NUJS strives to offer the best in legal education in order to prepare its graduates for the diverse spheres of litigation, corporate legal practice, legal academia, legal research, social service and public leadership. It offers various academic programmes including the popular five-year integrated B.A./B.Sc. LL.B (Hons.), one year LL.M, M.Phil, Ph.D and LL.D degree programmes. In LL.M. course specialization is offered in Commercial Law and International Law. It also offers several diploma and certificate programmes through distant, contact and regular classroom instructions. Few short-term Diploma and Certificate programs are Post Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Air and Space Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Laws, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights, Certificate Course on Rights-Based Campaigning, Developing Strategy, Forging Solidarity and Diploma in. Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws.
Students learn through a discussion-based, interactive classroom experience and a rigorous socratic methodology which encourages critical thinking. The academic year is divided into two semesters of equal duration followed by examination at the end of each semester. In each semester and in each course, every student undergoes rigorous training and skills learning through projects, viva voce, moot court participation and several other intensive activities. The courses combine purely legal subjects with social sciences, to provide our students with a holistic appreciation of law and its interaction with the society from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
The courses also include a range of elective subjects ranging from business & corporate courses to several courses in human rights and interdisciplinary courses in law and social sciences. These include, inter alia Corporate Finance, International Commercial Arbitration, Securities Law, Judicial Review, Competition Law, Nuclear Law, International Human Rights Law, Sports Law and Law and Economics, which give students the opportunity to specialize in their preferred areas of study. In principle only foundational courses are compulsory while all the rest are electives. Grading of results is done on a seven-point scale. At the end of each semester, student intern in a diverse range of organizations including law firms senior counsel offices, in-house legal teams, NGOs, research and policy think tanks, etc.
The students are also encouraged to participate in serious research and writing, and learning editorial skills through the medium of law journals, NUJS Law Review and Journal of Indian Law and Society of which the former is a quarterly publication while the latter appears bi-annually. NUJS Law Review has also been ranked as the number one academic law journal of India for the year 2008 and 2009 by the Washington and Lee University School of Law ranking of law journals. Other Law journals are Journal of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Law, Asian Journal of Air and Space Law, Asian Journal of Legal Education, International Journal of Law and Policy Review and International Journal of Legal Studies & Research. The book titled International and 'Inter-State Water Disputes' is also published by the University. The University has signed memorandum of understanding with various foreign University viz. University of Illinious, Ecole de Formation de Barreau, Paris, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid.