CLAT: Way to Legal Education

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) : Way to Legal Education

The concept of National Law Universities to act as a pace-setter and testing ground for bold experiments in legal education came up because the pattern of legal education at traditional Universities was not found to be satisfactory. In course of time, fourteen National Law Universities were established to achieve excellence in legal education. These Universities are national in the sense that substantial number of seats in all these

Universities are filled-up by students from all over India and the academic staffs are also recruited on all India basis. Till 2007 each National Law University conducted tests separately in different Centers spread all over the country and thousands of students after their 10+2 examinations took those multiple admission tests at considerable expense and with lots of inconvenience. In order to avoid the hardship faced by the candidates in appearing in a number of tests for admission to different individual Universities initiative was taken for conducting a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for admission to different National Law Universities. However, only eleven out of the fourteen National Law Universities are part of CLAT. Continue reading “CLAT: Way to Legal Education”

CLAT 2015 to be held on May 10, 2015

Common Law Admission Test which is popularly known as CLAT for admission to the under graduate and post graduate courses offered by the National Law Schools for the academic year 2015 – 16 will be held on May 10, 2015. Initial admission notification with respect to CLAT 2015 will be published by the CLAT Core Committee on December 25 on the official website www.clat.ac.in.

Admissions to under graduate and post graduate courses by the National Law Schools or National Law Universities are done only through CLAT Examination conducted by the Core Committee. Students planning to pursue their career in law shall apply for the CLAT online within the prescribed time schedule.

Age restriction remains unchanged for CLAT

As reported in the Times of India, the 20 year age limit to appear in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) remains unaffected by the Allahabad High Court judgment of May 2014, in which the court had noted there can be no such restriction since Bar Council of India (BCI) had already scrapped maximum age limit for undergraduates.

CLAT to go online

The Common Law Admission Test popularly known as CLAT for the academic year 2015 – 16 under the supervision of Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) will be conducted online. Common Law Admission Test is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes.

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) will conduct this year’s Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam online. This year onwards, right from filling up the forms to the final fee submission, everything will be online. This step is taken in order to ensure efficiency and transparency in the examination process.