CLAT: Way to Legal Education

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) : Way to Legal Education The concept of National Law Universities to act as a pace-setter and testing ground for bold experiments in legal education came up because the pattern of legal education at traditional Universities was not found to be satisfactory. In course of time, fourteen National Law Universities were established to achieve excellence in legal education....

Resume Writing Tips: How to write a resume for law student?

Resumes are the first and foremost tool for a law student to market himself in the job market. Recruiters often spend hardly 30 seconds time on each resume, when they receive it for the first time. Therefore, the point is a resume of a law student or a legal professional have only 30 seconds to impress the recruiter. Further, considering the less opportunities and comparatively large number of law...

Resume Writing Tips: How to write a covering letter

Covering letter or cover letter are the very first opportunity for you to impress an employer. Covering letter is the very first page of your Curriculum Vitae (CV). Hence, it got a vital role to play in every job application. Following are the essential elements to be covered in a covering letter; Salutation You start your cover letter with a salutation, and the salutation you chose will depend upon...

Section 493, IPC not attracted, if an ex-parte divorce decree is set aside

Bench of JAGDISH SINGH KHEHAR, S.A.BOBDE JJ., of the Supreme Court of India, while considering the question as to whether the respondent husband has committed an offence under Section 493 and 494 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, held that, Section 493 of Indian Penal Code will not be attracted, if an ex-parte divorce decree is set aside. In the instant case, where an ex-parte divorce decree was obtained,...

Tips and strategies for CLAT exam

Not only in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), but also in any other competitive examination, it is essential to have a specific tips and strategies to be adopted, to secure a top rank in the entrance exam. Here are some tips and strategies, which you may adopt for clearing CLAT exam. Though, each coaching centres adopt and recommend different kinds of strategies for CLAT preparation, we would like...

Burden of proof not on mother in case of interim custody of child

Division bench of the Supreme Court comprising Vikramajit Sen and C. Nagappan, JJ while considering an interesting case dealing with the issue of an interim custody of a minor child, ordered interim custody of the child to the Mother. While dealing with the instant case, the apex court considered the provisions of Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 and Juvenile...

How to clear UGC – NET (Law) examination

University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) for Law subject twice a year (in the month of June and December) to determine the eligibility for law college and university level lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals. This is with the basic objective to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. UGC...

The Law in Action – Judicial Activism in Achieving Gender Justice

Author: Mishika Bajpai, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi Abstract All women have a Right to Equality, Dignity and Respect. This right to equality is a human right and has been adopted and absorbed by various democratic constitutions across the world. However, when this right is denied to women it results in discrimination against them, which in turn necessitates women empowerment....

Juvenile delinquency in India: A critical analysis

Rupaly Middha & Shashwat Tomar1. ABSTRACT “Treat the Cause and Not the Symptom. Government of India needs to wake up to this idea when it comes to dealing with juvenile delinquents”. Juvenile delinquency problem has been in existence since time immemorial. It is an important feature of all societies, be it simple or complex. To solve this problem The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of...

Public Interest Litigation

Public Interest Litigation Author : VS Warrier “Public interest Litigation”, in simple words, means, litigation filed in a court of law, for the protection of “Public Interest”, such as pollution, Terrorism, Road safety, constructional hazards etc. PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION is not defined in any statute or in any act. It has been interpreted by judges to consider the intent...

Online Research Internship program for law student

Competitions for internship are very high among law students in India. Though, the Bar Council of India restrict internships outside the vacation time, student often prefer to intern as an when they get an opportunity. Are you belongs to such category of law student who prefers to do an internship even outside the vacation period. If so, we recommend you to look for virtual or online internship opportunities. There...

Interview Tips: Most common interview questions

Most of us are worried about the questions, which may be asked in a job interview. Especially, if we are fresher. Here it goes… Following are few most common interview questions, from which you may expect some OR all in your next interview. Introduce yourself OR Self introduction This may be the very first question asked in almost every interview. Your reply to this question will give the interviewer...

Top 10 Job listing websites and Job aggregators

Following are the top 10 Job listing websites and Job aggregators in the world, which featured in Forbes.com. According to Forbes.com, top 10 most reliable Job listing websites and Job aggregators are as follows. LinkedIn LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. Basic functionality of LinkedIn allows users (employees and employers) to create profiles and “connections”...

Mediation: Restoring the imbalance of power in cases of Domestic Violence

Preethi Kavilikatta, Final Year Student of  Year LL.B, Symbiosis Law School, Pune Abstract In every case of domestic violence there are two over riding interests which should be guarded carefully- protecting the victim from further abuse and empowering the victim to take back control over her life[1]. Those opposed to Mediation, where domestic violence is present, argue that mediation legitimizes...

Ignorance of Law is not an excuse

Ignorance of Law is not an excuse, is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content. This principle has its origin from the Legal Maxim Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat, which means “ignorance of the law does not excuse” or “ignorance...

40 days preparation to crack CLAT exam

Until few years, back the month of April and May used to be a busy schedule for students who are preparing for engineering and medical entrance examination. However, now the scenario changed. Latest trend is law entrance examinations viz. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) and LSAT (Law School Admission Test). Year after year, the number of candidates appearing for law entrance examinations are increasing....

Distinction between expiry date and best before date

Madras High Court while dismissing a writ petition of Certiorari and Mandamus, observed that, there is a clear distinction between the term expiry date and the best before date, whereas, the best before date signifies the duration for which the product shall remain marketable and retain its specific qualities if stored in appropriate conditions and on the other hand, “expiry date” is the date...

[Breaking] Using derogatory terms against spouse amounts to cruelty

Division Bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Vikramajit Sen and Abhay Manohar Sapre JJ while allowing a petition for dissolution of marriage on the ground of cruelty held that, either of the spouse to a marriage abuses the other OR calls police and lodge false complaint against the other spouse or his relatives OR refusing to allow close relatives from visiting other spouse and reside in the matrimonial...

How to secure an Internship

Securing an internship is even tougher than that of searching an internship. This article will explain you the tips to secure an internship. Step I: Contact the employer Primary step is to establish a contact with the employer. Generally, the advertisement for an internship will also let you know the best possible ways to get in touch with the employer. If it is not specified in the internship notification,...

Right to life and the ethics of euthanasia

It is believed across the globe that, God created this world, and the creation of life is assumed to be the most precious thing in the earth. It is immaterial, how advanced Science and technology we have, the secret behind the cause of life and death remains uncertain. Well, legally speaking, every human being has got a right to life. In India, Article 21 of the Constitution guarantees Right to life...