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Before moving ahead with the detailed analysis of courses and llm specialization offered by different NLUS for their PG program here is the list of participating universities for PG program through CLAT PG, this is list in the order of their establishment.

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  • National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  • The National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  • The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
  • Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
  • Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

Before looking into specializations we have to understand the factors on which college should be picked- first of all decide your area of interest for specialization and sort your colleges, keeping in mind your

  • Location preference – Including food, health and etc
  • Financial affordability (which definitely can be compromised if you can make for top 50 or 100 rank)

In the respect of specializations national law School preference wise can be listed as:

LLM SPECIALIZATION Commercial Laws and Intellectual Property Rights:

  • NLSIU, Bangalore – Business Law
  • NALSAR, Hyderabad- Corporate specialization, IPR specialization
  • NUJS Kolkata- Corporate and Commercial Specialization
  • NLU Jodhpur- Corporate Law, IPR specialization
  • NLIU, Bhopal- Business and IPR law
  • GNLU Gandhinagar- Corporate law specialization, IPR specialization
  • RMNLU Lucknow- Corporate Law
  • RGNLU Patiala- Business Law
  • HNLU Raipur- Corporate law specialization, IPR specialization
  • CNLU Patna- Corporate and Commercial Law, IPR specialization
  • NLU Orissa- Corporate and Commercial Law
  • NLU Ranchi- Corporate and Commercial Law, IPR specialization
  • NLU Assam- Corporate and Commercial Law, IPR specialization
  • NLU Vishakhapatnam- Corporate and Securities Law, IPR specialization
  • NLU Tamil Nadu- Corporate and Commercial Law, IPR specialization
  • NLU Nagpur- Corporate and Commercial Law, IPR specialization
  • NLU Shimla- Business Law

LLM SPECIALIZATION Constitution and Administrative Laws-

  • NLIU, Bhopal
  • GNLU, Gandhinagar
  • RMNLU, Lucknow
  • HNLU, Raipur
  • RGNLU, Patiala
  • CNLU, Patna
  • NLU, Kochi
  • NLU, Orissa
  • NLU, Assam
  • NLU, Ranchi
  • NLU, Shimla
  • NLU, Nagpur

Criminal Law:

  • NALSAR, Hyderbad
  • RMNLU, Lucknow- Criminal and Security Law
  • RGNLU, Patiala
  • NLU Shimla: Crime and Criminology


  • NALSAR, Hyderabad
  • GNLU, Gandhinagar
  • HNLU, Raipur

LLM SPECIALIZATION International Laws:

  • NUJS, Kolkata- International and Comparative Law
  • RMNLU, Lucknow- International Law
  • RGNLU, Patiala- International Law
  • CNLU Patna- International Law
  • NUALS Kochi- International Trade Law
  • NLU, Shimla


  • NLSIU, Bangalore
  • NLIU, Bhopal
  • CNLU, Patna
  • NLU, Assam

Exclusive Specializations-

  • NLU Nagpur: Energy, Telecommunication laws
  • NLU Tamil Nadu: Natural Resources laws
  • NLU Assam: Environmental laws, Personal laws
  • HNLU Raipur: Environment laws, Technology and Laws
  • GNLU Gandhinagar: Maritime Laws and Sports Laws
  • NLU Nagpur: Personal Law

For any NLU, Maharashtra- apart from mandatory courses, courses will be offered on availability of faculty.

This is the exhaustive list of specialization offered for different NLUs, here except in some NLUs specialization may vary with availability of faculty and also on fulfillment of required no. of candidates which varies from University to University.

Minimum no. of candidates required for running courses varies from 5 candidates to 10 candidates.

After getting an idea for your specialization, next is to decide for college

Top 7 Universities in the list are

  • NLSIU, Banglore
  • NALSAR, Hyderabad
  • NLIU, Bhopal
  • NLU, Jodhpur
  • NUJS, Kolkata
  • RMNLU, Lucknow

GNLU, Gandhinagar, rest of the universities are more or less preferred because of location preference and rank accordingly.

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