| Sexual Violence and the Law

Course Information

  • 2022-23
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.
  • V, IV
  • Jul 2022
  • Elective Course

The objective of this elective course, offered to students enrolled in the IV and V Year of the  B.A., LL.B (Hons.) programme, and students enrolled in the LL.M programme is to discuss  and analyze contemporary developments and debates in laws relating to sexual violence. It will  develop on courses already studied by students, including substantive criminal law, criminal  procedure, and evidence laws. Using both primary and secondary materials, the course aims to  reflect critically on laws governing sexual violence. This includes analyzing concepts such as consent (including conditional consent), the penetrative act requirement, underage sexual  activity, the marital rape exemption, among others. Procedural issues including investigation  and trial processes, medical examination, and recording of evidence will also be discussed.

The course will be discussion oriented. Students will be expected to read and be familiar with  readings assigned for each session. Since this is an advanced course, basic knowledge of the  law will be assumed.


Mrinal Satish
Dr. Mrinal Satish

Professor of Law