The Himachal Pradesh National Law University in Shimla has requested applications for its five year LLB course, as first reported by CLATGyan, with classes set to start on 1 October 2016 with 60 available seats.

NUJS students win a long unlikely battleNUJS Kolkata made NLU history when it suspended, for alleged corruption, an officer of the university – the registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay. A full inquiry report detailing how Mukhopadhyay was involved in alleged illegal award of contracts related to university infrastructure, has been released. The students of the law school led the initiative, the report duly notes.

At GNLU Gandhinagar, two students stand to lose a year due to alleged administrative inaction following a retroactive rule change. The students have been detained in the third year of BALLB for the second consecutive year in August 2016, despite the existence of a university regulation enabling them to potentially be promoted this year.£££para£££

The Bar Council of India (BCI) and Maharashtra State Bar Council has cleared GLC Mumbai and all the other Maharashtra government and aided colleges that were under embargo against taking admissions. As per the minutes of Saturday, 3 September’s BCI meeting the colleges can take admissions for the academic year 2016-2017.

The Bar Council of India rejected Maharashtra’s request for time to meet its Legal Education Rules on infrastructure of government and aided law colleges in the state, with the result that those colleges will not be able to take admissions this year, reported the Times of India.

On 11 August, Bar & Bench had reported that NLU Delhi political science associate professor Dr Maheshwar Singh had gone on a hunger strike, alleging that his application for professorship three years ago had not been considered fairly without having even been notified of rejection.

Sushant Rohilla

Following Delhi’s Amity Law School, IP University, student Sushant Rohilla having hanged himself at his home on 10 August, as reported by the Hindustan Times at the time, has gone viral after a social media campaign by his friends and family, with several mainstream websites picking up the story.

NLSIU Bangalore’s flagship post-graduate distance education course is the Master of Business Laws (MBL), in which 964 students enrolled last year.

NUJS students win a long unlikely battleThe Calcutta high court on 26 July dismissed the second appeal of NUJS Kolkata registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay against his suspension from the post by the vice-chancellor (VC), clearing the way for his dismissal by the university.

GLC Mumbai’s 2016 batch has confirmed a total of 95 jobs for roughly 600 odd students in its three- and five-year LLB courses, with 60 students placed via the placement cell, and 35 via candidates’ personal endeavours.

The GNLU Gandhinagar Legal Services Committee (LSC) is holding its annual blood donation camp on 15 July on campus, after over 235 people turned up last year with 170 eventually successfully donating blood, according to a blog by the convenors.

GNLU meets in HC againGNLU Gandhinagar is again in the Gujarat high court, this time as three administrative staff members have alleged that GNLU director Bimal Patel made illegal appointments at the law school.

Following the publication of India Today's theoretically irrelevant law school rankings last month, Outlook India's 2016 top 20 law school rankings have been released but do not included NUJS Kolkata, NLIU Bhopal or NLU Jodhpur.

A South Korean citizen who graduated from JGLS Sonepat last year is facing a dead end at the Bar Council of India (BCI), on her application to take the All India Bar Exam (AIBE). She took admission to JGLS relying on the reciprocity clause in the Advocates Act 1961.

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) grows up, reports the Times, about the organisation that now has 500 volunteers in 18 cities, which has trained 200 students and helped 83 gain admittance to law schools:

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel emailed all faculty members today with a story of a relative walking 4km, vowing to install a statue of Lord Ganesha in his house, in order to support Patel against “the defamatory news about GNLU in Jaymin Brahmbhatt case”.

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