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NLSIU Bangalore

NLSIU Bengaluru is India's first national law university.
14 May 2013

MilkroundAmarchand has emerged as the most aggressive Indian early recruiter hiring 36 fourth-year law students across 10 colleges.

07 May 2013

NLSIU Bangalore placed 24 out of 80 fourth year students on 20 April 2013 including 11 pre-placement offers(PPOs). Two independent offers from McKinsey & Co were made in addition to those.

A total of 21 ‘day zero’ campus offers to start work in 2014 came from law firms Luthra & Luthra (8 campus offers), Trilegal (5), Amarchand Mangaldas (4), AZB & Partners (2), and Khaitan & Co (2), according to legal website Bar & Bench, with AZB and Khaitan having recruited entirely through PPOs.

A total of 50 students who had subscribed to the college placement process. Students have also secured three London internships each with Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills. NLSIU’s RCC has not been reachable for comment by Legally India.

NLU Jodhpur’s day zero was four days before NlSIU’s on 16 April, placing 14 students.

17 April 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesTeam MPL talks to 2013 Jessup winners Geetha Hariharan and Akshaya Ramadurai about the mornings after their historic win.

13 April 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesNLU Delhi is within striking distance of NLSIU Bangalore in what is perhaps the best year yet for Indian mooting teams abroad.

10 April 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives NLSIU Bangalore has broken all records in the MPL 4. We asked its moot society how.

02 April 2013

Indefinite strike: Dwarka Court Bar Association lodges protest writ in Delhi HC against its 19 February notification reassigning criminal cases in Delhi’s West, Southwest and South districts from Saket and Dwarka courts to Tis Hazari and Patiala House. Association lawyers went on indefinite strike as the order was implemented on Friday [Express/HT]

Madurai advocates’ protest and hunger strike against Sri Lankan government for fourth day running. In 2009 similar protests had resulted in a clash with the police after hurling eggs at Janata Party president Subramaniam Swamy [Hindu/TOI]

Vacancies reduce at Patna, Guwahati and Chhattisgarh high courts, after three additional judges are made permanent in Patna, one additional judge is made permanent in Guwahati, and the Chhattisgarh high court gets two new additional judges [NetIndian]

NLS VC chats: NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor Prof R Venkat Rao on NLSIU’s 100 per cent autonomy, default position on the Rhodes Scholars list and more in an interview with the Express [New Indian Express]

No air fare cap: CCI refuses to hold guilty of unfair competition, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, for increasing air fares. Says a cap on air fares is not tenable as they are governed by market forces [Zee News]

12 March 2013

Sidharth ChauhanExclusive: Dismissed NLSIU Bangalore faculty member Sidharth Chauhan is currently in talks to join Nalsar Hyderabad in June for the start of the next academic session.

11 March 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives ILS Pune beat NLSIU Bangalore in the finals of the fourth NLU Jodhpur Antitrust Law Moot Court Competition held last weekend between 8 and 10 March.

04 March 2013

jc5ntqgfNLSIU Bangalore’s registrar of four years Prof V Nagaraj was today appointed as the new vice-chancellor (VC) of NLU Orissa (NLUO) Cuttack.

04 March 2013

NLSIU Bangalore alum Sidharth Chauhan, who was dismissed from his temporary faculty position at the law school last month, wrote an open letter to the NLSIU community on Friday alleging that his dismissal was “a warning meant to discourage other members of the faculty and administrative staff from asking difficult questions”.

20 February 2013

ILS Law College Pune, Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College Pune, Symbiosis Law School Pune, KLE Bangalore, and NLSIU Bangalore were felicitated by the Bar Council of India (BCI) on 16 February as "outstanding" law colleges in India.

The BCI’s chairman Manan Kumar Mishra felicitated the colleges in his inaugural speech at the centenary celebrations of the regulator held on 16 and 17 February at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi.

ILS Pune principal Vaijayanti Joshi, who is also secretary to the Indian Law Society, told Legally India that the felicitation was “in special recognition of their outstanding services to legal education”.

Joshi said: The [BCI] chairman in his address to the Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India on the dias at Vigyan Bhavan, said that in addition to NLS Bangalore, there are other institutes which have done well, out of the 900 law colleges in India.”

She confirmed that to the best of her knowledge, this was the first time the BCI had given such awards. [Picture of Joshi with BCI trophy]

A person close to the BCI confirmed the shortlist and explained that it was decided by the chairman and the legal education committee after taking into account the colleges' performance over the past few years.

Mishra did not return calls for comment.

Update: Mishra, commenting to Bar & Bench on 21 February, said that Amity Law School Delhi had also been facilitated, and that 15 further private colleges would receive awards in the coming year.  "“It is the decision of the BCI based on the performances of the colleges," he said. “Some of the national law schools are doing well. National law schools get huge impetus from the state government. So apart from these, we have felicitated some private institutions which have been contributing to legal education 

07 February 2013

NLS towersExclusive: NLSIU Bangalore has launched a host of new construction in its academic block, hostels, and basketball courts while NLU Delhi has decided to renegotiate the pay of its foreign-educated faculty, after both law schools were sanctioned close to Rs 8 crore by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in November 2012.

A similar grant was also extended by the UGC to the other 12 national law schools (NLU) late last year under the eleventh five-year plan, after their vice chancellors (VC) lobbied aggressively against excluding the law schools from central funding.

01 February 2013

Siddharth ChauhanBreaking & exclusive: NLSIU Bangalore faculty and alumnus Sidharth Chauhan was yesterday dismissed from service, little over a month after he wrote to vice-chancellor (VC) R Venkata Rao criticising his non-consultative manner of imposing a 9pm ban on opening the law school gates.

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]