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National Law University(NLU), Delhi is one of the best law colleges in India. The university has been accredited in ‘A’ Grade with a score of 3.59 on a four-point scale by NAAC.

Location: Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi- 110078

Co-educational: Yes.

Hostel facility: Available.

Established in: 2008

Name of current Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Ranbir Singh


Contact Number: 011-28034257

National Law University Delhi
National Law University Delhi

Fee Structure


  • Tuition fee – Rs.85,000 p.a.
  • Total fee including hostel fee- Rs.1,86,000 p.a.

One-year LL.M. program:

  • Fee from hostlers- Rs.1,85,000.
  • Fee from non-hostlers- Rs.1,39,000.

NLUD is a leading law school in India located in the capital city of India known for providing quality education in law.   

History of NLU-D

National Law University, Delhi was established by National Law University, Delhi Act, 2007 (Delhi Act No. I of 2008) as amended by Act 7 of 2009. It is undoubtedly the most prestigious law college in Delhi.

Objectives and vision of National Law University, Delhi

The objectives and vision of NLUD are to:

  • Evolve and impart comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education including distance and continuing legal education at all levels to achieve excellence
  • Organize advanced studies and promote research in all branches of law
  • Disseminate legal knowledge and legal processes, and their role in national development by organizing lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences 
  • Promote cultural, legal and ethical values, and foster the rule of law and objectives enshrined in the Constitution of India
  • Improve the ability to analyze and present for the benefit of the public contemporary issues of public concern and their legal implications
  • Liaise with institutions of higher learning and research in India and abroad
  • Publish periodicals, treaties, study books, reports, journals, and other literature on all subjects relating to law
  • Hold examinations and confer degrees and other academic distinctions
  • Promote legal awareness in the community for achieving social and economic justice
  • Undertake study and training projects relating to law, legislation and judicial institutions
  • Do all such things as are incidental, necessary or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objectives of the university.

Courses offered at NLU-D

The various academic programs offered at NLUD are-

  • B.A.LL.B.(Hons.)
  • LL.M. Program
  • Ph.D.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Environmental Management and Law
  • PgD in Tourism and Environmental Laws
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy

Besides this, the university also offers various optional seminar courses like-

  • Advanced Criminal Law & Procedure: White Collar Crime
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Advanced Issues in Criminal Law
  • Advanced Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Litigation & Advocacy
  • Bankruptcy Law & Policy
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Climate Change & Policy
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Comparative Rights Adjudication
  • Competition Law & Policy
  • Connection between Law & Literature
  • Contemporary Challenges in International Human Rights Law
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract Review & Management
  • Copyright X
  • Corporate Disputes & Arbitration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Criminal Practice
  • Criminology and Forensic Sciences
  • Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Dealing with Contracts
  • Decoding Civil Litigation System
  • Direct Taxation Laws
  • Disability Law and Human Rights
  • Energy Laws & Climate Change
  • Energy Laws & Policy
  • European Law
  • Free Speech Law & Policy
  • Global Internet Governance
  • Globalization and Realization of Human Rights- Legal, Political and Ethical Challenges
  • Income Tax: Advanced Issues
  • Indian Trademark Law
  • Indirect Taxation
  • International Business Laws
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Laws
  • International Economic Laws
  • International Investment Law
  • International Taxation
  • Internet Governance
  • IT & Electronic Commerce Law
  • Law of Investment Arbitration
  • Laws Relating to Credit & Security
  • Laws Relating to Sexual Offences
  • Legal Censorship Across Mediums
  • Legal Drafting
  • Media Laws
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law & Policy
  • Perspectives on Constitutional Law: Chetan Gupta and Rahul Narayan
  • Practical Aspects of Securities Law Transactions
  • Practicing Intellectual Property Law
  • Private International Law
  • Public Issues of Equity in India
  • Recent Issues in Intellectual Property Law
  • Regulation of International Trade in Goods
  • Technology and Electronic Commerce Law
  • The Constitutional Aspects of Taxation
  • Trade Remedies under International and Indian Laws
  • Unorganized Sector
  • Unpacking Water Laws in India
  • India’s Political Economy and Land
  • Joint Ventures
  • Law, Society and the Queer
  • SEP’s: Global Litigation Policy and practice
  • Advanced Issues in Indirect Taxation
  • Advanced Arbitration Law
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Law and Practice of Finance
  • Anti-Discrimination Law in India

Scholarships offered at NLU-D

The various scholarships offered at NLU-D include-

  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top-Class Education for Scheduled Caste students
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top-Class Education for Scheduled Tribe students
  • Post Matric Scholarships
  • Financial assistance to deserving students
  • Fee waiver provided by Vice-Chancellor
National Law University Delhi Campus
National Law University Delhi Campus


National Law University, Delhi offers a well-built infrastructure to its students. The university owns a huge library named Justice T.P.S. Chawla Library. The library has a separate building of its own with two floors. The mission of the library is to cater to the needs of students, scholars and teachers of the National Law University, Delhi. At present, the library is home to more than 37500 books and bound volumes of journals and 180 subscriptions to journals and newspapers along with 250 CDs and DVDs. The library has subscribed to numerous legal databases, i.e., Westlaw International, LexisNexis Academic, Hein Online, JSTOR, Kluwer Arbitration Online, Manupatra, SCC Online, Taxmann, High Court Journals, and Criminal Law Journals etc.

The campus is Wi-Fi enabled campus. Internet/Computer Centre has been established to foster the increasing demand for internet usage and e-learning. The classrooms at NLU-D are digital classrooms with e-Station Smart Multimedia Podium for teaching. The auditorium at the campus is fully air-conditioned and equipped with the latest audio and visual facilities. It has a sitting capacity of around more than 650 people.

The academic block of the University consists of four Conference/Seminar rooms furnished with state-of-the-art facilities. Besides this, the academic block also has e-Moot Court Hall well equipped with hi-tech audio-visual equipment. It has a seating capacity of around 170 people. The campus is a ragging free campus and has established an anti-ragging squad for this purpose.

Legal Aid Clinic

The Legal Services Committee of National Law University, Delhi has established Legal Aid Clinic with its own separate office. A legal aid lawyer from the South-West District Legal Services Authority visits the clinic every week. The committee is trying its best to provide legal aid and awareness to people through its Legal awareness drives.


NLU-D has always tried to maintain a balance between theory and practice. For this, the university encourages students to take internships with judges, senior advocates, law firms, PSUs, NGOs, etc. Below mentioned is a list of some of the places where the students have interned.


Judges and senior advocates

  • Hon’ble Justice Jasti Chelameswar
  • Hon’ble Justice Ranjan Gogoi
  • Hon’ble Justice Madan B. Lokur
  • Hon’ble Justice V. Gopala Gowda
  • Hon’ble Justice (Dr) BS Chauhan
  • Hon’ble Justice Deepak Verma
  • Hon’ble Justice JR Midha
  • Hon’ble Justice TPS Mann
  • Dr. Abhishek M Singhvi
  • Mr. AS Chandiok
  • Mr. Goolam E Vahanvati
  • Mr. Gopal Subramaniam
  • Mr. Gourab Banerjee
  • Mr. KTS Tulsi
  • Mr. Mahabir Singh
  • Mr. Mohan K Parasaran
  • Mr. Parag P Tripathi
  • Mr. PP Rao
  • Mr. Pravin H Parekh
  • Mr. Raju Ramachandran
  • Mr. Sidharth Luthra
  • Mr. SNP Sinha

PSUs/Corporate Houses

  • Cargill
  • Dr. Reddy’s
  • Indian Oil
  • Kotak Securities
  • Moserbaer
  • ONGC
  • Pepsico
  • Reliance
  • International Law Firms-
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Linklaters

Indian Law Firms

  • Advani & Co.
  • Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Anand and Anand
  • ASA Law Firm
  • Axon Partners LLP
  • AZB & Partners
  • Bharucha & Partners
  • Bhasin & Co. Advocates
  • Daswani & Daswani
  • Daubert Tracker
  • DSK Legal
  • Dua Associates
  • DMD Advocates
  • Economic Law Practice
  • ELDF
  • Fox Mandal Solicitors & Advocates
  • JSA Advocates & Solicitors
  • K & S Partners
  • Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
  • Singh & Singh Advocates
  • Trilegal
  • Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
  • National & International Organisations-
  • RBI
  • UNDP

Commissions/Ministries/State Departments

  • National Human Rights Commission
  • Law Commission of India
  • Access to Justice for all
  • Competition Appellate Tribunal
  • Ministry of Rural Development
  • Competition Commission of India
  • National Commission for Women, India

Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Centre for Civil Society
  • Centre for Dialogue Reconciliation
  • Human Rights Law Network
  • Institute of International Education
  • Child Rights and You
  • WWF
  • PCSJ

Research Centers at NLU-D

The various Research Centers established at NLU-D are as follows-

  • Centre for Banking and Financial Laws
  • Centre for Communication Governance
  • Centre for Comparative Law
  • Centre for Corporate Law and Governance
  • Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance
  • Centre for Criminology and Victimology
  • Centre for Comparative Studies in Personal Laws
  • Centre on Death Penalty
  • Centre for Environmental Law, Policy and Research
  • Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition
  • Centre for Human Rights and Subaltern Studies
  • Centre for Law, Justice and Development
  • Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance
  • Centre for Transnational Commercial Law
  • Centre for Linguistic Justice and Endangered Languages
  • Centre for Tax Laws
  • Centre for Studies in Disability and Law

Collaborations and MOUs

National Law University, Delhi has signed MoUs with some leading universities at the national and international level and is exploring the opportunity of signing MoUs with few more prestigious organizations. Below mentioned are some of the MoUs signed by NLU-D-

  • Harvard Law School
  • Regent University
  • Illinois
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Pepperdine University
  • Queen’s University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Deakin University
  • University of Johannesburg
  • China University of Political Science and Law
  • Central University of Kashmir
  • Amnesty International, India
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • NUJS
  • Counsel to Secure Justice
  • O.P. Jindal Global University
  • RGNUL, Patiala
  • Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh
  • BML Munjal University
  • CBI, India
  • ASEAN Legal Alliance
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam
  • GD Goenka University

Committees at NLU-D

The various committees at NLU-D are as follows-

  • Cultural and Dramatics Committee
  • Library Committee
  • Moot Court Committee
  • Mess Committee
  • Hostel Welfare Committee
  • Social Inclusion Committee
  • Disciplinary Committee
  • Literary, Debating and Quiz Committee
  • Legal Aid Committee
  • Student Welfare Committee
  • Sports Committee
  • Academic Committee
  • ADR Committee


Here is a list of some of the famous journals published at National Law University, Delhi –

  • Journal of National Law University, Delhi
  • Journal of Victimology and Victim
  • NLUD Student Law Journal
  • Indian Journal of Criminology
Hostel Facilities
Hostel Facilities

Hostel Facilities

NLU-D has a fully residential campus. The campus provides for separate halls of residence for boys and girls. The hostels are equipped with various facilities like a common room, indoor games, televisions as well as a state of the art gymnasium among many other things. Students are required to strictly abide by the rules and regulations made in that behalf by the hostel authorities.

Medical Centre

National Law University, Delhi provides for an all-time medical facility. For this purpose, the university has established a 24 hours medical room with a nurse. A doctor visits the campus from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. daily. An ambulance facility is also available for the students.

Transport Facilities

NLU-D owns two Innova cars and a bus that provides transport facility to the student for various activities like court visits, Legal Aid Programs and Clinics.

Bank Facility

NLU-D also provides banking facilities to its students. HDFC ATM is established in the cafeteria. UCO Bank also provides its ATM facility at the campus. The bank also has an extension-counter for transactions on particular days of the week between 1-2 p.m.

Cafeteria and Mess Facility

National Law University, Delhi has established a well-furnished cafeteria in the campus and the hostels have separate mess facilities.

Sports Facilities

NLU-D provides sports facilities to its students. The University has established basketball, volleyball courts and state of art gymnasium equipped with the latest equipment.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the total seat intake of various courses taught at NLU-D?

These are the total number of seats available in various courses-

  • B.A.LL.B.(Hons.)- 123
  • LL.M. Program- 81
How to get admission into the various courses offered at NLU-D?

NLU-D conducts a separate entrance examination for admission to its various courses. This entrance exam is popularly known as AILET (All India Law Entrance Test).

What is the examination pattern of AILET?

The examination pattern of AILET is as follows-

  • English
  • General Knowledge (Current Affairs, General Science, History, Geography, Economics, Civics)
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
Is there any scheme of negative marking in AILET?

AILET 2020-21 is scheduled to have negative marking.

What types of questions are asked in AILET?

AILET consists of multiple-choice questions.

About the author

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I am an aspiring lawyer, a keen learner, enthusiast and a self believer. Writing permits me to discover my inner self and present my thoughts to the entire world.

Niharika Mittal

Niharika Mittal

I am an aspiring lawyer, a keen learner, enthusiast and a self believer. Writing permits me to discover my inner self and present my thoughts to the entire world.

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