GLS University is established in the year of 2015 with the objective of providing an ideal and creative learning environment and continuing the tradition of excellence in education of the sponsoring body of the University, viz., Gujarat Law Society (GLS)Gujarat Law Society, established in the year 1927, is one of the largest and oldest educational institutions in the State of Gujarat. GLS was promoted by luminaries SardarVallabhbhai Patel, Shri Ganesh Mavlankar, the first Speaker of the country and Shri I.M. Nanavati with the vision of Excellence in EducationGLS is the sole University (GLS) in India which offers integrated law degree courses in five distinct streams,Bachelor of Arts BA, LLB (Hons.),Bachelor of Commerce BCom, LLB.
Centers of Excellence, present at GLSU, function in niche areas of the economy for the dissemination of specialized knowledge and professional excellence. MoUs and active academic/research partnership and collaboration at the international, national and state levels with the University of Mauritius, University of Malaya, CUTS Institute of Regulation and Competition, New Delhi (National), Haifa University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, University of Barcelona, IDSE, Institute Barcelona, Spain, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland, World Trade Institute (WTI), Bern, Switzerland, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, University of Copenhagen, Leading Corporates and PSU's along with the Government of India has instituted research chairs in fields of lawMicrosoft India PL Chair Professor in Intellectual Property RightsGujarat Maritime Board Chair Assistant Professor in Maritime LawsMoot courts and other legal events are held in the university, as a part of the curriculum as well as an extracurricular activity. The university has a Moot Court Committee for conducting moot court activities. Students participate in national and international moot court activities have won laurels to the university. GNLU has won the India rounds of the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition amongst other international and national moot courts.
The Student Activities Committee, popularly known as SAC is an organization of students who work to promote extra-curricular activities in the University. The various student activities organized by the SAC offer students,With an aim to create and promote research culture and explore research potential and bring innovation into the overall academic, research and training environment of GNLU has established the Student Research Development Council. This council is run by students. The Council can initiate, design, develop, plan, execute and monitor all research activities,GLSU has an oval-shaped grass ground to play football and rugby. In addition to that, GLSU has providedWell-furnished basketball courts ,Tennis courts ,clay and cemented,Cricket ground.every year, the university organizes international and national seminars and conferences in different areas of law. Noted dignitaries have delivered guest lectures at the university including four Chief Justice of India and 31 Judges of the Supreme Court of India. Eminent jurists and administrators of India and abroad, Judges and lawyers of the Supreme Court and High Court of Gujarat. It has a visiting Professor and Ambassador Lecture Series program in place .