NLU Jodhpur: Course, Placements, Admission Process, Infrastructure & More

By Prakhyati Chauhan|Updated : December 28th, 2021

National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU Jodhpur) was founded in the year of 1999 by the Statute of the State of Rajasthan. Read the full article to know all about the NLU Jodhpur. Through out the article, we are going to discuss details about the NLU Jodhpur like Admission Process, Eligibility Criteria, Fee Structure, Placement and much more..

  • The campus is located in Rajasthan, around 14.3 km away from Jodhpur Airport, and spread over 50 acres. It is one of the premier legal institutions of the country which has given many stewards to the legal profession.
  • It has a residential campus that includes hostels for UG and PG students along with faculty residential quarters. In 2020, it was ranked four and five for the Law by NIRF and The Week, respectively.

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 Admission Process at NLU Jodhpur

  • The University admission to B. A. LL.B/ LL.M  Programmes are offered based on CLAT scores. The Students also need to get their documents verified and pay the admission fees for getting final admissions to the University. 

  • NLU Jodhpur has been ranked at one of the top in the National Law Universities list. Students must have passed 12th standard or equivalent with no less than 50% marks.

  • Final selection is based on the CLAT cut-off.

Course Structure for NLU Jodhpur

  • NLU Jodhpur offers BA LLB (Hons.)/ BBA LLB (Hons.) course. Its purpose is to bring legal education at par with other professions like medical, and engineering where students who are freshly passed and make their career choice in law.

  • NLU Jodhpur offered course is a five-year undergraduate program which offers you subjects like Space Laws, Human Rights Law, Consumer Law, Banking and Insurance Laws, etc., along with Sociology, Economics and Political other than civil and procedural laws.

  • The faculty teaching at NLU Jodhpur is selected from among the best available in their respective fields and the reputation of the university itself attracts the best faculty from all over India. Visiting faculty includes eminent names from all over India and the world.

  • Apart from the regular courses that constitute the compulsory curriculum, there are also offered from time to time, optional single credit courses.

  • National Law University awards Trilok Chand Mangilal Sancheti Gold medal, Sampath Raj Bhandari Gold medal, SMT. Pushab Kanwar Nemichand Dakalia Gold Medal and Sudha Jagdish Chandra N. Mundra Gold Medal to the meritorious students.

  Internships (Work Experience) at NLU Jodhpur

  • Every student is required to do at least three placements during his course at NLU. A placement is a 28-day internship that the student does with a lawyer or the law firm of his choice, subject to the applicable regulations. A student is required to do at least one trial and one appellate court placement.

  • Other options for doing placements include NGOs (Non-governmental Organizations), International Organizations like Oxfam, Amnesty International, newspapers, or corporate houses.

  • These placements give the NLUJ graduate a distinct advantage over his peers from other institutions as s/he would have had the hands-on experience of working as a lawyer in addition to the classroom knowledge that he acquires as part of the course.

National Law University Jodhpur Infrastructure

  • Recreational Facilities - For those that favor workout, NLU offers fairly decent sporting facilities. A gridiron, a court, two volleyball/throwball courts, a clay court are a number of the sporting facilities available on campus. 

  • The Library- The central library of NLUJ is equipped with huge collection of books, Thesis, CD- ROMs, Projects, Documents, Journals etc. The timings are 8 am to 12 am midnight from Monday to Saturday and from 8 am to 10 pm on Sundays.
  • Auditorium- The Auditorium is well equipped with all modern audio and video facilities with the seating capacity of 250 people.

  • The University has the Health Centre, Convention Centre, Transportation and Guest house facilities.  

 Career Opportunities at NLU Jodhpur

  • One of the aspects of NLUJ that sets it apart from similar institutions is the 'campus recruitment' that happens at the end of the course. Any student who desires to sit for recruitment can do so. Recruiters include top corporate houses & law firms from India & Abroad. These jobs include positions as legal advisers to corporates and practicing members of law firms.

  • A sample list of recruiters (past & present ) would include ARA Law, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Wipro, Reliance Industries Ltd., Porsche, Quislex etc.

  • The next most popular option for the NLUJ graduate is to practice. The practice has its pros & cons. The lure of instant cash in the form of a fat pay packet may be missing, but the long-term prospects are much brighter as a practicing lawyer.

  • Students generally start out with law firms and once they get a firm grounding venture out on their own or set up their own firms. Many NLUJ graduates have set up firms and are doing well. This is not restricted to India. There are NLUJ graduates practicing in the UK and the USA.

  • NLUJ alumni can also be found at Harvard, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Stanford, Colombia, New York University, just to name a few. Many even opt to continue their education in India. IIMs are a favorite destination for such students. Interestingly, there is even alumni teaching at IIT.

 

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