National Law School of India University

National Law School of India University Information

“The concept of a national institution to act as a pace – setter and a testing ground for bold experiments in legal education came up before the Bar Council of India in the context of the Council’s statutory responsibility for maintaining standards in professional legal education under the Advocates Act, 1961.”

The idea gained strength in the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India and eventually the BCI demanded a deemed University status from the University Grants Commission.

The co – operation of the Karnataka Government, the Bangalore University and the initiatives of senior members of the Bar Council of India as well as that of Karnataka State Bar Council gave the project distinct possibilities of realization over the years.

The idea gained more supporters in course of time within the Council and outside who worked at different levels to establish the institution in the interest of better legal education and higher standards of legal research and training.

The promoters of the institution finally, succeeded after thirteen long years of suspense and uncertainty, when the Karnataka Government established on August 29, 1987 through a Gazette Notification, the National Law School of India University at Bangalore under the National Law School of India Act ( Karnataka Act 22 of 1986 ).

The Act is a unique piece of legislation which incorporates complete administrative and academic autonomy together with flexibility for innovation and experimentation in the pursuit of excellence. By and large, the management of the institution rests with the organized legal profession of the country

Outside administration of justice, the NLSIU is perhaps the best example of Academy – Bar – Bench co – operation in the field of Law in India today. The Chief Justice of India, as Visitor of the NLSIU and the Chairman of the Bar Council of India as Chairman of the General Council of the School provide a stature and prestige to the School unparalleled in the history of legal education in the country.

A large number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts as well as Senior Advocates have offered to assist the NLSIU in its teaching and research programs making education at NLSIU a rare and exciting experience to the student body. The NLSIU started its journey in 1987 under the stewardship of its Founder Director, Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon.

The first batch of students joined on July 1, 1988 in the integrated five year B.A., LL.B. ( Hons. ) Course. The NLSIU started its courses in the premises of the Central College, Bangalore University. The NLSIU moved to its own premises at the present address in 1992.

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National Law School of India University Courses :

The Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Research Programs offered by National Law School of India University are :

Under Graduate Course

  • B.A., LL.B. ( Hons. )

Post Graduate Course

  • LLM – Master of Laws

Research Degrees

  • M.Phil ( Master of Philosophy )
  • Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy
  • LL.D. – Doctor of Laws

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National Law School of India University Address :

The National Law School of India,
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore,
Karanataka – 560 242,
Telephone No. : + 91 80 2321 3160, 2316 0532 / 533 / 535,
Fax : + 91 80 23160534,
Email : registar@nls.ac.in.

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National Law School of India University Distance Education :

The National Law School of India University ( NLSIU ) offers academic programs in distance education mode to enable interested candidates in expanding their legal knowledge in a globalized world. Distance education programs do not have barriers of age restriction. The minimum eligibility is a graduate degree from a recognized university. The courses available are:

National Law School of India University Distance Education Courses :

  • Master of Business Laws ( P.G. Degree ) [ 2 years program ] – MBL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law – PGDHRL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics – PGDMLE
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law – PGDEL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Rights Law – PGDIPR
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Child Rights Law – PGDCRL
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma in Consumer Law and Practice – PGDCLP

The course usually begins in July every year. Admissions are usually completed by June 30. However, at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor candidates may be admitted upto 31st August on payment of late fee of 500/-

Admission form and Handbook may be obtained upon payment of 1,000/- through demand draft ( DD ) favouring Registrar, NLSIU, payable at Bangalore.

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National Law School of India University Distance Education Address :

The Coordinator,
Distance Education Department,
National Law School of India University ,
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 242.

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