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18 July 2012

BCI Bhawan1Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) and the Human Resources Development (HRD) have continued being at loggerheads over the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011 (HER Bill), which eventually culminated in a two-day strike last week, as recent correspondence from HRD minister Kapil Sibal revealed limited communication between the warring parties.

22 June 2012

AIBE Breaking: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has formally confirmed on its website that the fourth all India bar examination (AIBE) will be held in August 2012, and has invited tenders from third-party “expert agencies” to help conduct next AIBE.

11 June 2012

Previous years’ coverage of various national magazines’ law school rankings has turned into a bit of a media circus and has not really contributed in any way to improving the quality or transparency of Indian legal education.

The magazines’ law school rankings have been often criticised and little understood, while colleges’ rank often varied widely and seemingly randomly from year to year. Please feel free to read previous stories, drama and hundreds of comments on this topic.

Legally India has therefore taken an editorial decision not to analyse, publicise or give major editorial space to such magazines’ rankings.

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.

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.

07 May 2012

The Bar Council of India (BCI) at its Saturday meeting did not set a date to conduct the fourth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) but it did decide on the members of a board that will oversee the AIBE.

05 May 2012

Rahulji: Upcoming date with BCI? The Bar Council of India (BCI) has claimed to have made progress and vowed to continue lobbying against the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011 (HER Bill), as it has called for renewed resistance to the proposals.

04 May 2012

Bar examClaiming that law graduates in some states are practising without passing the All India Bar Exam (AIBE), the Bar Council of India (BCI) said today it would permanently bar graduates from practice who do not pass within three attempts and 18 months, and assign unique identification numbers for all law students.

27 April 2012

Faizan Mustafa Exclusive: Nalsar Hyderabad’s newly appointed vice chancellor (VC) Prof Faizan Mustafa plans to make drastic changes to the undergraduate law degree syllabus and credit system, introduce new courses designed by practising lawyers, and target alumni faculty recruitment.

27 April 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: The success story of the NLU model has been spun mainly around two factors: the impressive employment statistics and enormous salaries offered to students from top NLUs and the ability of few alumni to gain admission to the world’s top law school, argue Anup Surendranath and Chinmayi Arun.

27 April 2012

NLSIU-Bangalore-Library In today’s edition of Mint: The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore may face a funding gap of Rs. 2 crore this fiscal year after the Karnataka state government cut its grant by 50% from Rs. 4 crore last year. NLSIU was established in 1987 as the first of India’s flagship national law universities (NLUs).

17 April 2012

Mishra: Takes the chair todaySenior advocate Manan Kumar Mishra, Bihar State Bar Council’s representative to the Bar Council of India (BCI), unanimously won this year’s election for BCI chairman on 15 April and took charge with effect from today.

13 April 2012

Ashok ParijaExclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) is set to get a new chairman, as current chair Ashok Parija has said that he would not run for a second term in the 16 April elections, as Parija said that the BCI closed 100 colleges since former chairman Gopal Subramanium’s tenure and that it would publish its meeting minutes again.

13 April 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnight In today’s edition of Mint: The turf war on legal education between the human resources development (HRD) ministry and the Bar Council of India (BCI) remains unresolved.

28 March 2012

LI and Mint, together every fortnightMint exclusive: The Bar Council of India has retained the power to recognize law schools across India, as it emerged from a meeting with the ministry of human resource development (HRD) on Tuesday.

20 March 2012

Prof Acharyulu SridharExclusive: Nalsar Hyderabad registrar Dr Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu will be replaced as registrar by Nalsar’s Prof KVS Sarma, Sridhar was told by the college’s vice chancellor’s (VC) office today. The college’s new VC is yet to take up the reins.

15 February 2012

All India Bar Exam Breaking: Around 63 per cent passed the 8 January 2012 All India Bar Exam (AIBE) out of almost than 25,000 graduates who enrolled, said the Bar Council of India (BCI) today.

09 February 2012

Nagarbhavi Justice KT Thomas’ 2009 review of NLSIU Bangalore focused on NLSIU students’ vision and academic issues but stopped short of looking deeper into the books of accounts or administration, unlike the hard-hitting Nalsar Hyderabad judicial inquiry from 2011.

09 February 2012

image Exclusive: Nalsar Hyderabad chancellor and Andhra Pradesh Chief Justice Madan B Lokur is seeking nominations to find Nalsar’s next vice chancellor (VC), as current VC Veer Singh has resigned the institution to join as a director of the Chandigarh Judicial Academy, according to several sources.

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