Ranking of India’s Top Law Schools – 2009

India Today has just published its survey of top educational institutions in India. As far as law schools are concerned, there has been a shuffle at the very top compared to 2008. National Law School of India University, Bangalore has regained the top spot, while NALSAR, Hyderabad ranks second. They are followed by Faculty of Law, Delhi University (3rd), National Law Institute University, Bhopal (4th) and ILS Law College, Pune (5th).

Available online are a report on the leading law schools and a ranking of the top 25.

(Update – June 18, 2009: Outlook India magazine has also since released its ranking of law schools in India. While the National Law School, Bangalore remains on top, NUJS Kolkata is placed 2nd, followed by NALSAR, Hyderabad (3rd), ILS Law College, Pune (4th) and Symbiosis Law College, Pune (5th).)

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Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.


  • India Today obviously doesnt know too much abt law colleges in India…..any law student wil tell you the rankings are ridiculous. I do not really have to say it in as many words but the national law schools- particularly the ones at Calcutta, Jodhpur and Bhopal are head and shoulders above the ones appearing in the top 5 / top 10. One only has to look at the selection procedure of candidates to draw a conclusion. And yes, NLS and NALSAR deserve to be where they are.

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