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 ( 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’ […]

The Delhi High Court had some strong words for the Delhi Police regarding its failure to deal with the protests at Faculty of Law, Delhi University last week. Yesterday in court, Prof Ved Kumari, Dean of the Faculty of Law, narrated the incident wherein students had entered her office and threatened her with dire consequences. Protests have been taking place on the campus . . . 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 to all archival material […]

The CLAT Core Committee for the 2017 edition of the exam has admitted to nine errors in the paper. CLAT Mentor Rajneesh Singh revealed that four questions were cancelled (726, 744, 782, 870), three answers were changed (856, 857, 876) and two questions have more than one answer (727 and 741). He also said that the highest possible increase taking into account all these errors would be 7.25 marks. Singh had earlier written an article about at least 15 errors in the CLAT paper. Now, he says that there are at least 7 more errors that the Core Committee has failed to […]

CLAT Mentor Rajneesh Singh takes us through the expected cut offs for the CLAT 2017 examination. He also advises candidates on how to approach the coming few days. Why do I do this every year? I started almost 14 years ago, but for CLAT it started in 2009. In 2008, after NLSIU had closed its admissions after a third list, there were still many seats vacant. Those were filled up later individually by various NLUs taking out their own lists or the way they wanted to. I remember the majority did not know about the same. This gave an advantage […]

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur has placed 44 of its 2017 batch students. A total of 73 students sat for placements, with the others opting for the UPSC and Judiciary exams, and litigation. The batch strength was 170. A significant chunk of the students who were placed (18) were picked up by Chhattisgarh’s Ministry of Law and Legislative Affairs. A few students were also picked up by top law firms like Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners and Trilegal. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan made as many as 4 hires. Other law firms like Link Legal, Advaita Law, Arthe Law, Singh […]

In a heartwarming show of support, the people of Mumbai made an effort to help put a third year student of the city’s Government Law College (GLC) through law school. In a series of tweets, Radio City host Suchitra Tyagi (@Su4ita) revealed the heart rending story of Nikita Shukla, who is visually impaired. On account of her disability, Nikita’s parents sought to get her married after she completed school. However, Nikita refused, as she wanted to fulfill her dream of studying law. As a result, she was forced to leave the house. With a little help from her friends, she […]

The “rankings” become more farcical by the year. If the fact that a number of law colleges were missing from the top last year raised a few questions, this year’s India Today rankings certainly warrant a full-blown inquisition. It comes as no surprise that NLSIU, Bangalore is once again at the top; what is surprising is most of the other names on that list. Aligarh Muslim University’s Faculty of Law is in second place, followed by, less bewilderingly, WBNUJS, Kolkata. Quite astoundingly, Amity Law School, Noida and Christ University’s School of Law complete the top five. Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law […]

With the 2017 edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) taking place tomorrow, CLAT mentor Rajneesh Singh gives applicants a few pointers as to how to approach the paper. Do not stress a lot on 13th May Watching a movie may be a good idea for many. Revising GK or some short cuts of maths can be done. Revising some chapters like calendar or clock is advisable. I will advise not to study for more than 6 hours. Do not study after 9 pm on 13th May CLAT is usually very heavy because of qualitative, logical, analytical and legal […]

As many as 28 students from National Law University, Jodhpur’s (NLU J) 2018 batch have been placed at various law firms and organisations. Luthra & Luthra was the most prominent recruiter, hiring 9 students of the 2018 batch. This is followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas with 6 and Khaitan & Co and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas with 3 each. Trilegal hired 2 students, while Nishith Desai Associates and Majmudar & Partners hired 1 each. Majmudar also offered 4 assessment internships. One student also landed an in-house job at ICICI. Firm/Organisation No. of accepted offers Luthra & Luthra 9 Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas […]

The standard of legal education in law colleges continues to plunge to new lows. Ten students of a law college in a West Bengal university have been suspended for two years after it emerged that they wrote lyrics to love songs and abusive words in their exam papers. The fourth semester students of Balurghat Law College, part of Gaur . . . 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 to all archival material Access to all […]

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar has once again found itself in the midst of litigation before the Gujarat High Court. This time, an administrative officer has moved the High Court, challenging the University’s decision to remove him from the post of ‘Head, Budget, Accounts & Finance/Assistant Finance Officer’. And Manoj Patel has emerged victorious, with the High Court coming down rather strongly on GNLU’s “arbitrary, unfair and unreasonable” decision to terminate him from service.

The Recruitment and Placement Committee of National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata has decided against disclosing the Day Zero figures for the 2018 batch. A statement on the University’s Student Juridical Association website says, “We are proud to announce that we had a stellar Day Zero this year. The firms have said that they are pleased with the quality of our candidates in comparison to other law schools. Firms have also expressed appreciation on the impressive depth prevalent in the NUJS Batch of 2018. As a matter of policy, we are mandated to disclose recruitment figures only at the […]

The protests at National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi have finally come to a standstill after three days. After a meeting held yesterday, Vice-Chancellor Dr. BC Nirmal has reportedly been ousted from his post. Director of the Judicial Academy of Jharkhand, Gautam Kumar Choudhary has taken over in the interim. Choudhary’s first order of business was to conduct a meeting with the students, attended by police officials and an MLA. It is understood that the students have agreed to call off their protests for now, giving the authorities three months to set things right. The students […]

Students at National University for Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi continue to protest the state of affairs at the law school for the third consecutive day, even as judges of the Jharkhand High Court arrived on campus to take stock of the situation. Justices Aparesh Kumar Singh, S Chandrashekhar and Rajesh Shankar visited the NUSRL campus along with Jharkhand Judicial Academy Director Gautam Chaudhary yesterday morning. However, it has emerged that the visit bore little fruit in terms of reaching an understanding. The University has been on lockdown since yesterday, with students defying the authorities’ directions to abstain […]

A few days after their Vice-Chancellor revealed the sordid state of affairs, students of the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi, have launched an indefinite protest. NUSRL students on indefinite protest till Uni meets demands.@timesofindia @PTI_News @ANI_news #savenusrl #occupynusrl #jharkhand #ranchi — Voice of NUSRL (@Voice_of_NUSRL) April 10, 2017 Taking to the campus in droves, the students have called for an overhaul of the administration, publication of financial records and audit reports, and the release of funds by the state government to pay the Central Public Works Department its dues. They have also called upon the Chancellor […]

The 2017 batch of NALSAR, Hyderabad has recorded 100% placements. All 58 students who sat for placements, out of a batch of 74, were placed in law firms and corporate houses. The remaining 16 students chose to pursue careers in academia, policy making, judicial and civil services, etc. Those intending to pursue higher studies secured admission in colleges such as University of California at Berkeley, Oxford University, Cambridge University, University of California at Los Angeles, Cornell University, and the London School of Economics. Here is a breakup of the law firm placements: Law Firm No. of placements Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas 10 Cyril Amarchand […]

A total of thirty students of the 2018 batch of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar stand placed as of their recently held Day Zero. Seventeen offers were made by the country’s top law firms, with fifteen of these being accepted. Apart from these, the batch received fifteen PPOs, taking the total number of acceptances to thirty. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas led the way, making twelve offers and five PPOs. Other top tier firms like Khaitan & Co, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Luthra & Luthra, and S&R Associates also made hires. Here is a breakup of the offers: Firm Offers PPOs Cyril […]

A visit to the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi in late 2014 revealed the tell-tale signs of a fledgling university having trouble getting off the ground. And more than two years later, it seems little has changed. NUSRL is now facing the prospect of being taken to arbitration by the Central Public Works Department in Ranchi. The reason? The University owes them Rs. 42 crore in dues for construction on the campus. The University, as Vice-Chancellor Dr. BC Nirmal reveals, is in no position to pay that amount. He adds that the Jharkhand government has […]