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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks

68

As workforce gets younger, Khaitan takes first steps to ‘working from home’, intros semi-flexible hours, parenthood, crunch-time benefits

19

CLAT should cost Rs 1,500: MHRD report damns Nuals for abysmal 95% profit margin on CLAT

143

#MeToo floodgates open at NLU Delhi kicking off inquiry • Stephens bans NLUD male debaters for ‘harassment culture’, ‘toxic masculinity’

40

Decoding latest salvo in Nirav Modi privilege battle: CAM had no privilege, claims CBI

85

Shardul Amarchand amends 3-month salary clawback to apply only to fraction of pay (if not leaving for in-house or ill-health)

205

Shardul Amarchand imposes 3-month salary clawback on lawyers who leave this financial year

Law schools  12 October 2018

HNLU places 62 in ‘18 class of 150: State law dept biggest recruiter, 12 law firms, 4 companies, LLMs

HNLU Raipur placed 62 out of 150 students graduating their LLB this year, with a number of law firms, companies, policy organisations, LLMs and other places.

Law schools  10 October 2018

As NUJS begins crawl to get new VC, details of process not students’ business, claims admin • Students submit 10,000+ word representation

NUJS Kolkata is perhaps an inch closer to the appointment of a new vice chancellor (VC) and a permanent registrar and accounts officer after protracted periods of working with temporary arrangements for these posts, according to an email shared by the Student Juridical Association (SJA) with its members.

Law firms  09 October 2018

Indus promotes ‘06 grad Aditi Thakur to partner in Bangalore

IndusLaw_ has promoted principal associate and Devi Ahilya Indore 2006 alumnus Aditi Verma Thakur to partner in Bangalore.

In-house counsel  09 October 2018

TTA managing associate, NUJS ‘10 Raghuveer Parthasarathy joins JP Morgan as VP legal

Talwar Thakore Associates (TTA) managing associate and NUJS 2010 alumnus Raghuveer Parthsarathy has joined financial services provider JP Morgan Chase as vice president legal.

In-house counsel and GCs

Social lawyers  08 October 2018

Legally Social Delhi: This Friday at TC Cafe, live music from Jass B’stards Projectile + DJ, VJ

This Friday, 12 October, Legally Social is hitting Delhi again with TC Cafe on Aurobindo Marg.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  08 October 2018

A bar exam first: AIBE 13 may meet twice-per-year schedule with December date (if no delays)

The next and thirteenth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) is scheduled to be conducted next on 23 December 2018, announced the Bar Council of India (BCI).

Law schools  08 October 2018

HNLU chancellor channels Shakespeare, tears into ex-VC, promises support, more frequent visits

HNLU Raipur chancellor and Bilaspur high court chief justice AK Tripathi visited the law school’s campus yesterday and addressing a gathering of all its students and teachers, saying that “Caesar has already been buried on the 3rd”, referring to the 3 October resignation of HNLU’s former vice chancellor Prof Sukh Pal Singh.

Law schools  05 October 2018

NLSIU secures lower 3.06 GPA with NAAC • Will appeal over new metrics after Nalsar, NLU Delhi, RGNUL, NLUO scored higher before

The National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) has completed its assessment of NLSIU Bangalore, awarding it an A grade but a lower composite score than Nalsar Hyderabad, NLU Delhi, RGNUL Patiala and NLUO Cuttack, while Jindal Global University scored a 3.26.

Law schools  04 October 2018

#MeToo floodgates open at NLU Delhi kicking off inquiry • Stephens bans NLUD male debaters for ‘harassment culture’, ‘toxic masculinity’

NLU Delhi’s entire male student population has been blacklisted from debates at St Stephens, Delhi University, as several female students have come forward on social media to recount sexual harassment stories, following social media posts by students naming harassers that went viral.

Pre-law student  04 October 2018

CLAT agrees to set up semi-permanent body in partial victory for petitioners

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) has moved one step closer to possibly an error-free conduct by establishing a seven-member permanent secretariat for conducting the exam from this year onward, as first reported by Live Law.

Law schools  03 October 2018

HNLU students ‘delighted’ about ret’d Justice CB Bajpayee as interim VC

HNLU Raipur’s chancellor has appointed retired high court judge Justice CB Bajpayee as interim vice chancellor, following the resignation of Prof Sukh Pal Singh in the face of student strikes.

Law firms  03 October 2018

TTA promotes 2nd counsel: NUJS ‘05 Deepa Christopher in corporate

NUJS Kolkata 2005 alumnus Deepa Christopher was promoted to counsel at Talwar Thakore & Associates (TTA) effective 1 October.

Law schools  01 October 2018

HNLU vice chancellor Sukh Pal Singh resigns, students call off hunger strike • Dr Samal: ‘History created’, to a brighter tomorrow

Word has come in that the embattled HNLU Raipur vice chancellor Sukh Pal Singh has resigned, according to several authoritative student sources, though the official confirmation has not yet been supplied to students.

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