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 […]

Amidst threats to reignite student protests carried out last year over alleged maladministration, the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal has issued a notification inviting nominations for the post of Director to the University. As per the notification issued on Monday, nominations for eligible persons are to be submitted to the University on or before March 5, 2018. Student protests at the University reached their peak last November, culminating in a firm demand for the ouster of its Director, Professor SS Singh. Prof Singh was due to complete his second term as Director this year. The various complaints directed against Professor […]

Ad hoc and guest teachers of the Faculty of Law at Delhi University have alleged that there has been a ‘scam’ in the appointment of Assistant Professors. A press release states that a list of 126 individuals selected for the post was read out during an Executive Committee meeting held on January 30, four months after the final round of interviews concluded in September 2017. It is alleged that the results have not been declared either on the University’s website . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: […]

All is not well at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL), according to highly placed internal sources. And things have not been so, for quite a while now. Vice-Chancellor in-charge, Gautam Chaudhary has been at the helm for over nine months now, and the official VC, Prof BC Nirmal, has not been allowed to enter the campus after returning in June from a month’s leave. Allegations of flagrant violations of the law in the appointment of permanent faculty abound, and the University’s coffers are deep in the red. A Tale of two Vice-Chancellors “All I want […]

Eminent international jurist and former Judge of the High Court of Australia, Michael Kirby AC CMG, has been appointed as Honorary Adjunct Professor at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). Justice Kirby joins Justice Michael D Wilson and Justice Sabrina S McKenna, Judges of the Hawaiian Supreme Court, Justice Dalveer Bhandari of the International Court of Justice, Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Senior Advocate Gopal Subramanium, who had earlier been appointed as Honorary Adjunct Professors at JGLS. Justice Kirby is credited with frequent citations of Indian judgments during his tenure as a judge. According to a recent study by Australian and […]

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 […]

A proposal to reserve 25% of the seats at the National Law University at Cuttack (NLU Odisha) for state domicile students has been approved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, reports the Indian Express. As per various reports, a release issued by the Chief Minister’s office has mentioned that the move will immensely benefit students from the state. Students from Odisha scoring 60% marks in their 12th examinations will be eligible for the reserved seats. Speaking to Bar & Bench, Vice Chancellor of NLUO Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao said that the proposal would have to be discussed after it is placed before the Executive Body […]

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cornell Law School, New York, allowing its students to pursue a dual degree programme. An MoU to this effect was signed by Professor Eduardo M Peñalver, Dean of Cornell Law School and Dr. C Raj Kumar, founding Vice Chancellor of JGU, in New Delhi on December 10. In 2011, both Universities had come together to sign an MoU to establish a flexible framework for academic collaborations. Following the latest MoU, JGLS students securing a JD degree in Cornell University Law School will be eligible to take the American […]

The Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Justice Gita Mittal on Monday, expressed grave concern over the security of women judges after an incident was brought to her notice where a taxi driver allegedly tried to abduct a woman judge. The Registrar General of the Delhi High Court Dinesh Kumar Sharma stated that the incident occurred when the woman judge was going from Central Delhi to Karkardooma court, reported

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 […]

In a press release, the students of the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal have indicated that their ongoing protest against the college administration will continue unabated until their grievances are taken up seriously. The students at NLIU had launched an indefinite protest on November 9 over administrative apathy in resolving a number of issues at the law school. Letters detailing several grievances in this regard have been sent to the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, the Chairman of the NLIU’s General Council, Justice Hemant Gupta as well as the Chairman of the UGC. As the protest developed, students […]

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 […]

IDIA Scholar and student from Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) Gandhinagar, Jumika Yeptho, passed away yesterday afternoon after battling Tuberculosis. Jumika hailed from Nagaland, where his family was supported solely by his father, who was a state government employee. Quite tragically, Jumika was believed to have been hospitalised for drug use, when in fact, it was found that Tuberculosis bacteria has infected 30-40% of his brain. In a heartfelt email, IDIA Managing Trustee Prof Shamnad Basheer set the record straight. “…Kept to himself and was often the victim of a subtle prejudice that we reserve for those from the North […]

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws of National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), in collaboration with Trilegal and Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is organizing the third edition of the NLIU-Trilegal Summit on Mergers and Acquisitions (2018 Summit) on 16th and 17th of February, 2018. The aim of the 2018 Summit is to have discussion on niche issues in the area of M&A among participants, panelists and audience. Such a dialogue would help the fraternity in general and the students in particular in understanding the jurisprudence on M&A, it being a considerably new area of practice. The 2018 Summit invites participation […]

The Rajasthan High Court has set aside suspension orders passed against two students of NLU Jodhpur by the Anti-Ragging Committee formed by the University. Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, who is also the Chancellor of the University, set aside the suspensions after an appeal was preferred against the same. Last July, the Anti-Ragging Committee had initiated an inquiry following the withdrawal of a first year student on allegations of ragging. The Committee had unanimously concluded that six of the accused students were guilty. The instant appeal was preferred by Pranav Pramod and Shreyansh Bhandari, both of whom had been suspended for […]

An eventful evening unfolded at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi on Saturday, as a unique course titled ‘Advanced Sport Law and Governance’, was launched by the Centre for India Australia Studies at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). The course will be taught at the JGLS in association with the TC Beirne School of Law (University of Queensland). Law students of the Queensland University, along with Professors Sarah Kelly and Shaun Star, will also attend a week long orientation program at JGLS. Speaking at the event, the Deputy High Commissioner of the Australian High Commission Chris Elstoft stated, “There are various education […]

Sending a strong message against sexual harassment both on and off campus, students of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore recently made a significant amendment to the rules governing the Recruitment Co-ordination Committee (RCC), Batch of 2019. The new amendment allows the RCC to disclose information regarding conviction of internship/placement candidates under the NLSIU Code to Combat Sexual Harassment (SHARIC code) to prospective firms. The amendment, proposed by five RCC members – Chandni Ochani, Chhavi Singhal, Jashanjot Kaur, Megha Mehta and Ritika Bansal – was passed with a two-thirds majority, following student discussion as well as anonymous feedback. Several […]

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, in conjunction with Humane Society International (India), has established the first ever Centre for Animal Law in India. The centre was inaugurated on Friday by Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi. N.G. Jayasimha, managing director of HSI/India, has been appointed as the Honorary Director of the Centre. “Today is a historic day for India and its animals,” he said. “We thank the Board of NALSAR and of course, the Vice Chancellor Professor Faizan Mustafa, who has made this centre happen. We hope that the Centre for Animal Law will be the first […]

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 […]

An endowment chair has been set up by the Revenue department of the Finance Ministry at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, to carry out research in International practices pertaining to key areas such as taxation, dispute resolution mechanism, transfer pricing and e-commerce among others, and their adoption in the Indian context. The research so generated is expected to influence future policy decisions in these areas and for the purpose of training officers. As per TOI, the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics (NACIN), part of the revenue department under the Central Board of Indirect Taxes […]

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 […]

The Legal Aid Clinic of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has won the 2017 Herbert Smith Freehills’ Community Engagement Award for Community Investment through Legal Work. The award is presented annually as part of the efforts by Herbert Smith Freehills to recognise social projects led by Indian law students and to support those creating a positive impact in their communities. The second edition of the Community awards had invited entries in two categories i.e. Community Investment Through Legal Work and Community Contribution Through Volunteering (non-legal work). The Community Investment Through Legal Work award aims at identifying law students who are working to bring sustainable […]

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 […]

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 […]