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18 August 2012
Law schools

GLC Mumbai student Nivedita Nathani was hit and killed by a car on Thursday night, when crossing the road on her customary after-dinner walk near the NCPA arts centre at around 11pm.

The 19-year-old driver took Nathani to hospital where she died of head injuries. The driver was arrested for culpable homicide and rash and negligent driving, but was later released on bail. He was not intoxicated according to reports [via Indian Express / TOI]

14 August 2012
Law schools

nujs-wasim-iqbal NUJS Kolkata student Wasim Iqbal died last night in what is presumed to have been a suicide triggered in part by exam pressures. The college claimed it had appointed a counsellor for students two weeks ago.

27 July 2012
Law schools

LI and Mint, together every fortnight One of the few things that get law student readers on Legally India as excited as reading about jobs are the league tables of colleges drawn up by publications every year. But do they do so needlessly, asks Kian Ganz.

25 June 2012
Law schools

CNLU-shopped-croppedExclusive: CNLU Patna’s second batch of 80 students found twenty-five jobs in its 2011-12 campus placement, with legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies and the All India Reporter (AIR) accounting for 80 per cent of jobs.

18 June 2012
Law schools

Prabhash Ranjan Exclusive: NUJS Kolkata assistant professor Dr. Prabhash Ranjan has joined NLU Jodhpur as associate professor, after a disagreement with the college administration about seniority and increments, as NUJS faculty member and Nalsar and LSE graduate Chinmayi Arun will join NLU Delhi.

14 June 2012
Law schools

RMLNLU RMLNLU Lucknow’s 2012 graduating class of 154 this year secured 25 jobs, with most going to legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies and eight law firms that were first-time recruiters.

11 June 2012
Law schools

Previous years’ coverage of various national magazines’ law school rankings has turned into a bit of a media circus and has not really contributed in any way to improving the quality or transparency of Indian legal education.

The magazines’ law school rankings have been often criticised and little understood, while colleges’ rank often varied widely and seemingly randomly from year to year. Please feel free to read previous stories, drama and hundreds of comments on this topic.

Legally India has therefore taken an editorial decision not to analyse, publicise or give major editorial space to such magazines’ rankings.

10 June 2012
Law schools

image The number of recruiting law firms visiting Christ College of Law Bangalore slumped to two this year, but the second batch graduating from the college made it up in terms of pre placement offers (PPOs) to secure 21 total jobs, one short of the college’s debut recruitment record.

04 June 2012
Law schools

NLSIU: Waits for them to come to BangaloreExclusive: NLSIU Bangalore’s graduating class of 65 this year secured 46 jobs across 18 Indian and foreign organisations. The recruitment coordination committee (RCC) placed 35 students in 12 organisations. One-fifth of the class is headed to Luthra & Luthra Law Offices.

28 May 2012
Law schools

BCI Bhawan The Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided to charge law students a mandatory one-time fee of Rs 100 and law teachers a recurring fee of Rs 3,000, while law schools will have to pay the BCI Rs 5,000 by 30 June.

23 May 2012
Law schools

HNLU Raipur: Effectively changing the local climateExclusive: Legal Process Outsourcing Unit (LPO) Pangea 3 was the only recruiter visiting HNLU Raipur’s rural Abhanpur campus for the class graduating this year, but 19 out of 60 total students secured jobs across 10 law firms, two LPOs and a company. The Recruitment Coordination Committee (RCC) placed 12 out of its 31 subscribers from the graduating batch.

17 May 2012
Law schools

Nalsar-hyderabadNalsar Hyderabad’s recruitment coordination committee (RCC) for 2012 placed all 43 of its campus placement participants from the batch of 72 students graduating from the law school this year. The 100 per cent target achieved in campus placement spanned 14 Indian organisations and two foreign law firms.

Out of the 29 non-participating students while some have accepted LLM offers and judicial clerkships, most will join court practice.

17 May 2012
Law schools

kshitij bansalRGNUL Patiala fourth-year student Kshitij Bansal, who beat 200 interdisciplinary competitors to head the Indian delegation at the Washington DC G20 youth summit in less than a month, tells Legally India that he rues the Indian government's lackadaisical attitudes to charting a clear Indian agenda that can be represented at the youth parallel of the main G20 international policy-making event.

15 May 2012
Law schools

NUJSExclusive: 57 out of a class of 100 NUJS Kolkata students graduating this year secured jobs with 26 organizations, through a mix of campus recruitment and applying independently, while almost a third of the remaining class opted to appear for civil and judicial service exams.

15 May 2012
Law schools

NLSIUBangaloreLibrary_2b3a5331ae2db119ea3e40cd27bebf8525 out of 76 students in NLSIU’s class of 2013 were placed across seven law firms and a foreign firm after 47 students participated in the law school’s so-called “Day Zero” on 12 May 2012, when six law firms and a foreign firm visited the campus.

10 May 2012
Law schools

NLU Jodhpur Amarchand Mangaldas, Trilegal and Majmudar have hired 14 fourth-year students from NLU Jodhpur, as the final year has seen 45 41 job offers for 51 52 campus placement participants.