Top ten law schools in India

Society without crime is unimaginable. The word ‘crime’ is always echoed in mind through a picture of an individual with white dress and black coat! Yes, you guessed it right. I am talking about Lawyers.
Philosophy, arguments, debate, discussion and to dig truth beneath the accepted myth always charms higher minds. Well, all these even save the life of innocent people from clutches of law and because of all these becoming a lawyer has been a dream for many.
Here is the list of Top 10 Law Colleges in India, independently prepared by India Today in liaison with Nielsen Company. Numerous factors ranging from infrastructure to student care, from academic input to placement and many more haven taken in consideration while preparing this ranking. So, choose wisely and give a wing to your Law dream.

#1 National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Since the inception of this institute, it has come a long way and Eighteen batches have completed their studies here. The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University. The Chairman, Bar Council of India, is the Chairman of the General Council. These connections lend a stature and prestige to the School which is unparalleled in the history of legal education in India. Truly, it holds on rank 1 like last year.

#2 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad
The NALSAR was established in 1998 by a Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh. It is committed to the creation of an ethical legal culture, which protects and promotes the rule of law. With students admitted from all over the country and faculty drawn from home and abroad, NALSAR is has kept its 2nd position intact.

#3 Campus Law Centre, Delhi University
Campus Law Centre, a dynamic leader in the field of legal education has produced many Supreme Court and High Court Judges, distinguished jurists, leading advocates, cabinet ministers and legal luminaries. Keeping its position at rank 3 speaks lot and who knows you can be next judge in-making here!

#4 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
This institute has moved up on ranking ladder from 8th to 4th. Well that should not be a surprise since it has vision states—To be rated among Top 50 Law institutions in the world in terms of law and inter-disciplinary teaching, research, training and extension reputation and performance by 2020 while achieving and sustaining the top position in India. All I can say is that it is on its way to accomplish it vision.

#5 Symbiosis Law School, Pune
It was 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.

#6 Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University
This department of AMU is creating its own niche in Law studies. The Faculty of Law, A.M.U. has been successfully pursuing higher academic excellence. It has a unique distinction of producing highest number of qualitative Ph.Ds. in India and hundreds of LL.M. dissertations in various fields of specialization. It is also publishing two peer reviewed Journals, namely Aligarh Law Journal (ALJ) in Faculty of Law and Quest for Justice under the banner of Ambedkar Chair, Faculty of Law containing thought provoking research oriented articles of the eminent personalities.

#7 ILS Law College, Pune
Indian Law Society’s Law College was established on 4 March 1923 as a Public Charitable Trust registered under the Societies Registration Act. The society established the eponymous Law College with the objective of providing facilities for the study of law on a scientific basis with proper training. The college was affiliated with the University of Bombay, but with the founding of the University of Pune in 1949, the college became a constituent of the latter.

#8 Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University
The Law School is one of the earliest Faculties established in the Banaras Hindu University with a vision of becoming a pioneer institution of legal education in India with an excellent team of teachers and a selected students body, stressing individual attention and extensive as well as intensive study and thereby carrying further the important task of educational renaissance in the country in a manner befitting the monumental efforts of the founder of the University, Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya ji. The institute has enhanced its ranking from 9th last year to present position.

#9 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Well, a delight for students of this college. It has jumped from 18th position to 9th since last two years. “Dharma Sansthapanartham” (for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal values) is the motto of Hidayatullah National Law University, established by the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act.

#10 BVU New Law College, Pune
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, global centre for excellence in legal education, is one of the reputed institutions in India, ranked among top law schools in India and accredited with “A” Grade by NAAC. The international collaboration with universities in UK, USA and other countries provides the academic opportunity to the students to excel in career at international level.
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Siddharth Suman
Doctoral Candidate
Sustainable; and Renewable Energy
IIT Patna
He is a freelancer; writing especially on societal issues, science, and education in both Hindi & English for various online media houses. In addition, he loves to write poetry and short story for the expression of personal emotions and thoughts.
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