Government Law College (GLC), established in 1855, has the distinction of being
the oldest Law College in Asia, dating even prior to the University of Mumbai,
and enjoys a pre-eminent reputation for excellence in the field of legal
Government Law College or GLC, as it is popularly known, continues to be an
institution exclusively for the students of law. In addition to the old
building, the college now has an annexe building, September 1988 onwards, which
houses additional class rooms and a reference library.
GLC, which has a rich heritage and pedigree, is the repository of erudition in
the legal firmament and has had the privilege of guidance and tutelage under
eminent legal luminaries such as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Justice M.
C. Chagla, Sir Motilal Setalvad (first Attorney General of India), Sir Dinshaw
Mulla, Justice Y. V. Chandrachud, Mr. Nani Palkhivala and several others who
have adorned benches of the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court.
The students who have passed out from the portals of GLC have distinguished
themselves at the Bar, the Judiciary and the Academe. From these portals, have
passed the likes of five Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of India,
Ms.Pratibha Devisingh Patil, former President of India, and Mr. Lal Krishna
Advani, former deputy Prime Minister of India. The College takes great pride in
being the alma mater of India's most prominent Supreme Court and High Court
judges who have pronounced the greatest of judgments and legal doctrines that
revolutionised the legal environment. Most of the top notch Counsels and Legal
Practitioners who virtually built and rule the entire paradigm of India's legal
profession have also passed through the portals of this great institution.
The College derives its strength and ethos from the highly qualified and
dedicated faculty. The college has the unique and proud privilege of intimate
association with prominent legal professionals of distinction as visiting
faculty who regularly conduct lectures, workshops and discussions with students
despite their hectic schedules and preoccupations.
The College has celebrated its centenary in 1955 and its sesquicentennial year
in 2005 and is poised to revel in its bicentennial in 2055. Having turned 160
years, GLC continues to hold a preeminent position in the field of legal
education in India and is recognised as such too by the Bar Council of India.
The College remains strong and resolute in these trying times of a competitive
and commercialised nature of legal education by holding on to its institutional
ethos and due to the strength of its rich heritage and professional character,
thus fulfilling its objectives of training not just the finest of the legal
practitioners but also by nurturing professionals and thinkers in every sphere