The year 1987 saw the beginnings of the tectonic shift in perceptions about law as a career from one of the least attractive careers, to one of the most sought after, with the establishment of the National Law School, Bangalore. It was a time of hope for the legal fraternity. The concept of a national institution to act as a pace-setter and a testing ground for bold experiments in legal education came up before the Bar Council of India in the context of the Council's statutory responsibility for maintaining standards in professional legal education (under the Advocates Act).
Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, was established by an Act of Govt.of Uttar Pradesh in 2005, U.P.Act No.28 of 2005 and came into being on 4th of January 2006 to meet up the new challenges in legal field and to strengthen the vision that was given by the establishment of first National Law School of the country. Originally incorporated as ‘Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law Institute, Uttar Pradesh’ word ‘Institute’ was substituted by the ‘University’ later, vide an amendment in the Act in November’2006.This was done to give a comprehensive national character to the Institute on lines with the other premier National Law Universities of the Country.The University, which is getting liberal grants from the State Government, is committed to provide excellent infrastructural facilities and environment to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal process and to develop in the students and research scholars a sense of responsibilities to serve the society in the field of law by developing skills in advocacy, judicial and other legal services and legislation and the like. The present law has to meet the requirements of the society, which is entering into 21st Century. Law has to deal with problems of diverse magnitudes and a student of law and an Advocate has to be trained in Professional skills to meet the challenges of globalization and universalisation of law. With the advent of multinationals in India as anywhere else, the task of lawyers would be highly technical and an imperative need would arise to have competent lawyers who would be trained in the right culture of Legal Education. This makes a sound case for introducing reforms in Legal Education, and we at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University aim at all these aspects.
The Objectives of the University:
To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development;
To develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve socirty in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, Judicial and other legal services, legislation, law reforms in the existing laws and the like;
To organise lectures, seminars, symposia and conferences, to promote legal knowledge and to make law and legal process efficientinstrument of ocial development;
Located in the South-West part of the Lucknow City, the University has 40 acres of sprawling campus in LDA’s Kanpur Road Scheme. The Campus is a complete township having accommodation facilities for 1500 students and over 100 number of teaching and non-teaching staff members. Distance from Amausi airport is 3.0 kilometres and from Lucknow railway station is nearly 7 kilometres. Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University are the other neighbouring educational institutes of higher education. The District Court, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, Lucknow Bench, Vidhan Sabha, Tribunals, are all in the radius of 10 kms.
Dr. RMLNLU are actually aware of the tide of change that is sweeping legal education in India. It is our firm conviction at Dr. RMLNLU that the coming decades will once again witness young bright great lawyers building the destiny through the turbulent waters of global trade, international affairs, labyrinth of transactions involving various multinational corporations and justice delivery process.
We are committed to develop this University as a centre of excellence which may cater the needs of students, justice delivery system and society in 21st century. The emphasis in the academic curriculum is on adopting an inter-disciplinary approach that helps students to gain a deeper understanding of the finer nuances involved and also emphasis on more practical training of the students to develop them not only as a good lawyer but as a 'GREAT LAWYER,' as good lawyers know the Law but great lawyers shape the Law.The University has selected teachers from all over the country having expertise in the concerned courses. Some teachers not only have international exposure but are also well known inside and outside the country. We also have plans to invite foreign faculty as we are in the process of building relationship with foreign Universities and experts. Care is taken by the University to take in only a select body of students through a National Entrance Test. The University has been able to make its place among leading National Law Schools of India within two years. We at RMLNLU are committed to produce new genre of lawyers who share the vision of integrating global competitiveness with social service.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow