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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.

10 May 2010
Law schools

hitchhikers_guide_to_galaxy-dont-panicNLU Delhi student Apoorva Sharma has won the 2010 NUJS Kolkata fiction writing competition with a prequel to the classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, adding his own legal twist that Douglas Adams would have no doubt approved of.

06 May 2010
Law schools

BooksNational Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal students have launched the first issue of their law journal called NLIU Law Review with the objective of increasing the academic standards and enhancing skillsets of students.

03 May 2010
Law schools

Law-Minister-Veerappa-Moily_thumbThe Bar Council of India (BCI) and law ministry have now decided to forge ahead with a bar exam for all 2010 graduates and anyone applying with the BCI to practice as a lawyer.

22 April 2010
Law schools

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2010 will see a total of 17,300 aspirants taking the exam, which is an increase of 15 per cent as against last year.

21 April 2010
Law schools

Veerappa MoilyThe Union Government has announced a 'National Consultation' to radically overhaul Indian legal education, which will include the introduction of a common admission test for all Indian law schools, three new super-specialised LLBs focusing on transactional, litigation or public law as well as shortening LLM courses to one year.

15 April 2010
Law schools

NUJS_Kolkata_thThe NUJS Kolkata recruitment committee has almost doubled finalists' job offers this year with a new policy, having placed 84 per cent of students and enticing a Bollywood studio to recruit from campus.

07 April 2010
Law schools

journals_by_jerineM S Ramaiah College of Law, University of Bangalore students have started the law school's first academic journal yesterday (6 April).

31 March 2010
Law schools

Diversity-Sikkim-classNUJS Kolkata professor Shamnad Basheer has begun a pilot project to increase access to the legal profession to those from poorer backgrounds, seeking to grow it into a mass movement with funding and involvement from lawyers and students across India.

26 March 2010
Law schools

GLC-MumbaiGovernment Law College (GLC) Mumbai is hunting for a new principal to revitalise and energise the law school. In unrelated news GLC Mumbai has also called for an investigation into an alleged Rs 22 lakh embezzlement of student funds.

17 March 2010
Law schools

Jindal-police-academyJindal Global Law School (JGLS) and Cambridge University have jointly been chosen by the Government of India to provide mid-career training to Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.

04 March 2010
Law schools

coffee-drowning_by_HryckAn NUJS Kolkata student has launched a non-profit social network for CLAT takers to encourage more diversity at law schools and economically less well-off students to succeed in the exam.