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20 January 2012

Aunty and Uncle are taking a break this week, but Legally India editor Kian Ganz shares his opinion in today’s Mint on whether there is any point for an Indian lawyer to do an LLM abroad. Also covered is Gap Yah, pathology and how a Harvard LLM can make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

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20 January 2012

Exclusive: A few years ago, Indian lawyers who took a top LLM in the US were inundated with job offers from prestigious US and international law firms. Many accepted. But in 2011 only five out of 60 students got such a ticket. Have $70,000 US LLMs just become a way for colleges to cash in on Indian students? Find out why the Brazilians seem to fare better than the Indians.

13 January 2012

The Bar Council of India (BCI) will engage a public relations (PR) consultancy and passed a resolution to agitate against the Human Resource Development ministry’s move to take away legal education, which the BCI said was “stealthily trying invite foreign firms”.

09 January 2012

Graduates sitting for the 2012 All India Bar Exam (AIBE) were greeted on Sunday with a tough question paper, as the Bar Council of India (BCI) has said it would slowly increase the standard.

08 December 2011

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has extended the deadline to register for the third All India Bar Exam (AIBE) from 7 to 15 December, despite claiming a “substantial number of applications”.

12 October 2011

image Graduates who passed the July 2011 All India Bar Exam (AIBE) can collect their practising certificates, which now includes photographs, from state bar council offices from 25 October, said the Bar Council of India (BCI) in a press release yesterday.

04 October 2011

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) will be held on 8 January 2012, after the Bar Council of India (BCI) had originally scheduled the exam for December 2011 in its 4 September 2011 resolution.

22 September 2011

Taking exams: A desk jobExclusive: The Bar Council of India has scheduled the next All India Bar Exam (AIBE) for December 2011 but acknowledging “practical difficulties” will allow graduates to practice in courts if they give an affidavit to pass the AIBE in December.

13 September 2011

image Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has tied-up with the Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) to teach project finance and infrastructure law as an elective to students and provide placements.

26 August 2011

Exclusive: Current NLU Delhi vice chancellor Professor (Dr) Ranbir Singh will be honoured with this year’s Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) Madhava Menon law teacher of the year award, while the Goa-based Salgaocar College of Law has been chosen for the institutional excellence award.

05 August 2011

Only 69 per cent of 11,752 bar exam test takers managed to clear the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE), as only 56 per cent of those re-taking the test for the second time managed to clear.

24 July 2011

On the day of the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) today PTI reported at least 500 lawyers protested outside one of two exam halls in Chennai, where the first exam in March had to be cancelled due to unrest.

07 July 2011

The Bar Council of India (BCI) said today that over 13,000 candidates applied to take the second All India Bar Exam (AIBE), which is set to take place on 24 July after it was postponed by a month in May.

22 June 2011

Jharkhand’s new National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi could become one of the best law schools in India in the next two to three years, predicted NUSRL’s dean-in-charge of faculty Alok Kumar Gupta.

17 June 2011

Legally India newsletterThis week's activity in the law firm market showcased exactly why India's oldest National Law School is still number one.

10 June 2011

jindal-global-law-school-2 Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has arranged a reciprocal student exchange programme with New York's Cornell Law School starting in 2012, also agreeing on other joint initiatives.

08 June 2011

image The online ‘counselling’ process by which takers of the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) select their preferences amongst 11 national law schools has now started with 23 more general seats available than last year.

08 June 2011

Exclusive: The new National Law School and Judicial Academy Assam (NLS & JAA) Guwahati has postponed its admission test from 19 June to 3 July, extended the application deadline to 20 June and released further details, one day after Legally India reported the college’s failure to make vital information concerning the entrance exam available to students.

04 June 2011

Legally India newsletterCLAT madness descended on Legally India kicking off perhaps the largest and most sustained virtual law student brawl in the history of India. But first, cast an eye over the excitement that lawyers get up to when they grow up.

25 May 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Breaking: The second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) has been postponed by one month to 24 July, to avoid a clash with other exams and encourage further applications.

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