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 […]

Days after it came to light that Prof Ishwara Bhat, Vice-Chancellor of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) was in line to take over at Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna, students at the latter law school have decided to protest the move. The opposition to Prof Bhat’s appointment as CNLU VC stems from the discontent expressed by students of NUJS regarding the administration of the University during his six-year stint as Vice-Chancellor. In a letter addressed to Governor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik, CNLU students state, “Prof. Bhat’s style of administering affairs at NUJS including problems under […]

Vice-Chancellor of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Prof Ishwara Bhat has been offered the role of Vice-Chancellor of Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna, as first reported by Legally India. Current CNLU Vice-Chancellor Prof AR Lakshminath confirmed to Bar & Bench that an order offering Prof Bhat the post has been prepared. “The notification asks him to join as Vice-Chancellor as soon as possible. The moment he accepts it, a notice will be published on the University website.” Prof Bhat also confirmed that he had applied for the post, pursuant to a notification calling for applications published […]

A bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that seeks to broaden experiential learning has been signed between the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi. The MoU was signed on February 22 by Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU Dr R Venkata Rao and Vice-Chancellor (in-charge) of NUSRL, Gautam Kumar Choudhary. While the nitty-gritties of the MoU are still to be ironed out, the two  Universities have agreed on a broad framework within which they would collaborate. Associate Professor Dr MS Murthy, who is the Registrar (in charge) at NUSRL, told Bar […]

The Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre (NPAC) will be holding its 10th Annual International Arbitration Conclave on February 17, 2018 on the theme Strengthening Arbitration in India – Challenges and Opportunities. Founded in 2005, the NPAC is the only Arbitration forum in South India to have been formally recognised by the Madras High Court. The Centre, which is modeled on the lines of International Arbitration Centres, aims at providing world class arbitration facilities by facilitiating both Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitration. The conference, to be held at Shangri La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi, aims at providing a platform to discuss the […]

The Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU Mumbai) inaugurated its Centre for Research in Criminal Justice (CRCJ) yesterday. The CRCJ intends to provide significant advancements in the field of research in criminal justice administration and further seeks to demonstrate a quality contribution towards the same. Present at the occasion were Justices NH Patil and AS Oka of the Bombay High Court, and other members of the Bar. Speaking at the occasion, Justice Oka emphasized on the objective behind establishing NLUs across India and the role of CRCJ in attaining its goal. Justice Patil spoke at length on the lack of proper investigation procedure in […]

Next year’s edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018) will be conducted on May 13, 2018, from 3 to 5 pm. As per the notification published today, online application for the exam will open on January 1. The last date for application is March 31. The 2018 edition of the exam, conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi, will be held for admission to five-year LL.B (undergraduate) and LL.M (postgraduate) courses at eighteen National Law Universities. The scores for CLAT 2018, as has been the case with earlier editions, will also be used by other […]

The Bombay High Court today issued notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI) in the petition seeking the rescheduling of this year’s All India Bar Examination (AIBE XI). The BCI failed to appear before the Bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice MS Sonak today, despite being served copies of the petition filed by AIBE XI candidates Mukesh Gupta and Pooja Pandey. Although the Court refused to entertain the petitioners’ prayers for rescheduling the exam, it said that it would look into the plea for refund of application fees. It has come to light that the BCI has […]

More than a week after students of the National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal began protesting the state of affairs at the law school, Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and Chancellor of NLIU Hemant Gupta has called for a new Director to head the University. The same was resolved after a delegation of students met with Chief Justice along with Justice JK Maheshwari of the High Court, Advocate General of the state Purushendra Kaurav, Senior Advocate Vivek Tankha and Principal Secretary of the State Legislative Department AM Saxena. After hearing the grievances of the students, the Chancellor […]

The protests at National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal continued today, with disgruntled students calling for the resignation of Director Prof SS Singh. NLIU students had launched their protest yesterday, highlighting the shortcomings of the administration with regard to dealing with a number of issues. The grievances include, among other things, preferential treatment given to some students, delay in delayed publication of exam results, the faculty’s failure to complete the syllabus in some subjects, and the questionable re-evaluation policy. They are also pressing for an extension of the library timings, and the lifting of the hostel curfew. Students camped outside […]

Students of the National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal are on indefinite protest over a number of issues at the law school. Given the fact that the administration has failed to address the students’ grievances, they have sent letters to Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and Chairman of the NLIU’s General Council, Justice Hemant Gupta as well as the Chairman of the UGC. These letters contain a list of grievances and demands, which are not exhaustive. The straw that broke the camel’s back was an incident where the faculty and administration allegedly allowed a fourth-year student who […]