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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

31 March 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 has already seen a record-breaking all-time high in the number of applicants. Almost 50,000 candidates have already registered for the exam, with a few hours still to go before its application deadline closes tonight and final tallies are counted.

10 March 2017

After having left students on tenterhooks and without information for 7 days after the Supreme Court had unequivocally stayed the Bar Council of India (BCI) age limit on studying law, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) convenor CNLU Patna finally issued a formal notification that, in line with the decision of the apex court and two high courts, students over the age of 20 would indeed be able to study law.

27 February 2017

The Bar Council of India (BCI) managed to avoid a serious challenge to the revival of its LLB age bar on 20 February in the Supreme Court, when its counsel admitted that it does not apply to a petitioner who challenged it.

20 February 2017

Supreme Court Justice SA Bobde, presiding over a bench with Justice L Nageswara Rao, told the Bar Council of India (BCI) today that it should reconsider the undergraduate law degree age limit of 20 years that it had foisted unexpectedly on law aspirants late last year.

09 February 2017

Scoop: The Allahabad high court has today ordered the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) convenor to allow around 70 aspirants older than 20 years to apply for the exam, despite the last minute rule change by the Bar Council of India (BCI), though the order is contingent on the pending Supreme Court challenge of the age limit, which we had first reported last week.

06 February 2017

There have been numerous pending challenges and at least six high court judgments on the issue of whether the Bar Council of India (BCI) can impose a maximum age limit on law students (of which four judgments quashed the age limit and two upheld the BCI’s power to set one - see table above).

03 February 2017

NLU Shimla, which is entering its second year of admissions, will not be joining the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) but will hold its own entrance exam - the Himachal Pradesh National Law Entrance Test (HPNLET) - on 21 May 2017, as had been promised by its relatively new vice chancellor (VC) Subash Chander Raina.

02 January 2017

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 convenor CNLU Patna will only accept online payment for registration for the tenth edition of CLAT, to be held on 14 May.

16 November 2016

A petition of 57 aspiring national law school students are set to get their first hearing before the Allahabad high court tomorrow (17 November), with advocate Sushmita Mukherjee challenging the Bar Council of India (BCI) and Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) age limit of 20 years.

28 October 2016

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is of no interest to the government, submitted the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in the Supreme Court yesterday, in response to Shamnad Basheer’s challenge to the conduct of CLAT by national law universities (NLUs).

27 October 2016

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) core committee decided to bar candidates above the age of 20 years from appearing in the CLAT, 2017 onward, following the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) September 2016 circular to law schools reinstating the age bar for the LLB degree in India.

28 September 2016

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has asked the Supreme Court, in an affidavit filed in the challenge to conduct of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) that was filed by Shamnad Basheer and others, that it be allowed to conduct the CLAT in future.

13 June 2016

GNLUGNLU Gandhinagar rolled out seats in its second year LLB class, for students of other NLUs, on 24 May but by 7 June, after interested students had already applied for admission the law school rolled back the offer due to objection from the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) committee.

01 June 2016

CLAT preferencesThe 2016 first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) preferences have just been published and the only big surprise in the list has been first-time CLAT participant and youngest national law school NLU Mumbai, which came in a very strong seventh position in preferences.

27 May 2016

Just imagine if you this little guy was your law school VC...

The law school you choose should not just get you the job of your dreams but it also better give you an exceptionally nurturing educational atmosphere during your undergraduate years, considering the budget you are going to be allocating to it.

21 May 2016

It's not the 80s anymore, jobs don't just land in your lap (unless you're at... just kidding, they don't)There are no surprises on which law schools outperform the others where campus recruitments are concerned. The older national law universities (NLUs) – which also lead in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) law school preference rankings – have the upper hand when it comes to attracting the best recruiters, the earliest.

19 May 2016

cxsecrouThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) can be the first rung in a five year ladder to one of the highest paying graduate law jobs worldwide. An ideal CLAT-rank guarantees a place in the LLB courses of any of the older national law universities (NLU) – the NLUs which for at least the last five years have placed at least one graduate with a UK magic circle law firm.

18 May 2016

Need a helping hand with the CLAT (without cheating)?CLAT began in 2008 when a PIL forced the NLUs to conduct a common admission test. It eased out the students from lots of hassles but at the same time it also made the admission process a bit complex.

12 May 2016

Rajneesh Singh: Predicts trouble ahead...One wise CLAT aspirant’s first reaction the day of the exam at 5.08 pm was: “Sir, what a shit! They gave us a dam easy paper!! This is bad, very bad!!”

13 April 2016

Screenshot 2016-04-13 15.43.19A mock Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 will likely be live on CLAT’s official website 3 May onward, with a new system to make the mock exam experience almost like the actual CLAT.

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