The history of this intuition can be traced back to 1869 when the diploma course in law and course Pleader ship licence was introduced in the Ravenshaw Collegiate School, Cuttack. Subsequently the course continued in the Ravenshaw College. In the year 1881, Bachelor of Law Course was introduced in the same College under the Calcutta University and continued up to 1908. The law classes were directly under the administrative control of the Principal, Ravenshaw College and the same suffered a set back due to non-availability of qualified teachers and consequently the result in examination was not satisfactory.It was only when late Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das, offered his honorary service as a part-time Lecturer that the scenario of legal education remarkably changed. However, non-availability of adequate students resulted in the suspension of the course for about 12 years i.e. from 198 to 1920, The credit for the reopening of the course totally goes to late Ashutosh Mukherjee, the then Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University who was a student of Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das.
After the formation of Orissa as a separate Province in 1936,th Govt. of Orissa established Utkal University which started functioning from 27th November, 1943. This University took over the Bachelor of Law classes continuing in the Ravenshaw College as its teaching Department having converted the same into a full-fledged College with its present nomenclature naming it as Madhusudan Law College to perpetuate the memory of late Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das.
M.S.Law College in course of time became the premier law-teaching institute 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, Lawyers and Saw Teachers who have brought name and fame to the institution
M.S.Law College enjoys the status of a constituent college and is directly managed by the University. The College imparts teaching for both under-graduate and Post-Graduate Degrees in Law along with 5 years Intergraded B.A.LL.B.(Hons)Course
3 year LL.B – with effect from the academic year 2004-2005. The affiliated strength will be 240 per year.
5 year integrated B.A.LL.B.(Hons) – 50 in each semester
LL.M.-part-I –25, part-II –25
Besides the regular curricular activities, research in Law is a distinguished activity carried on in the institution and about 10 research scholars are actively engaged in their research work on various topic of socio-legal importance under the able guidance of the teaching faculty members.