Help Law Aspirants Make Informed Choices About the Law Schools They Go To! Contribute to Law School Reviews

Even those who follow the development of legal education and law schools in India would know very little about, say, a M S Ramaih College of Law, Bangalore or a Law College Dehradun.

Forget these lesser known law colleges, information about some of the newer NLUs, the likes of NUSRL Ranchi or NLU Assam also is nowhere to be found.

While law aspirants across India can choose the top 20-25 law schools (with some help from India Today or Outlook), that’s just about 2000-25000 seats/students!

How does the rest of the population choose law schools? Through prospectuses and websites (which are basically advertisement brochures)!?

We at Lawctopus are trying our bit to remedy this odd.

The solution is not perfect but is definitely a useful start. ‘Law School Reviews’ (just like ‘Internship Experiences’) will be subjective, but will surely help law aspirants with opinion and information.

We have published 33 of them here.

Around 70 odd are pending and since we have a tiny editorial team, this will take 20-25 days to publish.

If you’d like to contribute a ‘Law School Review’, please fill the form here.

Even if a ‘review’ about your law school has been published, another piece will only help add rigour to the information/opinion being formed. The more the better!

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  1. E S Jagadeeshwar says:

    We have to congratulate for your efforts to bridge the gap between society, law students, Law Colleges, Law Universities and various organizations working for the welfare of humankind. Majority of the Trial Court Advocates and young law students are not clearly aware of the best Law Colleges/Universities in our country. Where, when and how to join?

    It is better to say less about the programmes being conducted by the above. Call for Papers, Seminars, Workshops or Awareness programmes being conducted by them were unknown. There is also one observation if Bar Council of India updates the syllabus for LL.B or LL.M. we cannot find the well trained Faculties to teach the subject. If the Faculties did not have updated knowledge, they cannot teach to their students properly also. Academic knowledge is different from practical knowledge.

    The said Law Colleges or Universities or even NGOs are not sending any information about their programmes to the Bar Associations in their district or in their State. If the said information is easily available, Secretary Library of the Bar Associations will keep this info in their Notice Boards. Advocates who are preparing for Judicial Officers Examinations or APP Exams or those who are willing to go for LL.M. will definitely participate in those Seminars/Workshops/Training programmes.

    If we understand the ground realities, every Law Student, Advocate and Bar Association must congratulate the efforts made by Lawctopus and the team members.

    In your site give updated information of State Bar Councils, Bar Council of India and other Lawyers Associations those who are conducting the above said programmes ( links to their sites ).

    1. For example recently Supreme Court issued guidelines to appoint Law Officers like Addl. P.P.s selected from Advocate Panel. At present there is abnormal delay in appointing such Law Officers.

    2. Bar Council of India is sending mails to all Bar Associations to renew the Certificate of Practice of Advocates to know who is a fake Advocate or non-Practicing or Practicing Advocate, whether the Advocate died or left the profession to do business or join in a job.

    3. The details of the journals or books being published by various Law Universities were also not known ( Branchwise as well as print and online magazines.)

    Lawctopus has to enlighten the Law Publishers to take steps to publish books on Court wise practice i.e. present Law books being published are commentaries on Section to section basis or topic wise analysis but not Courtwise, Branch wise. It means How to practice before Magistrate Courts/ Asst. Sessions/Addl. Sessions/Sessions Courts, in case of civil .. Junior Civil Judges/Senior Civil Judges/Dist. Judges etc. ( such analysis will give clues on adjudication and non-adjudication powers from Quasi Judicial authorities, Mediators, Conciliators, Arbitrators, Lok Adalats, to higher courts )

    Precisely say, by understanding Courtwise practice depending on Branchwise ( like civil, criminal, labour, direct and indirect taxes, central excise, customs, portlaws, Consumer forums, Tribunals, special courts ) Law Students, Advocates, Law Officers and even the Judicial Officers will have better clarity. Limitation, jurisdiction, power of each Court will be known clearly. Such clarity will improve the thought process and also will simplify the thought.

    These examples are only a few. To reduce the communication gap the efforts made by the team of Lawctopus must be congratulated.

    I sincerely wish in future you will make efforts to broad base Lawctopus by giving more info. Every Advocate is a ever learning student till his last breath

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