Application Deadline Extended to Feb 28, 2024!

Application Deadline Extended to Feb 28, 2024!

Application Deadline Extended to Feb 28, 2024!

Admissions Test - April 18 & 19, 2024

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NLSAT 2024  

Application Deadline Extended! | Feb 28, 2024


NLS Faculty Dr. Sushmita Pati’s Book Shortlisted for the 2024 BASAS Book Prize

‘Properties of Rent: Community, Capital and Politics in Globalising Delhi’

The NLS Blog

Where is the Public in the Republic of India?

Dr. Salmoli Choudhuri


How Dravidian politics offers a bulwark against the exclusionary politics of Hindutva

Opinion piece by Dr. Karthick Ram Manoharan | Frontline



“Uttarakhand UCC pits vulnerable young couples against the might of the state”

Opinion piece by Prof. Sarasu Thomas | The Indian Express


Strengthening the Role of Women in Policing

Compendium of Institutional Policies, Programs and Initiatives Across the Globe

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 consistently ranked No 1 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework since 2018 – the year when NIRF law rankings was introduced.

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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.






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In this video, Sahana Ramesh, Assistant Professor of Law at NLSIU, gives an overview of the unique curricular and pedagogic approach of the 3-Year LLB (Hons) postgraduate professional degree programme. Admissions are currently open for the Academic Year 2024-25!

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