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NUJS Kolkota scores highly in competing law schools ranking

Kolkata's WB National University of Juridicial Sciences (NUJS) has come out in second place behind National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore in the latest edition of Outlook India magazine's top law school league tables.

NUJS is tailed in Outlook's survey by National Academy of Legal Studies & Research University (NALSAR) Hyderabad, Delhi University's Faculty of Law and Pune law schools ILS Law College and Symbiosis Society's Law College (see table below).

In the 2009 India Today rankings, which Legally India featured on Monday (17 June), NUJS Kolkata had slipped to eighth place.

Apart from NUJS and Bhopal's National Law Institute University, the same schools made up the top six in India Today's and Outlook's law school survey.

However, Outlook had placed Bhopal's National Law Institute University in tenth place, compared to India Today's fourth place ranking.

NLSIU Bangalore again came out on top of Outlook's league table with a score of 653, which was 20 per cent higher than the runner up, NUJS.

Outlook employed a "perceptual study" methodology, which involved interviews with lawyers active in recruitment in six major cities.

The magazine followed a two-stage process, where it first drew up a shortlist of colleges and then sent out questionnaires to lawyers asking them to rank the top 10 law schools, taking into account selection process, academic excellence, infrastructure and facilities, as well as industry exposure and placements.

Click here for India Today's 2009 rankings of law schools.

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Outlook India 2009 Law School rankings

Rank City Name of Institute Score
1 Bangalore National Law School of India University (NLSIU) 653
2 Kolkata The WB National University of Juridicial Sciences (NUJS) 537
3 Hyderabad National Academy of Legal Studies & Research University (NALSAR) 440
4 Pune ILS Law College 380
5 Pune Symbiosis Society's Law College 363
6 Delhi Faculty of Law, University of Delhi 360
7 Jodhpur National Law University 313
8 Mumbai The Government Law College 293
9 Chennai Dr Ambedkar Law University 163
10 Bhopal The TN National Law Institute Univ 133
11 Bangalore Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies 130
12 Delhi Amity Law School 123
13 Delhi Indian Law Institute 110
14 Allahabad Faculty of Law, Allahabad University 107
15 Chennai Department of Legal Studies, Madras University 103

Source: Outlook India

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