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NLSIU Bangalore

04 February 2014

The home of Indian mootingNLSIU Bangalore and Nalsar Hyderabad will join NUJS Kolkata and NLU Delhi in the race for the 55th Philip C Jessup international moot trophy among 550 law schools from 80 countries at Chicago in April.

03 February 2014

Prof RaiLuthra and Luthra Delhi general corporate partner Prof Anil Kumar Rai left the firm on Friday, after the headcount of the team he was heading at the firm gradually shrunk over the last few months.

31 January 2014

Akshay Bhan, who is the first NLSIU Bangalore alumnus advocate designated as a senior counsel, recounts how being a former Supreme Court judge’s son helps, the importance of seniors and how he thinks other NLS alumni are likely to be elevated soon too.

31 January 2014

Akshay Bhan: SeniorNLSIU Bangalore alumnus Akshay Bhan, who is practising in the High Court of Punjab & Haryana in Chandigarh, has been designated as a senior counsel.

20 January 2014

The home of Indian mootingNLSIU Bangalore replaced NLU Delhi at second spot of the Herbert Smith Freehills sponsored Mooting Premier League table for Season 5 yesterday, after besting Delhi to win the tier 4 KK Luthra Memorial criminal law moot.

19 January 2014

Venkat RaoProfessor Venkat Rao has been re-elected as NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC) for another term of five years.

16 December 2013

Rajasthan HC judge accused of locking up daughter over ‘wrong’ caste boyfriend
Rajasthan high court Justice Raghvendra Singh Rathore has allegedly locked his 30-year-old daughter up at home to stop her marrying a man from another caste, who has now filed a Supreme Court petition against the illegal detention [IBN Live] Update: The Supreme Court has ordered the release of the daughter. “She is a major and has the liberty to make her choice in marriage,” said Justices HL Dattu and C Nagappan [AFP]

TN bar council locks horns with BCI over upper age-limit for LLBs
TN bar council Although the Bar Council of India (BCI) has abolished the controversial upper age limit of 35 years for students taking law degrees, the Tamil Nadu bar council has retained the age ceiling, and reinforced it in a resolution on Saturday (14 December). The conflict has left thousands of students in the state, who enrolled in law courses between 2008 and 2011, in limbo, said the BCI, which is looking into the matter [TOI]

CJI: Bench must understand new phenomenon of frivolous litigation
CJI Sathasivam said that long-pending mercy petitions and other frivolous litigations are a new challenged that the bench must learn to understand in order to tackle effectively [The Hindu]

NLS safe but BU campus isn’t one year after rape
NLSIU Bangalore campus now safe after curfew and more guards, one year after the rape of a student near the adjoining Bangalore University campus, where ‘fear still stalks varsity students’, reported the New Indian Express

Delhi HC confirmation of gang rape verdict likely in Jan
The Delhi high court’s verdict on whether the death sentence of the four rapists convicted in the December 2011 Delhi gang rape will likely be delivered in January [IANS]

18 November 2013

MPL5-HSF-logo-400NLIU Bhopal and NLSIU Bangalore made it to the world rounds of the 18th Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

05 November 2013

Lawyer myths: NLSIU Bangalore grad and Singapore’s Nanyang Tech B-school lecturer Krishna Udayasankar has penned down a mythological trilogy – the Aryavarta Chronicles. Interview by [Bangalore Mirror]

TOI didn’t defame: The Times of India is off the hook for criminal defamation after the Madras HC dismissed the Tamil Nadu government’s case against the paper for a 28 March news item exposing an irregular public auction. “The court taking cognizance of a complaint against the press must follow due diligence. Before taking a prima facie view, the news item should be analysed and an attempt should be made at least to indicate the basic reasons, which would attract the offence of defamation and as to whether the news item made a reference to the government or minister with an intention to defame or tarnish the image,” said the HC judge [TOI]

SC Tarun Chatterjee to UP HRC: Former Supreme Court justice Tarun Chatterjee has been appointed as the UP state human rights commission’s chairman [Jagran Post]

Dec 16 rape confirmation: The Delhi HC has begun confirmation hearings for the death sentence reference by the Saket trial court in the 16 December Delhi gang rape case [PTI]

Law school paycheques: ET reports breathlessly that national law schools have broken the business consultancy glass ceiling with Bain Capital creating its first legal position after hiring from NLSIU Bangalore this year – also the campus from where McKinsey and Deutsche Bank have made an offer each so far. At Nalsar Hyderabad, between 25 2014 graduates hired so far the average salary is, reportedly, Rs 14.5 lakh per annum, while the highest international pay package is 40,000 pounds. The average salary at NUJS Kolkata is Rs 9 lakh per annum – marginally up from last year

28 October 2013

Yadav: Oxford boundThe prestigious Rhodes scholarship this year was won by NLSIU Bangalore graduate Raag Yadav and NUJS Kolkata alumnus Amba Kak, alongside three non-lawyers.

21 October 2013

MPL5-HSF-logo-200 The mooting bonanza weekend starting 17 October and ending yesterday saw 17 law schools creating a flutter in the season 5 rankings.

04 October 2013

Partner promotions across Big Six since 2009: NLSIU rules the roostNLSIU Bangalore, Delhi University (DU), GLC Mumbai and ILS Pune have given India’s biggest law firms more than three times as many partners than most other younger law schools since 2009.

11 September 2013

8th alleged NLS rapist caught: The eighth accused in the rape of an NLSIU Bangalore student in October 2012, who was absconding till the sentencing of six convicts in the case three days ago, has been caught [TOI]

02 August 2013

CCI vegetates fair markets: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) will examine agriculture markets to ensure that there is no cartelisation or unfair play in the determination of vegetable prices, since prices are soaring despite their tendency to ease during the monsoon season. In 2011, the CCI had looked into the pricing pattern in the onion markets [HT]

New DoJ secretary: The ministry of law and justice’ department of justice has a new secretary in 1979-batch IAS officer Anita Kaul, taking over from previous secretary DK Sikri who retired yesterday. The Department of Justice appoints and transfers Supreme Court and high courts judges in the country [ANI]

Juvenile homecoming: The [NYT India Ink blog] took a tour of Delhi’s juvenile justice homes to find slow bureaucratic approval for security facilities, lack of trained staff, terrible working conditions, and the general map of these spaces

Fundamental Facebooking rights: Facebook has argued that right to social media is an extension of the UN Human Rights Council-declared fundamental right to the internet, and a ban on minors’ use of social media limits freedom of speech and expression [TOI]

NLSIU Kranti: Bangalore students form a student political organisation Kranti “to resurrect the culture of protest”, reports [DNA]

13 July 2013

NandimathNLSIU Bangalore appointed associate professor Dr OV Nandimath as its new registrar on Thursday, to succeed former registrar Prof V Nagaraj who was appointed as NLUO Cuttack’s vice chancellor (VC) on 4 March.

10 July 2013

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NLSIU Bangalore side-stepped Right to Information (RTI) requests on grades, cheating & faculty.

05 July 2013

Due indiligence: GLC Mumbai and New College Mumbai students could miss the 25 July Bar Exam because their law schools have not yet paid the Bar Council of India affiliation fee. GLC fixing problem at the moment… [Mumbai Mirror / Bar & Bench]

Judicial eviction: According to SC guidelines framed today, judges (and other high officials) will have to vacate their government accommodations within a month, or at most two months, from their retirement or they will be evicted with three months’ notice. They are also not allowed to leave behind “memorials” constructed on the accommodation premises [PTI]

Smart bars: The Kerala High Court Advocates Association has released an Android App called Kerala High Court Case Status. The application displays the court status of all the courts inside the Kerala HC on smart phones [Live Law/App]

Cash-for-judges scam proceeds: The SC has given the trial court a go-ahead to prosecute former Punjab & Haryana high court judge Nirmal Yadav in the cash-at-judges-door scam. Rs 15 lakh were delivered at the residence of P&H HC Justice Nirmaljit Kaur on 13 August 13 2008, following which she reported the matter to the Chandigarh Police. The money, allegedly meant for Yadav, was said to have been delivered to Kaur due to confusion over their names [Zee News]

NLSIU rape trial: The 13 October NLSIU Bangalore student’s rape will now be tried in-camera, every day, with 44 witnesses to be examined. The victim has discontinued her education at the law school and returned to her hometown [NIE]

Fresh bucks: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has posted revenue increase of 7.2 per cent since last year to £1.221bn – the largest rise among all UK Magic Circle firms where revenues were stagnant [The Lawyer]

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