Law schools listed below are as per rankings shared by India Today and Outlook.

National Law School of India University

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

[Outlook Rank: 1 | India Today Rank: 1]

Admission through: CLAT

Established in 1986 in Bangalore, National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is spread over an area of 23 acres. Since 1991, the University is fully residential with three halls of residence for men and women each along with two hostels for post-graduate women students, three blocks for faculty quarters and two blocks for non-teaching staff quarters besides the Academic Block. SudhaNarayanamurthy of Infosys has helped establish a library at this law school which is called “ShriMelgiri Narayan Rao Memorial Library”, named after her father.

The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University while the Chairman, Bar Council of India, is the Chairman of the General Council of National Law School of India University.

  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University



NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

[Outlook Rank: 2 | India Today Rank: 3]

Admission through: CLAT

Commonly referred to as NALSAR University of Law, this famous law school was established in 1998 and is located in Shamirpet, northern outskirts of Hyderabad. The Chief Justice of AP High Court is the Chancellor of this law school and DrFaizan Mustafa is its Vice Chancellor.

A fully residential University, this law school is spread over an area of 55 acres. At present, 400 students are pursuing the undergraduate course at the University and 120 post graduate students are present at NALSAR University of Law.

  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar


[Outlook Rank: 3 | India Today Rank: 4]

Admission through: CLAT

Commonly referred to as GNLU, Gujarat National Law University, located at Gandhinagar became functional in 2004. This law school is spread over an area of 50 acres of land and has 62 academic staff members along with 800 undergraduate students and 80 post graduate students.

The official website further elaborates on the working of the law school by stating, “Since its inception the University has been holding regular in-house Moot Court competitions wherein meritorious students are sent abroad for participating in Moot Court jamborees. The hub of activity happens to be our Moot Court Committee and the Legal Aid Clinic, which have developed a workable and efficient interface with the industry and the Judiciary to the satisfaction.

  • Hidayatullah National University of Law, Raipur

[Outlook Rank: 7]

Admission Through: CLAT

Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National University of Law is the sixth NLU to have been established and is a residential university.

Located at Raipur, Hidayatullah National University of Law (HNLU) official website informs that, “One of the features of HNLU is its Six Schools as Centres of Excellence in the respective fields and Six Units/Centres under each School with total of thirty six units”. These six schools are as follows:

  • The School of Juridical & Social Sciences (SJSS)
  • The School of Constitutional & Administrative Governance (SCAG)
  • The School of International Legal Studies (SILS)
  • The School of Science, Technology & Sustainable Development (SSTSD)
  • The School of Business & Global Trade Laws Development (SBGTLD)
  • The School of Administration of Justice, Continuing & Clinical Legal Education (SAJCCLE)

HNLU’s infrastructure is such that the campus includes the above mentioned six schools. Apart from that, HNLU has a library, computer lab, moot court hall and playground.

Courses on offer at HNLU are BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD programme.


  • ILS College, Pune

[Outlook Rank: 4 | India Today Rank: 8]

Admission through: Qualifying examination marks

Established in 1923, the Indian Law Society (ILS) was initially set up as a Public Charitable Trust. Confirming this, the official website of ILS states, “The Indian Law Society established the Law College in 1924, which has since then established itself as a premier institute for legal studies in India. In 2004, the ILS Law College was accredited the A+ level by NAAC”.

The ILS campus spreads over an area of 175 acres. Students can get admission at this law school on the basis of their merit. Elaborating the same, the official website states: “Admissions for the 1st year of the two law degree courses are based on merit calculated from the total of all marks in all subjects at the qualifying examination. Hence, application form cannot be considered unless mark sheet at the qualifying examination is submitted”.

  • BharathiVidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College

BVP University New Law College

[Outlook Rank: 5 | India Today Rank: 9]

Admission Through: BVP Law Entrance Exam

Established in 1978, New Law Collegebecame a part of BharathiVidyapeeth University in 1996. BVP’s New Law College is approved by Bar Council of India (BCI) and has NAAC RE-ACCREDITED “A” GRADE.

Currently the college has 58 teachers on board and a total of 2,300 students (including 22 foreign students) are pursuing law programmes at the college.

Law programmes on offer at New Law College, Pune are – BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLB, LLM and Para-Legal courses.

  • Faculty of Law, JamiaMilliaIslamia

[Outlook Rank: 6]

Admission Through: JamiaMilliaIslamia Law Entrance Exam

Established in 1989, Faculty of Law at JamiaMilliaIslamia at that time only used to offer three year LLB programme to aspirants.

Now JamiaMilliaIslamia’s Faculty of Lawoffers BA LLB (Hons) programmes as well as two year LLM course in three specialisations such as Personal Laws, Corporate Laws and Criminal Laws. The law school also offers PhD programme in law to aspirants.

In the LLM course there are 20 seats whereas in the BA LLB (Hons) and BA LLB (Self-financed) courses there are 60 seats each available for admission.

  • Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University

[Outlook Rank: 8]

Admission through: BHU Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET)

Among the oldest law schools of the country, Faculty of Law at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) started functioning in 1921-22.

“The Law School has been pioneer in introducing full time three year LLB course of studies and two year full time LLM programme. It has taken a lead and perhaps the only Law School in India in introducing two years full time special courses of LLM in Human Rights and Duties Educations. It is the first Law School in India to introduce clinical legal education and legal aid program to cater the needs of the poor. The Law School has also taken a lead to introduce community oriented courses of law introducing Law Environment, Law and Country and Town Planning, Law and Poverty, Law and Population, Law and Animals and Many more which were unheard to most of the Law colleges of India”, states the official website.

  • PG College of Law, Osmania University

[Outlook Rank: 9]

Admission Through: TSLAWCET & TSPGLCET

The college started classes in 1899 during the Nizam period. However, it was only in 1923 that the law department was established as part of the Arts College of Osmania University and during that time this law school imparted education in only Urdu language. Further, “The College shifted to Nizam College premises and in 1983 into its newly constructed building”, informs the official website.

PG College of Law started a five year integrated LLB course at the UG in 2006. The college also offers LLM programme in six branches – Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Jurisprudence, International Law, Labour Law, Crimes and Torts as well as PG Diploma course in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Apartf rom this, the college also offers PhD programme in law to aspirants.

  • Amity Law School, Delhi

[Outlook Rank: 10]

Admission Through: IPU CET for law

Amity Law School is the first law college in Delhi to start the 5 year integrated LLB (Hons) course. Amity Law School has been established under the RitnandBalved Education Foundation (RBEF).

The law School is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhiand degrees for 5-year Integrated LLB (Hons) programme offered at the college are also given by the University. Also, the LLB course offered by the college is approved by the Bar Council of India.

Amity Law School has state-of-the-art infrastructure with all necessary facilities in their classrooms, computer lab and moot courts. Apart from that the school’s library “has a collection of 9450 books and 5464 bound volumes of journals and reports. In addition to this library receives more than 91 journals and 15 magazines and 8 national newspapers on regular basis”, states the official website.

  • Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

[India Today Rank: 2]

Admission through: DU LLB Entrance Exam& DU LLM Entrance Exam

Established in 1924, Faculty of Law is situated in University of Delhi’s North Campus. This law school offers programmes such as Bachelor of Law (LLB), Master of Law (LLM), Master of Comparative Laws (MCL), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL).

At present, Faculty of Law has 130 faculty members and around 7,000 students enrolled in its various courses.

Every year students of Faculty of law participated in different moot courts competitions in different law schools and it also conduct national and international level moot courts in its campus like :-

  • K KLuthra International Moot court by Campus Law Centre
  • NHRC & LC-1 Moot Court on Human Right By Law Centre-I
  • Delhi NCR Moot Court by Law Centre-I


  • Symbiosis Law College, Pune


[India Today Rank: 5]

Admission through: Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

Symbiosis was established in 1971 under the patronage of Dr S B Mujumdar who was its president and founder director. The official website says, “Symbiosis Law School, Pune established in June 1977, was earlier affiliated to the University of Pune and later became a constituent of Symbiosis International University in 2002, with an enhanced degree of autonomy in teaching, learning and research offered at Symbiosis Law Schoolinclude – BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM, diploma programmes, PhD and certificate programmes in European legal studies as well as certificate in securities laws

  • Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University

[India Today Rank: 6]

Admission through: AMU law entrance exam

Established in 1894, Aligarh Muslim University’s Faculty of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the country. This law school offers admissions to 100 students in its BA LLB course.

Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) offers graduate, post graduate, PhD as well as diploma programmes in law. The college library is known to have more than 24,000 books.

Students also need to undergo summer training programmes. As part of these internships students of AMU’s Faculty of law intern at NHRC – New Delhi, law firms of the Supreme Court of India; guided by the Secretary Bar Council, Supreme Court etc.