The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) will appoint CLC Delhi professor Kamala Sankaran as its second vice chancellor (VC).

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has doubled the inspection fee for law colleges in India again, for the second time in 2 years.

According to a report in The Guardian, 2000 Oxford University modern history graduate Faiz Siddiqui has filed a £1m claim in a UK court against his alma mater, alleging that the “appallingly bad” and “boring” instruction meant that he did not obtain a first (the highest possible grade) but only a 2:1 (the next highest grade) in college and therefore lost out on becoming a successful international commercial lawyer.

The latest new Rhodes scholarsFor Rhodes 2017 scholars aiming for the Oxford University BCL, international criminal law and human rights law specialisations were top preferences, while honesty, self-reflection and passion were game clinchers.

Nuals Kochi student Mary Kavita Dominic, NUJS Kolkata’s Gauri Pillai and NLSIU Bangalore's Vanshaj Jain have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at a postgraduate course of their choice for a year in Oxford University, alongside two other non-law students.

ranbir singhNLU Delhi vice chancellor (VC) Prof Ranbir Singh, who on Friday joined the board of the 300-plus member International Association of Universities (IAU), said that the “timing is proper” for liberalisation in Indian legal services.

Nishi Ankita Kujur, “a third year law student of National Law School of India University committed suicide by hanging in her hostel room of the university, on Tuesday. Nishi (20) was a native of Jharkhand,” reported the Deccan Herald and Eenadu India.

NUJS Kolkata’s chancellor, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur, has signed off on a resolution to institute a judicial review commission at the university, according to campus sources with knowledge of the development.

Amity Delhi has moved to a more transparent and stringent system of attendance for students, but is functioning without an official head after student protests following the suicide of student Sushant Rohilla. Rohilla, who was allegedly harassed by the law school’s administration over attendance issues.

Prof NR Madhava Menon supported the plan to segregate law courses in India into academic courses and professional courses, and suggested the ways in which to achieve this division and other improvements in the current design of Indian legal education.

The former vice chancellor of Karnataka State Law University, Dr JS Patil, has been appointed as NLU Assam Guwahati’s s new vice chancellor (VC).

image_2016-09-28_12-03-26A vast majority of NUJS Kolkata’s student body, on Friday, signed a resolution expressing their “deep dissatisfaction” with NUJS vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat.

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel will face a review committee that has been constituted by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to look into allegations of Patel’s opaque faculty recruitments.

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A request by the West Bengal state government saw a last minute addition to today’s agenda of the NUJS Kolkata executive council (EC) meeting that extended the tenure of vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat by five years. The proposal by the state government would see NUJS having to double its intake of students from 125 to 250 students and to open up two new branches in the state.

NUJS paid retired judge Rs 75,000 to draft 'patently illegal' & 'suicidal' service rulesThe controversial and possibly unconstitutional NUJS Kolkata draft service rules were drafted by a retired judge for Rs 75,000, after two faculty members – associate professor Anirban Mazumdar and assistant professor Ruchira Goswami – failed to make any significant progress for six months on creating new rules, according to authoritative campus sources.

NUJS Kolkata lifted most provisions of its draft service rules directly from the service rules of nine other Indian institutes, published on the institutes’ websites. The draft service rules limiting constitutional freedoms of its employees and their families, did not bother its faculty members, reported the Indian Express.

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