The Himachal Pradesh National Law University(HPNLU) Shimla, was established by the State Government in the year 2016, by an Act of the Legislature (Act 16 of 2016). The University started functioning from October 5, 2016. The University inducts students through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for its Under-graduate (UG) programme, which includes B.A.LL.B. and B.B.A.LL.B.-Hons. (Five-Year Integrated Course) and the Post-graduate(PG) programme for one-year LL.M. The PG programme provides four specializations viz, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Forensic Studies, Business Law and Intellectual Property Rights. The University also offers Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.) and Post-Doctorate Programmes (LL.D.) in Law. 

Located in the geographical terrains of the Himalayas, HPNLU, Shimla, is one of the best places for studying law in India. The University focuses on the holistic developments of students about the legal system, topographies of law making, legal practice, and administration. Perhaps, climatic conditions and environmental privileges of its placement, makes the University one of the most sought-after law education institutions within short span of time. The institution has attracted excellent set of teachers from allover India. The University is committed to provide inter-disciplinary and practical/application based legal education keeping in view the requirements of the overall developments of its students.

Under the academic and administrative leadership of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, the team HPNLU, is committed to achieve new heights in legal education.