Established in 2001, National Law University, Jodhpur is also known as NLUJ, was the 1st law university that was set up under the leadership of N.L. Mitra after the State Legislature of Rajasthan passed the National Law University Act in 2001. It has been ranked in the 6th position among all law colleges in the country.
National Law University, Jodhpur is an autonomous institution that is approved and recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi. The facilities to be provided to the students and the fee structure are decided by the university and the recognised government.
In the year 2001, the first batch of both undergraduate and postgraduate students were admitted to the university.
In 2007, the first convocation ceremony was held when the first undergraduate batch passed out. This ceremony was attended by the Governor of Rajasthan, Pratibha Patil and the then Vice-President of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. On 29 March 2008, the convocation ceremony for the second batch of undergraduates was held and was attended by the then Home Minister, Shivraj Patil.
The university provides a residential programme of three years, divided into six semesters in Intellectual Property Law. This is approved by the Bar Council of India and the students completing this course are offered the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Hons). A B.A./LL.B. programme is also offered to undergraduates for five years which has also been recognised by the Bar Council of India.
It is said that it is very tough to get admission to this law university. Earlier, admissions were given on merit basis. The university used to conduct an entrance exam. Since 2008, students have to clear the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and register with the university after meeting the criteria for eligibility as specified by NLUJ.
|Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law (Honors)||Full Time||5 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Legislative Law (Honors)||Full Time||5 Years||10+2|
|Master of Law in Corporate Laws||Full Time||1 Year||LLB / As Per CLAT Rule|
|Master of Law in Intellectual Property Rights||Full Time||1 Year||LLB / As Per CLAT Rule|
|Doctor of Philosophy in Law||Full Time||2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years||Master's Degree / M.Phil.|
|Additional Courses (Professional):|
|Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)|
|Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)|
|Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.)|