If you are planning to study law in Bangalore, you will have an ample number of great options to choose from. Whether it is the expertise of the teaching staff or the placement options that the college attracts due to its reputation, there are a few factors one should consider in addition to the competition involved in getting admission.
Another factor to consider before choosing one college over another is to know which course one wants to pursue. A college might be good in all aspects but it might only offer a 5-year integrated course while you could be looking to pursue a 3-year LLB course.
To help aspiring students of law choose the right law college, we have come up with a list of top 10 law colleges in Bangalore.
National Law School of India University
The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is undoubtedly the best law college not just in Bangalore but in all of India. However, at the bachelor's level, it only offers the 5-year integrated course leading to B.A, L.L.B (Hons) and admissions are purely based on ranking in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The institute is known for its Moot Court sessions and the expertise of the teaching faculty.
University Law College, Bangalore University
Routinely ranked among the top law colleges in the country (top 2 in 2001 and 2004), the University Law College is also one of the few government-run law colleges. The college offers a 5-year integrated course leading to B.A, LL.B and a 2-year PG course leading to LL.M. The undergraduate course is limited to 60 seats including reservation under various quotas.
School of Law, Christ University
The School of Law, Christ University (SLCU) is a part of the Christ Deemed-to-be University that offers law courses from undergraduate level all the way to doctoral research. The college offers two options with their 5-year integrated course - B.A., LL.B and B.B.A., LL.B. The postgraduate course is offered under three different specialisations - Corporate and Commercial Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Intellectual Property Rights Law. All postgraduate courses are of 1-year duration.
Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies (BILS)
The Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies is a private law college affiliated to the Karnataka State Law University and was founded in the year 1993 to cater to the growing demand for law professionals in the state. Part of the prestigious BHS Group of Institutions, BLIS, as it is popularly known, offers a 5-year integrated course with the marks scored in the 10+2/PUC or equivalent exam the sole eligibility criteria. However, there are seats reserved under various quotas.
KLE Society's Law College
If you are looking for a 3-year LL.B course from a top law college in Bangalore, KLE Society's Law College can be one of your options. The college also offers 5-year integrated courses that award BA, BBA, or B.Com along with LL.B. The law college is also popular for its 2-year postgraduate and other PGD courses.
Bishop Cotton Women's Christian Law College
One of the few exclusively women'ss colleges in the country to offer law courses, the Bishop Cotton Women's Christian Law College is renowned for producing eminent women lawyers since its inception. With a strong emphasis on value-based education, the college fosters an environment of discipline and ethics.
MS Ramaiah College of Law
Part of the prestigious MS Ramaiah Group of Institutions, MS Ramaiah College of Law is one of the premier institutes of law in Bangalore. Located in the MSRIT campus, the college is renowned for its moot court sessions. The members of the teaching faculty are some of the finest in the field of law, offering the students rich learning experience.
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University
One of the top private universities in the city, Alliance University offers quality education in a variety of fields including law. The Alliance School of Law features regularly among the top law college surveys and the students of the college enjoy good placement options from leading law companies from across the country.
IFIM Law School
The IFIM Law College is one of the few law colleges in the country that can boast of visiting faculty from leading institutions such as King's College, London and International Court of Justice. The college offers both a 5-year integrated course and a 3-year LL.B course and the students learn the curriculum that's developed in conjunction with the National Law School University, Bangalore.
School of Legal Studies, CMR University
The School of Legal Studies at CMR University is one of the up and coming law institutes in Bangalore that offers courses at all levels - from undergraduate to doctoral research. The undergraduate program includes both the 3-year LL.B and 5-year integrated course leading to BA, BBA, or B.Com along with LL.B.