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NALSAR - City of Justice

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I have been meaning to write for quite some time now, but this was not possible because of my internship. With that over now I shall finally pen what I have to say.


I am a law student. I shall refrain from giving out my name or the name of my institute, might be Jindal, HNLU, RMNLU, NLSIU although it should not be too hard to guess. I might me a male or a female. I might be a passout or in my 3rd or 4th year. Incognito is a practice I adhere to.

I will be elaborating on NALSAR in this post. I will like to act a caveat though. This is not a post dealing with any other institute so if you are here looking for some masala and bickering about other law schools, now would be a good time to shut the browser. This is a post absolutely about NALSAR and not a relative comparison like some other blog posts that have been flooding the market. Some of might even feel that I am heavily influenced and pro-NALSAR (duh!). This is my opinion.


Nalsar was Ranbir Singh’s brainchild and with the support of the AP government it came to light. From a humble beginning, where the Campus was a 4 room flat in the city to the present campus. From 36 students in the first batch in 1998 to 80 students in 2010. Ranbir sir very famously told his how back in the day he literally had to beg parents to let their kids study in NALSAR. Ranbir Singh led NALSAR for 10 years before he finally left for NLU-Delhi. But as he told his students before leaving, “NALSAR would always be closest to me.”


Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan city and has everything thanks to the surge of new industries and MNC’s. Number of companies have opened their offices in the city. Hyderabad therefore caters to the needs of the young population. It has a vibrant night life too.


I would like to quote a senior of mine who had once very famously said that in order to get to NALSAR, “Get to the middle of nowhere, look straight, take a left go for another 2.8 kilometers.” Surrounded by a huge lake, a deer park and a dhaba by the name of Antlers (surprise! surprise!) is the campus. Scenic beauty, pollution free air and serene environment greet you. For students who will be spending the rest of their lives in claustrophobic cities this is indeed a good break. It is about 35 mins from Secunderabad, the road leading to the campus is devoid of much traffic and you wiz pass the Army Cantonment in no time.  NALSAR has a tie up with AP State Transport Committee and they are kind enough to ply a bus between the campus and the city 3 times a day. I have heard to other students complaining about NALSAR’s location. I agree that the campus is not really ‘in’ the city but some distance away. The notion that NALSAR is far from the city and students there don’t party is rubbish. There are innumerable wine shops (thaekkas) and dhabas in the vicinity which provide them with enough entertainment.


Argubaly one of ‘the best law school campuses’. Don’t believe me, go visit NALSAR. They have it all, a brilliant acad block, awe inspiring admin block, airy classrooms, Auguste Rodin, kick ass Moot Court Hall, SAARC law center (though when this hall is used still remains a mystery), Environment Center, brilliant open spaced hostels (not one hostels but 4 different hostels for boys and girls respectively ). The stadium gives a brilliant view of the Shameerpet lake and in the dark hours acts as a brilliant hideout for young couples. Add to the fact that there is a lake within the campus (not many students know of this). A five star hotel akin Convention Center.  The construction for a 600 seater auditorium is on and will be completed within a year. The only thing which is missing from the campus according to me is a swimming pool.

Check this out for a better idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFgQ92DyJ2U


This is a difficult one. I don’t claim that NALSAR has brilliant faculty, I won't throw LLM degrees and credentials in your face. No sir. All I say that we have our own share of good and bad teachers. We have professors who will leave you open mouthed in awe and respect. Professors who will tell you not to study the night before the exam because if you have been paying attention in class you would ace the papers. And teachers in whose class you’ll be as lost as the characters in the TV show ‘Lost’.  Teachers whose classes you would want to walk out from (and you might just do it).

Not so long ago we had a better ratio of good teachers to bad. Sadly then 3 of our good professors left (NO, they did not leave to join NLU-Delhi). That does not mean there is absolutely no good faculty in NALSAR, of course there is. I have plenty of friends in other law schools who tell me about similar series of events in their institutions. Believe me this phenomenon is not specific to NALSAR but across the board.


This is one factor in which I believe NALSAR scores heavily. The average student of the University is well..…umm..…above average. Their caliber and thirst for knowledge make them squeeze the last ounce of gyan from even the worst of professors. The senior-junior relationship in NALSAR should also find mention here. From mooting, to internships to course books. I would actually term the senior- junior relationship as sacred, the thread by which the entire fabric is given shape. Not to say that all the kids in NALSAR are total nerds, from Carpe-diem (the intra-college fest) to summons (the inter college fest), to different cultural nights in the dining hall. Students know how to have fun. Football and other sports team are sent to participate in other college competitions on a regular basis (last sem they were seen going to GOA! bits). The close proximity of the BITS- Hyderabad also provides good entertainment in terms of football, volleyball competitions.

More in the later posts to follow.

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