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NLSIU Bangalore

NLSIU Bengaluru is India's first national law university.
30 January 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives NLSIU Bangalore defeated GLC Mumbai to win the 2013 edition of the Jessup South India Rounds last weekend, also going on to win the best memorial award with Raag Yadava bagging the best overall speaker citation.

27 January 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesNLSIU Bangalore won Jessup South beating GLC Mumbai in the finals today at Nuals Kochi, also bagging the best memo award.

Nalsar Hyderabad and SVKM Mumbai had lost out in the semi-finals.

Full story to follow.

10 January 2013

NLS-not-towerAs NLSIU Bangalore students are due to meet the administration on Sunday about the extension of a campus curfew after an alleged rape in October, the student bar association (SBA) has proposed legal amendments to the Justice Verma Committee on women’s safety.

06 January 2013

NLS now liveblogging final of inaugural TIOL Tax Law Moot & Conference 2013

NLS now liveblogging final of inaugural TIOL Tax Law Moot & Conference 2013 From today at 1pm, NLSIU Bangalore’s Moot Court Society is bringing you a live blog of the very first NLS-TIOL Tax Law Moot Trophy from the Taj Vivanta Hotel in Bangalore. Check it out, over 20 teams have fought until the final, and while the moot's not (yet?) part of the Mooting Premier League (MPL), sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, who knows, maybe it will be next year's first new MPL tax moot... Click here to read

14 December 2012

LeopardsNLSIU Bangalore authorities yesterday issued a warning to students’ parents that they would not tolerate any resistance or protests from students against the newly-imposed 9pm curfew that had been instated on campus on 27 November.

07 December 2012

Rajasthan’s high court (HC) chief justice of two years and former NLSIU Bangalore general council chairman Arun Mishra was appointed chief justice of the Calcutta HC. Kerala HC got three new permanent judges, and Karnataka HC got one new permanent judge also.

57-year-old Mishra practised as an advocate from 1978 to 1999, in which year he was appointed an additional judge of Madhya Pradesh HC. He was appointed a permanent judge of the court in 2001.

He was transferred to Rajasthan HC in September 2010, and in November he became the chief justice.

Kerala HC’s additional judges NK Balakrishnan, V Chitambareh, and AM Shaffique were made permanent judges of the court. Karnataka HC’s additional judge Arvind Kumar became a permanent judge of the court. [Netindian]

29 November 2012

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives NLSIU Bangalore and NLU Delhi were the big winners, hauling in 40 and 30 Mooting Premier League (MPL) 4 points respectively over the last weekend of two big tier 3 qualifying moots: the Stetson South India and the Oxford Media Moot qualifiers to major international moots.

25 November 2012

image Exclusive: Two lawyers – Arushi Garg from Nalsar Hyderabad and Anupama Kumar from NLSIU Bangalore - have won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship alongside three non-lawyers.

07 November 2012

Bangalore University (BU) will create two campus-security related committees and provide security equipment such as 100 CCTV cameras, spending around Rs 3.82 lakh on the Jnanabharathi campus - on which NLSIU Bangalore is situated.

The measures follow the alleged rape of a student of NLSIU Bangalore last month on the campus. BU had earlier reacted by threatening NLSIU authorities and students with eviction from the campus, immediately after the incident was first reported. [Deccan Herald]

30 October 2012

NLSIU Bangalore asks for signatures on petitions to Karnataka state home secretary for tightened campus security, and to Press Council of India (PCI) to direct the press to cover sexual offences sensitively. The students had resolved to submit the petitions in public demonstrations last week. [Petition to Home secretary/Petition to PCI]

The petitions and demonstration follow the alleged rape of a student of the law school in Bangalore University’s Jananbharathi campus which also houses NLSIU’s Nagarbhavi campus. After the incident several print media reports were dominated by by an unnamed police source that unfairly cast doubt on the alleged victim's credibility.

23 October 2012

NLSIU Bangalore students resolved to petition the Press Council of India (PCI) on the unethical and sensationalist reporting of the alleged rape of a student of the college, by several newspapers last week. They also staged a protest demanding tighter security around their Nagarbhavi Bangalore campus.

On Saturday the Bangalore police arrested six of the eight alleged rapists who attacked the student in Bangalore University’s (BU) Jnanabharathi campus last Saturday. The detained persons confessed to having raped the student on 13 October. [Deccan Herald]

NLSIU students now plan to petition the governor of Karnataka demanding creation of the Nagarbhavi police station, increase in the number of police including women officers, deployment of policemen trained in handling crime against women, guarding of Bangalore University gates, installation of streetlights and creation of a police helpline.[TOI]

Last week Legally India reported on the victim-blaming tone adopted by the police, the media and BU throughout investigations into the incident, after BU threatened to evict NLSIU from its campus.

18 October 2012

NLSIU Bangalore students will now have a 7 pm curfew on leaving campus, agreed Bangalore University (BU) authorities and the NLSIU management yesterday.[TOI]

The measure comes in the wake of Saturday’s alleged rape of a second-year NLSIU student by seven to eight unidentified persons in the forest adjoining the law school campus, where she was out with her friend after 10 PM.

NLSIU students have demanded deployment of the police or Central Industrial Security Forces in place of the current private security guards manning the college gates. The bigger IIM and IISc campuses in Bangalore do not enjoy such cover, although those are not next to forest land like NLSIU is. [India Today]

Yesterday Legally India reported on the victim-blaming tone adopted by the police, the media and BU throughout investigations into the incident, after BU threatened to evict NLSIU from its campus.

17 October 2012

Editorial: Bangalore’s police, media and educators have shown themselves at their worst in the past days, appearing intent to keep slinging mud on a law school student who was allegedly the victim of a violent sex crime.

05 October 2012

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives Breaking: NLSIU Bangalore defeated the National & Kapodestrian University of Athens yesterday to win the World finals of Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot, repeating its 2009 feat.

30 September 2012

MPL4-fin-200 The fourth season of the Mooting Premier League sponsored by Herbert Smith began this month with top law schools notching up early wins this season.

05 September 2012

Mooting Premier League 2011-12 - MPL3This is the final analysis of how in 2011-12 law students raised the bar for Indian global mooting ambitions, how they fought domestically for the Mooting Premier League crown and what we can expect in MPL 4, now sponsored by Herbert Smith.

26 June 2012

Satyajit-Coffee Exclusive interview: The Angel’s Share – the debut novel written by NLSIU Bangalore 2008 graduate and former Amarchand Mangaldas associate Satyajit Sarna - hit bookstores on Friday.

“I know that for me exorcism, or cleaning yourself out, or coming to terms with things, is by writing about them”, says Sarna. “At some point it just built up and I thought to myself: There’s a story here and someone needs to tell it. And I thought, I should tell this story.”

26 June 2012

Mooting Premier League 2011-12 - MPL3NLSIU Bangalore defeated City University of Hong Kong in the finals of the Asia-Pacific rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law moot on Sunday.