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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)


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
    2. Comparative Public Law
    3. Law and Justice in a Globalizing World
  2. Optional Papers
    1. Optional Paper 1
    2. Optional Paper 2
    3. Optional Paper 3
    4. Optional Paper 4
    5. Optional Paper 5
  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. An indicative list of papers, based on papers offered in past years, is also listed. Please note that the papers offered in each specialization in the upcoming academic year might vary from the list provided below.


  1. Constitutional Law and Environmental Law
    1. Constitutional Law
    2. Climate Change and Sustainable Development
    3. Comparative Law
    4. Constitutional Theory
    5. Environmental Law and Policy
  2. Constitutional Law and Criminal Law
    1. Constitutional Law
    2. Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law
    3. Comparative Law
    4. Constitutional Theory
    5. Advanced Criminal Procedure
  3. Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    1. Constitutional Law
    2. International Human Rights Law
    3. Comparative Law
    4. Constitutional Theory
    5. International Humanitarian and Refugee Law
  4. Constitutional Law and Personal Laws
    1. Constitutional Law
    2. Succession, Marriage and Divorce
    3. Constitutional Claim and Sociological Perspective of Personal Law
    4. Constitutional Theory
    5. Comparative Family Law
  5. IPR and Competition Law
    1. Advanced Intellectual Property
    2. Advanced Competition Law
    3. Intellectual Property and Competition Law Interface
    4. Comparative Copyright Law
    5. Comparative Perspectives on Anti-Trust Agreements and Dominance
  6. Business Laws
    1. Advanced Intellectual Property
    2. Advanced Competition Law
    3. International Business Transactions
    4. International Taxation
    5. Alternative Dispute Resolution
    6. Advanced Corporate Law
  7. Employment Laws
    1. Administrative and Service Law
    2. Resolution of Service Matter Disputes
    3. Labour and Industrial Laws in the 21st Century
    4. Labour Disputes Resolution
    5. Social Security and Welfare Safeguards

Once a student has chosen a particular stream, s/he will not have the option of changing the stream. 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.