[Breaking] Maximum age limit for appearing CLAT removed

While considering a Public Interest Litigation filed by the students of National Law School of India University, seeking to scrap the maximum age limit criteria for appearing the Common Law Admission Test, Jaipur Bench of Rajasthan High Court, passed an interim order directing Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, to accept applications without any age discrimination. In this regard, court...

[Breaking] No upper age limit for appearing CLAT exam

While considering a writ petition seeking to issue a Writ of Certiorari, for quashing the advertisement notification issued by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, which seeks, seeks to prescribe the upper age limit of 20 years as an essential criterion for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT Exam), held that, neither the provisions of State Universities or the National Law...

The impact of globalization on the legal profession in India

Legal Profession in India
Abhay Mahajan, 5th Year student of Amity Law School, affiliated to GGSIPU, Delhi ABSTRACT Cross-border transactions in India are of recent vintage as they began in right earnest only since its economy was opened up in 1991. While the initial thrust was by way of inbound acquisitions by foreign companies, the later period witnessed frenetic activity by Indian companies engaging in outbound acquisitions....

Advocate sentenced to Jail for abusing Woman Colleague

Delhi High Court
A bench of Justices T S Thakur and Adarsh K Goel of the Apex Court send a strong signal against incidents of harassment of women particularly in court premises, while dismissing an appeal by a lawyer against a week-long jail term in a case of misdemeanour against a woman colleague in Delhi High Court in 2012. Apex Court has upheld imprisonment of an advocate who had been sentenced to seven days imprisonment...

Bar Council of India (BCI) not bound to grant license to practice law

Supreme Court of India
A bench of justices M Y Eqbal and Abhay Manohar Sapre of Supreme Court held that, “Pursuing law and practicing it are two different things”. Supreme Court has said and made it clear that the Bar Council of India (BCI) is not bound to grant advocacy license unless an applicant fulfills the criteria laid down by it. Further, the Court opined that, “Pursuing law and practicing law are...

BCI forbids internships outside university vacations

Prachi Kumari On 11 September, 2014 The Bar Council of India (BCI) send a letter to the registrars and heads of all law schools, and to the secretaries of all state bar councils and has directed law schools to forbid their students from undertaking internships outside of their university vacations. The BCI wrote: “It is noticed that some of the Universities/Colleges are sending their students for...