B.A.,LL.B.

School of Law & Governance (Seedling School of Law and Governance)

BA LL.B. (Hons.) provides an integral understanding of the interlinkages of the subjects of Arts and Law in their entirety than in specified areas. The course covers a vast domain of the contemporary areas of relevance of art subjects and provides students with an opportunity to focus on social, legal, and political issues, with a strong emphasis on the impact of technology on commerce, corporate governance and management of the emerging market issues in globalizing human and institutional relations.

This programme emphasizes on providing an integrated understanding of law in Economics, Forensic Science, Administration, Mass Media Communication, IPR and Cybernetics. It also provides necessary knowledge which is a prerequisite to obtain certificate of registration in Bar Council of India and undertake any law-related practice.

The courses are delivered through lectures and seminar series involving both professor and student presentations. Students prepare for classroom participation through reading and analysis of cases, and their own research.

Key Information

Duration

5 Years

Eligibility

10+2 any stream or valid score in CLAT.

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Scholarship

As per University norms

Pedagogy

The University has evolved a student-centric learning approach. The methodology of imparting education adopted by the Seedling School of Law & Governance, JNU encourages the students to develop strong knowledge and skills. The School lays emphasis on Mock trials, Debate competitions, Moot court competitions, and many more for the students to develop all the requisite skills.

  • Students receive full-time classroom instruction, which helps them learn and consolidate their understanding of the subjects.. Teaching and Research lessons are provided through presentations, lectures, group discussions, case studies, moot court, seminars and project work. Reading, Writing and Research skills also get developed through class presentations and research based project assignments.
  • Integrating Theory with Practice
  • The University provides reference books, textbooks and other related books designed for independent study in the library.
  • The University updates the program structure from time to time to keep pace with the requirements of the society and prospective employers in business and industry.
  • Assignments, moots and projects will require the students to spend significant time in the Computer lab. All students will have access to a well equipped computer lab for their practical work. The students also have access to Lexis Nexis for research.
  • Moot Court Competitions- Intra and Inter
  • Internship enables the students to experience the rigors of business environment and apply the concepts learnt in classroom in real life situations in organizations.
  • Students are encouraged to pursue projects and subject moots to enhance their learning by applying theoretical concepts to real life situations in the corporate world or at any other work place.
  • Student performance in each course is assessed by means of continuous evaluation. Students will be evaluated on the basis of assignments, seminars, projects and tests.

Programme Structure

  • Legal English-I (Grammar, Legal Terms & Latin Maxims)
  • Political Governance (Concepts and Organisations)
  • Computer Application
  • Legal nd Constitutional History of India
  • Legal Methods
  • Law of Tort (M.V. Accident & Consumer Protection law)
  • Legal English –II (communication and writing skills)
  • Law of Contract-I
  • Economics-I
  • Indian History
  • Jurisprudence
  • Political Theories and Debates
  • Economics-II
  • International Relations
  • World History
  • Constitutional Law-I
  • Law of Crimes-I (Penal Code)
  • Law of Contract-II
  • Economics-III
  • Hindi/ Foreign Language
  • India’s Foreign Policy
  • Law of Crimes-II (Criminal Procedure Code)
  • Constitutional Law-II
  • Sociology and Law
  • Public Administration
  • Criminology, Penology and Victimology
  • Administrative Law
  • Family Law-I
  • Civil Procedure and Limitation Act
  • Law of Evidence
  • Forensic Science and Law
  • Law of Insurance
  • Family Law-II
  • Company Law
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Public Policy and Local Administration in India
  • Interpretation of Statutes
  • Law ofTransfer of Property
  • Principles of Taxation Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Banking Law
  • Labour Law-I
  • Private International Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Special Crimes
  • Law of Land and Real Estates
  • Labour Law-II
  • Public Interest Litigation and Legal Aid
  • Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Competition Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Internship and Diary (Internship with Judiciary /Legislatures/Legal Functionaries/Law firms Companies/Local Self Government/Legal Regulatory Authorities) (January)
  • Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System
  • Law of the Sea
  • Cyber Law /International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law

Career Prospects

  • Lawyers, legal advisers in firms of industries
  • Academicians in universities and colleges
  • Outsourcing of legal services has opened up manifold opportunities for law graduates
  • Legal Consultation as legal experts
  • Writers/ Editors of Law Books/ Journals/ Reports
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