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16 June 2010
Law schools

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseSix law graduates have filed a writ petition challenging that the Bar Council of India's (BCI) proposed all India bar exam should not prevent them from practising in courts.

09 June 2010
Law schools

photocopier_by_alancleaver_2000The Bar Council of India (BCI) is in talks with government agency Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) to automate BCI internal processes and design cost-effective or free anti-plagiarism software for law schools and other legal writers.

07 June 2010
Law schools

library-corridor-by_eflonGraduating students can work as "trainee advocates" with advocates or law firms but will not be able to "practice" law until they pass the all-India bar exam, the Bar Council of India (BCI) said in a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) published today, noting also that seniority of practice would be unaffected.

04 June 2010
Law schools

birthday-muffin-1_by_bensonkuaThe second part of Legally India's first anniversary round-up focuses on what has happened in a year of legal education and incredible mooting performances across the board. Plus, we pick India's best law school in India. Well, almost.

02 June 2010
Law schools

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced that it will carry out its all-India bar exam in association with legal market services provider Rainmaker as a multiple choice test of 100 questions on 5 December 2010 that will require a "basic amount of preparation" to pass, although the BCI admitted that graduating students would probably not be able to practice in courts until 31 December.

02 June 2010
Law schools

exam-study_by_umjanedoanLegal market services provider Rainmaker will run the proposed bar exam for the Bar Council of India (BCI) as the BCI is set to unveil its new website at 1pm today which was set up by the company.

31 May 2010
Law schools

pencil-by_arqueraThe 2010 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) results and provisional allotments have been announced, with 86 per cent of toppers going for the four law schools established before the millennium as younger law schools establish hierarchies.

26 May 2010
Law schools

NLU_Jodhpur2NLU Jodhpur has beaten the recession blues with its entire 2010 graduating batch of 2010 finding jobs or placements with Trilegal, Luthra & Luthra and Amarchand Mangaldas picking up 17 students in total and legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies including Clifford Chance's captive LPO hiring eight, according to faculty.

25 May 2010
Law schools

NLSIU-Bangalore-Library2Amarchand Mangaldas and Trilegal conducted interviews on NLSIU Bangalore campus with 35 students yesterday (25 May), making 15 job offers and hoping to steal a march on competitors in the recruitment war for 2011 graduates.

21 May 2010
Law schools

indiana-hayUS-based Indiana University Maurer School of Law has initiated a secondment program under which six of its students will be sent for summer internships in four Indian law firms, three non-governmental organisations (NGO) and an additional solicitor general's office this July.

20 May 2010
Law schools

HNLU-campusHNLU Raipur's recruitment committee has placed 39 out of 63 registered students in its 98-student 2009-10 batches, with HDFC, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Bajaj Allianz and Desai & Diwanji picking out students from the college.

17 May 2010
Law schools

book-open_by-pareericaThe proposed bar exam will be an open book test exclusively giving litigating lawyers a "license to practice" but would not affect transactional lawyers, proposed solicitor general and Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Gopal Subramaniam on Saturday, noting that the exam could also apply retroactively to unenrolled graduates from past years.

14 May 2010
Law schools

Nalsar-hyderabadNalsar Hyderabad has placed 95 per cent of 47 final year students who opted to sit for the recruitment committee, with Amarchand Mangaldas and Luthra & Luthra leading the pack of recruiters, enlisting a total of 18 final year students, although the in-house sectors' draw has doubled this year.

14 May 2010
Law schools

exam-study_by_umjanedoanThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has agreed to postpone the planned bar exam to December, BCI counsel KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court today in the case BCI v Bonnie FOI Law College & Ors, admitting the logistical challenge of holding the exam before September in a surprise U-turn.

13 May 2010
Law schools

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseThe new bar exam for law graduates is understood to be held in late August with the Bar Council of India (BCI) set to announce the syllabus in a matter of days. Meanwhile, NUJS Kolkata final year students and Professor Shamnad Basheer have petitioned BCI chairman and solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam to postpone the exam until 2011 because they argue it prejudices students and is unconstitutional without amending the Advocates Act 1961.

12 May 2010
Law schools

crowd_thThe recruitment committee of NLIU Bhopal has successfully placed 46 out of 48 students registered with its recruitment committee, as of today, while the remaining 27 of this batch have chosen active litigation and judicial services as career paths.