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Government Law College

Government Law College enjoys the distinction of being the oldest law school in Asia and has, since its inception in 1855, essayed a seminal role in the evolution of the legal and judicial landscape of India. Any discussion of India's legal system and culture today is incomplete, in fact, meaningless without a mention of Government Law College, Mumbai. Looking back over the years, one realizes the immeasurable role this pioneering law institution has played in the judicial, political and historical life of India. Government Law College, with its illustrious history and a heritage spanning over a century and a half, has nurtured some of the greatest minds of today, not only in the field of law but in various other walks of life.

In the 162nd year of its glorious existence, this premiere institute of legal training has upheld it’s tradition of producing meritorious legal scholars who dedicate themselves to public service and reform. The generations of distinguished legal luminaries who have been nurtured by this unique institution, have made a seminal contribution globally, to the evolution of the legal fraternity.



The alumni of Government Law College have been pivotal in placing India on the globe even before she became independent. The great freedom fighter Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak was an alumnus of this institution. The current President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and the longest serving Chief Justice of India, Late Hon’ble Justice Y.V. Chandrachud also received their legal education from Government Law College.

The College also boasts of a history of an illustrious faculty including Chief Justice M. C. Chagla, Badruddin Tyebji, G. S. Rao, V. F. Taraporwala, N. H. C. Coyajee, B. G. Gokhale, S. G. Patwardhan, N. A. Palkhivala, and Tehemtan Daruwala among others.Free India's first Law Minister and one of the principle architects of India’s constitution- Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Sir Dinshaw Mulla, Sir Bomanji Wadia and Shri. A. A. A. Fyzee have served as Principals of this historic Institution. With the strength of its glorious past, Government Law College strives incessantly and unremittingly towards a grand future.