The Faculty of Law was established in 1924 and the then Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi,Dr.Hari Singh Gaur was its first Dean.The Faculty was initially housed in the Prince's Pavilion in the Old Viceregal Lodge Grounds.It was only in 1963 that the faculty moved to its present location at the Chhatra Marg,University of Delhi, Delhi. Initially, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Degree course was treated as part-time course and the teaching was conducted in the morning. The evening classes along with morning classes for LL.B. started in the year 1942. The teaching for one year Master of of Laws (LL.M.) Degree started in the year 1944. LL.M. was made a whole-time two year course in the year 1947. As a result of partition of the country in 1947, the rush to the Faculty increased. Two new courses,viz., Degree of Bachelor of Civil Laws (B.C.L.) and Certificate of Proficiency (Law), were made a whole-time course though classes were held both in the morning as well as in the evening. With the enachment of Advocates Act, 1961, the Certificate (Law) course was abolished. The B.C.L. Degree course was discontinued in the year 1966.
The Faculty of Law now has three Law Centres: The Campus Law Centre (CLC) and Law Centre-I (LC-I) in the Faculty of Law building (University North Campus) on Chhatra marg, Delhi-110007 and Law Centre-II (LC-II) in the Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College building at Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110021. Each Law Centre has its own teaching faculty and administrative staff (headed by a Professor-in-Charge). The Campus Law Centre classes are held during the day-time, starting from 8:30 a.m. The Law Centre-I has two sessions: the afternoon session from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the evening session from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The students can opt for either session (allotment being subject to availability of seats). The Law Centre-II classes are presently held in the evening from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Bachelor of Law (LLB) - Three Years
- Post Graduate:
Master of Laws (LLM) - Two YearsMaster of Comparative Law (MCL)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL)
The Entrance Test in Delhi University is conducted by the Faculty of Law. Teaching and examinations at the respective Centres are conducted under the control and supervision of the Professor-in-Charge of the concerned Law Centre. The Faculty presently has a total strength of 80 full time and 14 part time teachers. The total number students admitted to the first year of the LL.B. course is 1500
- The Campus Law Centre - 500
- Law Centre-I - 600
- Law Centre-II - 400
The admission to LL.B. course shall be made on the basis of merit in the DU LL.B. Entrance Test 2011. The eligibility criteria is as follows :-
- For general candidates, Graduate/Post-Graduate Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate in either of them.
- For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) candidates, a Graduate/Post-Graduate Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi.
- Relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to widows/wards of ex-servicemen/serving personnel (CW)category.
- Relaxation of up to 5% marks in the minimum eligibility prescribed for general candidates will be allowed to the candidates belonging to physically handicapped (PH) category on the recommendations of the Medical Board as per the prescribed procedure.
- Undergraduate: Candidate must have undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% (45% marks in case of SC/ ST/ OBC candidates) marks in aggregate.
- Post Graduate: Candidate must have undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% (45% marks in case of SC/ ST/ OBC candidates) marks in aggregate.
- Doctorate: Candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Law form a recognized University.
- The candidates securing marks prescribed above or appearing in the qualifying Degree examination or awaiting the results of any such examination are eligible to appear in the LL.B. Entrance Test but the admission will depend on their securing the minimum eligibility marks prescribed above.
- Rounding of a fraction of marks is not allowed.
- No candidate on the rolls of LL.B. at any of the Law Centres or who is otherwise ineligible to be admitted to LL.B. course shall be allowed to appear in the LL.B. Entrance Test, 2011.
There are twelve hostels for male and female students who are pursuing full-time courses in the University. These are: Gwyer Hall, International Students House, Jubilee hall, Mansarovar Hostel, Post-Graduate Men's Hostel, University Hostel for Women, Meghdoot Hostel, D. S. Kothari, V. K. R. V. Rao Hostel, International Students House for Women, North East Students House and W.U.S. University Hostel. However, hostel facilities will be available only to Campus Law Centre and LL.M. 2 year course students as per rules and procedure prescribed from time to time by the University and the hostel authorities about which information can be obtained directly from the provost of the concerned hostels.
Faculty of Law
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110 007, India
Telephone No : 011-27667483, 27667725 / 1510, 1511, 1676
Website : http://www.du.ac.in