•  •  Dark Mode

Your Interests & Preferences

I am a...

law firm lawyer
in-house company lawyer
litigation lawyer
law student
aspiring student
other

Website Look & Feel

 •  •  Dark Mode
Blog Layout

Save preferences

legal education

06 August 2013

NGT bans sand mining: The National Green Tribunal banned the practice of sand mining from riverbeds without the environment ministry’s clearance, complying with a 2012 order of the Supreme Court and responding to the suspension of young IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal who had conducted a drive against the sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh [Mint]

CJI overtaker, arrested: A man in Coimbatore was arrested after overtaking the wrong car – the one driving the chief justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam around town, escorted by team of cops [NIE]

Sweeping new SEBI powers: Former SEBI executive director Pratip Kar discusses how SEBI’s July 18 ordinance giving it sweeping powers has provided it with the right machinery to play catch-up with errant companies who’re always ahead in the game [BS]

Parental marriage consent, precedent: Political party leader S Ramadoss used the Karnataka HC’s 2011 judgment requiring parental consent for love marriages by girls under 21 years of age, to buttress his argument for an amendment to that effect in the Hindu Marriage Act. Ramadoss said that the HC had explained the “untold misery and hardship” of parents of teenage girls falling in love, reported the [Hindu]

Political parties v RTI: Citizen groups in various parts of India are protesting against the government’s move to amend the RTI Act to exempt political parties from its purview. The other alternative available to the government was to file for a High Court stay on the Central Information Commission’s June order that had directed six national political parties to appoint a Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) under the Act [HT]

BCI enforces norms on university: After the Bar Council of India (BCI) reportedly found that only five full time faculty were available for 1,200 students at the Rajasthan University’s law college, instead of the UGC-devised 1:20 teacher-student ratio, it disallowed the university’s repeated pleas to begin the 2013 academic session, forcing admitted students to leave for other colleges [TOI]

22 July 2013

NUJSComplaints included declining faculty standards and opaque, apparently arbitrary decision-making from the top.

19 July 2013

NUJSNUJS Kolkata graduate Adreeka Pandey and assistant professor Lovely Dasgupta have amicably settled their differences.

16 July 2013

NUJS: Warning NUJS Kolkata has closed its investigation into a student’s allegation of physical assault by a faculty member.

13 July 2013

NandimathNLSIU Bangalore appointed associate professor Dr OV Nandimath as its new registrar on Thursday, to succeed former registrar Prof V Nagaraj who was appointed as NLUO Cuttack’s vice chancellor (VC) on 4 March.

10 July 2013

Electric Jaising-Misra court: Additional solicitor general Indira Jaising appeared yesterday before justice Gyan Sudha Misra for the Union of India (UoI) in the Ishraat Jahaan fake encounter case. When Misra asked for Jaising’s authority to appear, Jaising said she was there for the UoI on the home ministry’s instructions, and added: “I am not here to show off myself”. “When we are asking you some questions, why is it that you are feeling some electric shocks?” retorted Misra, warning Jaising about contempt proceedings, at which point she apologised [Telegraph]

Jodhpur job score: NLU Jodhpur placed 61 out of a class of 90 students graduating this year, with Amarchand Mangaldas and Trilegal each hiring eight students. Majmudar & Partners hired six, JSA four, and legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Pangea3 picked up five. Gujarat State Petronet, Sebi and ONGC hired four each [Bar & Bench]

RMLNLU permanent #fail: RMLNLU Lucknow’s new VC Gurdip Singh has done away with repeat exams for students who fail, in order to improve ‘quality education and discipline’ [TOI]

What CJI tells PMO: Correspondence between the Chief Justice of India and the Prime Minister of India is not exempt from the purview of the Right to Information Act 2005, the Central Information Commission has held [BS]

Cal green tribunal wilts: Kolkata, the city where India’s first green tribunal was launched, is on the verge of losing its green tribunal to Guwahati or Ranchi [TOI]

Third degree on LPO: The Australian Law Students’ Association is calling for greater practicality and less theory in their law school curriculum so they can compete with legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies encroaching on what was traditionally the domain of lawyers [Lawyers Weekly]

10 July 2013

Copied?

NLSIU Bangalore side-stepped Right to Information (RTI) requests on grades, cheating & faculty.

05 July 2013

NLIUNLIU Bhopal awaits the appointment of its new director and registrar after outgoing director Prof SS Singh’s term ended on 31 May and former registrar SC Pande was transferred to a different high court in May.

04 July 2013

India sides with Obama: Salman Khursheed, former law minister, defends US spies’ electronic snooping, saying it’s not “snooping” and “only computer analysis of patterns of calls and e-mails sent”. Minister gets slammed by rivals [Hindu]

Niche education: Law colleges have increasingly started offering ‘niche courses’ such as nuclear, space, business, cyber crime and other laws, reports [Business Standard]

Rape trial access: Foreign correspondents petition Delhi high court to cover Delhi gang rape trial day-to-day [Deccan Chronicle]

Destressed Nalsar: An Andhra Pradesh HC bench told the University Grants Commission (UGC) to examine proposals made by Nalsar Hyderabad’s nine-member committee to reduce stress and suicides of students [New Indian Express]

Dominant ratings: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to probe whether TV rating agency TAM Media Research has abused its dominant position [Times of India]

Bombay in Tamil: Bombay HC allows litigant, who doesn’t speak Hindi, to depose in Tamil [Business Standard]

Rape compensation PIL: Bombay HC to hear PIL proposing to set up fund to compensate victims of sexual violence [Times of India]

Judges’ busy hols: Delhi high court rejects PIL asking for a reduction in judges’ holidays, arguing that “most judges spend a substantial part of vacation time in writing the judgments” [WSJ] A similar petition was also filed in Chennai in May

Pro-India DOMA: The US’ pro-gay-rights Supreme Court verdict may be a boon for Indian jurisprudence [Mint]

26 June 2013

j15bs01mNLU Jodhpur’s vice chancellor (VC) search committee submitted a shortlist of five names to the university’s chancellor 12 days ago.

12 June 2013

m3qupdkaNalsar Hyderabad hired 14 full-timers & 16 non-permanent faculty members for ‘academic ambience’.

05 June 2013

GNLU GNLU visitor orders third MIA review commission member to report in three months.

04 June 2013

Nalsar Hyderabad relaxed its attendance requirement from 95 per cent to 75 per cent semester and reduced the number of academic research papers to be written by students per semester from five to one, according to The Hindu.

The law school has also introduced the “restorative justice system” on campus; e.g., students found guilty of cheating will be penalised by working in its library. The administration plans to also take “steps” like introducing film festivals on campus.

Nalsar Vice chancellor Faizan Mustafa told The Hindu:

“We are hoping that our steps to make academic calendar of the student less stressful are implemented by other universities… Our students have to write only one academic research paper and the remaining four papers can be based on their personal interests such as music, movies, book review, etc”

Nalsar had held a workshop in April on “Restorative Justice Procedures in the Higher Education Institutions to overcome the problem of Students' Suicides on University Campuses”. On 30 April the Andhra Pradesh high court appointed Mustafa and Nalsar faculty member Prof Martin Price to the committee to examine the issue of student suicides on campus.

31 May 2013

2gl2khemLLM aspirants were yesterday allowed to freshly submit their university preferences online to the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2013 core committee.

30 May 2013

NLU JodhpurNLU Jodhpur hired three full time teachers and an academic associate in the last twelve months including one professor, one associate professor and one assistant professor.

23 May 2013

GNLU GandhinagarTwo senior GNLU faculty members rebut some of report’s allegations, which apparently lay untouched for five months.

20 May 2013

Nalsar HyderabadNalsar Hyderabad touts India’s first ever MBA in court management.

08 May 2013

ea5hiw0wThe high-powered expert commission questioned disciplinarian administration at the college.

02 May 2013

NUJS: Now with counsellorCollege promises formal inquiry that will not ‘suppress anything’.

Latest comments