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07 April 2018

NUJS Kolkata has a new interim vice chancellor (VC), retired Calcutta high court judge and former SAT chairman Amit Talukdar, following the resignation of previous VC Prof Ishwara Bhat.

03 April 2018

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD)’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), has ranked public law and other schools, according to the NIRF website, with NLSIU Bangalore topping a list out of 71 law schools that applied.

26 March 2018

NLU Jodhpur is the fourth national law university (NLU) to join the league of old-school NLUs giving out state-based reservations to students, after Nalsar Hyderabad, NLSIU Bangalore and NUJS Kolkata, having reserved 25% of seats for students from Rajasthan, reported the Times of India.

26 March 2018

NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor (VC) Prof Ishwara Bhat, who has been impeded since last week from joining CNLU Patna as VC by protesting CNLU students, is now facing an ultimatum by the NUJS student body to resign from NUJS this week.

23 March 2018

At least 15 fake LLB degrees from NLIU Bhopal reportedly enabled some alumni to bag jobs in the lower judiciary, among other places, according to a probe by retired Justice Abhay Gohil, reported the Hindustan Times, adding that the findings have triggered an internal probe by NLIU of the mark sheets of all of its alumni.

19 March 2018

NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor Prof Ishwara Bhat's appointment to the post of CNLU Patna's VC has sparked a campus lock down protest at CNLU, uniting students within 24 hours of us having first published the news of Bhat's selection to lead the Bihar law college.

14 March 2018

In a rare move from academia to the law firm world, Link Legal India Law Services has engaged former Delhi University’s Campus Law Centre faculty Solil Paul as chair - academics at the firm.

26 September 2017

JGLS Sonepat has asked two of its third-year law students to explain why they should not be suspended or expelled from the law school, after the Indian Express reported that they had been arrested by the Haryana police on Sunday for allegedly possessing nearly 1 kg of hashish, with a reported street value of around Rs 1.3 lakh.

30 June 2017

NLSIU Bangalore has converted several compulsory papers part of its LLB degree into elective papers, following Nalsar Hyderabad and top international universities such as Oxford, Harvard and NUS.

19 May 2017

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has fined the Delhi University’s law centres Rs 30 lakh and capped its total number of seats this year to around 1,000 fewer than last year, for defaulting on the payment of affiliation fees and for lacking in infrastructure, reported the Indian Express.

11 April 2017

NUSRL Ranchi’s student body is out in full force before its campus gates since yesterday, having locked out the administration and faculty members until NUSRL vice chancellor Prof BC Nirmal, and registrar in charge Dr PP Mitra, resign or are removed from their posts and the students’ other demands are met.

06 April 2017

GNLU Gandhinagar showed undue favour to an LLB student of the law school, resulting in a loss of Rs 27 lakh to GNLU’s coffers, according to the annual Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled before the Gujarat legislative assembly on 31 March 2017.

05 April 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has fully funded a chair in “everyday ethics for the legal profession” at GNLU Gandhinagar for at least the next three years, which, if it succeeds, would become a template for the law firm contributing financially to other universities’ courses.

22 February 2017

For the last one-and-a-half-odd years, Nalsar Hyderabad has been avidly uploading mostly student-organised guest lectures to its YouTube channel, available to freely watch by all.

20 February 2017

Supreme Court Justice SA Bobde, presiding over a bench with Justice L Nageswara Rao, told the Bar Council of India (BCI) today that it should reconsider the undergraduate law degree age limit of 20 years that it had foisted unexpectedly on law aspirants late last year.

17 January 2017

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has proposed to override law schools’ autonomy by inducting its own members into their faculty selection committee, as an “expert member”, in its draft first amendment to the Legal Education Rules 2008.

06 December 2016

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has doubled the inspection fee for law colleges in India again, for the second time in 2 years.

15 November 2016

NUJS Kolkata’s chancellor, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur, has signed off on a resolution to institute a judicial review commission at the university, according to campus sources with knowledge of the development.

28 October 2016

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is of no interest to the government, submitted the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in the Supreme Court yesterday, in response to Shamnad Basheer’s challenge to the conduct of CLAT by national law universities (NLUs).

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