The Faculty of Law comprises of Department of Laws, School of Legal Studies Regional Centre Dharamshala, University Institute of Legal Studies, Ava Lodge, Chaura Maidan and nine (09) Private affiliated Law Colleges. The Department of Laws came into existence in 1970 when the University was established. Initially it was housed in D.A.V. School, Middle Bazar, Shimla. Later it was shifted to Ava Lodge, Chaura Maidan where it remained functional for some years. The Department was relocated in the University campus in 1984 and finally shifted to its own building in 1993. Since its inception the department has been actively engaged in imparting legal education, training and legal research benefiting students desirous of pursuing their career in law.

The Department of Laws runs the following Programmes:


Name of Course


Total Seats


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

3 years Course 

      Total seats                   =        180
      Subsidised category    =        170
      Non-subsidised category =    10


Master of Laws (LL.M.)

1 year Course 

        Total seats                   =        31
        Subsidised category    =        21 
        Non-subsidised            =       10


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

As per UGC norms

         Subject to availability


With firm faith in saying “Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of education” we strongly believe that Department is marching ahead in the right direction, providing a holistic legal education to the future generation and playing a positive role in nation building. Department of Law is dedicated whole heartedly to scholarly excellence and equip our students with knowledge for acquiring fulfilment in law.

The Department has a distinction of producing best professionals, statesmen and officers rendering useful service to the nation. Its Alumni include Judges of Supreme Courts and High Courts, Union Cabinet Ministers, State Cabinet Ministers, Senior Bureaucrats, Police Officers, Officers of Subordinate Judiciary, Law Officers, Civil Servants and members of the legal professional etc. Law graduates from this department are rendering their services not only in India but also in different countries. 

I welcome all, who want to be part of this department for pursuing legal education. I am sure that you will feel proud on being associated with us and make us equally happy to proceed with your academic excellence and accomplishments.

Contact Detail:

Prof. Raghuvinder Singh
Contact No: 0177-2833885,094180 76793