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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.

08 February 2012

image Results for the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) would be out within a week, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Ashok Parija, after the Supreme Court today granted interim relief over the Calcutta High Court’s stay of the exam results.

06 February 2012

Looking deeper Legally India has today filed right to information (RTI) requests with India’s seven oldest national law schools, seeking full financial accounts, council meeting minutes and other information.

06 February 2012

Report on NalsarUntil last Wednesday, an explosive 161-page document prepared by four judges was gathering dust in the office of Nalsar Hyderabad vice chancellor (VC) Veer Singh for nearly four months. Few, if any, had read it and most faculty and students claimed they were unaware even of its existence or any details.

The story of that report is Nalsar’s alone. But this is also a story of academic power struggles, law school management and students caught in between, that will have near-universal parallels in many Indian law schools.

03 February 2012

The college’s public information officers supplied Legally India with a full copy of the 161-page report today via email.

02 February 2012

Nalsar Exclusive: Nalsar Hyderabad yesterday responded to Legally India’s Right to Information (RTI) request of 12 January, disclosing part of the highly critical September 2011 report of the three-judge committee headed by Justice Syed Shah Mohammed Quadri investigating the college.

31 January 2012

image Nalsar Hyderabad vice chancellor Veer Singh has been accused of “favouritism, abuse of authority, gross academic indiscipline and financial irregularities”, by Supreme Court and High Court judges in a report unearthed by state auditors, a copy of which Legally India has unsuccessfully tried to obtain for more than two weeks.

31 January 2012

Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has been restrained from publishing the results to the third All India Bar Exam (AIBE) due today by the still effective Calcutta High Court’s stay.

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