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jelly-baby-631848_640Kian Ganz looks at the lack of diversity in law schools and wonders why diversity is a good thing.

Delhi University’s (DU) law colleges are looking at an indefinite delay in beginning recruitment interviews for more than 100 vacant teaching positions the university had advertised on 9 June.

stqk0vliThe cost of a five-year national law university (NLU) course has risen to record levels this year, particularly at the newer NLUs, where the total fees to educate a lawyer come to as much as Rs.2.47 lakh per year, dwarfing the fees charged by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Does a time of peace and prosperity lie ahead for the bar?Things promised to return to normal in the Delhi high court on Monday after high-stakes drama last week, when the members of DHCBA received message through the newly formed SMS handle DHCBAS declaring that the strike was suspended.

BCI: Keeping it realKian Ganz looks into the BCI’s latest claim that 30 per cent of lawyers are not really lawyers and asks, how the BCI knows.

TV SpamThe Delhi high court will hear a PIL by NGO Media Watch-India against all private DTH players and the Central Government for flouting existing laws regarding Direct to Home broadcasting, according to an article by the organisation on factly (republished in full below).

Slovakian railway wagon manufacturer Tatravagoka AS, advised by Khaitan & Co, has acquired 50 per cent stakes in Jupiter Wagons and Jupiter Alloys and Steel, advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, in a deal reportedly worth Rs 100 crore ($15.6m).

Jupiter, which is one of India’s biggest railway freight car manufacturers, was advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas partner Abhishek Guha, senior associate Aditya Mehra, and associate Roma A Das.

Tatravagonka drafted in Khaitan & Co Mumbai Mumbai associate partner Kartick Maheshwari on the transactional side, and associate partner Yigal Gabriel on the real estate side.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited acted as Jupiter's financial adviser, while Alpen Capital acted for Slovakian company as its financial adviser.

Jupiter Wagons and Jupiter Alloys and Steel are set to be merged after this transaction completed on 14 July.

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