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July bar exam certificates - now a photo ID - available 25 October, nearly 3 months after exam

imageimage Graduates who passed the July 2011 All India Bar Exam (AIBE) can collect their practising certificates, which now includes photographs, from state bar council offices from 25 October, said the Bar Council of India (BCI) in a press release yesterday.

2011 All India Bar Exam postponed to 8 January 2012, previous practice certificates ‘being printed’

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) will be held on 8 January 2012, after the Bar Council of India (BCI) had originally scheduled the exam for December 2011 in its 4 September 2011 resolution.

BCI pegs next All India Bar Exam for December; To allow provisional practice after ‘practical difficulties’

Taking exams: A desk jobTaking exams: A desk jobExclusive: The Bar Council of India has scheduled the next All India Bar Exam (AIBE) for December 2011 but acknowledging “practical difficulties” will allow graduates to practice in courts if they give an affidavit to pass the AIBE in December.

Jindal Law School starts practical project infrastructure course with IDFC and eye on employability

imageimage Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has tied-up with the Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) to teach project finance and infrastructure law as an elective to students and provide placements.

Ranbir Singh awarded SILF’s law teacher of the year prize; Salgaocar Law School, Symbi’s Gudpur, AT Markose recognised

Exclusive: Current NLU Delhi vice chancellor Professor (Dr) Ranbir Singh will be honoured with this year’s Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) Madhava Menon law teacher of the year award, while the Goa-based Salgaocar College of Law has been chosen for the institutional excellence award.

Bar exam pass-rate drops to 69% as re-takers perform worst; 2,500 in Chennai again AIBE-less

Only 69 per cent of 11,752 bar exam test takers managed to clear the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE), as only 56 per cent of those re-taking the test for the second time managed to clear.

Mass advocate protests reported in Chennai over today’s bar exam

On the day of the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) today PTI reported at least 500 lawyers protested outside one of two exam halls in Chennai, where the first exam in March had to be cancelled due to unrest.

13,000 to take second All India Bar Exam on 24 July, says BCI

The Bar Council of India (BCI) said today that over 13,000 candidates applied to take the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE), which is set to take place on 24 July after it was postponed by a month in May.

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-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-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-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.

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