Legal Education

NLU Ranchi, Jharkhand to be given 100-acre campus, plans foreign tie-ups

Jharkhand’s new National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi could become one of the best law schools in India in the next two to three years, predicted NUSRL’s dean-in-charge of faculty Alok Kumar Gupta.

Growing older / Issue 101

Legally India newsletterThis week's activity in the law firm market showcased exactly why India's oldest National Law School is still number one.

Jindal Law School to start student exchanges with New York’s Cornell

jindal-global-law-school-2jindal-global-law-school-2 Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has arranged a reciprocal student exchange programme with New York's Cornell Law School starting in 2012, also agreeing on other joint initiatives.

Breaking: CLAT college selection site online; 3,000+ to make their choice

imageimage The online ‘counselling’ process by which takers of the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) select their preferences amongst 11 national law schools has now started with 23 more general seats available than last year.

NLS Assam Guwahati postpones entrance test, deadline after solving mysteries

Exclusive: The new National Law School and Judicial Academy Assam (NLS & JAA) Guwahati has postponed its admission test from 19 June to 3 July, extended the application deadline to 20 June and released further details, one day after Legally India reported the college’s failure to make vital information concerning the entrance exam available to students.

Quality brands / Issue 99

Legally India newsletterCLAT madness descended on Legally India kicking off perhaps the largest and most sustained virtual law student brawl in the history of India. But first, cast an eye over the excitement that lawyers get up to when they grow up.

Bar exam postponed again to 24 July; Pass certificates by May-end

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseexamination-hall_by_comedy-nose Breaking: The second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) has been postponed by one month to 24 July, to avoid a clash with other exams and encourage further applications.

White & Case, Jindal law school create ‘knowledge partnership’, internship programme

Jindal-Global-Law-SchoolJindal-Global-Law-School Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and White & Case have entered into a formalised but non-exclusive tie-up to offer internships and knowledge partnerships.

Location, location? / Issue 97

Legally India newsletterThe lawyers of five-years-from-now by most accounts had a harrowing weekend.

India Bar Exam update: SC petition stuck for another half year, momentum dwindling

Exclusive: The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) matter pending as a transfer petition before the Supreme Court is not likely to be taken up for another four to five months as the apex court registry awaits submissions of papers from various high courts.

AIBE update: Bar exam application now possible online

All India Bar Exam (AIBE) candidates can now apply for the online for the exam.

Next All India Bar Exam (AIBE) pegged for 12 June

BCI-Gopal-SubramaniumjpgBCI-Gopal-SubramaniumjpgExclusive: The second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) was likely to take place on 12 June 2011, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Gopal Subramanium last week, offering re-takes for the 5,700-odd candidates who failed the first exam or those who did not register or sit for the first exam.

Bar exam answers & stats: Most scrape by as Gujarat, Karnataka, non-English grads bomb; AIBE men outnumber women 2 to 1

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseexamination-hall_by_comedy-nose Most candidates in the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) scored only 10 marks short of failing, reveal the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) detailed statistics published today. Almost 82 per cent of graduates taking the test in English passed but a staggering two thirds sitting the exam in Gujarati or Kannada failed, with Gujarat and Karnataka as states also seeing the lowest pass rates between 42 and 55 per cent respectively.

Chennai bar exam postponed again, date TBC

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) in Chennai, which was originally slated for 6 March but postponed to 27 March due to local unrest, has again been postponed to an undecided future date due to Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections.

Breaking: 71% pass All India Bar Exam; 6,300 grads fail/to retake

Just over 71 per cent of candidates passed the first All India Bar Exam (AIBE), according to a Bar Council of India (BCI) press release, which would mean roughly 6,300 graduates enrolled for the exam would have to retake it including Chennai graduates.

Success in bar exam grade disclosure writ as BCI mulls question paper release

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseexamination-hall_by_comedy-noseExclusive: Right to Information (RTI) activist and Delhi University 2010 graduate Anoop Prakash Awasthi has partially won his petition seeking the Bar Council of India (BCI) to disclose the marks of bar examinees.

Subramanium: Full bar exam marks in a week, Rainmaker fees revealed, exam ‘decentralisation’, future plans

Exclusive: Individual bar examinees’ marks would be disclosed together with results on 16 March, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman and solicitor general Gopal Subramanium, adding that he was not averse to further state bar council involvement and confirming the fees paid to the private contractor Rainmaker for assisting on the bar exam.

Bar exam results writ admitted, BCI to respond by Thursday

Exclusive: The Delhi High Court has admitted law graduate Anoop Prakash Awasthi’s writ petition and issued notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI) to seek its response within three days on the question of whether marks should be disclosed to bar examinees.

BCI claims 96% attendance but unrest derails Chennai bar exam

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose The Bar Council of India (BCI) said that 96 per cent of 22,000 law graduates appeared for the “historic” All India Bar Exam (AIBE) yesterday, although “unsavoury elements” in Chennai “destabilised” the exam causing its postponement to the end of the month.

‘Easy’ and ‘cheating’: How was Bar Exam day for you?

As the fastest candidates are starting to come out of the first All India Bar Exam that is set to end by 3pm today (Sunday), according to one report the standard was “very easy” and candidates were overheard loudly comparing answers. Share your experience here.

Bar exam grade disclosure writ to be heard on Monday, post-exam

Exclusive: The writ petition filed in the Delhi High Court seeking to force declaration of bar exam results beyond pass and fail will now be taken up for admission on Monday after failing to get listed today following a court holiday on Wedneday when it was originally meant to be heard.

BarHacker indexes go viral with associates; Bar Exam grads ‘like++’ the course [sponsored]

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Yesterday afternoon the BarHacker All India Bar Exam (AIBE) preparation indexes went viral in chain emails in law firm offices between 2010 graduates and fellow bar exam takers. One thread with our 14 indexes was forwarded in at least one major law firm with Lower Parel offices and across a number of national law schools.

Unfortunately, if you got hold of one of these pirated copies do NOT use it in the exam: that version contained unintentional but critical errors and will make your bar exam harder rather than easier. Sorry, you’ll have to sign up to get the new version! (and we have improved anti-piracy measures in this version for good measure)

Bar exam writ hits Delhi HC on new grounds to disclose exam results

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Exclusive: The All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is set to face yet another challenge in the Delhi High Court as former law student Anoop Prakash Awasthi has filed a fresh writ seeking the court’s direction to the Bar Council of India (BCI) to make the exam’s results public rather than granting a mere pass or fail certificate.

Bombay bar exam petition sent to SC, no remedy likely till ‘next batch’

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has today managed to get the bar exam petition filed by three former GLC Mumbai students transferred from the Bombay High Court to the Supreme Court (SC) after its counsel moved an affidavit urging the court to club together the ongoing litigation with other such challenges.

Doing badly at doing good / Issue 86

Legally India newsletterAt India’s law schools legal aid and pro bono culture is flourishing but somewhere along the line lawyers seem to lose the opportunity to do good.

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