The Faculty of Law comprises of Department of Laws, School of Legal Studies Regional Centre Dharamshala, University Institute of Legal Studies, Ava Lodge, Chaura Maidan and eight Private affiliated Law Colleges. The Department of Laws came into existence in 1970 when the University was established. Initially it was housed in D.A.V. School, Middle Bazar, Shimla. Later it was shifted to Ava Lodge, Chaura Maidan where it remained functional for some years. The Department was relocated in the University campus in 1984 and finally shifted to its own building in 1993.