The NLSIU has the following authorities :
Powers of the aforesaid authorities are mentioned below :
The General Council has the power to review the broad policies and programmes of the University and suggest measures for the improvement and development of the School. It also considers and passes the resolutions on the annual report, financial estimates and the audit reports on such accounts. The General Council shall meet at least once in a year. The Chairman of the Bar Council of India shall preside over the meetings. However, so far, the Visitor has attended all the General Council Meetings and whenever he attends he presides over the meetings as per the Statute.
The Executive Council is the chief executive body of the University in which all the administrative control and management of the NLSIU is vested. It hs been empowered to control and administer the property and funds of the School. The Director shall be the Chairman of the Executive Council and the Registrar shall be ex-offico Secretary.
The Academic Council has the power of control over and general regulation of and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination at the School. It has ben mandated to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. The Director shall be the Chairman of Academic Council.
Finance Committee constituted by the Executive Council consists of the Treasurer of the School who is the Managing Trustee of the Bar Council of India Trust, the Director, three members nominated by Executive Council from amongst its members out of whom at least one would be from the Bar Council of India and one from Government of Karnataka. The Finance Committee has been empowered to examine and scrutinise the annual budget of the school and make recommendations on financial matters to the Executive Council and to consider the proposals for new expenditure, and the periodical statement of accounts and review the finances of the school. The treasurer shall preside over the meeting and in his absence, the Director shall preside.