Faculty of Law BHU


The Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University  (recently named as Banaras Law School) is one of the top 25 Law Schools in India including National Law Schools. Since its establishment in the year 1923, the faculty has been continuously playing a significant role in revamping the legal education in the country. It is a matter of satisfaction that the innovative scheme of the Law School to reform the legal education was adopted by the Bar Council of India at the national level and brought changes in the pattern of legal education all over the country. Law School, during this period, apart from launching new courses also experimented with new techniques of pedagogy which was a total departure from the transfer of information of knowledge taking place in classes all over the country.

The Banaras Law School was the first in the country to introduce the class method/ problem method in teaching methodology at both LL.B. and LL.M. levels The Law School was perhaps the first in the country to prepare case materials for the students of LL.B.

Course and Eligibility

Program: LL.B.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university

Program: LLM.

Eligibility: LL.B. from any recognized university

Selection:- The admission to both Under Graduate Course LL.B. and Post Graduate Course LL.M. is through All India Entrance Examination conducted by the University generally in the month of May. Forms are generally published in the month of Feburary-March.

Course Pattern:

  1. Intellectual Property Rights
  2. Criminology
  3. Labour Laws
  4. Animal Laws
  5. Taxation
  6. Environmental Law

The Post Graduate Course consists of 4 Semesters (2 year) LL.M degree. There are two courses conducted by the faculty-

  1. LL.M.   General 
  2. LL.M.   H.R.D.E. (Human Rights and Duties Education)


Banaras Law School
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi – 221005
Ph: 91-542-2307630
Ph: 91-542-2307631
Fax: 91-542-2369018
Website: http://www.bhu.ac.in