Jorhat is the most literate district of Assam. The Jorhat Law College, Jorhat is situated at Jorhat which is a cultural as well as educational place of upper Assam. This College was established in the year 1964 under the noble guidance of some eminent great personalities of Jorhat. Jorhat Law College is the first law institute in Upper Assam and second in the whole of North-East India. The Law College fraternity is always proud of the rich heritage of the college and history of dedicated and selfless services of its founders and architects, whose sacrifices in its inception is a magnificent story in itself. The idea for establishing a law college was first conceived and discussed in a meeting held at Jorhat Bar Library on 31st May, 1958 under the chairmanship of K.N. Baruah. The meeting was attended by some eminent lawyers and citizens of Jorhat. The meeting constituted an executive committee with some eminent as well as the great personalities of Jorhat and asked them to explore the possibility of starting a college of legal education at Jorhat. The committee after a prolonged discussion on the matter decided to start a college named ‘Jorhat Law College’ and resolved to complete the necessary formalities to fulfil this objective. To materialize the objective a Governing body of Jorhat Law College was constituted with Murulidhar Barooah as its chairman. It is worth mentioning that Murulidhar Barooah was also the President of the Governing Body of Jagannath Barooah College for a long period.
The college is accredited from the Bar Council of India and it is affiliated to the Dibrugarh University. Presently, the College is offering 03(three) different courses like, 3-year LL.B, 5-year B.A.LL.B (Hons) and 2-year LL.M courses. In addition to that the College has a study centre of IGNOU for a few different Certificate as well as Diploma Courses. The infrastructure of the college is too good. It has been undergoing the construction works of a big multi-storeyed building of its own to fulfil the basic needs of the students as well as other family members of the college. Moreover, with a strong Governing Body and also a Construction Committee, the College is running towards its own destination and able to fulfil its aims and objects in a very fruitful way. Accordingly, we the elements of the College are always eagerly waiting for its future development so that the College may reach the peak of Everest.
Hope for the best in the near future.