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NUJS Kolkata

15 May 2013

Time for a raise? HC judges request the CJI to increase their Rs 80,000 per month salary to an amount greater than what state chief secretaries get. They also want double the free electricity units at their residences, and to increase their retirement age from 62 to 65 [TOI]

Sibal for conciliation: Vodafone can resolve the issue of its Rs 11,200 crore tax liability in India by conciliation with the finance ministry, says new law minister Kapil Sibal. Sibal overturned his predecessor Ashwini Kumar’s decision disallowing the conciliation because it was illegal [NDTV]

NUJS internships: NUJS Kolkata signed a 5-year MoU with the department of consumer affairs for capacity building of the department by helping it with research on legal and procedural governing provisions. NUJS students will get to intern with the department and get experience of conducting court cases [TOI]

Mute trials: SC lambasts trial courts for flouting Section 309 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by granting too many adjournments in criminal cases instead of proceeding on a day-to-day basis after witness examination starts. “A trial judge cannot be a mute spectator to the trial being controlled by the parties,” said a bench of justices Dipak Misra and KS Radhakrishan [TOI]

Lawyers v police: A Madras HC lawyer asked the HC to direct the city police to take action against the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) for harassing the lawyer by allegedly creating a scene outside his office for no reason [NIE]

14 May 2013

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

10 May 2013

NUJSNUJS 4th year recruitment committee bags at least 20 jobs but keeps shtum.

02 May 2013

NUJS: Now with counsellorCollege promises formal inquiry that will not ‘suppress anything’.

24 April 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives NLU Delhi defeats NUJS Kolkata in finals and bags best orator prize.

04 April 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives NUJS Kolkata has made the last 16 at the Vis Vienna moot plus HMs.

30 March 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesThe MPL 4 is still up for grabs as NLU D worries NLS rank.

14 March 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives NUJS Kolkata has reclaimed third place from NLU Jodhpur in the Mooting Premier League (MPL) as it qualified from the ELSA WTO Asia Rounds last Friday in Taiwan, alongside Amity Law School (IP University, Delhi), which defeated Renmin University China.

02 March 2013

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting lives NUJS Kolkata’s moot court committee members Nidhi Rao & Arunima Chatterjee are liveblogging this year’s NUJS – Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) Corporate Law Moot Court Competition.

Click here to read the blow-by-blow account of 20 top law schools testing their corporate law wits.

21 January 2013

Indian Law Institute (ILI) Delhi director S Sivakumar may lose his post at ILI if his experience teaching PG courses in law, as a full time lecturer, is found wanting by the High Court (HC) of Delhi.

Delhi HC judges SK Kaul and Inderneet Kaur asked Sivakumar to furnish records of his teaching experience, within three weeks, after ILI’s executive committee validated his appointment despite right to information (RTI) replies from NUJS Kolkata and KLA Trivandrum disputing his claim that his teaching experience at those colleges made him eligible for the post at ILI.

The bench said:

This in our view is a serious matter as there may be an element of perjury either on behalf of KLA or on behalf of the director. We call upon him to file an affidavit setting out which is the date when he joined KLA and what courses he taught and for which period. [TOI]

04 January 2013

NUJS Kolkata gets socio-astro palmist Nemai Bannerjee as its latest executive committee member after a recommendation by West Bengal chief minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee for his appointment.

Bannerjee had predicted the CM’s landslide victory in the 2011 assembly elections, as well as Indira Gandhi’s assassination on 31 October 1984. [TOI]

23 October 2012

MPL 4: Where Indian mooting livesNUJS Kolkata defeated Nalsar Hyderabad and orated with panache at HNLU Raipur’s fifth Justice Hidayatullah Memorial national moot on Sunday, soaring to second spot in Mooting Premiere League (MPL) 4 standings, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, right behind Lachs world round winners NLSIU Bangalore.

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.

25 September 2012

The latest state government nominee to NUJS Kolkata’s academic council and executive council rejected the offer of honorary appointment to the posts after his nomination generated allegations of political favouritism in the legal community at large.

It was suggested that Suvaprasanna, an artist with no legal background, was nominated because of his closeness to West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee.

The nomination was a “show of shameless favouritism”, wrote The Statesman two weeks ago.

The post was left open for nomination after the previous state government nominee former Bombay High Court judge Chittosh Mukherjee’s term on the council expired on August 23.

Suvaprasanna who was not consulted by the state government before his nomination, said:

I am already a member of the Railway Amenities Committee and a member of the heritage committee. I understand these subjects, but I don’t know anything about the legal matters and have always maintained a distance from it. So I can’t not give any advice to the institute either. [Express]

21 September 2012

NUJS Exclusive: NUJS Kolkata banned a third-year student from representing the college in external activities this academic year, after a first-year student alleged he was ragged by his senior.

06 September 2012

NUJS: Now with counsellorExclusive: Three weeks after what was presumed to be the suicide of NUJS Kolkata final year student Wasim Iqbal, a psychotherapist is now set to begin serving as counsellor at the law school after notification on Tuesday.

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.

20 August 2012

NUJS Kolkata’s administration implied that the death of Wasim Iqbal, an NUJS fourth-year student who fell from the terrace of the hostel last week (13 August), was not a suicide, contrary to “unsubstantiated and factually incorrect news reports”.

14 August 2012

nujs-wasim-iqbal NUJS Kolkata student Wasim Iqbal died last night in what is presumed to have been a suicide triggered in part by exam pressures. The college claimed it had appointed a counsellor for students two weeks ago.

18 June 2012

Prabhash Ranjan Exclusive: NUJS Kolkata assistant professor Dr. Prabhash Ranjan has joined NLU Jodhpur as associate professor, after a disagreement with the college administration about seniority and increments, as NUJS faculty member and Nalsar and LSE graduate Chinmayi Arun will join NLU Delhi.