|The organ of legal education in the State of Orissa can be traced Law School. The School started functioning from 10th March 1869 in the Cuttack High School with 15 students on its’ roll. In the year 1881, the Degree course in Bachelor of Law was introduced and continued to run till 1908. However, the legal education received a University. But due to the untiring efforts of Late Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das, a great National Leader, Statesman and a Lawyer of great repute. The classes were again revived at the Ravenshaw College, Cuttack.In 1936, Orissa became a separate State and the Utkal University was established on 27th Now. 1943 with law as its first teaching department. Madhusudan Law College in course of time became the premier law teaching institution not only of the State but of the country as well. In the past years it had tremendous contribution in the field of legal academic in the State of Orissa by producing eminent jurists, judges, Law – years and Law teachers who have brought name and fame to the institution. The College imparts teaching for both undergraduate and Post-Graduate Degrees in Law along with 5 years Integrated B.A.LL.B (Hons.) Course. The College is situated close to the Cuttack Railway Station and Ravenshaw College.
The idea to introduce specialized 5 years Integrated Law Course was originated at the All India Law Ministers’ and Secretaries’ Conference, held in 1995 at Bhubaneswar. In response to the resolution of the Conference, the Utkal university introduced the 5 years integrated Law Course during the academic session, 997-98.
The Course have been recognized by the Bar Council of India. The curriculum of the course has been designed in the same line and with the same objective as that of the other leading law institutes of the country. While doing away with part time law study, this course insists upon a full time legal study as in other professional academic streams and aims at an all round improvement of legal education in a suitable manner so as to produce lawyers of the future with adequate knowledge and appropriate training to discharge their professional responsibilities efficiently.
The 5 years integrated Course is being managed by the Utkal University under the advice of a High Power Committee consisting of the Chief Justice of Orissa or his nominee, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Member Chairman State Bar Council, Principal of University Law College, Bhubaneswar, Principal of M.S. Law College and coordinators of both the constituent Law College.