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Making mental health a priority

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Call for Papers | NLSIU’s Indian Journal of Law & Technology (IJLT)

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Pluralist Agreement and Constitutional Transformation (PACT) – NLSIU Conference 2024

Deadline Extended for Proposal Submission: Jun 25, 2024

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Faculty Publication | Dr. Salmoli Choudhuri

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Call for Working Papers | NLSIU’s Reliance Chair on Corporate Law and Governance

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Book Review | Achille Mbembe, ‘Brutalism’

By Dr. Atreyee Majumder

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.

Commenced from

1988

On Campus Students

1078

Faculty

77

Programmes

14

Study

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.

Research

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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NLSIU Community

When I look back at the treasure trove of knowledge, talent, and tools I got at my time in NLS, I cannot imagine any other professional path for me and for that I’m indebted to NLS. Returning to the campus, I knew instantly that if life rewinded 25 years back, I’d do the same all over again. For giving us the lessons to learn to fly, but letting us choose where to go, from teaching us how to harness our inner advocate but not prescribing what to advocate for, and for giving us the foundation to build and standing alongside us as we grow, I am proud of the legacy of NLS and thank the institution for making me into the professional I am today.

Protima Pandey, NLS BA LLB 1998

Administration and Chief of Staff at Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System, Custody Health Services, California

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