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. NationalLawSchool of IndiaUniversity, Bangalore has regained the top spot, while NALSAR, Hyderabad ranks second. They are followed by Faculty of Law, DelhiUniversity (3rd), NationalLawInstituteUniversity, Bhopal (4th) and ILSLawCollege, 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 NationalLawSchool, Bangalore remains on top, NUJS Kolkata is placed 2nd, followed by NALSAR, Hyderabad (3rd), ILSLawCollege, Pune (4th) and SymbiosisLawCollege, Pune (5th).)
Umakanth Varottil is an Associate 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.