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In the past few years, Mumbai has emerged as one of the best destinations for students who aspire to pursue a career in law. The city is commendable in not only providing with some of the best law colleges but also for providing hand-on work exposure to students. The city provides over 32 reputed law colleges offering law education, out of which 24 are private law colleges in Mumbai and 8 are public law colleges in Mumbai

  • The list of top colleges offering law in Mumbai includes government law college (GLC), Gopal das Jhamatmal Advani law college (goals), Dr. Ambedkar college of law, Rizvi law college (RLC), Jitendra Chauhan college of law (JCL), kc law college, oriental college of law, PES College of law, University of Mumbai, Lords universal college, New law college, Maharashtra national law university, Amity university, Nalanda law college, Asmita college of law, If business school, DV Patil school of law etc. among many others.
  • Government law college has been ranked as the best among all the Best Law Colleges in Mumbai.
  • The courses offered by these colleges consist of a BBA LLB, LLB, LLM, L.L.B including certain other diploma and certificate programs.

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With law courses becoming more and more popular among students, the emergence of diverse sectors within the course seems obvious. Some of the top specialisations to choose from are:

  • Human rights and international humanitarian law
  • Business law
  • Constitutional law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Consumer law
  • Cyber law
  • Environmental law
  • Corporate law
  • International/ international trade law

Top Law Colleges in Mumbai: Rankings

There are many ranking agencies which rank institutions across the country based on various parameters. The methodology followed differs from agency to agency. But some of the common parameters include teacher-student ratio, placements, faculty, quality and many more. The economics time, QS rankings, India today, Outlook, The week, NIRF are some of the privileged ranking agencies.

These ranking agencies rank different institutions in different categories. These categories are made as per the stream. Government law college, Mumbai has been ranked 12 for Law by The Week for the year 2017 and 17 by India Today for the year 2016. It is also ranked 12 out of 25 by Successors. 

Top Law Colleges in Mumbai: ROI (Return on Investment)

Mumbai has an ample number of law colleges which include both government and private colleges. Pursuing law from a private institute can cost a huge sum of money. Therefore, it becomes important to know the ROI, as it solves the dilemma of whether investing in a particular institute is worth it or not. 

  • Since the exact placement data for the law colleges is not available, the ROI (return on investment) has not been calculated. 
  • ROI is formulated as average placement divided by average annual fee, the answer of the division is further multiplied by 100.

Just to impart an estimated idea of the cost of pursuing law in mumbai, the following table mentions some of the top law colleges in mumbai with their corresponding annual fees for the course.

Name of the college

Annual Fees

Government law college, Mumbai

INR 19,430

Rizvi law college, Mumbai

INR 72,000

Oriental college of law, Mumbai

INR 69,000

Amity university, Mumbai

INR 9,30,000

Maharashtra National Law University

INR 9,73,000

SVKM's Pravin Gandhi college of law, Mumbai

INR 3,00,000

D.Y. Patil school of law, Mumbai

INR 90,000

Kirti P. Menta School of Law, Mumbai

INR 10,00,000

St. Wilfred's college of law, Mumbai

INR 1,35,000

Top Law Colleges in Mumbai: Admission Process

There are over 32 law colleges in Mumbai which provide various law-based courses. Out of which 8 are public and 24 are private. They offer admission through various law entrance exams.

Number of Top Law Colleges in Mumbai

The admission process for different colleges is different. Some rely on various top entrance exams for law to shortlist students for admission while others provide direct admission based on previous academic scores. Some of the top law entrance exams are tabulated below:

Name of the exam



CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a national level law entrance exam. It is conducted by a permanent body formed by the national law universities. 


The All India law entrance test is an online national-level law entrance exam. AILET is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi.


Law school admission test (LSAT) is a national level law entrance exam. It is conducted by the law school admission council for shortlisting candidates for admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law degree programs.

GLC Mumbai

Government law college (GLC) is a public college established in 1855. The college holds the tag of being the oldest law college in the Asian continent. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and is approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The college is one of the leading law schools in the country. Its efforts at providing students with quality-focused law education with fair opportunities.

  • GLC Mumbai has been ranked among the top law colleges in India by The Week and India Today.
  • The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate and certain other certified diploma law courses. At the undergraduate level, the college offers a 3 year LLB Program, and an integrated B.L.S.- LLB Program with a duration of 5 years. Apart from this, the college offers postgraduate diploma courses in security law/ intellectual property rights, Postgraduate Certificate Course in Human Rights and Diploma in Cyber Law.
  • The eligibility criteria for LLB program requires one to have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university. For B.L.S.-LLB, PGD, PGC Programs, admissions are open to all aspirants who have cleared their 10+2 from any recognized board throughout India. The final admission to both 3-year and 5-year LL.B courses are done on the basis of score of Common Entrance Test (CET).

NMIMS Mumbai

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) is a private, deemed to be university located in Mumbai. The university efforts at imparting quality education and producing responsible youth for the nation. It is a place where innovation, passion and compassion are nurtured. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in various streams including engineering, management, commerce, law, economics, pharmacy, global education, and architecture.

  • NMIMS has a separate school of law which holds the tag of being the first " school of law" in the state of Maharashtra to have the Bar Council of India's approval for the 5 years integrated double degree honor's program, i.e., B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.).
  • The school also happens to be the first " school of law" in India which provides Hons. specialization in taxation laws, intellectual property laws, and corporate laws. The school follows the trimester based terms.
  • The eligibility criteria for law courses comprises one having passed the senior secondary examination (10+2) or any equivalent examination from a recognized board or university. Admissions are offered for integrated BALLB and LLB programs. There are a total of 60 seats available for both the programs. The final selection of candidates is done on the basis of the score obtained in the CLAT or LSAT entrance examinations.

RLC Mumbai

Rizvi law college (RLC), Mumbai is a private college established in 2002. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and is approved by the bar council of India (BCI). With a mission to impart high-quality law education and explain the very intricacies of the law to each law student, the college is heading forward with well-established infrastructure and highly experienced faculty. 

  • RLC Mumbai offers two duly recognized law courses namely LLB and BLS at different levels under its curriculum. 
  • The eligibility criteria for 5 years integrated Bachelor of legal studies course comprises of one having passed the senior secondary examination (10+2) or any equivalent examination from a recognized board or university with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks and for LLB course includes one having a undergraduate degree from any recognized university with minimum 45% aggregate marks.

Top Law Colleges in Mumbai: Entrance Exam Wise

The students who prefer to pursue their career in law can apply through the national level entrance exams or can simply take admission on merit basis. Some of the top national level entrance exam are given below:

Top Law Colleges in Mumbai Through CLAT Exam

CLAT which is the acronym for common law admission test is considered as an entrance by many top law colleges. One with more than 45% in secondary schooling is eligible for taking the test.

  • There is no age limit to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates appearing or having qualified class 12 with a minimum 45% aggregate (40% for sc/ st) satisfy CLAT 2020 eligibility for LLB program.
  • Around 2400 seats for LLB and 550 seats for LLM will be filled through CLAT 2020.
  • CLAT 2020 cutoff will be released separately for 21 NLU's in the month of June 2020.
  • The colleges which give admission via CLAT exam include Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Maharashtra national law university among many others.

Top Law Colleges in Mumbai Through MH CET Exam

MH CET is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the state common entrance test cell. The application process for the 5-year degree program has already begun from Jan 21, 2020. Registration for a 3-year law degree program has been scheduled for March 2020.

MH CET Cut off
  • MH CET Exam is conducted to shortlist students for admission in law colleges of Maharashtra.
  • Around 5000 seats for the 5-year program and 15,000 seats for the 3-year program will be filled through this exam.
  • The exam is conducted in 18 cities of Maharashtra.
  • The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions with a time duration of 2 hours.
  • The participating colleges release their own category wise cutoffs to offer admission to students in various law degree programs. The result of the MH CET law exam will be declared in the third week of June 2020.
  • The colleges which give admission via MH CET include Dr. Ambedkar college of law, Jitendra Chauhan college of law (JCL), KC law college, PES law college, University of Mumbai, Lords universal college, New law college, Nalanda law college among others.

The cut off table for the MH-CET Exam is

College Name





GLC Mumbai





GJALC Mumbai





Dr. Ambedkar College of Law





KC College of Law





Jitendra College of Law





Rizvi Law of College





Top Law Colleges in Mumbai: Placement Wise

Mumbai consists of many top law colleges that have a good reputation regarding internship opportunities and their placement records.

  • Top institutes like Government law college, Rizvi law college, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies contribute towards this.
  • Some other institutes like Maharashtra national law college, University of Mumbai, Amity University, Mumbai, PES law college, Nalanda law college also provide good work opportunities with comparatively less investment.

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Top Law Colleges in Mumbai: FAQs

Ques. How to get admission in top law colleges in Mumbai?

Ans. Most of the top law colleges in Mumbai offer admission either on a merit basis or on an entrance basis.

Ques. Which law colleges in Mumbai can be considered as the best college to pursue law?

Ans. There are an ample number of good law colleges in Mumbai. However, government law college, Mumbai has been ranked as the best law institute in Mumbai by various ranking agencies.

Ques. What are the top law entrance exams?

Ans. Some of the top law entrance exams include CLAT, MH CET, LSAT.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for the five-year integrated BA LLB program and LLB program?

Ans. The eligibility criteria for 5 years integrated BA LLB degree program comprises of one having an undergraduate degree from any recognized university with a minimum required aggregate marks, and for LLB course includes one having passed the senior secondary examination (10+2) or any equivalent examination from a recognized board or university with a minimum required aggregate marks.

Ques. How much does it cost to pursue law in Mumbai?

Ans. The cost of pursuing law in Mumbai can range anywhere between INR 1 lakh to INR 10 lakhs.

Ques. What are the various law specialisations one can choose from?

Ans. Various law specialisations include: human rights and intellectual humanitarian law, business law, constitutional law, intellectual property law, consumer law, cyber law, environmental law, corporate law, international/ international trade law.


Course Curriculum Overview :

The course remains the same for all first year students ( 3 trimesters per year). This is to equip students with basic knowledge of all subjects. The students get an option to chose subjects of their choice in second year. Specialization is decided based on the maximum numbers of subject chosen from each domain. The decision to chose a subject is mostly dependent on the quality of the faculty, the feedback from the seniors and the interest of the student considering the relevance of the subject in today's world It is mandatory for all students to undergo a one month long social internship (most of the students get their internships under an NGO chosen by the college in their hometown) - a unique thing about NMIMS Day to day learnings in classes are driven by case based study approach. Harvard case studies are used for all subjects along with the regular text books. There are marks for mid terms, final terms, class assignment and class participation.

Campus Life :

NMIMS has many committees where students can get into. There are committees that have huge responsibility on them like Placement Committee, Student Council, Industry Partnership cell and then there are domain wise clubs and cells like NJM (for marketing), Finomenon (for Finance) and Optimuz (for Operations). Joining any one of them basis the interest will guarantee additional knowledge and exposure apart from few extra lines on the CV. Apart from these there are interest based cells and societies for dramatics, dancing, photography etc. The annual business fest is Paragana which is held every year around October ( It contains inter college competitions, fests, seminars and corporate events. Classroom infra is quite modern and comparable to any top college of India. Lack of hostel is a major disadvantage for peer learning.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

Affordability is an issue. The overall cost of MBA including accommodation and food is approximately 5-6 lacs more than the tuition fees. There were very less scholarship opportunities from the college (benefitting less than 5% of the students as far as I remember), however there are options of corporate scholarships. The college's affinity for money could be judged from the fact it is one of the few colleges which charges you even for attending the group discussion and personal interviews NMIMS MBA could arguably be one of the costliest MBA programs in India.

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9.5 /10

Campus Life :

Awesome well planned and all the students are been motivated always ro take part in it. Classrooms are also well maintained and decorations are been done to have positive vibes.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Faculty is good and polite. They all do their hard work for students to learn and make their life a better place.

Placement Experience :

Companies have not yet been visited due to lockdown. But the company package is 7 to 8 lakhs per annum

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Campus Life :

Vaayu is the biggest fest in NMIMS. It takes place in December. It's a grand event going for 3-4 days. A lot of different things lead to everyone enjoying a lot. Classrooms are updated. They have e boards etc to make things very convenient. There is a proper sports club and there are many sporting events all across the year. We have an SRF committee which is for social work. They indulge in various interesting and useful activities all across the year.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Because I've always been interested in numbers and finance. Therefore this was a great course for me. The student-teacher ratio would be 1:20. The teachers are highly qualified and have practical experience in their fields. They give industry examples while teaching. Term exams take place twice every year and are held as per schedule every time. They are considered difficult as they want to make sure you have understood the concept.

Placement Experience :

From 3rd year students become eligible for placements. Various great companies like tesla, Barclays, etc have visited our campus. They give 5-10 placements on an average. The highest package goes till 50 lakh a year while the average is around 10-12 lakh. 40% of students opt for college placements. I'll probably intern for a year and then do CFA.

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Remarks :

It is the best college in Mumbai for commerce related degrees. It is a well established university and also I was well aware of how it functions as I was in the same college for my junior college years. It is easily accessible as it is close to 2 stations in the western railway line and is close to the stations, you can take a share rickshaw to the station or walk. The faculty and course syllabus are great and it has recently become a deemed university.

College Events :

The college Is known over the city for having one of the best fests of all colleges in Mumbai- UMANG. Although participation and organization is mostly from junior college students in this fest, seniors do partake too in it and definitely do go to attend the fest. The fest has 4 days usually including a pro night where well known DJ's play and the bollywood night which many bollywood celebrities have frequented. There are academic symposiums too.

Campus Life :

The college infrastructure is well up to date, the college has air conditioning and the college campus also has decently sized classrooms that accommodate the class capacity. The interiors of the classrooms and hallways are well maintained. There are sports facilities and common rooms and 2 canteens. The library is fairly large too.

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