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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

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.

10 December 2010

The National Law University of Orissa at Cuttack would continue to hold its own law entrance test instead of conducting selection of students on the basis of CLAT (Common Law Entrance Test) said its vice-chancellor to blog CLAT Gyan.

31 May 2010

pencil-by_arqueraThe 2010 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) results and provisional allotments have been announced, with 86 per cent of toppers going for the four law schools established before the millennium as younger law schools establish hierarchies.

22 April 2010

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2010 will see a total of 17,300 aspirants taking the exam, which is an increase of 15 per cent as against last year.

21 April 2010

Veerappa MoilyThe Union Government has announced a 'National Consultation' to radically overhaul Indian legal education, which will include the introduction of a common admission test for all Indian law schools, three new super-specialised LLBs focusing on transactional, litigation or public law as well as shortening LLM courses to one year.

12 February 2010

library-corridor-by_eflonThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is by most accounts a tortuous affair. Legally India has chronicled the journeys of a few CLAT takers to success or other opportunities. Share your memories here, even if you would rather forget.

12 February 2010

exam-study_by_umjanedoanWith the most important exam in the lives of young lawyers-to-be around the corner, Legally India has compiled advice from those who know how to get you there. Please send this to your younger friends and relatives and add your advice and thoughts to help them on their way to Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) success.

24 July 2009

NUJS_Kolkata_thAn LLB student has mounted a successful legal challenge after an unexpected doubling of tuition fees at NUJS Kolkata, which has provoked widespread complaints from the student body.