Top Law Colleges in India

Legal profession is a very lucrative and rapidly growing profession across the globe. Law in India offers one of the most exciting careers to the students. Minglebox has listed down the top law colleges in India for your convenience. Students interested in the legal field should aspire to join one of these top law colleges known for their excellent contribution to this field.

India Today Ranking 2012

  • 1 National Law School of India University

    National Law School of India University (NLS), Bangalore established in 1986 by a statute passed by Karnataka Legislature, is the first Indian Law University. It became functional in 1988. It is the only Law School sponsored by the Bar Council of India with a view to raising the...

    Website: www.nls.ac.in

  • 2 Campus Law Center, Delhi University

    Campus Law Center, Delhi University established in 1924, is known as one of the best Law schools in India. It was established as part of the Delhi University under the Faculty of Law. The strong infrastructure, qualitative teaching, revised case materials; regular conferences are...

    Website: www.du.ac.in

  • 3 Nalsar University of Law

    Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad was established in 1998 under the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Act of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. It is formerly known as National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University. It is a residential...

    Website: www.nalsar.ac.in

  • 4 Symbiosis Society's Law College - SSLC - Pune

    Symbiosis Societys Law College(SSLC), Pune has been established in 1977. It is Constituent College of Symbiosis International University. Symbiosis Societys Law College is centrally located, being 7 Km's from the Pune Railway Station and 15 Km's from the Airport. Pune is the cultural...

    Website: http://sslc.siu.edu.in

  • 5 The National Law Institute University

    The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal was established in 1997 to fill the gap and providing most modern legal education through multidisciplinary teaching and training of newer skills needed for the profession. The University launched its first academic program in 1998...

    Website: www.nliu.com

  • 6 National Law University

    National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) was established in 1999. It is one of India’s leading national law university based in the vibrant and colorful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools in India. NLUJ has endeavored to...

    Website: www.nlujodhpur.ac.in

  • 7 The WB National University of Juridical Sciences

    The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata was established in 1999. It is one of the premiere national law schools of India. It has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools of India. It aims to promote legal knowledge and to make law and the legal...

    Website: www.nujs.edu

  • 8 Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

    Faculty of Law of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh established in 1894 as part of the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. It is one of the oldest law colleges in the country. It was established as a non-profit student organization. It has long traditional character which always...

    Website: www.law.amu.ac.in/

  • 9 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

    Gujarat National Law University ( GNLU ), Gandhinagar was established by the Govt. of Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC). The University is also member of the Association...

    Website: www.gnlu.ac.in

  • 10 ILS Law College

    ILS Law College (ILS), Pune was established in 1923 by Indian Law Society a Public Charitable Trust. The college is a model of cultural integration with over 1600 students from across the country and abroad on roll. It is one of the renowned institutes for legal studies, which is...

    Website: www.ilslaw.edu

  • 11 Government Law College

    Government Law College (GLC), Mumbai established in 1855, is the oldest law school in Asia dating even prior to the University of Mumbai, and enjoys a pre-eminent national and international reputation for excellence. The fulcrum of the college has been its well qualified and...

    Website: www.glcmumbai.com

  • 12 Amity Law School, Delhi

    Amity Law School (ALS), Noida established in 1999, is the leading education group of India with over 95,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. The School has been ranked as one of the Top-10 law schools in the country in a recent survey conducted by India Today-Ac...

    Website: www.amity.edu/als/

  • 13 Law School, Banaras Hindu University

    Law School, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi was established in 1921, is one of the top 25 Law Schools in India including National Law Schools. The School is affiliated to the Banaras Hindu University. The innovative scheme of the Law School to reform the legal education was...

    Website: http://bhu.ac.in/lawfaculty/

  • 14 Army Institute of Law

    Army Institute of Law (AIS), Mohali was established in 1999 under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). The Institute is affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala and approved by the Bar Council of India.Army Institute of Law is running B.A., LL.B. (5 years Degree...

    Website: www.armyinstituteoflaw.org

  • 15 Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia

    Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia was established in 1989. At the outset a three year LL.B. program was introduced. Over the past two decades, the faculty has made significant progress in terms of restructuring of courses and syllabi, introducing new courses, experimenting with...

    Website: http://jmi.ac.in/aboutjamia/faculties/law

  • 16 School of Law-Christ University, Bangalore

    School of Law-Christ University (SLCU), Bangalore was established as a part of Christ University, Bangalore, which was founded and is administered by Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The parent university, a premier educational institution, is an academic fraternity of...

    Website: www.christuniversity.in

  • 17 School of Legal Studies-Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi

    School of Legal Studies (SLS)-Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi was established in 1962 as a part of Kerala University, offering post graduate courses and research in law. The Law School joined the folds of University of Cochin, in 1971, which was later reorganized...

    Website: sls.cusat.ac.in

  • 18 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

    Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur established in 1956, is a residential University and is sixth in the series of National Law Schools in India. HNLU has been established by the Government of Chattisgarh to attain among others. Their objective is to advance and...

    Website: www.hnlu.ac.in

  • 19 ICFAI Law School, Deharadun

    Faculty of Law (FOL), ICFAI University formerly known as ICFAI Law School, is one of the constituent bodies of ICFAI University, Dehradun and is duly recognized by The Bar Council of India. The Faculty of Law is committed to shape a new cadre of legal professionals through a...

    Website: www.iudehradun.edu.in/fol/

  • 20 Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata

    Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata was established in 1909 and in 1983 it was granted the status as the Department of Law of the University of Kolkata. It has been ranked 21st amongst the top-25 law schools in the country according to latest survey conducted by India Today. The...

    Website: www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/law.htm

  • 21 K.L.E. Society’s Law College, Bangalore

    K.L.E. Society’s Law College, Bangalore was established in 1975 and has been conceived as a nursery and training ground for those seeking to enter the legal profession under the umbrella of Karnataka Lingayat Education Society. College was started to cater to the needs of young...

    Website: www.klelawcollege.org/content

  • 22 National University of Advanced Legal Studies

    National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi was established in 2005. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. It is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The main objects of the...

    Website: www.nuals.ac.in

  • 23 Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala was established in 2006 by the State Legislature of Punjab. RGNUL, a leading law school of India, is a pioneer institution in the field of legal education and research. The University acquired approval of the Bar Council of...

    Website: www.rgnul.ac.in

  • 24 Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad

    Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad established in 1887, is one of the oldest and prominent law faculties in India. Faculty of Law Allahabad University is approved by Bar Council of India (BCI), Government of India, New Delhi. University of Allahabad is one of the oldest...

    Website: www.allduniv.ac.in

  • 25 The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University

    The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University (TNDALU), Chennai was established in 1997 by the Government of Tamil Nadu by an Act of State Legislature. It aims towards advancement of legal education and promotion of knowledge of law in general. The University will strive to improve the...

    Website: www.tndalu.ac.in

* Last Updated:   10/10/2012

India Today Ranking 2011

  • 1 Nalsar University of Law Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad was established in 1998 under the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Act of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. It is formerly known as National Academy of Legal Studies and...

    Website: www.nalsar.ac.in

  • 2 National Law School of India University National Law School of India University (NLS), Bangalore established in 1986 by a statute passed by Karnataka Legislature, is the first Indian Law University. It became functional in 1988. It is the only Law School sponsored by the Bar...

    Website: www.nls.ac.in

  • 3 The National Law Institute University The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal was established in 1997 to fill the gap and providing most modern legal education through multidisciplinary teaching and training of newer skills needed for the profession. The...

    Website: www.nliu.com

  • 4 Faculty of Law, University of Delhi Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi is one of the renowned law departments, considered Asia’s leading institution of legal education. It was set up in 1924, and was initially housed in the Prince’s Pavilion in the Old...

    Website: www.du.ac.in/index.php?id=344&L=0

  • 5 Symbiosis Law School , Pune Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune was established in 1977 and the college was affiliated in the beginning to the University of Pune. Further, another important stride was made in 2002 when SLS became the constituent college of Symbiosis International...

    Website: www.symlaw.ac.in

  • 6 The WB National University of Juridical Sciences The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata was established in 1999. It is one of the premiere national law schools of India. It has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools of India. It aims to promote...

    Website: www.nujs.edu

  • 7 ILS Law College ILS Law College (ILS), Pune was established in 1923 by Indian Law Society a Public Charitable Trust. The college is a model of cultural integration with over 1600 students from across the country and abroad on roll. It is one of the...

    Website: www.ilslaw.edu

  • 8 Law School, Banaras Hindu University Law School, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi was established in 1921, is one of the top 25 Law Schools in India including National Law Schools. The School is affiliated to the Banaras Hindu University. The innovative scheme of the Law...

    Website: http://bhu.ac.in/lawfaculty/

  • 9 Amity Law School, Delhi Amity Law School (ALS), Noida established in 1999, is the leading education group of India with over 95,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. The School has been ranked as one of the Top-10 law schools in the country...

    Website: www.amity.edu/als/

  • 10 National Law University National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) was established in 1999. It is one of India’s leading national law university based in the vibrant and colorful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top...

    Website: www.nlujodhpur.ac.in

  • 11 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur established in 1956, is a residential University and is sixth in the series of National Law Schools in India. HNLU has been established by the Government of Chattisgarh to attain among...

    Website: www.hnlu.ac.in

  • 12 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar Gujarat National Law University ( GNLU ), Gandhinagar was established by the Govt. of Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC)....

    Website: www.gnlu.ac.in

  • 13 Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Faculty of Law of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh established in 1894 as part of the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. It is one of the oldest law colleges in the country. It was established as a non-profit student organization. It...

    Website: www.law.amu.ac.in/

  • 14 Army Institute of Law Army Institute of Law (AIS), Mohali was established in 1999 under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). The Institute is affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala and approved by the Bar Council of India.Army Institute of...

    Website: www.armyinstituteoflaw.org

  • 15 School of Law-Christ University, Bangalore School of Law-Christ University (SLCU), Bangalore was established as a part of Christ University, Bangalore, which was founded and is administered by Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The parent university, a premier educational...

    Website: www.christuniversity.in

  • 16 Government Law College Government Law College (GLC), Mumbai established in 1855, is the oldest law school in Asia dating even prior to the University of Mumbai, and enjoys a pre-eminent national and international reputation for excellence. The fulcrum of the...

    Website: www.glcmumbai.com

  • 17 Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Pune Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Pune was established in 1978 is one of the premier institutions of legal education in India. It recognized by Bar Council of India & University Grants Commission. It is one of the constituent unit...

    Website: www.bvpnlcpune.org

  • 18 National University of Advanced Legal Studies National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi was established in 2005. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. It is also a member of the Association of Indian...

    Website: www.nuals.ac.in

  • 19 ICFAI Law School, Deharadun Faculty of Law (FOL), ICFAI University formerly known as ICFAI Law School, is one of the constituent bodies of ICFAI University, Dehradun and is duly recognized by The Bar Council of India. The Faculty of Law is committed to shape a new...

    Website: www.iudehradun.edu.in/fol/

  • 20 Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata was established in 1909 and in 1983 it was granted the status as the Department of Law of the University of Kolkata. It has been ranked 21st amongst the top-25 law schools in the country according to...

    Website: www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/law.htm

  • 21 School of Legal Studies-Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi School of Legal Studies (SLS)-Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi was established in 1962 as a part of Kerala University, offering post graduate courses and research in law. The Law School joined the folds of University of...

    Website: sls.cusat.ac.in

  • 22 Faculty of Law-University of Lucknow Faculty of Law-University of Lucknow was established in 1921 which has been a pioneer legal institution of India. The real architect was Prof. R.U. Singh who with great zeal and enthusiasm organized teaching and research in the faculty...

    Website: lkouniv.ac.in/oldsite/dept_law.htm

  • 23 Faculty of Law-Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Faculty of Law-Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi was established in 1989. The Faculty of Law has established a Legal Services Clinic with a whole range of legal aid programmes in the agenda. In fact, the students of the faculty have...

    Website: jmi.ac.in/law

  • 24 The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University (TNDALU), Chennai was established in 1997 by the Government of Tamil Nadu by an Act of State Legislature. It aims towards advancement of legal education and promotion of knowledge of law in...

    Website: www.tndalu.ac.in

  • 25 Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad established in 1887, is one of the oldest and prominent law faculties in India. Faculty of Law Allahabad University is approved by Bar Council of India (BCI), Government of India, New Delhi. ...

    Website: www.allduniv.ac.in

India Today Ranking 2010

  • 1 National Law School of India University National Law School of India University (NLS), Bangalore established in 1986 by a statute passed by Karnataka Legislature, is the first Indian Law University. It became functional in 1988. It is the only Law School sponsored by the Bar...

    Website: www.nls.ac.in

  • 2 Nalsar University of Law Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad was established in 1998 under the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Act of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. It is formerly known as National Academy of Legal Studies and...

    Website: www.nalsar.ac.in

  • 3 The National Law Institute University The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal was established in 1997 to fill the gap and providing most modern legal education through multidisciplinary teaching and training of newer skills needed for the profession. The...

    Website: www.nliu.com

  • 4 Faculty of Law, University of Delhi Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi is one of the renowned law departments, considered Asia’s leading institution of legal education. It was set up in 1924, and was initially housed in the Prince’s Pavilion in the Old...

    Website: www.du.ac.in/index.php?id=344&L=0

  • 5 Symbiosis Law School , Pune Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune was established in 1977 and the college was affiliated in the beginning to the University of Pune. Further, another important stride was made in 2002 when SLS became the constituent college of Symbiosis International...

    Website: www.symlaw.ac.in

  • 6 The WB National University of Juridical Sciences The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata was established in 1999. It is one of the premiere national law schools of India. It has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools of India. It aims to promote...

    Website: www.nujs.edu

  • 7 ILS Law College ILS Law College (ILS), Pune was established in 1923 by Indian Law Society a Public Charitable Trust. The college is a model of cultural integration with over 1600 students from across the country and abroad on roll. It is one of the...

    Website: www.ilslaw.edu

  • 8 National Law University National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) was established in 1999. It is one of India’s leading national law university based in the vibrant and colorful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top...

    Website: www.nlujodhpur.ac.in

  • 9 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar Gujarat National Law University ( GNLU ), Gandhinagar was established by the Govt. of Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC)....

    Website: www.gnlu.ac.in

  • 10 Amity Law School, Delhi Amity Law School (ALS), Noida established in 1999, is the leading education group of India with over 95,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. The School has been ranked as one of the Top-10 law schools in the country...

    Website: www.amity.edu/als/

  • 11 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur established in 1956, is a residential University and is sixth in the series of National Law Schools in India. HNLU has been established by the Government of Chattisgarh to attain among...

    Website: www.hnlu.ac.in

  • 12 Law School, Banaras Hindu University Law School, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi was established in 1921, is one of the top 25 Law Schools in India including National Law Schools. The School is affiliated to the Banaras Hindu University. The innovative scheme of the Law...

    Website: http://bhu.ac.in/lawfaculty/

  • 13 School of Legal Studies-Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi School of Legal Studies (SLS)-Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi was established in 1962 as a part of Kerala University, offering post graduate courses and research in law. The Law School joined the folds of University of...

    Website: sls.cusat.ac.in

  • 14 National University of Advanced Legal Studies National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi was established in 2005. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. It is also a member of the Association of Indian...

    Website: www.nuals.ac.in

  • 15 Army Institute of Law Army Institute of Law (AIS), Mohali was established in 1999 under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). The Institute is affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala and approved by the Bar Council of India.Army Institute of...

    Website: www.armyinstituteoflaw.org

  • 16 Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Faculty of Law of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh established in 1894 as part of the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. It is one of the oldest law colleges in the country. It was established as a non-profit student organization. It...

    Website: www.law.amu.ac.in/

  • 17 Faculty of Law-Maharshi Dayanand University Faculty of Law-Maharshi Dayanand University was established as a part of Maharshi Dayanand University. The university came into existence by an Act No. 25 of 1975 of the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1976 with the objective to promote...

    Website: www.mdurohtak.ac.in

  • 18 The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University (TNDALU), Chennai was established in 1997 by the Government of Tamil Nadu by an Act of State Legislature. It aims towards advancement of legal education and promotion of knowledge of law in...

    Website: www.tndalu.ac.in

  • 19 University College of Law, Bangalore University, Bangalore University Law College, Bangalore University, Bangalore was established in 1948. It is known as the Government Law College. The Government Law College was transferred to Bangalore University and since then the college is known as...

    Website: www.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in/faculties/edu_university_law_college.aspx

  • 20 University College of Law, Osmania University University College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad was established in 1958, it is one among the reputed educational institutions for acquiring legal education in Andhra Pradesh. It holds the distinction of being accredited with...

    Website: www.osmania.ac.in/lawcollege

  • 21 Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata was established in 1909 and in 1983 it was granted the status as the Department of Law of the University of Kolkata. It has been ranked 21st amongst the top-25 law schools in the country according to...

    Website: www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/law.htm

  • 22 Kerala Law Academy Kerala Law Academy (KLA) was established in 1966 is a seat of excellence in legal education, consultancy, research and in pioneering law reforms. The liberal ambience of the research wing “Center for Advanced Legal Studies and...

    Website: www.keralalawacademy.in/index.html

  • 23 Department of Law-University of Mumbai Department of Law-University of Mumbai was established in 1959 for the purpose of imparting post-graduate legal education and encouraging Legal research. The department offers masters and research courses. The University of Mumabi was...

    Website: www.mu.ac.in/law/profile.html

  • 24 Faculty of Law-Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Faculty of Law-Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi was established in 1989. The Faculty of Law has established a Legal Services Clinic with a whole range of legal aid programmes in the agenda. In fact, the students of the faculty have...

    Website: jmi.ac.in/law

  • 25 Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies (BILS) Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore was established in 1993. The college was started in a very humble manner comprising of a modest library, with a few students. Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies has been striving towards...

    Website: www.bhshes.org/BILS/index.html