Best Law Colleges in India

Every year best low colleges in India are ranked by agencies like NIRF, India Today, etc. These colleges offer programs like 5-year LLB, 3-year LLB, LLM, Ph.D. etc. For the year 2021 NLU Bangalore, NLU Delhi and IIT Kharagpur are among the top choices. Apart from these several other law colleges also made the list of top law colleges in India.

The goal of every law aspirant is to ace CLAT and get into one of the best Law Colleges in India. This article talks about some of these best Law Colleges in India in some detail with the division being NLUs and Private Universities.

Choosing a best Law School

To help you choose a LAW school that works best for you, we have com-piled Tier wise Ranking of best Law colleges in India. Here are the most important ingredients to decide which Law school to pick:

  • Industry Reputation
  • Reputation amongst Foreign Law Schools
  • Peer Reputation
  • Academic Standards/Quality of Faculty
  • Recruitment Statistics
  • Location
  • Student Community/Campus Life
  • Hostel Quality
  • IT Infrastructure/Library
  • Quality of Entrance Process

In our opinion, a list of best law colleges for 2021 should include the following in the given categories:

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3

NLSIU Bangalore

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

NUSRL, Ranchi

NALSAR Hyderabad

ILS Pune

NLU Orissa

NUJS Kolkata

GLC Mumbai


NLIU Bhopal


TNNLS Trichy

NLU Jodhpur

CNLU Patna

DSNLU V’patnam

NLU Delhi

RMLNLU Lucknow

Army Institute of law Mohali

MNLU Mumbai

RGNLU Patiala

KIIT Bhubaneshwar


GNLU Gandhinagar

BVP Pune


HNLU Raipur


The goal of every CLAT aspirant is to get into one of the best Law Colleges in India. This article talks about some of these best Law Colleges in India in some detail with the division being NLUs and Private Universities.

Learn More about the top Law Colleges

There are more than 500 law colleges in India teaching law. Given below are some of the best law colleges of India

National Law Universities (NLU) / Government Law Colleges

National Law Universities are the creamy layer of best law colleges in India. These are government-funded universities, recognized by the University Grants Commission and affiliated to Bar Council of India. Students can pursue legal education from these after 12th class by passing CLAT/AILET. The curriculum is molded in such a pattern that students get excellent experience and exposure so as to face further challenges in their later life.

There are a total of 23 NLUs for now. They can be divided into 3 tiers. You can access the complete list of NLUs here and the tier-wise ranking of law colleges  here .


The major characteristics of NLUs include –

  • Autonomous status
  • Five-year program
  • Integrated degrees
  • Intensive legal education
  • National status
  • Involvement of legal luminaries

NLUs are considered as the “IITs of Law”, with steep placement packages and high-end research output with global recognition. Admission to LLB and LLM in the National law schools in India are based on performance in the highly competitive Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Best Private Law Institutions in India

Private law colleges are also providing quality education and they are also expanding at a fast pace. Whether it is 3 year LLB or 5 year BA.LLB, there is an excess of opportunities in these esteemed colleges. These institutions provide exposure to diverse activities in the aspect of mooting, extracurricular activities, academics, or anything. Some of the famous private law colleges are –

Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat

Jindal Global law school has International Collaborations with over 155 universities and institutions in 36 countries across the world.

Programs offered 

  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • BBA LL.B. (Hons.)
  • Three Years B.A (Hons.) Legal Studies
  • LL.B.
  • LL.M.
  • Ph.D.

Placement report 

Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat final year students of its three-year and five-year LLB programs graduating this year have secured a total of 83 jobs, including 29 jobs with Big 7 law firms, though its batch sizes have continued increasing. A total of 54 students joined Indian law firms, while 23 joined litigation chambers, and 6 will be working in-house. Out of 395 graduates of the 5- and 3-year LLB programs, 88 students participated in the formal campus placement activities.

This breaks down as:

  • 5-year LLBs: 71 out of 317 students participated
  • 3-year LLB: 17 out of 78 students participated.


Army Institute of Law, Mohali

Programs offered 

  • B.A., LL.B (Five Year Course)
  • LL.M (One Year Course)


Symbiosis Law School, Pune

  • Programs Offered 
  • 5 Years B.A., B.B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.)
  • 3 Years L.L.B.
  • 1 Year L.L.M.

Placement (Top recruiters)

ACC Cement Accleya Kale Solutions Aditya Birla Group

Bajaj Alliance

Bharti Airtel

BNP Paribas

Bodhi Global


Clutch Group

Coca Cola

CPA Global Noida

Ernst& Young

Deloitte USI



H Energy


JM Financial


JSW Steel


Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.

ICICI Prudential

Kotak Mahindra Bank

IFL Mumbai

L & T Finance

IIFL Private Wealth

Lanco Group

India Bulls

Lunkad Properties

Indusland Bank

Orix Infrastructure


OSC Exports, Gurgaon



New Galaxy




Christ University, Bangalore

Programs Offered 

  • Bachelor of Law (BA., LLB) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Law (BBA., LLB) (Honours)
  • Master of Law (LLM) in Constitutional and Administrative Law (One Year)
  • Master of Law (LLM) in Corporate and Commercial Law (One Year)
  • Master of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property and Trade Law (One Year)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Law<
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law

Association of School of Law

The following are the Associations of School of Law for academic and other purposes.

  • Karnataka State Legal Services Authority for legal aid activities
  •  Rainmaker for online courses
  •  St Mary’s University, Texas, USA for academic purposes 
  •  University of Illinois, USA for academic purposes
  • Koziminski University, Poland for academic purposes


School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

Programs Offered 

  • >BA LL.B (Hons.) with specialization in Energy Law/ Criminal Law/ Labor Law/ Constitution Law (Ongoing) 
  • BA LL.B (Hons.) with specialization in Corporate Law/ International Trade and Investment Law / Banking, Finance and Insurance Law (Ongoing) 
  • B. Com. LL.B (Hons.) with specialization in Taxation Law/Media and Entertainment Law/ Legal Compliance and Secretarial Practices (Ongoing) 
  • B. Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights/Food, Health and Environment Law/ Medical and Forensic Law (Ongoing) 
  • B. Tech. (Hons.) Computer Science and Engineering with LL.B in Cyber Law/IPR (Ongoing)  B. Tech. (Hons.) Energy Technology with LL.B in IPR Law (Intake till 2016) 
  • LL.M. with specialization in Energy Law / Business Law / International Economic Law / Law and Technology (Ongoing)
  • Ph.D. (Law) 

Placements Report

  • 140+Students placed last year*
  • 86%Law School placements last year*
  • 210+Recruiters last year*
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