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Curriculum

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Students enrolled into the LL.M programme at National Law University have the option of specializing in one amongst various streams. The course structure for the programmeis as follows:

  1. Mandatory Papers (3 credits each)
    1. Research Methodology (Semester I)
    2. Comparative Public Law (Semester I)
    3. Law and Justice in a Globalizing World (Semester I)
  2. Optional Papers (2 credits each) [Based on Specialization Chosen]
    1. Optional Paper 1 (Semester I)
    2. Optional Paper 2 (Semester I)
    3. Optional Paper 3 (Semester II)
    4. Optional Paper 4 (Semester II)
    5. Optional Paper 5 (Semester II)
  3. Dissertation (5 credits)

A student will receive the LL.M degree in a particular specialization if s/he opts for and successfully completes all five optional papers and dissertation in that specialization. If a student opts for papers across specializations, the student’s degree and transcript will not indicate any particular specialization.

The following specialization options are likely to be offered to students. Papers that may be offered under each specializationare also indicated.Note: The specialization options and the papers within each specialization are subject to change, depending on availability of faculty and the number of students who opt for each specialization. A specialization shall not be offered if a minimum of five (5) students do not opt for that specialization.


SPECIALIZATIONS

  1. Constitutional Law and Environmental Law
    1. Constitutional Law (Semester I)
    2. Environmental Law and Policy (Semester I)
    3. Comparative Law (Semester II)
    4. Constitutional Theory (Semester II)
    5. Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Semester II)
  2. Constitutional Law and Criminal Law
    1. Constitutional Law (Semester I)
    2. Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law (Semester I)
    3. Comparative Law (Semester II)
    4. Constitutional Theory (Semester II)
    5. Advanced Criminal Procedure (Semester II)
  3. Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    1. Constitutional Law (Semester I)
    2. International Human Rights Law (Semester I)
    3. Comparative Law (Semester II)
    4. Constitutional Theory (Semester II)
    5. International Humanitarian and Refugee Law (Semester II)
  4. Constitutional Law and Personal Laws
    1. Constitutional Law (Semester I)
    2. Succession, Marriage and Divorce in Personal Laws (Semester I)
    3. Constitutional Theory (Semester II)
    4. Constitutional Claims and Sociological Perspectives on Personal Laws (Semester II)
    5. Contemporary Issues in Personal Laws (Semester II)
  5. IPR and Competition Law
    1. Overview of Competition Law and Market Regulation (Semester I)
    2. Economics of Competition Law (Semester I)
    3. IPR and Competition Law Interface (Semester II)
    4. Comparative Copyright Law (Semester II)
    5. Anti-Competitive Agreements: Comparative Perspectives (Semester II)
  6. Business Laws
    1. Overview of Competition Law and Market Regulation (Semester I)
    2. Cross Border Business Law and Practice (Semester I)
    3. International Taxation (Semester II)
    4. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Semester II)
    5. Advanced Corporate Law (Semester II)
  7. Employment Laws
    1. Administrative and Service Law (Semester I)
    2. Resolution of Service Matter Disputes (Semester I)
    3. Labour and Industrial Laws in the 21st Century (Semester II)
    4. Labour Disputes Resolution (Semester II)
    5. Social Security and Welfare Safeguards (Semester II)
  8. Competition Law and Market Regulation
    1. Overview of Competition Law and Market Regulation (Semester I)
    2. Economics of Competition Law (Semester I)
    3. Combinations: Comparative Perspectives (Semester II)
    4. Abuse of Dominance: Comparative Perspectives (Semester II)
    5. Anti-Competitive Agreements: Comparative Perspectives (Semester II)

Students shall choose their respective specializations in the first week after commencement of the first semester. Once a student has chosen a particular specialization, s/he will not have the option of changing it. As mentioned earlier, a specialization will be offered only if at least 5 students opt for it.

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