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NUJS brings #nationaliseNLUs movement to life with NLU consortium and law day demonstrations

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Crafty WB gov’t attacks NUJS constitution: 30% state quota bill tabled today, could make CLAT optional

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

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

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NLSIU revamps copy-pasted NAAC submission after faculty green report ‘busted’ by plagiarism check

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HNLU Raipur VC Sukh Pal Singh tenure ended by Chhattisgarh HC after 2014 extension held illegal

Law schools  03 December 2018

End of Bimal Patel decade at GNLU: Director vacancy advertised, month after his term expired

GNLU Gandhinagar has invited applications for the post of director until 24 December as GNLU director Dr Bimal Patel will be retiring from his position after serving at the law school for 10 years in two consecutive terms as director.

Law schools  27 November 2018

NUJS brings #nationaliseNLUs movement to life with NLU consortium and law day demonstrations

NUJS Kolkata students staged a campus demonstration yesterday (26 November) to lend voice to national law university (NLU) students’ common demand that NLUs should be given Institute of National Importance (INI) status.

Law schools  25 November 2018

Admin keeps quiet as KIIT evacuated in state of emergency: Brutal riots between engineering, law students injure dozens

Nearly all 400-odd law students and a number of engineering students of KIIT Bhubaneswar were evacuated from campus last night, following several days of tensions and violent clashes with the engineering college.

Law schools  21 November 2018

GLC embargos use of its name on social media without prior approval

GLC Mumbai has put a blanket ban on unapproved use of its name by its students on social media, after ordering the take down of one such page against which it had received complaints, reported the Times of India and others.

Law schools  20 November 2018

Crafty WB gov’t attacks NUJS constitution: 30% state quota bill tabled today, could make CLAT optional

The West Bengal state government is in the process of quietly pushing through a bill that would triple NUJS Kolkata’s domicile reservation, taking advantage of the power vacuum at the top of the institution presided over by its appointee and acting vice chancellor (VC) Amit Talukdar, following the student-led ouster of previous VC Prof Ishwara Bhat eight months ago.

Law schools  08 November 2018

Cal HC: ‘Not becoming’, ‘arbitrary’ of NUJS to suddenly stop online courses for enrolled students

NUJS Kolkata was wrong in cancelling its online courses for those students who were already mid-session in these courses, the Calcutta high court said in a temporary order.

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Pre-law student  01 November 2018

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

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) should not cost law aspirants more than Rs 1,500 recommended a government committee that found it “egregious” that the national law universities (NLU) were making a profit of 90-95% on the joint entrance exam which currently has an application fee of Rs 4,000.

Law schools  01 November 2018

After near-7-months’ thumb-twiddling, NUJS finally advertises for new VC

NUJS Kolkata advertised for a vice chancellor (VC) on its website on Tuesday, one month after constituting the VC search committee that is to move forward a process now overdue by seven months.

Law schools  29 October 2018

Symbi Hyd suspends students who posted about campus sex harassment, claims were ‘maligning institution’

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad has attracted the threat of a nationwide agitation after it suspended two female students who had complained of sexual harassment on the law school’s campus, reported Firstpost and others.

Law schools  29 October 2018

NLIU 2018 batch secures 80 out of 84 jobs, LLMs, exams • CAM, Khaitan, Trilegal biggest • 8 go for MP judiciary

NLIU Bhopal’s 2018 batch has seen 72 out of 84 graduating students secure jobs with law firms, corporates and legal process outsourcers (LPOs), and pursue further studies and other career opportunities.

Law schools  28 October 2018

Nascent NLU Jabalpur VC moves to ‘haunted’ suicide room to provide emotional support to students

NLU Jabalpur vice chancellor (VC) Prof Balraj Chauhan has been occupying the hostel room of a student of the law school who committed suicide on 9 September possibly under stress about his weak command over English, as first reported Times of India.

Law schools  28 October 2018

NLU Delhi says standard due process, appeal remains open to student’s suicide attempt over sex harass inquiry

NLU Delhi has released a carefully worded notice on Friday (26 October) that a student, who had allegedly tried to commit suicide on Wednesday after complaining that sexual harassment inquiry by the law school’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) against him was procedurally defective, had “recovered considerably” and that the standard appeals process against the ICC remained open to him.

Law schools  26 October 2018

In strange decision, RTI officer says RGNUL need not supply annual reports electronically because too difficult

As RGNUL Patiala remains one of several national law universities (NLU) that still do not publish their annual financial statements online, one right to information (RTI) applicant approached the Central Information Commission (CIC) against the law school.

Pre-law student  24 October 2018

NTA okay with conducting CLAT if court needs it to but BCI unwilling to give up chase for CLAT prize

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is open to take on the mandate for conducting the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) from 2019 onward, while the Bar Council of India (BCI) has re-asserted that it is the only body suitable to conduct the CLAT going forward.

Law schools  21 October 2018

Rhodes scholarship India goes to NUJS’ Mihika Poddar, will focus on law, social justice

NUJS Kolkata 2019 graduate Mihika Poddar has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study in Oxford University.

Law schools  19 October 2018

84 out of NUJS 2018 batch of 113 get jobs, led by Big Six firms • Total 109 accounted for

NUJS Kolkata has placed 84 out of a batch of 113 students graduating in 2018, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) picking up a massive 16 following its successful Day Zero that had yielded at least 40 law firm offers by April 2017 already.

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