NLSIU is the oldest or the first institute in the consortium of National Law Universities of India. It was established in the year 1988 since then several other National Law Universities have been set up in many other states of India. However, just like old is gold, NLSIU Bengaluru still holds its reputation amongst the best law schools of India. It offers a wide range of courses dispensing legal education in India at undergraduate and postgraduate level. CLAT is the main entrance exam to get admission in law courses in National Law Universities.