LLM

School of Law & Governance

The outcome of the one-year LLM programme is the conferment of master’s degree in Law and the name of the degree is “Master of Laws”. Students develop conceptual approaches towards understanding a particular law in respect of its purpose, enforcement, and relevance. This change in approach makes the learners good research scholars and inspires them to undertake various research projects to find out solutions to legal problems. The completion of this programme entitles the learner to appear for the teacher’s eligibility test i.e., UGC NET and the clearance of UGC NET makes the person eligible to choose teaching as a career. The students can also pursue their studies further and get enrolled for Ph.D.

Key Information

Duration

1 Year

Eligibility

LL.B. with min. 50%

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Scholarship

As per University norms

Pedagogy

The University has evolved a student-centric learning approach. The methodology of imparting education adopted by the Seedling School of Law & Governance, JNU encourages the students to develop strong knowledge and skills. The School lays emphasis on Mock trials, Debate competitions, Moot court competitions, and many more for the students to develop all the requisite skills.

  • Students receive full-time classroom instruction, which helps them learn and consolidate their understanding of the subjects.. Teaching and Research lessons are provided through presentations, lectures, group discussions, case studies, moot court, seminars and project work. Reading, Writing and Research skills also get developed through class presentations and research based project assignments.
  • Integrating Theory with Practice
  • The University provides reference books, textbooks and other related books designed for independent study in the library.
  • The University updates the program structure from time to time to keep pace with the requirements of the society and prospective employers in business and industry.
  • Assignments, moots and projects will require the students to spend significant time in the Computer lab. All students will have access to a well equipped computer lab for their practical work. The students also have access to Lexis Nexis for research.
  • Moot Court Competitions- Intra and Inter
  • Internship enables the students to experience the rigors of business environment and apply the concepts learnt in classroom in real life situations in organizations.
  • Students are encouraged to pursue projects and subject moots to enhance their learning by applying theoretical concepts to real life situations in the corporate world or at any other work place.
  • Student performance in each course is assessed by means of continuous evaluation. Students will be evaluated on the basis of assignments, seminars, projects and tests.

Programme Structure

  • Research Methods and Legal Writing
  • Law and Justice in a Globalizing World
  • Comparative Public Law
  • Company Law
  • Security and Investment Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Comparative Competition Law
  • Banking & Insurance Laws
  • International Trade Law
  • Dissertation

Career Prospects

  • Judges, lawyers, legal advisers in firms of industries.
  • Law academicians in universities and colleges
  • Legal expert for Legal Consultation
  • Writers/ Editors of Law Books/ Journals/ Reports.
  • Outsourcing of legal services has opened up manifold opportunities for law graduates.

Applying for Admissions 2021

BA LLB/BBA LL.B/LLB(3): all compulsory law subjects prescribed by BCI are taught ; Civil Laws, Criminal Laws, International Laws, Laws relating to Intellectual Property Rights, Constitutional law, Business Laws, Competition Law, Cyber Law etc. and their procedural aspects.

LL.M: Criminal Law and Business Law

Lecture method/group discussions with the help of smart classes.

Yes. It is mandatory for the students to participate in the subject moot courts in every semester.

The students have mandatory internship programmes/mooting/projects included in their curriculum. Regular court visits are also conducted by the School.

Yes

Various activities are organized by the School:

  • Prof. V.S Mani Memorial International Law Moot court Competition is organized every year.
  • Various guest lectures and seminars are organized on topics such as International Law, Property Law, Space Laws, Artificial Intelligence etc.
  • Intra-Department Sports cum Academic Festival (GESETZ) is organized.
  • MUN conferences are organized every year.
  • Students can appear for competitive exams like Judicial Examinations/UPSC after the completion of their 3 or 5 year integrated courses.
  • A promising career in Corporate/ Legal firms.
  • Law Officers in Government/Private Institutes or Nationalized/Private Banks.
  • Career in Academics.
  • Legal journalism
  • Master of Laws
  • Diploma/ Certificate Courses.

Yes. Students are asked to participate in moot courts, regular legal drafting classes and the court visits are conducted.

75%

Yes, students go for their internships every year on the recommendation of the School.

Yes, we do provide campus placements through firms like ASM chambers ,Shriram Finance, etc and we prepare students for their interviews by arranging special lectures for the said purpose.

Two branches are there in LL.M : Criminal Law and Business Law

Yes, they are appointed as per UGC norms through selection committee.

6 lectures (55mins.) a day. No, the students are not allowed to go outside the campus till the classes get over, i.e. 3:30 p.m.

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