The Shillong Law College was established in the year 1964 as an Evening College. The Shillong Law College is registered under the Societies Registration Act, No. XXI of 1860 and has been permanently affiliated to the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. The College has also been enlisted under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The College has been recognized by the Bar Council of India. Initially, the college was affiliated to Guahati University. In the year 1973 when North Eastern Hill University was established, the College came under the North Eastern Hill University and was granted Permanent Affiliation in 2007.
At present the College is imparting 3 Year LL.B.course. Thousands of students have passed out from this College and many of them are in high positions in various parts of the country and also held the post as the Hon’ble Justices of the High Courts and as the post of Advocate General & Additional Advocate General of a State. One of the former teachers of the College Shri S N Phukan has scaled to the high office of the Chief Justice of the High Court and later became Justice of the Supreme Court of India. Justice Home Choudhury of Gauhati High Court, Justice A.P. Subbah of Gauhati High Court, later of Sikkim High Court and Justice B. Lamare of the Gauhati High Court were the Students of the College. At present Hon’ble Justice S.R. Sen of the High Court of Meghalaya and Justice Nelson Sailo of Guahati High Court were the passed out students of the College. And many of them have been holding the posts of Registrar General of High Court of Meghalaya and the present Registrar General is also a past student of the College and so also all the District & Session Judges, Additional District and Session Judges, Asst District Session Judges and many Judicial Magistrate. The present Law Secretary of the State and many of his predecessors were the students of this College.