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LL.B.(Hons.)

Start Date

16-August-2021
End Date
31 July 2024
Duration
3 Years
Last Date to Apply
31-Oct-2021

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 6 Lacs

LL.B.(Hons.)

Course Structure

The LL.B.(HONS.) Curriculum at JGLS consists of compulsory and elective courses of maximum one semester’s strength. The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every student gains a sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the law, as well as satisfying applicable requirements for admission to practice; the elective courses provide an opportunity to develop particular interests and to deepen understanding.

Each full semester course is worth 4 credits (with the exception of elective courses worth 4 to 1 credits), with 40 credits per year being the minimum full-time load adopted by the University. The normal full-time load in each semester is therefore 20 credits. Students may choose to take on a higher load subject to the prior consent of the Office of Academic Affairs. In no event shall the load for any semester be in excess of 28 credits.

In order to be awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree, students must be awarded no less than 120 credits in total, distributed as follows:

  • At least 20 compulsory courses (named below), worth 80 credits in aggregate;
  • 6 elective courses, worth 24 credits in aggregate;
  • 4 Compulsory Clinical Courses, worth 16 credits in aggregate.

Students may be awarded credits for undertaking co-curricular activities which allow them to develop legal reasoning skills and enhance their understanding of the law. Credits earned on account of permissible co-curricular activity will count towards the total 120 credits required to be awarded a LL.B.(HONS.) degree.


Optional Credits

  • Teaching Assistantships:  Maximum of 8 Credits
  • Independent Research: Maximum of 6 Credits
  • Semester Exchange Programmes: Maximum of 24 Elective Credits
  • Summer/ Winter School: Maximum of 6 Credits
  • Membership in the Law Review (Jindal International and Comparative Law Review): Maximum of 6 Credits

Course Curriculum

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Legal Methods
  • Law of Torts including Consumer Protection Law
  • Law of Crimes
  • Law of Contract I
  • Family Law I

Semester 2

  • Constitutional Law I
  • Jurisprudence
  • Criminal Procedure Code, Juvenile Justice Act, and Probation of Offenders Act
  • Law of Contract II
  • Family Law II

2nd Year

Semester 3

  • Constitutional Law II
  • Property Law
  • Public International Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Company Law
  • Moot Court and Trial Advocacy

Semester 4

  • Administrative Law and the Regulatory State
  • Interpretation of Statutes and Judicial Process
  • Civil Procedure Code and Law of Limitation
  • Law of Taxation
  • Labour Law I

3rd Year

Semester 5

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
  • Human Rights Law and Theory
  • Law Elective

Semester 6

  • Environmental Law
  • Labour Law II
  • Professional Ethics and Bar-Bench Relations
  • Law Elective

 

Note: These courses and the semesters in which they are taught may be subject to change from time to time

Major

Alternative Dispute Resolution are a series of dispute resolution methods that are considered “alternative” to conventional litigation. These alternative techniques can be adjudicatory like arbitration or non-adjudicatory like meditation, negotiation or conciliation. These non-litigation methods have the advantage of totally avoiding the prolixity delay of the court system. It is generally accepted that these alternative methods have many added benefits like the preservation of relationships, confidentiality, party autonomy and an expert determination of the dispute and as such they have gained wide popularity in commercial world. The subject matter course is a introduction to these Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.
Alternative Dispute Resolution are a series of dispute resolution methods that are considered “alternative” to conventional litigation. These alternative techniques can be adjudicatory like arbitration or non-adjudicatory like meditation, negotiation or conciliation. These non-litigation methods have the advantage of totally avoiding the prolixity delay of the court system. It is generally accepted that these alternative methods have many added benefits like the preservation of relationships, confidentiality, party autonomy and an expert determination of the dispute and as such they have gained wide popularity in commercial world. The subject matter course is a introduction to these Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.

This is a basic course on the procedural protection for civil rights and obligations of citizens. The principal objective of the Course is to impart a basic understanding on the student of the functioning of the civil and commercial court system. It is a basic course on the following statutes (a) Code of Civil Procedure, (b) Law of Limitation, (c) Specific Relief and the various ancillary legislations.

This course is meant to be an overview of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) which underpins the functioning of the criminal justice system. Students will be taught the procedure to be followed by the police, the courts and other stakeholders when a crime has been committed. Starting from the filing of an FIR right to the investigation of the crime to the trial and sentencing of the accused, the students will be given a complete overview of criminal procedural law. 

This course will explore the theories, legal materials, issues, systems, and debates that animate environmental law and ecological policy discourse in India and in varying local, regional and global contexts. This course will focus on three aspects; first an introduction to the subject in terms of tracing the history of the environment movement and environmental law scholarship.

  • Understanding and applying the sources of Public International Law 
  • Understanding the nature of the international legal system, actors in the international legal system and the concept of “international legal personality” 
  • Understanding and applying critical theoretical perspectives of traditional western interpretations of PIL, including Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and feminist critiques 

 

Welcome to Law of Contract I! In your first introduction to the world of contracts, you will study the elements of a standard contract, how it is formed, its terms, the manner of performance, and the various legal challenges to the enforcement or performance of any agreement. This subject-matter will hold you in good stead throughout your law career and beyond, as contracts permeate our personal, professional and commercial lives.  

This course, keeping with the mandate of the Bar Council, is mainly concerned with understanding the law concerning the transfer of rights in property – and particularly, immovable property. A bulk of the time allocated for this course will therefore, be spent on developing an understanding of the provisions of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882. At the end of the course, the students can expect to emerge with a sound theoretical knowledge of the law to give effect to commercial land transfers like sale, lease, license and mortgage, and draft basic conveyance documents. And, to the extent necessary for this purpose, the students will also be introduced to the law on stamp duty and registration.

Corporations form the backbone of a country’s economy and the status of its commercial laws determines the robustness of its economy. Corporations not only assist in improving the local economy, they also play a key role in raising global capital and furthering investments, both domestic and foreign

Constitutional law provides an overarching framework that governs the relationship (horizontally) between the three branches of government, (vertically) between the federal and state governments and also between citizens and the state. In the Indian context, constitutional law is embodied in a written text that forms the supreme law of the land since “the people of India” are presumed to have given the constitution to themselves in exercise of their sovereign authority.

If only one word was needed to describe this course – it would be Federalism.  This course deals with the Federal aspects of our Constitution.  The course begins with an examination of the Nature of the Indian Union by looking at the judicially evolved rules regarding the powers of the Union Parliament to cede, acquire or redistribute territory of the Indian Union.  The first unit also initiates the students into the study of federalism in India, to which most of this course per force is devoted. 

Lawyers need to figure out how best to present their cases to someone who does not know the facts. Hence the ability to articulate one’s thoughts, legal opinions and conclusions effectively through the medium of writing is a fundamental aspect of being a good lawyer. Legal proceedings progress by way of filing of appropriate documents at every stage. 

Family’ in India suffuses both the private and public aspects of our daily lives. Family is not only who we spend our lives with, and an important anchor of our identities, but is also how we conduct our politics1 and the way we do our business.2 It is how we practice and produce law3, and is a key determinant in the distribution of resources in any society. In every way, ‘family’ is the primary vehicle through which we reproduce our society, not simply inter-generationally, but on a daily basis.  

In this course, we shall familiarize ourselves with the rules of intestate and testamentary succession, or in other words, the rules governing transmission of property from one generation to the next. In Family Law I, we learnt how law regulates the family by defining the conditions of its formation through marriage, the rights and obligations of the members while the marriage subsists and also after its dissolution. In Family Law II, we build upon that foundation by exploring how property is distributed within and through the family. 

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the nature, scope and practical application and enforcement of modern international human rights law and some of its theoretical foundations and components. The course has four components: 

 

The first part of the course examines the origins, development and history of human rights.  During this part of the course students will explore the nature and events that lead to the birth of human rights as we know them today.  Challenges to the development of rights and the simultaneous development of equality will be addressed.  

This course introduces students to various theories of judicial process and canons of statutory interpretation. The aim of the course is to help students understand the nature and limits of interpretation and the structure of legal reasoning, besides applying various principles and rules of interpretation to justify claims about law. The course engages with various judicial approaches to canons of construction as well as the assumptions and implications of these approaches

This course offers an introduction to Intellectual Property Law (IP). In addition to familiarizing students with the fundamentals of IP law and the various rights and subject matters that comprise this broad legal category, the course while focusing on the major forms of IPR, particularly copyrights, trade marks and patents; shall explore the theoretical premises, principles, and policies that underpin IP systems.  

Literally translated, jurisprudence means ‘wisdom about the law’. This course aims to do just what it says on the tin. But if this is the course that makes you wiser about the law what about everything else you study in law school? To be sure, they too do make you wiser, but about specific areas and doctrines in the law, about specific legal regimes and the like. Jurisprudence, on the other hand, is a general reflection about the law which i1s undertaken at a certain level of abstraction (more below on the utility of studying something this abstract). Such being the nature of jurisprudence, it involves forays into the many areas in the intersection of which the law is situated e.g. philosophy, sociology, economics and politics.

Protection of labour is a constitutional mandate. A constitution inspired by the vision of social justice is committed to the cause of upliftment of labour. Well balanced industrial development leads to increased productivity which in turn is a factor of national progress. Labour makes significant contribution in this respect.

Protection of labour is a constitutional mandate. A constitution inspired by the vision of social justice is committed to the cause of upliftment of labour. Well balanced industrial development leads to increased productivity which in turn is a factor of national progress. Labour makes significant contribution in this respect.

Welcome to Law of Contract II! In your first introduction to the world of contracts, you studied the elements of a standard contract, how it is formed, its terms, the manner of performance and what remedies are available for breach of contract. In this course, we will build upon this understanding and present you with certain specific contracts and the particular rules that govern their existence

This course  will serve as an introduction to law of crimes. It will seek to provide a basic overview of the Indian Penal Code and the basic concepts in understanding law of crimes so as to equip the students with an understanding of the fundamental problems of Indian and comparative criminal law

  • An introductory course on law of evidence which is one of the most fundamental branches of law.  
  • An elementary course aiming at developing the capabilities to understand and apply the general principles of relevancy and admissibility. 

India has a comprehensive tax structure. The power to levy taxes and duties is distributed among the three tiers of Government, in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Constitution. Broad classification of the taxes is done under the categories of direct and indirect taxation. The Central government, the stat2e governments and the local bodies levy and collect different types of taxes in accordance with the provisions of the relevant legislation. Since taxes can’t be levied or collected without the authority of the Constitution, the course studies how specific legislations must satisfy the test of that any of these legislations shall not be in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. The taxes levied shall not be arbitrary or without legislation.

This introductory course covers legal methods for students of law; one learns to critically read statutes, cases and other legal and legally-relevant material, and to identify and resolve issues that involve the law. The syllabus includes selected analytical legal materials and aims to provide a familiarity with the context, syntax and grammar of law that is vital to address situations that lawyers, judges and legal institutions have to regularly engage with. Through the detailed study of selected legal materials, the course also hopes to provide students of law with a picture of the different approaches, attitudes, theories and philosophies that make law such an exciting subject of scholarly studies.

A skill-based course that aims to develop the practical skills required in moot courts and trail advocacy through both theoretical knowledge and clinical application. 

This course will analyse the professional ethics as prescribed by the Bar Council of India, in addition to covering critical readings in the area. The Course shall introduce (a) the regulation of the legal profession as per the Advocates Act, 1961 and other statutes, and (b) the ethical underpinning of legal rules. One module of the syllabus will also focus on Indian case laws as well as global debates in the field of legal ethics so as to make the course comparative and engaging