The law college at BHU was one of the branches of the varsity that came into being much earlier. Finally in 1964, the foundation of the new building specially dedicated to teaching law was laid by the then prime minister of the country, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of this university, served for many years as Dean of Law School. BHU law college is one of the pioneer institute to offer LLB degree in our country. The Banaras Law School was one of the six universities in India to start Clinical Legal Services. The model developed by Law School has been judged as the best model by Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India.