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Madras HC includes TN National Law School in CLAT as an interim measure

Murali Krishnan

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court (HC) has directed the inclusion of Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for this year as an interim measure.

A Division Bench of Justices V Ramasubramanian and VM Velumani passed the order in a petition filed by Advocate R Rajkumar seeking inclusion of TNNLS in CLAT. He had contended that though TNNLS had submitted a proposal for its inclusion in CLAT, the CLAT Core Committee which was supposed to inspect the law school for deciding its inclusion, failed to do so.

According to this report, the HC, as an interim measure, ordered that,

“Since the CLAT Committee is not a statutory body, but only a voluntary association of universities, an interim order is passed to provisionally include the Tamil Nadu National Law School for CLAT 2014.”

TNNLS had commenced operations at Srirangam in Tamil Nadu on August 22, 2013 with 71 students in its first batch.

A total of 14 NLUs are part of CLAT 2014 which will be held on May 11.

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