured the eighth rank in the […]

The graduating batch of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam has bagged 42 job offers. Out of a batch strength of 102, 47 students opted to sit for placements. The biggest hirers were LPOs; Mindcrest Inc. in Pune offered as many as 17 jobs, while Quislex and LexQual Solutions in Coimbatore offered jobs to 7 students each. Bangalore’s King and Partridge made 3 offers (with 2 students waitlisted), while Masilamani Law Partners in Noida and Biswajit Sarkar – Advocates I.P. Attorneys in Kolkata made 2 offers each. Here is the detailed breakup of the offers: Organisation No. of offers Mindcrest Inc, Pune […]

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi has placed 27 students of its 2017 batch. Out of a batch of 94 students, 40 sat for placements. A total of 29 offers were made, out of which 27 were accepted. 2 students also obtained fellowships (LAMP and Teach for India). 8 students landed jobs at law firms like Khaitan & Co and Luthra & Luthra. Companies like Wipro and L&T Finance also hired from NUSRL. 5 students took up jobs at All India Reporter and 4 at Eastern Book Company. According to the release of the Recruitment Co-ordination […]

The results of this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2017) were released yesterday, with Rajat Maloo from Jaipur top scoring with 154.25. During the admission procedure that goes on for the next couple of weeks, candidates will be eager to see where they stand, as the rank lists for each university are released. CLAT mentor Rajneesh Singh earlier this week published a tentative cut off list on Bar & Bench. And it has turned out that his predictions have been fairly accurate, as evidenced by this Facebook post: Judging by this, it would seem that the following cut off list […]

The results of this year’s edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2017) have been released on the CLAT website (clat.ac.in). Follow this link and enter your login details to view the results. HT reported that Rajat Maloo from Jaipur topped the undergraduate exam with a score of 154.25. Vihit Ashish Shah of Maharashtra and Radhika Sharda from Rajasthan took the second and third ranks woth scores of 150.25 and 148.5 respectively. Sumit Kumar Gupta from Bihar was in fourth, with a score of 147.5. According to the report, 47,108 students reported for the online undergraduate exam. A total […]

The first litigation on this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2017) has made its way to the Delhi High Court. This, after it came to light in recent weeks that the paper was filled with errors. Devansh Saraswat, a student of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) Gandhinagar, has filed a petition praying that this year’s CLAT be cancelled and rescheduled on another date. He has also sought an interim stay on the ongoing admission procedure for the exam. The petition states that the organizing university of this year’s exam, Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna, has violated the candidates’ […]