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The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is a vibrant addition to India’s national law universities. Within the short span, NLUO has made its mark as a university engaged in teaching and research in law. Faculty research output has always been of a very high standard, yielding among others, several top-tier international publications. The student community’s engagement with co-curricular activities has yielded remarkable results, including consistently high performances in moot court competitions and active participation in prestigious national and international conferences and seminars. The liberal yet demanding academic culture coupled with the friendly environment has ensured that students are able to harness their full potential and contribute in the area of their choice.
The University has received recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 12(b) of the UGC Act, 1956, and has been receiving grants under the XIIth Plan. Its degrees offered are recognised by the Bar Council of India. It is also an associate member of the UGC-INFLIBNET, and a participant in the National Knowledge Network under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India.

Academic Programmes

B.A. LL.B. Programme
National Law University, Odisha offers a five year-integrated B.A.LL.B. programme that combines training in law with knowledge of the social sciences. The liberal arts component of the B.A.LL.B. program includes five arts subjects (Political Science, Sociology, Economics, English and Mass Communication), which are supplemented by a range of law courses; and together they provide a broad based multi-disciplinary foundation to the curricula.

LL.M. Programme
NLU-Odisha offers a one-year LL.M. Programme to provide an ideal platform for high-calibre students to acquire expertise in specialized subject areas informed by highly experienced, research-led teaching. Eligibility: NLUO admits students to its LL.M. programme through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).


The responsibility of handling campus recruitment at National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is entrusted with the Recruitment Coordination Committee (RCC). A placement officer is appointed to work with the RCC and a faculty advisor is there to ensure the smooth running of the RCC and plays a major role in the placement activities. The RCC is a student body officially designated with the responsibility of facilitating the procedure of recruitment. The RCC liaisons with the existing and prospective recruiters including law firms, corporate houses, legal practitioners, law and policy research organizations, government bodies and international and multilateral institutions. In addition, the RCC also indulges in various other activities of organizing soft skill training programs so as to hone the skills of its students. This ensures that the students of NLUO are polished and molded to the best of their proficiencies and capabilities.


A Library is the lifeline of a law school, and NLUO, to its credit, in just six years since inception has managed to create a library comparable to the best elsewhere. The resources are constantly updated to keep abreast of recent developments. At the NLUO, both the academic as well as the residential blocks have been provided with round the clock connectivity through leased line connection using state-of-the-art Wi-fi technology. This in turn enhances accessibility to e-resources within the University premises at all times and irrespective of the location of the users. To enhance accessibility the library functions in two shifts without any break. Alongside making available the resources in the library, the Library staff at NLUO with an aim to be student-friendly and provide acute convenience to the students keeps the students updated regularly with the new arrivals, contents of journals, important news reports, etc. via the medium of mail and notice boards.


National Law University Odisha
Kathajodi Campus, Sec – 13, CDA,
Cuttack – 753015, Odisha
Phone: +91 671 2338018
Fax:   +91 671 2338004

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