Universities merge with KSLU
Karnataka State Law University ( KSLU ) Vice – Chancellor JS Patel has put the record straight on the issue of Hubli Navanagar – based University in not recognizing LLM degrees awarded by law departments of four state universities – Bangalore, Karnatak, Mysore and Gulbarga.
Taking recourse to Bar Council of India directive in this regard, he has urged these universities to merge their law departments with the KSLU forthwith. In a telephonic interview with TOI from Hubli, Patel said the university formed by an act or legislation of the state legislature is legally bound to follow the rules contained therein.
“This issue was discussed threadbare with then governor Rameshwar Thakur and law minister Suresh Kumar and the law departments had sought time to join KSLU,” Patel said, adding that the time sought by them has ended forcing KSLU to invoke Section 6.
KSLU in its circular ( KSLU / Circular / 2012 – 13 / 1840 ) dated 5th October, 2012 instructed principals of all affiliated law colleges not to appoint any teaching staff acquiring LLM degree through distance education / correspondence course or any university / institute / centre in Karnataka.
The fiat, the circular stated, does not apply to those obtaining their LLM degree offered by KSLU or National Law School of India University ( NLSIU ). Asserting that he had no personal issues against the law departments of these universities not joining KSLU or seeking an additional three months to do so as they have done now, Patel said, “They must join KSLU or seek amendment to Section 6 which will give them authority to function independently of us.”
Otherwise, any act of theirs will be breach of privilege of the state legislature and law departments of universities should not do so, he added. Allaying fears that the circular could affect students pursuing their UG programmes, Patel said KSLU does not have jurisdiction over them.
This is an issue for the Bar Council of India to decide, he said. Non – adherence to KSLU Act, Patel said, could result regular universities starting professional colleges affiliated to them negating the existence of universities such as the VTU, RGUHS, KVAFSU, which are set up to regulate these courses.
Karnataka State Law University Entertainment Law Course
The Karnataka State law University ( KSLU ) has decided to launch a course in Entertainment Law in partnership with Brain League, an intellectual property service company. This will be a six – month certificate course aimed to impart proficiency in copyright and intellectual property laws and framing patents for movies and TV serials to the law graduates.
Till now India has only Cinematography Act to look after the legal matters related to entertainment industry. New course in entertainment law would enable formation of new laws to deal with the legal aspects of entertainment.
The course would be helpful for film producers who have to deal with copyright and plagiarism issues and who are plagued due to the lack of experts in the field.
Law graduate can pursue the course. After completion of course, they can practice independently or work with film production houses.
Sources from Bangalore – based Company, Brain league revealed that the plan is to commence the course in October or November. The course incorporates different features of Copyright ( Amendment ) Act. Law graduates will be trained about skills in legal matters related to the entertainment and media industry.
KSLU Results on 2nd March, 2012
The Karnataka State Law University will announce on 2nd March, 2012, the results of the fifth semester examination of the three – year LL.B. course conducted in January 2012, said an official release.
The results will be available on the Karnataka State Law University website www.kslu.ac.in.
Interested candidates can download the result from 8 a.m. onwards, Registrar ( Evaluation ) of the university has said in a release Hubli on 1st March, 2012.
Karnataka State Law University Results on 29th February, 2012
The Karnataka State Law University will announce the results of the first semester examination of three – year LL.B course conducted January, 2012, on 29th February, 2012.
The result will be available on the university website www.kslu.ac.in. Candidates can download the results from 8 a.m., Registrar ( Evaluation ) of the university has said.
Professional Networking Site for Law Students
Are you a student of Karnataka State Law University (KSLU)? Then you can make yourself known on the world – wide – web through a U.S. – based legal professionals’ online networking site.
Yes, in an effort to provide global exposure to all law students studying in its 90-affiliated colleges, the KSLU is creating a network of its law students on the famous website, www.martindale.com, of Martindale – Hubbell Connected, a U.S. – based networking site for legal professionals.
“A group for the university is being created under the law school category on this website site and each college will be added as sub-groups under the KSLU group. This will allow the students to become members under the name of their college,” said Vice-Chancellor J.S. Patil.
He said that affiliated colleges will have username and password and can upload their profile on the website besides providing updates on their college activities, subject-related information, among others.
Similarly, students of each college will be trained to join as members under the sub-group of their college.
The students can create their profile and update the information anytime as the website offers free access as long as the users remain students and they do not engage in legal business, said Prof. Patil.
Pointing out that it is for the first time in the country that a university has taken such a step, the vice-chancellor said the presence of students in an online network of worldwide legal professionals will benefit them.
While students can try to get an opportunity to do internship with famous legal firms or individual lawyers as the students will have a privilege to contact them online, the firms and lawyers on their own can pick the students by looking at their profile available on the website, said Prof. Patil.
Besides, he points out that the online networking will help students find placement on completion of their course.
Also, KSLU students can interact with faculty and students of law colleges who have groups on the website and communicate through it effectively.
As over 150 foreign law firms have outsourced their activities to India through Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), Prof. Patil said that such agencies can easily locate fresh law graduates using their information available on this site, and hoped that the students can make use of the online platform that can provide them a global visibility.