The Government Law College, Thrissur started in the year 1992 . It is the forth Government Law College in the State and is affiliated to the University of Calicut. The need for starting a Government Law College at Thrissur was deeply felt by the educationists, intellectuals, lawyers and other eminent personalities of Thrissur in 1970 itself. The first batch of Law Graduates came out in 1993-94 academic year. Sri. R. Muthukrishnan, Chairman, Bar Council of India and Sri Gopakumaran Nair, the Local Member visited the college on 27-3-1995 and affiliation of the college was approved by the Bar Council of India.