The faculty of Law, Delhi University, attracts students from every state of India and more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe, America and South Africa. It has been consistently ranked in the top three law schools of the country and was ranked at the second position in the year 2016. It has the most powerful alumni network in the legal profession. Of the 35 sitting judges of the Delhi High Court, 31 are from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University and an overwhelming majority are from Campus Law Centre, the university's premier centre for legal education.
Students applying for admission should have graduated with at least 50% marks. 15 % of the seats are reserved for SC candidates and 7.5% for ST candidates. 5% seats are reserved for children/widows/wives of the officers and men of the armed forces including para-military personnel killed/disabled in action or those who died/were disabled in action or those who died/were disabled on duty. 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped candidates.
Campus & Infrastructure
The faculty of Law now has three Law Centres: The Campus Law Centre (CLC) in the Faculty of Law building (University North Campus) on Chhatra marg, the Law Centre-I (LC-I) in the Faculty of Law building (University North Campus) also on Chhatra marg, and the Law Centre-II (LC-II) in the Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College building at Dhaula Kuan.
Each Law Centre has its own teaching faculty and administrative staff (headed by a Professor-in-Charge). The three Law Centres conduct the LL.B. Programme. The Campus Law Centre classes are held during the day-time, starting from 8:30 a.m. The Law Centre-I has two sessions: the afternoon session from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the evening session from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The students can opt for either session (allotment being subject to availability of seats according to merit in entrance exam). The Law Centre-II classes are currently held in the evening from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
The Campus Law Centre Library has a collection of books, journals and periodicals. This library caters to the needs of all the students, research scholars and teachers of the faculty. In addition, the Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II have their own libraries which are used mainly by the students and teachers of the concerned Law centre.
There are twelve hostels for male and female students who are pursuing full-time courses in the University namely the Gwyer Hall, International Students House, Jubilee hall, Mansarovar Hostel, Post-Graduate Men's Hostel, University Hostel for Women, Meghdoot Hostel, D. S. Kothari, V. K. R. V. Rao Hostel, International Students House for Women, North East Students House and W.U.S. University Hostel.
Delhi University does not offer any hostel accommodation at the undergraduate level, only individual colleges provide hostel facilities. Students of foreign origin are accommodated at the International Student’s Hostel. Out of the 13 hostels available for undergraduate students in Delhi University, 11 are in North Campus colleges and 2 are off campus.
The Faculty of Law is located in the North Campus of Delhi University. Accessibility is never an issue as the university is well-connected to other parts of the city. Vishwavidyalaya, on the Yellow Line, is the nearest metro station.
Faculty and Attendance
The professors at Faculty of Law are highly experienced. Most of them have PhDs. Some of the faculty members are practicing lawyers. The faculty currently has a total strength of 80 full-time and 14 part-time teachers.
The Faculty of Law is very strict when it comes to attendance. The students have to maintain a minimum of 66% attendance, failing which they are not issued admit cards for examinations.
Crowd and Hangout
Being one of the best law colleges in the country, the Faculty of Law has a diverse student body comprising of students from various states. However, a majority of the student population is from Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.
Also, since Delhi University is located in a mainstream area of the city, there is never a dearth of good hangouts around. Popular places among students include Café Coffee Day and Barista, apart from the Ridge, Connaught Place, and JP tea stall.