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NLSIU Bangalore

NLSIU Bengaluru is India's first national law university.
07 September 2020

An NLSIU student, who has requested anonymity, has received more than 220 responses online from candidates who were interested in joining a national law school this year, but who were facing problems due to the NLSIU's plans for an online-only proctored entrance test. Legally India has seen a copy of the Google form responses. A selection of these has been shared in the article below, but identities of respondents have been anonymised. We have reached out to the NLSIU administration for comment.

07 September 2020

The cold war that has mostly been fought via press releases between the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Consortium and NLSIU Bangalore, after the latter’s shock decision to hold its independent entrance test last week, has escalated.

04 September 2020

The first of what are widely expected to be many writ petitions has been filed this morning before the Jharkhand high court at Ranchi on behalf of five Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) aspirants against the new NLSIU Bangalore admissions test.

03 September 2020

NLSIU Bangalore has decided to conduct separate admissions to its BA, LLB and LLM programmes this year, outside the oft-postponed Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), on 12 September 2020 with a week for applicants to register for 4% of the fees of the CLAT.

01 September 2020

Further to our initial report in May of a complete revamp of PhD programmes, NLSIU Bangalore has now finalised Rs 74.55 lakh of funding from General Electric (GE), which will sponsor a total of three PhD students for three years.

08 July 2020

Thanks to a dear reader, who has pointed out some interesting titbits in a recent online video interview of NLSIU Bangalore vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy, talking (a little bit) about the recent blockbuster faculty recruitments, a criticism of wider Indian legal academia and plans for NLS to become a pioneer in online legal education.

29 June 2020

NLSIU Bangalore’s executive council (EC) on Saturday signed off on its permanent faculty recruitments, which had been long-pending due to the EC having been repeatedly postponed due to Covid-19 after interviews had been carried out.

27 June 2020

NLSIU Bangalore is set to increase its intake from 80 students to up to 120, vice chancellor (VC) Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy and registrar Prof Sarasu Esther Thomas said in an alumni video conference call today.

05 June 2020
Scoop: Though much longer than a standard exam, the exams are also open book.
02 June 2020
Jindal takes full advantage of IoE status but some NLUs might also manage
28 May 2020

NLSIU Bangalore alumni have donated money and organised the air travel home of 174 migrants stuck in Mumbai due to the Covid-19 lockdown, reported LiveLaw.

21 May 2020
Scoop: Around 90 existing PhDs at NLS to be examined for current status of studies
07 May 2020

NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC) Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy has been appointed to a novel Facebook content oversight board that seeks to help solve the US-based advertising behemoth festering content moderation problems, as first reported IANS.

18 March 2020

Indian law schools have been trying - and in some cases struggling - to convert tuition to online learning courses in the wake of most having shut down physical tuition to attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

11 March 2020

NLSIU Bangalore Masters of Public Policy (MPP) student Priyansh Khandelwal had drowned in a tragic accident, with his body having been recovered this morning.