National Law University, Jodhpur

Quick Facts

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Ranked in Law
5th
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State University
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Co-Ed
  • Estd. Year: 2004
  • Total Faculty: 40
  • Total Students Enrollment: 629

About College

The group of institutions collectively known as the National Law Universities (NLUs) now number over twenty. Most of them recruit students using the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) scores. This is considered the flagship exam, which gives entry to some of the finest Law colleges in the country. The competition for this is immense. The test includes 200 objective type multiple choice questions to be answered within a maximum time limit of 120 minutes. These 200 questions are divided into Legal Aptitude and GK hogging half the total share with 50 questions each. English and Reasoning are worth 40 each while math which is quite elementary is worth 20. For every wrong answer, a fourth of negative marks gets deducted. Success in this exam opens the door towards some of the best national law colleges (NLUs). In spite of the ‘national’ tag associated with the NLUs, they remain state universities. CLAT is also one of the few law entrances that were conducted on online mode but has now reverted to the offline avatar. 

For long, law lagged behind several other professional and degree courses when it came to prestige and career opportunities, but now, thanks to the NLUs, it is considered a top career choice. With the opening up of the economy, law grads can now take up careers in corporate law, international agencies, NGOs, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPOs) firms and academics, besides the conventional careers centres around litigation and the judiciary. This was the reason for the launch of the five- year integrated programmes by the NLUs which can be taken up by students immediately after completion of their school. 

The National Law University in Jodhpur (NLUJ) is the fifth oldest of the NLUs in the country, having been established in 2001. Both UG, as well as PG level courses, are available here at the NLUJ. At the UG level, the flagship five- year integrated programme BA LLB is offered. Another unique programme here is the BBA LLB. This was developed due to the realization that students wanted a study theme which could combine the legal and business aspects. The LLB, of course, is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. At the master’s level, the LLM is offered in two key areas which are in Corporate Laws and in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). There is a separate IPR Chair as well, outlining the research credentials in the field here. 

The entire academics here at the NLUJ is run by the specific centres, each having expertise in its designated area. There are centre here for – Corporate Governance, IP Studies, Transactional Law, Tax Law, Capital Market, Gender Studies, Legal Theory, Litigation Studies, Criminal Law Studies, Wellness & Counseling, Human Welfare & Empowerment, Risk Management & Derivatives, Competition Law & Policy, Environmental Law & Policy and in Banking & Finance besides a few other areas. There is also a BRICS Law Institute specially curated for the member nations. In addition, the School of Insurance functions with some degree of autonomy. Several chairs and endowments have also been received by the NLUJ to further its research credentials. These have been received from the likes of the RBI, GIC and New India Assurance Co. 

Stitching academic ties and student exchange collaborations has long been the forte of the NLUJ. On the one hand, there are several ties domestically with bodies such as the Bureau of Policy Research and Development in New Delhi and with the MNLU Mumbai. It is also a member of the NLU- IIT- AIIMS Knowledge Exchange Agreement. On the other hand, it is also a signatory with several foreign universities in countries such as USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Canada, China and the Republic of South Africa. Some universities with ties forged include- University of New Hampshire, Freiburg University, King’s College, Ural State Law Academy, Beijing Union University, University of Arizona and the University of Johannesburg besides a few more. 

A lot of the research that takes place at the NLUJ gets published in their own in-house journals. The best known of them is the NLUJ Law Review. Another is the Indian Journal of Legal Theory. Yet another is the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law. The other journals published here are the- Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Journal of Corporate Law & Governance and the Journal on Comparative Constitutional Law & Administrative Law. All this has contributed to the consistently high rankings achieved across platforms. It has been ranked as the 5th best among law colleges in the NIRF (National Institutional Rankings Framework) 2018.

This in turn has fueled an extremely positive placements scenario over the years. Some of the key recruiters in recent years have been the likes of – Clifford Chance LLP, Simmons & Simmons LLP, Herbert Smith LLP, SEBI, EY, ICICI Bank, Edelweiss, ICICI Lombard, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Birla Global Finance, Bajaj Allianz, IL&FS, NTPC, IOCL, BHEL, L&T, Hindalco, Tata Sons, Porsche, Infosys, Tata AIG, Wipro, Novartis and several others. 


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Ranking / Rating

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179.09 AAAA+
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5th 342.88 6th
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Exams and Cutoffs

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Exam Date: 10 May, 2020
Exam Date: 28 Jan, 2020
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Exam Date: 08 Dec, 2019

Facilities

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Student Reviews

4.01/5 34 Reviews

The experience has helped me in analyzing my capabilities.

Posted on 12 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2019 | BA LLB Hons
The faculty is overall good and infrastructure is decent. The amount of exposure one can get in this university is amazing if one is opportunistic and knows how to charm others. Seniors are very helpful and well-experienced. Their mooting and debating experiences are surely one of the best things about this university. Hostel facilities are average as one will have to adapt the weather of Jodhpur and administration doesn't really provide any kind of services as such.Placement is pretty good and one needs to maintain a CV that will attract recruiters. And for this, one needs to maintain their grades from the very beginning.
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Life at NLUJ

Posted on 08 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2021 | BBA LLB Hons
Being ranked in one of the top law schools in India, NLU Jodhpur stands out in many aspects some being infrastructure, academics, and culture. It has a beautiful and vibrant 55- acre campus which includes an acad block, an administrative block, a library, a convention centre , a cricket ground, a football field, a tennis and a badminton court. The campus has 5 boys' and 8 girls' halls of residence. Diversity is one of the first things I experienced when in stepped into this college as it has students with different backgrounds coming from all over the country. It also hosts some of the most sought- after fests such as NH-65(cultural fest) and Yuvardha (sports fest). The extensive course curriculum of the college makes sure you learn to manage your academics and other activities at the same time and that too, effectively. There are a number of committees like the Moot Court, Academic Support, and Literary committee, Sports, Cultural and the Legal Aid and Awareness Committee. their work not only helps us in understanding the working of the college but also in the five years that we spend here, they give us many opportunities to grow in different fields of our liking. Thus life at NLUJ is hectic, stressful and full of surprises. but it is also a place you will surely fall in love with. The stressful environment here prepares us for the gruelling world outside and is worth the pain of going through all the hard work because in the end, it gets you where you want to be.
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You have the freedom to pursue your own interests

Posted on 08 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2019 | BA LLB Hons
The best part about the college is the freedom that you have and the guidance and support from the few amazing teachers that we have. The hostels are single seater which gives you your privacy when needed. The crowd here is diverse and again you'll meet some of the best people here. Being a government university it is pretty affordable however the fee is higher than most of the other NLUs as we don't have any state reservation and hence a much lower state funding. We have three caterers in college so you will have your options but don't have very high expectations from any of them. Overall this place will be an amazing experience.
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Would definitely recommend this college

Posted on 07 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2017 | BBA LLB Hons
My first impression while stepping foot in NLUJ was, "how will I survive the unbearable heat!", but through the course of 4 years, despite it's locational disadvantage, unpredictable weather, and scorching sun, I have seen the campus transform from a desolate desert to a lush green oasis and the first years do not have the same complaints anymore. We at NLUJ have the best mess services from among all the CLAT colleges that we have ever been to or heard about - offering exceptional variety with three fully functional mess areas, one fruit shop, and two tuck shops (not to mention the 4 dhabas right outside college which is where you'll find half the college after classes). Other facilities include a unisex gym, Cultural Room with mirrored wall, a two-floor library building with four halls, a dedicated Moot Court Discussion Room, Placement Cell Office, Medical Centre, football field, volleyball football and tennis courts, an indoor badminton court, and about 10 gazebos. There are students from all regions and religions here. We are the only college in the top 5 law colleges in India which offers a BBA course, and I believe this course helped me immensely in securing my placement in a top tier corporate law firm on Day Zero. Our alumni are now well placed in law firms in both India and abroad, private practices in all major high courts, teaching at law colleges internationally, or pursuing further studies from ivy league colleges. This helps the students immensely in securing internships, research work, guidance and sponsorship for international competitions. While students of NLUJ are known for our exemplary mooting achievements, not every student moots, and the college offers them other pathways to excellence such as debating, legal aid work, publication of legal journals, and pro bono access to legal education for the underprivileged. In fact, the "Law Student of the Year" award recipients for both 2015 and 20016 are from our college. All in all, it is a wonderful institution to begin your foray into the legal profession and I would certainly recommend it to everyone!
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The Best 5 years of my life

Posted on 07 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2017 | B.Sc LLB Hons
I've spent the past four and a half years at NLU Jodhpur and I've spent the best and worst times of my life here. Being a fully residential campus, it really forces you to grow up and fly out of the nest you were brought up in. The college is located in Jodhpur, which is a great tourist destination but gets boring for young people as there isn't much to do, especially if one is used to the glitz and glamour of the metropolitan life. One of the best things about the hostel life here is single rooms. This ensures that you don't have to share your space with someone, even though the general exuberance of hostel life ensures that you're never bored. Apart from this, the college has decent infrastructure, including several sports facilities, and 3 types of messes offering both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The food here is oily and spicy, but it's probably the best among all NLUs. The industry exposure to the students is great as we have a strong alumni base. The Placement Cell organizes lectures and internships to ensure that students get the best industry exposure, However, sadly, this does not permeate the academic system, which like most Indian colleges, is often outdated. The experience of spending 5 years in a city like Jodhpur is unlike anything else. it's gorgeous, with great historical roots. However, most of the places cater to tourists and few are student friendly. It's a small town where people can often be judgemental and there isn't any pub culture of the nightlife scene, really. However, the students often organize parties near the college and this ensures constant fun. As far as placements go, we've been doing really well. The Placement Cell ensures that each student has a fair chance to compete, and if the student makes a reasonable effort, getting a decent job is not difficult. However, that obviously depends on the student's CV and interview performance and the college is only a facilitator. The faculty in college is not great, overall, but we do have some great teachers. However, this is the situation in nearly every top law school in the country. At the end of the day, you just need to learn on your own and make efforts to do so. The student crowd here is really diverse, with people from all geographical locations, socio-economic backgrounds, castes and creeds coming together. This itself is one of my favourite things about college life because it provides a lot of exposure and knowledge, which a local college never could. All in all, despite the challenges, this is the one place that I have grown to love and cherish. it's made me grow up. It's made me the person I am today and instilled a sense of confidence and ambition in me.
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Questions related to National Law University, Jodhpur

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how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

For more information on Cutoffs and all : https://law.careers360.com/articles/nlu-jodhpur-cutoff

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I am from class 12th science and I want to get admission in NLU Jodhpur in 2020 what should I do for that. is it necessary to give clat

Shareef 20th Oct, 2019
Hello,
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Yes, ofcourse you should give CLAT entrance exam for Admission.when you are going to take an LLB course, CLAT is a mandatory thing for you.
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And the University like NLU one of the top universities doesn't cooperate admissions without CLAT.
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Check out the eligibility criteria for Admission,
  • One should be 10+2 passed with 45%
  • SC/ST students must be passed with 40%
  • Maximum age for general candidates is 20
  • maximum age for SC/ST is 22
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If you want to know about college and it's details like reviews, placements, fees refer the below provided link.
. https://www.careers360.com/university/national-law-university-jodhpur
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Can we get Admission in Rajiv Gandhi national law university after cracking CLAT?

Ashish pal Student Expert 2nd Sep, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

My dear friend clat is a exam organised for law colleges and if you willing to pursue law from Rajiv Gandhi National law University then you simply need to qualify the exam. If you successfully qualify it then you will surely get it .

Okay good luck

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Sir kya NLU se 3yrs ka llb course kar sakta hu?

Mahima Student Expert 19th Aug, 2019

Hey Sanajit.

No, you cannot do 3 year LLB course from any NLU/ national Law Universities. All the NLUs in India offer only 5 year integrated law courses which combine an undergraduate degree like BA, BCOM etc with Law. This course is appropriate if you want to take admission in law after 12th class directly.

If You wish to take admission in law after completion of any graduation degree separately, then you can go for 3 year LLB. There are colleges other than NLUs that offer 3 year LLB.

Here is a list of law entrances for 3 year LLB course -

 DU LLB - Delhi University

MH CET- GLC mumbai, ILS Pune and other colleges in Maharashtra

SLAT- Symbiosis Law school

PU LLB- Panjab University, Chandigarh

LSAT- Jindal global Law school, IIT Kharagpur and other private law colleges

BHU LLB- Banaras Hindu University 

BVP LLB- Bharatiya Vidyapeeth

TS LAWCET Etc

Best of luck!

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Sir kya NLU se 3yrs ka llb course kar sakte hai?

Ankhi Banerjee 19th Aug, 2019
Hi,

Unfortunately there is no course in National Law university providing LLB for a duration of 3 years. However there are courses in law for a 5 year duration which you can apply:

1. Bachelor of Arts+Bachelor of laws (BALLB)

2. Bachelor in business administration+bachelor of laws (BBALLB)

The asmission to these courses are baaed on CLAT score.

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