The concept of legal education in India goes back to the Vedic age when it was essentially based on the concept of Dharma. The Kings either used to dispense justice themselves or appoint Judges to administer justice, not necessarily trained in law but who were known for their righteousness and justness and had the reputation of being fair and impartial. According to Brihaspathi Smrithi, there was a hierarchy of courts in Ancient India beginning with the family Courts and ending with the King. The lowest was the family arbitrator. The next higher court was that of the judge; the next of the Chief Justice who was called Praadivivaka, or adhyaksha and at the top was the King’s court. The gurushishya parampara has existed ever since Vedic era making education an integral part of human development. It is education which ultimately results in shaping or transforming the whole society ‘Law is the cement of society and an essential medium of change’. The significance of legal education in a democratic society cannot be over-emphasized. Knowledge of law increases one’s understanding of public affairs. Its study promotes accuracy of the expression, facilitates in arguments and skill in interpreting the written words, and understanding of social values.


In the changed scenario the additional roles envisaged are that of policy planner, business advisor, negotiator of any interested groups. In the Era of Globalisation, legal systems in India include catering to the needs of new brand of consumers, foreign companies and collaborators. Strengthening our legal education system is needed to face the new challenges. Legal professionals should be rational, willing to work hard, communicate having good expression, must have critical understanding of human institutions and values. Legal profession is objectively in the position of producing Statesmen.

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M.S.RAMAIAH FOUNDTION was conceived and established by Dr. M.R.Pattabiram with same set of core values and principles imbibed from his Inspiring father Sri. M.S.Ramaiah.

Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS) has been separately established under the auspices of M.S.Ramaiah Foundation.

RILS is committed to uphold the values enunciated and practiced by Sri. M.S.Ramaiah and in the process strive to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.
M.S.RAMAIAH FOUNDATION established – “RAMAIAH INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES” (RILS) in 2016. RILS is headed by Dr. M.R. Pattabiram, with over 30 years of rich academic exposure. RILS as a growth initiative, and to cater to the increasing demand for globally competent legal professionals. RILS extends its domain of providing quality education in the field of Law. RILS has distinguished Advisory Council Members, professionals from national and international legal services. RILS has qualified and dedicated faculty with excellent state of the art infrastructure, computer labs with latest software and teaching aids. A well-equipped library enabling creation of a “Competent Legal Professional Asset” to the legal fraternity and society at large.

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Ramaiah- A brand that give GLOBAL RECOGNITATION

Ramaiah Institution of Legal Studies – Unit under MSR Foundation is a prestigious Law college in Bangalore under the visionary of Dr. M R Pattabiram. RILS focuses on value based holistic education. RILS is affiliated to Karnataka State Law University, approved by Government of Karnataka and approved by Bar Council of India, New Delhi.

RILS is committed to mould the students into competent global Legal professionals, who will have the caliber to take the global competition and emerge as leaders. Legal profession is a noble profession in the present day context it is an important pillar for sustainable democracy.

RILS is equipped with good academic resources and infrastructure. We have a Wi-Fi enabled campus and follow modern pedagogy. The Law courses in RILS supported by RIFS (Ramaiah International Finishing School) which will help budding legal leaders to transform into Global professionals by giving the necessary training.

RILS attracts students across India. It gives me an immense pleasure to be part of RILS. I welcome the students to RILS with Indian roots and global achievement.

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