Centres established by MNLU, Mumbai and their activities

Centre for Clinical Legal Education (CCLE) MNLU Mumbai  Centre for  Clinical Legal Education was established  on the basis of a recommendation from the Academic Council, in its meeting dated 23 April, 2016 and upon the approval of the same by the Executive Council resolution dated 12 August 2016. The CCLE is an imperative and integral component, inherent in modern legal education curriculum. The CCLE focuses on field-based learning exposure as well as campaigning for social justice. The CCLE also plays a role in supplying factual information for fine tuning policy and law in action. Panel Discussion on Repeal of Laws: A panel discussion was organized by the University on 17th  February 2018  in collaboration with Centre for  Civil Society, Delhi. Mr. N J Jamadar, Principal Secretary, Law and Judiciary Department, Govt. of Maharashtra chaired the discussion. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and other faculty members took part in the panel discussion as speakers. This followed from the Repeal of Law – Maharashtra Compendium prepared by our students. Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) Training Programme: The University organised a three day Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) Training Programme from 30 October to 1 November 2017 conducted by Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority (MSLSA) and District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Mumbai.…
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TNNLS Tiruchirappalli launches LL.M in Corporate & Securities Law, Intellectual Property Law and Natural Resources Law; Admissions through CLAT

ABOUT TNNLS: The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) established in 2012, was a welcome addition to India’s National Law Universities. Its admirable infrastructure and academic ambiance foster the students’ desire to excel. The School and its faculty constantly strive to cultivate and nurture the spirit of excellence among the students. The School since its inception has attempted assorted strategies to create a spirited scholastic atmosphere. The liberal yet demanding academic culture coupled with the friendly atmosphere have ensured that students are able to harness their full potential and contribute in their choice. The weekly debates, moot courts, seminars, and discussions provide them with a platform to hone their legal skills which helps them in having a panoramic view in social thinking. Along with imparting legal education as per the Bar Council of India (BCI) prescribed law courses there is a convergence between Humanities, Social Sciences, Management Studies and the Law in both developing and executing the curriculum in the degree courses. The School is introducing the Post-Graduate Programmes of LL.M and Ph.D. from the academic session in 2018. The University has been recognised by the University Grants Commission under Section 12(b), UGC Act, 1956. Recently, the University has been empanelled by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).…
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CLAT 2018 Results announced after Supreme Court refuses to cancel the examination

After the Vacation Bench  of L. Nageswara Rao and Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, JJ refused to cancel the CLAT 2018 examination and allowed NUALS to declare the result, the CLAT 2018 results have been published today on the CLAT website. CLAT 2018 was conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS). The said entrance examination was under the radar due to a lot of criticism and irregularities placed by the students. Various representations were filed by the aggrieved students who had to face such irregularities while appearing for the said test. One of the writ petition challenging the conduct of CLAT 2018 was filed before the Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of the examination. The Law Schools aspirants can access their results here. Tweet The post CLAT 2018 Results announced after Supreme Court refuses to cancel the examination appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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Call for Student Ambassadors: Indian Mediation Week, 2018

Background More than 54 percent of the people in India haven’t heard of Mediation. Some confuse it with medi’t’ation or think it is the same as arbitration. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS) in collaboration with ODRWays organized the first ever Indian Mediation Week (IMW), a pan-India mediation awareness event, from 11-17 September 2017.The event was supported by Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India and Supreme Court Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC). To know more about what happened at IMW’17: click here. This year we are proud to announce the second edition of Indian Mediation Week which is scheduled to be held on December 10th to 16th, 2018. The Indian Ministry of Law and Justice has been an entity that partnered with us in our first edition of Indian Mediation Week in 2017. Based on the progress and success of the event, we have been encouraged for the next edition (IMW’18) to be expanded to a larger scale. For this, we are looking for students who are passionate about mediation and improving access to justice in India. The primary responsibility of the student ambassadors is to organize mediation awareness activities in their respective cities. These mediation awareness activities can range from mediation awareness drives to mediation training programmes to creative activities such as flash-mob, street plays etc.…
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GNLU announces Third Edition of Model United Nations Conference 2018

GNLU is hosting the third edition of its Model United Nations Conference from 6th to 8th April, 2018. In both of our previous editions in 2016 and 2017, our conference was set apart from other MUNs in the circuit by virtue of panel discussions organised in collaboration with UNICEF on the themes of Youth Participation in Governance, and Breaking Barriers to Gender Equality respectively. Participation was observed from experts from the field of academic as well as the social sector – our own Director, Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel included. The sessions were moderated by Ms. Sonia Singh, Editor-in-Chief, NDTV, in 2016, and Ms. Rishika Baruah, Special Correspondent for The Quint, in 2017. Keeping in mind that the event seeks to engage a young high-achieving demographic with global challenges and their possible solutions, we are hosting a panel discussion in collaboration with UNICEF on the theme of “Migrating from Problems to Solutions: Rights of Migrant Women and Children”. The moderator for the discussion is Ms. Aarti Tikoo Singh, Senior Assistant Editor with the Times of India. List for the Panelist  Mr. Raghav Avasthi Ms. Niha Masih Ms. Rana Ayyub Mr. Sudarshan Ramabadran Ms. Veena Bandyopadhyay Date: 6th April 2018 Time: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Venue: AURA, Gujarat National Law University We cordially invite you to attend this event and be a part of an intellectually enriching experience.…
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First Convocation Ceremony of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam hosted its First Convocation Ceremony on 25th of February, 2018. A number of dignitaries including Hon’ble Judges of the Supreme Court and the Gauhati High Court, Judicial Officers, distinguished invitees, Government officers, members of the General Council, Executive Council, Academic Council and other statutory bodies of the University took part in the Ceremony. Hon’ble Mr. Justice J. Chelameshwar, Judge, Supreme Court of India graced the event as the Chief Guest. The Academic Procession was led by the Registrar of the University, Mr. Miftahuddin Ahmed, ACS. The Procession comprised of the honourable members of the General Council, Executive Council, Academic Council and the distinguished guests. The Chancellor formally declared the opening of the Convocation Ceremony which was followed by the Welcome Address and Presentation of the University Report by the Vice-Chancellor. In his address, the Vice- Chancellor, welcomed everyone and extended his greetings on the first convocation of the National Law University Assam. The Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor presented the University Report called the “Journey So Far” of NLUJAA before the august gathering. Altogether 148 Graduands of B.A.,LL.B. and LL.M were given their degrees. These included 54 from the first batch (2011-2016) of B.A.LL.B., 58 from the second batch (2012-2017) of B.A.LL.B.…
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OP Jindal Global University : Public Lecture on ‘Working for the United Nations’

The Centre for Study of United Nations, OP Jindal Global University invites you to a Public Lecture on ‘Working for the United Nations’ by Sam Daws, Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform University of Oxford on 19th March. Short Bio of Speaker: Sam Daws is Director of the Project on UN Governance and Reform at the University of Oxford. A dual British and Australian national, he has worked in UN-related roles for 30 years. In 2012-13, he served as Deputy Director (United Nations) in the British Cabinet Office, advising the Prime Minister in his role as Co-chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals panel. Mr Daws has a broad interest in Indian foreign policy, geopolitical change, innovation in global governance (UN, G20, BRICS, AIIB etc.), diplomacy, conflict management, climate change, and the challenges and opportunities arising from the rapid pace of scientific and technical change. From 2000 to 2003 he served as First Officer in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in New York. He has authored or co-edited 14 books on the UN, including The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations and The Procedure of the UN Security Council, (both published by Oxford University Pressj. He currently serves as a Social Impact Industry Advisor to Oxford’s said Business School.…
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NALSAR Public Policy Lecture Series: Talk by Ramchandra Guha

NALSAR will be hosting eminent historian Ramchandra Guha as part of Nalsar Public Policy Lecture Series on 21st March, 2018. His other areas of expertise include include environmental protection, social welfare, politics and cricket. He is also a regular columnist in various newspapers. He has taught at the universities of Yale and Stanford and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and London School of Economics. Mr. Guha is the author of the books ‘India After Gandhi’ and ‘Gandhi Before India’. He is the recipient of Sahitya Academy Award and Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2009, he was awarded Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour. He was also appointed to BCCI’s Committee of Administrators by the Supreme Court of India in 2017. Therefore, instead of a talk, this session will be a free-flowing conversation giving an opportunity to the audience to ask him questions on a range of topics. The talk will be held at the M.K. Nambiar SAARC LAW Centre from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tweet The post NALSAR Public Policy Lecture Series: Talk by Ramchandra Guha appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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NALSAR: Talk by Sagarika Ghose on ‘Liberal Democracy in the Era of Elected Autocrats’

Ms. Sagarika Ghose would be delivering a talk on ‘Liberal Democracy in the Era of Elected Autocrats’ as part of Nalsar Public Policy series on 17th March from 5 pm to 6 pm.  Sagarika Ghose is a renowned journalist who has worked with Times of India, Indian Express and Outlook. She was also the deputy editor of the news network CNN-IBN. In 2013, she was awarded the Best News Anchor award by Indian Television Academy. She is currently serving as the consulting editor at The Times of India.  Ms. Ghose will primarily be speaking on how liberal democracy is being undermined by a range of elected autocrats, thus ushering a new era of illegal democracy.   Tweet The post NALSAR: Talk by Sagarika Ghose on ‘Liberal Democracy in the Era of Elected Autocrats’ appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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NALSAR: Talk on ‘Capacity, Constitutionality and Credibility Crises in Judiciary’

Mr Alok Prasanna would be delivering a talk on ‘Capacity, Constitutionality and Credibility Crises in Judiciary’  on 12th March (Monday), 5 pm at the SAARC Law Centre, NALSAR University of Law as part of Nalsar Public Policy series. Alok Prasanna Kumar is the founding member of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and currently heads the Bengaluru office of the Centre. He is an alumnus of NALSAR obtaining his BA LL.B (Hons) degree in 2008 and thereby went on to read BCL from the University of Oxford. He writes regularly for academic journals and other media outlets on issues of judiciary, and constitutional law and theory. Mr Alok will present empirical data to break down the issues regarding delays and capacity problem in the judiciary, along with talking about the credibility issues of the court. The talk will also shed light on the historic and recent events which culminated in the historic press conference of the Supreme Court Judges earlier this year. Tweet The post NALSAR: Talk on ‘Capacity, Constitutionality and Credibility Crises in Judiciary’ appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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ILS: Tree Walk with Prof. S.D. Mahajan

Hariyali – ILS Environmental Law Cell, ILS Law College, Pune shall be organising a Tree Walk around the campus. The Tree Walk is a walk around the lush green campus of ILS led by Prof. S.D. Mahajan, renowned botanist and environmentalist. During the Tree Walk, Prof. Mahajan shall talking about the trees in ILS and the stories behind them and source of the tree. The Tree Walk shall begin at 5 pm on 5th March 2018. Reporting time is 4:45 pm, outside ILS Boys’ Hostel Main Gate. Please bring a Pen/Pencil and Notebook along. There is no registration fee and no certificates shall be issued. It is open for all, irrespective of legal background. Register by sending SMS or WhatsApp message to Saranya or Ishwari. Saranya Mishra: (+91) 7506228224 Ishwari Pendse: (+91) 8983696138 Tweet The post ILS: Tree Walk with Prof. S.D. Mahajan appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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NALSAR Lecture Series on Constitutionalism: Mr P. Chidambaram talk on Union Budget 2018-19

As part of NALSAR Lecture Series on Constitutionalism, Mr. P. Chidambaram delivered a talk on ‘Union Budget 2018-19’ in NALSAR University of Law. He started his talk with the relevance of budget to everyone in the country including Law students. “The budget is an important document and the budget speech is an important speech. Perhaps not many law students think that budget is a great concern to them. Actually it is. There is no activity which is unaffected by the budget. For example, Budget affects your Education Loans (with floating interest rates) and your Recruitment process. You should disabuse yourself if you think that budget won’t affect you.”   He then discussed the context of Union Budget 2018-19. “Every budget has a context that is objective and it must have a purpose that is subjective. What is the context of Union Budget 2018-19? While the world growth rate is steadily increasing, India’s growth rate is steadily decreasing. When the world growth rate is increasing, we expect India’s growth rate also to be increasing proportionately. India is growing but not as fast as it can. The second context to the budget is the price of crude oil. For many months, it remained below 40 dollars.…
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