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Many Lives of Land by Prof. Nikita Sud, University of Oxford

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 in Law (Doctor of Philosophy), 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.







NLS encompasses a unique pedagogic model that I feel lucky to practice and complement in my teaching of sociology to law students. The NLS faculty is a community of fearless thinkers who think with the law about the world at large. I must add here, the absolute pleasure that the NLS classroom presents itself to be, for an instructor of sociology/anthropology: a group of young, agile minds with an insatiable hunger for thought.

Dr Atreyee Majumder

Assistant Professor, Sociology

More about Dr Atreyee Majumder

It is quite fortuitous that I have the opportunity to share my NLSIU experience today, just when I am about to complete 25 years in the legal profession! I began practicing corporate law when the Indian economy had just opened up, and nothing prepared me better to grab that great opportunity than my legal education at NLSIU. Be it the Socratic method of teaching, or the constant emphasis on conceptual clarity, whatever NLSIU taught me, I employ to very good effect even today. The exposure to diverse extra-curricular activities, and the  opportunity to live and learn amidst an amazingly talented pool of students and teachers, also undoubtedly helped shape my personality.

Vijay Sambamurthi

BA LLB (Hons) 1997
Founder and Managing Partner, Lexygen

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