LL.M. in Competition Law provides a unique opportunity to study the role of competition law in market regulation. It is vital for today’s legal practitioners to comprehend the nuances of the Indian competition law regime, so that effective compliance with existing regulations can be ensured, and long and complex antitrust investigations can be avoided in the first place. It is also necessary to be equipped with the right knowledge and information about the fast-developing Indian antitrust jurisprudence as well as understand the relevance and importance of evolving antitrust jurisprudence in other jurisdictions, such as the European Union and the United States.
The curriculum is developed in conjunction with a committee, consisting of leading competition and consumer lawyers, IP experts, industry professionals, enforcement officials, and Indian, E.U., U.S. and international academic experts. Courses will focus on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic aspects of competition law and policy,thus providing a multidimensional approach towards competition law.
LL.M. in Competition Law is a 24-credit programme including core, foundational and elective courses. All students must complete the required credits in order to receive the LL.M. degree. As a compulsory requirement, LL.M. students need to write a dissertation of 8000–10,000 words. Students are allowed to take a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 electives.
|CORE COURSES ( 3 & 2 CREDITS)||ELECTIVE COURSES||ELECTIVES FROM OTHER STREAMS|
|Legal Research Methodology||Competition Law in Digital Markets Antitrust Issues in EU and US||Mergers and Acquisitions|
|Law and Justice in a Globalizing World||Practitioner’s perspective in Competition Law||Commercial Contract Drafting|
|Comparative Public Law and Systems of Governance||Standard Essential Patents and Antitrust Concerns||EU and Approaches to New Technology|
|Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law||Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights|
|Foundational Course in Competition Law||Merger Control|
|Dissertation (3 credits)|
The electives mentioned above are merely indicative and may vary from year to year depending on the availability of faculty members, their research interests, and the number of students opting for an elective course. It may not be possible to offer every course listed above. With permission, it is possible to take upto two modules external to your programme, as optional choices.
Prof. Anand Prakash Mishra,
Director Law Admissions and Associate Professor of Legal Practice & Associate Dean (Admissions, Outreach & Institution Building)