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 50 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.
“Don’t leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented.” -Richard Wright
Law College Dehradun endeavours to provide an educational environment wherein students can realize their full potential in their chosen discipline and achieve their tangible goals. Intending to accelerate the realization of this overarching vision the college organizes a series of events on a regular basis. This includes: Lecture Series by Legal luminaries, Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Legal Awareness Camps, National Debate Competitions, National Moot Court Competitions, MUNs, Youth Parliaments, Mega Blood Donation Camps, to name a few. These occasions are inspired by the gracious presence of renowned personalities from varied domains. Our visitors list is inclusive of:
- Legal luminaries – Judges from Apex Courts in India and abroad, Professors, Subject Experts and Senior Advocates
- Industrialists & Entrepreneurs – Law Firms, Corporate Entities
- Bureaucrats – Government officials from different departments
- Legislatures – Ministers, MPs and MLAs
Our Visitors Log encompasses explicit testimony of our guests which succinctly quantifies our commitment towards the society.
Law College Dehradun, a home away from home brings out the nostalgic memories in me. Flashbacks sweeping across the Moot Court Room, Central Library, Lecture Halls and the sprawling campus of this college fill me with great pride to be a part of this enormous family. This institute has the ability to make a person from nothing to everything, as it is a perfect amalgamation of thought, ideas, competitiveness, joy, memories, hard work and most significantly mentorship of its great faculty. Principal & Dean Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna has always encouraged us to excel in the field of law. During my struggle to become a judge, the knowledge of nitty gritties of the Indian Laws and experience in Moot Court and other co-curricular activities gained at this college has always been a solid foundation to fall back upon. I extend my best wishes to the juniors who have chosen this college for their graduation and would like to thank my seniors and faculty members for their constant support and constructive criticism which has helped me shape my personality as a judge.
Civil Judge (Jr. Division)
Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services
I take this opportunity to first of all extend my heartfelt thanks to each and every Faculty Member of Law College Dehradun, who turned to be instrumental in guiding me towards my dream. It was indeed an incredible experience for me to be a part of this college. The lectures delivered by the experienced faculty members of the college and the assignments and projects allocated were a blessing in disguise. U.P Judicial Services Examination was no less than a dragon initially when I kick-started with the preparation. But perseverance, constant efforts and motivation from my mentors was what kept me going and helped me crack the Judiciary Examination without the need for an additional coaching. Expectations were set, persistent counselling was done and at last it turned out to be the stepping stone for me.I am grateful to my parents and my college for what I have achieved.
I take upon this opportunity to thank God Almighty for making my dream come true and my family who stood firm, no matter what. Last, but not the least, a big shout-out to my juniors, fellow-mates, seniors and my intellectual teachers for their assistance.
Ms. Surbhi Singhania
I am grateful and would like to appreciate the efforts of Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University for cultivating the right set of skills in me that helped me to clear the Nepal Judiciary Service Examination. I am highly obliged towards my teachers, administrative staff and the librarians who provided a conducive atmosphere of learning and enrichment. The guidance and the knowledge imparted to me during my LL.M. Course motivated me and gave me the direction to achieve my goal. I am highly indebted to my respected faculty members who nurtured and chiselled into a dynamic person. It makes me glad and proud to be an alumnus of Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University. It would give me an immense pleasure to be connected with the college in one way or the other in days to come.
Mr. Jivesh Jha
Reminiscence of my days in Law College Dehradun is not just about the great times I have had here, it is also about the little things that made Law College a home away from home- the breathtaking landscape, the fine ambience with greenery all around, the Central Library, the Moot Court Room, the endless chats in the cafeteria, the long evening walks in the sprawling campus, the friendly dogs lurking around the hostel- here in a little corner of Dehradun, we LCDians celebrated life in our own little ways. No words can really completely express the joyous feelings in my heart as I walk through memory lane & recall the golden days of my life which I spent here.
It is a privilege to be a part of such an amazing foundation filled with such wonderful people. Law College Dehradun provided me an academically dynamic, fertile and ever-welcoming environment, I received opportunities to learn & evolve myself academically as well as personally. The various Debates, Moot Courts, Interactive Lectures, Conclaves, Moot Court Sessions, Youth Parliaments, MUNs, Personality Development Classes, Legal Aid Camps & Awareness Programs inculcated in me a lot of intra & inter-personals skills. The three years in Law College Dehradun gave me a platform to unleash my hidden potential and motivated me to constantly strive towards excellence, to understand the importance of teamwork, to imbibe leadership qualities and to also develop a healthy competitive spirit.
I want to term my LL.B tenure as ‘interesting & fulfilling’ and would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the faculty members for their motivation, lecture style and friendly approach that helped me to think and encouraged me to be more inquisitive and to speak up in class. It also gave me confidence which drove me to be more passionate about law. Their honest efforts helped me cope with the ups and downs & shaped me into a better, mature and more responsible person. I want to thank you for everything I was taught, for all the guidance and support I received… it proved to be invaluable. My journey wasn’t easy but it was certainly very rewarding and worthwhile.
Ms. Sanskrita Khanikar
Alumnus – LL.B (Batch 2010-13)
4th Rank Holder in Assam Judicial Services Examination, 2018
I am Mukul Rawat alumnus of Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University (2013-2018) and have been selected for JAG (Judge Advocate General) in Indian Army. The credit for this achievement goes to the distinguished faculty members, prevailing atmosphere and the competitive teaching pedagogy followed at Law College Dehradun. The College provides immense opportunities and avenues to excel in various spheres of life which is unparalleled and second to none. Law College Dehradun helped me discover my talent and gave direction to my raw energy. The faculty members helped me mold my personality in such a manner that every hurdle I faced was turned into a stepping stone for my success.
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 to 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 cleared the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Exam. No doubt it is the blessing of God and the full cooperation of my parents but your hard-work, right direction at the 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. Your college is the best place for building a foundation strong as well as for the preparation of the Judicial Services. I shall ever be thankful to this college.
University Gold Medalist
B.A.LL.B. 2004-09, LL.M.