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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

01 June 2012

CLAT The Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) committee has published an updated university allotment list, after candidates complained about the previous list, which contained errors.

31 May 2012

Justice N.N. Mathur, VC- NLU Candidates’ university allocation in the 2012 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) would be reshuffled in June as human error may have caused mistakes and around 125 future students have submitted complaints, said Justice NN Mathur, vice chancellor of NLU Jodhpur and convenor of the 2012 CLAT, adding that the process would be carried out “judiciously”.

29 May 2012

NLU Jodhpur The 2012 Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) university allotment list, which ranks NLIU Bhopal ahead of NUJS Kolkata according to Legally India analysis, has been disputed by several students, with one claiming on Facebook that the convenors have confirmed a new list would be published within days.

28 May 2012

Pencil sharpened at the ready, set and go.The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) scores for 2012 were released today and the top scorer secured 159 marks out of a total 200 in the exam. The lowest score among the top 63 ranks was 145, with only two candidates entitled to the “OBC” quota sitting among the top 63.

26 May 2012

post CLAT hangoverThe first writ against Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2012 convener NLU Jodhpur was dismissed by the Delhi high court which refrained from hearing the matter which was listed for the first time yesterday. The court refused to interfere stating that the CLAT committee was already considering the petitioners’ grievances.

24 May 2012

Exams, again? A second writ petition seeking to cancel the NLU Jodhpur-organised Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) was heard in the Allahabad high court today.

13 May 2012

post CLAT hangoverThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2012 committee potentially faces public interest litigation after test-takers emerged from the 200 mark exam today disconcerted by questions requiring prior legal knowledge and static general knowledge, despite assurance to the contrary on the examination’s official website.

09 May 2012

Rajneesh SinghThe NLU Delhi 2012 law entrance question paper of 6 May made fundamental errors, similar to previous Common Law Admission Tests (CLAT), argues CLAT guru Rajneesh Singh, noting that the CLAT administration and philosophy needs to be desperately overhauled.

05 March 2012

CLAT: Not pretty The original story was wrong as Legally India had relied on wrong information on a third party site. The number of law school aspirants in India has increased by 25 per cent against last year, with 30,000 test takers registered to sit for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2012 for LLB programmes, with nearly a month of sign-ups still to go.

23 November 2011

imageBusinesses and organizations need legal counsel on a daily basis in order to handle the legal complexities that are an intrinsic part of our nascent economy. Accordingly, the demand for savvy law school graduates with the requisite skills to handle key positions at leading organizations across diverse sectors has surged dramatically. A mere glance at the current placement statistics of top law schools will blow you away with the sheer diversity of prestigious options from various fields on offer to their graduates.

13 October 2011

The IDIA diversity initiative’ second national aptitude test (I-NAT) has scaled up to 19 test centres, aiming to reach more than 400 schools across the country to select students from non-traditional backgrounds to take the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) and enter top national law schools.

16 June 2011

Diversity-Sikkim-class Eleven students out of 50 trained by the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) program have been selected to join various national law universities (NLUs).

16 June 2011

image Exclusive analysis: NLSIU Bangalore still topped preferences among 2011 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) takers but NUJS Kolkata made up ground to second-most-popular Nalsar Hyderabad with eight going against convention. Plus, Legally India’s new Super 30 shows NLU Jodhpur on par with NLIU Bhopal.

08 June 2011

image The online ‘counselling’ process by which takers of the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) select their preferences amongst 11 national law schools has now started with 23 more general seats available than last year.

30 May 2011

Click through to download the results to the 2011 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT). The files are copies of the official clat.ac.in files, hosted on a cloud-based server that should be able to withstand any traffic. If Legally India itself or clat.ac.in/media.php go offline please check our Facebook page which also hosts a link to the files.

28 May 2011

It is 28 May 2011, 6pm; almost 22,000 to-be-lawyers will have been waiting for this moment. The Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) website has crashed for now, probably under the weight of all of you pounding the server and refreshing at once. But once it’s up again share your results and your overall CLAT experience and preferences here. We will provide updates and analysis here in this post. Good luck to all and remember, you are more than just a score and can succeed wherever you go!

18 May 2011

imageExclusive: National Law University (NLU) Delhi saw 7,814 candidates fight for just 79 places, notching up 1,000 more applications than last year, while 60 per cent of its next intake will be women.

16 May 2011

exam-study_by_umjanedoan The Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) for 23,875 candidates, has provoked complaints about the unexpected length, difficulty and that a number of answers had been unintentionally underlined in some papers.

23 March 2011

The Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) project is offering free preparation courses for the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) to 1,000 students with limited financial means across 12 cities.

23 December 2010

Diversity-Sikkim-class NUJS Kolkata has announced the 2011 CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) with radical changes, including distribution through the Indian post office network and the ditching of static general knowledge and legal knowledge questions. Meanwhile, the law school diversity project IDIA has pledged to fund admission fees for all students in need.

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