The Bar Council of India (BCI) has proposed to override law schools’ autonomy by inducting its own members into their faculty selection committee, as an “expert member”, in its draft first amendment to the Legal Education Rules 2008.

GNLU Gandhinagar is back in the Gujarat high court, this time facing its accounts officer’s petition for alleged wrongful termination of employment.

For NLSIU Bangalore - India’s first ever law school to break at the 36-year-old World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) – it took a professional debating coach, a voluminous matter file, and “a good amount of luck” this year, said the NLSIU team.

NLSIU Bangalore broke into the double-octafinal rounds of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) today, becoming the first Indian law school in history to have proceeded to the elimination rounds of the world’s largest debating championship. It has now been knocked out this year.

The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) will appoint CLC Delhi professor Kamala Sankaran as its second vice chancellor (VC).

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has doubled the inspection fee for law colleges in India again, for the second time in 2 years.

According to a report in The Guardian, 2000 Oxford University modern history graduate Faiz Siddiqui has filed a £1m claim in a UK court against his alma mater, alleging that the “appallingly bad” and “boring” instruction meant that he did not obtain a first (the highest possible grade) but only a 2:1 (the next highest grade) in college and therefore lost out on becoming a successful international commercial lawyer.

The latest new Rhodes scholarsFor Rhodes 2017 scholars aiming for the Oxford University BCL, international criminal law and human rights law specialisations were top preferences, while honesty, self-reflection and passion were game clinchers.

Nuals Kochi student Mary Kavita Dominic, NUJS Kolkata’s Gauri Pillai and NLSIU Bangalore's Vanshaj Jain have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at a postgraduate course of their choice for a year in Oxford University, alongside two other non-law students.

ranbir singhNLU Delhi vice chancellor (VC) Prof Ranbir Singh, who on Friday joined the board of the 300-plus member International Association of Universities (IAU), said that the “timing is proper” for liberalisation in Indian legal services.

Nishi Ankita Kujur, “a third year law student of National Law School of India University committed suicide by hanging in her hostel room of the university, on Tuesday. Nishi (20) was a native of Jharkhand,” reported the Deccan Herald and Eenadu India.

NUJS Kolkata’s chancellor, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur, has signed off on a resolution to institute a judicial review commission at the university, according to campus sources with knowledge of the development.

Amity Delhi has moved to a more transparent and stringent system of attendance for students, but is functioning without an official head after student protests following the suicide of student Sushant Rohilla. Rohilla, who was allegedly harassed by the law school’s administration over attendance issues.

Prof NR Madhava Menon supported the plan to segregate law courses in India into academic courses and professional courses, and suggested the ways in which to achieve this division and other improvements in the current design of Indian legal education.

The former vice chancellor of Karnataka State Law University, Dr JS Patil, has been appointed as NLU Assam Guwahati’s s new vice chancellor (VC).

image_2016-09-28_12-03-26A vast majority of NUJS Kolkata’s student body, on Friday, signed a resolution expressing their “deep dissatisfaction” with NUJS vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat.

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