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Law schools should organise more court visits

A walk along the corridors of justice It is possible to get lost in the winding corridors of court complexes when you are visiting a court for the first room. On its face, a court is little more than the main building with many small courtrooms...

Why are so many cases pending in India’s courts?

India’s Long Wait for Justice Why did the Chief Justice of India have a “breakdown” about Judicial Pendency? Is the judiciary doing nothing about the massive backlog of pending cases at the courts? Are the courts really that slow...

Legends in Law: Soli Sorabjee

Soli Sorabjee wants lawyers to come under Consumer Protection Act Soli Sorabjee is an Indian jurist and former Attorney-General of India. Sorabjee was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his defense of the freedom of expression and the protection of...

Life as a Law Student

Sports, debating, fests – there’s always something happening at law school Many of you must be eagerly waiting to have the law school experience for the first time – the new sights, sounds, and smells (the hostel rooms, bathrooms, and nearby...

The Most Expensive Lawyer in India

Harish Salve says the political system doesn’t want rule of law Few lawyers in this country have achieved as much success and renown as Harish Salve. He is arguably the most expensive lawyer in the country today. His client list includes the...

The Truth Behind Udta Punjab

Understanding the NDPS Act Udta Punjab may have told a fictional story, but the problem of drug abuse and resultant incarceration in Punjab is very real. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act), 1985, is an Act of the...

Famous Law Cases – Mathura Rape case

Not many remember that 40 years before the horrific events of December 16, 2012, there was another incident, where a girl even younger than Jyoti Singh was raped. Her name was Mathura and she was raped by police constables. She survived and appealed...

Top Skill for a Career in Litigation

Learn to Read a Case File It might sound simple but it takes a long time for a young lawyer to learn how to read case files efficiently. Is there a method to reading cases? How does one get better at reading a case file effectively and efficiently...

Sensational True Case Behind Rustom (2016)

The Akshay Kumar-starrer Rustom is based on the story of K.M. Nanavati’s trial. K.M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra had all the elements of a thrilling potboiler but it involved real people and events. The cast of the actual case became more...