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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-noseexamination-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-noseexamination-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-noseexamination-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.

Bar exam: Hall passes to be downloadable as study mat non-recipients grow

Hall admission passes for the 6 March all India bar exam will also be available for download over the internet, announced the Bar Council of India (BCI), also revising upwards from 37 to 143 the number of applicants who had not yet received any study materials in the post.

Bar exam will take place 6 March, hall passes at venues: BCI chief Subramanium

Gopal-Subranium-Solicitor-General-BCI-chairman Admit cards and hall passes for candidates sitting the all India bar exam on 6 March will be dispatched by registered post or will be available at the exam venue, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman and solicitor general Gopal Subramanium said today.

Bail for accused in BCI-law school bribery case denied again

The apex court yesterday rejected the second anticipatory bail application of Bar Council of India’s (BCI’s) vice-chairman and alleged co-accused R Dhanapal Raj in the CBI graft case, as defence counsel Ram Jethmalani’s assurances that appellants would not “tamper with evidence” failed to elicit positive response from the judges.

Only 2% of bar exam applications faulty or study materials undelivered

Only 377 applicants out of 22,267 have not completed their bar exam forms correctly, while only 38 have not received their study materials, according to Bar Council of India (BCI) records released today.

All India bar exam will go ahead for 22,000+ applicants bar some

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Breaking: The Bar Council of India (BCI) said yesterday that all 22,267 applicants for the all India bar exam have been sent their preparation papers and that the first exam go ahead as planned by 6 March 2011.

Jindal puts on first-of-its-kind virtual classroom with students in US

JGLS-michigan-virtual-classroom Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and US Michigan law school have held a virtual classroom hosted in India, with “seamless” state-of-the-art video technology allowing students to participate in real time.

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