Top 10 Law Colleges in India, 2013 [5 Year Law School Rankings]

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Law School Rankings  [India, 2013]

By Tanuj Kalia

NOTE 1: Put in a comment below and we might be able to have a more rigorous discussion.

NOTE 2: I don’t think a law school’s rank matters much*!

Get into a good college and from there on, it’s your work which counts. A top tier law college will make your life easier, for sure, though.

But you can end-up a failure (whatever that means for you) starting from NLSIU, Bangalore and end up as a success (whatever that means for you) from UILS, Chandigarh (no offence).

So why have I put up the rankings? To give you my opinion.

L : What I like about the college

D: What I dislike

The ranking is personal, but I’ve tried to be objective.

You can also call the rankings ‘educated’. I’ve been running Lawctopus for two and a half years (how arrogant) and have interacted with law students across most law schools.

 

These law college rankings are for the 5 year law course.

 

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1. NLSIU, Bangalore

L: Reputation, Academics, Placements, Culture

D: Trimester system which makes breathing difficult

nalsar hyderabad, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india2. NALSAR, Hyderabad

L: Reputation, Academics, Placements

D: Location

nujs kolkata, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india3. NUJS, Kolkata (am from here)

L: Reputation, Culture, Placements, City

D: Administration

nlu jodhpur, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india4. NLU, Jodhpur

L: Reputation, Placements

D: Don’t know enough to comment

nlu delhi, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india5. NLU, Delhi

L: Upcoming + Reputation, Faculty, Location

D: Culture (too strict)

nliu bhopal, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india6. NLIU, Bhopal

L: Reputation

D: Location, Placements, State Reservations

gnlu gandhinagar, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india7. GNLU, Gandhinagar

L: Reputation, Improving placements

D: Administration (alleged corruption)

amity law school delhi, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india8. Amity Law School, Delhi [UPDATED]

L: Placements

D: Don’t know enough to tell

symbiosis pune, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india9. Symbiosis, Pune

L: Reputation, Location

D: Culture (too lax), Placements

glc mumbai, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india10. GLC, Mumbai

L: Location, Running internships

D: Curriculum

hnlu raipur, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india10. HNLU, Raipur

L: Proactive student body

D: Location

ils pune, top 10 law schools in india 2013, law college rankings india, law school rankings india, best law schools in india10. ILS, Pune

L: Reputation, Location

D: Course structure

There have been a lot of comments regarding NLIU, Bhopal being placed low.

Reasons:

 

1. Placements:

Well, NUJS’ and NLU Jodhpur’s placements [2012 statistics] have clearly bettered those at NLIU, Bhopal.

NUJS’ 2012 placement stats are here. (5 foreign firms, 10 in Amarchand, 10 in Luthra, 5 in Trilegal, 3 in AZB, 2 JSA, 3 in ICICI)

NLU, Jodhpur’s 2012 placement stats are here. (9 in Amarchand, 6 in Luthra, 4 in Trilegal, 2 NDA, 1 JSA, 1 Khaitan, 1 ELP, 3 ONGC)

NLIU, Bhopal 2012 stats are here. (5 in Amarchand, 5 in ICICI, 2 in Trilegal)

The figures in brackets are very skewed towards the corporate placements; for a fuller round-up, the links should help.

You can delve deeper into this: Best law firms in India rankings are here. Salaries some of them pay are here.

UPDATE: 2014 Day Zero stats are here. NLSIU, NALSAR and NUJS are way ahead of others here.

2. MPL (Mooting Premier League) Standings [Student Achievements]:

Well, giving too much importance to mooting performance for college rankings will be an utter folly. (Read ‘moot court trap’ here).

But they do represent a ‘student achievements’ in a narrow sense. Mooting surely is a popular and competitive sport in Law Schools in India.

MPL 1: NUJS (Rank 3); NLU Jodhpur (4); NLIU, Bhopal (8). See here.

MPL 2: NUJS (Rank 2); NLU, Delhi (Rank 4); NLU, Jodhpur (Rank 5); NLIU, Bhopal (Rank 9). See here.

MPL 3: NLU Jodhpur (2); NLU, Delhi (4); NUJS (5); NLIU, Bhopal (9). See here.

MPL 4: NLU Delhi (2); NLU Jodhpur (3); NUJS (4); NLIU, Bhopal (23). See here.

NUJS, NLU Delhi and NLU Jodhpur have consistently done well; while NLIU, Bhopal has consistently been an average performer.

 

3. Plus, of course, the state reservations at NLIU, Bhopal are a turn-off.

I have nothing against NLIU, Bhopal. It’s a top notch law college, a place whereto I’d love to send my kids.

I have some acquaintances who chose NLIU, Bhopal over NUJS, have no qualms about it and are doing very well.

The only reason I’ve put the above 3 points is to address the dozens of comments regarding NLIU, Bhopal.

 

Note 1: I don’t think a law school’s rank matters much*.

Get into a good college and from there on, it’s your work which counts. A top tier law college will make your life easier, for sure, though.

But you can end-up a failure (whatever that means for you) starting from NLSIU, Bangalore and end up as a success (whatever that means for you) from UILS, Chandigarh (no offence).

*So why have I put up the rankings? To give you my opinion.

Note 2: Put in a comment below and we might be able to have a more rigorous discussion.

A great resource to do your own research on law college placements is here.

FAQs Answered for Worried CLAT Aspirants Who’ve Just Got Their Results. CLICK HERE.

 

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