After a spate of litigations and suits against the Bar Council of India regarding the Bar exam and other disputes which adversely affect the students, the Union Cabinet on Monday cleared the ambitious National
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Small and midsize firms in Florida have come up with a creative solution to their staffing problems by approaching law schools to recruit summer associates who would be willing to work for free. According to reports,
The Bar Council of India (BCI), conducted the “Robing Ceremony” and “Administrating Oath” ceremony on August 21. After this ceremony, the BCI started a two-day meeting on various issues including legal education,
It has been no secret that every year when various publications come out with rankings of educational institutions, there have been various concerns regarding the methodology adopted.
Which direction will Indian law schools take? Now that we have a bar exam, will they start teaching their students with the bar exam in mind? Or will they continue along their traditional path and leave it to
The National Jurist has named the 60 best value law schools in its preLaw magazine. These rankings represent a departure from other lists because they do not focus upon prestige. Instead, schools are tested against four
Unemployed law school graduate Ethan Haines launched a hunger strike on 5 August to protest against the US News & World Report’s law school rankings. Haines says that the rankings are inaccurate, have undue influence
The Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) and Ministry of Law and Justice (along with Ministry of Health) are at loggerheads over taking reigns of legal education in India. The present scenario grants full
It is more important to get good grades than to go to an elite law school, according to a paper published University of California, Los Angeles law professor Richard Sander and Brooklyn Law School visiting professor Jane
An organization called Law School Transparency has the goal of “encouraging and facilitating the transparent flow of law school employment information.” It is an important function, in light of the investment of time
The Guardian reports on the ‘emerging scandal’ in legal education, which is churning out thousands of aspiring lawyers in the face of declining job prospects. The legal practice course (LPC - a mandatory
Interesting blog post here by Dan Filler about grade inflation. The author acknowledges that since grades are synthetic, they are arbitrary, and then goes on to examine what difference it makes to push grades up or down.
IDIA initiative finds favour with Law Ministry and a few law firm Partners: Lawyers’ Social Responsibility?
The Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) initiative started by Professor Shamnad Basheer (pictured) from the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) which has been lauded by all
37.7% choose law firms, 20.9 % choose in-house and 9.8 % choose lit: Career paths of NLSIU, NALSAR and NUJS graduates
Recruitment time in law schools is always a time for speculation as to who amongst the class is going to bag the top slots and a top-paying job.