TOP LAW SCHOOLS IN INDIA
National Law School of India
University , Bangalore
Introduction: The Mecca of modern Indian legal education NLSIU, Bangalore is said to be "the Harvard of the East". Bar Council of India and the Government of Karnataka created this most elite law school of the country in 1987 with Professor N.R. Madhava Menon as its founder-director. NLSIU has many firsts to its credit. It is the single faculty university i.e., law university in the country introducing a 5 years integrated B.A. LL.B. course for the first time. It brought legal education at par with medicine and engineering where a student joins the course just after passing 12 th . NLSIU is ranked to be the No. 1 law school of the country year after year. The school has attracted many legal luminaries as its faculty and visiting faculty. NLSIU is simply the best law school in the matters of corporate placements and career prospects for its passouts.
Courses : B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years for 12 th passed/appeared students with 50% marks and below 20 years of age (22 years for SC/ST).
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). There are 80 seats in total, 55 for general candidates, 18 for SC/ST and 7 for other categories.
Contact : P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560072, India
University Central Phone Line Numbers: (080) 23160532/533/535
Nalsar University of Law ,
Introduction : NALSAR University of Law was established under the Andhra Pradesh Act as a fully residential university engaged in teaching and promoting research in law and allied disciplines. The University campus is located on a sprawling 55-acre site abutting the Shameerpet Lake , about 28 kilometres from Hyderabad Airport whilst its City Centre is located in Barkatpura, Hyderabad . The main objectives of NALSAR are to evolve and impart comprehensive legal education at all levels to achieve excellence and to organise advanced studies and to promote research in all branches of law. NALSAR has been successful in imparting quality legal education as the batches passing out have received campus placements from the best Law Firms and corporates of the country.
Courses : B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years degree programme.
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Total number of seats in B.A.B.L. programme is 80 only. 30% seats are reserved for women. 10 seats are separately allotted to foreign students.
Contact : 3-4-761, Barkatpura, Hyderabad-500 027 Andhra Pradesh , India .
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Introduction : On being invited by the Government of West Bengal to establish a national level institution of excellence in higher learning in law in 1999, renowned academician and former founder director of NLSIU, Bangalore , Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon came out after retirement to set about establishing NUJS. Subsequently, the West Bengal Legislature adopted the West Bengal NUJS Act, 1999 to create the fourth National Law University after Bangalore , Hyderabad and Bhopal . Initially housed in the small quarters of forest department, the University shifted to its state of the art permanent campus at Salt Lake City in 2003. NUJS is equipped with well-developed library, computer section and a legal services clinic. NUJS students have excelled in Moot Court competitions not only in India but also at abroad including the USA.
Courses : B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years for 12 th passed/appearing students
B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years for 12 th passed students.
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Students must have secured at least 50% marks in 10+2 and they must be under 20 years of age. Total number of seats is 125.
Contact : NUJS Bhavan 12, LB-Block, Sector-III, Salt Lake City , Kolkata-700 098
National Law Institute
University , Bhopal
Introduction: NLIU, Bhopal is a premier national level institution set up by the Government of Madhya Pradesh on the lines of National Law School , Bangalore . NLIU has very sound infrastructure, among the best in the country. It has a rich library subscribing online law library facilities and a rich computer lab making computers available online and off-line to each and every student. The institute has an active placement cell. NLIU has adequate hostel facilities for both men and women students.
Courses : B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years Integrated programme after 10+2.
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). There are 82 seats in total, out of which 41 seats are reserved for resident students of Madhya Pradesh.
Contact : Bhadbhada Road , Barkheri Kalan,
Bhopal-462 002, Madhya Pradesh
Phone: 0755-2696965, 5234635
National Law University , Jodhpur
Introduction : The National Law University , established by National Law University Jo dhpur Act, 1999, is the fifth National University for Legal Education in the country following the institutions at Bangalore , Hyderabad , Bhopal and Kolkata. NLU, Jodhpur is a bold experiment in legal education as it claims to be truly multi-disciplinary. The University, in due course shall develop twelve schools which include School of languages, Social Sciences, Science and Forensic Science and School of Management Studies among others. NLU, Jodhpur has been able to procure sound infrastructure with support from State of Rajasthan and it has launched legal education in combination with Humanities, Sciences and Business Administration.
Courses : B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years after 10+2
B.P.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years after 10+2
B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years after 10+2
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test(CLAT). Students must have secured at least 50% marks in 10+2. Total number of seats is 100.
Contact : NH-65, Nagaur Road , Mandore, Jodhpur-342 304 Rajasthan
Phone: 0291-5121594, 5121702, 2577530, 2577526
E-mail: nlu-jod-rj @ nic.i
Gujarat National Law University , Gandhinagar
Introduction : Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is a statutory university established by the Government of Gujarat under the GNLU Act, 2003. The youngest National Law University commenced its first academic session in July, 2004. GNLU is established and inspired to join the top league of National Law Schools at Bangalore , Hyderabad , Kolkata, Bhopal , Jodhpur and Raipur . Presently, it is situated in the Old NIFT Campus at Gandhinagar. The new project of GNLU Campus shall have all the facilities of a modern university including a well-stocked and networked library and sound IT infrastructure.
Courses : B.A. LL.B. (H), B.Sc. LL.B. (H).
B.Com. LL.B. (H) 5 years integrated multi-disciplinary programmes.
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). There are 160 seats in total.
Contact : Gujarat National Law University
E-4, GIDC, Electronic Zone, Sector - 26, Gandhinagar-382028, Gujarat
Hidaytullah National Law University , Raipur
Introduction : Sixth in the chain of National Law Schools in the country, the State of Chhattisgarh established under the Hidaytullah National University of Law Chhattisgarh Act, 2003, HNLU to emerge as a University of Law of great repute. HNLU aims to be Unus Unorum , the roman dictum which means, the first among equals. The University is a centre of excellence devoted to multi-disciplinary study and research relating to legal sciences. It has a respectable library and own computer centre. Faculty is drawn from all over India . Distinguished visiting faculty includes Judges, Senior lawyers and renowned law teachers. HNLU is a residential university. Students have opportunities to work in distinguished law offices or law firms for two months every year. HNLU has shifted to its new campus spread over 70 acres of land in a village near Raipur . New Campus, situated near a strong water body is an architectural beauty combining the architectural design of the Parliament and the Supreme Court.
Courses : B.A. LL.B. and B. Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years integrated programmes.
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). 50% seats are reserved for domicile students. The total number of seats are 140.
Contact : Hidaytullah National Law University , Village - Uparwara Tehsil - Abhanpur New Raipur Chhatisgarh.
National Law University , Delhi
National Law University of Delhi , established in 2008 by an Act of National Capital Territory of Delhi, is another premier Law University joining the elite group of National Law Universities established in India . Vision of the University is to create a premier Global Legal Institute which would compete with the best within and outside India , with a view to imparting knowledge of various aspects of law to the youngsters and introduce them to wide range of opportunities in legal profession across the globe.
Courses: B.A., LL.B. (Five Years) degree course, for 10+2 passed out candidates.
Admission: Candidate shall be admitted for the first semester of B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) Degree only if he/she has passed the Plus Two Examination with not less than 50% marks, below 21 Years (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates) through All India Law Entrance Examination. NLU Delhi is not a part of CLAT 2011 and conducts its own entrance exam.
Total Seats: 80 (eighty) [70 seats on merit through All India Entrance Test and 10 seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit].
Contact: National Law University, Sector-14, Dwarka
New Delhi 110078
Phone No. 011-28034257
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, lucknow
Introduction : Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, was established by an Act of the Legislature of Uttar Pradesh in 2005 (U.P. Act No. 28 of 2005) and it came into being on 4th of January 2006. The University has been established to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal process and to develop in the students and research scholars a sense of responsibility to serve the society. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, which is fully funded by the State Government provides excellent infrastructual facilities and academic environment to the students. The fully residential University is a complete township and has separate hostels, along with the mess facilities, for male and female students. The University Library, Hostels etc., are provided with the Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet. The University has a World class Moot Court Hall, where the mooting and debate competitions are organized which attracts participants from all over India.
Courses :The University offers five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme and two year LL.M. Programme.
Admission Details : The admission shall be based on the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
The intake capacity of B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme shall be 160 per year where 80 seats are open and 80 are reserved for different categories of students domicile an U.P.
Contact : RMLNLU,
LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme, Lucknow - 226012
Ph: 0522 - 2422855/2425902/3
RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LAW, PATIALA
Introduction : RGNUL, Punjab was established at Patiala in the year 2006 by the State Legislature by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab , Act, 2006. The Act has incorporated a University of Law of the national stature in the State of Punjab . RGNUL has fulfilled a long cherished dream of having a Centre of Excellence in Legal Education in the prosperous State of Punjab . RGNUL, Patiala has opened a window of opportunity to the young legal aspirants beyond the State boundaries and at the national and international levels. RGNUL is a premier institution in the field of law, striving towards excellence in the field of professional legal education and research. The teaching methodology entails both intensive and extensive classroom teaching and participative learning.
Courses: B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years integrated programme after 10+2.
Admission Details: Admission to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years integrated course is made purely on the basis of merit assessed through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Students must have secured at least 50% marks and they must be under 20 years of age. Total number of seats are 80.
Contact: Mohindra Kothi, the Mall Patiala - 147001 ( Punjab ).
Phone: 0175-2304188, 2304491
CHANAKYA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY , PATNA
Introduction : CNLU is located in the ancient city of Patna , capital of Bihar , India . It was established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006 and included in section 2(f) of the U.G.C. Act, 1956. The University aims at providing quality legal education and promoting legal awareness in the community at large in order to realize some of the goals envisaged in our Constitution. Moreover, there was felt a need for creating a 'temple of learning' in Bihar, the seat of the ancient Nalanda University and building on the cultural ethos of Bihar. Chanakya National Law University aims at realizing these objectives. The University looks forward to raising national legal standards to international levels and will endeavour to further national interests by providing specialized teaching on latest trends in national and international law.
Courses : B.A., LL.B., 5 years integrated programme.
Admission Details : Admission is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Total number of seats are 80.
Contact: Chanakya National Law University
Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur Patna - 800001
Phone: 0612 - 2352315
Fax: 0612 - 2352314
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES, KOCHI
Introduction: The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) has been established to be a national level institute of excellence in higher learning of law in the State of Kerala by the Government of Kerala by virtue of the Act 27 of 2005. The curriculum, teaching methods and examination system shall be quite unlike in any conventional colleges in the country. The Bar Council of India has recommended 37 subjects (including 4 training courses) for the 5 years LL.B Course. However, the NUALS is offering 40 to 50 subjects with nearly one-third of them providing wide variety of options to the students. The students shall be required to write projects in each subject, they may also be asked to involve in extension activities like legal aid services, clinical projects like woman and law, media and the law, environment and the law etc. Placement for a period of at least one month every year may be resorted to by the University as an important component of the course. The students will be conferred with B.A, LL.B (Hons.) Degree at the end of 5 years.
Courses: B.A. LL.B (Hons.) 5 Years Degree Programme
Admission: Admission is based on CLAT. Total seats are 65 out of which 33 seats are available for open category.
Contact: National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kaloor, Kochi , Kerala - 682 017
Phone No: 0484-2337363
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National Law University , Orissa
Introduction: NLU, Orissa was established in Cuttack under the National Law University of Orissa Act, 2008. It is the first university to impart B.A., LL.B., (Hons) Program with the BBA, LL.B. (Hons). The students can opt for courses for both disciplines and hence can combine humanities courses with a human resources and marketing course. It has also introduced other new courses in Legal Journalism and legal mass communication in conjunction with law degree course. In the first year the students from 22 States appeared for its Entrance Test and cleared and took admission. It is a self-financing law university sharing quality based faculties from India and foreign countries. NLUO also focuses on mining law, food law, water law, energy law and agriculture law. It is located on the banks of River Mahanadi with the classrooms and library affording a energetic view of such river. It is a close-to-nature location of the campus. NLUO offers 24 hours internet facility to its students and teachers even beyond working hours with best online library facilities.
Courses: B.A, LL.B., BBA, LL.B. (Hons.) courses
Admission Details: NLUO is not a part of CLAT in 2011. It conducts its own All India Entrance Test. Total number of seats is 60 each for B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and 60 seats for BBA, LL.B (Hons.) Total 120 seats.
Eligibility: Senior Secondary School Exam (10 +2) or equivalent with not less than 50% marks in aggregate. Those who have appeared in Exam in March/April 2010 can also apply for its entrance exam.
Age Limit: Bellow 21 years as on 1st August, 2010 23 years in case of Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.
Allotment of Seats: General- 78, Scheduled Tribes-14, Scheduled Castes-10, Physically Handicapped - 4, Foreign Nationals - 4, NRI/NRI Sponsored - 10 = Total 120 Seats.
Contact: National Law University
Near Police Warden Office, Mahanadi Ring Road , Tulsipur, Cuttack - 753008.
Phone: 9668519311, 9439013699, 9777673374, 9178741341
National University of Studies and Research in Law, Ranchi
Introduction: National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL) has been established by an act of the state legislature of Jharkhand. NUSRL is the newest i.e. 14 th National Law University of the country. NUSRL shall aspire to groom its student, researchers and intellectuals as techno-legal craftsmen where the central focus of enquiry shall stand to be outbound .NUSRL in this pursuit therefore, to not only develop subjects which are mandatory in pursuance of the Bar Council of India (BCI) uniform standard but would also develop technological linkages with the technological institutions specially B.I.T., Mesra in whatever field the law and technology intercept. The University would develop knowledge and learning currently in the fields of Law and Biotechnology, Law and IPR, Law and Genetic Engineering, Law and Genome, Law and Information technology, Law and Medicine, Law and Economics and all such other interrelationships, which may be figured out in future years to come.
Course(s): BA (Hons.) LL.B. (Hons.) Five Years Integrated course
Admission Details: The first batch at NUSRL has been admitted in November 2010 on the basis of the students' scores in CLAT 2010. The total number of seats available for the year 2010 is 50. [25 for students from Jharkhand including 13 General, 6 ST, 3 SC, 2 EBC and 1 BC; and 25 for students from states other than Jharkhand including 12 General, 4 SC, 2 ST, 7 OBC].
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
High Court Staff Quarter Number 14,
Opposite Central School , Doranda,
Ranchi - 834002 ( Jharkhand )
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