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Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai, established under the Maharashtra National Law University Act 2014 on 20th March 2014, is one of the premier National Law Universities in India. The Act envisaged to establish National Law University in Maharashtra to impart advanced legal education and promote society oriented research in legal studies for the advancement of societal life of the people in the country. The prime goal of the University is to disseminate advance legal knowledge and processes of law amongst the students and impart in them the skills of advocacy, legal services, law reforms and make them aware and capable to utilize these instruments for social transformation and development. To attain this goal it has started its first academic endeavor on 1st August 2015.

The University offers BA.,LL.B.(Hons.) five years integrated program and one year LL.M. program in Corporate and Commercial Laws and planning to add more specializations from new academic year. Since its inception in 2015, the University has made serious and sincere efforts to excel in the field of legal research and education. Within the span of four years the University has been able to traverse an arduous yet, promising path filled with lots of possibilities for the future. Located in the pristine Powai region of Mumbai, the University enjoys an un-paralleled avenue for higher studies especially in law and related matters. The course structures of the University are framed in accordance with the norms of the BCI and UGC with a team of dedicated and committed teachers. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.A. Bobade, Judge, Supreme Court of India is the Chancellor of the University who not only guides but also inspires the institution with his novel ideas and rich experience in law field.

In recent years the University has taken long strides in areas of research and has established Research Centers such as Center for Clinical Legal Education, Center for Research in Criminal Justice, Center for Maritime Law & Research, Center for Research in Intellectual Property and Center for GST and Training. Similarly the establishment of other centers like Policy Research and Law, Centre for Mediation & Research etcetera are in offering. The University is steered by distinguished judges, senior advocates, eminent academicians, seasoned and senior bureaucrats as members of governing bodies and they guide our students with their rich and valuable experience. Our students participate in various reputed competitions both in India and abroad. Through an engaged research the University strives to address issues that surround contemporary life in India. The advent of globalization and global connectivity is redefining the frontiers of education. Cognizant of this changing paradigm of learning MNLU Mumbai has signed MoUs with some leading Universities of Europe for a more sustained and engaged exchanges of ideas related to law and society in modern time.

MNLU Mumbai believes in the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution viz. Justice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Secularism, Humanism etc. and makes all out efforts to inculcate them amongst its students, staff, and others to make this institution as not only center of legal knowledge but also an inclusive center of humanity.

Prof. Dr. Dilip Ukey