The Shillong Law College was established in the year 1964 as an evening college. It was the outcome of the efforts made by the then eminent persons of the city like Late Lokeshwar Sharma, a scholar, an able administrator and a remarkable educationist; Late Bhobesh Chandra Barua, the then Advocate General of Assam; Late Suresh Chandra Rajkhowa, the then D.P.I of Assam; Late Maham Singh, Advocate and former Minister, Assam; Late Aron Alley, Advocate and former Assam Minister, Late Dhirendra Nath Dutta, Advocate; Late J.N Deb Choudhury, Advocate ; Late Shri Hasibuddin Ahmed, Advocate; Late Nripendra Mohan Palit, Advocate and Late Prabin Kumar Choudhury, the Editor of the then The Frontier Times.
The Present Law College premises at Dhanketi, Shillong comprising a land measuring 11709.26 sq. feet was purchased from Shri Birendra Chandra Dutta on 14.2.1969. The College occupied the present premises in the year 1973. In the year 2000 the College was converted from Evening College to a Day College and Teaching Faculties were appointed under the Bar Council of India and the University Rules/ Regulations.