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25 September 2015

BCI slaps lawyersThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has suspended 15 lawyers who were allegedly involved in violence in the Madras high court, reported The Hindu and others.

09 September 2015

lw250a1lLegal diversity NGO Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access' (IDIA) Mumbai chapter organised the second season of the IDIA Football League (IFL) on 5 and 6 September at Kamla Mills Ground in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Star TV's legal team bested Trilegal to win the tournament.

11 August 2015

Pitching for the introduction of an animal rights subject to law schools’ syllabuses, the Indian Express reported that:

Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda has written to the Bar Council of India chairman to include books written by his cabinet colleague Maneka Gandhi on animal rights in the curriculum of law schools and colleges. Gandhi, the Union Women and Child Development Minister, is also an animal rights activist.

Gowda wrote to BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, according to the Express:

leaving aside the meat consumption issue for the time being, we need to sensitize our citizens about cruelty caused by us to animals in many forms while using them for farming purpose, religious activities, sports activities, recreational activities like circus and while transporting animals etc. We need to make lawyers acquire comprehensive knowledge on various laws governing animal rights and prevention of cruelty to animals. The best way to start forward is to include these aspects in the curriculum of law colleges.

I am herewith attaching a list of Acts pertaining to animal rights and also the books written by Smt Maneka Gandhi for including the same in the curriculum on law schools and colleges.

According to the Express, a number of professors, including NLU Delhi vice chancellor Ranbir Singh and former Delhi University law faculty dean SN Singh, objected to the letter arguing that animal welfare laws were covered in environmental law courses, while the government had no business recommending any particular book to be taught, which was the exclusive preserve of each law school.

28 July 2015

jelly-baby-631848_640Kian Ganz looks at the lack of diversity in law schools and wonders why diversity is a good thing.

28 July 2015

stqk0vliThe cost of a five-year national law university (NLU) course has risen to record levels this year, particularly at the newer NLUs, where the total fees to educate a lawyer come to as much as Rs.2.47 lakh per year, dwarfing the fees charged by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

01 July 2015

A student from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonepat, who has requested anonymity, has contacted Legally India with a request to publish an open letter with some criticism of the administration. We have published the letter in full and asked the administration for a response, which is below the letter.

22 June 2015

Arun RoyV Arun Roy, a 2002-batch NLSIU Bangalore graduate and Tamil Nadu Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, has taken charge of the Tamil Nadu-based National Law School Srirangam as acting vice chancellor (VC).

20 June 2015

The Hindu reported that Tamil Nadu-based National Law School Srirangam vice chancellor N Murugavel has resigned long before the end of his three-year term, despite him having “pooled his professional and administrative experience to build the school from scratch since the day he assumed office. However, he could not get support from some Executive Council members. They could not accept the national recognition received by the Law School within a short span of time.”

The executive council did not cooperate and his contribution was limited, he told the paper.

Tamil Nadu’s national law school became the 15th member of the core Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) member law schools this year after an order from the Madras high court.

20 June 2015

The annual India Today magazine law school rankings have seen NLIU Bhopal, NLU Jodhpur and RGNUL Patiala disappear out of the magazine’s top 20 rankings, after NUJS Kolkata threatened the magazine with a press council complaint in 2010.

17 June 2015

NUJS Kolkata’s Student Juridical Association (SJA) has released a report outlining the changes it has facilitated in college, “from faculty recruitment to drastic overhaul of infrastructure including the remedying  of the girls hostel space crunch, the situation has improved considerably in the short span of two years”.

19 May 2015

ITES Horizon: ca 2012The BCI’s 2012 meeting minutes regarding the All India Bar Exam (AIBE) have revealed details of the process by which the contract to conduct the fourth and subsequent AIBEs was awarded to ITeS Horizon.

06 May 2015

The Delhi University’s law schools will again undergo inspection by the Bar Council of India (BCI), which will decide if it can approve the use of a single new campus building by the three law centres. DU has also set up a committee to look into its law centres’ shortcomings and report back in three weeks.

04 May 2015

Himachal Pradesh will build a National Law University (NLU) in Ghanahatti near Shimla for Rs 400 crore, according to Himachal Pradesh high court chief justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir, reported the PTI.

He said that an ordinance would be passed soon, followed by a bill in the state assembly, which would create the first national law school in the state offering three- and five-year law degree courses, governed by the high court.

21 April 2015

cwmlyh33The Bar Council of India (BCI) affiliated 92 new law colleges in nine months last year, according to the law ministry’s 2014-2015 annual report.

05 March 2015

Delhi University (DU) law students should not suffer in the ongoing tussle between the Bar Council of India (BCI) and DU’s law centres over campus infrastructure, said the Delhi high court yesterday.

03 March 2015

CLC DU: CrumblingThe BCI inspection committee that visited Delhi University’s (DU) law schools last year, was of “the firm view” that DU’s three law schools “should be closed down”, the full committee report has revealed.

20 February 2015

NLU MaharashtraNLU Mumbai will start classes this year from its temporary campus in Jogeshwari with an annual budget of around Rs 10 crore, planning to admit 60 students through its independent entrance test.

19 February 2015

Nalsar Hyderabad, which launched its debut MBA program almost two years ago, has geared up to find placements for its first batch of 55 students after disappointing results so far.

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