National Law University of Assam at Guwahati latest addition to Law School

The Website of the National Law School and Judicial Academy Assam, was launched By Governor of Assam, JB Patnaik in the presence of various legal luminaries including the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice Madan B. Lokur on 12th May, 2011, in a solemn function at the Darbar hall of Raj Bhawan, Guwahatee. The National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam has been established by virtue of a statute passed by the Assam Legislature in 2009 as is the case with every other national law school.
Advertisements have also been issued for admission to the first semester of the Law School. Examinations which will be conducted at several centres across the country in order to attract talented students. The first session will begin from 1st August, 2011. This is pertinent to mention that in order to raise the standard of legal profession in India, the National Law School of India was first established in Bangalore in 1986 in the leadership of Prof. Madhava Menon. It was aimed at providing quality education to students desirous of joining legal profession. The success of NLSIU Bangalore has inspired various other states to establish such law schools in their respective states. The school will provide five years BALLB course.
The Chancellor of the institution and Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court in his address gave a detail account about the on-going process to give a concrete shape to the new law institution and informed that a search committee comprising a group of legal luminaries as its members has shortlisted names of a few prospective Vice Chancellor of the institution and the final selection would be completed soon.The institution had also advertised for faculty positions and hoped to receive an overwhelming response in the weeks to come Justice Lokur made special mention of the yeomen services provided by Professor Faizan Mustafa who is the Vice Chancellor of the National Law University, Orissa, in guiding the process to set up the new National Law University in Assam.
The National Law University of Assam is accessible at http://www.nluassam.ac.in.

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