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NLSIU Announces JSW Grant for Comprehensive Redevelopment of New Academic Block on Campus 

Apr 12, 2024


Watch Video  | “The Arduous Pursuit of Dignity for All | Preserving Democracy and Human Rights in a World in Crisis”

Talk by Prof. Matthias Mahlmann, University of Zurich


JSW-NLS-NUS Summer School Program in June 2024

Application Deadline: April 20, 2024

Dr Atreyee Majumder

Faculty Publication

“Haunted: Writing Poems as a Shadowy Intellectual”

By Dr. Atreyee Majumder | Economic and Political Weekly

Faculty Publication

“Mapping Land Ownership as Part of the Caste Census Could Uncover Key Patterns about Power, Resources” 

Article by Dr. Sudheesh R C |

Faculty Publication

“Slipping into Judicial Barbarism?” | Biblio: A Review of Books

Book Review by Pranav Verma


NLSIU-SIAC Annual Arbitration Lecture | Apr 19, 2024 

By Dr. Claudia Annacker, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Independent Arbitrator and Counsel


Alternative Judgment Writing Competition on Disability Rights 2024 

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024


27ᵗʰ Annual H.M. Seervai Essay Competition in Constitutional Law 

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

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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