The National Law Institute University (NLIU) has been established by Act No. 41 of 1997 of the Madhya Pradesh Legislature to provide the most modern legal education through multi-disciplinary teaching and training of newer skills needed for the profession. The University is devoted to the use of modern methods of teaching and evaluation. It emphasizes the advantages of learning through small groups in clinical setting. The lectures are accompanied by extensive teaching material prepared and consistently revised by the faculty. Use of audio-visual equipment, small group sessionals, computorials, externships, internal moot courts, simulation and other learning by doing techniques form the core of tutional arrangement.
Based on an underpinning of inter-disciplinary approach NLIU imparts teaching of law with the help of social science subjects. Case method and Socratic methods of learning and teaching are the characteristic features of the classroom discussion. In addition classroom teaching is reinforced by moot court competitions, client counselling skills, language and computer proficiency forming an integral part of learning at the B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) level. Constant endeavours are made to keep abreast with the current global teaching practices and to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs, challenges and opportunities of legal education in the twenty-first century.
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
B.A. LL.B (Hons.) course is for five years duration with a trimester system. NLIU admits 120 students to its B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) program. In each trimester students are taught four core courses and at least two skill courses like Computer, English, Legal Writing, Accountancy, Research Methodology, etc.
LL.M. course is for two years duration and is divided into four semesters. University offers specialization in Human Rights, Intellectual Property and Business Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Business Law and Criminal Law.
Ph.D. course is for two years duration. Admission to Ph.D. programme is through an entrance test conducted by the University.
A joint collaboration between The National Law Institute University, Bhopal and Rajiv Gandhi Proudoygiki Vishwavidhyalay, Bhopal, the Master of Science in Cyber Law and Information Security (MSCLIS) course aims to develop the skills required to address the issues related to Cyber Space and Information Security on technological grounds and relate these to legal problems. It aims to give a detailed understanding of national and international regulatory paradigms and its relevance with respect to Cyber Law.
The University also offers to its B.A.LL.B (Hons.) and LL.M. students non-credit courses such as Competition Law, Comparative Jurisprudence, International Commercial Arbitration, Global Terrorism, Cyber Law, Law and Economics, Maritime Law, etc.
The heart and soul of the University is its library "Gyan Mandir" which is housed in a centrally air-conditioned building. The library is well equipped with latest technology and tools and has a very rich collection of books, national and international journals of law and social sciences. It also has a large collection of e-resources like Lexis Nexis, Hein Online, JSTOR, Manupatra, AIR, SCC, etc.
NLIU publishes three journals: Indian Law Review , NLIU Journal of Intellectual Property Law and NLIU Law Review . The University has also published research monographs on different topics.
The National Law Institute University
Kerwa Dam Road, Bhopal, M.P. - 462 044
Phone: 0755 - 2696965/971
Fax: 0755 - 2696972