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Best Law Colleges in India


Looking for a definitive list of the best law colleges in India? Yes. This is a massively debatable topic and you’ll find multiple answers everywhere.


Few names.

  • Madan Mohan Malviya
  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • Motilal Nehru
  • M.K. Gandhi
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad
  • Sardar Patel
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Benazir Bhutto
  • Barack Obama


Ring a bell? Just for the sake of GK. General knowledge, silly!

What’s common in them? Each was a revolutionary is their own way as a creator of legacies, of varying substance of course, but they were all LAWYERS!

Anyway, circling back to our objective.

Lists of top law schools in India. We have put together a number of lists according to common questions that students have. Please have a look.

India Rankings 2021: NIRF

This is the 2021 list of best law colleges in the country released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), of the Ministry of Education, Gov. of India.

These are the top 10 (by NIRF).

  1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
  2. National Law University, New Delhi
  3. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur
  6. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  7. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  8. National Law University, Jodhpur
  9. Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  10. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar

Check the full NIRF list of 30 top law colleges in India here.


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Some important points: 9 Give-Aways

  • Top law colleges in the country give you the option to do ‘running internships’ and be a part of tons of activities to build a network of contacts.
  • Most of the newer NLUs have fared pretty badly. We’d suggest against joining these lower ranked NLUs which are located in distant areas and instead try to join a good law college in Delhi or Mumbai.
  • Also, remember, if you are among the 90 percentile (top 10% students) in the 15th ranking college, you are doing better than the 20 percentile (bottom 20% students) the top 3 colleges.
  • What you do in 5 years of graduation will matter much more than what you did in 2 years before that. So, don’t fret over rankings too much.
  • However, a pedigree does matter in the long run so although you should not fret over rankings much, you must try to crack an entry into ivy-leagues.
  • The ‘name’ of your law school will matter. Top law firms hire only from the top 3-5 colleges.
  • The alumni network in these colleges stays with you for life.
  • The peer group you get in top law colleges is priceless. This is a profession where a robust personal network is a must-have.
  • Well, it is also safe to say that, even though a pedigree will matter, in the long run (2-6 years), if you are smart & laborious, you’ll overcome any handicaps coming from a low ranked college.

What are the best law colleges in India based on placements?

Here’s a list of 13 top colleges that offer great placements.

  • NLS, Bangalore
  • NALSAR, Hyderabad
  • Campus Law Centre, Delhi
  • NLU, Jodhpur/NLIU Bhopal/NLU Delhi
  • NUJS, Kolkata
  • GNLU Gandhinagar
  • GLC Mumbai
  • ILS Pune
  • JGLS Sonepat
  • Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh)
  • Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University(Varanasi)
  • Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT-KGP
  • National Law Institute University (Jodhpur)

Please find here a list of law colleges that have the approval of affiliation of the Bar Council in India

We are not endorsing any of these and neither is this a ranking list. Please conduct your own research before using this information

Which private law college is the best in India?

Here’s a list of 12 popular top law colleges in India, privately held.

  • Symbiosis Law School – Pune (NIRF 9)
  • KIIT Law School – Bhubaneswar (NIRF 10)
  • Institute of Law, Christ University – Bangalore (NIRF 19)
  • Army Institute of Law – Mohali (NIRF 21)
  • School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun (NIRF 25)
  • ICFAI Law School Hyderabad (NIRF 29)
  • O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat
  • Amity Law School, Noida
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University – Ahmedabad
  • New Law College, Pune
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, School of Law
  • M. S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore

We are not endorsing any of these. Please conduct your own research before using this information

Here’s a list of 7 popular law entrance exams. Do find out about each in your own time.

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
  • LSAT India – Law School Admission Test
  • AIBE (All India Bar Exam) – Dates here!
  • All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
  • AIL Entrance Test (Army Institute of Law B.A. LL. B Entrance Test)
  • Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test (SLAT)
  • BVP CET Law

Final Thoughts

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