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The Consortium of National Law Universities’ executive committee (EC), set up in 2014, has decided to lobby the BCI to allow full-time law teachers to also practise law.

NUJS Kolkata has finally complied with part of its duties under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, and supplied to students 240 PDF documents containing meeting minutes of executive, general, academic, finance and standing councils and committees, going as far back as 2000.

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, as NUJS Kolkata’s chancellor, via his nominee has directed the stagnated appointment process of a permanent vice chancellor (VC) to be completed by 28 February 2019, with all other senior administrative appointments, such as registrar and accounts officer, to be appointed by 31 March.

NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC) Prof Venkata Rao is due to retire on 10 May 2019 and a search committee has been formed to find his successor, though it has not yet met, according to authoritative sources.

Nalsar Hyderabad has kept its doors open after five students had been diagnosed with the swine influenza virus last week Thursday (24 January) and is awaiting the doctors green light, after classes were cancelled for one day yesterday but have now resumed.

Three months before the expiry of his term, GNLU Gandhinagar director Dr Bimal Patel had stripped GNLU’s registrar Thomas Mathew of most de-facto powers, allegedly in a bid to control the process to select Patel’s successor, according to a formal letter of complaint sent to the Gujarat high court and others.

GNLU Gandhinagar has invited applications for the post of director until 24 December as GNLU director Dr Bimal Patel will be retiring from his position after serving at the law school for 10 years in two consecutive terms as director.

NUJS Kolkata students staged a campus demonstration yesterday (26 November) to lend voice to national law university (NLU) students’ common demand that NLUs should be given Institute of National Importance (INI) status.

Nearly all 400-odd law students and a number of engineering students of KIIT Bhubaneswar were evacuated from campus last night, following several days of tensions and violent clashes with the engineering college.

GLC Mumbai has put a blanket ban on unapproved use of its name by its students on social media, after ordering the take down of one such page against which it had received complaints, reported the Times of India and others.

The West Bengal state government is in the process of quietly pushing through a bill that would triple NUJS Kolkata’s domicile reservation, taking advantage of the power vacuum at the top of the institution presided over by its appointee and acting vice chancellor (VC) Amit Talukdar, following the student-led ouster of previous VC Prof Ishwara Bhat eight months ago.

NUJS Kolkata was wrong in cancelling its online courses for those students who were already mid-session in these courses, the Calcutta high court said in a temporary order.

NUJS Kolkata advertised for a vice chancellor (VC) on its website on Tuesday, one month after constituting the VC search committee that is to move forward a process now overdue by seven months.

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad has attracted the threat of a nationwide agitation after it suspended two female students who had complained of sexual harassment on the law school’s campus, reported Firstpost and others.

NLIU Bhopal’s 2018 batch has seen 72 out of 84 graduating students secure jobs with law firms, corporates and legal process outsourcers (LPOs), and pursue further studies and other career opportunities.

NLU Delhi has released a carefully worded notice on Friday (26 October) that a student, who had allegedly tried to commit suicide on Wednesday after complaining that sexual harassment inquiry by the law school’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) against him was procedurally defective, had “recovered considerably” and that the standard appeals process against the ICC remained open to him.

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