FL202 | Family Law II

Course Information

  • 2019-20
  • FL202
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • II
  • Mar 2020
  • Core Course

Family Law II is a foundational course intended to give the student a broad view of the laws relating to testamentary and intestate succession in India. In addition to this, certain topics of personal law which deal with property and related matters such as gifts, wakfs etc will also be covered.

The thrust is not only to provide a basic subject knowledge, but also to develop problem oriented thinking and an analytical approach. In keeping with this, a few sessions have been devoted to exercises and interactive learning.

Workbooks on Hindu Law, Christian Law, Parsi Law and Muslim Law as well as on Construction of Wills will be given when the modules are taken up. A historical perspective of the law, as well as a comparative look at some areas of the law, have also been included to further analytical thinking.

The pedagogical methods that will be followed are primarily: lectures, practical classroom exercises, and problem solving.

The course is divided into 3 modules. The first module consists of a general introduction to family law related to succession and property, and the laws of the Hindu community. Module 2 deals with personal laws of Muslims, as well as the Christians and the Parsis. Module 3 covers the law related to Wills and matrimonial property.


Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas

Professor of Law