Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

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Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
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TypePublic law school
Vice-ChancellorSubir K Bhatnagar
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Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RML NLU), formerly Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law Institute, is a public law school located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. As one of the Autonomous law schools in India, it is regarded as a premier law school in country.It was established in 2005, and since then, has been providing undergraduate and post-graduate legal education. It has been ranked among the top law institutes in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of the Ministry of Human Resource Development in recent years.[1] The University is fully funded by the state government.


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised test for admission to prominent National Law Universities in India. All admissions in RMLNLU, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs are made on the basis of performance in the CLAT exam. The opening rank for CLAT 2018 for Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University was AIR 47. Although the institute does not has recognition for being the best institute out there for corporate placements but is the preferred choice for candidates wanting to pursue a career in litigation, civil services or judicial services owing to the sheer amount of creative freedom compared to other NLUs.

Life At RMLNLU[edit]

While other NLUs may have a trimester system, RMLNLU has two end-semester exams in an academic year thereby giving students considerable freedom to develop their own soft skills, legal knowledge or research papers. The college has a lush green 42 acres campus and while even the top NLUs like NALSAR, Hyderabad and NLIU, Bhopal are located on the outskirts of the city and NLS, Bangalore being 70 km from KempeGowda Airport, RMLNLU is located in the heart of the city just 15 minutes from Railway Station, 10 minutes from the bus stand and 10 minutes from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. The library in the college is a notch above with centrally air-conditioned two-floored spacious building, 27,000+ books and subscriptions to all major journals. The library also has a state-of-art DigiLab and three conference rooms. The library has subscription to all the major legal databases and journals and books can be shuffled through easily by using the OPAC technology.


CLAT - 7th

Nirf 2019 - 14th It is important to note that the rankings are a little skewed against the university because of a discrepancy that caused the research score to be submitted as 0 whereas researches and patents happening in RMLNLU have a considerably high number. This also makes this university one of the most sought after and one of the most demanded in CLAT Post Graduate.

Extra curricular activities[edit]

  • Legal Aid Committee: Among other things, the committee runs a legal aid clinic where marginalized sections of the society can get free legal advice.
  • Moot Court Committee
  • Debate and Discussion Committee
  • Cultural Committee (Tehzeeb)
  • Journal Committee
  • Internship and Placement
  • Sports Committee

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. Retrieved 11 August 2019.

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