Law College Dehradun is the flagship institute of Uttaranchal University. It was established in the year 2002, as the first independent Law College of Uttrakhand. The college was the visionary project of Mr. Jitender Joshi, the then Chairman of the college and at present the Hon’ble Chancellor of Uttaranchal University along with other distinguished members from across the academic spectrum. Within a short span of time, the college registered its reckoning presence by becoming one of the most sought after destinations 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.
Law College Dehradun and the other sister concerns; Uttaranchal Institute of Technology and Uttaranchal Institute of Management reached their zenith through their merger in the form of Uttaranchal University in 2013 with the passing of Uttaranchal University Act, 2012.
Law College Dehradun having more than 1800 students on its roll, resonates the voices of almost all states of India. The college is bracketed amongst the top notched colleges of the country and provides holistic legal education, that includes five year integrated courses and three year degree course in law, post-graduate degrees and research degrees in the form of doctoral programmes. Moreover, our Centre of Post Graduate Legal Studies constantly focuses on fostering inquisitive spirit and quest among our post graduate students as well as research scholars. This radical paradigm shift reflects the 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, we do provide placement assistance to our students interested in corporate sectors. However, our focus remains on preparing the students for judicial services and advocacy in courts by providing them a congenial academic environment. The best testimony of the fact is that our students securing top positions in various provincial judicial services are serving as distinguished judges in various courts of India which may be observed in the website of the university. The testimony of the fact is that most of our alumni are serving as successful lawyers in District Courts, High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India.
We are committed to all-round growth of our students, hence student centric- societies like Debating Society, Youth Parliament Society, Moot Court Society and Legal Aid Centre, which inculcates professionalism in the students, finds a prominent place in our curriculum. 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 consequent to building a creative talent pool having the potentiality to benefit the society as well as humanity.
Right from the inception of the college it has been the vision of its founders to build Law College Dehradun into a world-class institution, imparting legal education accompanied by well cherished dream of becoming an institution of excellence across the globe, producing legal professionals with humanitarian propensity.
We have built the winning attitude in our students and hope every student will emulate this streak. I extend my warm welcome to all the students.
Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna