Nalsar Hyderabad will have more than 23 acres of land, additional to its present campus, to start a lawyers academy and a teacher’s training academy, along with two new hostels, and a new LLB program within the coming year.

The academies and hostels will function from a 22 acre land facing its present campus in Shamirpet, while the new 3 year LLB program will be housed in a 45,000 square feet city campus, and will have 50% seats reserved for Telanaga-domiciled candidates.

Authoritative sources in the law school confirmed that Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in his address to Nalsar’s 15th annual convocation on 29 July, had mentioned that the government wants to allot these lands to Nalsar for the academies and the three year LLB program, as first reported by the Times of India.

The source explained that the actual possession of the lands could take anywhere between six months to one year. The 22 acre land used to belong to the state judicial academy, which is already functioning from a city campus in Hyderabad. Shamirpet is in the outskirts of Hyderabad. The 45000 square feet land is located more centrally inside Hyderabad.

The 50% state-based reservation will be restricted to seats in the 3 year LLB program which Nalsar will conduct from its city campus. In contrast, NLSIU Bangalore NLSIU Bangalore faces a looming 50% state-based reservation in its 5 year LLB program, while 10-seat NUJS Kolkata has already begun reserving 10 seats for West Bengal domiciled candidates in its 5 year LLB program from this year.

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Like +8 Object -1 Guest 02 Aug 17, 19:28  interesting
As the focus in the entire nation is shifting towards the local, and nothing wrong in it, law schools are also being tugged along. In this time, the NALSAR admin has been able to negotiate better deals than both is traditional rivals.
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Like +2 Object -0 Old boy 04 Aug 17, 12:12
But what's the point of this 3 year course based out of the city campus? The faculty, the facilities (e.g. library) and the general environment/exposure are ALL going to be different from the 5 year course. This 3 year course will end up being "not as good". It's a very bad idea to not fully integrate the 3 year course with the main campus.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 05 Aug 17, 05:03
Student pressure. From my five years there, I know that the undergrads see themselves as rightful owners. They hate the LLMs, they made the hoopla about MBA and they have had things to say about a 3-year course on campus two years ago.

On the other hand, state wants returns on investment. The institution needs investment to survive ten years from now. Therefore, the middle path is being tread.
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Like +6 Object -4 Guest 02 Aug 17, 19:36
This is a big win for NALSAR. Many NLUs are squeezed for land and would pray for so much land! As for the domicile reservation, it's a very smart move to restrict it to the 3 year LLB and not affect the 5 year BALLB. 3 year LLBs are not usually recruited by firms and end up in litigation/judicial service etc. In this case, NALSAR's reputation will not be affected.

NLSIU and other NLUs can think about working out similar deals with politicians.
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Like +3 Object -2 Please explain... 03 Aug 17, 18:27
"3 year LLBs are not usually recruited by firms and end up in litigation/judicial service etc. In this case, NALSAR's reputation will not be affected."

Are you implying that 3 year LLBs are not fit for law firms, and if hired, would affect the reputation of the law school?
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Like +4 Object -1 Guest 04 Aug 17, 05:17
Yes.
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Like +4 Object -1 Disagree 04 Aug 17, 01:12
While it is commendable they avoided domicile based reservation for the 5 year course, this will certainly affect the politics and atmosphere on campus. Further, I may be incorrect but I've heard NALSAR had/has a North-South divide in student politics, this will lead to more internal squabbles in the student cmmunity.
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Like +9 Object -2 NLU Stud 02 Aug 17, 19:58  interesting
May legal education in India rest in pieces.
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Like +8 Object -1 .. 02 Aug 17, 20:20  interesting
Depressing shit seriously.
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Like +5 Object -1 Guest 02 Aug 17, 23:48
This is terrible. First NSLIU and now NALSAR. Soon Mamata will demand 50% reservation in NUJS.

NLU student associations must now unite and seek proper national status like the IITs and IIMs. What happened to the petition that was being circulated on Legally India?? I wish Legally India covers this more seriously instead of sporadic reports.
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Like +6 Object -1 Striker 02 Aug 17, 23:50  interesting
Sad that Chandrababu Naidu worked so hard to promote Nalsar and make it a top institution, and now it falls in Telengana rather than Andhra and goes to rogue politicians like KCR.
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Like +4 Object -1 Zen 03 Aug 17, 13:56
No need for extra land if the price is reservation. The present campus is large enough. We cannot have a premier national law university degenerating into a local law college.
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 04 Aug 17, 01:37
With 50% reservation the quality of students at NLSIU and NALSAR will deteriorate rapidly. NLUD and NUJS will bag some good students who may otherwise have headed to these colleges. It looks like NLUD and NUJS may be the accidental beneficiaries of this!
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 05 Aug 17, 05:05
Have you read about the plans the state government has for NUJS lately? I think not.

NLU-D will benefit. Maybe, maybe not. Post Ranbir years will be a wait and watch period before going bullish on it in the long term.
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 04 Aug 17, 05:20
Legally India needs to do some serious in-depth stories on the problems facing NLUs, in particular:

1. Lack of National Institute of Importance Status

2. Poor quality faculty, lack of alumni in faculty

3. Corrupt and inept leadership

4. Bad infra
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Like +0 Object -0 Student Proctor 08 Aug 17, 16:57
I talked about this with the VC and KCR and in the meeting, we decided that this step will be extremely beneficial to the college.
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