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NLSIU’s NLAT and CLAT exit challenged before Jharkhand HC

A petition has been filed before the Jharkhand High Court challenging the decision of the National law school of India (NLSIU) to hold separate tests for its own entrance exam this year for law school admission and break away from the CLAT. Petitioners pointed out that the university changed its stance after the filing of CLAT form, that is violation of Principle of Promissory estoppel. Further, against the established precedents of the Supreme Court for the conduct of "fair and just examination". The notification issued to that effect is violative of clause 15.7 (Voluntary withdrawal of member institution)of the bye-laws of the Consortium of National Law Universities. NLSIU, Bangalore, announced its decision on september 3 to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The new test called the 'National Law Aptitude Test' (NLAT) is proposed to be held online on September 12.

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