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National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

The National Law School of India University, Bangalore or NLSI is the top law school in India.  The institute offers one undergraduate course at the moment and has an excess of 400 students. The institution was formed in 1987, by an act of State Legislature of Karnataka.  The current Chief Justice of India serves as the Chancellor to the university.  The college has been ranked as the best school to study law in India.  Applicants can get admitted to NLSI through the CLAT.

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Ranking
The NLSI has been ranked as the best law school in India according to India Today’s poll on best law schools in India.  It displaced NALSAR from the top after the former usurped the latter’s top position in 2018.  NLSI has regularly featured in the top One colleges from 2018.  NLSI is the most difficult law school to get into; and only the top 50, who secure good marks in the CLAT have a realistic chance of getting into NLSI.
Location
The university is situated around 10 kms from Bangalore city railway station.  NLIU is located on a big campus area of about 23 acres.  It is a fully residential college with independent residential facilities for men and women.  The faculty and non teaching staff reside on campus itself.
Faculty
NLSI has top level faculty. Many retired Supreme Court Judges as well as senior advocates have offered their experience with some taking up full time and others taking up part-time positions at NLSI. The institute’s chancellor is the Chief Justice of India.  With such a diverse and incredibly experienced faculty, it comes as no surprise why NLSI is consistently rated as the best in India.
Facilities
Apart from the vast campus that NLSI is located in there are a number of facilities which are available for students, such as
     •    International Training Centre
     •    Table tennis, Basketball courts
     •    Fitness centre
     •    Gymnasium
     •    Health Centre
     •    Canteen
     •    Bank Facilities
     •    Halls of Residence
Placement
NLSI does not have an active placement cell or a recruitment office, but NLSI does have many recruiters knocking on the doors to recruit students.  Last year 28 out of 30 students got placed into companies like:
     •    Amarchand Mangaldas (Delhi & Mumbai)
     •    Jyoti Sagar & Assoc. (JSA)
     •    Bajpai & Co
     •    Data Access
     •    Holla & Holla & Patel & Nettar
     •    Exim Bank
     •    Singh & Singh Advocates (New Delhi)
     •    Enviro-Legal Defence Firm (ELDF)
     •    ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank etc.
Placement Training also aims to teach professional skills, essential aspects of professional ethics and social responsibility issues and management of challenging situations in practical and professional life. It further provides opportunities for public service, developing useful professional contacts and for relating theoretical knowledge obtained in the library and the classrooms to social realities.
PROCEDURE FOR PLACEMENT
On or before August 15 each year, the students are to make an application, in the form prescribed, for Placement during January-March the next year and submit the same to the Placement Officer. She/He will correspond with Advocates, Judges, Law Officers, companies and other establishments of law to get their willingness to accept the candidates on placement. On receipt of their willingness, the candidates concerned will be informed to prepare for undertaking the assignment. During the first and second years, the placement is optional and will be with NGOs. During the third year placement with trial lawyers, during the fourth year with appellate lawyers and during the final year with law firms and others is compulsory.
Early in January all placement candidates will be given an orientation on the work to be done, procedure to be followed, records to be kept, reports to be written and the standard of respect, loyalty and professionalism to be maintained while under training with various organizations. They have to maintain a diary and on their return in March, a viva-voce is conducted to help evaluate the work done during past 6 weeks.
CAREER GUIDANCE SCHEME
1. Career guidance is done in the IVth & Vth year by inviting people from various areas of legal practice including law firms.
2. The students are provided with the opportunity for being selected by professional seniors as well as reputed law firms and companies. For this purpose, the RCC is constituted by the IV year students by a student recruitment programme every year.

Contact Details

National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

Teachers Colony, Chandra Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 560242

Phone: + 91- 80- 2321-3160
Phone: + 91- 80- 2321-0532
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