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Call for Applications | One-Day Mediation Advocacy Workshop for Lawyers & Legal Academics 

Oct 19, 2023


Call for Applications | One-Day Workshop on Conflict Competence and Collaborative Problem-Solving 

Oct 18, 2023


NLS Faculty Dr. Karthick Ram Manoharan is ‘Bliss Carnochan International Visitor’

Stanford Humanities Center


All about Dr. Aparna Chandra’s New Book

“Court on Trial: A Data-Driven Account of the Supreme Court of India”


Karnataka High Court Commutes Death Penalty Based on Arguments by NLS Faculty Member

Interview with Ragini Ahuja



Admission to Online & Hybrid Programmes 

Academic Year 2023-24


At a Glance

NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India to pioneer legal education reforms. The University has remained a leader in the field of legal education in India for over 30 years. NLSIU has been ranked No 1 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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Undergraduate Degrees

The five-year integrated undergraduate B.A. LL.B (Hons) Degree Programme is the flagship degree at NLSIU that offers students training in a range of legal and non-legal subjects. NLSIU pioneered this five-year programme in India with an intention to provide a strong foundation upon which students can choose to pursue professional options or further academic opportunities.

Postgraduate Degrees

NLSIU’s Postgraduate Programmes include the one-year Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme, the two-year Master’s Programme in Public Policy (MPP), and our newly launched 3-Year LLB (Hons) Programme. The MPP is an interdisciplinary programme that provides comprehensive training in designing, translating, and evaluating the efficacy of policies.

Research Degrees

The Research Programmes are intended for students and practitioners keen on pursuing advanced studies, research and scholarship. The University offers the following research degree programmes: Ph.D (Law), and Ph.D Interdisciplinary Programme.

Online & Hybrid Programmes

The Online and Hybrid Programmes offered by NLSIU’s Professional And Continuing Education (PACE) is intended to make legal education more accessible to interested students and practitioners, desiring flexibility with location and time. We offer eight programmes to graduates of any discipline from a recognised University.


Over the last three decades, NLS has played a significant role in legal research and reform. This has included working on key legislation that has shaped India’s development. Its specialised research centres have been repeatedly called upon to shape laws and improve implementation in intellectual property, child rights, and environmental laws, among many others. Our focus areas for the path ahead include state capacity in the 21st century, issues of law and technology, the future of work and legal system reform.






NLSIU Community

We want to keep pushing the pedal on student outcomes. With the increased numbers, and therefore increased diversity in various student interests, we should be able to get a cohort that can excel in various areas,” he says. This will ensure that the NLSIU graduates contribute not just in the traditional legal practice fields like litigation but also in other associated avenues, such as policy think tanks and civil society organisations.

Prof. N S Nigam

Registrar & Professor of Law, NLSIU

About Prof. N S Nigam