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19 June 2019
Law schools

The West Bengal government has quietly passed its long-pending amendment to the NUJS Kolkata establishing statute, formalising a 30% local domicile reservation.

19 June 2019
Law schools

Alongside 22 other Indian Universities, Jindal Global University (JGU), the parent institution of the JGLS Sonepat law school, has been ranked by UK-based academic careers counselling company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), in its annual top 1000 global university rankings.

15 June 2019
Law schools

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 are out and the first provisional allocation list has been released by the CLAT consortium on its website.

09 June 2019
Law schools

Final year students of NLU Delhi, graduating in 2019, have secured 41 jobs with top corporate law firms, which picked up a total of 20, while foreign firms hired four into training contracts.

09 June 2019
Law schools

New Vice Chancellor (VC) appointments or renewals at national law universities (NLUs) punctuate 2019. While NUALS Kochi and GNLU Gandhinagar got their new VCs recently, two NLU heavyweights viz. my alma mater, NUJS Kolkata and NLSIU Bangalore are in the midst of VC selections. Reportedly, Prof NK Chakrabarti has been recommended by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi for the position of NUJS’ VC recently and the Executive Council ratification in this regard is awaited.

07 June 2019
Law schools

NUJS Kolkata chancellor and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has confirmed his selection of Prof NK Chakrabarti as his formal choice to be the next vice chancellor (VC) to lead NUJS Kolkata, according to an email sent internally by the Student Juridical Association (SJA) to students.

06 June 2019
Law schools

The government has released a draft policy to improve education in India; also buried within its 484 pages are recommendations to improve legal education in the country by ensuring it “reflect[s] social-cultural contexts” and “fall[s] back upon the culture and traditions of people, the history of legal institutions and victory of ‘Dharma’ over ‘Adharma’ writ large in Indian literature and mythology”.

31 May 2019
Law schools

Nalsar Hyderabad vice chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa has been summoned to appear before the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in Delhi on 4 June, according to a number of news reports.

29 May 2019
Law schools

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India - used as an admission test for 52 Indian law schools but primarily having acted as a feeder for JGLS Sonepat - has seen 8,268 applicants this year, according to an internal email sent by JGLS VC Prof Raj Kumar (full email published below).

28 May 2019
Law schools

The All India Entrance Test (AILET), conducted by NLU Delhi outside of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) group of national law schools since its inception, has released its results today, but not without controversy.

23 May 2019
Law schools

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.

22 May 2019
Law schools

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.

21 May 2019
Law schools

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).

20 May 2019
Law schools

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.

18 May 2019
Law schools

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.

17 May 2019
Law schools

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.

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