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National Law School of India University


Prospectus 2010

"The objects of the School shall be to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development, to develop in the student and research scholar, a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation, law reforms and the like,to promote legal knowledge and to make law and legal processes efficient instruments of social development The School shall be open to all persons of either sex irrespective of race, creed, caste or class of all religions" (Section 4 of the National Law School of India University Act) The NLSIU is a full fledged University established by Karnataka Act 22 of 1986. NLSIU is administered by the Representatives from four Constituencies: i) Judiciary ii) Bar Council of India iii) Karnataka Government iv) NLSIU Faculty

It is a new experiment in administering legal education. Most of its resources are self-generated.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Message from the Vice-Chancellor National Law School of India University: A Brief History The Governing Bodies Faculty Research Centres NLSIU Campus: An Overview Studying at NLSIU Under-Graduate Programme Post-Graduate Programmes LL.M. Research Degrees (M.Phil., Ph.D., and LL.D.) Distance Education 8. 9. Endowment Chairs Administrative Departments 71 75 80 87 90 92 92 94 96 50 03 04 08 13 32 42

10. SBA and its Activities 11. Code of Conduct 12. Publications 13. List of Holidays for the Calendar Year 2010

Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action... Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. - Gitanjali Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Rabindranath Tagore


Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao Vice-Chancellor

Greetings! The National Law School of India University, Bangalore has become synonymous with quality legal education in India. Nurtured and nourished by eminent jurists like Professor Madhava Menon, in its formative stages, the NLSIU today has carved a niche for itself in the annals of legal education. Established 23 years ago at Bangalore, the National Law School of India University has given for Bangalore the distinction as the most preferred destination for quality legal education in India. The NLSIU Bangalore strives to inculcate and promote values of fairness, justness and reasonableness in all its endeavours. The world has become increasingly a knowledge society. "Knowledge is Power" and therefore we at the NLSIU, Bangalore strive our utmost to advance the knowledge of law as power and to provide access to quality legal education to one and all. The faculty with its diverse and varied expertise and scholarship is the backbone of the Law School. The students are the cream of young intellects selected through the national level Common Law Admission Test and are provided with all the facilities to work in an environment "Where the Mind Is Without Fear". Self discovery and self realisation are our cherished objectives. The NLSIU, Bangalore continues to be the most preferred destination of all those aiming high for a career in or through law. It has become so through the sustained efforts of everyone in the National Law School family. Here we dare to dream and dream to dare! The challenge for the National Law School is to stay ahead. Success brings with it expectations and responsibilities. The higher the climb, the heavier they become. Globalisation has only increased the intensity of the challenges. Success belongs only to those who continually strive. Let us not forget there is no room for any complacency.


The NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY came into existence through a Notification under the NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). It signified the culmination of efforts by the Judiciary, the Bar Council of India, the Karnataka Bar Council, the Bangalore University and the Government of Karnataka to reform legal education and to establish a centre of excellence for legal education and research in India. Thanks to the generosity of the Government of Karnataka and the Bangalore University, the Law School has a campus of its own, located in Nagarbhavi, about 10 kms from the City railway station and standing over twenty-three acres beside the Institute of Social and Economic Change. Since 1991, it is a fully residential university on one campus with three Halls of Residence for men, three Halls of Residence for women, two Hostels for post-graduate women students, three blocks for Faculty Quarters and two blocks for non-teaching staff Quarters besides the Academic Block. The munificence of Mrs. Sudha Narayanamurthy of INFOSYS has enabled the Law School to have the Shri Melgiri Narayan Rao Memorial Library, named after her father, for providing up-to-date library facilities. The library was inaugurated by Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India, on 17th August, 2005. The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University. The Chairman, Bar Council of India, is the Chairman of the General Council. These connections lend a stature and prestige to the School which is unparalleled in the history of legal education in India. The Karnataka Act confers complete administrative and academic autonomy which facilitates innovation and experimentation in the pursuit of excellence in legal education. The first batch of students was selected through a National Entrance Test, and regular academic activities began on 1st July, 1988. It was a significant achievement that students from this batch won

the Bar Council of India National Moot Court Competition in their very first year of legal education. Ever since, admissions to the Law School has been on the basis of performance at a National Entrance Test which has now, since 2008, graduated to a National Level Common Admission Test known as the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) and it operates to select candidates for all the National Law Schools in the country. Other Law teaching institutions are permitted to join in this method of selection of their candidates for admission to the Law Programmes. Seventeen batches have completed their studies here. Many students have pursued further studies in their chosen areas of Law in other prestigious Universities like Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Michigan, York and other Universities abroad on prestigious scholarships like Rhodes and INLAKS. Many have joined practice of the law in India at various levels from trial courts to the High Courts and the Supreme Court; some have set up independent law practices alone or conjointly with other alumni of the Law School; many have joined corporate law firms both in India and abroad; some have joined work with national and international NGOs; some with UN organisations, the World Bank and the IMF; some have joined the academic profession, teaching in this University, the NALSAR, Hyderabad, the NUJS, Kolkata, Cambridge, the LSE, East Anglia, the National University of Singapore, etc.; some have joined the Judiciary, and a few have joined the Civil Services. The Law School has undertaken many research projects funded by the UGC, the Government of India, the Government of Karnataka, the Department of Women and Child Development, the UN agencies, the World Bank, HIVOS etc. These have served to strengthen research and teaching at the Law School. The National Law School has exchange programmes with the National University of Singapore, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada and Buceuius Law School, Germany. Students from the Law School have spent a Semester in these Law Schools and their students have spent at least a Trimester here. This has facilitated exchange of ideas and culture between not only the

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law schools but also the countries. Faculty members of this University have gone to the Universities of Wales, Warwick and Nottingham and Faculty from these Universities have spent some time here doing teaching and research under the Exchange and Faculty Improvement Programmes facilitated by the British Council, Chennai. A number of professors and judges from the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Africa, Malaysia and New Zealand have visited and interacted with, and even taught, at the Law School. The Law School offers through its Distance Education Department a Master's Degree programme in Business Laws, and Post-Graduate Diploma programmes in Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Intellectual Property Law and Child Rights Law. Many officers and working professionals have enrolled for these courses. Faculty members of the Law School are also involved in the organisation of programmes for and the teaching of officers belonging to the administrative, postal and other services. In addition to reaching out with legal education informally to members of the society through these programmes, the Law School has had, from the very start, a Legal Services Clinic and a Centre for Women and the Law reaching out with legal aid and advice to women and others from the disadvantaged sections of the society, and mediation and negotiation for settlement of disputes. Faculty and students of the Law School help in creating legal awareness mainly among women and girls through classes in colleges and schools in and around the city of Bangalore. The Law School today has many research and extension centres and a number of Endowment Chairs.

The challenge for the Law School is to stay ahead especially in the context of globalisation. The Law School has the social responsibility of continuing to be a Centre of Excellence in the field of legal education, a position which it came to occupy within the first ten years itself due mainly to the dedicated efforts of the Faculty and students during those initial and formative years of the Law School. Globalisation has thrown up new challenges, and the professional legal education has to cater to the growing demands for skilled legal professionals who can effectively function in the emerging legal order. The present challenge is to measure up to internationally acceptable levels of excellence. By its Resolution dated 26th August, 2006 the General Council of the Law School has reiterated that [T]his Law School was established with a view to cater to the requirements of the legal profession, law teaching and research, and judiciary and it is expected that the students who study in this School will eventually become legal practitioners, law teachers or engage in legal research or enter the judiciary in due course. The Law School will have to make web-based legal education and interaction a reality and for that purpose improve required infrastructural facilities to answer the needs. It has facilitated the use of technological aids in classrooms and Conference Halls. The Law School is moving towards setting up a Digital Library of its collections as part of the Open Access Initiative, and efforts are on to provide open and world-wide access to all law related source documents.

With the right kind of skill assessment and certification, Indians can easily provide highly professional and skilled legally trained manpower for the world.




The National Law School of India University Act has provided four governing bodies for the Law School viz., (i) the General Council, (ii) the Executive Council, (iii) the Academic Council, and (iv) the Finance Committee.

The General Council

Constituted under Section 8 read with para 2 of the Schedule, the General Council is the supreme authority under Section 9 of the Act. It has the authority to review the policies and programmes of the Law School and suggest measures for its improvement and development. The Council considers and adopts Resolutions on the Annual Reports, Financial Estimates and the Audit Reports and performs other functions it may consider necessary for the efficient functioning and administration of the Law School. Clause 2 of the Schedule indicates the composition of the General Council. Clause 3 designates the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Members of the Council are appointed for a term of three years. The General Council is to meet not less than once a year. The meetings are to be presided over by the Chairman, Bar Council of India.

The current Members of the General Council are :

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia, Chief Justice of India, Chancellor Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, Supreme Court of India Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.K. Jain, Judge, Supreme Court of India Hon'ble Mr. Justice V.S. Sirpurkar, Judge, Supreme Court of India Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.K. Patnaik, Chief Justice, High Court of Madhya Pradesh Hon'ble Chief Justice of Karnataka, High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra, Judge, High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.B. Bhosale, Judge, High Court of Mumbai, Maharashtra Dr. Justice Shivaraj V. Patil, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

10. Shri. Gopal Subramanian, Chairman, Bar Council of India 11. Mr. P.P. Rao, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India 12. Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU 13. Mr. Ashok Kumar Deb, Managing Trustee, Bar Council of India Trust 14. Mr. C.M. Jagdeesh, Advocate, Member, BCI 15. Shri. Zafer Ahmed Khan, Sr. Advocate, Member, BCI 16. Shri. Ashok Parija, Sr. Advocate, Member, BCI 17. Mr. M. Rajender Reddy, Advocate, Member, BCI 18. Dr. Gopal Narain Mishra, Member, BCI 19. Mr. Jagdev, Member, Bar Council of India 20. Mr. D.R. Sharma, Advocate, Member, BCI 21. Mr. Suresh Kumar, Hon'ble Law Minister, Government of Karnataka (Ex-officio) 22. Mr. Ashok Harnahalli, Advocate General, Karnataka (Ex-officio) 23. Mr. Aravinda Limbavali, Hon'ble Education Minister, Government of Karnataka (Ex-officio) 24. Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Karnataka, Department of Higher Education 25. Mr. Jayakumar Patil, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council 26. Mr. S. Siddalingesh, Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka 27. Mr. R. Dhanapal Raj, Advocate, Vice-Chairman, BCI 28. Mr. O.P. Sharma, Advocate, Former Chairman, BCI 29. Mr. Hemantkumar J. Patel, Member, BCI 30. Dr. M.K. Ramesh, Professor of Law, NLSIU 31. Mr. Faizal Rizvi, Member, BCI 32. Mr. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Member, BCI 33. Mr. Brij Mohan Vinayak, Member, BCI 34. Shri Vijay Bhatt, Advocate, Member, BCI 35. Mr. Milan Kumar Deb, Advocate, Member, BCI

The Executive Council

Under Section 10 of the Act, the Executive Council, constituted under Section 8 read with Clause 7 of the Schedule which defines its composition, is the chief executive body of the Law School and is vested with the control of the School, its administration, management and income. Members are appointed for a term of three years. Presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of the Law School, the Executive Council meets at least once every four months. The Registrar of the Law School is, ex-officio, its Secretary. The current Members of the Executive Council are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Prof.(Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU Shri Gopal Subramanian, Chairman, Bar Council of India Dr. Justice Shivaraj V. Patil, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India Mr. R. Dhanapal Raj, Advocate, Vice-Chairman, BCI Mr. O.P. Sharma, Advocate, Former Chairman, BCI Mr. Faizal Rizvi, Member, BCI Mr. S. Siddalingesh, Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Karnataka, Department of Higher Education Mr. C.M. Jagdeesh, Member, BCI


10. Shri. Biri Singh Sinsinwar, Advocate, Member, BCI 11. Mr. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Member, BCI 12. Mr. Ashok Kumar Deb, Managing Trustee, BCIT 13. Mr. Hemantkumar J. Patel, Member, BCI 14. Dr. M.K. Ramesh, Professor of Law, NLSIU 15. Mr. Jayakumar Patil, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council

The Academic Council

Under Section 11 of the Act, the Academic Council, constituted under Section 8 read with Clause 13(1) of the Schedule which defines its composition, is the principal academic body of the School with powers, subject to the provisions of the Act and Regulations, of general regulation and control together with responsibility for the maintenance of standards, education and examinations at the School, and with a right to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. Nominated members hold office for three years. The current Members of the Academic Council are: 1. Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU

2. Justice M. Jagannadha Rao, Former Judge, Supreme Court 3. Hon'ble Justice C.K. Prasad, Judge, Supreme Court 4. Mr. Soli J. Sorabjee, Former Attorney General of India, New Delhi 5. Mr. Sharad S. Javali, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
6. 7. Mr. M. Rajendra Reddy, Member, BCI Mr. Brij Mohan Vinayak, Member, BCI

8. Prof. A. Jayagovind, Professor of Law, NLSIU



Justice S. Rajendra Babu, Former Chief Justice of India

10. Prof. V. Vijayakumar, Professor of Law, NLSIU

11. Prof. M.K. Ramesh, Professor of Law, NLSIU 12. Prof. V. Nagaraj, Registrar, Professor of Law, NLSIU 13. Prof. T. Ramakrishna, Professor of Law, NLSIU 14. Prof. M.P. Padmanabha Pillai, Reliance Chair on Corporate Law and Governance, NLSIU
15. Prof. S. Japhet, Professor of Sociology, NLSIU

16. Prof. V.S. Mallar, M.K.Nambiyar Chair on Constitutional Law, NLSIU 17. Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas, Assistant Professor of Law, NLSIU

The Finance Committee

Constituted by the Executive Council in terms of Clause 16 of the Schedule, the Finance Committee shall meet under the presidentship of the Treasurer, or in his absence, of the Vice-Chancellor, at least twice a year to perform the functions and duties in terms of para (3) of the Clause. The current Members of the Finance Committee are: 1. Mr. Ashok Kumar Deb, Managing Trustee, BCIT (Ex-officio) as Treasurer of the School in terms of Clause 3(3) of the Schedule Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU Mr. S. Siddalingesh, Law Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka (Ex-officio) Mr. Jayakumar Patil, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council (Ex-officio)

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About our Vice-Chancellor

Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao
has specialized in studies in the areas of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Criminal Law, Jurisprudence and International Law.

To his credit he has


teaching experience of 32 years including 30 years Post Graduate Teaching and Research and guiding Ph.D. students; fourteen Ph.Ds have been awarded under his guidance; won the Gold Medal for the Best Ph.D. in the year 1993;

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won the 'Best Researcher' Award of Andhra University in the year 1999 for outstanding research in Social Sciences;

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won 'The Best Teacher Award' from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2006;

been nominated as Member, Academic Committee, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi (2006);

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been elected Member, Governing Council, Indian Law Institute (2003-2006), New Delhi;

been nominated as Member, Executive Council, Chanakya National Law University, Patna (2006);

been nominated Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Public Administration;

been Member, General Council, NALSAR;

been Officer on Special Duty, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam;

been Vice President, The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, 2009-2012

been nominated to the Governing Council, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi for three years from 20092012

elected as the Chairman, Board of Governors, Asian Law Institute (ASLI) for the year 2010-2011




Publications :

published 110 papers in Journals of National and International repute presented papers at 90 National/International Seminars including 12 International Seminars.

International Assignments:

invited to the 6th Central Asian Competition on IHL organised by the ICRC, Geneva at Almaty, Kazakhsthan from 2nd - 9th May, 2005. Invited as a Member of the Jury and also to deliver lectures on Legal Personality of International Organisations and IHL.

invited to the Advisory Committee Meeting on the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law organised by the University Centre for International Humanitarian law, Geneva at Geneva on 4th July 2007. The Advisory Committee meeting discussed the modalities for working out an ambitious project entitled "Armed Conflicts and International Rule of Law". He had the rare distinction of being the only Indian among the 24 jurists invited for the Advisory Committee Meeting.

visited Germany as a member of the DAAD Exchange Programme team. Visited Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Berlin, Munich, Leipzeg and Frieburg. Visited 12 Universities. The other members of the team were Prof. M.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, WBNUJS, Kolkata and Justice N.N. Mathur, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Jodhpur. Delivered lectures on Indian Legal System between 10th and 20th June, 2009.

visited Bangkok as part of EDUCON-2009 - 20th to 23rd August, 2009.

visited Georgetown Law School, Washington D.C. U.S.A. Attended IALS Conference and presented a paper on Is Judicial Activism a Challenge to the Executive Power: The Indian Experience 10th to 12th September, 2009.

attended the Sixth International Conference of IALS General Assembly Conference on Labour Law and Labour Market in the New World Economy and presented a paper on Labour Law Reform and the Constitution of India at University of Milan, Italy 20th to 21st May, 2010.

attended the 7th Asian Law Institute Conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 24th and 27th May, 2010

chaired two sessions at 7th ASLI Conference on: 'Human Rights and the Constitution' Law & Society

He has been elected as the Chairman, Board of Governors, Asian Law Institute (ASLI) for the year 2010-11.


Prof. (Dr.) V. Nagaraj Registrar

B.A. (1980) Bangalore University, M.A. (1984) (Political Science) Karnataka University, Dharwad, LL.B. (1987) Gulbarga University, LL.M. (1989) Bangalore University, M.Phil. (1993) NLSIU, and Ph.D. (2000) Mysore University. Lecturer in Law at Havanur College of Law, Bangalore, during 1989-1992, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Law at the Law School in 1992, as Associate Professor of Law in 1997, as Additional Professor of Law in 2000 and as Professor of Law in 2006. He was Chairman of Under-Graduate Council during 1999-2001 and 2006-07. He was Chairman of Post Graduate Council during 2005-2006. He is ADR Chair Professor and Executive Faculty for IBA-CLE Chair on Continuing Legal Education. He is, at present, the Registrar of NLSIU since 1st September, 2008. He is also the Coordinator of the Centre for The Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine (TILEM) at the Law School . His areas of specialization include Labour Law, Contract Law, Legal Methods, Insurance Law, Arbitration Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Clinical Legal Education. He is in charge of the Legal Services Clinic of NLSIU. He was a Research Scholar at Vanderbilt Law School, USA, during 1994 and at Warwick University, UK, during 1997.




B.Sc. (Mysore University, 1966), LL.B. (Karnataka University, Dharwad, 1968), M.L. (University of Madras, 1970) and Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1976). He joined the Law School in May 1988 as Assistant Professor of Law (Senior) and subsequently was appointed as Associate Professor in April 1992 and as Professor of Law in April 1997. He was Director from 1st August 2003 (re-designated as Vice-Chancellor from 2004) till May 2009. He also administers the Ministry of Commerce Chair on W.T.O. at NLSIU.


He was a UNESCO Fellow on International Economic Law, George Town Law Centre, Washington D.C during 1971 and 1972.

He was Research Associate at the Indian Law Institute between 1974 and 1976 and Research Officer, Indian Institute of International Law during 1976-1977, Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, during 1977-1978. He was a Senior Lecturer in Law and Head, Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence, University of Sokoto, Nigeria, between 1980 and 1987 before joining the Law School . His areas of specialization include Public International Law, Private International Law, International Organisations, International Trade Law and Contracts. He has 26 publications to his credit. E-mail: B.A. (Political Science, 1972), M.A. (Political Science, 1975), B.L. (1978), M.Phil. (Political Science, 1984), all from University of Madras; M.A. (Public Administration, 1984, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi), M.L. (International Law and Constitutional Law, 1986) and Ph.D. (International Law and Constitutional Law, 1996) from University of Madras. He was appointed as Assistant Professor of Law in 1988, as Associate Professor in 1992 and Professor of Law in 1997. Prior to joining NLSIU he was teaching at the Law College, and Presidency College, Madras. He was the Registrar of NLSIU between 2005 and 2008. He holds the UNHCR Chair on Refugee Law since April 1997.


He was awarded Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship at the Salzburg Seminar in 1993. He was a Visiting Scholar with York University, Toronto, Canada at its Centre for Refugee Studies during 2000-2003 and was Exchange Visitor at National University of Singapore during November 2004 to February 2005 under the Asian Law Institute programme. He visited U.S.A in 1988 under International Visitor's Programme of the USIS on 'The Living Constitution'. Representing the Law School, he was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Law Institute located in Singapore National University till 2009. He has published more than 30 articles in national and international journals and has contributed to a couple of books as well. He was Chairman, Under-Graduate Council between 1997 and 1999 and of the Post-Graduate Council between 2003 and 2005 at NLSIU. His areas of specialization include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Law of Elections, Refugee and Humanitarian Law . E-mail:

B.Sc. (1974) LL.M. (1979) and Ph.D. (2003) all from Mysore University . He joined as Lecturer at Vidyavardhaka Law College, Mysore, during 19791985. Between 1985 and 1988 he had a brief stint of two and a half years as Commercial Tax Officer in Karnataka Government service. He was Lecturer at the University Law College, Dharwad during 1988-1992, and joined the Law School as Assistant Professor of Law (Senior) in June 1992. He was selected and appointed as Associate Professor in 1997 and subsequently as Additional Professor the same year. He was selected and appointed as Professor of Law in 2006.


His areas of specialization include International Law, Environmental Law, Jurisprudence and Family Law.

He was the Coordinator of the Centre for Environmental Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) (19972000). He is, at present, Editor of the Indian Journal of Environmental Law published from the Law School. During 2009-2010 Academic year, by establishing the "Commons Cell" in the Law School, a new initiative is begun by him to develop Indian Jurisprudence on the subject. He has published over 30 articles and contributed chapters to five books as well. He visited U.S.A under the International Visitors Programme and the U.K under the Faculty Exchange Programme. He was a Visiting Faculty at Dalhousie Law School, Canada in 1999. He was Senior Fulbright Fellow in the U.S. during 2005-06. He was a visiting professor at KTH, Stockholm (Feb, March, 2010) and Law Faculty, Zurich (May, 2010). E-mail:

B.Sc. (1974), LL.B. (1977), LL.M. (International Law), (1979) all from Mysore University, M.A. (Political Science and Public Administration) (1984) Karnataka University, Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Rights)(2000), Mysore University . He was a Lecturer from 1979-1988, Reader in Law from 1988-1994, Professor of Law from 1995-2002, and Principal of Vidyavardhaka Law College, Mysore during 1992-2002. He was Visiting Faculty at the Department of Post-graduate Studies & Research in Law, Mysore University, and Karnataka Police Academy between 1990 and 2002. He joined the NLSIU as an Additional Professor of Law in 2002 and was promoted as Professor of Law in 2006.


Presently he holds the Intellectual Property Rights Chair [IPR Chair] of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development at the NLSIU and he is the Coordinator of the Centre of Intellectual Property Rights Research and Advocacy [CIPRA] at the NLSIU. Currently he is the Chairman of Post-Graduate Council. His areas of specialization include Intellectual Property Rights Law, International Law, Criminal Law and Law of Evidence.


He visited University of Sussex, UK, during September-October 2004 under the DFID Project. He visited the WTO and WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland during June-July 2005 and participated in the Colloquium on IPR. He also visited US at the invitation of the US Department of Justice for studying the IPR enforcement models in US in June-July 2006. He participated in the Indo-German Colloquium on IP at Freiberg, Germany in May 2008 and at the meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP) of CBD at Bonn, Germany. He also participated in the IPR workshop organised by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan delivered lecture on IPR issues at Japan, Kyoto and Osaka from 6th September to 11th September, 2009. He was Chief Warden of the Halls of Residence of NLSIU during 2002-2006. E-mail:


M.A. (1984) (History) - Bangalore University, Ph.D. (1994) (History) Mangalore University and LL.B. (1997) Bangalore University . She worked as Lecturer in Bangalore during 1984-87. She was a UGC Junior Research Fellow in the Department of History, Mangalore University during 1987-1991. She joined NLSIU as a Research Associate in 1991 and was appointed as Assistant Professor in 1995 and as Associate Professor of History in 2000 and as Additional Professor in 2006. She is also the Coordinator of the Centre for Women and Law at the Law School since 1994. She has been the Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Policy Advisor since 2002.


She was Chairperson of the Under-Graduate Council during 2003-2006. She is currently the Faculty in charge of the International Student Exchange Programme. Her areas of expertise and teaching include Ancient History of India, Early Medieval Indian History, Legal & Constitutional History, Women, Law & Development, Women's Rights as Human Rights and Feminist Jurisprudence, Sexual Harassment and Violence against Women. She was a member of the Interim Governing Board of the International Association of Law Schools (20052008). She has been nominated to the Governing Board of the IALS in Feb 2010 and the President of the Gender and Law Association, India. She has more than ten publications to her credit E-mail: (Reliance Chair on Corporate Law and Governance)


B.Sc. (1957) B.L. (1964), M.L. (1968) all from University of Kerala. Enrolled as an Advocate at the Kerala High Court in 1968 and practised till 1969. He was Lecturer, Government Law College, Kochi between 1969 and 1973, Junior Professor at Government Law College, Pondicherry between 1973 and 1978, Professor of Law at Government Law College, Kozhikode & Ernakulam between 1979 and 1990. Appointed as Associate Professor at the Law School in 1990, and as Additional Professor of Law in 1997.


He administers the Reliance Chair on Corporate Law and Governance from 2000. His areas of specialization include Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Family Law, Contracts Law and Jurisprudence. E-mail:

(M.K. Nambiar Chair on Constitutional Law) B.A. (1963), M.A. Economics (1965) and B.L. (1967) from University of Madras and LL.M. (1970) from Bombay University. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour and Administrative Law from University of Madra. He was a Lecturer in Law at J.S.S. Law College, Hubli during 1971-1973 and as the Faculty of Law at V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, Panaji, Goa between 1973 and 1980. He was the Vice-Principal at G.R. Kare College of Law, Margao, Goa during 1980-81 and was promoted as Principal in 1981. He was the Dean, Faculty of Law and Chairman of Board of Studies in Law of Goa University V.S. MALLAR during 1986-88. He was selected and appointed as Assistant Professor of Law (Senior) at NLSIU in May 1988, as Associate Professor of Law in April 1992, as Additional Professor in April 1997 and as Professor of Law from December, 1997. He was a Visiting Faculty at the Warwick University, Coventry, U.K. during 1995. He also visited Ireland, Singapore, Sri Lanka and U.S.A, to attend International Conferences and to deliver lectures. He was the Director of K.S. Hegde Law College, Mangalore between 1998-2000. He was Registrar, NLSIU between April 2001 and August 2005. Between December 2006 and April 2007 he was Professor of Law at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat and Professor of Law at Nirma Institute of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat from June 2007 to December, 2007. Currently he is holding M.K. Nambiar Chair on Constitutional Law at NLSIU. E-mail: Rtd. Chief Justice of India and former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi (National Human Rights Commission Chair) He practised mainly in the area of Constitutional Taxation and Commercial Laws, apart from the other civil matters. He was Standing Counsel for the Income Tax Department. He was also the Government Advocate Pleader for the Government of Karnataka. He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Karnataka High Court in February 1988. He was elevated to the Supreme Court of India in 1997. He JUSTICE became Chief Justice of India in 2004. He was the Chairman of National S. RAJENDRA BABU Human Rights Commission between 2007 and 2009. Subsequently he was appointed as the Chairperson NHRC. He was conferred with LL.D.(Honoris Causa) by his alma mater, Karnatak University, in 2006.



He practised Law till 1997. He was a Lecturer at the G.K. Law College, Hubli during 1996-1997. He was a Visiting Faculty at K.L.E. Society's Management School in Hubli. He joined the Law School as a Lecturer in 1997, was promoted as Assistant Professor in July 2001 and as Associate Professor in 2006. His areas of specialization include Business Laws, Law of Torts, Environmental Law, Banking Law and Medical Law. He was awarded Chevening Scholarship on Environment/ Management Programme and was also Visiting Scholar at Bradford University during Dr. OMPRAKASH V. 2001. He was a Visiting Faculty at Warwick University, Coventry, U.K. during NANDIMATH 1999 and at Cardiff University, U.K. during 2003. He was a Fulbright Fellow, and Stegner Fellow to the University of Utah during January- July 2006. Currently he is the Chairman of Under-Graduate Council. He has published three books on Environmental Law - Hand Book for Law Practitioners (1999) and 'Enforcers' Manual in Hazardous Waste Law and Management (2004) and "The Hand Book on Environmental Decision Making in India - An EIA model" (2009) by Oxford University Press. He has also produced a CD database compiling Environmental Legislations in Karnataka entitled Sustainable State in 2006. He is the Coordinator of the Centre for Environmental Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) at the Law School, which include the ENVIS Node. E-mail:

B.Sc. (Criminology & Forensic Science) (1993), LL.B. (1996), LL.M. (Mercantile Law) (1998), Ph.D. (Consumer Law) under UGC Fellowship, 2006, all from Karnataka University, Dharwad; Diploma in Computer Application (1998), Certificate Course on Cyber Law (2006), NCC "C" Certificate (1992). He practised before High Court of Karnataka till 1999. He worked as a Lecturer at KLES B.V. Bellad Law College, Belgaum, from 1999 to 2007. Later he also worked as a Principal of the same college from 2007 to 2008. He joined NLSIU in August 2008 as an Associate Professor and administers the Chair on Consumer Law & Practice.


He has published fifteen articles and three monographs. He has presented many research papers at the International and National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. His area of specialization is Consumer Protection Laws, Law of Torts and Insurance Law. Email:


B.A., LL.B. (Karnataka University, 1988), LL.M. (University of Mysore, 1992), M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,1996). He worked as Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator for the PostGraduate Diploma in International Trade and Business Law at the Indian Academy of International Law & Diplomacy, Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi, and was also Assistant Editor for the Indian Journal of International Law before joining the National Law School of India University as Asst. Professor in April 2002.


His areas of specialization in international law include Law relating to International Commercial Transactions, International Trade & Investment Law, Biotechnology & Law and Private International Law.

He was a Fellow at the Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands, in 2004. Mr. Hegde is a Member of the 'Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC)', Ministry of Environment & Forests (GOI). He was a Member of the Indian Delegation to the Open-Ended Ad Hoc Working Group Meeting, Montreal (February, 2007) on the Issue of Liability & Redress in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. He is also a Member of the 'Consultative Group on Biodiversity Issues', Ministry of Environment & Forests (GOI). He is elected as member, Executive Council of the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi. Mr. Hegde has contributed to the Asian Yearbook of International Law (AsYIL) and the Indian Journal of International Law (IJIL) . He is 'Faculty Advisor' for the National Law School of India Review (NLSI Review) and 'Chief Editor', National Law School Journal (NLSJ). Email:

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (1995), LL.M. (Business Laws) National Law School (1999), Ph.D in Law (2008) National Law School . She is an Assistant Professor and has been on the faculty since 1999. Her areas of specialization include Human Rights Law and Family Law. She received the British Council Fellowship for the Teachers' Training Programme at Cardiff in 2004. She is also a Visiting Professor at The Royal Institute, Sweden under the Linnaeus Palme Fellowship. She serves on the Board/Advisory Committees of several Non Governmental Organisations She has authored several books, articles and research papers. Email:




Ph.D. in Economics, The Institute for Social and Economics Change (2010). Started his teaching career at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, in 1998 and was a visiting faculty in NLSIU between October 2001 and January 2002. He joined NLSIU as a regular faculty in March 2002. His areas of interest and research include Law and Economics, Industrial Organisation, Business Strategy, Public Policy Analysis and the World Trade Organisation.


He was an Erasmus Mundus Fellow in the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2006. In 2008 he was an advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka, to help formulate the industrial policy.

He is a member of the advisory board for the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). In 2009 he was selected for the US International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) to study US Trade Policy. He has published articles on Mutual Fund and Insurance Regulation. Currently he is the Chief Warden at the Halls of Residence. Email:

B.A., LL.B (Hons) (NLSIU, 2003); LL.M. (Harvard, 2004) Joined as Lecturer at NLSIU in 2005 and was selected as Assistant Professor of Law in 2006. At Harvard, he was a Myer Dana & Etta Dana Scholar. He was Law Clerk for Mr. Justice V.N. Khare, Chief Justice of India, in 2003. He is Member, Advisory Committee on Regulation, Competition Commission of India. His areas of specialization include Competition Law & Policy, Regulation, WTO and Economic Analysis of Law. He has several publications in leading law journals to his credit. Currently he is on deputation with the Bar Council of India as Deputy Director, Legal Education. Email:


B.Com (1994), from Mahajan First Grade College, Mysore, LL.B. (1997), J.S.S. Law College, Mysore, LL.M. (1999) and Ph.D. (2006) from University of Mysore . He joined NLSIU in 2000 as a Research Officer, Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) till 2003. He was Assistant Professor at HNLU, Raipur, [2003-04]. He was Co-ordinator, at G.R. Kare College of Law, Margao, Goa from 2004 -2006. He was the Editor of Kare Law Journal in 2005 and 2006.



Awarded the 'Young India Environmental Law Fellowship' in 2003 and was Adjunct Faculty at Golden Gate University, California, USA. He presented papers at the National University of Singapore[Jan 2004] and at the International Water Law Conference in Berlin, Germany [June 2006]. He joined NLSIU as Asst. Professor in 2006. His areas of specialization include Contracts, Environmental Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law. Book Publications include: BHAT: Law Relating to Business Contracts in India, SAGE, 2009. Co-Author: Environmental Law for Law Practitioners, CEERA, NLSIU, 2002. E-mail: LL.B.(2003)(Pune), LL.M. (2006)(NUJS, Kolkata) She is Assistant Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore from 2006. She has been awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowship for the year 2010-2011. She will be pursuing her doctoral fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, Boston, as a Berkman Fellow.


Previously she was invited to participate in the Central European University program on Teaching Human Rights and Legal Ethics, Budapest (2009). She has also participated in a number of national conferences and seminars.

Her areas of specialization are Administrative Law, Law, Poverty and Development, Law of Torts, Consumer Protection Laws and Intellectual Property Rights Law. She presently teaches compulsory subjects like Administrative Law and Law, Poverty and Development. She has also offered a seminar paper on 'Rights of the Consumers in the Digital Environment.' Email: B.Sc. (1996) Gorakhpur University, LL.B. (1999) Gorakhpur University, LL.M.(2001 Gold Medallist) D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. She is Assistant Professor at the NLSIU from 2006. Participated at the 3rd Vienna Workshop on International Constitutional Law 2007, at the University of Vienna Law School on invitation by the University of Vienna. Delivered a special lecture as part of the International Constitutional Lectures - 2007. Presented a paper on Intellectual Property Rights at the Indo-German Conference on invitation from University of Freiburg, Germany in May, 2008. Participated at the 'India week' jointly organised by City of Cologne and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 13th - 17th May, 2009 on invitation and made a presentation on "Studying at National Law School of India, Bangalore."




In 2009 itself she was offered research fellowship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and University of Cologne, Germany for the study of German Education Law and to deliver lectures on Indian Education Law in University of Cologne, Germany. She has participated in the three-week Refresher Course in Law organised by the UGC-ASC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2009. She has published a book entitled "New World Economy: Changing Dimensions of the Commerce Clause" and 16 research papers in different national and international legal journals. Her areas of specialization are Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Interpretation of Statutes, Labour Laws, Taxation Laws, Legal & Professional Ethics, International Law, Human Rights (Women & Child Rights) and Education Law. Currently she is Assistant Warden for the Ladies Hostel at NLSIU. E-mail:

B.A. (Political Science Hons.) (1998) Jesus & Mary College (University of Delhi), LL.B. (2001) (University of Delhi), LL.M. (2002) (Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK). She received the Chevening Scholarship in 2001 to pursue LL.M. in Human Rights Law. She joined NLSIU in 2006 as a lecturer. She teaches the following courses for the undergraduate students - Human Rights Law, Law Poverty & Development, International Law, International Institutional Law and Transitional Justice. For the post graduate students she has been engaging courses on International Criminal Law & Transitional Justice. She is also a faculty for the PG Diploma in Human Rights Law.


She is the Faculty Coordinator of the endowment chair National Institute on Human Rights (NIHR) since 2006. She is also the Academic Coordinator of the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Human Rights Law, Distance Education Department, NLSIU. She has authored three books and published numerous articles in leading national and international law journals and has contributed to a couple of books as well. Her areas of interest and publications are Juvenile Justice, Women & Law, Victim's Rights & International Criminal Law She is a Member, Curriculum Development Committee, ICRC-IGNOU, distance education course on International Humanitarian Laws. She is also a Member of the Selection Committee, Juvenile Justice Functionaries, Directorate of Women & Child Development, Government of Karnataka. E-mail:


BA.L., LL.B.(1999); LL.M, (2001)(Commercial Law), Bangalore University, PGD in IR & PM, [Ph.D]. She secured First Rank in both BA.L., Exam (Bangalore University, 1997) as well as LL.B., Exam (Bangalore University, 1999) and received five Gold Medals in LL.B. (Bangalore University, 1999). She taught for over 5 years in K.L.E. Society's Law College, Bangalore, before joining National Law School of India University, Bangalore in November 2006 as Assistant Professor of Law. Her areas of specialization are Commercial Law, Criminal Law, and Information Technology Laws and her areas of interest include Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property Rights, Medical Law and Ethics, Legal Educational and Professional Ethics.


She has published several articles and contributed several chapters to various international and national journals and books. Her research work titled Patient's rights under Consumer Law was published by Karnataka Institute of Law and Parliamentary Affairs in 2009. She is currently a member of the International Institute of Information Technology Laws, Bangalore. E-mail:

B.A. (1949)( Madras University ), B.L.(1951)( Mysore University ). He was an Advocate till 1961. Between 1961 and 1987, he was Munsiff, Civil Judge, District Judge and Director General of Prosecutions in Karnataka and Special Officer, Karnataka Legal Aid Board during 1987-1988 before joining NLSIU. Joined the NLSIU as Adjunct Professor in 1989. His areas of specialization include Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act, Drafting of Civil and Criminal Pleadings and Conveyancing and Clinical Legal Education. He has conducted and completed a research project on Criminal Administration in the State of Karnataka from 1950-2000. He is presently the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee and Convener of Sexual Harassment Inquiry Committee at the Law School . E-mail:






B.Sc. (1948) Mysore University, B.L. (1959) Mysore University, LL.M. (1963) Karnataka University , Dharwad. He was Lecturer in R.L. Law College, Davanagere from 1968, Sharada Vilas Law College, Mysore from 1971; Mysore University Department of PostGraduate Studies and Research in Law from 1974, and Reader from 1984. Head of the Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Law at the Mysore University between 1987 and 1989. He was the Principal of Ramaiah Law College, Bangalore between 1996 and 2001.


Joined the Law School as Adjunct Professor in 1989. Participated in the 3rd Asian Forum for Constitutional Law Meet at Taipai, 2009.

His areas of specialization include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, and International Law. He has published more than ten articles. E-mail:

B.Sc. (1962) Mysore University, LL.B. (1968), LL.M. (1972) Bombay University, Ph.D. (1991) Mysore University Joined as lecturer in 1973 in Mysore University Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Law, became Reader in 1981 and Professor in 1992. He was the Head of the Department of Law between 1989 and 2001. He was the Dean of the faculty of Law in the University of Mysore from 1991 to 2001. He is Adjunct Professor at NLSIU from 2006. Areas of specialization are International Law, Human rights, Private International Law. Published more than 10 papers. E-mail:


B.Sc. (1971) LL.B. (1974), Bangalore University, M.A. (1987) (Sociology), Mysore University, LL.M. (1991) and Ph.D. (2000) Nagpur University. PGDMLE (2000) at National Law School of India University of India, On-line Certificate Course on IPR(2005), Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He was as an Advocate from 1974 till 1980 August. Between 1980 and 2007, he was Munsif, Civil Judge, Judge(Family Court), Presiding Officer( Labour Court ) and District and Sessions Judge.


He was also a Central Project Coordinator (Computers) with the High Court of Karnataka before he joined NLSIU as Adjunct Professor on 2nd June 2007. His areas of specialization include Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Intellectual Property, Land Law and Cyber Laws. E-mail:

He was Prof. Chairman & Dean, Faculty of Law, Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka, for over 20 years and has been a Visiting Professor of almost all the National Law Schools in India. Numerous students of Prof. Ajjappa have been appointed as District and High Court Judges and are highly successful practitioners at the Bar. During his stewardship in the Faculty of Law, Karnataka University, Prof. Ajjappa was instrumental in organising the First Jurisprudence Workshop and a National Seminar on Criminal Law under the aegis of U.G.C. and the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (and Karnataka University), respectively, at which he was Co-Director with Dr. Upendra Baxi and Late Dr. G.S. Sharma. Prof. Ajjappa was one of the G.V. AJJAPPA law teachers involved in the Bar Council's formulation and finalisation of 5year Integrated LL.B. Programme. Prof. Ajjappa is a voracious reader and is mainly interested in Jurisprudence, Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods, Conflict of Laws, to mention a few. HNLU a rare combination of Scholarship, Research Experience and Administrative acumen. Before joining here, he was Adjunct Professor at KIIT University Law School, Bhubaneshwar and Visiting Professor at National Law School Cuttack, Orissa. He has joined NLSIU as an Adjunct Professor from June 2010.

Mr. M.I. Arun is a Visiting Lecturer at the NLSIU. He has secured the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree from the NLSIU in 1993. Since then he has been practising in Trial Courts and the High Court of Karnataka. He is teaching Constitutional Litigation Clinic.


Mr. Shiva Prasad is a Visiting Lecturer at the NLSIU. He has secured the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree from the NLSIU in 1993. Since then he has been practising in Trial Courts and the High Court of Karnataka. He is teaching Civil Litigation Clinics.




Mr. Maheswara is a Visiting Lecturer at the NLSIU. He has secured the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree from the NLSIU in 1994. Since then he has been practising in Trial Courts and the High Court of Karnataka. He is teaching Criminal Litigation Clinic and Criminal Procedure Code.



Ms. Maithreyi completed her B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from NLSIU in 2002, and her LL.M. in Taxation from Cambridge in 2003. Her interests are in the areas of Tax Law, Gender and the Law, and Feminist Jurisprudence. Having written a thesis during her LL.M. on 'Feminist Contributions to Tax Theory', she has taught a seminar course called 'A Feminist Revisit to Tax Law' and has taught the 'Taxation-I and Taxation-II' courses.


Mr. Mrinal Satish is a Visiting Professor at NLSIU since July 2009. He is an alumnus of NLSIU and of Yale Law School. He was a member of the NLSIU faculty between 2002 and 2006. In 2007, Mrinal joined the National Judicial Academy (NJA), Bhopal, as an Assistant Professor. The focus of his work at NJA was on adjudication, mainly in the area of criminal law. He conceptualised, organised and made presentations at various seminars, workshops and conferences for the district judiciary and judges of High Courts. Mrinal was also involved in organising two annual retreats of the judges of the Supreme Court of India. Mrinal has also worked on various research projects submitted to the Government, Committees appointed by the Government and NGOs, mainly in the area of criminal law. He co-authored a report studying the implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, which was submitted to the Government of India by one of the Research Centres at NLSIU. Mrinal's area of interest and specialization is Criminal Law. He has been working on the issue of sentencing in criminal law, an area on which he has presented papers at international conferences and is publishing as well. He is working on the issue of sentencing in sexual offences for his doctoral dissertation at Yale Law School. Email:


B.A. LL.B (Hons.) [NLSIU]; LL.M [ Yale Law School ]; JSD Candidate, Yale Law School . Aparna graduated the B.A. LL.B (Hons.) program at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) in 2006, securing the first rank. She was also awarded 8 gold medals by the University, including Best All Round Graduating Student, Jurisprudence, and Criminal Laws. While at NLSIU, Aparna was the Chief Editor of the Student Bar Review, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Socio-Legal Review. She went on to do her LL.M from Yale Law School, where she was a Research Assistant to Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence. She was also involved in the activities of the Lowenstein


Human Rights Project. Aparna graduated from Yale Law School in 2007 and worked for a couple of years at the National Judicial Academy, India, first as a Law Associate and then as a Research Fellow. As part of her work at NJA, she conceptualised, coordinated and made presentations at various seminars, conferences and workshops for the Indian Judiciary. She joined NLSIU as Visiting Professor in June, 2009. Aparna's areas of interest are Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Gender and the Law, and Judicial Process Reform. She has presented a paper on "Freedom of Information in International Institutions: Theory, Law, Principles and Practice" at the Conference on Next Generation Legal Scholarship at the Yale Law School in April 2007 and a paper titled "The Violence Focus of International Human Rights Law: Blind Spots, Tunnel Vision and Distorted Versions" at the 5th Annual Asian Society of Law Conference at National University of Singapore, in 2008. She has several publications in some of India's leading law journals. Her latest publication is titled Of Maternal State and Minimalist Judiciary: The Approach of the Indian Supreme Court to Terror-Related Adjudication. She has also co-authored a Report on the Working and Implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act on behalf of the Centre for the Study of Casteism, Communalism and the Law for the Government of India. Email: B.A. (Nagarjuna University) 2005, M.A., Political Science (University of Hyderabad) 2007. He is Visiting Professor of Political Science in NLSIU from October 2009. At present he is also the Assistant Warden of Boys' Hostels. Qualified UGC National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in 2007, awarded UGC-Junior Research Fellowship in 2008. His awards and honours include National Merit Scholarship (Ministry of HRD, GOI) 2002, University Merit Scholarship (University of Hyderabad) RAVIKIRAN 2005, President Scout Award (Govt. of India) 2002, Prime Minister Shield Competition Award (in Bharat Scouts & Guides) 2000, Rajya Puraskar Award from the Governor of Andhra Pradesh in 1999. Areas of Research Interest: Political Theory, Indian Political Process, Governance, Public Policy Analysis. E-mail: Kalyani graduated from B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) program at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2009. While at NLSIU, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Socio-Legal Review. She went on to do her LL.M. from Yale Law School and graduated in June 2010. While at Yale, she served as an Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities and as an Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. She was also research assistant to Professor Robert W. Gordon, Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History. Kalyani's areas of interest are law and society scholarship, legal history, and civil liberties. She has presented papers at various fora, including conferences organised by Law and Society Association and the Law and Social Sciences Network.

Kalyani Ramanathan



B.Com., B.L., M.L. (Criminal Law and Evidence Law), M.Phil. (Health Care Law and Criminal Law), Ph.D(Health Care and Criminal Law). Fellowship of Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany. Lecturer at Sikkim Government Law College, Gangtok, from 17th March to 30th November 1987; Principal N.B.M. Law College, Visakhapatnam, from 01st December 1987 to 02nd May 1988; Additional Professor of Law, National Law School of India University, Bangalore from May 3, 1988 to 15th January, 2002.


Visiting Faculty at T.A. Pai Management Institute, Bangalore, Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law at IIT Kharagpur, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai from 2002 continuing.

Recipient of various gold medals and prizes in different subjects for obtaining the University FIRST RANK in B.L. and M.L. He is the Chairperson of Institutional Ethics Committees of well known Hospitals and Member of various NonGovernmental Organisations/Trusts working in the area of health care. He has published a number of articles in various Journals, and books published by reputed publishing houses. He has participated in various conferences in India and abroad. He is currently practising as Advocate in Health Care Law and Ethics from 2002; co-ordinates the activities of LegalExcel, a firm of Advocates, Solicitors & Health Care Consultants, in Bangalore. Visiting Faculty at National Law School of India University from July 2010.

B.A. 1969, M.A. 1971, Ph.D.,1980 ( Sociology of Indigenous Medicine) all from Bangalore University. Lecturer in Sociology, 1971-1985 MES College, Bangalore; Reader in Sociology, University of Mysore, Mysore, 1985-1986; Reader/Professor of Sociology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1986-2008. Taught at Graduate, Post graduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. Retired as Dean and Professor, Faculty of Arts, Bangalore University in December 2008. He was Editor for 'Padigal'- a Tamil Quarterly - 1979-1985. He was International Consultant at Peradeniya University, Kandy, Sri Lanka from July 1- July 30th, 2009 (IRQUE Project). He was the Founder-Trustee of PPST Foundation, Madras, 1979.


He has published over 40 articles in both English and Tamil on a wide variety of subjects like Indian Sociology, Indigenous Medicine, Pre-British Indian Society and Polity, Indigenous Knowledge Systems etc. Visiting Faculty at National Law School of India University from July 2010.


B.A. B.L.(Hons), (2006) NALSAR, Hyderabad; LL.M. (Harvard Law School, Harvard, 2009). The Masters Degree was for her research in areas of International Tax Policy Issues. Her publications have appeared in reputed Indian and international journals, and in 2008, she was awarded a scholarship by the International Bar Association, Taxation Section, for a paper on the subject of nexus in tax laws. Currently practising with Nishith Desai Associates in International Tax Law, she joins as Visiting Faculty at National Law School of India University from July 2010.


B.A., LL.B.(Hons) 2006 from NLSIU(Bangalore). Thereafter pursued B.C.L. at the University of Oxford specializing in International Law and Public Law. She was Consultant at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal in 2008-2009. Her research interests include Constitutional Law, International Law and Human Rights. Visiting faculty at National Law School of India University from July 2010.




The CWL was set up at the very inception of the Law School in 1988. The CWL endeavours to look at law and the legal process from the perspective of gender justice and administers programmes directed towards equal justice for women in Indian Society. The CWL works with the Legal Services Clinic of the NLSIU as and when circumstances require. In association with social activists and women's organisations, CWL undertakes various training programmes focusing on legal literacy for women, social auditing of welfare legislations affecting women, legal aid and assistance. Being a research and service unit of the NLSIU, CWL acts as a co-ordination centre and research support agency for women's organisations in general and official bodies concerned with implementation of law affecting women. The Centre is supported by grants from governmental and non-governmental sources. Among the programmes organised by the Centre during the past years are a legal literacy course for women, development of an action plan for implementation of the recommendations of the National Committee on Custodial Justice for Women Prisoners, research work on Domestic Violence and also Trafficking of Women & Children. The Centre has also been actively involved in the implementation of the Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Policy at the NLSIU. An annual journal, The Gender Justice Reporter, is brought out by the CWL to provide information on the development of law through judicial decisions and statutes for those agencies working on women's issues and for the empowerment of women. The Centre Coordinator is Dr. V. S. Elizabeth, Additional Professor, Tel No. : 080-23160530, Email: ,

Mr. Nikhil G.
LL.B. (Calicut Univ), LL.M. (NLSIU), Research Asst.


The NLSIU, Bangalore, started teaching Alternate Dispute Resolution Methods from 1992 for its undergraduate students as a compulsory course. At present the Institute is offering a Seminar course in Negotiation, Conciliation and Arbitration. The Institute is in the process of starting a Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Alternate Dispute Resolution. NIADR is intended to be a specialized centre for promoting alternate dispute resolution. The purpose of setting up of such an Institute is for conducting training and developing skills and aptitude for ADR amongst students of law, legal academics and lawyers in the conduct of actual resolution of disputes. It is in the process of establishing ADR facilities at the NLSIU. The Centre Co-ordinator is Dr. V. Nagaraj, Registrar and Professor of Law, E-mail:


The Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), NLSIU was established as a specialized multi-disciplinary Research Centre of NLSIU on April 1st 1996. The Centre integrates research, direct field action and teaching on child rights law; and uses law and socio-legal strategies as a tool for transformative social change in order to enable children to live with dignity. The specific aim of CCL is to ensure social justice, human rights and quality of life for all children in India, with special focus on equitable quality education, care, protection and justice for marginalized and excluded children. The objectives of the Centre are to enable children to be treated as rights holders, to help institutionalise the human rights based approach into policy, law and practice on children, and to build the capacity of state and civil society for more effective realisation of child rights. CCL has recently intensified work on a basket of academic courses, drawing from its engagement with research and direct action, and has recently launched the pioneering PG Diploma in Child Rights Law through Distance mode in 2008. This course is being co-ordinated by Dr. Neetu Sharma. In July 1999, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, endowed the Juvenile Justice Chair at NLSIU. CCL is currently implementing a range of programmes with support from various donor partners. The main institutional funding for the Centre was supported by HIVOS (Dec 1999 - Sept 2009), focusing on the programme on Juvenile Justice and Universalisation of Equitable Quality School Education, while also supporting the PG Diploma in Child Rights Law. The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust has now taken over this role from October 2009 till September 2012. Child Rights and You (CRY) had supported the infrastructure costs of CCL and the Documentation Centre. UNICEF India Country Office, who had supported the Centre in its early years is now a partner to implement a 2 year project titled 'Justice to Children through Independent Human Rights Institutions' aimed at supporting the Commissions for Children under the CPCR Act 2005 in effectively fulfilling their mandate and function. The Karnataka Legal Services Authority supports a range of activities, including one that aims at evolving a model of a Child Friendly Family Court and one on Right to Food. Other donors include National Foundation for India and NUEPA. Policy research, legal reform, sustained




advocacy and lobbying with the state/central government and active participation in social movements have been undertaken over the years. Smaller research projects have also been undertaken on issues such as 'children as Victims of Armed Conflict and Communalism' in the States of Manipur and Gujarat, Rights of Children with Disability in the JJ System, and Child Sexual Abuse. The JJ team has made significant contributions to the lives of children under state care as well as to the issue by impacting the law and State Rules on Juvenile Justice under the JJ Act 2000. This early work has had a direct influence on the JJ Model Rules 2007. The team has also partnered with the State Government to build the capacity of state functionaries, civil society actors and judicial authorities under the JJ Act. The Education Team engages with primary stakeholders to contribute to the process of universalisation of equitable quality school education to all children in general and children of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and other disadvantaged/excluded sections in particular. The field extension programme of this project is located in Bidadi, a rural outskirt of Bangalore. The team has made significant contributions to the debates on Right to Education across the nation, and aims to ultimately create a national system of education on the lines of common school system. This is based on the principles of neighbourhood school as referred in various policy documents. The team, in collaboration with social movements, has also played a crucial role in translating the Right to Education as one of the Fundamental Rights in the Constitution through a suitable and appropriate Constitutional Amendment at the National level. One of the outstanding contributions at the State level is the drafting of delegated legislation under the Panchayat Raj Act of Karnataka to provide legal status to School Development and Monitoring Committees in the state. This is considered to be a revolution in the area of community participation at the school level and is in operation since June 2006. Working on the UNICEF supported project to support the Commissions for Children, the team has recently contributed recommendations for progressive Rules under the CPCR Act 2005. The appointment of Dr. Niranjan Aradhya VP, senior staff of the Centre, as Member of the Karnataka Commission for the Protection of Child Rights is a valuable asset in helping to achieve the goals outlined for this project. CCL's Documentation Centre, which is now integrated with the University Library provides information backstopping for various areas of social science and legal research, though Child Rights in particular and inter-sectoral issues concerning children remain the focal area. The strategies adopted by CCL include the adoption of the human rights based approach, the participatory action research approach and the inter-disciplinary approach, and critical engagement with academia, local communities and social movements to positively impact the human rights of children. The Centre is staffed by persons who bring with them rich field experience and a commitment to social transformation. This helps ensure that CCL sustain its core strategy to remain a site for the creation of innovative grounded knowledge from below and clinical legal education on child rights law. All programmes are geared towards ensuring accountability of the state as duty bearer while working from within and outside the system to trigger institutional and structural reform. The Centre has 11 staff, 7 consultants, 15 volunteers and a number of NLSIU student volunteers working on its various projects. The Centre Co-ordinator is Arlene Manoharan, Fellow, MSW Telefax No. 080 - 23160528; 080 - 23160532/533/535 Email: Website:


Arlene Manoharan
B.A., M.S.W

Dr. Niranjan Aradhya

B.Sc., M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D

Dr. Neetu Sharma

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D, PGDPR

Fellow & Programme Head

Fellow & Programme Head (Education)

Fellow & Projects Manager (Juvenile Justice)

Pramod Naikodi
B.A., LL.B.

Anuroopa Giliyal
B.A., LL.B.

N. Pushpa

Research Associate Legal (JJ)

Research Officer Legal

Professional Asst.

Other Staffs comprise

Kumara Swamy T.
M.A., P.G.Dip. in DTP

Rajendra Prasad
P B.A., M.S.W

G. Prakash
B.A. LL.B.

Chetan D.P

Asst. Project Coordinator(Field)

Research Assistant

Village Education Coordinator Village Education Coordinator (VEC) (VEC)



The following officers comprise the CCL Research Team



The Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA) established in 1997 enjoys the support of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF), Government of Karnataka, the Bar and the Bench in India and several Institutions and Universities abroad. Building environmental law database, effectively networking between all stakeholders, building an environmental law community and policy research in the area of environment are CEERA's main objectives. To achieve its objectives, CEERA ever attempts to build functional and professional linkages with government agencies and non-governmental organisations in India, South Asian Region and at international levels. Apart from handling and furthering India's environmental conservation work involving policyanalysis, campaigning, community capacity building and strategic legal intervention on critical environmental issues, CEERA serves as a rich resource centre for environmental law teaching and research for both the bachelors and masters courses at NLSIU. CEERA currently participating in the MoEF sponsored ENVIS (Environmental Information System) Programme to maintain a full-fledged web portal ( in Environmental Law for the entire green sensitive community. CEERA has also brought out many publications in the area of environmental law and management, along with regular Newsletter. The Centre Co-ordinator is Dr. Omprakash V. Nandimath, Associate Professor of Law, Tel. No.: 080-23160527. E-mail: , URL:

Pushpa Kadam B.A., M.L.I.Sc, PGDLAN, PGDHRM

The Centre is assisted by Mrs. Pushpa Kadam, who also manages the websites of the Centre.


The Centre for Intellectual Property Research and Advocacy (CIPRA) was established with the objective of enhancing the intellectual property knowledge base and research capabilities of the country in general and the NLSIU in particular. The Centre attempts to achieve these aims through a two pronged strategy. Firstly, it attempts to disseminate information on intellectual property rights with a view to create awareness in the public in general. Secondly, it initiates research into relatively unexplored and novel areas. CIPRA has developed a website which contains decisions of Indian and Foreign Courts (along with relevant head notes), a number of well-researched and innovative

articles, highlighting recent trends and developments in intellectual property. CIPRA seeks to highlight issues to focus on the IPR needs of developing countries. The Centre also offers a Post-graduate Diploma course in Intellectual Property Rights through the distance education mode. The Centre Co-ordinator is Dr. T. Ramakrishna, Professor of Law, Tel. No.: 080-23160532/533/535 (extn. 235) E-mail: URL:

Ms. Gargi Chakrabarti B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M Ms. Pushpa Kadam assists at this Centre also who also manages the website of the Research Assistant, Centre. MHRD Chair on IPR, NLSIU


The NIHR was established at NLSIU in 1998 by the National Human Rights Commission, recognising the growing demands of human rights education and research at the national level. During 1991-1998, it functioned under the name of Centre for Human Rights. The NIHR has two main wings: a) The Academy; and b) Research and Publications. NIHR conducts training programmes for judicial officers in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Current programmes include a study on the status of human rights education and looking at disability rights. NIHR has recently published a Handbook for Judicial Officers in collaboration with the NHRC. The Centre also offers a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law through the distance education mode. Justice S. Rajendra Babu, Rtd. Chief Justice of India and former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi holds the NIHR Chair. The Faculty Co-ordinator is Ms. Anuradha Saibaba, Assistant Professor of Law, NLSIU E-mail:


TILEM has been established mainly with a view to generate and promote inter-disciplinary study of issues falling within the broad ambit of the interfaces among Law, Ethics and Medicine. The Centre is offering a Post Graduate Diploma course in Medical Law & Ethics through the distance education mode. TILEM is intended to conduct Continuing Legal Education Workshops for the benefit of judges, Presiding Officers of Consumer Courts, lawyers, policy makers, medical and health professionals, paralegals, para-medicos and NGOs. The Centre Co-ordinator is Dr. V. Nagaraj, Registrar and Professor of Law, NLSIU E-mail:



Founded in 2008 through an initiative of the University Grants Commission, Government of India, the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) promotes interdisciplinary research on the varied forms of social marginality and exclusion in India. Besides offering courses for B.A., LL.B (Hons.) and LL.M., students at NLSIU, CSSEIP undertakes academic, legal and policy research with a special focus on caste, tribal and religious minorities with an active commitment to furthering democratic practices B.A., Bangalore University (1977); M.A. Sociology, Bangalore University (1981); M.Phil. (1987) and Ph.D., Sociology, Bangalore University (1997); LL.B., Bangalore University (1999). He has been a faculty of the National Law School of India University since 1990. He was Visiting Faculty at Warwick Law School, UK, (1999) and Visiting Fellow at Indiana University, USA, (2004). His research interests include Sociology of Law, Social Exclusion, Social Movements, Caste, Religion, S. Japhet Affirmative Action & Equality Jurisprudence. He has published articles, edited journals and presented papers at seminars in India and abroad. He has coordinated several national level studies and conferences for the central and state governments. Email:

B.A., St. Joseph's College, Bangalore (1994); M.A. Sociology, University of Hyderabad (1996); Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2006). He is Associate Professor of Sociology. His research interests are in the areas of social theory, cultural sociology, caste, and the Indian media. His publications include academic and newspaper articles and English translations of Kannada fiction. Email:

Chandan Gowda
B.A. Sociology, Sri Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi (1996); M.A. Sociology, Delhi School of Economics (1998); M.Phil., Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, 1999; Ph.D., Sociology (submitted), Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He is Assistant Professor of Sociology. His research interests are in the areas of sociology of knowledge, forced migration, refugee and diaspora studies, caste and the anthropology of displacement. He has published in several academic journals. Email:

Sudeep Basu

B.A., (Hons.) History, Gaya College Gaya (Magadh University, 2003); LL.B., Faculty of Law (BHU, Varanasi, 2006), LL.M. (NLSIU, Bangalore, 2008) He is Assistant Professor of Law. He has previously been faculty at Chanakya National Law University, Patna. His research interests are in the areas of Indian politics, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Labour Law. He has been associated with grassroots Sanjay Kumar Chaudhary activities on the issues of human rights violation of Dalits and women, caste atrocities, electoral and educational reforms in India. Email:

B.Tech, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT, Kanpur, (2001); Ph.D., Economics (submitted) (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai). He is Assistant Professor of Economics. His research interests are in the areas of applied game theory, economics of religion, design of states, and sociolinguistics. His publications include academic papers and a book on ethnic conflict in North East India. Email:

Vikas Kumar

B.A. (Economics),1988 (Delhi University); M.A. 1992; M.Phil., 1994 (Sociology), JNU, New Delhi; Ph.D., (History), University of London (1998). He is a Research Associate. He has published extensively on the history and politics of Islam in India. Some of his prominent publications include Sacred Spaces: Exploring Traditions of Shared Faith in India (Penguin India, New Delhi, 2003), Muslims in India since 1947: Islamic Yoginder Singh Sikand Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations (RoutledgeCurzon, London, 2004). Jihad, Peace and Inter-Community Relations in Islam (Rupa.), and Voices against Terror: Indian Ulema on Islam, (Vikas Adhyayan Kendra). Email:




Research Assistant, CSSEIP B.A. LL.B. (University Law College, Bangalore University, 2005); LL.M. (Bangalore University, 2007), PGDAS (Bangalore University, 2007), M.A. (Political Science, Bangalore University, 2009) His primary research interests include Criminal Law, Kannada literature and Dalit Movements. He was editor of the Kannada weekly, Kannada Times, between 2007 and 2008. He has published in various Kannada literary and political magazines. He has edited, Kannada Times Barahagalu (Writings from Kannada Times). Email :

K. L. Chandrashekhar Aijoor

Administrative Staff

T. Rohini
M. Lib. Sc.

Shashikala. G.
M.A. (Economics)

Ramakrishna M.

Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Operator

Office Assistant

The Objectives of CSSEIP

? interdisciplinary research on the dynamics of social exclusion and contribute to academic Encourage

debates in social science and legal scholarship.

? Develop conceptual frameworks that are reflexive of India's socio-cultural realities and expand the space

of intellectual discourse.
? and policy makers in the preparation and critical evaluation of legislations and policies Assist law

pertaining to the socially excluded communities.

? Disseminate information on social exclusion issues through publication of journals, books, research

papers and reports and strengthen critical public discourses in India.

? with organisations and agencies working to build an inclusive and just society. Build ties


? original research and make available the findings in both academic and popular fora Conduct ? research and advisory services to government, non-government and other agencies, both Provide

national and international in policy formulation and implementation.

? workshops and conferences that provide a forum for state legislators, bureaucrats and Organise

judges to interact with scholars, activists, film-makers, journalists, among others, and reflect collectively on issues related to social exclusion.
? Collaborate with local and international research and activist organisations committed to strengthening

democratic ideals.
? strategic litigation to provide legal assistance to the vulnerable sections of society and Encourage

explore legal remedies in their favour.

? archive of print, digital and visual texts on issues pertaining to social exclusion, especially as it Build an

relates to the realms of law and state policy.

? translation projects to make important writings done in Kannada available to a non-Kannada Undertake

audience and, likewise, make available in Kannada important work done in other languages.


Ever since Hugo Grotius characterised the sea as the common heritage of mankind, the "commons" have been the subject of legal enquiry on the international plane, dating back to over five hundred years. It is ironical that a similar attention has not surfaced in the domestic legal sphere. With increased commodification, privatisation and appropriation of the valuable resources of the State, often to the detriment of a overwhelmingly large majority of people, it would become the clear, present and imminent concern of the legal order to arrest the depredation of the "Commons", and the threat to human rights over such common resources and promote their protection and the conservation. There is thus a pressing need to rethink about the "Commons" among the legal fraternity to assist the policy makers with a more viable alternative to the existing model for the better management of the resources. In India, this need is NOW greater than at any previous point of time. The "COMMONS CELL" took birth within the Centre for Environmental Legal Education, Research and Advocacy in the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, to view law in the context of society and for opening up new vistas of legal learning and scholarship in the light of experience. With a view to developing and enriching the legal learning on the subject with particular reference to India, the Jurisprudence on the subject the "COMMONS CELL" has started identifying the "COMMONS" from the existing legal material for a start. The Centre in-charge is Dr. M. K. Ramesh, Professor of Law, NLSIU. E-mail:



An Overview
Situated about 10 Kms from Bangalore City railway station the National Law School now has a campus spread over 23 acres in idyllic setting. It is approachable easier from the Nagarbhavi end of the Bangalore University's Jnana Bharathi campus. The Law School is a fully residential university with independent residential facilities for men and women students, the Faculty and non teaching staff. With all its 500 odd students from all over India, the Faculty and non teaching staff residing on the same campus it is like a miniature India. With such interaction comes the greater need to adjust and share opinions, an outlook necessary for budding lawyers. Residing on campus would thus enable the students to widen their horizon and acquire important inter-personal skills. The first building on the campus came up in 1992 and today it has the Academic Block, three Halls of Residence each for men and women students, two Hostels for post- graduate women students, three blocks of Faculty Quarters and two blocks of residences as quarters for non teaching staff. An International Training Centre, with residential facilities, equipped for organising training programmes, seminars and video conferences is part of the campus.


The library is the 'heart' of any academic institution and plays an important role in all academic activities and, the more so, in law institutions. Known as Sri Narayana Rao Memorial National Law Library, its establishment was generously assisted through the munificence of Mrs. Sudha Narayanamurthy of INFOSYS. This is a three storied building of 30,000 sq.ft. built-up area with ample space for storage of books and for reading purposes. The library has been planned keeping in view the aims and objectives of the Law School, and is being operated by a team of professionally qualified library staff guided by the Library Council. It has a collection of over 40,000 volumes covering a wide range of general and special subjects, comprising of text books, reference books, back volumes of journals and reports etc., apart from current legal periodicals. The Library functions from 8.30 a.m till midnight on all days of the week, but closing hours will vary on Holidays. The library has an open access system to facilitate readers to have easy access to the library resources. The NLSIU Library has also established links with other important libraries in and around Bangalore in order to provide interlibrary access for the benefit of students and teachers of the Law School. To assist the students and Research Scholars in locating literature as well as information in their areas of research, general reference, current awareness and computerized catalogues have been introduced. An orientation programme is also organised for new students to help them acquaint themselves with the library system and services and for enabling maximum utilisation of the available resources. The Law School has introduced computerised facilities for both housekeeping as well as information retrieval. Since it now has a leased line connection to the internet, it is possible to have easy access to information directly from all available computerised data bases all over the world, not only in the field of law but also in other disciplines. Keeping in mind the vision to create an E-Law School, the University subscribes to many international online databases like WESTLAW, JSTOR, KLUWERONLINE, SPRINGERLINK etc. which contain enormous resources like International Case Reporters, Statutes, and Articles from Law Reviews, constituting an invaluable resource to a law school student. MANUPATRA.COM, INDLAW.COM and similar Indian databases have also been made available for both students and faculty. NLSIU is among the first of the legal educational institutions in India to subscribe to these online databases. The Library has CD-ROMs search facilities and it has also acquired important CD-ROM databases such as SCC-Online and AIR etc. This year the Library has also subscribed to Hein Online Legal database as well as added e-books collections for the benefit of faculty/students.


With a computerised library system it is the aim of the library to establish a network of law libraries in India and also to establish a National Legal Information Centre, which will act as a clearing house of information in the field of law. The Library has all state-of-the-art gadgets with Wi-Fi internet connection and highly modernised AudioVisual equipments with tele-conferencing facility. Special arrangements have also been made for the physically challenged persons to access the library. The following staff man the library services of the University.

C.U. Navalgund,
B.A., M.L.I.Sc Librarian

R.S. Kumbar
M.Com. M.L.I.Sc Asstt. Librarian

The Librarian is in overall charge of the Library Services of the University.

Ramesh Kumar
B.Sc., M.A., M.L.I.Sc Sr. Library Asstt.

Mahesh Yarnal
B.Com., M.L.I.Sc, M.Phil, PGDLAN Sr. Library Asstt

K.S. Madhu
B.A., M.L.I.Sc Library Asstt.

The following personnel assist the Professional Staff in the University.


K Manjappa
Cert. Lib., Sc Supporting Staff

Supporting Staff

Budan Sahib
Supporting Staff



The National Law School strives to provide for a high quality, efficient and secure infrastructure that would enhance the productivity of all its users. To ensure this, the IT infrastructure and services is being constantly reviewed, maintained and updated by a separate IT Committee consisting of a few faculty members and technical staff. The technical staff is encouraged to constantly update their knowledge through periodic training programs. The IT infrastructure has grown tremendously over the past few years. The bandwidth for Internet Services has been increased almost tenfold and is now 12 Mbps. This caters to the wireless network in the classrooms, academic block, library, hostels and faculty blocks. A relatively new computer lab is located at the library. The infrastructure has been recently overhauled to improve the quality of the internet facility. All classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors. To further enhance the quality of classroom experience "E-Class" equipments are installed in a few classrooms. This will soon be extended to other classrooms. A good video conferencing facility is also provided to enable students to benefit from faculty located in other places within and outside India. A user policy has been formulated in order to encourage problem-free access to resources and minimise negative externalities. In order to further improve access to education we hope to soon have online Learning Management Tools. Steps are also being undertaken to ensure greater security of the network. The IT Committee consists of the following members: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dr. V. Vijayakumar, Chairman Dr. T.S. Somashekhar, Member Dr. O.V. Nandimath, Member Dr. Ashok Patil , Member Mr. Mrinal Satish, Member

The following personnel man the Computer Section of the University and provide access to IT facilities on campus.

Gayathri Devi
Information Scientist B.Sc. M.LIB.Sc, PGDCA

S. Chandrashekar
Technical Asst. (Hardware) Dip. in Electr & Telcom.



The National Law School campus with all its 500 odd students and the faculty residing in the same campus is a like a miniature India. With such interaction comes the greater need to adjust and share opinions, and to build an outlook necessary to become budding lawyers. Residing on campus enables students to widen their horizon and acquire important inter-personal skills. There are three Halls of Residence for men known by the names Ganga, Cauvery and Himalaya and three Halls of Residence for women known as Nilgiris, Annexe and Mess Block. In addition there are two P.G. Women's Hostels. Students of the first year are generally provided separate accommodation. While the first year students are allotted dormitories, from the second year onwards, they have the option of triple seater rooms, which are T-shaped and, once a curtain is drawn across the entrance, each becomes a private cubicle. Women students have a choice of twin seaters, in addition to the triple seater rooms. There are also a few single rooms available in both hostels. These are usually given to students in the final year. Students are each provided with a cot, cupboard, chair and desk. They are advised to bring their own mattresses, curtains and bed-linen. Hostels have 24-hour running hot water facility. Laundry facilities are also made available on campus. As Bangalore experiences cold weather during November-January, students are advised to bring blankets and warm clothing.


Ragging in any form in the Hostel / Institution is illegal and is banned. Smoking and consumption of alcohol are prohibited on Campus. Use of Drugs is punishable and is banned. The Halls of Residence have a Common-Room each, equipped with cable television, facilities for indoor games and a small in-house library. To ensure uninterrupted power supply, the Halls of Residence have their own generators. Tea/Coffee vending machines, facilities of the PCO and 24 hours security are some of the other features which ensure that students enjoy basic amenities and security so that they can focus on their studies. The Halls of Residence have strict rules of administration. The Rules and Regulations are notified at the beginning of each academic year. Committees are constituted to ensure compliance with these Rules. Students are expected to adhere to the Rules and Regulations, failing which they will be subject to disciplinary action. Students must also identify a local guardian who can be contacted in any emergency. All the day-to-day activities are managed by the students themselves through three Committees - the Disciplinary Committee, the Mess Committee and the General Welfare Committee which functions under the supervision and control of the Collegium of Wardens. At the beginning of every academic year, students are selected to be on these committees. This enables students to gain valuable organisational skills. The students-managed kitchen serves vegetarian food on all days and nonvegetarian food on designated days. The residents are not permitted to leave campus without permission and are not allowed to stay outside their Halls of Residence, after specified hours. Keeping four/two wheelers is discouraged. The University reserves the right to refuse admission into the Halls of Residence to students who refuse to abide by the Rules and Regulations. Parents are advised to keep constantly in touch with the Institution / Authorities of the Halls of Residence regarding performance of their wards. The Wardens stay on campus and the students are free to approach any of the Wardens regarding any problem, inconvenience, ill health etc. The following staff man the dietary services in the Halls of Residence.

K.G. Babu


Ranjit Patro

Somashekar Nayak


Conference Hall

Dining Hall

Moot Court



International Training Centre


A well equipped International Training Centre, with residential facilities for organizing training programmes, was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Justice Mr. Lahoti on 28th August, 2005. The Training Centre is under the supervision of a care taker who is responsible for providing the facilities at the Centre without any deficiency in service. Several Training Programmes have been successfully conducted at this premises.

Mr. Manikandan, Care Taker

From its inception the School has taken efforts to build sports facilities for students. Currently the Law School has a basketball court, a tennis court and indoor facilities for table tennis at the hostels and in the Academic block. A couple of years ago, a new fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipments was also inaugurated. Arrangements have been made with the Sports Authority of India complex nearby for the use of their facilities. Plans for a multipurpose sports facility within the Law School campus, in the newly acquired 5 acres of land, is under way. Mr. Naveen Kumar is professionally assisting the delivery of sports services.


There is a Health Centre on Campus to attend to immediate necessities of health care. The college has institutional arrangement with S.K. Hospital, Nagarbhavi, situated close by, to provide hospital attention including in-hospital care where required. There is a qualified Nurse at the Health Centre.

Malini, Resident Nurse, B.A, Post B.Sc in Nursing

The Corporation Bank has a branch with ATM facilities situated on the campus. A branch of the State Bank of India, with ATM facility, is situated nearby, about 5 minutes walk from the campus. At Vijayanagar, just 3 kms away, there are, besides these two, other banks like SBM, ICICI, UTI, HDFC and the CITI BANK, all with ATM facilities.

A canteen facility is provided in the Academic Block which is open from 9.30 A.M. to midnight. One can get soft drinks, eats, as well as regular meals and other items for breakfast and afternoon snacks.

Outgoing Students of B.A. LL.B. Hon's

Admission to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme is purely on the basis of merit as assessed through a Common Law Admission Test conducted for the purpose. A total of 80 students are ordinarily admitted. Classes begin on 1st July every year. The teaching methods adopted for the Degree programme are such as to promote multi-disciplinary inquiry and practical appreciation of problems. The method of teaching involves lectures, discussions, case studies, Moot Courts and project work. An innovative feature of the teaching method followed by the NLSIU is cooperative teaching where two or more teachers jointly offer a course and interact with the students in the same class. This is particularly useful for the multidisciplinary analysis of socio-legal problems. There is a high degree of interaction between the students and the teachers in the classroom. This is largely f acilitated by the f act that at the commencement of the Trimester, each student is given a set of reading materials containing the course outline, teaching plan, reading lists and a fairly lar ge volume of study materials in respect of each course. They consist of case studies, judicial decisions, ar ticles and excerpts from reports.

Outgoing Students of V Year B.A. LL.B.


With this material, the students are expected to come prepared for the classes and actively participate in classroom discussions. Faculty at the Law School are very accessible. With an excellent faculty-student ratio, the law school provides an exciting opportunity for the students to interact with their teachers. Beyond exchanges between students and faculty in the classroom, there are more formal means of communication aimed at improving the class experience and student life. At the end of each Trimester, the students are expected to complete an evaluation of the courses undertaken by them in that Trimester. The extensive comments on the teaching, reading materials, availability for consultation, etc., in these evaluation forms are taken seriously by the faculty so that they can more accurately identify students' concerns especially in courses that are taught for the first time. The courses on Clinical Legal Education are taught by integrating classroom teaching with simulation exercises. Efforts are being made to expose students to court realities. Project assignment is another component of each course that requires both literature survey and field investigations. These methods help in improving research skills, analytical abilities as well as the communication skills of the students. Another characteristic feature of the Law School is the number of working days it devotes for its teaching programmes every year. The Trimester system of instruction demands maximum number of working days in each Trimester for completing the course requirements. Accordingly, the Law School schedule provides for instruction extending to not less than seventy (70) days in each Trimester including the period for holding examinations. Thus the Law School has over 210 working days each year devoted for instructional purposes alone. STUDENT PLACEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME The Law School has a unique and innovative curriculum in which Practical Training occupies an important place. Practical training attempts to expose the students to different aspects of legal work in lawyer's chambers, courts, administrative offices, quasi-judicial establishments, prosecution departments, police and correctional institutions, commercial corporate establishments, government law offices, legal aid centres, legislative secretariats etc. In order to achieve these goals, the Law School administers a placement training programme, in which B.A., LL.B. (Hons) students are required to undertake internships during the 3rd, 4th and 5th years and LL.M. students during the 1st year. This gives students invaluable exposure to a litigation environment in trial and appellate courts and enables them to learn lawyering skills in a hands-on manner. PROCEDURE FOR PLACEMENT TRAINING 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 written and standard of respect, loyalty and professionalism to be maintained while under training with various organisations. They have to maintain a diary and on their return in March, a vivavoce is conducted to help evaluate the work done during past six weeks. STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME Realising that international experience with foreign Law Schools has become exceedingly important for law students, the Law School has made efforts to create such opportunities for the students by entering into MoUs with selected Law Schools and Universities abroad. As a result, students from NLSIU have been going to law schools in North America and Western Europe for sometime now. Candidates from the fourth and final years of B.A., LL.B. (Hons) as well as LL.M. are eligible to apply for the Exchange Programme for recommendation by the NLSIU. Interested candidates may submit their application to the Coordinator of the Student Exchange Programme. On approval by the Vice Chancellor, the successful candidates shall be placed with the foreign Law Schools/Universities to which they may be assigned. In making the recommendation, the Coordinator of Student Exchange Programme will consider the academic performance of the applicants. Disciplinary proceedings or warnings, if any, will be noted negatively. The Coordinator of the Student Exchange Programme is also responsible for foreign students coming to NLSIU from various Universities under the Exchange Programme. Candidates applying for the Exchange Programme need not pay any tuition fees at the designated foreign Law School/University. However, they have to undertake the full responsibility for the cost of their international travel, boarding, lodging, medical insurance and other expenses. Some of the foreign Universities may also extend boarding and lodging facilities at a concessional rate. Candidates should seek all the necessary information before the Exchange Programme is undertaken. The Law School offers opportunity for foreign students to study the international developments of law and policies in the Indian context. They will be able to examine the impact of international policies from a developing country's perspective. The students can choose from amongst the 60 courses being taught at the Law School. Regarding optional seminar courses, the list of courses offered for each Trimester will be available at the end of the previous Trimester. As far as possible, the choices of the foreign students will be accommodated. If space is not available on campus, the University will help to the maximum extent possible to find accommodation near the Campus for such exchange students coming from abroad. Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka State in South India having a balance climate throughout the year and is well connected with almost every city/town in India. It is a cosmopolitan city with a representation of the various peoples and cultures of the entire subcontinent. At present, the NLSIU has the Student Exchange Programmes with the following Universities: 1. BUCERIUS LAW SCHOOL 2. FREIBURG UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, GERMANY 3. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 4. INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE TORINO 5. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE 6. OSGOODE HALL LAW SCHOOL, YORK UNIVERSITY, CANADA 7. PARIS - DAUPHINE UNIVERSITY



ADMISSION PROCEDURE Admission to the B.A.,LL.B.(Hons.) Degree programme is purely on merit as assessed through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) conducted by the CLAT Committee constituted for the purpose. APPLICATION FOR THE ADMISSION TEST Each year, the CLAT will be conducted in the month of May at such centre and on such date as the CLAT Committee may notify. The Test will be consisting of objective type questions of a standard expected of 10+2 students and will be of 2 hours' duration. The test will carry a maximum of 200 marks. If more than one candidate gets the same rank in the merit list, the order of priority for the selection of the candidate against the available vacancies will be strictly based on the percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Applications for CLAT, when called for, can be obtained from the Convenor CLAT Committee by sending a Demand Draft (for a sum which will be notified) drawn on the State Bank of India or any other nationalised bank and made payable to CLAT Committee. Application forms can also be downloaded from the website and submitted with the application fee. The filled-in application for the CLAT shall be returned to the Convenor, CLAT Committee on or before the last date specified. The intake capacity for the Degree programme at the various Law Universities participating in the CLAT will be notified on the CLAT website and will be as notified, with reservations as prescribed by law in favour of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Persons with Disability. Reservation in favour of Foreign Nationals will be separately indicated. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the year of admission are also permitted to take the Admission Test, but their admission to the course shall be subject to their fulfilling the conditions stipulated in the Regulations and production of supporting documentary evidence at the time of admission. All admissions shall ordinarily be completed before 30th June every year.



ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION A candidate for admission to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Course shall have: a) passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, not less than 50% (45% in the case of SC / ST candidates and persons with disability) in the aggregate, and b) not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission. In the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST and persons with disability, the maximum age limit shall be 22 years. Those who do not clear the qualifying examination with the requisite marks are not eligible for admission. Candidates whose Statement of marks of the qualifying examination is not available at the time of formal interviews, are also not eligible for admission. The University reserves the right to cancel the admission of any candidate in accordance with the Rules. INTAKE AND RESERVATION At present, the intake capacity of following break-up: a) General Category b) Scheduled Caste c) Scheduled Tribe d) Persons with Disability (PWD) e) Foreign Nationals B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme shall be 80 (eighty) with the : : : : : 55 12 (i.e. 15%) 6 (i.e. 7.5%) 2 (i.e. 3%) 5

ADMISSION FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS Foreign candidates will be admitted directly on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination, overall academic record and command over English language. The candidate must have studied English language as one of the compulsory subjects in 10+2 or equivalent Higher Secondary School Examination. The Admissions Committee may organise an English language competence test if found necessary. Preference will be given to the candidates from SAARC countries and other developing countries. They are exempted from taking the CLAT and the rule concerning age limit. They will have to apply directly to the University in the prescribed format available on the NLS Website along with the supporting documents to the Registrar, NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560 242, on or before the prescribed date. The candidate will be provisionally admitted only on his/her having the required proficiency in the English language. DURATION AND ACADEMIC TERMS The duration of the course shall be for a period of Five Academic Years. Each academic year is divided into three "Trimesters" with an average of not less than 70 working days for each. The academic terms will be announced in advance each year and will ordinarily be between July-September, October-January and March-June.



LANGUAGES English is taught in the NLSIU as a compulsory non-credit course to satisfy to the requirements of the Bar Council of India. Other Foreign Language Courses can be on offer. SOCIOLOGY-I INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY The first part of this course will deal with the select work of both early social theorists like Marx and Weber and more recent theorists like Raymond Williams, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Edward Said, among others. The second part of this course will examine influential work on the major social institutions in India such as caste, tribe, religion, gender and class. Further, the scholarship surrounding secularism, communalism and nationalism in contemporary India will engage our attention. In addition to academic writings, we will sample sociologically relevant work from social activists and journalists. Visual texts like documentary films will accompany a few of our readings. SOCIOLOGY-II SOCIOLOGY OF INDIA The first module of this course will be on the sociology of law and legal institutions in India. Besides examining the impact of colonial rule on the evolution of legal systems in India, we will examine how the existing legal structures function in a society structured by religion, caste, class and gender. Further, the relationship between law and social movements will be considered. A special interest of this course is to scrutinize law as a cultural phenomenon. Perspectives that underline the cultural embeddedness of universalist concepts such as justice and human rights will be discussed. The second module of this course will deal with the conceptual difficulties involved in social science research on India via a discussion of thinkers who have tried to develop alternate analytical frameworks for the study of Indian society. ECONOMICS-I This is an introductory course in Economics covering elements of Micro Economics-product and factor markets, market structures and monetary and fiscal policy. Each of these areas is covered by introducing the students to theory, contextualising the emergence of the theory and highlighting its relevance in globalizing world, with special emphasis on India. Students also analyse the efficacy of theory in framing economic policy and related legislation. ECONOMICS-II This course is about development economics. It introduces different perspectives of development, different strategies and approaches to development. It critiques dominant perspectives of industrialisation and allocative efficiency as equivalent to development and introduces alternative perspectives, which may be more localised and therefore suited to indigenous communities. The role of different institutions like the State, market, voluntary agencies and people's organisations in handling issues like population increase, foreign debt, poverty and inequality are also analysed. POLITICAL SCIENCE-I Taking account of the intimate relationship between law and the science of power and obligations (Politics) this subject is taught at NLSIU in three courses. The basic course prepares the student to receive instruction in Public Law subjects (Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International Law) in the context of political forces operative in society. It therefore looks at political organisation and its principles (State, Law,



Sovereignty) together with the nature and types of governments and constitutions. Finally, the course attempts to evaluate the contributions of western political thinkers in the context of Indian experiences. POLITICAL SCIENCE - II (POLITICAL OBLIGATION) Political Obligation is distinctly a problem in modern democratic theory. In the post-enlightenment period individual consent took the central stage in providing legitimacy to the political authority of the sovereign. Thus the growth of modern democratic theory is related to refinement in the understanding of individual autonomy (liberty), equality and the capacity to give informed consent (will) to the political process. In other words, the legitimate moral basis of "enforcement of law" must move away from coercion to "conscience" of the individual. Political Obligation is thus concerned about the process of democratic decision making through substantive participation of the "situated actors" thereby creating a binding moral basis for selfregulation. This course attempts to provide the students critical inputs into these aspects of democratic theory. POLITICAL SCIENCE - III (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) The politics and principles in international relations form the main thrust of this course. It provides the foundation for appreciating problems of governance and power management in the international sphere and their impact in national politics. It discusses key concepts in international relations and the role of international institutions in historical perspective. Foreign policy formulation and the practice of diplomacy are important items for study along with the present trend to give economic factors the pride of place in international relations. CONTRACT-I Sanctity of contracts forms the foundation of civilised legal order. The principles governing the formation, performance and termination of contracts form the thrust of this course. The freedom of contract in the context of the new types of standard form and government contracts receive attention in the course. Contractual remedies including statutory remedies as envisaged in the Specific Relief Act, 1963 are also studied in the perspective of their evolution in English Common Law. CONTRACT-II Contracts law has assumed special forms in the course of its evolution to suit changes in society. Some of these special contracts such as Indemnity, Guarantee, Bailment, Agency and Partnership are studied in this course. The law of insolvency is also taught in the light of common law experiences, statutory provisions and decisional law. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-I The system of government stipulated under the Indian Constitution and the fundamental principles governing its organisation are the subjects of this course. The concept and context of federalism as practised in India and the contemporary status of Centre-State relations occupy a major part of the study. The theory of cooperative federalism and de-centralised administration are also taken as key issues in this analysis. The discussion is structured around the Sarkaria Commission Report on Centre-State Relations and on the Report of the Constitution Review Commission. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-II The course is devoted exclusively to a detailed analysis of fundamental freedoms guaranteed by Part III and complemented by fundamental state policy adumbrated in Part IV and both these reinforced by the

provisions in Part IV-A of the Indian Constitution. Through incisive and comparative analysis of case law, the students are enabled to realise the status and importance of Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles and to examine the problems involved in their judicial enforcement. The chapter on Fundamental Duties is also studied in the course and an effort is made to articulate the basic values which the Indian Constitution has identified and is attempting to actualise for justice and governance. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-III This is a course on governance under the Indian Constitutional Scheme. How is State power organised and administered? What are the structures and organs of government and what are their relative roles and functions? The mechanics of constitutional government and the dynamics of checks and balances form a major focus of the course. Problems revealed in the actual working of the Constitution and the alternate choices thrown up will also be discussed in a comparative perspective. HISTORY-I The study of history is essential to any student of law as legal principles and legal institutions develop in a particular socio-economic context in history. Thus, in this course, the students are introduced to the study of history and its methodology, followed by the socioeconomic history of India from the Harappan period to the end of the reign of the Mughals as the background for understanding the nature of society and economy, concept of justice, the legal systems and judicial administration in India prior to British rule. HISTORY-II This course dwells on the development of the judicial institutions, as well as the growth of legislative, political and administrative structures and processes in India in the background of colonial rule. This includes a study of the Constitutional development in India as well as the history of legal education and the legal profession. During this course, an attempt is also made to understand the National Movement and problem of Communalism so as to appreciate the institutions and problems of the Indian State since Independence. FAMILY LAW -I This course involves a critical and comparative study of the different personal laws governing family relations such as marriage, separation (divorce), maintenance, guardianship and custody, adoption, etc. At National Law School the attempt has been towards evolving a Uniform Civil Code at least in the academic study by identifying the core concepts in marriage laws of all communities and relating them to find the jurisprudential principles. Special care is taken in the course to look at the status of women and children in family relations law with a view to ensure greater protection of constitutional rights of these groups in family law administration. FAMILY LAW-II The second course in family law is devoted mainly to the study of property relations in family. The legal incidence of joint family and the laws of succession (testamentary and intestate) according to the Personal Law of different communities is discussed in a perspective that promotes thinking on a Uniform Civil Code and equality among sexes in property relations within the family. CRIMINAL LAW-I The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic principles of Criminal Law. Crime is a phenomenon studied by several disciplines from several perspectives and methodologies. The lawyer must have an acquaintance with such knowledge in order to make criminal justice serve the goals of social defence. The



theories of crime causation and of punishment is another segment of the course. Finally, prison system, correctional administration and sentencing process are studied in the light of relevant provisions of the statute. Some special topics like Victimology, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse and drug trafficking are also subjects of study. Subsequently, a study of the basic concepts of Criminal Law is undertaken, followed by a study of specific offences under the Indian Penal Code. CRIMINAL LAW-II Having completed a course on criminology, basic principles of Criminal Law and offences under the Indian Penal Code, the emphasis now shifts to the Defences available to a person under the Indian Penal Code, a study of the offences involving Strict Liability and Conduct Liability. The emerging jurisprudence in areas like the Insanity Defence, environmental and economic crimes are discussed in detail. CRIMINAL LAW - III (CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE) This course on criminal procedure looks at the Cr.P.C., 1973 in detail. Principles of fair trial and the emerging jurisprudence in Criminal Procedure is dealt with. The objects of the course include an understanding of the institutional procedures involved in the criminal process and an appraisal of their functioning in the present context in the country. The aim is to equip the students to effectively pursue a career in criminal litigation. CORPORATE LAWS The Corporation today is not only the most effective vehicle for carrying out industrial and commercial activities, but, also the major social and economic institution of stupendous size and power affecting the lives of the members of the entire society. The corporate law is no more a component of private law, but has emerged as part of public law. The transformation is emphasised in the preparation of the syllabi of the subject at National Law School. The subject is woven around a cluster of statutes and the common law. It is also one of those subjects which cannot be meaningfully appreciated without examining its implications in the economic field. Hence an interdisciplinary approach is adopted in discussing the subject, which is spread over two trimesters. Currently, the subject is taught in Trimesters IX & X. While discussing the topics, the cumulative impact of the various statutes and case law on each of the topics is examined. Corporate Governance issues are also covered as a major topic. The important statutes include the following: 1. The Companies Act, 1956 2. The Securities Contract (Regulation) Act, 1956 3. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 4. Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 5. Depositories Act, 1996 6. The Emblems & Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 7. The relevant rules, regulations and guidelines under the above statutes. CORPORATE LAW -I History and evolution of Corporate Law; Stakeholders of a Corporation & Corporate Governance issues (Overview); Formation and structure of companies; Constitutional documents; Powers of the company, its organs and agents; Company transactions, Law and procedure; Corporate finance and investor protection provisions; Rules Governing the issue and transfer of securities; Rights and liabilities of security holders; Company charges; Dividend; Accounting and auditing provisions.

CORPORATE LAW -II Organs of the company and their powers (An overview); General meeting as an organ and its operation; Types of General meeting; Voting rights of the members; Business transacted at company meetings; resolutions passed at General meeting; General meeting and corporate governance; Board of Directors as organ of the Company; Qualification and disqualification of the Directors; Structure of the Board of directors; Service conditions and remuneration of the directors; Managing director; Manager and secretary; Their position. Directors Duties- Fiduciary, statutory & duties of care and skill; Majority rule and exception; remedies against corporate abuse; Corporate restructuring including mergers and acquisitions; Company Liquidation. CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE-I It is designed to acquaint the students with the structure of the civil judiciary, its powers and jurisdiction, and the significance of various procedural steps stipulated for trial of civil litigation. The goal of "fair trial" and its structure in adversarial proceedings will be examined in this course. The nature and significance of pleadings and practical aspects relating to it are studied. Access to justice particularly for the poor is examined in detail. CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE-II This course will pursue civil litigation through appellate courts examining the corrective steps available in civil proceedings. Appellate litigation strategies and choice of grounds for appellate / revision petitions are studied in the context of provisions of the C.P.C. and rules of civil practice. Drafting exercises will form a major part of the course. This course also deals with the law of limitation as applicable to civil proceedings. Continuing the study of civil procedure, the course also involves the study on execution of decrees and orders of court and the procedures laid down for it. INTERNATIONAL LAW-I General principles of public international law including law of peace, war and development are the subjects of this course. Third world concerns particularly in respect of security and development engage the attention in the context of the changing power balance and the role of United Nations and international agencies in structuring the solutions. India's contribution to the development of public international law will also be assessed in the course. INTERNATIONAL LAW-II International Institutions play a major role in almost every aspect of inter-state relations. This course is concerned with the law governing international institutions. While a theoretical discussion, in terms of the structure, authority and power of these institutions is indispensable for understanding of the subject, the focus will be more on the practical aspects of international relations and legal problems arising from the functioning of these institutions. LABOUR LAW-I This course deals with the basic framework of industrial relations in the country. Trade Union Act, Industrial Disputes Act and the Industrial Employment Standing Orders Act are the major legislations studied in this regard. A dynamic approach of studying issues such as recognition of trade unions, collective bargaining, dispute settlement, regulation of job losses etc., is adopted keeping a variety of laws and policies bearing on the subject in focus. The changing nature of labour relations in a market friendly system and the role of the State in it are also discussed in a comparative perspective.



LABOUR LAW-II More than 300 million of India's Labour Force (constituting 92% of the total work force) works in the informal sector. While Labour Law - I dealt with the 8% in the Formal Sector, Labour Law - II deals with issues pertaining to the remaining bulk. The course begins by examining theoretical issues relating to the informal / unorganised / disorganised sector. It then proceeds to look at those employed in textiles, fisheries, construction and agriculture. Each sector is examined from the prism of the political economy of that sector, including the impact of trade related measures (WTO), the policies of the Government of India on each of these Sectors, legislative interventions if any, judicial pronouncements and innovative alternate strategies. The course concludes by looking at the theoretical and practical issues related to Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998, as laid down in the ILO declaration. TAXATION LAW-I Direct taxes and its administration is the focus of this course. The principles of taxation (income tax, corporation tax, wealth tax), the system of tax assessment, recovery and administration, the incidence of tax in production, consumption saving and income distribution are discussed in the course with the help of case law and statutory provisions. A major concern in the course is to relate the economic policies and processes to tax and fiscal policies in different systems of economic administration keeping the constitutional goals in view. TAXATION LAW-II This course is organised around a phenomenon based grouping to facilitate perception of the wide variety of issues revolving around indirect taxation and local taxation like the motives, history, and fountain of authority for indirect and local taxation. Analysis of the existing indirect and local taxation systems and structures and the political, social, economic and legal effects of indirect local taxation together with the judicial perception of the same will also be studied. CLINIC I - ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION This course will focus on dispute resolution methods; Client interviewing and counselling; litigation planning, investigation strategies, negotiation and mediation. The detailed course outline and the method of evaluation will be announced before the commencement of the course each year. In order to teach the course effectively by giving more opportunities to all participatory students, in a given trimester, the course will take about 26 to 30 students who will continue the programme in one form or another to the following two Trimesters as well. In other words, the course effectively continues throughout the academic year. CLINIC II - LITIGATION ADVOCACY This will be simulation course where the first part will focus on preparation for trial and strategies. It will also teach techniques of examination and cross-examination of witnesses, argumentation in Court, bail applications and injunction applications. The second part of this simulation course with its focus on writing appellate briefs in civil cases, criminal cases and writ matters and arguing before the appropriate forums. CLINIC III - PLACEMENT Placement training attempts to expose the students to different aspects of legal work in lawyer's chambers, courts, administrative offices, quasi-judicial establishments, prosecution departments, police and correctional institutions, commercial corporate establishments, government law offices, legal aid centres, legislative secretariats etc. It 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. Placement Clinic is integrated with the Placement programmes. The placement programme for six weeks period from January - March is compulsory from the III year onwards. The III year and IV year placements are with an advocate practising at a trial and an appellate court respectively and will be given a weightage of 30 marks each. The V year placement will be focused on the area in which the student wants to practise/specialise will be given a weightage of 40 marks. The total marks of the three compulsory placements will be valued out of 100. JURISPRUDENCE-I Study of legal concepts and theories in the light of the role of law in social ordering and social engineering is a major focus of this course. Law in relation to other social controls and the relationship of law and justice are areas of special concern. Theories of justice and concepts of obligation and authority are discussed with reference to different models and patterns of ordering as well as different approaches and methodologies of study. Reference to ancient Indian legal thought and philosophy makes the course historically illuminating. JURISPRUDENCE-II The science of interpretation of statutes constitutes the main focus of this course. The legal order shares certain value systems with the social order and the dynamics of social processes has to inform the legislative process to keep the two in a functional balance. The theory of legislation therefore has gathered many principles for sound and effective law making. These will be studied with reference to examples from the common law world in general and India in particular. Interpretation is a science developed even in ancient Indian legal thought. It has been enriched and expanded in contact with precedent-based English Common Law. This course examines the theory and practice of interpretation of statutes in the above context. LEGAL METHODS Law as an independent discipline has its own materials and methods. Though related to and reflective of social processes, its development is unique in several respects. The character and content of legal knowledge are explained to the student in a systematic fashion. Familiarity with the sources of law and with legal materials and competence to find the law by the use of the law library are major concerns of this course. The ability to appreciate law as a process in the context of other processes in society (political, economic, cultural, social) is one of the goals of this course. The course may help the student to think and act like a lawyer and respond to law studies accordingly. This course also deals with Research Methodology which includes the art of footnoting, etc. LAW OF TORTS-I NLSIU, as part of its unique approach to legal education, has developed a system of teaching law relating to torts (wrongs) in the very first trimester itself. There are two courses in Torts, i.e., Torts I & II being offered in the first two trimesters. The Fundamental Principles of Tortious Liability from the kernel of the first course, whereas the second course concentrates in developing the analytical and lawyering skills of the students by introducing him / her to the advanced contours of "Civil Wrongs". The course is taught largely by adopting a case study method. LAW OF TORTS-II Tort Liability arising from specific legislations such as relate to unfair competition, Motor Vehicle Act, Share Markets, Railways Act, Public Liability Insurance Act, Consumer Protection Act and the Companies Act.



LAND LAWS The course will introduce the students to the local land laws. Issues of balancing the tension between demands of development and resource conservation find a significant mention in the course. Planning and management of land resources form the core content of the course. PROPERTY LAW The concept of 'property' and the nature of property right are basic to the understanding of law relating to property. This course will study the concept in particular, its contemporary emphasis, on 'user', the evolution of the right to transfer property and the limitations operating thereon as laid down in the Transfer of Property Act. Necessary references will be made to the English law as well as to the doctrines of equity which have been responsible for the crystallisation of the basic principles of property law. The general principles relating to transfer of property will be studied in the backdrop of the law of contract to which it owes considerable allegiance. The law of Trusts will also form a part of the course of study in the Property Law course. LAW OF EVIDENCE Teaching criminal & civil procedure is incomplete without evidence law. Law of evidence is equally important for understanding a variety of subjects in the law curriculum. Facts, fact investigation, facts appraisal and articulation are essential skills for a lawyer. The principles of relevancy and admissibility as well as the essence of the 'best evidence rule' are discussed with reference to the provisions of the Evidence Act and interpretations offered in decided cases. INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW This course will deal with the law relating to international trade in India. International sales, transportation with reference to shipping and aviation, financing and settlement of commercial disputes will be the major components of the course. Apart from the relevant Indian laws, the focus will be mainly upon the international legal conventions and Indian legal system in these four areas. In addition, the international trade regime, as reflected in the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act and other related enactments will also be discussed in detail. LAW, POVERTY & DEVELOPMENT In the course, legal responses to the phenomena of "poverty" and "development" both in national and international context, are examined. Paradigm shifts in the process of development in the third world, tin the wake of "globalisation", is one of the concerns addressed in the course. A multi-disciplinary approach is adopted to understand and appraise the problems associated with poverty and development, while attempting legal solutions for them. Basic needs such as food, security, housing, employment and problems of child labour, prostitutions, etc., are studied in the course with particular reference to the role of legislator, administrator and Judge. Process of land acquisition and utilization for various developmental activities and their impact on protection of human rights, also form important components of the study. The courses and consequences of urban concentration, the balancing of conflicting interests and the role of law and legal institutions in planning and development is given special attention in the course. The idea is to understand the interface of human, legal and social process, evaluate law as a policy instrument and access to the scope for law reform as part of development. DRAFTING OF PLEADINGS & CONVEYANCING The drafting of pleadings is an art. It demands a high degree of professional skill and professional knowledge, expertise and experience. It must be borne in mind that the rules of pleadings are intended to

regulate the business and procedures of the court. This course is aimed at equipping the students to do drafting of pleadings and documents on their own with confidence, without any hesitation when they enter the lawyer's profession. In conveyancing, drafting of documents like Sale Deeds, Lease Deeds, Mortgage Deeds, Agreements, Service Contracts, etc. will be discussed. The related provisions of Stamp Act and Registration Act along with the provisions of the Transfer of Property Act and other enactments will also be made part of the class discussions. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Control of government for ensuring the exercise of public power according to the Constitution and the rule of law is the function of administrative law. The scope of this law is as broad and involved as the extent of government itself. This course will examine the history of this branch of law, its nature, scope and functions, the nature and control of delegated power including the rule making, the regulation of administrative discretion and principles of administrative adjudication. The subject will be handled in a comparative perspective wherever desired. HUMAN RIGHTS LAW The main objective of the course is to give students grounding in the basics of Human Rights Law. It includes (a) Equipping students in a rudimentary fashion with basic knowledge and tools for human rights lawyering and to expose students to the working of human rights in practice by structured classroom discussions with human rights lawyers and activists; (b) bringing research in human rights into classroom discussions by involving the research centres in a modest manner to begin with. BANKING LAW The banking industry in India is one of the advanced sections of Indian economy. The legal framework even after nationalisation has provided so much scope for competitive development that it deserves to be studied in context in the law curriculum. Together with negotiable instruments law, this course will study banking law and practice in the perspective of the changing trade and investment scenario of the country. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW This course will study national and international concerns, the bases for them and policy responses to them both within India and internationally. The Third World dilemma between environment and development with special reference to economic approaches and human rights concerns will be considered. The course will analyse the legislative and judicial responses to environmental problems and the administrative system of environment related laws such as air, water, land, forest and hazardous substances laws. Environment advocacy and approaches for using litigation in environment protection will receive special attention. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW This course aims to study the existing (copyright, patent, trademark and designs) and emerging (computer software) forms of intellectual property in terms of Indian law and policy as well as new international demands and trends. Besides, the course will examine the philosophical foundations of recognising intellectual property rights, its relation with public interest and socio-economic development and the demands of equity and compulsions of international trade. INSURANCE LAW Business and commerce are so much dependent on risk distribution today that insurance is adopted as an inevitable component of economic development. Starting with a study of life insurance and its



administration, this course exposes the student to the expanding horizons of general insurance including fire and marine insurance. The study is comparative in as much as the development of the subject in advanced countries is looked into with the help of decisional law and commercial practice. TRUST & EQUITY This course deals with the nature and history of Trusts, different types of Trust and their activities, duties and powers, etc. The course also includes the specific performance and Specific Relief Act, 1963, the nature and history of Equity, the Maxims of Equity, Equitable Remedies, Mortgages, etc. CONFLICT OF LAWS With increasing interaction between individuals and institutions belonging to different legal systems, a system of international law evolves to regulate a private relationship which is based on principles common and comparable to different systems. Unified and standardised principles evolved in such transactions by courts and sometimes by legislation constitute the subject of this course. The constitution and rules of equity help shape the system to serve the situations involving conflict of laws. The subject is of increasing interest in modern times. Hence it is taught at NLSIU as a compulsory course in the undergraduate programme. LEGAL PRACTICE This is a compulsory course in the final term of undergraduate education intended to round off several ideological, moral, social and professional issues which would have arisen in the mind of the student on the nature of legal practice in Indian and international settings. Besides examining the code of professional ethics and etiquette both in theory and in practice, the Course addresses the growing social responsibilities and challenges. In so doing the judiciary will be considered as part of the profession. A special aspect of the course is the study of the problems and prospects of public interest advocacy and internationalisation of legal practice in the changing scenario of law in society and in development. SEMINAR COURSES To encourage specialisation in a small way, students of the 5th year are expected to select eight seminar courses out of the total number that are offered in an Academic Year. (Three courses in the XIII Trimester, three courses in the XIV Trimester and two courses in the XV trimester). The following are the list of seminar courses that have been offered during the previous Academic Years. Some of these optional seminar courses are taught by Guest Faculty from other Universities and from the profession. The list of courses available in a particular trimester will be notified at the end of the previous trimester and students are expected to indicate their choice before they leave for the vacation.


TENTATIVE LIST OF SEMINAR COURSES Negotiation Skills International Taxation Medical Law and Ethics Service Law Affirmative Action Law, Accountancy and Financial Management Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Media and the Law Violence against Women Natural Resources and Energy Law Cyber Crimes Law and Practice Economic Crimes Anti-Dumping Law Information Technology Law Bio-technology and Patents Law Refugee and Humanitarian Law Displaced and the Law Election Law Law and Economics Science, Technology and Human Rights Law & Social Exclusion SINGLE CREDIT COURSES To provide opportunities for students to know the contemporary developments in various fields of Law, the single credit courses are also introduced. This is done without disturbing the regular schedule of teaching. These courses comprise of 18 hour lectures spread over a week. This also facilitates the nation's otherwise busy leading professionals and academics from foreign universities to teach at the Law School. These are intensive courses and focus on highly specialised areas of Law. Some of the single credit courses offered at the Law School during the past couple of years include Shipping Law, Economics of Marriage & Divorce, Globalisation, the Environment and Human Rights, Competition Law, Women and Legal Reform, Law and Literature, Intellectual Property Rights, Politics in India, International and Comparative Environmental Law, Admirality Law, Multinational Corporations, South African Constitutional Law, Information Technology Law, Patent Law and Genetic Resources Policy, Patents & Copyright, International Criminal Law, Forensic Science, Inheritance Laws in U.S., etc. The grades obtained in these courses are incorporated in the final transcript of the candidates. International Commercial Arbitration Infrastructure Contracts Telecommunication Law Fundamentals of Corporate Law Competition Law International Criminal Tribunals Environmental Advocacy Human Rights & Police Processes Arbitration Law and Practice Patent Specifications Illegal Citizens Human Resource Management Minority Rights European Law International Aspects of Corporate Tax Dispute Settlement in International Trade and Investment Feminist Jurisprudence Mergers & Acquisitions Law & Accountancy




CLASS I Year I-TRIMESTER Sociology I Economics I Legal Methods Torts - I English Language IV-TRIMESTER History II Political Science II Constitutional Law II (Fundamental Rights, DPSP & Fundamental Duties) Land Laws II- TRIMESTER Economics II Political Science I Torts II Contracts I III-TRIMESTER Sociology II History I Contracts II Constitutional Law I (Centre-State Relations) VI-TRIMESTER Criminal Law II Political Science III Jurisprudence I Family Law II


V-TRIMESTER Family Law I Criminal Law I Constitutional Law III (Structure of Executive, Legislature & Judicial) Property Law VIII-TRIMESTER Civil Procedure Code (CPC)II Law of Evidence International Trade Law Jurisprudence II

CLASS VII-TRIMESTER III Year Administrative Law Civil Procedure Code (CPC) I Criminal Law III (Cr.PC) A.D.R (Clinical Course I)

IX-TRIMESTER Corporate Law I Human Rights Law Law, Poverty & Development Drafting of Pleadings & Conveyancing (DPC) XII-TRIMESTER Banking Law Insurance Law Labour Law II Trust & Equity XV-TRIMESTER Optional Seminar - VII Optional Seminar - VIII Litigation Advocacy (Clinical Course II)

CLASS X-TRIMESTER IV year International Law I Corporate Law II Intellectual Property Rights Taxation Law I CLASS V Year XIII-TRIMESTER Conflict of Laws Optional Seminar - I Optional Seminar - II Optional Seminar - III Litigation Advocacy (Clinical Course II)

XI-TRIMESTER Environmental Law Labour Law I International Law II Taxation Law II XIV-TRIMESTER Legal Practice (Professional Ethics) Optional Seminar - IV Optional Seminar - V Optional Seminar - VI Litigation Advocacy (Clinical Course II)




ATTENDANCE Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in every course. No student shall be permitted to avoid taking any examination on the completion of the course excepting for valid reasons for which prior written permission shall be obtained from the Under-Graduate Council on a written request giving the reasons. 1. The total marks for written examination is 60. For the first year and second year, a mid-term examination shall be held. The marks distribution for the mid-term and the end-term examination will be at the discretion of the subject teacher concerned, subject to the approval of the Under-Graduate Council and Vice-Chancellor. From the third year onwards, the mid trimester examination is optional and for the teacher concerned to decide, subject to the approval of the Under-Graduate Council and ViceChancellor. The distribution of marks is as under: i. Attendance 5 marks ii. Project 25 marks iii. Viva-voce/Presentation 10 marks. iv. Mid-term/End-term 60 marks In the case of 'Optional Seminar Courses' the scheme of evaluation shall ordinarily be as follows: i. Attendance 5 marks ii. Class participation 10 marks iii. Written Report/paper by student 50 marks iv. Oral presentation 35 marks (preliminary 10 marks & final presentation 25 marks)


The Evaluation shall be through Grades on a Seven Point Scale. The corresponding grade values are as detailed below: Grade 70% and above 65% to 69% 60% to 64% 55% to 59% 50% to 54% Below 50% O [outstanding] A+ A B+ B F Grade Points 7 6 5 4 3 0

Note: The written examination shall be based on problem type questions to test the students on their knowledge of theory. The detailed regulations governing the examinations will be contained in a separate booklet and supplied to every student.


XVII Annual Convocation B.A., LL.B. student receiving Gold Medals


Based on endowments received or instituted, the Under Graduate Council will also recommend the award of Prizes and Medals for academic excellence. Each such endowment shall be of the value of not less than Rs. 1,00,000/- which will yield interest to be used for Prizes and Medals. Donors can seek to name the Prizes / Medals after institutions / individuals of their choice and suggest the conditions of award. At present, the following Prizes / Medals are available for award at the Annual Convocation: 1. Mr. Shanbogue Ragavendra Rao and Ms. Subbalakshamma Memorial Prize instituted by Mrs & Mr. S.R.R.K. Sharma, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore, for awarding a prize to the best outgoing student of the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme every year. Indira Khaitan Medal instituted by Mr. Suman J. Khaitan, Advocate, New Delhi, to be awarded to the student who obtains the highest cumulative grade point average (University I Rank). Dutt Lal Jhunjhunwala Medal instituted by M/s. Sitakunj Memorial Trust through Mr. R.N. Jhunjhunwala, Solicitor and Advocate, Calcutta, to be awarded to the best student who obtains the highest cumulative grade in International Law. K.B. Jhunjhunwala Medal instituted by M/s. Sitakunj Memorial Trust through Mr. R.N. Jhunjhunwala, Solicitor and Advocate, Calcutta, to be awarded to the best student who obtains the highest cumulative grade in Constitutional Law.

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Sita Ram Jhunjhunwala Medal instituted by M/s. Sitakunj Memorial Trust through Mr. R.N. Jhunjhunwala, Solicitor and Advocate, Calcutta, to be awarded to the best student who obtains the highest cumulative grade in Business & Corporate Laws. Laxmi Devi Jhunjhunwala Medal instituted by M/s. Sitakunj Memorial Trust through Mr. R.N. Jhunjhunwala, Solicitor and Advocate, Calcutta, to be awarded to the best student who obtains the highest cumulative grade in Criminal Law. Singhania & Company Medal instituted by Mr. D.C. Singhania, Advocate, New Delhi, to be awarded to the best student who obtains the highest cumulative grade in Law and Economics. Justice Alvaro Dias Medal instituted by Mrs. & Mr. Cesar Menezes, Panjim, Goa, to be awarded to the best student who obtains the highest cumulative grade in Jurisprudence. Best Student Advocate Award instituted by Shri V.R. Reddy, former Additional Solicitor General of India, New Delhi, for a cash award of Rs.3,000/- to the Best Student Advocate. This will be awarded to the student who has performed best in National and International Moot Court Competitions.


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10. Vice-Chancellor's Prize instituted by Mr. D.K. Sampath, Senior Advocate, Chengalpattu and Visiting Professor, NLSIU, to be awarded to a student for outstanding personal achievement. 11. Kum.Devi Menon Memorial Medal instituted by Mrs. Rema Menon and Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon, Founder-Director, NLSIU, in the name of their deceased daughter, for awarding a prize to the best graduating girl student on the basis of all-round performance with emphasis on discipline, character and devotion to work and commitment to social service. 12. Late Mr. Justice V. Govindarajachari Medal instituted by Mr. V. Srinivas and Shri V. Ramanujachari of Hyderabad, to be awarded on his/her graduation to the best student with meritorious record. 13. Mr. D.V. Gundappa Memorial Medal instituted by Mrs. Vinoo Jayaram and Mr. A.N. Jayaram, Advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India, Bangalore, to be awarded to the best student in Professional Ethics. 14. Prof.P.Sivashankar Memorial Medal instituted by Mrs. Vinoo Jayaram and Mr. A.N. Jayaram, Advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India, Bangalore, to be awarded to the best student in Intellectual Property Law. 15. Smt.Rukmini Devi Arundale Medal instituted by Mrs. Vinoo Jayaram and Mr. A.N. Jayaram, Advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India, Bangalore, to be awarded to the best student in Environmental Law. 16. Mr. Justice V.C. Ramachandran Memorial Medal Instituted by Mrs.Vinoo Jayaram and Mr.A.N.Jayaram, Advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India, Bangalore, to be awarded to the best student in Clinical Courses. 17. Noble Student Award instituted by Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, in memory of his wife Mrs. Madhu Bhasin, to be awarded to a student of good performance in studies coupled with excellence in work pertaining to Legal Aid in the Clinics set up by the NLSIU. 18. Mr. R. Keshava Iyengar Memorial Medal instituted by Mr. K. Parasaran, Senior Advocate, New Delhi, to be awarded to the Best Student in Administrative Law.




19. Sri. A.V. Gopalakrishna Bhat Memorial Medal instituted by Mrs. Prabha Sharma & Mr. S.R.R.K. Sharma, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore, to be awarded to the student who has secured the second highest CGPA. (University II Rank) 20. Sri. N.R. Rayalu Medal instituted by Mrs. Prabha Sharma & Mr. S.R.R.K. Sharma, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore, to be awarded to the student who has secured the third highest CGPA (University III Rank). 21. Justice P. Govinda Menon Medal instituted by Mr. & Mrs. M. Sankaranarayanan, Former Chief Secretary, Karnataka. This medal is awarded to the best all-round graduating student. The criteria followed for awarding this Medal are participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, devotion to work, social commitment, leadership qualities and responsibilities, academic support, SBA and Hostel Committees activities and CGPA. 22. Mr. H.M. Seervai Memorial Medal instituted by Mrs. Navroz H. Seervai, Mumbai, to be awarded to a student writing an outstanding Research Paper on any aspect of Constitutional Law in India. 23. Prof. K.C. Gopalakrishna and Smt. Sarojini Gopalakrishna Gold Medal instituted by Prof. K.C. Gopalakrishna, former professor, NLSIU, and Smt. Sarojini Gopalakrishna, to be awarded to an outstanding B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) student in Taxation Law. 24. Sri. A.R. Udayashankar Medal for public law instituted by Ms. Krishna Udayashankar to be awarded to the student scoring highest marks in the subjects Constitutional Law, Admin.Law and Human Rights Law. 25. Shri K.I. Bhatta Memorial Medal for Most Deserving Female Student (donated by Shri Shankar H. Pathak) 26. Shri Peresandra Venkataramana Bhatta and Smt. Peresandra Subbamma Medal for best student in Labour Laws (donated by Dr. P.V. Subrahmanya). 27. Alyosh Kumar Gold Medal for excellence in sports and extra curricular activities (donated by Cmde. Arun Kumar, AVSM. NM. (Retd.), Mumbai) 28. Corporation Bank Gold Medal for securing highest marks in Banking Law (donated by Corporation Bank, Corporate Office, Mangalore) 29. Ms. Sarala Birla Medal for the overall topper (donated by the Birla Sanskriti Trust). 30. Mr. Ho. V. Subba Rao Medal in Contracts Law (donated by Mrs. Prabha Sharma & Mr. S.R.R.K. Sharma, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore). 31. Mr. Basant Kumar Birla Medal for the II Rank Student (donated by the Birla Sanskriti Trust, Kolkata). 32. Mr. Vedabrahma Venkatasubramanya Avadanigalu Medal in Torts Law (donated by Mrs. Prabha Sharma & Mr. S.R.R.K. Sharma, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore). 33. Mr. K.G. Pramila and Mr. D.C. Thamanna Medal in Transfer of Property Laws (donated by Mr. Prabha Sharma & Mr. S.R.R.K. Sharma, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore) 34. Late Sri P.L. Nayak and Smt. Ramabhai L Nayak Memorial Gold Medal for highest marks in Procedural Laws (donated by Prof. V.S. Mallar, M.K. Nambiar Chair Professor, NLSIU, Bangalore)


ADMISSION PROCEDURE Admission to the Post-Graduate programme is based on the candidate's performance at a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) conducted for the purpose. Details of the test will be notified on the CLAT website Eligible candidates should apply in the prescribed form by or before the last date prescribed for the submission of application form. Application forms can be obtained from the Convenor, CLAT by sending a Demand Draft for a sum which will be notified on the CLAT website, or by downloading the application form from the website and submitting it with a Demand Draft for the specified amount. The DD should be drawn in favour of the Convenor, CLAT on the State Bank of India or any Nationalised Bank. Reservation of seats will be made in accordance with applicable Law. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the LL.M. is held along with the admission test for the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) of the NLSIU in the month of May every year. Generally, the foreign candidates are not expected to take the admission test. Flexibility is extended to sponsored candidates as indicated earlier. ELIGIBILITY A candidate for admission to the LL.M. course should have passed the LL.B. Degree or its equivalent from a recognised University and should have secured not less than 55% of marks in the aggregate of the maximum marks prescribed (50% in case of SC/ST & persons with disability) in accordance with the criteria set for the CLAT 2010.

71 II Year LL.M. Outgoing Students - 2010



GENERAL NLSIU presently offers two-year LL.M. programmes in two distinct and separate Branches, i.e. (i) BUSINESS LAWS and (ii) HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS. In each branch, there are 25 seats. This programme is designed essentially to equip students for academic careers. Keeping this objective in mind, special emphasis is placed on offering courses of contemporary relevance. COURSE STRUCTURE The LL.M. programme is on the Trimester system. In each trimester three courses are prescribed for study. In addition to the courses on (i) Judicial Process; (ii) Indian Constitutional Law : The New Challenges; (iii) Law & Social Transformation in India and (iv) Research Methodology which are common and compulsory, the following specialised courses are offered relative to the respective branches. Business Laws Branch a) Taxation Law b) Intellectual Property Rights c) World Trade Organization (WTO) d) Environmental Law e) Corporate Governance f) International Trade Law g) Financial Market Regulations, etc. Human Rights Laws Branch a) Refugee & Humanitarian Law b) International Human Rights Law c) Human Rights and Police Processes d) Decentralized Governance e) Transnational Justice f) Environmental Law & Policy g) Science, Technology & Human Rights, etc. In all these subjects, national and international dimensions are properly highlighted. During the fifth & sixth trimesters, students will be offered teaching seminar courses and in the sixth trimester, candidates will be required to submit a written dissertation for maximum of 150 marks. Candidates will be required to undergo mandatory internships during the academic break between second and third trimester and also participate in the weekly seminar presentations. These two exercises are part of the Curriculum.


Intake and Reservation for LL.M. Programme At present, the intake for the LL.M. Degree Programme shall be 50 (Fifty) in the following break-up: a) b) General Category Scheduled Caste : : 36 : 18 - Business Laws Branch 18 - Human Rights Law Branch 8 (i.e. 15%) 4 - Business Laws Branch 4 - Human Rights Laws Branch 4 (i.e. 7.5%) 2 - Business Laws Branch 2 - Human Rights Law Branch 2 (i.e. 3%) 1 - Business Laws Branch 1 - Human Rights Laws Branch


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Persons with Disability (PWD) :

Interested foreign students may apply in the prescribed format available on the NLS Website along with the supporting documents directly to the Registrar, NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560 242, on or before the prescribed date. They may be admitted directly on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination, overall academic record and command over English language. Preference will be given to the candidates from SAARC countries and other developing countries.

Same as B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Regulations AWARD OF THE DEGREE A candidate admitted to the LL.M. degree programme shall have to complete all the prescribed requirements within a maximum period of 5 years from the date of enrolment. To be eligible for the LL.M. degree a candidate shall have completed all the prescribed courses, including the dissertation, securing not less than the minimum B grade in all courses and a minimum grade point average of 3.00 out of 7.00.




1. Hunasagahalli Muthanna Parvathamma Medal. Instituted by Mrs. Prabha Sharma & Mr. S.R.R.K. Sharma, Chartered Accountants, Bangalore, the medal is to be awarded to the student of LL.M. Degree programme who obtains highest CGPA (I Rank). 2. Mrs. Chandra Sriram Gold Medal for Business Laws. Instituted by Mr. Justice Gopal Sriram, Judge, Court of Appeals, Malaysia, the medal is to be awarded to the best student in Business Laws at the LL.M. programme. 3. Nani A. Palkhivala Gold Medal. Instituted by Nani A. Palkhivala Memorial Trust, Mumbai, the medal is to be awarded to the student of LL.M. Degree for securing highest CGPA in Human Rights Law. 4. M.L. Mitra Memorial Gold Medal for the Best Academic Performance in Business Law. Instituted by Prof. N.L Mitra Visiting Professor, NLSIU, Bangalore).

74 XVII Annual Convocation LL.M. student receiving Gold Medal

ADMISSION PROCEDURE Eligible candidates may apply to the Registrar in the prescribed form, which can be obtained on paying prescribed fee by Demand Draft drawn on the State Bank of India or any other nationalised bank, made payable to NLSIU at Bangalore and submitting the same, duly filled in, within the stipulated time. REGULATIONS RELATING TO RESEARCH DEGREES PROGRAMME I. ADMINISTRATION By the Post Graduate Council constituted by the Vice Chancellor. II. ELIGIBILITY a) M.Phil Degree Programme LL.M. or its equivalent, with 50% or its equivalent grade. b) Ph.D. Degree (Law) LL.M. or its equivalent with 50% ; or an M.Phil in Law from a recognised University. c) Ph.D. Degree (Inter-disciplinary) i) A Master's Degree in any subject relevant to the field of research with a Bachelor's Degree in Law ; or ii) A Master's Degree in any subject relevant to the research with established research credentials by way of publications; or iii) A Master's Degree in any subject relevant to the research with long term indepth practical experience in the area to be researched; or iv) Passed the Company Secretaryship examination conducted by the ICS in India and been awarded Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS); or v) Passed the Chartered Accountants examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants and been awarded Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; or vi) M.Phil Degree in the relevant subject with excellent academic background; or vii) MBL Degree from NLSIU only. d) LL.D., Degree Programme Ph.D. in Law from a recognised University with minimum 10 years of Teaching and exceptional academic achievement in the field of law. III. DURATION a) M.Phil Degree Programme One academic year - to be completed within a maximum period of three years. Failure to complete within the stipulated time will lead to cancellation of registration and the candidate can re-register for the course if interested. The candidate shall complete within one year from the date of re-registration.



b) Ph.D. Degree (Law) & (Inter-disciplinary) / LL.D. Three years - to be completed within a maximum period of five years. Failure to complete within the stipulated time will lead to cancellation of registration and the candidate can re-register for the course if interested. The candidate shall complete within two years from the date of reregistration. Failure to complete within two years from the date of re-registration, will lead to cancellation of registration. IV. ADMISSION PROCEDURE (common to M.Phil / Ph.D. & LL.D.) Application along with the research proposal of about 10 to 12 pages to be submitted within the stipulated time The research proposal should contain: i) Title ii) Statement of the problem and the background information on the subject iii) A set of research questions along with Hypothesis & Methodology iv) A Research Design containing chapters The research proposal for inter-disciplinary research ought to have components which have a bearing on legal theory, review and reform. V. SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH PROPOSALS The research proposals submitted shall be vetted normally by the faculty members for the consideration of PG Council. The shortlisted candidates after vetting of the research proposals shall be called for making presentation before a panel of experts. VI. SELECTION PROCESS The candidates will be selected upon consideration of the research proposal and the report submitted by the expert panel on the presentation by the PG Council. VII. APPOINTING SUPERVISORS The Post-Graduate Council shall identify the respective Supervisors. VIII. ORIENTATION PROGRAMME 4 days mandatory residential orientation to be conducted for the admitted candidates at their own cost, on Research Methodology, Writing Research Reports, acknowledging sources, etc. Candidates to simultaneously revise their research proposals and get the same approved by the Supervisor. IX. REPORT SUBMISSION & PRESENTATION M.Phil a) Once in six months a report of progress has to be submitted. The candidates will be furnished with the suggestions on the report given by their guide. Two presentations will have to be made by the selected candidates before submission. The candidates are

required to make the first presentation on the report incorporating the suggestions made by the Supervisor, if any. With the approval of the Supervisor, the final presentation shall be made before the submission of thesis. b) First presentation will have to be evaluated by the Supervisor as well as the internal faculty members specialised in the area. c) Final presentation will have to be evaluated by at least two external experts specialised in the area. There shall be a gap of minimum three months between First and Final presentation. Ph.D. / LL.D. a) There shall be a minimum of 3 presentations by each of the candidates admitted for the doctoral programmes. The first presentation would require the candidate to detail out the identified problem, research outline, a set of research questions, proposed methodological approach, besides survey of literature. The second presentation would be at the mid stage of the research work that would explain and analyse the progress made by the researcher. The third and the final presentation would give the details of the research findings, conclusions and suggestions. b) There shall be a gap of at least 6 months between each presentation. c) One external expert for 1st and 2nd presentations should be invited and at least three external experts should be invited to be on the panel to evaluate the final presentation. The comments and suggestions of the experts shall be consolidated and made available to the guide for suitably advising the candidate. X. EVALUATION M.Phil. a) The candidates are required to submit the dissertation in triplicate after paying the requisite fee. b) The dissertation submitted shall be referred to a panel of two external examiners for evaluation selected by the Vice-Chancellor from out of a panel of external examiners. In case of difference of opinion among the external examiners on the merit of the dissertation, it shall be referred to a third examiner for his/her opinion. Ph.D./ LL.D. a) The candidates are required to submit the thesis in quadruplicate after paying the requisite fee. b) The thesis submitted by the candidate will be sent to three external examiners selected by the ViceChancellor, from out of a panel of ten external examiners submitted by the Supervisor. The majority opinion of examiners shall be taken into consideration for determining the award of Ph.D./LL.D. programme. If the two of the external examiners recommend that there should be a Viva-voce, the same shall be held at the NLSIU with one of the external examiners along with the Supervisor. XI. AWARD OF DEGREE M.Phil. a) The Degree of M.Phil shall be conferred on a candidate who, having completed satisfactorily the other requirements, receives a favourable report on the dissertation from at least two examiners at the time of the Annual Convocation. However, the candidate is entitled to take a Provisional Certificate as and when the results are declared.



b) In case the external examiners give negative report, the candidate shall be provided through the guide the copy of the suggestions/comments made by the examiners. The candidate is required to resubmit the dissertation after incorporating the suggestions/comments and submit the resubmitted dissertation within two months along with the prescribed fee. Ph.D./ LL.D. a) On completion of the Viva-voce examination and on receipt of the report by the external examiners indicating whether or not the candidate is fit for the award of the Degree, the Degree shall be awarded at the time of the Annual Convocation. However, the candidate is entitled to take a Provisional Certificate as and when the results are declared. b) In case of two of external examiners not recommending the award of the Degree, the candidate shall be provided through the guide the copy of the suggestions/comments made by the examiners. The candidate is required to resubmit the thesis after incorporating the suggestions/comments and submit the modified thesis within three months along with the prescribed fee. XII. GENERAL M.Phil. Each examiner shall submit the evaluation report in the prescribed form within one month of the receipt of the dissertation. Ph.D./ LL.D. Each examiner shall submit the evaluation report in the prescribed form within two months of the receipt of the thesis. XIII. FEE STRUCTURE M.Phil. Rs. 10,000/- : Registration fee Rs. 10,000/- : Examination Fee (at the time of submission of dissertation) Rs. 5,000/- : Continuation fee upto 2 years Rs. 5,000/- : Re-submission of dissertation Rs. 5,000/- : Re-registration fee Ph.D. / LL.D. Rs. 15,000/- : Registration Fee Rs. 10,000/- : Examination Fee (at the time of submission of thesis) Rs. 5,000/- : Continuation fee upto 2 years Rs. 10,000/- : Re-submission of thesis Rs. 10,000/- : Re-registration fee


Ph.D., M.Phil., LL.M.,B.A. LL.B. (Hons) and Distance Education Candidates at the XVII Annual Convocation

XIV. FEE STRUCTURE FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS M.Phil Rs. 35,000/- : Registration fee Rs. 35,000/- : Examination Fee (at the time of submission of dissertation) Rs. 17,500/- : Continuation fee upto 2 years Rs. 17,500/- : Re-submission of dissertation Rs. 17,500/- : Re-registration fee Ph.D./LL.D. Rs. 52,500/- : Registration Fee Rs. 35,000/- : Examination Fee (at the time of submission of thesis) Rs. 17,500/- : Continuation fee upto 2 years Rs. 35,000/- : Re-submission of thesis Rs. 35,000/- : Re-registration fee


The Examinations Department consists of the following three functionaries who are totally in-charge of and responsible for the proper conduct of all the Examinations and announcement of results with due regard to confidentiality and accuracy. They are also in-charge of preparing the Degree and Diploma Certificates. They are responsible for proper working of the rules governing the Examinations and the Award of Medal and Prizes of the University.

M. Padmavathi
B.A. LL.B.

Geetha Y.C.
B.A., Dip. in Computers


Examinations Officer

Office Assistant

Office Assistant


DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES The National Law School of India University also provides academic programmes in the distance education mode, to enable people who are anxious to learn more and equip themselves with legal knowledge, with an urge to meet the new challenges. It is open to any graduate of any recognised University. There is no age requirement or minimum percentage of marks prescribed, for eligibility to join. Those who have appeared for their final year degree examinations and are awaiting results, may also apply. The courses available are: 1. A two-year Master of Business Laws (P.G. Degree) 2. One year P.G. Diploma in Human Rights Law 3. One year P.G. Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics 4. One year P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law 5. One year P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law 6. One year P.G. Diploma in Child Rights Law


The courses start in July every year. Admissions are completed by 30th June, every year. However at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor, and for justifiable reasons, candidates may be admitted upto 31 August on payment of a late fee of Rs.500/-. The Distance Education Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore comprises of the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, some of the senior faculty members, course co-ordinators and Co-ordinator of the Distance Education Department. The Council issues policy decisions from time to time, directs structuring of new courses or restructuring of existing courses, monitors the administrative functioning and issues all necessary directions for the smooth functioning of the courses. The application form and the related handbook can be obtained by sending a DD for Rs.1000/favouring the Registrar, NLSIU, Bangalore. The envelope, containing the DD may be addressed to the Co-ordinator, Distance Education Department, NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore -560 242. For more details the Co-ordinator may be contacted. Tel. No.: 080-23160524, 23160529 or by Fax No: 080-23160534 or by Email:


1. Late P.K. Das Memorial Gold Medal for the best outgoing student in Master of Business Law (MBL) (instituted by Prof. N.L Mitra, Visiting Professor, NLSIU, Bangalore) The following personnel lend their services under guidance of the Co-ordinator.

Susheela Suresh
B.A., Dip. in Comp. Prog.

Prema Office Asst.

Beena N
M.Com., Office Asst.

B.Sc., Office Asst



Krishnamurthy Supporting Staff


Fee Structure for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
The fees/charges, as indicated below, may be revised by the University, but the revised fees / charges will be applied only prospectively. Total fee (including refundable deposits) a) General Category b) SC / ST Category c) Foreign Nationals Detailed break-up of above fee 1) Tuition fee 2) Admission fee Facilities Fee 3) Infrastructural fee 4) Library fee 5) Medical fee 6) Internet fee 7) Sports fee & gym fee 8) SBA & Moot Court fee 9) Smart Card Fee Hostel Charges 10) Room Rent 11) Hostel Amenities Fee 12) Mess Basic / GWC 13) Hostel application fee (Mess bills are payable on a monthly basis) Refundable Deposits 14) Hostel Deposit 15) Library Deposit 16) Mess Deposit : : : Rs. 5,000/-(one time) - General Category Rs. 2,500/-(one time) - SC / ST Category Rs. 5,000/- (one time) Rs. 1,000/- (one time) : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Rs. 1,69,900/- p.a. Rs. 1,67,400/- p.a. USD 5500 plus INR 89900/Rs. 80,000/- p.a. Rs. 6,000/- (one time) Rs. 12,000/- p.a. Rs. 8,000/- p.a. Rs. 1,000/- p.a. Rs. 10,000/- p.a. Rs. 5,000/- p.a. Rs. 3,000/- p.a. Rs. 100/- (one time) Rs. 12,000/- p.a. Rs. 8,500/- p.a. Rs. 13,200/- p.a. Rs. 100/-


Fee Structure for LL.M.

Total fee (including refundable deposits) a) General Category b) SC / ST Category c) Foreign Nationals Detailed break-up of for above fee 1) Tuition fee 2) Admission fee Facilities Fee 3) Infrastructural fee 4) Library fee 5) Medical fee 6) Internet fee 7) Sports fee & gym fee 8) SBA & Moot Court fee 9) Smart Card Fee Hostel Charges 10) Room Rent 11) Hostel Amenities Fee 12) Mess Basic / GWC 13) Hostel application fee (Mess bills are payable on a monthly basis) Refundable Deposits 14) Hostel Deposit 15) Library Deposit 16) Mess Deposit : : : Rs. 5,000/-(one time) Rs. 2,500/- (one time) Rs. 5,000/- (one time) Rs. 1,000/- (one time) - General Category - SC / ST Category : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Rs. 1,19,900/- p.a. Rs. 1,17,400/- p.a. USD 2000 plus INR 89900/Rs. 30,000/- p.a. Rs. 6,000/- (one time) Rs. 12,000/- p.a. Rs. 8,000/- p.a. Rs. 1,000/- p.a. Rs. 10,000/- p.a. Rs. 5,000/- p.a. Rs. 3,000/- p.a. Rs. 100/- (one time) Rs. 12,000/- p.a. Rs. 8,500/- p.a. Rs. 13,200/- p.a. Rs. 100/-

Note : If a candidate is withdrawing admission on any ground, in any of the courses of the University, only the refundable deposits will be returned. Such candidates will not be eligible to claim refund of any other fees.


Distance Education Courses Fee Structure

1. Master of Business Laws(2 years course) Application Fee Admission Fee Course Fee Test Papers 2. All Other P.G. Diplomas(One year courses) P.G. Diploma in Human Rights Law (PGDHRL) P.G. Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics (PGDMLE) P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law (PGDEL) P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Proprety Rights Law (PGDIPRL) P.G. Diploma in Child Rights Law (PGDCRL) Admission Fee Course Fee Test Papers Application fee Late Fee (Late submission of Examination Fee Late Payment of Examination Fee Late submission of Dissertation for Diploma Courses Continuation Fee Revaluation Fee FEE STRUCTURE FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS Application Fee Master of Business Laws - I year Master of Business Laws - II year Post Graduate Diploma Courses Rs. 1000/Rs. 43,000/Rs. 35,000/Rs. 36,000/Rs. 1,000/Rs. 2,000/Rs. 10,000/- per annum Rs. 150/-

Rs. 2,000/Rs. 8,000/Rs. 100/Rs. 1,000/Rs. 500/- for all courses Application) Rs. 300/- per paper for all the Distant Education Courses. Rs. 250/- for all Courses Rs. 200/Rs. 1,000/- for all courses Rs. 700/- per paper

In addition to the course fee a sum of Rs.5000/- has to be paid towards postal/courier charges. COMMON TO ALL COURSES Convocation Fee Rs. 750/- (in person) US.$ 25/- for foreign nationals Rs. 1,000/- (in absentia) US.$ 75 for foreign nationals Rs.100/Rs. 200/84

Transcript Fees Fees for Provisional Certificate

The motto of NLSIU is that no one who secures admission to NLSIU shall discontinue studies on account of financial constraints. Keeping this in mind, the NLSIU will provide necessary financial assistance to the needy students. SCHOLARSHIPS AND FREESHIPS In order to attract meritorious students from the lower socio-economic strata of society, the NLSIU attempts to provide as many scholarships as possible. Besides scholarships, in deserving cases, fee concession to the extent possible is granted on the recommendations of the Scholarship Committee. These are open only to students in the regular stream for the Undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees other than Research Degrees and Distance Education programmes. SCHOLARSHIP RULES Without prejudice to the discretion of the Scholarship Committee in the matter of norms and procedures to be followed in selecting the recipients of the awards, the Scholarship Fund shall be utilised according to the broad schemes given below, namely: 1. Merit Scholarship - Students who secure CGPA of 6.00 out of 7.00 in the previous year will be given a Merit Scholarship Certificate. 2. Merit cum Means Scholarship - Scholarship amount will be disbursed only after submission of necessary documents for proof of income shown by them in the application form. The Scholarship Committee has the full discretion to fix any amount after considering the candidature of an applicant on the basis of the evidence of personal financial problems and the grades obtained. In case, an applicant fails to attend the interview, his/her case may not be considered for the Scholarship. The Scholarship Committee also has the discretion to vary the amount specified in the category considering the nature and financial problems of the students. The Scholarship amount sanctioned will be adjusted against the fees payable to the NLSIU or the mess bills during the year. In case there is any amount outstanding to the students after adjusting the fees or mess bill, the balance amount will be given to the student at the end of the Third Trimester. The allotment of the Scholarship to the student and its adjustment with the fees/mess bills will be communicated to the parents. ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE SCHEME Under this scheme, students in need of financial assistance can undertake academic and organisational responsibilities under the supervision of Faculty members for not more than thirty hours per month, who can be rewarded at the rate of Rs. 20/- per hour. SCHOLARSHIPS 1. The Shankaramma Memorial Trust Scholarship This scholarship of the value of Rs. 500/- per month is awarded every year to two or more students preferably from Andhra Pradesh who has been admitted to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) / LL.M. courses of the NLSIU. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.1,00,000/instituted by Rani Shankaramma Memorial Trust, Hyderabad in 1988.

2. Velakacherla Narasa Reddy Rural India Merit Scholarship One scholarship is awarded every year to a student commencing the IV year studies. Scholarship so awarded shall run for two years subject to satisfactory performance. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs. 1,00,000/- donated by Sri V.R. Reddy, the then Additional Solicitor General of India. 3. Justice Venkataswamy, Mrs.&Mr.Mariappa Gowda and Mrs.&Mr.B. Narayan Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to a highly deserving student of NLSIU towards his/her boarding/lodging charges in the University. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.1,00,000/- donated by Mr. K.M. Krishnappa and Mrs. Indira Krishnappa, residents of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 4. Late Justice B. Vasudevamurthy scholarship This is awarded to deserving and meritorious student who is not otherwise able to join this University due to economic conditions. The Scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.10,00,000/-. 5. Hemant Narichania Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to II and III year meritorious students of B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from lower socio-economic strata of society. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.1,00,000/-. 6. The Bodh Raj Sawhney Scholarship This scholarship is awarded every year to the highly deserving student. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.1,00,000/-. 7. The Lalit Bhasin Scholarship This scholarship is awarded every year to the highly deserving student. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.1,50,000/-. 8. Dr. K. Manorama Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to II year Girl Student based on merit-cum-means. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.60,000/-. 9. Sam Byramji Nariman Scholarship This scholarship is awarded every year to the highly deserving student, instituted by Mr.Fali S.Nariman. The scholarship amount comes from the interest earned on an endowment of Rs.1,00,000/-. 10. M.S.S. Rao Scholarship This scholarship is awarded every year to the highly deserving student. The scholarship amount is Rs. 6,250/-. 11. Manupatra Scholarship This scholarship is awarded every year to the highly deserving student as decided by the Scholarship Committee to cover the full fee. 12. Shivaraya Mallar and Yamunabai This scholarship is awarded to one of the girl students pursuing B.A., LL.B (Hons) who is economically backward. The Scholarship will be paid out of the interest earned from an endowment of Rs. 50,000/86

(Rupees fifty thousand) instituted by Prof. V.S. Mallar, former Professor and Registrar, NLSIU and wife Mrs. Shanti V. Mallar. 13. Vagdevi Merit Scholarship This Scholarship is awarded to deserving and needy student selected by college. 14. Mrs. Sarojini Menon Scholarship This scholarship is awarded every year for deserving students Central Government Scholarship The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs have selected NLSIU as one among the 127 top institutions in the country to extend financial assistance to SC and ST students studying at NLSIU. According to the policy laid down by the Ministry of Social Justice in this regard 10 (ten) SC students would receive financial assistance from the Ministry for the duration of their studies here. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs extends this benefit to only 5(five) ST students during their first year of study here. The assistance would cover fees, boarding & lodging charges, books & stationery and the cost of a computer. The selection of the students will be on the basis of Inter-se ranking secured in the admission test and the level of family income.

1. M.K. NAMBIAR CHAIR ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW One of the leading lawyers of the country Mr. K.K. Venugopal created an endowment in the name of his illustrious father M.K. Nambiar to establish the first Endowment Chair at the NLSIU on Constitutional Law. Prof.V.S. Mallar holds the chair. 2. (UNHCR) UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES CHAIR ON REFUGEE LAW The UNHCR Chair on Refugee Law was established by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with the object of promotion of Refugee Law through teaching and research as well as dissemination of information on Refugee Law. An agreement to this effect was signed between UNHCR and NLSIU on March 21, 1996. The Chair is established as the Asian Centre for Refugee Law. The activities of the Chair would include coordination and managing studies, research, academic courses, training, curriculum development, publication, dissemination of information and documentation pertaining to Refugee Law within the Law School as well as in collaboration with other scholars, researchers, teachers and institutions. Refugee and Humanitarian Law is being offered as a Seminar Course both at the Under-graduate level and Postgraduate level as well. A few dissertations have been submitted on issues relating to Refugee Law at the Postgraduate level as well. Dr. V. Vijayakumar, Professor of Law, holds this Chair from its inception in 1997.


3. IBA-CLE CHAIR ON CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION NLSIU has laid firm foundations in the sphere of Continuing Legal Education programmes. The International Bar Association (IBA) has established an Endowment Chair in this regard. The University has been conducting series of Continuing Legal Education programmes for Lawyers, Judges, Administrators and Law teachers on identified subject areas. Besides, a variety of para-legal and public legal education programmes are part of the teaching and research agenda of NLSIU and its CLE unit. In addition to this, the IBA-CLE Unit undertakes conducting of Continuing Legal Education programmes on terms agreed with other organisations. The IBA-CLE Unit has conducted many workshops on Advocacy Skills for Junior Advocates in Districts and Sub-Divisional places of Karnataka. Dr. V. Nagaraj, Registrar and Professor of Law, is the Executive Faculty of this Chair. 4. THE NHRC (NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION) CHAIR ON HUMAN RIGHTS The NIHR has entered into an agreement with NHRC to establish the National Human Rights Commission's Chair on Human Rights at NLSIU in November, 1998. The Chair envisages an ambitious three-pronged programme for promotion of human rights, which largely coincides with the mandate of the NIHR and includes the following: 1. Human Rights Education, which includes, preparation of teaching materials, curriculum preparation and such other related activities; 2. Research and publications on human rights issues; 3. Documentation of human rights materials Justice S. Rajendra Babu, Rtd. Chief Justice of India and former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, holds the NHRC Chair. 5. ICICI CHAIR ON BUSINESS LAWS ICICI, the leading financial institution in India and abroad has established an Endowment Chair in Business Laws. The activities of the Chair would include initiation of measures to enhance the academic quality in this discipline and also the undertaking of fundamental and sponsored reach. The faculty members of NLSIU and identified group of students constitute the ICICI Research Team. 6. RELIANCE CHAIR ON CORPORATE LAW AND GOVERNANCE Reliance Industries Limited has instituted an Endowment Chair on "Corporate Governance". The Chair will be undertaking extensive fundamental and applied research in the areas of Corporate Governance, Accountability, Corporate Ethics, Shareholder's Democracy, Mergers and Acquisition and Securities Laws etc. Dissemination of legal information and law reform are the other two key areas of the Chair's activity. Prof. M.P. Padmanabha Pillai holds the chair. 7. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE CHAIR ON WTO The NLSIU has been able to establish the Chair with the assistance and funding by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The Chair designs courses on multilateral trade negotiation skills, International commercial transactions, and international arbitration for students at both the Under-graduate and Postgraduate levels. The Chair also organises Conferences, Seminars and Consultative Meetings for Academics, Professionals, Government officials and the Corporate Sector. Dr. A. Jayagovind, Professor of Law, NLSIU is administering this Chair.


8. SINGHANIA CHAIR ON ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) The NLSIU has a Chair on ADR instituted through an endowment from M/s. Singhania & Co., New Delhi. The activities of the Chair include teaching, research, training, documentation, publications and establishment of fora for amicable settlement of disputes. This Chair is administered by Dr. V. Nagaraj, Registrar and Professor of Law, NLSIU. 9. V.R. KRISHNA IYER CHAIR ON PUBLIC LAW & POLICY CHOICE V.R. Krishna Iyer Chair has been founded by the V.R. Krishna Iyer Foundation. In the fitness of things, the Chair is devoted to the study and research in public law and policy choices. 10. MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT CHAIR ON JUVENILE JUSTICE The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has established a Chair on Juvenile Justice at National Law School through an endowment. The Chair will undertake, coordinate and manage studies, academic courses, training, curriculum development pertaining to Juvenile Justice in particular and Child Rights and interests in general within the University and also in collaboration with other scholars, researchers, teachers, institutions and others as are set forth. The Chair will also undertake specific research and provide consultancy services to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the area of Juvenile Justice in particular and Child Rights and Interests in general. 11. MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CHAIR ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India has instituted the Chair on Intellectual Property Rights at the NLSIU to promote teaching and research in Intellectual Property Rights. Under this Chair, Outreach Programmes in the form of Workshops, Training Programmes, Roundtables, and Conferences are being conducted in addition to offering a Post-Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights under the Distance Education Programme. Dr. T. Ramakrishna, Professor of Law, administers this Chair. 12. FORD FOUNDATION CHAIR ON PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION The purpose of the Chair is to enable NLSIU to further conceptualise the study and practice of Public Interest Litigation in India and in the dissemination of India's experience world wide, keeping in view the needs and wellbeing of women and disadvantaged sections of society. 13. ALLEN & OVERY CHAIR ON INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL LAW M/s. Allen & Overy, a leading International Law firm headquartered in the United Kingdom established the Chair on International Financial Laws. The Chair is expected to further the existing linkages between National Law School of India University(NLSIU) and the Bar and will redeem the Law School's objective of producing Transnational Lawyers who can cater to the needs of ever changing globalised world. 14. MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS CHAIR ON CONSUMER LAW AND PRACTICE The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public distribution, Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India has instituted the Chair on Consumer Law and Practice at the NLSIU to promote research, teaching and training in Consumer Law and Practice. The Chair will underake outreach programmes in the form of workshops, seminars, publications and training programme for academicians, professionals, government official, consumer forum members, and NGOs. The Chair will undertake to design courses on Consumer Law and Practice for the students at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels as well as P.G. Diploma courses. It also publishes bi-annual Newsletter March of Consumer Law and Practice. This Chair is administered by Dr. Ashok R. Patil, Associate Professor of Law, NLSIU.

The financial matters of the University are taken care of by an accounts department under a Finance Officer who is assisted by other personnel as indicated below.

K. Aswatha Reddy B.Com, LL.B., FCA Finance Officer

Balakrishna Reddy B.Com., C.A.(Inter) Accts. Asst.

A. Usha M.Com. Accts. Asst.

Shanta Kumari B.A. Typist

S.G. Vidya B.Com., M.Com. Accts. Asst.

H. Vidya B.Com., MBA (Finance) Accts. Asst.

K.V.S. Murthy B.Com. Accts. Asst.

Prathibha B.A. Office Asst.

Y. Shankar Supporting Staff

The Law School has modest office staff not only to provide the secretarial assistance but also to take care of the critical points. To use the cricket parlance, they are the all rounders.

Savithri Bhat B.A. Secretary to VC

Baba R.S. M.Com., Dip. Sec. Prac. Secretary to Registrar

The Office staff are assisted by the following Office Assistants

Beerappa Office Asstt.

C.S. Naidu Office Asst.



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The care and management of 23 acres of land and the several buildings thereon and the maintenance of facilities there for including water and electricity are within in the managerial responsibility of an Estate Officer.

M.V. Narayanappa B.A. Estate Manager

The following personnel assist the Estate Officer in maintaining the services on the premises.


Babu Rao

K. Gopinathan

B. Jayaram

Channe Gowda

The University has a slim transport department to meet its mobility requirement and the services are manned by the following personnel.


Murali Krishna

Nisar Ahamed



The Student Bar Association is governed by its constitution and operates under the general guidance and supervision of a Faculty Council headed by the SBA Faculty Advisor. The SBA will have, at its disposal, part of its funds collected by the University for students' welfare activities. It is headed by an elected President and Vice-President. The conduct and coordination of activities of the SBA are facilitated by the following Activity Based Committees or ABCs. 1. Academic Support Programme Committee 2. Campus Development and Management Committee 3. Cultural and Fine Arts Committee 4. Event Management Committee 5. Finance Committee 6. Law and Technology 7. Law and Society 8. Literary & Debating Society 9. Moot Court Society 10. Student Advocate 11. Legal Services Committee The Student Bar Association will have details of their initiatives and achievements.

Clauses 18(4)(a) and (d) read with Clause 32(1) of the Schedule to the NLSIU Act place on the ViceChancellor the responsibility to maintain discipline among the students and vests in him all necessary powers and authority for that purpose, subject to regulations made by the Executive Council in terms of Section 13(1) of the Act. To discharge this responsibility, the Vice-Chancellor has constituted the Disciplinary matters Advisory Review and Investigation Committee (DARIC) which is responsible for conducting enquiries into any complaint of violation of the Code of Conduct of NLSIU. A Code of Conduct of the Law School has laid down principles of conduct and related procedures intended to best achieve the purposes and mandate of the University with respect to the education of its students, including the proper maintenance of discipline among students. Every member of the University has the responsibility to reflect on the objects of the University and its pledge to render value-based education and define for themselves those values and behaviours believed in, and assist in the realisation of these goals. At the same time it is the responsibility of the University to consider the

minima necessary for achieving these goals. As these values are not static, they will need to be continually discussed and debated upon within the community and allowed to evolve over time. 1. The minimum commended core values of the University include the following: i) Truthfulness;

ii) Non-violence; iii) Compassion; iv) Equal human dignity and equal status for all people; v) Freedom for all, including freedom of thought, belief and freedom to dissent; vi) Pluralism and pluri-versalism; vii) Professionalism; and viii) Safeguarding the interests of the community and avoiding harm to the community. 2. Ragging is punishable under Sec. 116 of the Karnataka Education Act, 1983 (Karnataka Act No. 1 of 1995). "Ragging" means causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of a practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his/her person or exposes him/her to ridicule, or compells him/her to forbear from doing any lawful act, by intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining or injuring him/her or by using criminal force to him/her, or by holding out to him/her any threat of such intimidation, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force". The University will deal sternly with any act of ragging. 3. In compliance with the requirements of the Supreme Court of India and the University Grants Commission, Sexual Harassment on Campus is condemned and will be suitably punished as laid down in the Code to Combat Sexual Harassment adopted by the University in September, 2002. Under the Code, Sexual Harassment is defined as 'Unwelcome Sexual Conduct' which includes any unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome acts of physical intimacy, unwelcome requests for sexual favours including oral, textual, graphic representations of a sexual nature to a person, in the person's presence or about the person. To implement the policy, Dr. V. S. Elizabeth is appointed as Sexual Harassment Policy Advisor. To facilitate enquiry and address the grievances arising from the violation of this Code, the Vice-Chancellor has constituted the Sexual Harassment Inquiry Committee (SHIC) consisting of members of the faculty and an outsider experienced in dealing with such matters.


1. A Text Book on Tax Law by Prof. K.C. Gopalakrishnan, 1994 - Rs. 250/-. 2. Intellectual Property and Criminal Law by Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan, 1994 - Rs.250/-. 3. French Legal System by Justice David Annoussamy, 1995 - Rs. 220/-. 4. Adaptation Law and Justice to the Child by Asha Bajpai, 1996 - Rs. 300/5. A Training Manual for Police on Human Rights, Edited by N.R. Madhava Menon, Human Rights Centre, 1997 - Rs. 200/-. 6. Environmental Law (Document): International Environmental Law (two parts) CEERA Research Team, 1998 -Rs. 400/- each part. 7. National Legal Instruments of Intellectual Property Rights Law (Two Vols.) 1998 - Rs. 250/- each volume. 8. International Legal Instruments of Intellectual Property Law (Two Vols.), 1998 - Rs. 250/- each volume. 9. Indian Federalism - A Comparative Study, 1992, by Justice E.S. Venkataramiah, Former CJI and Shri P.M. Bakshi, - Rs.80/10. The Environmental Activists Handbook-Statutes, Judgements and Strategies - Rs.200/11. Legal Dimensions of Economic Reforms, Ed. by Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon & Dr. Bibek Debroy - Rs.200/12. Exhortations: An Anthology of Convocation Addresses of NLSIU, 2009, Compiled by Prof. T. Devidas, NLSIU - Rs.200/13. National Consultation on Medico Legal Issues related to Female Foeticide, 1999, A Report by CCL, NLSIU-Rs.100/14. Reflections on Emerging International Law-Essays in Memory of Late Subrato Roy Choudhury - Rs.250/-


1. Industrial Relations Law - Rs. 250/2. Contract Law - Rs. 250/3. Corporate Law & Banking Law - Rs. 250/4. Banking Law - Rs. 250/-



1. Law and Health : An Introduction to System - Rs. 300/2. Health Law & Ethics : An Introduction - Rs. 200/3. Medical Professional, Patient and the Laws - Rs.200/4. Professional Accountability and Patients Rights - Rs. 200/-


1. 'Basic Principles and Acquisition of Intellectual Property Rights' - Rs.250/2. 'Ownership and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights' - Rs.250/3. 'Information Technology related to Intellectual Property Rights'- Rs.250/4. 'Bio-technology and Intellectual Property Rights'- Rs.250/-

Only the back Volumes are available for sale: 1. National Law School Journal - Rs. 100/- each year from 1989-1992 and Rs. 150/- per year from 1993-98. 2. March of the Law - Rs. 150/- per year from 1990-92 and Rs. 200/- per year 3. Gender Justice Reporter Vol.1; Vol.2; Vol.3 - 75/- per vol. 4. Gender Justice Reporter Vol.4 (2010), 125/- per vol. 5. Health Care: Policy, Ethics and Law - Rs. 300/- per year (half yearly from 2000 published upto 2001) (Earlier - Journal of Law & Medicine, 1995-1999 - Rs. 100/- each year) 6. Indian Journal of Environmental Law - Rs. 250/- per year (half yearly published from 2000 to 2002 Issue No. 1) (2002-2004) For the above mentioned publications, please contact: Librarian, National Law School of India University, P.B. No. 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560 242. Email: For priced publications please send demand draft for the amount drawn in favour of The Registrar, National Law School of India University, Bangalore -560242.



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Restricted Holidays: Any two Restricted Holidays as declared by the Central Government and the State Government of Karnataka may be availed by the non-teaching staff of the University during the calendar year 2010.

The Academic Calendar for 2010-11 will be issued separately



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To make Law and Legal processes efficient instruments of social development; to develop in students and research scholars a sense of responsibility to serve Society in the field of Law... in regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation, law reforms and the like. To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of Law and Legal processes and their role in national development [Section 4(1), NLSIU Act, 1986].

Guided by India's core constitutional values: 1. to deliver socially engaged legal education meeting the highest global academic and professional standards, and 2. directly engage with social challenges, evaluating and responding, in particular, to the legal dimensions of globalisation and its impact, to foster a legal and justice system that effectively meets the needs of the common people in India.

NLSIU is to be a leading-edge centre of global excellence in legal education, research and policy analysis, catalysing, through its graduates and its innovative ideas, legal reforms necessary to effectively serve the needs of the common people in India.