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LL.M.

Curriculums

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

Robert M. Hutchins

Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS)



Curriculum

National Law University, Delhi offers students enrolled in the LL.M programme, the option of specializing in one amongst various streams.

The course structure is as follows:

  1. Mandatory Papers
    1. Research Methodology (Semester I)
    2. Comparative Public Law (Semester I)
    3. Law and Justice in a Globalizing World (Semester I)
  2. Optional Papers
    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

A student will receive the LL.M degree in a particular stream if s/he opts for and successfully completes all five optional papers and dissertation in that stream.

The following Stream options are being offered to students. Papers under each stream and the instructor/s for the paper is also indicated. Profiles of NLU, Delhi faculty members are available on the university website.



Specializations

  1. Constitutional Law and Environmental Law
    1. Constitutional Law (Semester I)
    2. Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Semester II)
    3. Comparative Law (Semester II)
    4. Constitutional Theory (Semester II)
    5. Environmental Law and Policy (Semester I)
  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 (Semester I)
    3. Constitutional Claim and Sociological Perspective of Personal Law (Semester II)
    4. Constitutional Theory (Semester II)
    5. Comparative Family Law (Semester II)
  5. IPR and Competition Law
    1. Advanced Intellectual Property (Semester I)
    2. Advanced Competition Law (Semester I)
    3. Intellectual Property and Competition Law Interface (Semester II)
    4. Comparative Copyright Law (Semester II)
    5. Comparative Perspectives on Anti-Trust Agreements and Dominance (Semester II)
  6. Business Laws
    1. Advanced Intellectual Property (Semester I)
    2. Advanced Competition Law (Semester I)
    3. International Business Transactions (Semester I)
    4. International Taxation (Semester II)
    5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Semester II)
    6. Advanced Corporate Law (Semester II)

The Course Outlines for all the papers being offered this academic year will be sent by email today. Students are encouraged to speak to faculty members teaching papers in their stream of choice so as to make an informed decision on stream selection.

Once a student has chosen a particular stream, s/he will not have the option of changing the stream. Therefore, students are advised to make this decision after careful thought and deliberation. A stream will be offered only if at least 5 students opt for it.

* Please keep visiting this page regularly for the updates on LL.M Programme.


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