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08 December 2014

A great eventThere are few things more challenging, stressful and ultimately rewarding than putting together a successful law school event.

05 December 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) plans to double the inspection fee for national law universities and law schools in metropolitan cities to Rs 3 lakh, while keeping the amount constant at Rs 1.5 lakh for other law schools.

11 November 2014

Ashok ParijaAshok Parija suggests 5 simple ideas that would go some way to curing the Indian legal profession and regulation of many troubles.

15 October 2014

The Delhi University (DU) has submitted a proposal to the Delhi high court for construction of a single campus for the three law schools under its umbrella that are currently operating from separate buildings, reported The Hindu and others. 

The new building, 75 per cent of which is allegedly ready, will house DU’s three law centres — Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II — adjacent to the faculty of law on the North Campus, next academic session onward.

When a seven-member Bar Council of India (BCI) team visited the law centres for inspection on Tuesday, the Delhi University Students’ Union presented it with a memorandum demanding better infrastructure.

The BCI inspection was pursuant to the university’s application for re-affiliation filed with the BCI after the regulator ordered the rejection of advocate enrolment applications of recent graduates of the university.

The BCI had similarly cracked down on Osmania University and forbade its graduates from enrolling as advocates after the university protested the Rs 1.5 lakh inspection fee demanded by the regulator.

14 October 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) today inspected beleagured Delhi University’s three law centres.

14 October 2014

u4ywea3aNLUJAA Guwahati today selected Nalsar Hyderabad registrar Prof Vijender Kumar as its new vice chancellor, after over five months of functioning without a vice chancellor (VC).

08 October 2014

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has sent a notice to the Telangana State Bar Association to forbid 2014-15 graduates from Law University College Kakatiya and Osmania University Law College from enrolling, reported India Today.

Reportedly, the BCI retaliated against the colleges’ decision to protest the Rs 1.5 lakh inspection fee charged by the BCI to affiliate and accredit colleges, with Osmania having secured a stay from the Andhra Pradesh high court against the fee last year.

Only last month the BCI has banned Delhi University law graduates from enrolling as advocates, because the university allegedly did not follow the rules.

23 September 2014

NLU JAA hunger strikes230 NLUJA Assam Guwahati students have resorted to an indefinite hunger strike after their boycott of classes and the mid-semester exams went unregistered.

05 September 2014

Face of legal education: unequalJindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonepat now has more women in its faculty than men, claiming to be a more gender-equal law school than any other.

21 August 2014

Deva RaoNLU Delhi registrar Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao will be appointed as NLUO Cuttack’s vice chancellor (VC).

20 August 2014

JGLS: CSIJindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonepat move to take fingerprints of students for attendance has been criticised by a minority of students and faculty.

20 June 2014

JGLS SonepatJindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonepat has dropped most financial penalties it could levy on students and ended the disciplinary practice of “gating” or restraining students’ exits from campus.

20 February 2014

bimal and dholakiaGNLU Gandhinagar director Dr Bimal Patel will continue as the law school’s director for another five years, according to a press release which stated that GNLU’s general council had renewed his term that had expired in November.

25 September 2013

Parsons: CyclesHerbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has entered into associations with NLS, NUJS, Nalsar, NLU Jodhpur and Delhi so far.

03 September 2013

Prof (Justice) Avadh Behari Rohatgi – father of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi – was posthumously awarded the SILF-MILAT Distinguished Law Teacher Award 2013 on 1 September, at the “fifth law teacher’s day” celebrated by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and NLSIU Bangalore founder Prof Madhav Menon’s Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT).

Seedling School of Law & Governance Jaipur director Prof VS Mani was awarded the “SILF-MILAT Prof NR Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award 2013”, Amity University Law School Noida and ILS Law College Pune were awarded the “SILF-MILAT Institutional Leadership Award 2013”, NLSIU Bangalore Prof Ashok R Patil was awarded the “SILF-MILAT Education Innovation Award 2013”, and NLSIU’s Jessup 2013 winning team was awarded the “SILF MILAT Best Law Student Award 2013”, according to a press release from SILF-MILAT.

ILS Pune had also been felicitated by the BCI as one of India’s five “outstanding law colleges” in its golden jubilee celebrations in February.

The “law symposium” presided over by Supreme Court justice Madan Lokur raised a discussion on institutionalised structures that will help fulfil “the need for court mangers to focus on the twin issues of making judicial administration as well as support system administration in courts more efficient and litigant friendly in order to cut delays and speed up disposal of cases,” stated the release.

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