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23 September 2020
Law schools

We can reveal that NLU Delhi’s governing council (GC) has just confirmed the next VC with Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao, the current vice chancellor (VC) of NLU Cuttack in Odisha, according to two authoritative sources.

22 September 2020
Law schools

Prof Ranbir Singh, NLU Delhi’s founding vice chancellor (VC) who has served in the position for 11 years, is due to retire tomorrow (23 September), though he will continue to stay at the NLU as professor emeritus from 24 September.

09 September 2020
Law schools

NLSIU Bangalore may have violated its own establishing act by launching the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) admissions test without getting the sign-off of the academic council (AC), which we understand has not met since February of this year.

01 September 2020
Law schools

Further to our initial report in May of a complete revamp of PhD programmes, NLSIU Bangalore has now finalised Rs 74.55 lakh of funding from General Electric (GE), which will sponsor a total of three PhD students for three years.

06 August 2020
Law schools

JGLS Sonepat has convinced 10 senior advocates to each teach 10 separate eight-week online credit courses about various facets of litigation for up to 200 final year law students, as it has scheduled to start its first years from 1 September (see below).

27 July 2020
Law schools

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has promoted 10 to salaried partner level, as first reported Bar & Bench.

26 July 2020
Law schools

NLUJAA Guwahati vice-chancellor (VC) Prof JS Patil has gone on leave pending the resolution of the sexual harassment allegations against him in an FIR filed by his neighbours.

25 July 2020
Law schools

NLUJAA Guwahati vice-chancellor (VC) Prof JS Patil has vociferously denied and said he filed a counter-FIR over a sexual harassment FIR that had been reportedly been filed against him by neighbours, as first reported by local print (in Assamese) and TV news (see image above, in Assamese).

23 July 2020
Law schools Besides many Covid related decisions, a lot of other vital decisions need to be taken at NLU Delhi, argue the students*
08 July 2020
Law schools

Thanks to a dear reader, who has pointed out some interesting titbits in a recent online video interview of NLSIU Bangalore vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy, talking (a little bit) about the recent blockbuster faculty recruitments, a criticism of wider Indian legal academia and plans for NLS to become a pioneer in online legal education.

07 July 2020
Law schools

Nalsar Hyderabad academic dean and professor Amita Dhanda has been made professor emerita at the university by the executive council (EC), in order to focus on primarily on research and having been due to reach the mandated retirement age of 65 later this year.

01 July 2020
Law schools

The mainstream press have reported over the last few weeks that OP Jindal Global University and its subsidiary law school, JGLS Sonepat, have launched 100 scholarships for students facing the economic and general fallout from Covid-19, dubbed “graduate research immersion scholarships” or more succinctly, GRIPS.