The annual India Today magazine law school rankings have seen NLIU Bhopal, NLU Jodhpur and RGNUL Patiala disappear out of the magazine’s top 20 rankings, after NUJS Kolkata threatened the magazine with a press council complaint in 2010.

NLUJA Assam joins the recruitment race in 2016. As the fifteenth in the long line of India’s national law schools, by year of establishment, its first LLB batch of 63 students will vie for jobs next year in India’s legal market that already lures over 1100 elite national law school graduates each year, in addition to top graduates from around 900 non-elite Indian law schools.

Mx: No heartburnNalsar Hyderabad has possibly granted India’s first ever graduation certificate with the gender-neutral honourific “Mx”, instead of “Mr”, “Ms” or “Mrs”.

NUJS Kolkata’s Student Juridical Association (SJA) has released a report outlining the changes it has facilitated in college, “from faculty recruitment to drastic overhaul of infrastructure including the remedying  of the girls hostel space crunch, the situation has improved considerably in the short span of two years”.

NUJS 2015 batchNUJS Kolkata’s class of 106 students graduating this year secured 78 jobs on and off campus, all 78 jobs being bagged by the 78 students who participated in on-campus recruitment (CRC).

NLU Delhi campaigns against sexismLaw student Aarushi Mahajan wrote a powerful piece in NLU Delhi’s Independent Student Newspaper Glasnost about her and other women’s experiences on the campus of one of India’s top national law schools.

Nalsar Hyderabad’s class of 74 LLB students graduating this year have secured 52 jobs with domestic and foreign law firms, in house, Big Four consulting and other organizations. Khaitan & Co and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas were the largest recruiters from the batch.

HNLU Raipur placed 58 students in this year’s graduating batch of 146 students with corporate and litigation law firms, advocates, legal process outsourcing companies (LPO), government departments and CLAT coaching centres.

Nalsar Hyderabad has increased its batch size from 80 to 120 students from this year, after having been in violation of a Bar Council of India (BCI) rule on batch sizes for up to nine years.

NLU Mumbai launched its website, shifted to a new temporary campus and closed registration for its June 2015 entrance exam.

The Delhi University’s law schools will again undergo inspection by the Bar Council of India (BCI), which will decide if it can approve the use of a single new campus building by the three law centres. DU has also set up a committee to look into its law centres’ shortcomings and report back in three weeks.

Himachal Pradesh will build a National Law University (NLU) in Ghanahatti near Shimla for Rs 400 crore, according to Himachal Pradesh high court chief justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir, reported the PTI.

He said that an ordinance would be passed soon, followed by a bill in the state assembly, which would create the first national law school in the state offering three- and five-year law degree courses, governed by the high court.

cwmlyh33The Bar Council of India (BCI) affiliated 92 new law colleges in nine months last year, according to the law ministry’s 2014-2015 annual report.

Nalsar Hyderabad has placed 39 out of 81 students with confirmed jobs after its Day Zero of recruitment on 11 and 12 April.

NUJSNUJS Kolkata has set a new Day Zero record, with 40 students having accepted jobs after kicking off its 2016-batch campus recruitments on 17 and 18 April.

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