Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi

Also known as: Faculty of Law DU

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Ranked in Law
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  • Estd. Year: 1924
  • Total Faculty: 147

About College

The University of Delhi, popularly known as DU is a central university located in New Delhi. It was founded back in 1922, though some of the colleges affiliated to it, predate the formation of the university itself. Its constituent colleges are now spread-out all over Delhi. In terms of the number of students enrolled at the various levels, the list of affiliated colleges, the number of courses on offer and the people employed, DU is the largest university in India. It is also one of the largest in the world. DU serves a total of sixteen faculties, divided into eighty- six departments across seventy- seven constituent colleges and five more institutions attached to it. This is done from the two main campuses- North and South. 

The Faculty of Law is the main legal education wing of the University of Delhi, founded back in 1924. This institution can in many ways be considered the pioneer in legal education in the country. The three- year graduation programme was first implemented by them, but now universally followed in India. But unlike other graduation programmes, for entry to this programme, a prior graduation in any stream is compulsory. This is also unlike the NLUs where entry is immediately post their schooling for a five- year integrated programme. Admission to both the three- year LLB and the two- year LLM is through an entrance exam conducted by the university. The entrance exam poses objective- type questions on English, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude. From the third year onwards, students may take up specializations depending on the electives on offer. Classes take place across three campuses, all within Delhi itself. It is the largest law fraternity in India, with the maximum number of students enrolled, and an equally high proportion of staff and faculty involved. 

Students here need to abide by the rules set by the Bar Council of India (BCI), in order to gain entry into the legal profession. The Faculty of Law- DU was also among the first in the country to start training using the case- based method. Thus, casebooks have been developed by the faculty here. There are several publications as well that originate from here. The oldest of the extant ones is the Delhi Law Review (DLR), founded back in 1978. A student edition for the same also exists. Its online edition was first released during the 2016-17 academic session. It is a peer- reviewed journal. Another is the Journal of the Campus Law Journal (JCLC), this founded in 2013. The National Capital Law Journal was begun in 1996. Another journal exists primarily for legal teacher training. This one is called the Journal of Law Teachers of India (JOLT-I), started in 2010. 

Several major events are held each year at the Faculty of Law- DU, anchored by the students themselves. Several Moot Court contests are held to test the oratory skills and legal knowledge of the budding lawyers, with participation from all over Delhi and even outside. Small- time legal services are also provided by the existing students here. Other fun activities also take place to engage the vast student community here. A fairly adequate hostel is also available for the students. Many of the though take up PG accommodations which are easily available near the campuses. 

Due to the history attached to this institution, the alumni list is incredibly rich. Some of the top judges, lawyers, civil servants and political figures have emerged from the campuses. To cite one name, is the 46th Chief Justice of India- Mr. Ranjan Gogoi. Another is Ms. Indu Malhotra, who became the first female judge to be parachuted straight from the Bar Council to the Supreme Court. Yet another is Solicitor- General of India- Mr. Rohinton Nariman. Kiran Bedi was the first female IPS (Indian Police Service) officer. Among political figures, one can cite Mr. Ajit Jogi, former Chief Minister of the state of Chhattisgarh. Another Chief Minister is Haryana’s Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Then there is the Union Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley. Former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Ms. Meira Kumar has also been a student here. Two more former Chief Justices of India- CJI Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal and CJI Madan Mohan Puncchi- have also been ex- students here. Several other prominent names may be quoted among the alumni. 

All this and much more has helped this institute be consistently ranked high up across ranking platforms. The Careers 360 magazine has placed it as the 24th best all India among law colleges. The Week magazine honoured it with rank 3 within the category of law colleges. Placements have also similarly kept pace. Recruiters include law firms, international agencies, NGOs and even corporates. Some of the top recruiters in recent seasons includes the likes of – AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co., Amarchand Mangaldas, EY, PwC, Wipro and several others. 

Ranking / Rating

Rank Score
8th 316.59
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Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 02 Jun, 2020 - 09 Jun, 2020


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Student Reviews

4.02/5 26 Reviews

Education is good..decent faculty... Overall nice college

Posted on 11 Feb' 17 by vasu kumar
Batch of Jan. 1, 2016 | LLB
College life is nice. I have taken the morning batch..college also provides for a evening batch so.pretty flexible timings for all students...faculty is quite decent. A mixture of both good and bad. Dont know anything yet about the placements. Takes initiatives for Extra curricular activities like debates and moot courts.. court visits and and other such activities are also there. Good cafeteria and eating places. Hostel is quite nice from what i hear. Overall good experience
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A college with great Faculty but sad placement scenes.

Posted on 21 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | LLB
The infrastructure of the Faculty Of Law at the old building was abysmal with improper drinking water facilities and broken window panes. The sorry state of infrastructure has been temporarily solved by a new building. But other issues such as dismal placement scenes , Still proves to be mind numbing.
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College life in law centre-1 and faculty is simply awesome.

Posted on 19 Sep' 16 by heena anwar
Batch of Jan. 1, 2015 | LLB
Life in the faculty of law is simply awsome. We have a new building for classes. Very good infrastructure, nice class rooms. We are still connected to our old building. Our library is still in the old building. You can get a true feeling of the campus here. The crowd is good. You will be having too many friends here. Although hostel and placement are yet not good. But we hope that it will improvise with the time. Faculties are good. They are experienced teachers. There is a canteen nearly new building of faculty of law. You can enjoy the food there at cheap rates. Above all merits demerits, law faculty of Delhi university had name and fame. Must join!
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An Ultimate destination for Legal Education

Posted on 12 Sep' 16 by ADARSH PRATAP SINGH
Batch of Jan. 1, 2017 | LLB
Undoubtedly DU, Law Faculty is one of the best Law school in the country...With the list of alumni like Arun Jaitley, Kapil Sibal, Rohinton Nariman, Meira Kumar etc.. it needs no introduction... Choosing Law Faculty DU (over other colleges like ILS Pune, GLC Mumbai) was the best decision of my life . From coolest campus life to best professors, it has everything one expects from a best ranked Law school. Except for the few things like Infrastructure , it offers you the best of everything...and at a very nominal cost of few thousands Rupees a year. There is a lot to learn at Law Fac than just Law.. it offers ample of opportunities apart from academics where a student can participate and prove their worth.The college has various societies like Moot court society, Legal Aid society, Debating Society etc where students can take part in various competitions/conferences/workshop and Legal aid camps. Every year Law Fac organises two National and one International Moot court competitions.With students from across the country with diverse backgrounds makes up an awesome crowd .Every year students from Law fac.students get placed and selected to the best in the field ..Law Fac graduates also come with flying colors in various Competitive exams like Judicial services and Civil Services... No doubt ,it is one of the best ranked Law colleges in the country.
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There's no looking back if you make it here

Posted on 09 Sep' 16 by Charu Atri
Batch of Jan. 1, 2014 | LLB
Located on the North campus, Faculty of law, DU is a famous and reputed law school, well known for its highly qualified teachers. Although most of the teachers are ad-hoc but they know their subjects very well. The crowd here is mixed, you meet students from all parts of the country with different backgrounds and interests, from aspiring civil servants to aspiring politicians. You can find students chilling here till late evenings as attendance is not a problem here, students are allowed to give exams even with low attendance. Now comes the infrastructure, the old building of faculty lacked infrastructure but the new building is no less than a five-star hotel!( believe me), but canteen here is still a problem, no proper canteen moreover it's a Dhaba! Still students from all the colleges of north campus come here to grab cheap food. Though faculty boasts of famous alumni but placement cell is not very active. The overall faculty is a good bet for aspiring lawyers. Faculty-wise, infrastructure wise and exposure wise it's unbeatable and what else one could ask for in such a low fees.
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Questions related to Faculty of Law DU

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Im pursuing my graduation from du school of open learning so my result takes time so can i apply for du llb in same year as last year of my graduation.

Yashu Shrivastava 15th Jan, 2020

Hello Jatin

As per DU LLB eligibility criteria ,Candidates appearing in DU LLB 2020 need to qualify their graduation degree with at least 50 percent marks. Candidates of SC/ST category need to score 40% marks in their qualifying degree and OBC, PwD and CW need to score 45% in the qualifying degree. A candidate who holds a postgraduate degree or is appearing in the final year postgraduate degree examination can also apply for DU LLB 2020. There is no age bar for appearing in the exam.

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Best Of Luck!!!


I am studying for clat but can I appear for Ailet or DU LLB.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 6th Jan, 2020


yes you can definitely apply for multiple exam for law entrance test if you meet the eligibility criteria , ailet is conducts by NLU delhi, candidate who are appearing in 12th exam or already pass can apply for ailet. you may follow the below link to know details,


however du llb entrance test for those who have already passed graduation course  and want to pursue 3 years llb course from delhi university.

hope it would help.


is there sports quota in du for llb??

Ameya Narendra Parkar 5th Jan, 2020
Dear Tanmay,
Yes Delhi University offers Sports Quota.
Under Sports and ECA quota, University of Delhi offers not more than 5% reservation. Further, Delhi University (DU) gives colleges the freedom to decide the actual number of seats that are to be filled under sports quota (not more than 5%).
These seats are determined on the basis of facilities available, requirement of the College as well as other relevant factors. Information regarding sports quota seats alongwith requirement of sportspersons in different Games/ Sports with the respective Position/ Event / Weight Category are provided by DU colleges on their official website as well as their notice board.

I hope this information helps you
All the best

is a 12th pass aspirants eligible for giving du llb entrance?


Aditya, DU offers only a 3 year LLB programme and you can apply for it only after your graduation. The eligibility criteria states that the aspirant needs to have passed graduate or postgraduate exam from University of Delhi or an equivalent university. Also, the general candidates should have secured at least 50% in their graduate/ postgraduate exam.

Although if you want to pursue law after class 12th, you can give exams like CLAT and AILET which admit students directly after their 12th boards.


i have completed my 3year B.A course last year but i have one reappear exam of 4th sem ...which will be held in april..and result will come in may or june... can i apply for this entrance exam of DU LLB??? and what documents are needed while filling the application form??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 30th Dec, 2019


see for general candidate they need to have 50% marks in graduation to appear in dullb. sc/st candidates it is 45%. however you may reappear in any exam while applying for du llb,. but at the time of counselling you need to submit the pass marks certificate. make sure you will get it at that time.

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