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.
On Campus Students
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.
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.
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.
This is not a school, where you will be spoon-fed. It is like an open book… you are not forced into any kind of regime, but are given the right kind of opportunities you need for growth. The systematic approach here prepares you for self-learning, which eventually grooms your personality. I find NLSIU to be the right place to realise one’s potential.
Mr. Sriraj Venkatasamy
Joint Director (Law) and in-charge of the Regional Office (South), CCI
Dr. Aparna Chandra
Associate Professor of Law, NLSIU