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NLSIU Bangalore

28 November 2014

NLSIU Bangalore and Nalsar Hyderabad final year LLB students Mansi Sood and Sanya Samtani are, respectively, among nearly 85 scholars selected by the Rhodes trust, for its Oxford University class of 2015.

A Delhi University sociology student and one economics student and one Bangalore medical student are the other Indians selected for the class. The five Indian's who have made it to this year's Rhodes class include four women.

Samtani’s profile on Oxford’s website states:

“Her primary area of interest lies at the intersection of public international law, constitutional law and critical theory. Having been a teaching assistant for public international law and constitutional law, she envisages a career in academia. Whilst in NALSAR, she served as senior editor of the NALSAR Student Law Review; editor of the Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, having edited a special issue on the Global South, and student editor of ILSA's International and Comparative Law Quarterly. Furthermore, she has been on the organizing committees of the NALSAR Film Festival and the NALSAR Inter Varsity Debating Championship.”

Sood's profile on the website states:

"Her interest lies in commercial law, with a primary focus on arbitration and intellectual property law. Currently serving as the Chief Editor of the National Law School of India Review, Mansi has helped in organising the Annual Symposium for the past three years. She has participated in several national and international moot court competitions and recently won the 5th International ADR Mooting Competition at Hong Kong. Besides mooting, Mansi also enjoys parliamentary debating and writing. A trained Kathak dancer, she likes to play sports, particularly badminton."

Last year law students from NLSIU and NUJS Kolkata won the Rhodes.

Hat-tip to Lawctopus for first breaking the news.

EDIT 1 December 2014: Due to an incomplete list of profiles uploaded earlier on the Rhodes class link, this story had erroneously stated that only three Indians - all women - were selected for the class of 2015. This has now been corrected.

31 October 2014

Law school power rankings Nalsar Hyderabad performed better than all national law schools, including NLSIU Bangalore, in finding placements for its 2013-14 graduates of its class of 2014, according to Legally India’s new rating of law schools recruitment results.

21 October 2014

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22 August 2014

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24 July 2014

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17 July 2014

Clat preferencesThe margin between NLU Jodhpur and NLIU Bhopal is negligible this year, according to an analysis of the preferences of candidates taking the 2014 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT).

04 July 2014

Ankur SinglaOne of the most important things when creating a technology company is “to think about what could go right”, says Ankur Singla, in stark contrast to the typical lawyers’ mindset.

30 May 2014

MPL 5: Where Indian mooting mattersNLU Delhi became the first Indian team to win the ICC Trial moot at the Hague, Netherlands, while the law school’s Manfred Lachs team picked up the Asia Pacific trophy.

07 May 2014

LSC: Recognise

NLSIU Bangalore’s legal services clinic (LSC) explains some of the projects that have won it $5,000.

05 May 2014

NLSIU Bangalore has started a "cyber lab", in part funded by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, which has 30 computers with "basic cyber forensic tools" to teach government officials to prosecute, police and adjudicate cyber crimes, reported The Hindu]. The report did not specify whether the lab would be accessible to students other than those on the school's new-ish postgraduate diploma in cyber forensics and cyber law, by which it is run.

22 April 2014

MPL 5 JGLS Sonepat won the 7th NLS International Arbitration Moot organised by NLSIU Bangalore which broke into the finals of the 21st Vis Vienna international arbitration moot world rounds this weekend.

21 April 2014

While Nalsar got close but India did not manage to repeat last year's NLSIU Jessup win, the national law school from Bangalore did get laurels at one of the other massively prestigious international moots: NLS was the runner-up team at the Vis Vienna Arbitration Moot over the weekend, also picking up two honourable mentions for speakers.

Story to be updated when we get more. [MPL Facebook page]

10 April 2014

NLSIU Bangalore 2015: Good startNLSIU Bangalore’s 2015-graduating batch, which is currently finishing its fourth year of their five-year degree, has placed 33 students after its first day of on-campus recruitment with a mix of PPOs and Day Zero offers.

10 April 2014

NLSIU Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore students allegedly vandalised notice boards on campus, within six months of another faculty member’s notice board having been defaced with homophobic writing

21 March 2014

The TOI interviews an apparently very down-to-earth Prashant R Deshpande, son of Tourism Minister RV Deshpande and NLSIU Bangalore and Harvard Law School alumnus, following the 36-year-old's Congress Lok Sabha nomination yesterday [TOI]

03 March 2014

The home of Indian mootingNLSIU Bangalore conquered the 13th Amity Delhi moot besting GLC Chennai which made its debut on the Herbert Smith Freehills sponsored Mooting Premier League (MPL) season 5 table.

11 February 2014

The home of Indian mootingCashing in on the weekend of four grand moots including India’s best and India’s second oldest, some law schools managed to upset the Herbert Smith Freehills sponsored Mooting Premier League (MPL) season 5 pecking order, while others held fort.

07 February 2014

KrishnanDayan Krishnan, the second NLSIU Bangalore alumnus to have been designated senior counsel in a week, said that while luck, coincidence and the patronage of three seniors was instrumental in his career to date, the Delhi high court has very clearly voted for hard work in its designations.

06 February 2014

Amit SibalAmit Sibal, Cambridge University graduate, Dayan Krishnan, public prosecutor and 1993 NLSIU Bangalore graduate, and Anup Bhambhani, have been designated senior counsel in the Delhi high court.

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