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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

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

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

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

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

Law firms  26 March 2018

Trilegal promotes 2 into cosy equity partnership: M&A-NLUJ Arnav Dayal, CCI-ILS Soumya Hariharan

Trilegal’s partnership has just voted to promote two of its counsel to its all-equity lockstep partnership, according to authoritative sources.

Law firms  24 March 2018

30% of ALMT Mumbai to depart with senior partner Hitesh Jain, destination TBC [CORRECTION, UPDATE]

Long-time ALMT Legal senior partner Hitesh Jain is set to leave the firm after 31 March of this year, taking his team of 28 fee-earners, including two salaried partners, with him.

Law firms  26 March 2018

NLS grad, AZB alum Sushil Jacob gets nod to Linklaters global partnership in London

In a global partnership promotion round of 27 across 11 offices, India group member Sushil Jacob has been promoted to partner at international giant Linklaters, with effect from 1 May 2018.

Law schools  26 March 2018

NUJS students give VC Bhat ultimatum: Resign now for being ‘undemocratic’, ‘despotic’, ‘incompetent’, or face protests with ‘academic integrity’, memes

NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor (VC) Prof Ishwara Bhat, who has been impeded since last week from joining CNLU Patna as VC by protesting CNLU students, is now facing an ultimatum by the NUJS student body to resign from NUJS this week.

Law firms  26 March 2018

Longest-surviving Clasis partner Sumeet Lall resigns, as cookie continues crumbling in impending Clydes break-up

Sumeet Lall, who is the longest-surviving lateral partner hire at Clasis Law which under managing partner Vineet Aneja has lost its partnership several times over in the last years, has resigned, according to authoritative sources.

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Law schools  24 March 2018

Read highly critical buried NUJS report that SJA won from VC Bhat today • CCTV cameras dead

The student juridical association (SJA) has obtained a copy from vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Ishwara Bhat of the 56-page long-buried and long-overdue report by the statutory review commission.

Fun and games  23 March 2018

This right here is the best argument for why Indian lawyers should never, ever be allowed to advertise (and it’s fabulous)

Above The Law, executive editor Elie Mystal stumbled across this advertisement for what is appears to be NRI law firm Malik Law Chambers, based in Southall, UK, and was stumped by what to make of it.

Law schools  23 March 2018

Correction: 8,000 NLIU degrees since 2003 were probed after 15 fake LLB degrees emerged in judicial probe

At least 15 fake LLB degrees from NLIU Bhopal reportedly enabled some alumni to bag jobs in the lower judiciary, among other places, according to a probe by retired Justice Abhay Gohil, reported the Hindustan Times, adding that the findings have triggered an internal probe by NLIU of the mark sheets of all of its alumni.

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Law firms  22 March 2018

Gov’t in LS: Foreign law firm entry ‘under consideration’, currently ‘collecting data’ from BCI

The government said in Lok Sabha on 21 March that the “entry of foreign law firms... on basis of reciprocity is under consideration by Government”, as first reported by LiveLaw.

Law firms  22 March 2018

Clydes, Clasis to break off best friendship, as troubled ALMT-breakaway kept refusing to float by self

The nearly 7-year-old best friendship between Clyde & Co and Clasis Law is on the rocks, and due to not continue after 31 March of this year, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the development.

Law schools  21 March 2018

Nalsar, NLU Delhi win full autonomy status from UGC • But what does it actually mean? VCs explain

NLU Delhi and Nalsar Hyderabad were granted so-called “Class I” autonomy by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which also granted “Class II” autonomy to NLUO Cuttack and RGNUL Patiala among 62 higher education institutes that have been awarded the status, as reported by PTI.

Brazil  21 March 2018

Business Opportunities in Brazil

The 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Brazil and India, which began with installation of the Brazilian embassy in New Delhi in the following year of India independence, is celebrated in 2018. The similarities of both countries may be a good perspective to explain the critical value of such partnership to Brazil, which has grown stronger through so many different times and contexts.

Data Protection  16 March 2018

Privacy as a Fundamental Right: The Possible Shapes of India’s Data Protection Landscape

Data privacy is a burning issue, from the Aadhaar ID database to a series of recent government and judicial reports laying the groundwork for a much-overdue reform of Indian privacy regulations, which will affect a plethora of businesses.

Print Issue Editorials  21 March 2018

Has India Legal Inc Missed the Bus on Artificial Intelligence, or is it Just the Right Time to Get on Board?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been making inroads into nearly all walks of life. Much of what’s visible in the mainstream has been restricted to headline-dominating stunts such as Google’s DeepMind systems beating humans at ultra-complex board games like Go or Chess or the IBM Watson system besting champions of the TV game show Jeopardy (way back in 2011). There have been rapid improvements in self-driving car technology by several companies. And on the consumer software side, facial and photo recognition, real-time text, voice and image translation and other useful tools from the major tech giants often seem like magic, or at least eerily, almost-humanly intelligent.

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