The NALSAR University of Law was established in 1998 under the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Act (Andhra Pradesh Act 34 of 1998) of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. The University has as its primary mission to create a generation of able, competent and humane lawyers who will not only enter the Bar and Bench but will also be equipped to engage in community services. Presently NALSAR has the best of infrastructure, committed faculty, highly talented students, state of the art facilities and partnerships with world-renowned institutions. The main emphasis is on practical training of the students in technical skills of the profession through Moot Courts, Seminars, Project Reports, Expert Lectures, Work in Lawyers' Chambers, Court visits etc.
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
Admission to the 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme is made strictly on merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) at different Centres across the country. To be eligible for admission, a candidate should have passed the 10 + 2 or equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate (45% in case of reserved categories, i.e ., SC / ST/ Persons with Disability) and should not be more than 20 years of age as on July 1, 2012 (22 years in case of SC / ST / Persons with Disability).
Admission to the LL.M. Programme is made strictly on merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to be conducted at different centres across the country. To be eligible for admission to the 2-Year LL.M. Degree Programme, a candidate should have passed the LL.B. / B.L. Degree or an equivalent Degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of reserved categories, i.e ., SC / ST / Persons with Disability).
Research Committee consisting of the faculty of the University and external experts to supervise doctoral degree constituted by the Vice-Chancellor under Ph.D. Regulations shall also look into the admissions and other issues relating to M.Phil. Degree . The candidate shall have an LL.M. Degree from any recognised University securing not less than 'B+' grade or an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent.
The Vice-Chancellor shall constitute a Research Committee consisting of the faculty of the University and external experts to supervise doctoral degree for a period of three years at a time. The candidate shall have obtained a Master's Degree in law of any recognised University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent or obtained a degree in law and Masters Degree with M.Phil. in social sciences or humanities or sciences of any recognised University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent
NALSAR Law Library is the hub of all library activities established to accomplish the research and academic objectives of the University. It is located as an independent building at the heart of campus giving access to its rich collection of primary and secondary legal resources to all the users in the campus. The web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is accessible from any terminal in and out of the campus. It is designed to provide online information on availability of titles, allow the patrons to request for items that are on loan, renewal of books, access to patron accounts and other information services. Apart from Web Catalogue, information services such as, Selective dissemination of Information, Table of Contents, Page of books and journals, List of New Accessions, Online chat with Library staff for Reference Services are also being provided.
The objectives of the University are motivated by the goal of producing socially responsible lawyers. Social responsibility cannot be taught, it has to be learned. The University, hence, devises programmes that bridge the gap between classroom and social reality. The Placement programme of the University is one such effort.
Moot Court activities are a thrust area of Legal Education. The University strives to integrate the theory and practice of Law in campus settings through moot court activities. The mooting activity in NALSAR is a serious business with a stiff competition. The moot court activities are coordinated by the faculty adviser in charge. Members of the faculty also help students in preparing for moot court competitions held in different parts of the country.
The Student Bar Council
In order to promote co-curricular activities and to encourage student participation in administration and management affairs of the University, NALSAR constituted its first Student Bar Council in July 2000.
The Council has been re-constituted every year by a joint method of election and nomination for the eight functional Committees, namely: Academic; Cultural; Hostel and Campus Welfare; Literary and Debating; Mess and Hospitality; Moot Court; Sports and Student Welfare.
The Daily National Legal Newswire
The Daily Legal Newswire - containing abstracts of legal-news from 7 dailies and 2 periodicals boasts of a repository of more than 10,000 articles, which are properly indexed and can be easily accessed using a simple search.
The University has separate residential halls for boys and girls, with a common dinning hall. The University has a Swaraj Mazda Vehicle for providing conveyance facility for both Faculty and Staff who reside in the twin-cities. The University has its own health centre with two Doctors. In case of serious ailments, on the advice of the Doctor, facilities are provided for admittance in Hospitals in the twin-cities for timely attention and care. A stadium has been constructed and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
The campus is Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) enabled and provides wireless Internet connectivity. The internet centre has about 40 thin clients with Linux Operating System. Besides another five Desktop Systems for usage by faculty and students are also available at the Internet Centre and seven in the Library. A separate bay is also provided for the laptop users. NALSAR offers a variety of facilities for hosting conferences and seminars. It has 10 air-conditioned conference/seminar halls, which can accommodate various people ranging from 25-250 with state-of-the-art communication and presentation facilities.
NALSAR University of Law
Shameerpet, R.R. District,
Hyderabad - 500078
Phone: +91 40 23498107 / 105
Fax : +91 8418 245161 / 174