Law is an Interesting career option to choose from if you are ready to study hard for the initial few years and are able to remember things, over a long duration of time.
Now-a-days students who opt to pursue Law have the option to select from courses such as – LLB [ 3 years ], BA LLB [ 5 years ] and BBA + LLB [ 5 years ] at the underGraduate level. Also, students can choose to pursue a career in newer branches of Law such as space, cyber, medical, academic, social rights, environmental, International Laws and Intellectual property, apart from the traditional ones – criminal, civil, corporate, labour, taxation and election Law.
Keeping in mind the demands of the ever-changing world, Law Schools in the country are also trying to become better equipped to handle issues faced by people in today’s day and time. So, in order to keep Law students in tune with what is happening in the world, Law Schools are trying to introduce more specialised subjects and proGrammes.
Some of these new programmes which have been recently introduced at Law Schools are:
Aviation Law at NALSAR
Public policy at NLSIU
Entrepreneurship administration at NUJS
Labour welfare Laws at Symbiosis Society's Law College
Apart from these new proGrammes, Law Schools these days are also paying a lot of attention on training their students well by regularly conducting moot court sessions,
competitive legal events, mandatory Internships and journal writing.
Popular Law Entrance Exams
In this article, aspirants can go through the list of the best Law Schools in the country
which should be considered if one wants to make a career in the field of Law. Please note
that the Law Schools listed below are as per rankings shared by India Today and Outlook.
National Law School of India University
National Law School of India University [ NLSIU ], Bengaluru
[Outlook Rank: 1 | India Today Rank: 1]
Admission through: CLAT
Established in 1986 in Bangalore, National Law School of India University [ NLSIU ] is
spread over an area of 23 acres. Since 1991, the University is fully residential with
three halls of residence for men and women each along with two hostels for Post-Graduate
women students, three blocks for faculty quarters and two blocks for non-teaching staff
quarters besides the Academic Block. Sudha Narayanamurthy of Infosys has helped establish
a library at this Law School which is called “Shri Melgiri Narayan Rao Memorial Library”,
named after her father.
The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University while the Chairman, Bar
Council of India, is the Chairman of the General Council of National Law School of India
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
[Outlook Rank: 2 | India Today Rank: 3]
Admission through: CLAT
Commonly referred to as NALSAR University of Law, this famous Law School was established
in 1998 and is located in Shamirpet, northern outskirts of Hyderabad. The Chief Justice
of AP High Court is the Chancellor of this Law School and Dr Faizan Mustafa is its Vice
A fully residential University, this Law School is spread over an area of 55 acres. At
present, 400 students are pursuing the underGraduate course at the University and 120
Post Graduate students are present at NALSAR University of Law.
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
[Outlook Rank: 3 | India Today Rank: 4]
Admission through: CLAT
Commonly referred to as GNLU, Gujarat National Law University, located at Gandhinagar
became functional in 2004. This Law School is spread over an area of 50 acres of land and
has 62 academic staff members along with 800 underGraduate students and 80 Post Graduate
The official website further elaborates on the working of the Law School by stating,
“Since its inception the University has been holding regular in-house Moot Court
competitions wherein meritorious students are sent abroad for participating in Moot Court
jamborees. The hub of activity happens to be our Moot Court Committee and the Legal Aid
Clinic, which have developed a workable and efficient Interface with the industry and the
Judiciary to the satisfaction
ILS College, Pune
[Outlook Rank: 4 | India Today Rank: 8]
Admission through: Qualifying examination marks
Established in 1923, the Indian Law Society [ ILS ] was initially set up as a Public
Charitable Trust. Confirming this, the official website of ILS states, “The Indian Law
Society established the Law College in 1924, which has since then established itself as a
premier institute for legal studies in India. In 2004, the ILS Law College was accredited
the A+ level by NAAC”.
The ILS campus spreads over an area of 175 acres. Students can get admission at this Law
School on the basis of their merit. Elaborating the same, the official website states:
“Admissions for the 1st year of the two Law degree courses are based on merit calculated
from the total of all marks in all subjects at the qualifying examination. Hence,
application form cannot be considered unless mark sheet at the qualifying examination is
Bharathi Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College
BVP University New Law College
[Outlook Rank: 5 | India Today Rank: 9]
Admission Through: BVP Law Entrance Exam
Established in 1978, New Law Collegebecame a part of Bharathi Vidyapeeth University in
1996. BVP’s New Law College is approved by Bar Council of India [ BCI ] and has NAAC RE-
ACCREDITED "A" GraDE.
Currently the college has 58 teachers on board and a total of 2,300 students [ including
22 foreign students ] are pursuing Law proGrammes at the college.
Law proGrammes on offer at New Law College, Pune are – BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLB, LLM and
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia
[Outlook Rank: 6]
Admission Through: Jamia Millia Islamia Law Entrance Exam
Established in 1989, Faculty of Law at Jamia Millia Islamia at that time only used to
offer three year LLB proGramme to aspirants.
Now Jamia Millia Islamia’s Faculty of Lawoffers BA LLB [ Hons ] proGrammes as well as two
year LLM course in three specialisations such as Personal Laws, Corporate Laws and
Criminal Laws. The Law School also offers PhD proGramme in Law to aspirants.
In the LLM course there are 20 seats whereas in the BA LLB [ Hons ] and BA LLB [ Self-
financed ] courses there are 60 seats each available for admission.
Hidayatullah National University of Law, Raipur
[Outlook Rank: 7]
Admission Through: CLAT
Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National University of Law is the sixth NLU to have
been established and is a residential university.
Located at Raipur, Hidayatullah National University of Law [ HNLU ] official website
informs that, “One of the features of HNLU is its Six Schools as Centres of Excellence in
the respective fields and Six Units/Centres under each School with total of thirty six
units”. These six Schools are as follows:
The School of Juridical & Social Sciences [ SJSS ]
The School of Constitutional & Administrative Governance [ SCAG ]
The School of International Legal Studies [ SILS ]
The School of Science, Technology & Sustainable Development [ SSTSD ]
The School of Business & Global Trade Laws Development [ SBGTLD ]
The School of Administration of Justice, Continuing & Clinical Legal Education [ SAJCCLE ]
HNLU’s infrastructure is such that the campus includes the above mentioned six Schools.
Apart from that, HNLU has a library, computer lab, moot court hall and playground.
Courses on offer at HNLU are BA LLB [ Hons ], LLM and PhD proGramme.
Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University
[Outlook Rank: 8]
Admission through: BHU UnderGraduate Entrance Test [ UET ]
Among the oldest Law Schools of the country, Faculty of Law at Banaras Hindu University
[ BHU ] started functioning in 1921-22.
“The Law School has been pioneer in introducing full time three year LLB course of
studies and two year full time LLM proGramme. It has taken a lead and perhaps the only
Law School in India in introducing two years full time special courses of LLM in Human
Rights and Duties Educations. It is the first Law School in India to introduce clinical
legal education and legal aid proGram to cater the needs of the poor. The Law School has
also taken a lead to introduce community oriented courses of Law introducing Law
Environment, Law and Country and Town Planning, Law and Poverty, Law and Population, Law
and Animals and Many more which were unheard to most of the Law colleges of India”,
states the official website.
PG College of Law, Osmania University
[Outlook Rank: 9]
Admission Through: TSLawCET & TSPGLCET
The college started classes in 1899 during the Nizam period. However, it was only in 1923
that the Law department was established as part of the Arts College of Osmania University
and during that time this Law School imparted education in only Urdu language. Further,
“The College shifted to Nizam College premises and in 1983 into its newly constructed
building”, informs the official website.
PG College of Law started a five year InteGrated LLB course at the UG in 2006. The
college also offers LLM proGramme in six branches – Constitutional Law, Corporate Law,
Jurisprudence, International Law, Labour Law, Crimes and Torts as well as PG Diploma
course in Intellectual Property Rights [ IPR ]. Apartf rom this, the college also offers
PhD proGramme in Law to aspirants.
Amity Law School, Delhi
[Outlook Rank: 10]
Admission Through: IPU CET for Law
Amity Law School is the first Law college in Delhi to start the 5 year InteGrated LLB
[ Hons ] course. Amity Law School has been established under the Ritnand Balved Education
Foundation [ RBEF ].
The Law School is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and
degrees for 5-year InteGrated LLB [ Hons ] proGramme offered at the college are also given
by the University. Also, the LLB course offered by the college is approved by the Bar
Council of India.
Amity Law School has state-of-the-art infrastructure with all necessary facilities in
their classrooms, computer lab and moot courts. Apart from that the School’s library “has
a collection of 9450 books and 5464 bound volumes of journals and reports. In addition to
this library receives more than 91 journals and 15 magazines and 8 national newspapers on
regular basis”, states the official website.
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
[India Today Rank: 2]
Admission through: DU LLB Entrance Exam& DU LLM Entrance Exam
Established in 1924, Faculty of Law is situated in University of Delhi’s North Campus.
This Law School offers proGrammes such as Bachelor of Law [ LLB ], Master of Law [ LLM ],
Master of Comparative Laws [ MCL ], Doctor of Philosophy [ PhD ] and Doctor of Civil Laws
[ DCL ].
At present, Faculty of Law has 130 faculty members and around 7,000 students enrolled in
its various courses.
Every year students of Faculty of Law participated in different moot courts competitions
in different Law Schools and it also conduct national and International level moot courts
in its campus like :-
K K Luthra International Moot court by Campus Law Centre
NHRC & LC-1 Moot Court on Human Right By Law Centre-I
Delhi NCR Moot Court by Law Centre-I
Symbiosis Law College, Pune
[India Today Rank: 5]
Admission through: Symbiosis Entrance Test [ SET ]
Symbiosis was established in 1971 under the patronage of Dr S B Mujumdar who was its
president and founder director. The official website says, “Symbiosis Law School, Pune
established in June 1977, was earlier affiliated to the University of Pune and later
became a constituent of Symbiosis International University in 2002, with an enhanced
degree of autonomy in teaching, learning and research offered at Symbiosis Law
Schoolinclude – BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM, diploma proGrammes, PhD and certificate proGrammes
in European legal studies as well as certificate in securities LawsFaculty of Law,
Aligarh Muslim University
[India Today Rank: 6]
Admission through: AMU Law entrance exam
Established in 1894, Aligarh Muslim University’s Faculty of Law is one of the oldest Law
Schools in the country. This Law School offers admissions to 100 students in its BA LLB
Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University [ AMU ] offers Graduate, Post Graduate, PhD as
well as diploma proGrammes in Law. The college library is known to have more than 24,000
Students also need to undergo summer training proGrammes. As part of these Internships
students of AMU’s Faculty of Law Intern at NHRC - New Delhi, Law firms of the Supreme
Court of India; guided by the Secretary Bar Council, Supreme Court etc.
School of Law, Christ University
[India Today Rank: 7]
Admission Through: Christ University Entrance Exam
Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara who was the founder of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate [ CMI ]
established Christ University in 1969. Earlier known as Christ College, MHRD of
Government of India declared Christ College as a Deemed university and thus its name was
changed in 2008 to Christ University.
Earlier called Christ College of Law, School of Law is a part of Christ University which
was established in 2006. Law proGrammes offered at School of Law, Christ University
[ SLCU ] are approved by Bar Council of India.
UG proGrammes offered at SLCU are BA LLB [ Hons ] and BBA LLB [ Hons ]. Other Law proGrammes
offered at the college are:
Master of Law [ LLM ] in Constitutional and Administrative Law [ One Year ]
Master of Law [ LLM ] in Corporate and Commercial Law [ One Year ]
Master of Law [ LLM ] in Intellectual Property and Trade Law [ One Year ]
Master of Philosophy [ MPhil ] in Law
Doctor of Philosophy [ PhD ] in Law
University School of Law & Legal Studies, GGSIPU
[India Today Rank: 10]
Admission Through: IPU CET
Established in 2001, University School of Law & Legal Studies’ objective was to offer
five year InteGrated professional Law course to aspirants.
A part of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University [ GGSIPU ], University School of Law &
Legal Studies at the underGraduate level offers BA LLB [ Hons ] and BBA LLB [ Hons ] courses
to aspirants. University School of Law & Legal Studies [ USLLS ] also offers LLM proGrammes
to students in specialisations such as – Corporate Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual
Property Rights, International Trade Law and Alternative Dispute Redressal [ ADR ].
USLLS important centres and community development programmes are listed below:
Legal Aid Centre
Children and Family Counseling Centre
Documentation and Internet Connectivity Centre
Human Rights Centre
Jail Awareness ProGramme
Legal Literacy Campaigns
The Top 5 University for Law Outside India are:
Also mentioned the requirements to get admitted in these universities for your easy understanding.
Harvard University:- to join this university, you will have to clear LSAT or GRE. The Total Cost (tuition, board, and personal expenses will extend up to $277,000 USD for 3 years.
University of Oxford:- if you are interested in law, there is a place for you in this university.
University of Cambridge:- To get admitted here, you will need to have a First class degree in law, English requirement (IELTS or TOEFL), 2 academic letters of recommendation, and a CV.
Yale University:- To get admitted in this university, you will have to crack LSAT, have all university transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, CV, and a personal statement.
Stanford University:- To get admitted in this university, you will have to crack LSAT, have all university transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, CV, and a personal statement.
These are the top ranking universities both inside and outside India.
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