Master of Laws- LLM

Programme Overview

Duration: 1 Year | Programme Code: 060301

The aim of the LLM program is to provide a range of local, national, international and global themes for study in a critical legal perspective. It aims to provide considerable freedom to individual students to devise their own program by choosing from the varied options available. The program is majorly research based while offering students the flexibility of choosing research areas within the modules and for their dissertation. The LLM program equips students with skills for global research enabling them to adapt, innovate and apply their knowledge to international legal issues.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To develop fundamental in-depth knowledge and understanding of: the principles, concepts, values, substantive rules and development of the Indian legal system and core areas of Indian law; the wider context within which the Indian legal system operates; the main institutions and procedures of our legal system.
  • To develop talented individuals with fully developed theoretical and practical knowledge of the law as well as excellent leadership capabilities to provide quality service to all, in all spheres of endeavor and in all circumstances.
  • To encourage cutting edge research into the Law as exemplified by international best practice translating it into practical application to real and relevant problems in society, business, government and all aspects of societal life.

Programme Outcome

  • Develop a deepened understanding of law in a variety of contexts.
  • Train students to think, communicate, and practice as international legal experts with the confidence to practice anywhere in the world.
  • Lawyers who understand not only the legal and regulatory environment in which businesses operate, but also understand corporate governance, the principles of finance and accounting, and the economic and financial frameworks of transactions with an ability to deal with different types of legal issues and laws.
  • Develop the ability to analyze, articulate and write on the subject.

Programme Highlights

The LL.M course provides a rich intellectual experience that extends beyond the classroom. Not only is the curriculum both broad in the range of areas covered, and deep in the intellectual experiences offered to students in each area of study, but the opportunities for intellectual engagement when not in class are virtually limitless. The program is taught in a variety of formats, including seminars, lectures and small group classes by eminent academics and practitioners, and many offer an interdisciplinary approach. The curriculum for this new, one-year program is both broad and deep. An important characteristic of the LL.M. program is the flexible approach offered in fashioning an individual program for each student. Students must write a scholarly paper 100-120 pages in length which should have a well-developed research focus under the supervision of a faculty member. The LL.M. degree is awarded upon the successful completion of dissertation.

Career Avenues

An LLM is a great addition to your portfolio and CV, it can facilitate your dream job, showing employers that you have intellectual ability. Leading law firms, government agencies, businesses and public interest organizations seek to hire LLM graduates. An LLM is an addition to the legal practical training as it gives in-depth knowledge and develops your analytical, critiquing and evaluative skills, which will be useful in your chosen career. Many students do a Master of Laws in order to further their education to reach the academic level that will facilitate them studying a PhD. Central/State Government. Jobs are also open to LL.M graduates as those with some years of practice can be appointed as Judges of various courts, as Attorney and Solicitor General, as Public Prosecutor and with legal consultancy firms or in international agencies.

Entry Requirements

BCI approved law degree from a recognized University in India or equivalent.

Course Structure

LL.M :

3 Modules are core and compulsory to earn 9 credits. Rest 6 credits can be earned choosing either of the given 4 specializations of law. Once chosen the same specialization shall be carried till the last semester

Codes Paper Title LTP Per Week Credits
SLL 6701 Research Method and Legal Writing 3 0 0 3
SLL 6702 Comparative Systems of Governance 3 0 0 3
SLL 6703 Law and Justice In a Globalizing World 3 0 0 3
  CONSTITUTIONAL LAW    
SLS 6741 1. History and Evolution of Constitutional Law 2 0 0 2
SLS 6742 2. The Law of Fundamental Rights and Law of Writs 2 0 0 2
  CRIMINAL LAW    
SLS 6721 1. Contemporary Crimes and the Law 2 0 0 2
SLS 6722 2. Criminology, Penology, Victimology 2 0 0 2
  CORPORATE LAW    
SLS 6711 1. Companies Act 2013 2 0 0 2
SLS 6712 2. Capital Market Regulation   2 0 0 2
  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW    
SLS 6751 1. Copyright & Allied Rights 2 0 0 2
SLS 6752 2. Trademarks & Trade Secrets 2 0 0 2
  INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND POLICY    
SLS 6761 1. International Trade Law  2 0 0 2
SLS 6762 2. International Investment Law  2 0 0 2
  ARBITRATION    
SLS 6731 1. UNCITRAL and International Commercial Arbitration  2 0 0 2
SLS 6732 2. International Commercial Arbitration - Indian perspective   2 0 0 2

LAW :

All the 5 Modules are optional chosen in Semester 1 to earn 10 credits. Remaining 5 credits can be earned by writing a dissertation on the topic given.

Codes Paper Title LTP Per Week Credits
SLO6704 Law and Social Transformation 2 0 0 3
SLO6505 Legal Education and Teaching Methods 2 0 0 3
  CONSTITUTIONAL LAW    
SLS 6743 3.Federalism : Centre - State Relations 2 0 0 2
SLS 6744 4. Comparative Constitutional Law 2 0 0 2
  CRIMINAL LAW    
SLS6723 3. Human Rights and Criminal Justice System 2 0 0 2
SLS6724 4. International Criminal Justice System 2 0 0 2
  CORPORATE LAW    
SLS6713 3. Corporate Finance 2 0 0 2
SLS6714 4. Law relating to Mergers and Acquisitions 2 0 0 2
  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW *    
SLS 6753 3. Patents and Design: Law & Practice 2 0 0 2
SLS 6754 4. Law Relating to Geographical Indications, Traditional Knowledge, Folklore & Biodiversity. 2 0 0 2
  INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND POLICY*    
SLS 6763 3. International Commercial Arbitration  2 0 0 2
SLS 6764 4. International Banking, Finance and Monetary Framework 2 0 0 2
  ARBITRATION    
SLS6733 3. Institutional and Administered Arbitration 2 0 0 2
SLS6734 4. Cross Border and Investment Arbitration 2 0 0 2
SLD6506 Dissertation    500 5