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national law universities (NLU)

National law universities (NLUs) or national law schools, as they are also known, are law schools set up by Indian states, usually each with their own enabling statue. NLSIU Bangalore was the first NLU to have been started in 1987.
12 April 2017

The NUJS Kolkata student juridical association (SJA) president reacted to NUSRL Ranchi vice chancellor Prof BC Nirmal’s statement that NUSRL students are protesting on campus not for rights but for a holiday, calling him “delusional” and “plain indifferent”, in a Facebook post.

07 April 2017

“It all settles here with the passage of time. That’s the curse, there is no student body,” a student told me recently when I asked him about why the administration was not being called to account for some alleged wrongdoings it had committed.

10 February 2017

RMLNLU Lucknow is trying to increase financial transparency, after differences with students over its annual sports budget led to wider student protests alleging that the administration was “obtuse” and adopted a “systematic heel-dragging and opaque procedure” that led to “devaluation of curricular and welfare events”.

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).

21 September 2016

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Prof Subash Chander Raina, who was part of Delhi University (DU) law faculty and its dean and former professor-in-charge of DU’s Campus Law Centre (CLC), has been appointed as vice chancellor (VC) of NLU Shimla, which will open gates on 1 October after having begun taking admissions this month.

13 September 2016

The Himachal Pradesh National Law University in Shimla has requested applications for its five year LLB course, as first reported by CLATGyan, with classes set to start on 1 October 2016 with 60 available seats.

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.

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.

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.

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.

15 March 2016

Why would you want to join Nalsar? VC Mustafa (second from left) talks shopLegally India asked the vice chancellors of all 17 national law universities some questions about their law school and why law aspirants should come there. Here’s the first in our series of national law schools, in their own words.

08 February 2016

According to Hindi local tabloid Pradesh Today, NLIU Bhopal’s home-state, Madhya Pradesh, would allocate Rs 10 crore to begin construction of the state’s “first law university” in March.

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).

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.

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.

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.

03 November 2014

New CLAT erAll Indian national law universities (NLU) except NLU Delhi are now entitled to conduct the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) by rotation every year, according to the terms of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by 16 NLUs on Saturday.

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