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National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad

The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) was established in 1998 by a Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception, the University has been home to vital conversations on law and justice. These conversations have acknowledged that questions of justice arise in all legal pursuits whether in the world of courts, corporations, education or administration. Using law as an instrument of social change the University has supported crusades for land rights, disability empowerment and against moral policing and hate speech. NALSAR is committed to the creation of an ethical legal culture, which protects and promotes the rule of law. The social justice agenda is no laughing matter but the University believes that the cause of building a rule of law society is a continuous enterprise, which is sustainable if it is undertaken with optimism and good cheer.


B.A. LL. B. (Hons.)
Till May 2012, the B.A. LL.B. (Honours) program was driven by mandatory courses, what with 47 of the 50 courses being mandatory. Upon re-evaluating the undergraduate course it was found that the one size fits all approach did not bring out the best in all students as many of the mandatory courses did not interest them. Consequently, from June 2012 NALSAR moved to a credit based elective system, which requires students to earn 200 credits over a period of five years to earn the degree.

LL. M.
Till 2012, Master of Laws program at NALSAR offered a range of specializations on strictly segregated basis. Students were required to opt for their specialized stream at the start of the course and then appeared for the various papers listed in the specialization. In 2012 it was decided to loosen the stranglehold of specialization by permitting students to opt for an optional paper from a stream different than their specialization.

In 2013, the one year LL.M. was introduced. Specializations were offered in a range of streams, however in a departure from the earlier system, it was decided that students would reach and not opt for a specialization. Thus if a student opted for four or more papers in a particular stream, then the student would be awarded an LL.M. degree in that specialization. However if that does not happen the student would be awarded a general LL.M. A student not opting to go for any particular specialization would be awarded a general LL.M. by the end of the course.


NALSAR 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 in the heart of campus giving access to its rich collection of primary and secondary legal resources to all the users in the campus.

For users help 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 the Library staff for Reference Services are also being provided.

NALSAR recognises the importance of internships and placements in shaping the careers of the students. NALSAR has partnered with both leading as well as upcoming organisations where legal skills developed in law school can be tested and honed by our students. In the previous years, top tier law firms and niche firms—both Indian and International—corporate houses, Public Sector Undertakings, regulatory bodies have regularly recruited from NALSAR. The vision is not only about continuing and strengthening the relationship with our existing recruiters whilst striving to expand our recruitment base by also forging conversations with organisations and people who have not recruited before. In doing so, our aim is to cater to the diverse interests of our students by reaching out to not merely corporate entities and law firms but also to legal practitioners, law and policy research organisations and also various fellowships.


NALSAR University of Law

Post Box No.1,

Justice City, Shameerpet,

R.R. District,

Hyderabad – 500101, Telangana.

Fax: +91 40 23498385/8386

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