The Government Law College, founded in 1855, is the oldest law school in Asia dating even prior to the University of Mumbai, and enjoys a pre-eminent national and international reputation for excellence. GLC which has a rich heritage and pedigree, is the repository of erudition in the legal firmament and has had the privilege of guidance from eminent legal luminaries such as Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Justice M.C.Chagla, Nani Palkhivala and several others who have adorned benches of the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court. Equally, students who have passed from the portals of GLC have distinguished themselves at the Bar, the Judiciary and the Academy. The fulcrum of the college has been its well qualified and dedicated visiting faculty who besides being successful professionals, make time to share their knowledge with the students, and the freedom enjoyed by students to work while in college.
Bachelor's Law Degree:
The Government Law College offers two courses in law: (i) Three year and (ii) Five year law degree course. Each of these courses is independent of the other and is in accordance with the rules laid down by the University of Mumbai and the Bar Council of India. Each course has its own admission criteria.
Postgraduate Diploma Course In Securities Law:
Recognizing the growing importance of India's Capital Market and in keeping with its pioneering role in Indian Legal Education, the Government Law College, Mumbai offers a one-year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Securities Law which is the first of its kind in India. Admission is open to candidate holding a Bachelor's Degree from any faculty of the University of Mumbai or an equivalent degree from any other University of having basic knowledge of Corporate Laws. Last date for receiving applications is 30th April 2015.
For more details of admission, please contact:-
Tel: 022-2204 1707
Fax: 022-2204 1708
The Government Law College library is known for its rare collection of books and treatise on various subjects not limited to law. It is probably the most frequently visited section of the college, and most certainly the haven for the dedicated law students.
The Harilal J. Kania Memorial Library and Reading Room located on the third floor of the college only has been a part of this college since 1952. The first and the second floors of the annex- building house various books on case law, some of which a
The college welcomes a large number of top legal firms, corporates, advocates and counsels who recruit the students of GLC. Many students have been placed with the top legal firms of India. In 2011-12, 120 students of a 240 batch size were selected during the Placement Week, despite the fact that several students do not appear for placements as they have their family practices to get back to or articleship to attend. Companies that recruited from GLC include AZB & Partners, Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, Desa
Scholarships are provided to meritorious students.