NLSIU National law School of India University

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University: National law School of India University

Address: Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560072

Phone: 080 2321 3160

Chancellor: Vajubhai Vala

Courses: B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (LLM-Post-graduation) (M.Phil) (P.hD) (LL.D)

University Type: Public/Government

Total enrollment: 

Founded Year: 29 August 1987


Vice-chancellor: R. Venkata Rao

The NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY came into existence on 1986. Karnataka and the Bangalore University, the Law School has a campus of its own, located in Nagarbhavi, about 10 kms from the City railway station and standing over twenty-three acres beside the Institute of Social and Economic Change. Since 1991, it is a fully residential university on one campus with three Halls of Residence for men, three Halls of Residence for women, two Hostels for post-graduate women students, three blocks for Faculty Quarters and two blocks for non-teaching staff Quarters besides the Academic  Block. The library was inaugurated by Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India, on 17th August, 2005. The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University. The Chairman, Bar Council of India, is the Chairman of the General Council.  The first batch of students was selected through a National Entrance Test, and regular academic activities began on 1st July, 1988. It was a significant achievement that students from this batch won the Bar Council of India National. Ever since, admissions to the Law School has been on the basis of performance at a National Entrance Test which has now, since 2008, graduated to a National Level Common Admission Test known as the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) and it operates to select candidates for all the National Law Schools in the country.

Other law-teaching institutions are permitted to join in this method of selection of their candidates for admission to their law courses.Twenty-four batches have completed their studies here. Many students have pursued further studies in their chosen areas of Law in other prestigious Universities. Joined the academic profession, teaching in this University. The Law School has undertaken many research projects funded by the UGC, the Government of India, the Government of Karnataka, the Department of Women and Child Development, the UN agencies, the World Bank, HIVOS etc. These have served to strengthen research and teaching at the Law School.

The Law School offers through its Distance Education Department a Master’s Degree programmer in Business Laws, and Post-Graduate Diploma programmers in Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Intellectual Property Law and Child Rights Law. Many officers and working professionals have enrolled for these courses. Faculty members of the Law School are also involved in the organization of programmers for and the teaching of officers belonging to the administrative, postal and other services.

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