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Madhusudan Law College in Odisha becomes university

Madhusudan Law College, one of the oldest law institutes in Odisha and India, was upgraded to the status of a university on Wednesday, an official said.
Named after "Utkal Gaurav" Madhusudan Das, a great legislator and journalist of the 19th century, the institute at Cuttack will be known as Madhusudan Law University from this day, when the state observes his birth anniversary. (iStock)
Named after "Utkal Gaurav" Madhusudan Das, a great legislator and journalist of the 19th century, the institute at Cuttack will be known as Madhusudan Law University from this day, when the state observes his birth anniversary. (iStock)
Published on Apr 28, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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LSAT India 2021: Registration, exam dates and all you need to know

Entrance examinations for India law colleges, LSAT 2021, are scheduled for March and June. Here is what you should know about the registration procedure, exam format and more.
The last date of registration for LSAT India 2021, March session is March 14 (Representational Image). Getty Images/iStockphoto
The last date of registration for LSAT India 2021, March session is March 14 (Representational Image). Getty Images/iStockphoto
Published on Mar 12, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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Bar Council of India’s 3-year moratorium on opening new colleges set aside

The BCI, a statutory body that regulates legal practice in the country and grants approval for opening law colleges, had taken the decision in August 2019, citing non-adherence of guidelines/circulars by institutions imparting legal education by already approved institutes.
The high court found that the BCI had failed to point out any provision in favour of its decision. It also failed to point out how many institutes have been shut down till date for non-adherence to the standard of legal education.(HT file photo)
The high court found that the BCI had failed to point out any provision in favour of its decision. It also failed to point out how many institutes have been shut down till date for non-adherence to the standard of legal education.(HT file photo)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 01:01 PM IST
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Steps to upgrade law college into law varsity intensified, says Puducherry CM

Addressing a meeting of the alumni of the college, he said a Bill for upgradation of the college into a university has already been prepared and it would be introduced on the floor of the House in its forthcoming session.
Puducherry chief minster V Narayanasamy. (HT File Photo )
Puducherry chief minster V Narayanasamy. (HT File Photo )
Published on Feb 03, 2020 09:16 AM IST
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Govt drafts All India Judicial Services plan

A lawyer with seven-year practice or someone engaged in teaching at a recognised law college or university for the same time would qualify to take the exam, according tothe proposed outline. A candidate is expected to be aged between 28 and 35 to be eligible for the test.
The government has prepared an outline of the proposed All India Judicial Services (AIJS)(PTI Photo ( Representative image))
The government has prepared an outline of the proposed All India Judicial Services (AIJS)(PTI Photo ( Representative image))
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Bar Council turns down applications for 55 law colleges

The council’s decision came after its members held day-long deliberations on the applications BCI received between July and December 2019.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Saturday rejected applications by 55 colleges(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Saturday rejected applications by 55 colleges(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 20, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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Haryana assembly elections: Congress releases vision document for Panchkula

Proposes law, medical college, pink bus services for women and a 100-bed hospital in Barwala
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Published on Oct 13, 2019 01:04 AM IST
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Chinmayanand Rape Case – SIT again grills BJP leader and youths seen with woman in video

The development came two days after the SIT along with the forensic team inspected the bedroom in Chinmayanand’s ashram in the presence of the woman complainant who, on the same day, handed over a pen drive to the probe team claiming it had video evidence against the former minister
The BJP leader has said the rape allegations against him resulted from a failed attempt to extort money from him(PTI Photo File)
The BJP leader has said the rape allegations against him resulted from a failed attempt to extort money from him(PTI Photo File)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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Chinmayanand grilled for 8 hours past midnight, bedroom at ‘ashram’ sealed

Amid tight security on Friday morning, the SIT, accompanied by the woman complainant and a forensics team reached the Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s ashram-residence to inspect the bedroom that was sealed the previous night.
A special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe a law student’s rape allegations against Swami Chinmayanand grilled the former union minister for eight hours(PTI)
A special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe a law student’s rape allegations against Swami Chinmayanand grilled the former union minister for eight hours(PTI)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 06:13 PM IST
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SC allows UP law student, brother to change college

The court rejected the plea of group of lawyers that judges should meet the student one more time.
The Uttar Pradesh government constituted the SIT on Tuesday to probe the harassment charges a day after the Supreme Court ordered it to do so.(HT image)
The Uttar Pradesh government constituted the SIT on Tuesday to probe the harassment charges a day after the Supreme Court ordered it to do so.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 01:00 AM IST
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‘She’s got the best institute. Now study’: SC gives UP law student some advice

The law student had last month posted a video on social media on August 24 accusing “a big leader of the saint society” of threatening her and “destroying the lives of several girls”. When she went missing, her family blamed former union minister Swami Chinmayanand for her disappearance.
The judges, who had stayed back in court to meet her and assure themselves of her safety, had later also ordered police protection for her and her family.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The judges, who had stayed back in court to meet her and assure themselves of her safety, had later also ordered police protection for her and her family.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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No new law colleges for the next 3 years, says Bar Council

BCI, a statutory body that regulates legal practice and education in India, passed a resolution to this effect on Sunday and called for an urgent need for improving the quality of legal education.
The apex bar body added that it would also work on improving existing institutions, and that those without proper infrastructure or faculty would be shut.(File photo for representation)
The apex bar body added that it would also work on improving existing institutions, and that those without proper infrastructure or faculty would be shut.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 11:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

Government approves 7 new law colleges under University of Mumbai as LLB finds more takers

Maharashtra government also approves several additional divisions for self-financed courses
University of Mumbai(HT FILE)
University of Mumbai(HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMusab Qazi and Mansha Bhandari, Mumbai

Legal Education in Transition: Trends and Implications

Over the last twenty years, the practice of law in India has changed more rapidly and comprehensively than in any comparable period in history. Technological advancements and globalisation have changed what it means to be a successful lawyer and what it takes to become one
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Published on Jul 03, 2019 12:22 PM IST
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University of Mumbai gives its nod to start six new law colleges

If approved, these colleges will have six divisions and 360 seats for three-year LLB and three divisions and 180 seats for five-year LLB courses
The MU has approved the proposals for six new law colleges(HT Photo)
The MU has approved the proposals for six new law colleges(HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Ludhiana’s ex-CM’s political adviser banks on Modi magic

Maheshinder, a former cabinet minister who has also served as adviser to the then chief minister Parkash Singh Badal from 2012 to 2017, was elected from Ludhiana West assembly segment in 1997 on the SAD ticket.
The presence of Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) candidate Simarjeet Singh Bains in the fray makes it a triangular contest.(HT Photo)
The presence of Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) candidate Simarjeet Singh Bains in the fray makes it a triangular contest.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2019 11:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, LUDHIANA | ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Relief for GLC students? MU says re-exam not against rule

At a special meeting held on Friday, the board members discussed the issue of mass failure among approximately 270 students pursuing three- and five-year LLB courses at GLC.
Providing relief to students of Government Law College (GLC) who failed their practical tests last week, the University of Mumbai’s (MU) board of studies (BoS) for law has opined that varsity rules don’t prohibit the college from conducting re-examination for these students.(HT File)
Providing relief to students of Government Law College (GLC) who failed their practical tests last week, the University of Mumbai’s (MU) board of studies (BoS) for law has opined that varsity rules don’t prohibit the college from conducting re-examination for these students.(HT File)
Published on May 04, 2019 12:28 AM IST
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2 boys handed termination notice for bullying Muslim student to wear BJP scarf

The matter came to light after she tweeted about the incident on the same day. Within no time, many people tweeted in her support.
The girl student was allegedly compelled to dance by wearing a scarf carrying the election symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Representative image).
The girl student was allegedly compelled to dance by wearing a scarf carrying the election symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Representative image).
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | ByHT Correspondent

11 proposals rejected, Mumbai University law colleges can’t increase intake

Council members opposed the proposal of new divisions in law colleges, which will allow colleges to increase their intake of students from 2019-20.
11 proposals rejected, Mumbai University law colleges can’t increase intake(HT File)
11 proposals rejected, Mumbai University law colleges can’t increase intake(HT File)
Published on Mar 29, 2019 04:33 AM IST
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The James Ivory Interview: The oldest recipient of an Academy Award ever in an intimate chat about his film Call Me By Your Name and his 40-year relationship with Ismail Merchant

#CallMeJim he says over a lunch in NY, where he gives HT Brunch his most honest interview ever!
The director, producer, screenwriter and one half of the Merchant-Ivory duo, James Ivory, struck Oscar gold at the ripe age of 89 for adapting Andre Aciman’s 2007 novel, Call Me by Your Name, for the Luca Guadagnino’s film version(Getty images)
The director, producer, screenwriter and one half of the Merchant-Ivory duo, James Ivory, struck Oscar gold at the ripe age of 89 for adapting Andre Aciman’s 2007 novel, Call Me by Your Name, for the Luca Guadagnino’s film version(Getty images)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 10:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByFahad Samar

Punjab police AIG booked for raping, intimidating Amritsar law student

A student at a local law college, the victim alleged that Uppal, posted in Chandigarh, was harassing her and making sexual advances for the past four months.
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Updated on Sep 29, 2018 09:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent

Law student complains of ‘excess’ fees to University of Mumbai, fee regulation agency

The student alleged that the MS College of Law at Mumbra was flouting Fee Regulating Authority rules.
The student said the college was charging fees in excess.(Bloomberg File)
The student said the college was charging fees in excess.(Bloomberg File)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 06:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Thane

World Emoji Day: DU College stereotypes explained via emojis

On World Emoji Day today, we tell you the most popular Delhi University college stereotypes via emojis (because, why not!)
Published on Jul 21, 2018 12:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAashi Sabharwal and Aditya Dogra

Ahead of new academic year, University of Mumbai tries to clear exam assessment backlog

A meeting of college principals has been called by the university next week to find out what can be done to clear pending assessment work
With the aim of speeding up the assessment process, the university has also been requesting colleges to make special arrangements for teachers.(HT FILE)
With the aim of speeding up the assessment process, the university has also been requesting colleges to make special arrangements for teachers.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 24, 2018 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

CLAT 2018 results to be declared tomorrow: Supreme Court

Around 54,000 candidates had undertaken the CLAT 2018 for admissions in 19 national law colleges in the country.
Results of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will be declared on Thursday.(File Photo)
Results of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will be declared on Thursday.(File Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2018 03:04 PM IST
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Students at loggerheads over Mumbai university’s law exam schedules

While some students have requested the varsity to postpone the upcoming semester examinations, a few others have opposed the idea.
On Saturday, students held a protest at the varsity, led by the Student Law Council, for the delay in declaring results.(HT File Photo)
On Saturday, students held a protest at the varsity, led by the Student Law Council, for the delay in declaring results.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2018 11:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Law courses: Mumbai University will only conduct final-year exams

The university’s academic council approved a plan to hand over the responsibility of conducting examinations for the first two years of the three-year LLB course, and the first four years of the five-year course, to colleges.
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Published on May 08, 2018 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Law students want Mumbai university to conduct exams for all years

The university is yet to finish assessments of over 74,000 answer sheets for law examinations held in January and February
MU has 48 affiliated law colleges, with only 193 teachers approved for the assessment work.(HT FILE)
MU has 48 affiliated law colleges, with only 193 teachers approved for the assessment work.(HT FILE)
Updated on May 05, 2018 01:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai university approves 22 new colleges; city to get 6

The list awaits a final nod from the state government, which is expected by June 15, said a varsity official
The list of 22 new institutes includes seven law colleges and an institute for hotel management.(HT file)
The list of 22 new institutes includes seven law colleges and an institute for hotel management.(HT file)
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMusab Qazi and Shreya Soni, Mumbai

Let law colleges in Maharashtra conduct first, second-year LLB exams: Principals

The proposal was tabled at the meeting attended by education minister Vinod Tawde
Currently, varsity conducts all the semester examinations of three-year LLB and last three years’ examinations of five-year LLB courses.(Pic for representation)
Currently, varsity conducts all the semester examinations of three-year LLB and last three years’ examinations of five-year LLB courses.(Pic for representation)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai
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