The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is a top choice for most Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) aspirants. NLSIU is the first law school to be established in the country, it has grown to become an institute to produce some of the best legal minds, who make formidable policy recommendations to governments.
The NLSIU was established in 1986, which is located on a 23-acre land in the vast Jnana Bharathi campus of Bangalore University. For eight years now, the NLSIU has produced many scholars.
Courses offered at the NLSIU
The regular courses the NLSIU offers is the five-year LLB course and one year LLM course. This year, the NLSIU has started a unique course which is a full-fledged master's in Public Policy. "The unique nature of this programme is that it is open to graduates from all disciplines. Just 15 days old, the programme has 45 students, who are engineers, management graduates, literature students and so on," says Vice-Chancellor R Venkata Rao.
The fee for the LLB programme in the NLSIU is approx. 1.76 lakh per year. The institute also offers PG diploma in Cyber Law and Forensics. Through mode of distance education, the institute offers a Master of Business Law, PGDs in Human Rights Law, Medical Law and Ethics, in Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law and Consumer Law and Practice.
Facilities at the NLSIU
The NLSIU is a residential campus and boasts of one of the best library for law. The first building in the NLSIU came up in 1992, now the campus hosts the academic block, three halls of residence each for men and women students, two hostels for postgraduate women students, three blocks of faculty quarters and two blocks of residences for non teaching staff.
The institute is armed with internet facilities and wireless connected classrooms, also the NLSIU has an IT committee and all classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors.
Student activities at the NLSIU
All the students of the NLSIU are enrolled in the full-time academic programmes and are members of the Student Bar Association (SBA).
The ‘moot' is a regular feature at the institute, where students take part in simulated court proceedings.
Strawberry Fields is one of the largest student-organised rock shows at the campus. The students also publish three student-edited journals - Student Bar Review, Indian Journal of Law and Technology and Socio-Legal Review.
Placements at the NLSIU
Placements is one of the important factor for many CLAT students while deciding on which law school to join. NLSIU has a proven record of placing its students. More than 40 law students out of 74 from the 2009 batch were placed in the campus recruitment held recently.