Powers of the aforesaid authorities are mentioned below

The General Council has the power to review the broad policies and programmes of the University and suggest measures for the improvement and development of the School. It also considers and passes the resolutions on the annual report, financial estimates and the audit reports on such accounts. The General Council shall meet at least once in a year. The Chairman of the Bar Council of India shall preside over the meetings. However, so far, the Visitor has attended all the General Council Meetings and whenever he attends he presides over the meetings as per the Statute.

The Executive Council is the chief executive body of the University in which all the administrative control and management of the NLSIU is vested. It hs been empowered to control and administer the property and funds of the School. The Director shall be the Chairman of the Executive Council and the Registrar shall be ex-offico Secretary.

The Academic Council has the power of control over and general regulation of and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination at the School. It has ben mandated to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. The Director shall be the Chairman of Academic Council.

Finance Committee constituted by the Executive Council consists of the Treasurer of the School who is the Managing Trustee of the Bar Council of India Trust, the Director, three members nominated by Executive Council from amongst its members out of whom at least one would be from the Bar Council of India and one from Government of Karnataka. The Finance Committee has been empowered to examine and scrutinise the annual budget of the school and make recommendations on financial matters to the Executive Council and to consider the proposals for new expenditure, and the periodical statement of accounts and review the finances of the school. The treasurer shall preside over the meeting and in his absence, the Director shall preside.

The General Council

Constituted under Section 8 read with para 2 of the Schedule, the General Council is the supreme authority under Section 9 of the Act. It has the authority to review the policies and programmes of the Law School and suggest measures for its improvement and development. The Council considers and adopts Resolutions on the Annual Reports, Financial Estimates and the Audit Reports and performs other functions it may consider necessary for the efficient functioning and administration of the Law School. Clause 2 of the Schedule indicates the composition of the General Council. Clause 3 designates the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

Members of the Council are appointed for a term of three years.

The General Council is to meet not less than once a year. The meetings are to be presided over by the Chairman, Bar Council of India.

Current Members of the General Council – 2019 are

1 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Chief Justice of India
3 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana Judge, Supreme Court of India
4 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arun Kumar Mishra Judge, Supreme Court of India
5 Hon’ble Mr.Justice Uday Umesh Lalit Judge, Supreme Court of India
6 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar Judge, Supreme Court of India
7 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud Judge, Supreme Court of India
8 Hon’ble Mr. Justice L. Nageswara Rao Judge, Supreme Court of India
9 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul Judge, Supreme Court of India
10 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar Judge, Supreme Court of India
11 Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer Judge, Supreme Court of India
12 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta Judge, Supreme Court of India
13 Hon’ble Mr.Justice R Subhash Reddy Judge, Supreme Court of India
14 Hon’ble Mr.Justice M R Shah Judge Supreme Court of India
15 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari Judge Supreme Court of India
16 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant Judge, Supreme Court of India
17 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajjikuttira S. Bopanna Judge Supreme Court of India
18 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court
19 Hon’ble Mr. Justice V Gopala Gowda Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
20 Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
21 Shri. Satish Abarao Deshmukh Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India
22 Shri. S. Prabakaran Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
23 Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal Advocate, Managing Trustee, BCI Trust
24 Shri. Apurba Kumar Sharma Senior Advocate, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
25 Shri. Y. R. Sadasiva Reddy Member, Bar Council of India
26 Shri. Shailendra Dubey Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
27 Shri.Ved Prakash Sharma Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
28 Shri.Prashant Kumar Singh Advocate, Member Bar Council of India
29 Shri.Suresh Chand Shrimali, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
30 Shri.Manoj Kumar N Member, Bar Council of India
31 Shri. Dilip K Patel Member, Bar Council of India
32 Shri.Shreenath Tripathi Member, Bar Council of India
33 Shri. A Rami Reddy Member, Bar Council of India
34 Shri.Pratap Singh Member, Bar Council of India
35 Shri. Sunil Gupta Member, Bar Council of India
36 Shri.Desh Raj Sharma Member, Bar Council of India
37 Shri.D K Sharma Member, Bar Council of India
38 Shri J. C. Madhu Swamy Hon’ble Minister of Law, Parliamentary affairs and Legislation, Minister of Minor Irrigation from Water Resources Department
39 Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education,Minister of IT & BT,Minister of Science and Technology
40 Shri.K B Naik Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
41 Shri. Prabhuling K Navadgi Advocate General, Karnataka
42 Shri. Rajkumar Khatri, IAS Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Higher Education Department
43 Shri. S. B. Vastramath Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka
44 Prof.(Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy Vice Chancellor
45 Prof. (Dr.) V.S. Elizabeth Professor of History, NLSIU
46 Prof. (Dr.)Sarasu Esther Thomas, Professor of Law & Registrar, NLSIU
47 Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil Professor of Law, NLSIU
48 Dr.Nagarathna A. Associate Professor, NLSIU

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The Executive Council

Under Section 10 of the Act, the Executive Council, constituted under Section 8 read with Clause 7 of the Schedule which defines its composition, is the chief executive body of the Law School and is vested with the control of the School, its administration, management and income.

Members are appointed for a term of three years. Presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of the Law School, the Executive Council meets at least once every four months.

The Registrar of the Law School is, ex-officio, its Secretary.

The current Members of the Executive Council – 2019 are

1 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Chief Justice of India
2 Hon’ble Mr.Justice Uday Umesh Lalit Judge, Supreme Court of India
3 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud Judge, Supreme Court of India
4 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar Judge, Supreme Court of India
5 Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer Judge, Supreme Court of India
6 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Gupta Judge, Supreme Court of India
7 Hon’ble Mr. Justice V Gopala Gowda Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
8 Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
9 Shri. S. Prabakaran Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
10 Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal Advocate, Managing Trustee, BCI Trust
11 Shri. Apurba Kumar Sharma Senior Advocate, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
12 Shri. Y. R. Sadasiva Reddy Member, Bar Council of India
13 Shri.Ved Prakash Sharma Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
14 Shri.Prashant Kumar Singh Advocate, Member Bar Council of India
15 Shri.K B Naik Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
16 Shri. Rajkumar Khatri, IAS Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Higher Education Department
17 Shri. S. B. Vastramath Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka
18 Prof.(Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy Vice Chancellor
19 Prof. (Dr.) V.S. Elizabeth Professor of History, NLSIU
20 Prof. (Dr.) Sarasu Esther Thomas, Professor of Law & Registrar, NLSIU
21 Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil Professor of Law, NLSIU
22 Dr.Nagarathna A. Associate Professor, NLSIU

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The Academic Council

Under Section 11 of the Act, the Academic Council, constituted under Section 8 read with Clause 13(1) of the Schedule which defines its composition, is the principal academic body of the School with powers, subject to the provisions of the Act and Regulations, of general regulation and control together with responsibility for the maintenance of standards, education and examinations at the School, and with a right to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters.
Nominated members hold office for three years.

The current Members of the Academic Council – 2019 are

1 Hon’ble Mrs.Justice Indu Malhotra Judge, Supreme Court of India
2 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vineet Saran Judge, Supreme Court of India
3 Hon’ble Mr.Justice Sanjiv Khanna Judge, Supreme Court of India
4 Hon’ble Mr.Justice Bhushan R Gavai Judge Supreme Court of India
5 Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajjikuttira S. Bopanna Judge Supreme Court of India
6 Hon’ble Dr. Justice S Rajendra Babu Former CJI & Chair Professor, NLSIU
7 Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. Kumar Former Judge, Karnataka High Court & Chair Professor, NLSIU
8 Shri. Sunil Gupta Member, Bar Council of India
9 Shri.Desh Raj Sharma Member, Bar Council of India
10 Shri.D K Sharma Member, Bar Council of India
11 Shri.Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Member, Bar Council of India
12 Prof.(Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy Vice Chancellor
13 Prof.(Dr.) Sarasu Esther Thomas, Professor of Law & Registrar, NLSIU
14 Prof.(Dr.) V. Nagaraj Professor of Law, NLSIU
15 Prof.(Dr.) M.K. Ramesh Professor of Law, NLSIU
16 Prof. (Dr.) T. Ramakrishna Professor of Law, NLSIU
17 Prof.(Dr.) V.S. Elizabeth Professor of History, NLSIU
18 Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil Professor of Law, NLSIU
19 Prof.(Dr.) T. S. Somashekar Professor of Economics, NLSIU
20 Prof.(Dr.) Sairam Bhat Professor of Law, NLSIU
21 Prof. V.S. Mallar Chair Professor, NLSIU
22 Prof. Babu Mathew Resident Professor, NLSIU
23 Prof. P.R. Chandrasekharan Chair Professor, NLSIU
24 Shri. Rahul Singh Associate Professor, NLSIU
25 Dr.Nagarathna A. Associate Professor, NLSIU

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The Finance Committee

Constituted by the Executive Council in terms of Clause 16 of the Schedule, the Finance Committee shall meet under the presidentship of the Treasurer, or in his absence, of the Vice-Chancellor, at least twice a year to perform the functions and duties in terms of para (3) of the Clause.

Members of Finance Committee

1 Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal Advocate, Managing Trustee, BCI Trust
2 Shri.K B Naik Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
3 Shri. S. B. Vastramath Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka
4 Prof.(Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor
5 Prof. (Dr.) Sarasu Esther Thomas, Professor of Law & Registrar, NLSIU

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