Law College Dehradun, as a flagship institution of Uttaranchal University under the aegis of Sushila Devi Centre for Professional Studies and Research, was established in the year 2002 as the first independent Law College of Uttarakhand. The college was the visionary project of Shri Jitender Joshi, the then Chairman of the college and presently the Chancellor of Uttaranchal University along with his plenipotentiaries from across the academic spectrum. Within a short span of time, the college registered its reckoning presence and became one of the most sought after destination in the field of legal education. The college which was initially affiliated to Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Central University became a top-spot, producing a series of Gold Medalists and University Merit Holders. As luck would have it, Law College Dehradun along-with its sister concerns Uttaranchal Institute of Technology and Uttaranchal Institute of Management reached its practical zenith through their merger in the form of Uttaranchal University in 2013 with the passing of Uttaranchal University Act, 2012.
Law College Dehradun inhabiting more than 1800 students on its roll is in fact, reflective of Indian Diaspora as its composition resonates the voices of almost all the states of India. The college as a lex matrix and an institutional paragon provides complete legal education under a single roof which includes five year BA. LL.B. (Hons.) & BBA.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. and Doctoral Programme in Law. Moreover, our Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies constantly focuses on fostering inquisitive spirit and platonic-cum-epistemological quest among our post graduate students as well as research scholars. This confluence reflects a symphony of our institutional infrastructure, flexible academic curriculum, disciplinarian paraphernalia, socio-cultural objectives, academic-corporate interface and potential inducements for society centric academic researches and practices.
Placements do constitute a significant component of professional educational institutions. As a natural corollary, in collaboration with reputed legal firms, the college provides placement assistance to the students interested in corporate sectors. However, our focus remains on preparing the students for judicial and civil services as well as advocacy in courts by providing them a congenial academic environment. The testimony of the fact is that 26 students and faculties securing top positions in various provincial judicial services are serving as distinguished judges in various courts of India which may be observed at the website of the university. Most of our alumni are serving as successful lawyers in the District Courts, High Courts as well as Supreme Court of India.
An institution bereft of socio-economic and cultural objectives is barren and unproductive. Keeping the fact in mind, the college boasts certain societies like Debating Society, Youth Parliament Society, Moot Court Society and Legal Aid Centre which propels students towards professional achievements and welfare oriented objectives. Our research programmes too reflect the same value preference. Also, it is our motto to mobilize and channelize the tremendous energy of our young students in a creative direction leading to creation of a creative talent pool assimilating their full potential to benefit the society in particular and humanity in general.
Every institution boasts a vision and we are not an exception. Right from the beginning, we strenuously endeavored to metamorphose Law College Dehradun into a world-class institution imparting legal education accompanying a well cherished dream of becoming an institution of excellence across the globe producing legal professionals with humanitarian propensity.
The guidance I got in Law college Dehradun helped me in carving a niche for myself in the field of law. A sound combination of academics and extra-curricular activities has immensely helped me in the development of my personality as well as communication skills.
In my opinion Law College Dehradun is the perfect training ground for aspiring legal professionals who wish to make it to the top. I owe my success to LCD.I hope in near future many more students will bring laurels to Uttaranchal University.
Presently: Civil Judge(Jr.div.) Uttarakhand
Secured second rank in PCS (J)-2009
Law College Dehradun occupies a very special place in my life. It is not an institution where we have learnt but it has also given us value added attributes.
I have been able to assimilate the complexities of legal concepts and practices from the way we were trained in the Law College.Today as a Judge this teaching is standing me in good stead. Various means of teaching methods by way of Lectures, Seminars, Conclave, Legal Camps and Moot Court activities sets it apart from other law institutes.
Law College knows your potentials, ignites the latent spark in you, serves as your torchbearer and is therefore, best suited to bring the best out of you.
Presently: Civil Judge(Jr.div.) Gujarat
University Gold Medallist
B.A.LL.B.: 2005-10, LL.M.
What I am today I owe it Law College Dehradun.
This is one of the best institutions of law in the country. Having a well furnished library and supporting faculty members who are fully inclined to pay personal attention towards each student. I am also thankful to the Hon’ble Principal for establishing LAAC (legal aid and awareness cell).
I would like to share my happiness and feelings with the family of ‘Law College Dehradun’ because of which secured the first rank in (in B.A.LL.B. 5 year integrated course) for the year 2009 and have also cleared the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Exam in my First attempt. No doubt it is the blessing of God and full cooperation of my parents but your hard-work, right direction at right time, punctuality and cooperation are also unforgettable.
I owe my success to Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna the Hon’ble Principal , Dr. Poonam Rawat & all other faculty members of this college .Without your worthy guidance and encouragement, I would not have achieved this position and cleared the Himachal Pradesh judicial services exams in my 1st attempt. Your college is the best place for building foundation strong as well as for the judicial services preparation. I shall ever be thankful to this college.
University Gold Medalist
B.A.LL.B. 2004-09, LL.M.