LLM – Master of Laws – Overview

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NLSIU offers One-Year LL.M. Degree programme in two distinct and separate Branches of specialization:
Candidates have an option to join either. The admission to the chosen branch will be however determined by the inter-se ranking at the CLAT. Once admitted to a chosen branch, the admission is final and is not open to change.

Post-Graduate Programme

Academic Calendar
Intake and Reservation
Medals & Prizes
Fee Structure

Course Structure

The LL.M. programme is based on the Trimester system. In each trimester four courses are offered for study. In all these subjects, national and international dimensions are properly highlighted. During the third and last trimester, students will be required to undergo writing dissertation. Students will be required to undergo mandatory internships during the academic break between second and third trimester and also participate in the weekly seminar presentations. These two exercises are part of Curriculum.


As per the CLAT 2015 common rule.

Intake and Reservation [for LL.M. Programme]

At present, the intake capacity of LL.M. Degree Programme shall be 50 (Fifty)
Business Laws 35
Human Rights Laws 15

Sl. No. Category Business Laws
Total – 35 seats
Human Rights Law
Total – 15 seats
1 General Category *



2 Scheduled Caste  (15%)



3 Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)



* 2 seats are horizontally reserved for Specially Abled Persons (SAP)

Interested foreign students may apply directly to the University in the prescribed format available on the NLS Website along with the supporting documents to the Registrar, NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 072, on or before the prescribed date. They will be admitted directly on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination, overall academic record and command over English language. Preference will be given to the candidates from SAARC countries and other developing countries.

Fee Structure [for LL.M. Programme]

Total fee (including refundable deposits)

  • General Category – Rs. 1,89,500/- p.a.
  • SC / ST Category – Rs. 1,86,37500/- p.a.
  • Foreign Nationals – USD 5650

Detailed break-up is available on the NLS website

General information

1. The fees / charges may be revised by the University, but the revised fees / charges will be applied prospectively.

2. The motto of NLSIU is that no one who secures admission to NLSIU shall discontinue studies on account of financial constraints. Keeping this in mind, the NLSIU will provide necessary financial assistance to the needy students.

Note : If a candidate is withdrawing admission on any ground, in any of the courses of the University, only the refundable deposits will be returned. Such candidates will not be eligible to claim refund of any other fees.

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