The Tamil Nadu National Law School is a University established to provide quality legal education by the Tamil Nadu National Law School Act, 2012. The School is located in a 25 acre campus in the Tiruchirppalli - Dindigul NH 45 and 9.6 k.m from Tiruchirappalli Railway Junction, at Navalurkuttappattu. The Tamil Nadu National Law School is a residential university established with the initial contribution of Rs.100 crores from the Government of Tamilnadu. The foundation stone was laid by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. J Jayalalithaa on 13 February 2012. The school is the first national level institution in the state of Tamil Nadu to disseminate learning and knowledge of law, legal processes, advocacy and skill in judicial administration keeping pace with the changing global scenario and to meet the challenges brought about by globalization. The School is declared open for admission in the academic year 2013-2014 by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. J Jayalalithaa at a function held in Srirangam on 3 June 2013. Adequate infra structural facilities like Administrative, Academic, Amenities, Examination and Library Blocs, Halls of residence for boys and girls students, Games and Sports, Wi-Fi Facility, Health Care Centre, Bank, Moot Courts Halls, Mess, Gym, Examination Hall, Auditorium, Faculty and Staff Quarters as well as Guest House have been constructed with international standards. The University Grants Commission has included the Tamil Nadu National Law School in the approved list of Universities.
Legal education is a challenge and also an opportunity in our higher education system in india. We require the convergence of social ethics, technology and law. Our Nation has a long history of law making and technology. Its potential has been unleashed through the process of liberalization. Yet, smooth sailing requires the compass called rule of law. As pointed out by the National Knowledge Commission’s Working Group on Legal Education, there is an immediate need to improve the quality of legal education and research in most of the university law departments and colleges in the country. LEGAL education is one area in the field of education in India, which has undergone major changes in the last two decades, in terms of curriculum and teaching methods. These reforms coincided with reforms in Indian economy. The liberalisation of economy and expansion of the private sector needed legal expertise beyond court room litigation. With their academic rigour and focused training in structured curriculum, National Law School graduates have come to fit in well with the growing demand for legal professionals in the changing Indian economy. They are able to produce competent, confident graduates to meet the global market’s requirements. In turn, this led to the demand for entry into these law schools. Mahatma Gandhi had said, “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” Each one of us who is a part of this institution should be remembered for promotion of social justice, which will be our contribution to society. Our sincere endeavour will be to make legal education justice education, as an instrument of social, political and economic change, and to prepare lawyers who will be competent in the art of advocacy both at the trial and the appellate level and also skilled in judicial administration. The students of National Law University, Delhi will be shaped as agents of change as the country achieves its developmental goals for future generations. The primary mission of the University is to create lawyers who will be professionally competent, technically sound and socially relevant, and will not only enter the Bar and the Bench but also be equipped to address the imperatives of the new millennium and uphold the Constitution of India.
Vice ChancellorN. Murugavel
AddressNavalur Kuttapattu, Srirangam TalukTiruchirapalli
Phone Numbers91 431 2692000, +91 431 2692111
Fax Numbers91 431 2692111