Entrance Exam

Integrated LL.M & PhD @ NALSAR Hyderabad [Entrance Exam on May 18]: Apply by April 22

About the University

The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) was established in 1998 by a Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception, the University has been home to vital conversations on law and justice. These conversations have acknowledged that questions of justice arise in all legal pursuits whether in the world of courts, corporations, education or administration. Using law as an instrument of social change the University has supported crusades for land rights, disability empowerment and against moral policing and hate speech. NALSAR is committed to the creation of an ethical legal culture, which protects and promotes the rule of law. The social justice agenda is no laughing matter but the University believes that the cause of building a rule of law society is a continuous enterprise, which is sustainable if it is undertaken with optimism and good cheer.

With students admitted from all over the country and faculty drawn from home and abroad, NALSAR is counted amongst the top law schools of the country. We are proud of the position but do not see it as defining us. Students and administration revel in laughing at self and other. Humour both black and genial will be found aplenty at NALSAR.

In accord with its liberal outlook, legal education is imparted in an inter-disciplinary manner. Consequently, there is convergence between the disciplines of law, social sciences, humanities, and management studies in both developing and executing the curriculum in the various degree and diploma courses. Teaching we believe becomes monotonous and mediocre unless accompanied with both theoretical and empirical research. A symbiotic relationship between teaching and research has thus been proactively forged in the operation of the academic programs.

The University in all its years of existence has attempted varied strategies to create a vibrant scholastic environment. We continue in honest reflection on what works and what does not as we strive to realize our aims and objectives.


About the course

Integrated LL.M & PhD @ NALSAR Hyderabad [Entrance Exam on May 18]: Apply by April 22, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad invites applications for the Integrated LL.M., Ph.D. Programme for the year 2019-20.


B.A., LL.B. / LL.B. / B.L. Degree or equivalent degree from a recognized University securing not less than 65% of marks in the aggregate. Candidates who already hold LL.M. degrees from other institutions can also apply.


Four years. However, in exceptional cases, the University may for reasons to be recorded in writing permit the doctoral thesis to be submitted in less than four years.

Admission Procedure

The candidates shall be selected by a process exclusive to this program based on the following parameters:

  1. Academic performance (CGPA or Percentage of marks obtained) during first degree in law: 15%
  2. Performance at the written test: 30%
  3. Statement of Purpose: 10%
  4. Writing Sample: 30% (could be a published or unpublished paper or a work-in-progress)
  5. Interview: 15%.

The written test will consist of essay type questions related to the fields of Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Society, Law and the Humanities etc.

Candidates must also submit at least two letters of recommendations from individuals who have supervised their work in an academic or professional setting. Applications sent without the letters of recommendation will not be processed.

Number of seats

05 (FIVE)

If suitable candidates are not found, the University reserves the right to admit less than five candidates.

How to apply

Interested candidates can download the Application Form by Clicking Here and the filled in form should be sent along with a Demand Draft for Rs.2,000/- (Rs.1,000/- in case of S.C. and S.T. candidates along with Caste Certificate) in favour of “Registrar, NALSAR University of Law” payable at Hyderabad.


Apply online at this page.

Other mandatory enclosures are SoP, Writing Sample and the marks Statement of the qualifying examination.

The Statement of Purpose (SoP) should be in 1000 words specifically mentioning why you want to join the said course. The writing sample may be a published research paper / article or a work-in-progress.

The duly filled-in form along with all the relevant documents should reach the University on or before April 22, 2019. Applications received after the last date for any reason shall not be considered for admission.

The written test will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. and the interview will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at NALSAR University of Law, Justice City, Shameerpet.

Contact info

Ph: 91- 40 – 23498105 / 115 Fax: 040 – 23498385 / 386
E-mail: admissions@nalsar.ac.in