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08 June 2016

GNLUGNLU Gandhinagar transferred the power to punish students allegedly found guilty of prohibited activities and conduct during exams from its executive council to its director.

07 June 2016

Screenshot 2016-06-07 18.02.25At NLSIU Bangalore, more than one-third of the entire LLB student population wanted to join a law firm or a legal consultancy after graduation, but the popularity of this career option consistently declined with successive batches and was overtaken by other choices after the class of 2015 graduated.

06 June 2016

AIR sponsors BCI party, later that year AIR suddenly becomes obligatory law school purchaseIn November 2013 the Bar Council of India (BCI) amended its Legal Education Rules 2008 and, for years following that (as reported by us last week), has been sending repeated letters to law schools, telling them it was obligatory to buy lakhs worth of products of the All India Reporter (AIR).

06 June 2016

In a two-day conference by the Bar Council of India (BCI) in Dehradun over the weekend, attended by Supreme Court justice Dipak Misra and law minister DV Sadananda Gowda, Professor Madhava Menon held a talk on the "need of continuing legal education to the lawyers".

06 June 2016

Could 'Law School' (and all law schools for that matter) be more diverse?The NLSIU Bangalore student population, at present, largely consists of rich, third-generation college goers who were schooled at elite private schools in tier 2 cities.

03 June 2016

The Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) legal education NGO helped 60 scholars prepare for law entrance exams this year and eight of those made it to NUJS Kolkata, Nalsar Hyderabad, GNLU Gandhinagar, NLU Orissa and Nuals Kochi, in the first allotment list of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016.

31 May 2016

The BCI just can't stop pushing AIR to law schools (against their wishes)The Bar Council of India (BCI) has again tried to sell All India Reporter (AIR) case reports to law schools, even expanding the obligatory catalogue of electronic AIR publications law college libraries must stock, despite having agreed two years ago that such a requirement to buy from a single vendor was unfair.

27 May 2016

Just imagine if you this little guy was your law school VC...

The law school you choose should not just get you the job of your dreams but it also better give you an exceptionally nurturing educational atmosphere during your undergraduate years, considering the budget you are going to be allocating to it.

23 May 2016

33wmtvlaThe Gujarat high court today dismissed GNLU’s letters patent appeal against the high court’s order that had called GNLU an “oligarchy” which “casually” denies its students basic human rights.

21 May 2016

It's not the 80s anymore, jobs don't just land in your lap (unless you're at... just kidding, they don't)There are no surprises on which law schools outperform the others where campus recruitments are concerned. The older national law universities (NLUs) – which also lead in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) law school preference rankings – have the upper hand when it comes to attracting the best recruiters, the earliest.

19 May 2016

cxsecrouThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) can be the first rung in a five year ladder to one of the highest paying graduate law jobs worldwide. An ideal CLAT-rank guarantees a place in the LLB courses of any of the older national law universities (NLU) – the NLUs which for at least the last five years have placed at least one graduate with a UK magic circle law firm.

05 May 2016

Gandhinagar student has won against the university administration in the Gujarat high court over what the high court termed its “wholly baseless, arbitrary, malafide, unreasonable, illegal” decision to physically frisk and persecute a student after an exam, after wrongly suspecting the student was “hiding something”, and then cancelling that student’s exam result.

05 May 2016

Say what you will about Severus Snape, but he definitely wasn't a good teacherAfter overwhelming and very enlightening thoughts from all of you last month, we have taken all those and some of our independent research into account to put together a semi-definitive list of 14 questions on how to measure faculty quality.

25 April 2016

In a petition in which the Madras high court directed the Bar Council of India (BCI) not to enrol lawyers who were in the civil service, and to conduct more stringent pre-enrolment checks of law graduates older than 40, to ensure they went to a proper law college rather than having obtained a mail order degree.

12 April 2016

Teaching how to get away with murder, optionalDue to repeated requests, Legally India is conducting research on the quality of Indian law schools’ faculty.

11 January 2016

pmpoq3nlThe Bar Council of India (BCI) unanimously voted in S Prabhakaran as its new chairman yesterday, for the next four months. The BCI also unanimously voted in Prabhakaran’s predecessor Manan Kumar Mishra to preside at the BCI as its third-time chairman from May 2016 onwards.

09 January 2016

New Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur told it like it is, in a speech at a function hosted by the Bar Council of India (BCI).

04 January 2016

1ilpscupDelhi University’s (DU) Faculty of Law is still not in the clear 15 months after the Bar Council of India (BCI) first threatened to permanently de-affiliate the 92-year-old establishment for inadequate infrastructure.

28 November 2015

The Bar Council of India (BCI) renewed its dubiously awarded bar exam contract to underperforming exam agency ITES Horizon, without a public tender of the contract and without holding a council meeting for members’ consensus on the renewal.

19 November 2015

ywag3bjrBar Council of India (BCI) associate managing trustee Rajinder Singh Rana and former vice chairman Raju Dhanapal Raj were tried before a special CBI court in Delhi yesterday, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 6 lakh to approve Global Law College in Ghaziabad.

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