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Top Law Schools in India – Pillars of Pride

Published on: December 3, 2018 | Updated on: December 7, 2018

Law Schools in India

Who makes the law, who fights for those who get treated unfairly, who gets you justice when you feel indignant? It’s the noble lawyers and judges of our country, the mere name of whom stirs admiration and respect. But, where do these highly specialised and qualified professionals really come from? It’s no magic. There are prestigious law schools that shape and nurture the sharp minds of our country’s future attorneys and justices. So, if you want to be a part of the reputed clan, you have to get yourself admitted to a top-notch college, and that’s just a starter to be in court robes. Let us make a little bit easier and save you some thousand clicks and browsing 100 pages. Here’s a list released by India Today 2018 of the top 10 law colleges of India along with courses and degrees they offer. Do check out the attractive campus specialities.

1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

The first in our list is also the first law university established in India. Look no further, since this is the best law college in the country. This has a great conducive studying environment and is perfect in every respect if only you could clear the competitive exam with an impressively good rank. From UG to PG, it offers a variety of courses in law. The university also has an active student exchange programs going on, which just adds a feather to its cap.

Qualifying Exam: CLAT

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor Of Arts + Bachelor Of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

Master Of Laws [L.L.M]

M.Phil. (Law)

Master Of Public Policy [MPP]

Doctor Of Philosophy  

  • Law
  • Doctorate Of Law [L.L.D]

Campus Specialities:

  • We need not to say how important is a library for students of law school. Having more than 30K books, it was established with the generous aid from INFOSYS’s Mrs. Sudha Narayanamurthy
  • There is the International Training Centre which provides training programmes on the campus premises
  • Every year inter-collegiate cultural fest LeGala is organised for folks with artistic interest like theatre, music, and dance. There are also light-hearted activities like quizzing. Students from all over Bengaluru get invited to the fest
  • For what is dubbed as the biggest rock show that is organised by students, Strawberry Fields invites bands across South Asia. From the last few years, it has a record of having more than 10,000 people and roughly 40 bands joining the zany fest
  • Spiritus: This festival is a shout out to all the law students all over India who are into sports. SAI (Sports Authority of India) along with the Sports Committee of the SBA organise it

2. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Established in the year 1999, its campus is spread across the salt lake. This autonomous law university is a one-stop for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Qualifying Exam: CLAT

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor Of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

Bachelor of Science + Bachelor Of Laws [B.Sc L.L.B.] {Hons.}

Master of Laws [L.L.M]  

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • International and Comparative Law

Doctorate Of Law [L.L.D]

M.Phil. (Law)

Ph.D. (Business Law & Taxation)

Post Graduate Diploma  

  • Business Law
  • Human Rights
  • Nuclear Law
  • Public Healthcare and Medical Law

Post Graduate Diploma 

  • Air and Space Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights

Diploma Course  

  • Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Law

Campus Specialities:

  • A spacious library that provides seating space for 300 users, with an additional reading room and a group discussion room. There are around 20,000 titles and more than 6,500 journals’ bound volumes. Some are also donated by organisations and known personalities. The library has subscribed to 13 newspapers, and about 100 magazines and print journals.
  • The campus has a gymnasium, 2 big lecture theatres, and an auditorium
  • The campus has 2 hostel blocks with dining halls, an air-conditioned recreation room, and a mess
  • The university is known for 2 festivals- outlawed and Invicta. The former is a melange of theatre, art, music, and more. In addition, some famous artists and bands like Adavaita, Pentagram, Agnee, Junkyard Groove etc. are regular guests here during the fest. Invicta, on the other hand, nurtures the sportsman in the law student. This annual sports fest has 12 total formats

3. Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Earlier known as Symbiosis Society’s Law School, this Pune Law school was established in 1977. This school has a number of positives in its kitty. For one, it is accredited by NAAC the ‘A’ grade and received a gold award in 2013 from the Bar Council of India. The institute has also collaborated with a number of international institutes like International Association of Law Schools (IALS), Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, International Association of Law Schools (IALS), Brunswick European Law School, Asian Law Institute (ASLI), and Dundee Law School.

Qualifying Exam: SET 2018

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Law [L.L.B]

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor Of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

Bachelor of Business Administration + Bachelor Of Laws [BBALLB ]

Master of Laws [L.L.M]  

  • Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
  • Human Rights
  • Criminal and Security Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law
  • Business and Corporate Law

Diploma  

  • Cyber Law
  • Human Resource Management and Labour Laws
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Laws and Corporate Laws In India
  • Labour Laws and Labour Welfare
  • Taxation Law
  • Arbitration, Conciliation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution System

College Specialities:

  • There are a number of co-curricular activities that take place here. There is Legal Aid and Literacy Cell, which aim to increase the confidence of the underprivileged and promote social justice. Environment Protection and Consumer Rights Organization is maintained by college students with a goal to make earth a greener place. There also is established Human Right Cell which aims to increase awareness among people about their rights
  • Talking about festivities, the college hosts Symbhav. This cultural fest runs legal events, sports, music, and art

4. ILS Law College, Pune

One of the most popular law schools in India is also accredited A+ by NAAC. Established in 1923 as a Public Charitable Trust, the college has come a long way in creating an ideal conducive environment for a law student with a faculty comprising of highly qualified scholars. The campus is spread over 175 acres of land with a backdrop formed by beautiful hills. The college has an impressive record of 100% job placement of students.

Qualifying Exam: MH-CET-LAW

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Law [L.L.B]

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.]

Master of Laws [L.L.M] in

  • Business Law
  • International Law

Diploma in

  • Medical Jurisprudence and Forensic Science
  • Corporate Laws and Management
  • Human Rights
  • Labour Laws and Labour Welfare
  • Taxation Law

Campus Specialities:

  • A library which has a subscription of more than 95 foreign and India journals. With a collection of over 45,000 books, the library also caters to complete all the potential book needs of the students with the inter-library loan network that is established with all major libraries in Pune.
  • A well-equipped gymnasium with a capacity of over 250 people
  • A swimming pool which stays open for roughly 10 months in a year
  • A huge playground where students can practice volley ball, football, cricket etc.
  • An extension counter of a Rupee Co-Operative Bank in the campus

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5. Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Located in the BHU’s campus, this is one of the most famous law schools in the country for receiving a legal education. And, here’s a fun fact. The college’s building is constructed in the same way as the Harvard Law School. During its beginning operational years, its faculty members were the advocates of Allahabad High Courts. Since its establishment in 1921, it is providing quality education, the level so impressive that it is recognised by the BCI (Bar Council of India).

Qualifying Exam: Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET)

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Law [L.L.B] {Hons.}

Master of Laws [L.L.M] in

  • Human Rights

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Post Graduate Diploma in

  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights

Campus Specialities:

  • The college building is divided into 5 sections, namely, Faculty Offices, Moot Court, Academic Section, Well-equipped Classrooms, Moot Court, and Seminar Rooms & Library.
  • Its library is its pride. The collection is rich with over 80,000 books, including more than 135 research Journals from both national and international domains.
  • The school promises 100% placement in leading law firms.
  • The college also has a research centre which provides opportunities in areas such as Personal Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Law of Taxation, and International Law.

6. Amity Law School, Delhi

Established in 1999 by the RBEF (Ritnand Balved Education Foundation), an educational society, this law school had its target fixed in providing high-quality legal education. It was also the very first institute in Delhi NCR region to provide 5 year integrated LLB program. Besides being a front-runner in the academics field, it also has an active ongoing cultural and sports life. Students often get recruited in companies like Luthra & Luthra, ICICI bank, Manmohan Singh & Associates, Knee & Company, Jurisperitus, Abhipra Capitals Ltd, Phoenix Legal, QuisLex, and more. It had also been affiliated with the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University but it revoked the association in June 2018.

Qualifying Exam: Entrance exam organised by Amity University

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

Campus Specialities:

  • The school’s library is impressive for it has a collection of about 5464 bound volumes of reports & journals and over 9400 books. The library is also open to visitors besides faculty and students. Plus, the library is also subscribed to 15 magazines, 91 journals, and 8 national newspapers
  • A Moot Court Hall which is styled just like a real courtroom. Here get conducted court room competitions. Students performing well here are selected for inter-organisations and inter-universities competitions

7. Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh

With a state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-class facilities, this law department of the AMU has been attracting students for decades. Having a rich history of 100 years of writing and teaching laws, there is no surprise it has produced some iconic alumni, like Justice Ram Prakash Sethi (Supreme Court of India) and Justice Baharul Islam (Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and Supreme Court of India).

Qualifying Exam: CLAT

Degrees and Courses Offered:

B.A. + LL.B.

LL.M. (Master of Law)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Diploma courses

Campus Specialities:

  • There are 19 halls of residences each one with a Common Room that has facilities like library, a reading room, indoor games etc.
  • There is a Seminar law library which has about 35,000 books. The collection includes research books, reference books, and text books. The library is also subscribed to 15 International Journals and 35 National Journals
  • The legal aid clinic and mediation centre which provides legal guidance to poverty-ridden litigants
  • There is a law society which aids students with all areas of their study. The President of the Society is the Dean, Faculty of Law himself

8. Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, Pune

Recognised by University Grants Commission and Bar Council of India, this premier law temple was established in 1978. The college prides itself on implementing best practices that are followed by universities that are world class level. Some of the teaching faculty of the college include Sr. Advocates, retired Judges, Corporate Personnel- International Knowledge Partners, and academicians. The college has visits from delegate associated with prestigious organisations and universities such as SOAS, University of London, Northern Ireland Law Commission, School of Law, Birmingham City University, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, and Kingston Law School, Kingston University London.

Qualifying Exam: MH-CET-LAW

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Law [L.L.B]

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [BALLB]

Bachelor of Business Administration + Bachelor of Laws [BBALLB ]

Master of Laws [L.L.M]

Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Diploma in

  • Women Studies
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Laws and Management
  • Cyber Law
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labour Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Media and Law
  • Foreign Investment Laws
  • E-Learning, E-Litigation & Legal Process Outsourcing

Certification in

  • Income Tax
  • Corporate Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Mergers and Acquisition

Campus Specialities:

  • Active conduction of NSS, sports and cultural activities.
  • The college has a wonderful placement record with students getting placed into Supreme Court of India, Ministry of External Affairs, Bombay High Court (Assistant Judge, Advocate), Deloitte, L&T Mumbai, Infosys, Red Cross, IDBI Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI Life Insurance, and more.

9. Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Established in 1989 with a goal to expand horizons of the legal world, it is now counted among top colleges of the country. Every year it churns out qualified candidates ready to face the courtrooms. Located in the posh areas of South Delhi, the college is always introducing new programs and courses.

Qualifying Exam: JMI BA LLB

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

Master of Laws [L.L.M]

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Law

Campus Specialities:

  • Moot courts competition at local and national levels.
  • A first of its kind, National Law Reform competition was organised by the college
  • The students undergo winter and summer training where they interact with law NGOs & firms and associate with lawyers
  • There is an impressive placement record, glimpse of which can be seen from pre-placement talks

10. School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru

The school is a part of Christ University, which is administered by CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate). Spread over a vast campus, the campus life boasts of great infrastructure, full-fledged resourceful libraries, audio-visual classrooms, and a mini-auditorium. And above all, the college swear by its conducive study environment.

Qualifying Exam: An entrance test conducted by the university. If get selected, students have a personal interview along with micro presentations

Degrees and Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law [BALLB] {Hons.}

Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Law [L.L.B] {Hons.}

Master of Laws [L.L.M]  

  • Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Law

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Law

M.Phil. (Law)

Campus Specialities:

  • A full-fledged library with latest journals and publications
  • The school is way ahead in co-curricular activities as well. Every year, Annual National Moot Court Competition and National Conference on Constitutional Law are held
  • In collaboration with Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Jessup International Moot Court Competition was organised in 2016
  • It presents unabridged, a Shakespearean drama, every year
  • It is also actively getting involved in entirely student-created scripts, dance, and music
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