CLAT - The Journey so far
The Common Law Admission Test, or CLAT, came into existence in 2008 as a result of the legal challenge against each National Law University conducting its own admissions test. Before CLAT, the various NLUs conducted individual entrance exams and aspirants had to appear for exams equalling the number of NLUs. Such a process was extremely tiresome for students as the dates for these exams often clashed with one other. All this changed for good after the Supreme Court’s intervention in 2006.
(B.A., LL.B.) vs. (B.Com, LL.B.) vs (B.B.A., LL.B.)
There was a time when education in Law meant a 3 year LL.B. program after graduation. The trend has changed now, and students interested in law opt for a 5-year program--(B.A., LL.B.) or (B.B.A., LL.B.) or (B.Com., LL.B.) or (B.Sc., LL.B.)- from one of the NLUs (National Law Universities) or elsewhere. There are as many as 20 NLUs in the country now, and many of them offer courses other than (B.A., LL.B.) program. As many as 4 NLUs offer (B.B.A., LL.B.) program and 2 NLUs offer (B.Com. LL.B.) program.
A Not to do List for CLAT 2017
Students, while preparing for CLAT, generally come to me asking about easy pointers and things to do when taking CLAT. However, it is easier to learn what not to do, while looking for an answer, and figuring out the rest. So here is a list of things NOT to do while preparing for CLAT, or any other law entrance exam, for that matter:
How to get into NLSIU Bengaluru
I am Ankur Singhal and was ranked 3rd in CLAT 2016. I am currently pursuing B.A., LL. B. (Hons.) from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.
I would like to share some insights about CLAT and the kind of preparation that can get you into top law schools. In fact, let me tell you what I did. I prepared for CLAT for 2 years, and had also enrolled myself in a coaching institute for this purpose.