Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Saturday laid the foundation stone for Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU Jabalpur), the latest of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) law schools. DNLU Jabalpur, the 22nd National Law University in operation in the country, will begin its first academic session this year. It has already been inducted into the CLAT fold, and this year’s CLAT scores will form the basis of admission to DNLU. Starting next year, admission will be made on merit-cum-preference basis, as is the rule for the other CLAT universities. Vice-Chancellor of DNLU Jabalpur, Prof Balraj Chouhan confirmed to Bar […]

It has taken a while for the authorities who conducted this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018) to make public the allotment lists of each National Law University. Perhaps owing to the confusion that ensued after the shambolic conduct of CLAT 2018, the authorities only made the third and final allotment lists available on the CLAT website. Now that the dust has settled, it is time to analyse what the gender ratio at each NLU will look like, should no more changes occur before the admission process closes on July 6. This article will also look at the rank […]

The Bombay Bar Association and the Association of Mediation Practitioners (AMP) are jointly organising a Mediation Workshop with the theme, Mediation – Creating a Win-Win Situation, Skillfully. The workshop will be conducted on June 30, 2018 at the Bombay Bar Association premises from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Dignitaries expected to speak at the event include former Delhi High Court Chief Justice, AP Shah, Senior Advocates Rafique Dada and Nitin . . . 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 […]

Amidst the tumultuous events surrounding the conduct of this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018), nine scholars of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) have made it to various national law universities (NLUs). IDIA scholars from across the country made it to seven different NLUs after their performance in CLAT 2018 and NLU Delhi’s entrance test, AILET. Arpit Suman Gamit, from a small town in Gujarat made it to National Law University, Odisha. Arpit had dreamt of becoming a lawyer but he always thought it was an unattainable goal due to his weak financial situation. After the IDIA team […]

The Supreme Court today ordered National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) to apply a compensatory formula to candidates who lost time during this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). A Bench of Justices UU Lalit and Deepak Gupta passed a slew of directions in a batch of petitions filed by various candidates aggrieved by the manner in which CLAT 2018 was conducted. Pursuant to the numerous complaints raised concerning the conduct of CLAT 2018 before the Supreme . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year […]

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), the organizing university for this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018), has submitted to the Supreme Court a formula to determine how candidates who lost time will be compensated. Today, the formula was submitted to the vacation bench of Justices UU Lalit and Deepak Gupta, which accepted the same. NUALS submitted that the formula had been applied to four candidates. However, the Bench insisted that the formula be applied to all candidates who suffered from loss . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a […]

Inter University Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (IUCIPRS) at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will be holding the 4th edition of its Annual Refresher Course on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for law teachers. This seven-day training programme on Developmental Perspectives of IPR will be held from June 22 to June 29. CUSAT has been conducting various programmes on IP laws so as to create awareness among students and faculty. One among those is the “Refresher Course for Law Teachers . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account […]

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws of the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal, in collaboration with Trilegal, is organizing the annual NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Corporate and Commercial Laws on 24th and 25th of August, 2018. Original submissions have been invited to present at the Summit. Submissions can be made in the form of an article or essay, falling within the broad contours of the theme, Corporate and Commercial laws.  Authors pursuing  LL.B. (Hons) / LL.B. / LL.M. from any recognized university is eligible to participate in the Summit. Fifteen paper presentations in total will be selected for presentation […]

Rajneesh Singh My Dear CLAT 2018 takers, This year has been a happening year for CLAT, but sadly for the wrong reasons. A majority of you have suffered with at least some technical glitches and some of you faced lots of troubles. There must have been some deviations in your performance. Unfortunately, every year when there is a problem, we have to struggle and keep getting frustrated after seeing that there is no solution to these glitches. I am sure injustice has been done this year too, and I do not see an apt solution coming out. But, there may […]

It’s that time of the year again. If the 2017 edition of the India Today Rankings of the top law schools of the country was riddled with half-truths and glaring omissions, the 2018 version has effectively said, ‘Hold my beer’. To its (very little) credit, the India Today Rankings have got one thing consistently right over the years – the fact that National Law School of India University . . . 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 […]

The results of this year’s All India Law Entrance Examination (AILET 2018) conducted by National Law University, Delhi have been announced. This year’s exam was topped by Devansh Kaushik, who scored 98.25 marks. A total of 83 students will be admitted this year, including 10 foreign nationals. 50 students will be admitted from the General Category, 11 from the SC category, 5 from the ST category and 4 from the Persons with Disability category. 3 supernumerary seats are reserved Kashmiri migrants and residents of Jammu & Kashmir. Here are the results for the various categories: General Category: Scheduled Caste Category: […]

The Centre for Disability Studies and Health Laws (CDSHL) of the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), has found that only 5 out of 21 National Law Universities reserve the statutory minimum of 5% seats for persons with disabilities as required under the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act, 2016. The Centre’s report, titled the Study of the Reservation of seats in the National Law Universitites (NLUs) for Persons with Benchmark Disability

NLSIU Professor, V Vijayakumar is expected to join as the next Director of the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal, as first reported by Legally India. Professor Vijayakumar served as faculty at Presidency College, Madras before joining the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. He has also served as Registrar at NLSIU between 2005 and . . . 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 Bar & […]

Student representative bodies of the National Law School University of India (NLSIU, Bangalore), National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR, Hyderabad) and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WB NUJS, Kolkata) have issued a joint statement demanding accountability and reform in the conduct of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), given the recurring mismanagement and poor organisation of the same. The statement comes three days after the controversy ridden conduct of CLAT 2018 held on Sunday, organised by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi. At the outset, the student representatives have pointed out that […]

This year’s edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018) conducted today was hit by technical difficulties at centres across the country. As revealed by various sources, candidates lost up to ten minutes as result of the glitches encountered in the online test. Career Launcher has even gone to the extent of calling it “probably the worst administered CLAT till date”. The problems arose at the start of the scheduled time of the exam, with students at some centres having to wait for an hour to begin. At the Greater Noida centre, the exam could not begin on time, […]

Days before this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018) is scheduled to be held across the country, it has come to light that there has been a change in the online interface for the exam. As first reported by Legally India, the interface for CLAT 2018 will be different from what it was since the exam went online in 2015. The Career Launcher blog edited on May 8 enlists the following changes in the interface for this year’s exam (candidates can view the new interface on the CLAT Admit Card Login page): Tabs are getting replaced by new buttons […]

Twenty-three students of the 2019 batch of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) have secured jobs at various law firms. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas was the biggest recruiter, hiring eight students, inclusive of two pre-placement offers (PPOs). Trilegal made four hires, while AZB & Partners and Luthra & Luthra made three hires each. Economic Laws Practice (ELP) hired two students and offered assessment internships to two others. Pathak & Associates made two hires through PPOs, while Argus Partners hired one student of the 2019 batch. Here is the breakup: Firm No of Hires PPOs Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 6 2 Trilegal 4 – […]

As many as five graduates of National Law University, Delhi and four from NALSAR, Hyderabad have cleared the 2017 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Examination. Saumya Sharma of NLU Delhi ranked ninth in her first attempt at the examination, while Vikramaditya Singh Malik of NALSAR, who also holds a degree from Oxford University, bagged the 48th rank. Another NLU Delhi graduate, Aditya Vikram Yadav, secured the 72nd rank. He had also

A total of 32 students of the 2019 batch of National Law University (NLU Jodhpur) have secured employment as of the Day Zero recently held at the University. 27 of these have accepted offers from Indian law firms, while 2 opted for in-house practice. 2 students were offered vacation schemes at international law firms Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy, while 1 student has secured a training contract at Linklaters. Among the Indian law firms, Luthra & Luthra hired 8 NLU Jodhpur students. Trilegal made 6 hires, while Khaitan & Co made 5, and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas hired 4. […]

The 2019 batch of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad has secured a total of 32 jobs, as of the Day Zero recruitments recently held at the University. This is inclusive of 17 pre-placement offers (PPOs) accepted from eight law firms across the country. Out of the 17 offers accepted by students on Day Zero, 7 were made by AZB & Partners. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas made 5 hires, while Khaitan & Co and Trilegal made 2 hires each. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas made 1 hire. Luthra & Luthra recorded the most hires through PPOs, with 5 fresh recruits. […]

The 2019 batch of National Law School of India University, (NLSIU) Bangalore has placed a whopping 46 out of the 50 students who sat for recruitment, as of the recently held Day Zero and Day one on campus. This figure includes the 21 pre-placement offers (PPOs) made by various law firms. 37 out of the 46 students landed jobs at the top-tier law firms in the country. A total of 16 job offers were accepted on Day Zero, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas making 4 hires, AZB & Partners, Trilegal and Khaitan & Co making 3 each, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas making […]

Pranjal Sinha, a fourth-year student of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, has been awarded the Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship, recognizing his efforts in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). Founded in 1979, the US-based Judicial and Arbitration Mediation Inc. (JAMS) is credited to be the largest ADR provider in the world. In 2008, JAMS Foundation instituted the Weinstein JAMS Fellowship to provide opportunities for qualified individuals from outside the United States to study dispute resolution processes and practices in the US. The Foundation approves a Fellowship grant of up to $20,000 in support of projects outlined […]

University of Queensland, Australia has won the Jessup 2018 title with National Law School of India University coming second. Isha Jain of NLSIU received the best oralist award. NLSIU team comprised of Nikita Garg, Bhavesh Seth, Saarthak Jain and Isha Jain. The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is considered as the World Cup of the moot court competition. NLSIU previously has won Jessup in 2013 and in 1999. [Here is our interview with the 2013 Jessup winning team] Here are the teams from University of Queensland and NLSIU.    NLSIU put out a congratulatory message on their Facebook page for reaching the finals […]

The Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore (CLPR) is organising the 2nd International Conference on transgender rights and the law, titled “Transform”, at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore on the 14th – 15th April 2018, the first one being held in December 2016. Transform 2018 marks the 4th anniversary of National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India (the NALSA judgment), which recognized the right to self-identify one’s gender as an integral part of the right to life under the Constitution. This year, the theme of the conference is the trans-formation of the law. The recent right to […]

National Law University (NLU Delhi) received 15 offers from law firms on the 2018 batch’s Day Zero held on March 24. 10 of these offers have been accepted. The students also bagged 9 pre-placement offers (PPOs) and 4 vacation schemes from international law firms. A total of seven firms visited the NLU Delhi campus on Day Zero. These included Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners (Delhi), Khaitan & Co, Luthra & Luthra, Trilegal, and Talwar Thakore & Associates​. Trilegal led the way with five offers, Cyril Amarchand made three offers, while Khaitan, Luthra and AZB made two offers […]

The 2018 National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) results were announced today at an event held at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi. Notably, this year’s edition features a separate list for top law schools in the country. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore has topped the list, followed by National Law University, Delhi and National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad. Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and NLU Jodhpur have been ranked 4th and 5th respectively, completing the top five law schools as per NIRF 2018. The other law schools which made it to the list (ranking from […]

Student bodies at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore have demanded the rustication of a student found guilty of sexually harassing a classmate more than a year ago. Savitri Phule Ambedkar Caravan, AOW – The NLS Feminist Alliance, and the Law and Society Committee at NLSIU have appealed to the alumni to urge the administration to ensure that justice is done in this regard. The incident dates back to December 23, 2016, when a student of the current fourth year batch allegedly sexually assaulted a batchmate in a bus on the way back from a party. Acting on […]

Students of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata today scored a victory in their fight to effect an overhaul of the University’s administration, as Vice-Chancellor Prof Ishwara Bhat tendered his resignation. Prof Bhat tendered his resignation, which will take effect on April 8, to Chief Justice of India and Chancellor of NUJS, Justice Dipak Misra today. The letter states, “…It has been a great privilege and honour to serve this University which I have done with full sincerity, in accordance with law and to the best of my ability… …However due to health and family reasons, I […]

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has conferred autonomy upon a host of legal institutions, including four national law universities (NLUs). Among the sixty universities/colleges granted autonomy are National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad; National Law University, Delhi; National Law University, Odisha; Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala; Indian Law Institute (ILI); and OP Jindal Global University, of which Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) forms a part. As per the UGC Guidelines for Autonomous Colleges, 2017, the criteria for eligibility include the requirement of having existed for more than ten years, an ‘A’ grade accreditation by […]

The students of Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna have agreed to put their protests on hold, in light of reassurances received by Chief Justice of the Patna High Court and Chancellor of the University, Justice Rajendra Menon. Meanwhile, Justice Menon has appointed retired judge of the Patna High Court Justice Mridula Mishra as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University. A notification to that effect, signed by Registrar SP Singh, was published today. As per the same, Justice Mishra will look after the day-to-day running of the University until further orders. The students have been on protest for the last […]