The College of Law is one of the top 15 Law schools in the country
The Faculty of Law, Osmania Univesity has a glorious history of more than 100 years. The Law class was opened in the year 1899 to give instruction in law to students desirous of legal profession along with “Judicial Test” classes for Judicial Officers. Thus teaching of Law was in existence even before Osmania University came into existence in the year 1919.
Justice P.Jagan Mohan Reddy, the then Dean, Faculty of Law took active interest in establishing the institution. The University College of Law was inaugurated in 1960 by the then Chief Justice of India Sri B.P.Sinha. Prof.G.C.V.Subba Rao was the first Principal of the College. The LL.M.Courses were shifted to the University College of Law in the same year. Four branches of LL.M. i.e., Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law and international Law, Personal law and Mercantile Law were offered by the College. Subsequently some of the branches of LL.M. were shifted to Evening College of Law. IN 1977 all the LL.M. courses were shifted to the Evening College of Law. Again in 1994, three branches viz. Constitutional, Mercantile Law and Labour Law in LL.M. Course have been reintroduced in the University College of Law, O.U. At present, the sanctioned strength in LL.B. is 160 seats. The Faculty of Law introduced the Ph.D. Programme and first batch of Ph.D. students was registered in the year 1978. The Ph.D. Programme is offered on regular and part-time basis.
Vision and Mission of the Institution
To make this institution as a premier institution and the best among not only the traditional law colleges but also among the corporate law colleges.
To produce students who become true legal professionals and who will contribute to the profession, community and the nation as a whole.
To make the students leaders in their chosen profession with a sense of commitment, social responsibility, and highest moral fibre.
To achieve excellence in teaching and research in the field of law and other related disciplines
To inculcate a sense of true professionalism among the students and make them self-reliant
To ensure capacity building and character building among the students and scholars
To help within the institutional limits the students coming from different background to realize their own potential and to enable them to compete with the best in the society
To identify, document, disseminate and facilitate the protection of knowledge , particularly the traditional and indigenous knowledge
To create a placement cell to provide good employment and placement to all the deserving students successfully completing their degree
To form an alumni association consisting of eminent alumnus to help them and the institution grow together.
To foster a close working relationship between the academia, judiciary, legal professionals and the government for the betterment of the society;
To make every effort to establish this institution socially relevant and professionally competent.