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CLAT 2018 innings of writs begins in Jaipur HC • NLU Jodhpur joins tangle as respondent • Lit funding drive starts to hire senior counsel


The K Law 7 decide to jointly go it alone, start Anoma Legal with teams, APs in 3 cities


SC asks NLUs for CLAT suggestions, asks ASG if NLUs have national importance • Basheer rejects BCI involvement [READ AFFIDAVITS]


Breaking: K Law to see 7 partners exit across 3 cities, possibly with entrepreneurial ambitions • Firm recruiting into 50% gap


Viral sex harass post at GNLU prompts 2nd student to come forward, file complaint vs staff member

Law firms  03 April 2018

Karanjawala promotes 3 to senior partner: Instrumental in building firm’s SC, commercial, criminal practices

Karanjawala & Co has promoted three to senior partner rung, effective today: Nandini Gore, Ruby Singh Ahuja, and Sandeep Kapur.

Law schools  03 April 2018

Best of 71 law schools in India: NLSIU barely, then NLU Delhi, then Nalsar, says Gov’t (NLU-J, NUJS trail)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD)’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), has ranked public law and other schools, according to the NIRF website, with NLSIU Bangalore topping a list out of 71 law schools that applied.

Law firms  03 April 2018

Orbit makes 3 new senior partners, 3 salaried partners, hires one partner in Mumbai

Damodara Rao, who had left Clasis Law with Orbit senior partner Ishtiaq Ali to start up Orbit with third co-founding partner PV Rao, was elevated to the senior partner designation alongside partners Ashok Kamble and T Ravichandran.

Law firms  02 April 2018

Platinum promotes NUJS-alum Sunandan Majumdar to partner, grows to 9

Corporate associate Sunandan Majumdar has been promoted to salaried partnership in Platinum Partners’ Mumbai office, effective 1 April 2018. specialises in corporate M&A and is a 2008 graduate of NUJS Kolkata.

Law firms  02 April 2018

HSA alum Kanika Chugh returns as associate partner in disputes, regulatory, policy

HSA Advocates has re-hired disputes lawyer Kanika Chugh as associate partner in Delhi, after Chugh had left in 2017 to work with her husband in his law firm SKV Law Offices.

In-house counsel and GCs

Law schools  02 April 2018

NLS students get alums involved after ‘500 days’ delay to bring sex harasser to task

At NLSIU Bangalore the second reported instance of sexual harassment, which occurred in December 2016, has apparently now blown over without consequence as NLS alumni have been asked to get involved for support to expedite punishment for the accused.

Law firms  01 April 2018

DSK grows to 22 partners: Promotes 3 to salaried partner, 5 to associate partner (like designate) [UPDATE-1]

DSK Legal has grown to 22 partners, promoting 3 from associate to salaried partner level, while making five new associate partners, a designation that is equivalent to partner designate and just below salaried partner.

Law schools  01 April 2018

[APRIL FOOLS] NLSIU to get 100-acre campus upgrade, to move to Gangavati by 2022

The Karnataka government has made a pledge with assembly elections impending, to move NLSIU Bangalore to rural Karnataka’s Gangavati town, in a bid to boost students taking up social lawyering and agriculture-related laws, according to local paper Kannada Praba (a big hat-tip to the anonymous reader who spotted this one).

Law firms  31 March 2018

AZB promotes 3 CAM-Ashwath laterals in Mumbai to partner, 1 in Bangalore

AZB & Partners has promoted 4 of its associates to partner level, three of whom in Mumbai had all joined AZB from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) in the last two years, with or shortly after partner Ashwath Rau had moved.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  31 March 2018

9 days before CJI Mishra impeachment news broke, BCI presciently got active against (basically Cong) MP-lawyers

On 27 March 2018 Times Now had exclusively that Congress and other opposition parties were drafting an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Mishra.

Law schools  30 March 2018

1 call, 3 emails, 10 hours that rocked NUJS: How VC Ishwara Bhat was ousted, and why some are still concerned about the future

It’s the very early hours of Wednesday morning, and Prof Ishwara Bhat is awake. The NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor (VC) has barely three hours remaining until the students’ 9:00am, 28 March 2018 ultimatum calling for his resignation before the “passive” protest is scheduled to turn into an “active” one.

Law firms  30 March 2018

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 3 partner designates to salaried partner

In a very Amarchandian of steps, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted the only three of its “partner designates” to salaried partner level, in a promotion that is generally expected to be automatic from year-to-year.

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