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21 February 2012
Law schools

JGLS and Indiana, understanding by memorandumJindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonipat has partnered with Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in the US to conduct dual degree programmes offering a US Juris Doctorate (JD) in addition to Jindal’s BA LLB or LLB degree, cutting down on the duration of the regular JD course.

09 February 2012
Law schools

Nagarbhavi Justice KT Thomas’ 2009 review of NLSIU Bangalore focused on NLSIU students’ vision and academic issues but stopped short of looking deeper into the books of accounts or administration, unlike the hard-hitting Nalsar Hyderabad judicial inquiry from 2011.

09 February 2012
Law schools

image Exclusive: Nalsar Hyderabad chancellor and Andhra Pradesh Chief Justice Madan B Lokur is seeking nominations to find Nalsar’s next vice chancellor (VC), as current VC Veer Singh has resigned the institution to join as a director of the Chandigarh Judicial Academy, according to several sources.

06 February 2012
Law schools

Looking deeper Legally India has today filed right to information (RTI) requests with India’s seven oldest national law schools, seeking full financial accounts, council meeting minutes and other information.

03 February 2012
Law schools

The college’s public information officers supplied Legally India with a full copy of the 161-page report today via email.

02 February 2012
Law schools

Nalsar Exclusive: Nalsar Hyderabad yesterday responded to Legally India’s Right to Information (RTI) request of 12 January, disclosing part of the highly critical September 2011 report of the three-judge committee headed by Justice Syed Shah Mohammed Quadri investigating the college.

31 January 2012
Law schools

image Nalsar Hyderabad vice chancellor Veer Singh has been accused of “favouritism, abuse of authority, gross academic indiscipline and financial irregularities”, by Supreme Court and High Court judges in a report unearthed by state auditors, a copy of which Legally India has unsuccessfully tried to obtain for more than two weeks.

13 January 2012
Law schools

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will engage a public relations (PR) consultancy and passed a resolution to agitate against the Human Resource Development ministry’s move to take away legal education, which the BCI said was “stealthily trying invite foreign firms”.

04 January 2012
Law schools

GNLU new campus: Shiny and swirlyMore than 800 GNLU Gandhinagar students are moving onto a new 50 acre campus, which once swimming pools and sporting facilities are finished next year will have cost up to Rs 150 crore.

13 December 2011
Law schools

image Justice AK Ganguly said that a South Asian human rights commission should be created with India taking the lead, in his keynote speech at the OP Jindal Global University workshop on knowledge sharing on sub-regional human rights mechanisms.

19 November 2011
Law schools

Dr P Ishwara Bhat, chairman and professor of the law department of Mysore University, has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of NUJS at the university’s executive council (EC) meeting today.

11 November 2011
Law schools

NUJS_Kolkata-dark Exclusive: The former vice chancellor of Symbiosis, a Cochin University professor and an NUJS Kolkata professor are in the running to take over from Mahendra Pal Singh as NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor.

13 September 2011
Law schools

image Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has tied-up with the Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) to teach project finance and infrastructure law as an elective to students and provide placements.

26 August 2011
Law schools

Exclusive: Current NLU Delhi vice chancellor Professor (Dr) Ranbir Singh will be honoured with this year’s Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) Madhava Menon law teacher of the year award, while the Goa-based Salgaocar College of Law has been chosen for the institutional excellence award.

05 August 2011
Law schools

imageExclusive: NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor Mahendra Pal Singh, who is due to retire on 30 November to pursue personal legal writing projects, said his successor should have a strong academic background while also having to be deal with infrastructure and other problems at the college.