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JGLS Sonepat’s 2020 graduating batch have secured 24 Day Zero accepted offers and pre-placement offers with seven law firms, with 98 out of 484 three- and five-year LLB students participating in the organised campus recruitment activities.

The 2018 Delhi Judicial Services Exam was topped by JGLS Sonepat graduate Shipra Dharkar, with at least 7 other national law schools also being represented in the list of 126.

On 14 May, Nalsar Hyerabad vice-chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa had published a column in the Tribune headlined “NCW has failed our women”, arguing for reform of the National Commission for Women (NCW).

By July of last year, NUJS Kolkata’s interim administration had unilaterally shut down its distance learning certificate courses contractually provided by all third parties.

JGLS Sonepat’s final year students of its three-year and five-year LLB programmes graduating this year have secured a total of 83 jobs, including 29 jobs with Big 7 law firms, though its batch sizes have continued increasing.

Nalsar Hyderabad’s 2019 graduating batch has again found jobs for all of its 52 recruitment coordination committee (RCC) members, out of a total batch of 77.

NLU Delhi penultimate-year students had secured 23 early jobs to start work in 2020; this is around 28% of a batch of 81, though two-thirds of the 35 students who have directly participated in campus recruitment activities (with litigation presumably being quite popular in Delhi).

The single-most influential and already in-his-lifetime legendary figure in Indian legal education, Prof NR Madhava Menon, has passed away last night, after having been diagnosed with liver cancer several months ago.

In the heat of election season, the Congress Party has called for Nalsar Hyderabad to institute 85% local resident reservation quotas, accusing the national law school of a “Blatant & Deliberate Violation Of Law Of Land” (sic) and “Causing Gross Injustice towards Sons of Soil, i.e., LOCAL Students of Telangana in General and Backward Class Students in particular” (sic).

Students of the National Law Universities Students Consortium;;, which includes 17 NLUs that have a student body or have appointed student representatives, have made a statement condemning the conduct of the Supreme Court in handling the allegations of sexual harassment against the apex judge at the apex court.

GD Goenka University pro vice chancellor (VC) Prof Sanjeevi Shanthakumar will be the new director of GNLU Gandhinagar.

The NLSIU Bangalore Anti Ragging Squad Committee has upheld a complaint made about ‘major misconduct’ of ragging in 2017-18 by a senior student against a junior student of the law school.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has produced a report into RGNUL Patiala, following a fact-finding mission prompted by complaints made by students during their protests against the administration, urging the administration to fix a number of deficiencies.

Patiala-based additional district and sessions judge Manjoy Kaur has begun the judicial inquiry into RGNUL Patiala administrative officer Capt SP Singh, against whom students have alleged multiple allegations of misconduct. However, students have also expressed concerns that the Singh’s likely presence at the proceedings could result in students not being able to share evidence freely, fearing administrative reprisals.

The 20 December 2018 appointment of NLU Delhi Prof Mrinal Satish as chairperson of the Delhi Judicial Academy (DJA) has been challenged in the Delhi high court on around two weeks ago, by the NGO Agam An Initiative for Good Governance, claiming that he did not fulfil the minimum experience requirements of the role, according to The Hindu and Bar & Bench.

NLSIU Bangalore students have landed a record 44 jobs after Day Zero and Day One of recruitment for careers beginning in 2020, across most of the large law firms and companies.

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