The National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) has been established by the Government of Assam by way of enactment of the National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam Act, 2009 (Assam Act No. XXV of 2009). The word 'School' is being substituted by the word 'University' as per the National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam(Amendment) Act, 2011. The Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court is the Chancellor of the University. The NLUJAA will promote and make available modern judicial education and research facilities to students and scholars from North East India as well as other states of the country, representing a diverse range of socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.