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27 October 2016

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) core committee decided to bar candidates above the age of 20 years from appearing in the CLAT, 2017 onward, following the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) September 2016 circular to law schools reinstating the age bar for the LLB degree in India.

04 October 2016

Prof NR Madhava Menon supported the plan to segregate law courses in India into academic courses and professional courses, and suggested the ways in which to achieve this division and other improvements in the current design of Indian legal education.

26 September 2016

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel will face a review committee that has been constituted by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to look into allegations of Patel’s opaque faculty recruitments.

24 September 2016

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A request by the West Bengal state government saw a last minute addition to today’s agenda of the NUJS Kolkata executive council (EC) meeting that extended the tenure of vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat by five years. The proposal by the state government would see NUJS having to double its intake of students from 125 to 250 students and to open up two new branches in the state.

23 September 2016

NUJS paid retired judge Rs 75,000 to draft 'patently illegal' & 'suicidal' service rulesThe controversial and possibly unconstitutional NUJS Kolkata draft service rules were drafted by a retired judge for Rs 75,000, after two faculty members – associate professor Anirban Mazumdar and assistant professor Ruchira Goswami – failed to make any significant progress for six months on creating new rules, according to authoritative campus sources.

20 September 2016

NUJS Kolkata’s illegal interior decoration tender, which caused the university major financial losses and resulted in the dismissal of its registrar after an expensive inquiry into the affair, still exists in its original form and has not been cancelled or renegotiated despite outstanding work.

20 September 2016

LLB aspirants’ upper age limit of 20 years for entry to the five year LLB program and 30 years for the three year LLB is back as per the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) latest circular sent to law schools and now uploaded on its website, as first reported by Bar and Bench.

16 September 2016

The Nalsar Hyderabad student bar council (SBC) has issued an official statement on the alleged campus sexual harassment and assault that was first revealed in an anonymous open letter published on the Facebook page of The Nalsar Community. The post has since gone viral and been picked up by some non-legal media.

16 September 2016

Most of the “errant” Maharashtra government law colleges have now been cleared for admissions, by the Bar Council of India (BCI), reported the Hindustan Times confirming Legally India’s report from last week.

15 September 2016

NUJS students win a long unlikely battleIn its draft WBNUJS Service Rules 2016, NUJS Kolkata has been seeking to restrict its faculty and staff from certain kinds of marriage, trade and business, association, engagement with the press and access to courts.

09 September 2016

GNLU Gandhinagar has cleared the exam applications of two detained students yesterday, minutes after Legally India reported that the students were in detention limbo due to administrative inaction for weeks.

09 September 2016

NUJS students win a long unlikely battleNUJS Kolkata made NLU history when it suspended, for alleged corruption, an officer of the university – the registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay. A full inquiry report detailing how Mukhopadhyay was involved in alleged illegal award of contracts related to university infrastructure, has been released. The students of the law school led the initiative, the report duly notes.

08 September 2016

At GNLU Gandhinagar, two students stand to lose a year due to alleged administrative inaction following a retroactive rule change. The students have been detained in the third year of BALLB for the second consecutive year in August 2016, despite the existence of a university regulation enabling them to potentially be promoted this year.£££para£££

05 September 2016

The Bar Council of India (BCI) and Maharashtra State Bar Council has cleared GLC Mumbai and all the other Maharashtra government and aided colleges that were under embargo against taking admissions. As per the minutes of Saturday, 3 September’s BCI meeting the colleges can take admissions for the academic year 2016-2017.

30 July 2016

The Calcutta high court on 26 July dismissed the second appeal of NUJS Kolkata registrar Surajit Mukhopadhyay against his suspension from the post by the vice-chancellor (VC), clearing the way for his dismissal by the university.

26 June 2016

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) grows up, reports the Times, about the organisation that now has 500 volunteers in 18 cities, which has trained 200 students and helped 83 gain admittance to law schools:

24 June 2016

GLC Ernakuklam’s five year LLB program is under threat of de-recognition by the Bar Council of India (BCI), following the BCI’s Right to Information (RTI) revelation that the University Grants Commission (UGC) doesn’t recognise the degree, reported the New Indian Express.

23 June 2016

GNLU Gandhinagar director Bimal Patel emailed all faculty members today with a story of a relative walking 4km, vowing to install a statue of Lord Ganesha in his house, in order to support Patel against “the defamatory news about GNLU in Jaymin Brahmbhatt case”.

13 June 2016

GNLUGNLU Gandhinagar rolled out seats in its second year LLB class, for students of other NLUs, on 24 May but by 7 June, after interested students had already applied for admission the law school rolled back the offer due to objection from the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) committee.

09 June 2016

GNLUGNLU Gandhinagar will not immediately use the new regulations it had enacted to give its director supreme disciplinary powers that are even greater than its executive council (EC).

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