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
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