Permanent Secretariat for CLAT AT NLSIU – As per the news published by livelaw news network, a significant decision has been taken by the National Law Schools Consortium to streamline conduct of the CLAT. It has resolved that Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) will have a permanent secretariat at National Law School of India University, Bangalore which is also the headquarter of consortium.
The decision was taken at the third meeting of National Law Schools Consortium which was held at NUALS, Kochi under the chairmanship of Prof Faizan Mustafa
The Press release by the National Law Schools Consortium stated that, “It was unanimously resolved that CLAT will have a permanent secretariat at National Law School of India University, Bangalore which is also the headquarter of consortium. CLAT will now be conducted by the newly formed executive committee of the consortium that would have NLS, Bangalore, NALSAR, Hyderabad and NLIU, Bhopal as its ex-officio members, CLAT Convenor of the year, and the CLAT Convenor of the following year and two co-opted Vice-Chancellors of NLUs nominated by the CLAT Convener who have past experience of conducting CLAT”
Prof Mustafa said that the arrangement has been put in place to give much needed stability to the conduct of CLAT
The Consortium also resolved to conduct three month training for the aspirant who wish to join NLUs as faculty member. After the training, an examination will be conducted to check the suitability of candidates to be appointed as faculty member in any member university of the consortium. The modalities and approval will be discussed in the next meeting of the consortium.
The next meeting of the National Law Schools Consortium will be held on October 17, 2018 to finalize the conduct of CLAT 2019.
In the meeting consortium also resolved to work out the list of parameters for the accreditation by NAAC of all law university, law departments of other university and law colleges as the existing NAAC parameter which are based on the uniqueness of standalone single discipline university.
It also determined to find ways and means to get NLUs status of ‘institutions of eminence.’