29 Jan 2008

CLAT site becomes functional

A lot of traffic in the past few days had come on the blog from search engines, looking for "www.clat.ac.in" but unable to find it online. Now that it has become operation, it is worthwhile to inform those reeling hard to crack the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which commences a new dimension of legal education reform from this year.

Interesting to note is that while the site has indeed become operation, t
he only thing it carries is a background to CLAT (on the front-page itself) and a PDF file entitled the Brochure to CLAT. However instead of a brochure, it looks to be just an information memorandum containing an introduction to the Law Schools taking part in CLAT instead of any worthwhile information for approaching the CLAT, to which the suggested answer seems to be that the site would be updated soon.

To sum up the substance of this 48 page brochure, the following colleges and courses for which CLAT would be required to be given [the list seems to be in the chronological order in which these colleges were established and became functional];

  1. NLSIU, Bangalore : both Undergraduate and Post-graduate
  2. NALSAR, Hyderabad : both Undergraduate and Post-graduate
  3. NLIU, Bhopal : both Undergraduate and Post-graduate
  4. NUJS, Kolkata : both Undergraduate and Post-graduate
  5. NLU, Jodhpur : Undergraduate only
  6. HNLU, Raipur : both Undergraduate and Post-graduate
  7. GNLU, Gandhinagar : both Undergraduate and Post-graduate

Further, besides the above seven, the following three law schools would also base their admissions on the basis of the CLAT score;

  1. Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  2. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
  3. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

The Convenor of the CLAT had his office in NLSIU, Bangalore and is accesible via phone or e-mail, as follows: Ph: 080-23213160, 23160532, E-mail: helpdesk@clat.ac.in

As for the respective details and the number of seats, etc. and other details, the brochure requires reference to the sites of the respective law schools. The admission forms are not posted yet, but would be soon available, given that the date for the first CLAT has already been declared as
11th May, 2008.

Wishing all aspirants luck for the CLAT ...

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