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”.

GNLU Gandhinagar will now complete its disciplinary proceedings against third year LLB student Jaymin Brahmbatt through an external inquiry committee which will decide whether Brahmbatt is guilty of cheating on a university exam. Brahmbatt will be allowed to proceed to the fourth year of LLB pending the enquiry.

GNLUGNLU Gandhinagar rolled out seats in its second year LLB class, for students of other NLUs, on 24 May but by 7 June, after interested students had already applied for admission the law school rolled back the offer due to objection from the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) committee.

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel is now a member of the Law Commission of India, reported Live Law.

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