The Indian Law
Institute (ILI) was founded in 1956 primarily with the
objective of promoting and conducting legal research.
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 so as to meet the social,
economic and other needs of the Indian people, to promote
systematization of law, to encourage and conduct
investigations in legal and allied fields, to improve legal
education, to impart instructions in law, and to publish
studies, books, periodicals, etc.
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.
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'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.
The Indian Law
Institute has been granted Deemed University Status in 2004
vide Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource
Development Notification No. F.9-9/2001-U.3 dated