The Indian Law Institute (ILI) is a deemed university and socio-legal research institute, founded in 1956. It is an International Centre for advanced socio-legal research and has done significant work in the field of legal research, education and training. The objectives of the Institute as laid down in its Memorandum of Association are to cultivate the science of law, to promote advanced studies and research in law. It was formally inaugurated by the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on December 12, 1957. The Institute is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860; the Indian Law Institute has the requisite independence and academic freedom to carry out its objectives. The membership of the Institute is now nearly three thousand representing the persons interested in the study and advancement of law. The Institute has achieved the place of a premier canter of national & international legal research and studies, in which the lawyers from all branches of the profession, judges, government officials and academicians have been participating.
Hon'ble Chief Justice of India is the ex-officio President of the Institute. The Law Minister of Government of India & the Attorney-General for India are its ex-officio Vice Presidents. Third Vice-President is elected by the members of the Governing Council, from among themselves. Judges of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and High Courts, prominent lawyers, Government officials and Professors of Law are represented in the Governing Council of the Institute. The Institute's Library is one of the best libraries in the country. It has more than 75000 titles. It subscribes to 270 current legal periodicals. JILI is one of the leading law journal. ASIL contains surveys written by academicians and practitioners.
Broad Objectives of the Institute
to cultivate the science of law, and to promote advanced studies and research in law and its administration; to promote the reform of administration of justice and of law and its health/development suitable to the social, economic and other needs of the people; to promote the clarification, simplification and systematization of law; to encourage and conduct investigations in legal and allied fields; to promote the diffusion of the knowledge of law and its administration and principles on which they are based; to promote the improvement of legal education, and to impart instruction in law and allied fields; to publish studies, treatises, books, periodicals, reports and other literature relating to law and allied fields; to undertake documentation of important legal and allied materials; to institute and maintain libraries; to cooperate with other societies, institutions and organizations, national and international, in the pursuit of all or any of the above objects; to constitute or cause to be constituted regional offices at convenient centers in India to promote the activities of the Institute.
Doctor of philosophy in Law (Ph. D. in Law) - Intake 05 Master of Law (LL.M.) – One year program - Intake 20 Post Graduate Diploma Programmes (Duration of all courses in one year): Alternative Dispute resolution (Intake -60), Corporate Laws and Management (Intake – 100), Cyber Law (Intake - 60) and Intellectual Property Rights Law (Intake – 100). Online certificate course in: Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology in the Internet Age (Intake - 150) and Cyber Law (Intake -150).