Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Coordinates: 19°07′09″N 72°54′55″E / 19.119103°N 72.915244°E / 19.119103; 72.915244
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Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
NLU Mumbai Logo.jpg
TypeNational Law University
Established2014 (9 years ago) (2014)
ChancellorChief Justice of India
Vice-ChancellorDilip Ukey
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 60 acres (0.24 km2) (proposed)
AffiliationsBar Council of India

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU Mumbai) is a National Law University located at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and is one of the law schools in India.

MNLU Mumbai offers a five-year integrated B.A LL.B.(Hons.) programme and LL.M. Programmes. Students have to qualify for CLAT to secure admission to UG or PG. Admissions are through Common Law Admission Test.[1] There 100 seats filled up by CLAT and 20 supernumerary seats are reserved for Foreign National/ NRI/ NRI Sponsored. Two supernumerary seats are reserved for Permanent Residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the university and Bhavani Prasad Panda was the founder Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university.[2] As of December 2019 Prof.(Dr.) Dilip Ukey is the VC.[3] Students have performed well in various fields like: Literary and Debating Competitions, Cultural Competitions, Moot Court Competitions, Alternate Dispute Resolution Competitions.[4]

MNLU Mumbai has entered into MoUs with various institutions including L’Universite’ Paris Nanterre and Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), Germany, thereby facilitating regular student exchange programmes with these Universities.

For the first two years MNLU Mumbai shared its campus with Tata Institute of Social Sciences. In 2017 it shifted its campus to the Centre for Excellence in Telecom Technology and Management at Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai. Permanent campus is set up at Gorai near Maharashtra Judicial Academy which will be of approx 60 Acres.

The university also runs various extra credit and certificate courses such as Mediation, Data Protection Law and foreign languages such as German and Spanish on regular basis. MNLU Mumbai is steered by judges, advocates, bureaucrats and academicians as members of its governing bodies.

The university has already established following research centres:

  1. Centre for Clinical Legal Education (CCLE)
  2. Centre for Maritime Law and Research (CML&R)
  3. Centre for Research in Criminal Justice (CRCJ)
  4. Centre for Information and Communication Technology and Law (CICTL)
  5. Centre for Goods and Services Tax and Training (CGSTT)
  6. Centre for Research In Air and Space Law (CRASL)
  7. Centre for Mediation & Research[5]

Due to its present location students have variety of internship opportunities as various civil and criminal courts and Principal Bench of Bombay High Court is within the city.

Various keynote speakers here are Jurists, Judges of various High Courts, Advocates, IAS officers, businessmen, law firm attorneys and politicians.


  1. ^ "Admission". Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai. Archived from the original on 31 August 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. ^ "In conversation with Prof. Bhavani Prasad Panda, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai". LawLex.Org. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "From the VC's Desk". Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ "MNLU Mumbai : List of achievements". 19 June 2018.
  5. ^[bare URL PDF]

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