This is a list of the courses for the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) students of NLSIU arranged trimester wise. Click on any one for more information on the course.
1.3 Legal Methods
1.5 English & Legal Language
2.2 Political Science-I
3.2 History I
3.4 Constitutional Law -I
4.2 Political Science-II
4.3 Constitutional Law-II
(Fundamental Rights, DPSP & Fundamental Duties)
4.4 Land Law
5.1 Family Law-I
5.2 Criinal Law-I
5.3 Constitutional Law-III
(Structure of Executive, Legislature & Judicial)
5.4 Property Law
6.1 Criminal Law-II
6.2 Political Science-III
6.4 Family Law II
7.1 Administratiave Law
7.2 Code of Civil Procedure(CPC)I
7.3 Criminal Law-III
7.4 A.D.R. (Clinical Course I)
8.1 Code of Civil Procedure-II
8.2 Law of Evidence
8.3 International Trade Law
9.1 Corporate Law-I
9.2 Human Rights Law
9.2 Law, Poverty & Development
9.4 Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
10.1 International Law-I
10.2 Corporate Law II
10.3 Intellectual Property Law
10.4 Taxation Law I
11.1 Environmental Law
11.2 Labour Law I
11.3 International Law-II
11.4 Taxation Law II
12.1 Banking Law
12.2 Insurance Law
12.3 Labour Law II
12.4 Trust & Equity
13.1 Conflict of Laws
13.2 Optional Seminar-I
13.3 Optional Seminar-II
13.4 Optional Seminar-III
13.5 Litigation Advocacy-
14.1 Legal Practice (Professional Ethics)
14.2 Optional Seminar-IV
14.3 Optional Seminar-V
14.4 Optional Seminar-VI
14.5 Litigation Advocacy-
15.1 Optional Seminar-VII
15.2 Optional Seminar-VIII
15.3 Litigation Advocacy (Clinical Course-II)
15.4 Placement (Clinical Course-III)
English is taught in the NLSIU as a compulsory non-credit course to satisfy to the requirements of the Bar Council of India. Other Foreign Language Courses can be on offer.
SOCIOLOGY 1 – INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
The first part of this course will deal with the select work of both early social theorists like Marx and Weber and more recent theorists like Raymond Williams, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Edward Said, among others. The second part of this course will examine influential work on the major social institutions in India such as caste, tribe, religion, gender and class. Further, the scholarship surrounding secularism, communalism and nationalism in contemporary India will engage our attention. In addition to academic writings, we will sample sociologically relevant work from social activists and journalists. Visual texts like documentary films will accompany a few of our readings.
SOCIOLOGY 2 – SOCIOLOGY OF INDIA
The first module of this course will be on the sociology of law and legal institutions in India . Besides examining the impact of colonial rule on the evolution of legal systems in India , we will examine how the existing legal structures function in a society structured by religion, caste, class and gender. Further, the relationship between law and social movements will be considered. A special interest of this course is to scrutinize law as a cultural phenomenon. Perspectives that underline the cultural embedded ness of universalist concepts such as justice and human rights will be discussed. The second module of this course will deal with the conceptual difficulties involved in social science research on India via a discussion of thinkers who have tried to develop alternate analytical frameworks for the study of Indian society.
This is an introductory course in Economics covering elements of Micro Economics -product and factor markets, market structures and monetary and fiscal policy. Each of these areas is covered by introducing the students to theory, contextualising the emergence of the theory and highlighting its relevance in globalizing world, with special emphasis on India . Students also analyse the efficacy of theory in framing economic policy and related legislation.
This course is about development economics. It introduces different perspectives of development, different strategies and approaches to development. It critiques dominant perspectives of industrialisation and allocative efficiency as equivalent to development and introduces alternative perspectives, which may be more localised and therefore suited to indigenous communities. The role of different institutions like the State, market, voluntary agencies and people's organisations in handling issues like population increase, foreign debt, poverty and inequality are also analysed.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -I
Taking account of the intimate relationship between law and the science of power and obligations (Politics) this subject is taught at NLSIU in three courses. The basic course prepares the student to receive instruction in Public Law subjects (Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International Law) in the context of political forces operative in society. It therefore looks at political organization and its principles (State, Law, Sovereignty) together with the nature and types of governments and constitutions. Finally, the course attempts to evaluate the contributions of western political thinkers in the context of Indian experiences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE - II (POLITICAL OBLIGATION )
Political Obligation is distinctly a problem in modern democratic theory. In the post-enlightenment period individual consent took the central stage in providing legitimacy to the political authority of the sovereign. Thus the growth of modern democratic theory is related to refinement in the understanding of individual autonomy (liberty), equality and the capacity to give informed consent (will) to the political process. In other words, the legitimate moral basis of "enforcement of law" must move away from coercion to "conscience" of the individual. Political Obligation is thus concerned about the process of democratic decision making through substantive participation of the "situated actors" thereby creating a binding moral basis for self-regulation. This course attempts to provide the students critical inputs into these aspects of democratic theory.
POLITICAL SCIENCE - III (INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
The politics and principles in international relations form the main thrust of this course. It provides the foundation for appreciating problems of governance and power management in the international sphere and their impact in national politics. It discusses key concepts in international relations and the role of international institutions in historical perspective. Foreign policy formulation and the practice of diplomacy are important items for study along with the present trend to give economic factors the pride of place in international relations.
Sanctity of contracts forms the foundation of civilised legal order. The principles governing the formation, performance and termination of contracts form the thrust of this course. The freedom of contract in the context of the new types of standard form and government contracts receive attention in the course. Contractual remedies including statutory remedies as envisaged in the Specific Relief Act, 1963 are also studied in the perspective of their evolution in English Common Law.
Contracts law has assumed special forms in the course of its evolution to suit changes in society. Some of these special contracts such as Indemnity, Guarantee, Bailment, Agency and Partnership are studied in this course. The law of insolvency is also taught in the light of common law experiences, statutory provisions and decisional law.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -I
The system of government stipulated under the Indian Constitution and the fundamental principles governing its organization are the subjects of this course. The concept and context of federalism as practised in India and the contemporary status of Centre-State relations occupy a major part of the study. The theory of cooperative federalism and de-centralized administration are also taken as key issues in this analysis. The discussion is structured around the Sarkaria Commission Report on Centre-State Relations and on the Report of the Constitution Review Commission.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -II
The course is devoted exclusively to a detailed analysis of fundamental freedoms guaranteed by Part III and complemented by fundamental state policy adumbrated in Part IV and both these reinforced by the provisions in Part IV-A of the Indian Constitution. Through incisive and comparative analysis of case law, the students are enabled to realise the status and importance of Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles and to examine the problems involved in their judicial enforcement. The chapter on Fundamental Duties is also studied in the course and an effort is made to articulate the basic values which the Indian Constitution has identified and is attempting to actualise for justice and governance.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW -III
This is a course on governance under the Indian Constitutional Scheme. How is State power organized and administered? What are the structures and organs of government and what are their relative roles and functions? The mechanics of constitutional government and the dynamics of checks and balances form a major focus of the course. Problems revealed in the actual working of the Constitution and the alternate choices thrown up will also be discussed in a comparative perspective.
The study of history is essential to any student of law as legal principles and legal institutions develop in a particular socio-economic context in history. Thus, in this course, the students are introduced to the study of history and its methodology, followed by the socioeconomic history of India from the Harappan period to the end of the reign of the Mughals as the background for understanding the nature of society and economy, concept of justice, the legal systems and judicial administration in India prior to British rule.
This course dwells on the development of the judicial institutions, as well as the growth of legislative, political and administrative structures and processes in India in the background of colonial rule. This includes a study of the Constitutional development in India as well as the history of legal education and the legal profession. During this course, an attempt is also made to understand the National Movement and problem of Communalism so as to appreciate the institutions and problems of the Indian State since Independence .
FAMILY LAW -I
This course involves a critical and comparative study of the different personal laws governing family relations such as marriage, separation (divorce), maintenance, guardianship and custody, adoption, etc. At National Law School the attempt has been towards evolving a Uniform Civil Code at least in the academic study by identifying the core concepts in marriage laws of all communities and relating them to find the jurisprudential principles. Special care is taken in the course to look at the status of women and children in family relations law with a view to ensure greater protection of constitutional rights of these groups in family law administration.
FAMILY LAW -II
The second course in family law is devoted mainly to the study of property relations in family. The legal incidence of joint family and the laws of succession (testamentary and intestate) according to the Personal Law of different communities is discussed in a perspective that promotes thinking on a Uniform Civil Code and equality among sexes in property relations within the family.
CRIMINAL LAW -I
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic principles of Criminal Law. Crime is a phenomenon studied by several disciplines from several perspectives and methodologies. The lawyer must have an acquaintance with such knowledge in order to make criminal justice serve the goals of social defense. The theories of crime causation and of punishment is another segment of the course. Finally, prison system, correctional administration and sentencing process are studied in the light of relevant provisions of the statute. Some special topics like Victimology, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse and drug trafficking are also subjects of study. Subsequently, a study of the basic concepts of Criminal Law is undertaken, followed by a study of specific offences under the Indian Penal Code.
CRIMINAL LAW -II
Having completed a course on criminology, basic principles of Criminal Law and offences under the Indian Penal Code, the emphasis now shifts to the Defences available to a person under the Indian Penal Code, a study of the offences involving Strict Liability and Conduct Liability. The emerging jurisprudence in areas like the Insanity Defence, environmental and economic crimes are discussed in detail.
CRIMINAL LAW - III (CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE )
This course on criminal procedure looks at the Cr.P.C., 1973 in detail. Principles of fair trial and the emerging jurisprudence in Criminal Procedure is dealt with. The objects of the course include an understanding of the institutional procedures involved in the criminal process and an appraisal of their functioning in the present context in the country. The aim is to equip the students to effectively pursue a career in criminal litigation.
The Corporation today is not only the most effective vehicle for carrying out industrial and commercial activities, but, it is also the major social and economic institution of stupendous size and power affecting the lives of the members of the entire society. The corporate law is no more a component of private law, but has emerged as part of public law. The transformation is emphasised in the preparation of the syllabi of the subject at National Law School .
The subject is woven around a cluster of statutes and the common law. It is also one of those subjects which cannot be meaningfully appreciated without examining its implications in the economic field. Hence an inter-disciplinary approach is adopted in discussing the subject, which is spread over two trimesters. Currently, the subject is taught in Trimesters IX & X. While discussing the topics, the cumulative impact of the various statutes and case law on each of the topics is examined. Corporate Governance issues are also covered as a major topic. The important statutes covered include the following:
1. The Companies Act, 1956
2. The Securities Contract (Regulation) Act, 1956
3. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
4. Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951
5. Depositories Act, 1996
6. The Emblems & Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950
7. The relevant rules, regulations and guidelines under the above statutes.
CORPORATE LAW -I
History and evolution of Corporate Law ; Stake holders of a Corporation & Corporate Governance issues (Over view); Formation and structure of companies; Constitutional documents; Powers of the company its organs and agents; Company transactions, Law and procedure; Corporate finance and investor protection provisions; Rules Governing the issue and transfer of securities; Rights and liabilities of security holders; Company charges; Dividend; Accounting and auditing provisions.
CORPORATE LAW -II
Organs of the company and their powers-(An over view); General meeting as an organ and its
operation; Types of General meeting; Voting rights of the members; Business transacted at company meetings; resolutions passed at General meeting; General meeting and corporate governance; Board of Directors as organ of the Company; Qualification and disqualification of the Directors; Structure of the Board of directors; Service conditions and remuneration of the directors; Managing director; Manager and secretary ; Their position. Directors Duties- Fiduciary, statutory & duties of care and skill; Majority rule and exception; remedies against corporate abuse; Corporate restructuring including mergers and acquisitions; Company Liquidation.
CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE -I
It is designed to acquaint the students with the structure of the civil judiciary, its powers and jurisdiction, and the significance of various procedural steps stipulated for trial of civil litigation. The goal of "fair trial" and its structure in adversarial proceedings will be examined in this course. The nature and significance of pleadings and practical aspects relating to it are studied. Access to justice particularly for the poor is examined in detail.
CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE -II
This course will pursue civil litigation through appellate courts examining the corrective steps available in civil proceedings. Appellate litigation strategies and choice of grounds for appellate / revision petitions are studied in the context of provisions of the C.P.C. and rules of civil practice. Drafting exercises will form a major part of the course. This course also deals with the law of limitation as applicable to civil proceedings. Continuing the study of civil procedure, the course also involves the study on execution of decrees and orders of court and the procedures laid down for it.
INTERNATIONAL LAW -I
General principles of public international law including law of peace, war and development are the subjects of this course. Third world concerns particularly in respect of security and development engage the attention in the context of the changing power balance and the role of United Nations and international agencies in structuring the solutions. India 's contribution to the development of public international law will also be assessed in the course.
INTERNATIONAL LAW -II
International Institutions play a major role in almost every aspect of inter-state relations. This course is concerned with the law governing international institutions. While a theoretical discussion, in terms of the structure, authority and power of these institutions is indispensable for understanding of the subject, the focus will be more on the practical aspects of international relations and legal problems arising from the functioning of these institutions.
LABOUR LAW -I
This course deals with the basic framework of industrial relations in the country. Trade Union Act, Industrial Disputes Act and the Industrial Employment Standing Orders Act are the major legislations studied in this regard. A dynamic approach of studying issues such as recognition of trade unions, collective bargaining, dispute settlement, regulation of job losses etc., is adopted keeping a variety of laws and policies bearing on the subject in focus. The changing nature of labour relations in a market friendly system and the role of the State in it are also discussed in a comparative perspective.
LABOUR LAW -II
More than 300 million of India 's Labour Force (constituting 92% of the total work force) works in the informal sector. While Labour Law - I dealt with the 8% in the Formal Sector, Labour Law - II deals with issues pertaining to the remaining bulk. The course begins by examining theoretical issues relating to the informal / unorganised / disorganised sector. It then proceeds to look at those employed in textiles, fisheries, construction and agriculture. Each sector is examined from the prism of the political economy of that sector, including the impact of trade related measures (WTO), the policies of the Government of India on each of these Sectors, legislative interventions if any, judicial pronouncements and innovative alternate strategies. The course concludes by looking at the theoretical and practical issues related to 'Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998", as laid down in the ILO declaration.
TAXATION LAW -I
Direct taxes and its administration is the focus of this course. The principles of taxation (income tax, corporation tax, wealth tax), the system of tax assessment, recovery and administration, the incidence of tax in production, consumption saving and income distribution are discussed in the course with the help of case law and statutory provisions. A major concern in the course is to relate the economic policies and processes to tax and fiscal policies in different systems of economic administration keeping the constitutional goals in view.
TAXATION LAW -II
This course is organised around a phenomenon based grouping to facilitate perception of the wide variety of issues revolving around indirect taxation and local taxation like the motives, history, and fountain of authority for indirect and local taxation. Analysis of the existing indirect and local taxation systems and structures and the political, social, economic and legal effects of indirect local taxation together with the judicial perception of the same will also be studied.
CLINIC I - ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This course will focus on dispute resolution methods; Client interviewing and counselling; litigation planning, investigation strategies, negotiation and mediation. The detailed course outline and the method of evaluation will be announced before the commencement of the course each year. In order to teach the course effectively by giving more opportunities to all participatory students, in a given trimester, the course will take about 26 to 30 students who will continue the programme in one form or another to the following two Trimesters as well. In other words, the course effectively continues throughout the academic year.
CLINIC II -LI TIGA TION ADVOCACY
This will be simulation course where the first part will focus on preparation for trial and strategies. It will also teach techniques of examination and cross-examination of witnesses, argumentation in Court, bail applications and injunction applications. The second part of this simulation course with its focus on writing appellate briefs in civil cases, criminal cases and writ matters and arguing before the appropriate forums.
CLINIC III -PLACEMENT
Placement training attempts to expose the students to different aspects of legal work in lawyer's chambers, courts, administrative offices, quasi-judicial establishments, prosecution departments, police and correctional institutions, commercial corporate establishments, government law offices, legal aid centres, legislative secretariats etc. It also aims to teach professional skills, essential aspects of professional ethics and social responsibility issues and management of challenging situations in practical and professional life. Placement Clinic is integrated with the Placement programmes. The placement programme for six weeks period from January - March is compulsory from the III year onwards. The III year and IV year placements are with an advocate practising at a trial and an appellate court respectively and will be given a weight age of 30 marks each. The V year placement will be focused on the area in which the student wants to practise/specialise will be given a weight age of 40 marks. The total marks of the three compulsory placements will be valued out of 100.
Study of legal concepts and theories in the light of the role of law in social ordering and social engineering is a major focus of this course. Law in relation to other social controls and the relationship of law and justice are areas of special concern. Theories of justice and concepts of obligation and authority are discussed with reference to different models and patterns of ordering as well as different approaches and methodologies of study. Reference to ancient Indian legal thought and philosophy makes the course historically illuminating.
The science of interpretation of statutes constitutes the main focus of this course. The legal order shares certain value systems with the social order and the dynamics of social processes has to inform the legislative process to keep the two in a functional balance. The theory of legislation therefore has gathered many principles for sound and effective law making. These will be studied with reference to examples from the common law world in general and India in particular. Interpretation is a science developed even in ancient Indian legal thought. It has been enriched and expanded in contact with precedent-based English Common Law. This course examines the theory and practice of interpretation of statutes in the above context
Law as an independent discipline has its own materials and methods. Though related to and reflective of social processes, its development is unique in several respects. The character and content of legal knowledge are explained to the student in a systematic fashion. Familiarity with the sources of law and with legal materials and competence to find the law by the use of the law library are major concerns of this course. The ability to appreciate law as a process in the context of other processes in society (political, economic, cultural, social) is one of the goals of this course. The course may help the student to think and acts like a lawyer and respond to law studies accordingly. This course also deals with Research Methodology which includes the art of footnoting, etc.
LAW OF TORTS I
NLSIU, as part of its unique approach to legal education, has developed a system of teaching law relating to torts (wrongs) in a very first trimester itself. There are two courses in Torts, i.e., Torts I & II being offered in the first two trimesters. The Fundamental Principles of Tortious Liability from the kernel of the first course, whereas the second course concentrates in developing the analytical and lawyering skills of the students by introducing him / her to the advanced contours of “Civil Wrongs”. The course is taught largely by adopting a case study method.
LAW OF TORTS II
Tort Liability arising from specific legislations such as relate to unfair competition, Motor Vehicle Act, Share Markets, Railways Act, Public Liability Insurance Act, Consumer Protection Act and the Companies Act.
The course will introduce the students to the local land laws. Issues of balancing the tension between demands of development and resource conservation find a significant mention in the course. Planning and management of land resources form the core content of the course.
The concept of 'property' and the nature of property right are basic to the understanding of law relating to property. This course will study the concept in particular, its contemporary emphasis, on 'user', the evolution of the right to transfer property and the limitations operating thereon as laid down in the Transfer of Property Act. Necessary references will be made to the English law as well as to the doctrines of equity which have been responsible for the crystallisation of the basic principles of property law. The general principles relating to transfer of property will be studied in the backdrop of the law of contract to which it owes considerable allegiance. The law of Trusts will also form a part of the course of study in the Property Law course.
LAW OF EVIDENCE
Teaching criminal & civil procedure is incomplete without evidence law. Law of evidence is equally important for understanding a variety of subjects in the law curriculum. Facts, fact investigation, facts appraisal and articulation are essential skills for a lawyer. The principles of relevancy and admissibility as well as the essence of the 'best evidence rule' are discussed with reference to the provisions of the Evidence Act and interpretations offered in decided cases.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
This course will deal with the law relating to international trade in India . International sales, transportation with reference to shipping and aviation, financing and settlement of commercial disputes will be the major components of the course. Apart from the relevant Indian laws, the focus will be mainly upon the international legal conventions and Indian legal system in these four areas. In addition, the international trade regime, as reflected in the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act and other related enactments will also be discussed in detail.
LAW, POVERTY & DEVELOPMENT
In the course, legal responses to the phenomena of "poverty" and "development" both in national and international context, are examined. Paradigm shifts in the process of development in the third world, tin the wake of "globalisation", is one of the concerns addressed in the course. A multi-disciplinary approach is adopted to understand and appraise the problems associated with poverty and development, while attempting legal solutions for them. Basic needs such as food, security, housing, employment and problems of child labour, prostitutions, etc., are studied in the course with particular reference to the role of legislator, administrator and Judge. Process of land acquisition and utilization for various developmental activities and their impact on protection of human rights, also form important components of the study. The courses and consequences of urban concentration, the balancing of conflicting interests and the role of law and legal institutions in planning and development is given special attention in the course. The idea is to understand the interface of human, legal and social process, evaluate law as a policy instrument and access to the scope for law reform as part of development.
DRAFTING OF PLEADINGS & CONVEYANCING
The drafting of pleadings is an art. It demands a high degree of professional skill and professional knowledge, expertise and experience. It must be borne in mind that the rules of pleadings are intended to regulate the business and procedures of the court. This course is aimed at equipping the students to do drafting of pleadings and documents on their own with confidence, without any hesitation when they enter the lawyer's profession. In conveyancing, drafting of documents like Sale Deeds, Lease Deeds, Mortgage Deeds, Agreements, Service Contracts, etc. will be discussed. The related provisions of Stamp Act and Registration Act along with the provisions of the Transfer of Property Act and other enactments will also be made part of the class discussions.
Control of government for ensuring the exercise of public power according to the Constitution and the rule of law is the function of administrative law. The scope of this law is as broad and involved as the extent of government itself. This course will examine the history of this branch of law, its nature, scope and functions, the nature and control of delegated power including the rule making, the regulation of administrative discretion and principles of administrative adjudication. The subject will be handled in a comparative perspective wherever desired.
HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
The main objective of the course is to give students grounding in the basics of Human Rights Law. It includes (a) Equipping students in a rudimentary fashion with basic knowledge and tools for human rights lawyering and to expose students to the working of human rights in practice by structured classroom discussions with human rights lawyers and activists; (b) bringing research in human rights into classroom discussions by involving the research centres in a modest manner to begin with.
The banking industry in India is one of the advanced sections of Indian economy. The legal framework even after nationalisation has provided so much scope for competitive development that it deserves to be studied in context in the law curriculum. Together with negotiable instruments law, this course will study banking law and practice in the perspective of the changing trade and investment scenario of the country.
This course will study national and international concerns, the bases for them and policy responses to them both within India and internationally. The Third World dilemma between environment and development with special reference to economic approaches and human rights concerns will be considered. The course will analyse the legislative and judicial responses to environmental problems and the administrative system of environment related laws such as air, water, land, forest and hazardous substances laws. Environment advocacy and approaches for using litigation in environment protection will receive special attention.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
This course aims to study the existing (copyright, patent, trademark and designs) and emerging (computer software) forms of intellectual property in terms of Indian law and policy as well as new international demands and trends. Besides, the course will examine the philosophical foundations of recognizing intellectual property rights, its relation with public interest and socio-economic development and the demands of equity and compulsions of international trade.
Business and commerce are so much dependent on risk distribution today that insurance is adopted as an inevitable component of economic development. Starting with a study of life insurance and its administration, this course exposes the student to the expanding horizons of general insurance including fire and marine insurance. The study is comparative in as much as the development of the subject in advanced countries is looked into with the help of decisional law and commercial practice.
TRUST & EQUITY
This course deals with the nature and history of Trusts, different types of Trust and their activities, duties and powers, etc. The course also includes the specific performance and Specific Relief Act, 1963, the nature and history of Equity, the Maxims of Equity, Equitable Remedies, Mortgages, etc.
CONFLICT OF LAWS
With increasing interaction between individuals and institutions belonging to different legal systems, a system of international law evolves to regulate a private relationship which is based on principles common and comparable to different systems. Unified and standardized principles evolved in such transactions by courts and sometimes by legislation constitute the subject of this course. The constitution and rules of equity help shape the system to serve the situations involving conflict of laws. The subject is of increasing interest in modern times. Hence it is taught at NLSIU as a compulsory course in the undergraduate programme.
This is a compulsory course in the final term of under graduate education intended to round off several ideological, moral, social and professional issues which would have arisen in the mind of the student on the nature of legal practice in Indian and international settings. Besides examining the code of professional ethics and etiquette both in theory and in practice, the Course addresses the growing social responsibilities and challenges. In so doing the judiciary will be considered as part of the profession. A special aspect of the course is the study of the problems and prospects of public interest advocacy and internationalisation of legal practice in the changing scenario of law in society and in development.
To encourage specialization in a small way, students of the 5th year are expected to select eight seminar courses out of the total number that are offered in an Academic Year. (Three courses in the XIII Trimester, three courses in the XIV Trimester and two courses in the XV trimester). The following are the list of seminar courses that have been offered during the previous Academic Years. Some of these optional seminar courses are taught by Guest Faculty from other Universities and from the profession.
The list of courses available in a particular trimester will be notified at the end of the previous trimester and students are expected to indicate their choice before they leave for the vacation.
TENTATIVE LIST OF SEMINAR COURSES
International Taxation International Commercial Arbitration
Medical Law and Ethics Infrastructure Contracts
Service Law Telecommunication Law
Affirmative Action Fundamentals of Corporate Law
Law, Accountancy and Financial Management Competition Law
Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring International Criminal Tribunals
Media and the Law Environmental Advocacy
Violence against Women Human Rights & Police Processes
Natural Resources and Energy Law Arbitration Law and Practice
Cyber Crimes Law and Practice Patent Specifications
Economic Crimes Illegal Citizens
Anti-Dumping Law Human Resource Management
Information Technology Law Minority Rights
Bio-technology and Patents Law European Law
Refugee and Humanitarian Law International Aspects of Corporate Tax
Displaced and the Law Dispute settlement in international
Election Law Trade and investment
Law and Economics Feminist Jurisprudence
Science, Technology and Human Rights
Mergers & Acquisitions Law & Accountancy
Law & Scoail Exclusion
SINGLE CREDIT COURSES
To provide opportunities for students to know the contemporary developments in various fields of Law, the single credit courses are also introduced. This is done without disturbing the regular schedule of teaching. These courses comprise of 18 hour lectures spread over a week. This also facilitates the nation's otherwise busy leading professionals and academics from foreign universities to teach at the Law School . These are intensive courses and focus on highly specialised areas of Law. Some of the single credit courses offered at the Law School during the past couple of years include Shipping Law, Economics of Marriage & Divorce, Globalisation, the Environment and Human Rights, Competition Law, Women and Legal Reform, Law and Literature, Intellectual Property Rights, Politics in India, International and Comparative Environmental Law, Admirality Law, Multinational Corporations, South African Constitutional Law, Information Technology Law, Patent Law and Genetic Resources Policy, Patents & Copyright, International Criminal Law, Forensic Science, Inheritance Laws in U.S., etc. The grades obtained in these courses are incorporated in the final transcript of the candidates.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in every course.