Law School NewsMoot Court Achievements & Reports

A team consisting of Winy Daigavane, Abhinav Mathur and Vallari D from National University of Advanced Legal Studies has emerged as the Runners up at the 17th Surana and Surana Corporate Law Moot Court Competition conducted in JSS Law College, Mysore.
Winy Daigavane was also adjudged as the Best Speaker in the Final Rounds of the Moot.
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As yet another year has jingled it’s way a new one, we present to you our New Year resolution. A resolution that reverberates in will and enthusiasm. One that has been seasoned with the spices of fun, love, and belonging. At our own temple in Kalamassery, Kochi where tenets of justice and fairness are imparted, the flames of NAALAM (NUALS Arts And Literary Annual Meet) are ready for your spark to set ablaze.
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi will be hosting NAALAM 2019 from 15th to 17th February 2019 at our campus in Kalamassery, Kochi. The three-day celebration of festivity will witness events cutting ranging from those that will test your wit and spontaneity to those that will challenge your well-polished skills, with participants from across the country. Apart from the headlining events, ALANKARA ( the fashion event) and CHOREONITE (the group dance event), this time NAALAM also brings to you the best Indie-pop/folk band MASALA COFFEE live.
As we light a flame of hope; one that will last for years to come. We call for you to be a part of this three-day nonpareil phenomenon that transcends across all barriers to unite us in this firmament of incandescence.
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As a chance at experiential education in global policy making, a matching simulation of the UN bodies and other innovative institutions, an MUN is where delegates represent their countries at the international platform, deliberate, discuss and draft comprehensive resolutions on major international crises. An intellectual, enthralling and engaging replica, MUN’s since its inception in 1949 has had ardent followers in the student community the world over. By debating agenda’s, proposing solutions, codifying them keeping national interests in mind – participants hone their skills at public speaking, diplomacy and cerebration.
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, one amongst the finest National Law Schools in India, after its stint with hoisting the first ever MUN, Aquinas, with the sole committee of ECOSOC, is prepped to hoist its two day event, the NUALS MUN 2019 featuring a remarkable EB, a 68 member strong organising team and an expected 120 delegates. The MUN will comprise the following committees:
  • United Nations General Assembly First Committee- Disarmament and International Security (UNGA-DISEC)
  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
  • United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
  • Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
Slated to be held on the 16th and 17th of March 2019, the NUALS MUN promises a singular experience of intellectual exercise and much fun while at it!
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Dr. K C Sunny has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi after former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rose Varghese retired in last October. Dr. KC Sunny is presently the Dean of School of Legal Studies of Central University of Kerala.
He is a graduate in both Physics and Law and a Post Graduate in Administrative Law, and a Gold Medalist for LL.M.He has also secured UGC fellowship for Ph.D. He has experience of over 30 years in teaching and has served as Professor for 11 years. He has authored a book named ‘Corrupt Practices in Election Law’.  He has commendable research experience and a number of publications to his credit.
Prof. K.C. Sunny has also authored Corrupt Practices in Election Law published by Eastern Book Company.
In an interview with The Hindu, Prof. K C Sunny was quoted saying that he has plans to introduce a finishing school in the University.
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The Centre for Law and Development (CLD) is a Research Centre at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi (NUALS Kochi). The CLD NUALS Securities Law e-Newsletter is a leading online newsletter in the area of Security Law. It features articles, case notes and opinions by experts in the area of Security Law. The Quarterly e-Newsletter also provides updates on the legal and regulatory developments in the area.
CLD NUALS Securities Law e-Newsletter is now open for contributions for its Sixth Volume to be published in February 2018. Contributions to the e-Newsletter are welcome from all academicians, professionals and law students.
The contributions must deal with a contemporary issue of securities law and must provide the author’s novel take on the issue.
Sub Themes:
  • Credit Rating Agencies (Recent Developments).
  • Norms for transfer of Securities in physical mode.
  • Cybersecurity and Cyber resilience framework.
  • Significant beneficial ownership (Recent Developments).
  • Physical settlement of stock derivatives.
  • SEBI (Settlement Process) Regulations 2018.
  • SEBI (FPI) (Third Amendment) Regulations 2018.
  • DIPP Press Note 2 (FDI Policy Changes).
  • Regulation of Mutual Funds (Recent Developments).
Submission Procedure and Guidelines
  • The word limit for the contribution is 800 to 1200. (excluding footnotes)
  • The article should be submitted as a Word Document (.docx) and must be in Times New
Roman font size 12, line spacing 1.5 for contents and footnotes.
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 2 authors.
  • The selected contributions will be published and all such contributions will be acknowledged in the newsletter.
  • Plagiarism will lead to disqualification of the contribution.
  • Footnotes should be avoided and kept to a bare minimum.
In order to facilitate independent, innovative dialogue on securities law and regulatory practice, we invite students as well as professionals to send in their entries to on or before January 28, 2019 (by 11:59 pm).
The subject of the mail shall be ‘Submission for CLD e-Newsletter Edn. 6’. The body of the mail shall contain details of the author (full name, semester, university and contact number).
In case of any Queries, you can reach out to us at or call:
  • Utkarsh Jhingan: +91 9872930743
  • Akhil Kumar: + 91 8789937466
  • Manal Shah: +91 9867082140
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The Centre for Intellectual Property under the aegis of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies welcomes submissions for the first volume of the Intellectual Property Law Review. With the objective to make meaningful contributions to the field, we encourage our authors to explore contemporary issues and areas often overlooked relating to intellectual property law and policy.
The Intellectual Property Law Review is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, double blind and open access journal. We invite contributions from practitioners in the legal profession, undergraduate and post-graduate students, researchers and academicians in the form of articles, essays, notes, commentaries and reviews.
– Articles: (5000 – 7000 words)
– Essays: (3000 – 5000 words)
– Notes, Comments and Reviews: (1000 – 3000 words)
These word limits are inclusive of footnotes.
  1. All submissions are to be made in electronic form and must be sent to on or before 16th January, 2019, 11:59 PM. No other form of submission shall be accepted.
  2. All submissions must include an abstract not exceeding 500 words.
  3. A separate document providing a brief note including the following information: Name, Address, Postal Address, Name and Address of Institution, Course of Study (if applicable), Academic Year.
  4. The manuscript itself should be free of any identification of the author.
  5. Co-authorship is limited to two.
  6. By submitting the article, the author undertakes that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
  7. All submissions will be subject to a plagiarism check at the first stage of evaluation. If a work is found to be not original or plagiarised, it stands rejected at the first instance.
  8. Receipt of submission shall be intimated within one week of the authors’ submission.
  9. A minimum period of three months from the final date for submission of articles is reserved before the communication of acceptance is made to the author.
  1. All submissions must be made in Word Format (.doc)/(.docx).
  2. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, size 12 with 1.5 spacing.
The Bluebook (20th ed.) is to be followed for the citation format. Footnotes should also be in Times New Roman, size 10 and single spacing.
For any queries, contact us at or:
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The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) is inviting entries and posts for its official blogsite, The IP Site including research papers, articles, essays, highlights of issues of current importance, book reviews, criticisms of judgments and legislations, or submissions on contemporary and novel practices and concepts, pertaining to the field of Intellectual Property Law.”

Here are a few rules you need to follow when you make your submissions:

1. Format- 

Blog entries must strictly be in English and in electronic form. They are further to be submitted in .doc /.docx /.odt formats only. 

2. How to send them- 

They shall be mailed to The mail accompanying the submission shall include the name, mail-id and contact number of the author. Co-authorship is permitted, to the limit of 2 authors, in which case, the aforementioned details of both of whom, shall be included in the accompanying mail.

3. Word limit- 

Submission shall not exceed 900 words, excluding endnotes. Only endnotes are permitted, hence submissions shall not contain footnotes.

4. Presentation

  Submissions are to be made in Times New Roman font, font size-12, line spacing-1.5 and endnotes font size-10.

5. Disqualifications– Plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) shall entail immediate disqualification.

6. Only the first communication of your submission shall be considered, hence multiple submissions of the same entry, with or without modifications, shall not be acknowledged.

7. Kindly submit the duly filled Declaration Form attached below, along with the mail accompanying the submission. For Declaration Form, refer Declaration Form

Feel free to e-mail regarding any clarifications you seek to make in this regard.

Conference/Seminars/LecturesLaw School News

“Survival of the fittest is the order of the day. Protection of the weakest is the duty of the Court.”

–J. Kurian Joseph

Above is an excerpt from the 3rd Barrister M K Nambyar Law Lecture which was delivered at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) on August 4, 2018 by Justice Kurian Joseph, Judge Supreme Court of India and Visitor of NUALS. The lecture primarily focused on the ‘Evolution of the Supreme Court in Protecting the Oppressed’. The importance of various judgments in relation to protection of persons such as women, tribal people etc. was highlighted.

The Presidential address was delivered by Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala and Chancellor of NUALS. He observed that the arguments made by M. K. Nambyar were far-sighted and were accepted and used later by Courts.

Vice-Chancellor of NUALS, Prof. Dr. Rose Varghese spoke a few words about the M K Nambyar endowment instituted at NUALS by Sri. K K. Venugopal. With a corpus of Rs 50 lakhs, it aims to help  economically backward students of NUALS to complete  their education and also to award the M K Nambyar Gold Medal in Public Law to the student securing the highest marks in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law every year.

The lecture by Justice Kurian Joseph was insightful and inspiring for the students. To quote from the same, ‘You may not change the entire world by helping an individual, but you can change that individual’s entire world.’ [in relation to providing legal services.]

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The Legal Aid clinic of the National University of Advanced Legal studies (NUALS), Kochi with its aim of attaining a litigation free society launched the program ‘Advokates and Advokids’ initiated by District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Ernakulam. The program is a platform where the legal experts and law students join hands to help the less privileged attain the ends of justice and also create awareness about their rights.

The inaugural address delivered by the DLSA Chairman Hon’ble Dr. Kauser Edappagath, followed the presidential address by Rose Varghese, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, NUALS. Dr. Kauser informed the volunteers as to the prevailing scheme’s undertaken by DLSA and also highlighted the importance of being committed towards the cause of the needy. The Vice Chancellor congratulated the efforts of the faculty co-ordinator Mrs. Namitha K.L.

The Hon’ble Secretary of DLSA, Sub-Judge Sri A.M Basheer and Prof. Dr. M.C Valson were the felicitators. Sri A.M Basheer gave an insight into the working of the program and enlightened the volunteers as to their duties towards the under-privileged. The Munsiff-Magistrate of Ernakulam Sri Shamnad S. and Sri Shyam Padman (Advocate, High Court of Kerala) were the key speakers in the academic sessions dealing with anti-ragging and the topic ‘Common pitfalls in social networking/cyber space – awareness, avoidance & management’ respectively. The anti-ragging session by Sri Shamnad S. came at an appropriate time for the freshmen. The interactive session by Sri Shyam Padman encouraged the students to empower themselves by stepping out of the virtual world.


Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: The Vacation Bench of UU Lalit and Deepak Gupta JJ. has passed an order directing National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) to award compensatory marks to candidates who lost time during this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) due to technical glitches by applying the formula suggested by V. Giri, learned Senior Advocate for Respondents 2&3, NUALS and core committee CLAT 2018 respectively, and include the qualified students in the second round of counselling. Compensatory marks would be awarded after taking note of data of total correct and incorrect answers given by the candidate during the online test.

However, the Court made clear that any seat allocation made pursuant to the first round of counselling shall not be affected by the revision of results. The Court said that a candidate who improves upon his score after the publication of revised results and thereby becomes eligible for admission to another NLU will not lose the fee deposited with the earlier NLU. This revision has to be undertaken by June 15 and the revised results have to be published on CLAT website by June 16.

Earlier, on June 6, the court had refused to stay the counselling process and had said that any steps in the matter would be subject to further orders of the apex court. The apex court had on June 11  refused to order a “re-test” of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 or stop the counselling process. [Disha Panchal v. Union of India,  2018 SCC OnLine SC 603, order dated 13-06-2018]

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After the Vacation Bench  of L. Nageswara Rao and Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, JJ refused to cancel the CLAT 2018 examination and allowed NUALS to declare the result, the CLAT 2018 results have been published today on the CLAT website.

CLAT 2018 was conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS). The said entrance examination was under the radar due to a lot of criticism and irregularities placed by the students. Various representations were filed by the aggrieved students who had to face such irregularities while appearing for the said test. One of the writ petition challenging the conduct of CLAT 2018 was filed before the Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of the examination.

The Law Schools aspirants can access their results here.

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Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the publication of results of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018. The Vacation Bench comprising of L. Nageswara Rao and Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, JJ. refused to cancel the examination i.e. CLAT 2018 by allowing NUALS to declare the result tomorrow i.e 31.05.2018. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) submitted its report today to the Supreme Court on the complaints received in relation to Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018. The Court has also asked the grievance redressal committee appointed by NUALS and headed by former Kerala High Court Judge Justice M R Hariharan Nair, to submit its report on June 6.

CLAT 2018 was conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) . The said entrance examination was under the radar due to a lot of criticism and irregularities placed by the students. Various representations were filed by the aggrieved students who had to face such irregularities while appearing for the said test. One of the writ petition challenging the conduct of CLAT 2018 was filed before the Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of the examination.

[Source: The Hindu]