NUSRL has been established by an Act of the State Legislature prompted by the vision of the constitutional forefathers that the law, legal system and legal institutions have an overarching role for human, social, political and economic development of the nation. Law is one of the social processes having the maximum filtering capacity of societal processes is sinew for healthier growth of democracy and constitutional rule of law. India in the 21st century and beyond having a rich heritage of legal culture, thoughts and traditions needs to tread the path where the law has to act as catalyst in achieving the goals enshrined in the Constitution as well as see India amidst one in the galaxy of developed nation. For achieving these goals enshrined in the Constitution and law being an instrument in achieving these goals needs a new perspective for its understanding, dissemination and structural innovations. Therefore, for the last two decades a new awakening of the thrust has been given to the study of law and its constitution by establishing National Law Universities. NUSRL obviously has been crafted to develop new and progressive orientation towards the legal studies, its institutions and its relationship with other sciences.
Encapsulated in its objectives, the NUSRL is established to develop a holistic perspective of legal education in all its ramifications particularly advocacy, judicial and legal institutional services, legislation, law reforms and all the research in these areas .The social and political milieu at present requires an interdisciplinary approach for law and its knowledge and obviously in globalized world comparative analysis of the law and legal institutions cannot be avoided.