Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University
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|Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University|
|Location||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University is a law school in Chennai, India. Named after Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, an Indian legal specialist of the 20th century, the university offers specializations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Konijeti Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, is the Chancellor and V. Vijyakumar is the Vice-Chancellor. The institution was established by the 1996 state Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Act,1996 with the National Law School of India University as its model as the first Indian legal education institution. Apart from the teaching and academic research initiatives, the university has state-sponsored and private law colleges as affiliates, differing from the other law schools in the country. Although applicants from all over the country are encouraged, most students are from Tamil Nadu.
The School of Excellence in Law was established to focus on undergraduate education. At the postgraduate level, the university offers advanced degrees through its Departments of Law. The advanced degree programs offered include Business Law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Intellectual Property Laws, International Law and Organizations, Environmental Law and Legal Order, and Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Administration.
The university has initiatives with institutions around the world. The university conducts examinations in branches of law, and awards degrees and diplomas recognized by the government of India and many other countries.
Governing colleges 
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University's Law Colleges 
|1||School of Excellence in Law (SOEL)||Chennai||Chennai district||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||2002||http://www.tndalu.ac.in/school_of_excellence_in_lawSOEL.html||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Constituent College (or) Campus|
Affiliated colleges 
Tamil Nadu Government's Law Colleges 
|1||Government Law College, Tirunelveli||Tirunelveli||Tirunelveli district||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||1996||http://www.accet.in|
|2||Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai||Chennai||Chennai||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||1891||http://www.gcebargur.ac.in|
|3||Government Law College, Chengalpattu||Karuppur, Salem||Salem||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||2002||http://www.gcesalem.edu.in|
|4||Government Law College, Coimbatore||Tirunelveli||Tirunelveli||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||1979||http://www.gcetly.ac.in|
|5||Government Law College, Madurai||Coimbatore||Coimbatore||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||1979||http://www.gct.ac.in|
|6||Government Law College, Tiruchirapalli||Bagayam||Vellore||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||1979||http://www.tpgit.edu.in|
|7||Government Law College, Vellore||Thanjavur||Tirunelveli||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||2008|
Private colleges 
|1||Central Law College, Salem||Salem||Salem district||Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University||1984|