LLB

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

This programme is designed to help spread legal knowledge among professionals from other disciplines in this society. Its objectives are to impart legal education to the students from various backgrounds and equip them to perform various roles of professional lawyers beyond the traditional role of litigation. The students will gain knowledge and develop advocacy skills which will help them in achieving their goals and objectives and serve the society. This programme also gives the confidence to the student to argue in the court and present their case.

After completing this programme, students will also acquire and apply legal knowledge to complex socio-legal problems. This course also makes the students eligible for practicing in courts, industries, and companies as a legal practitioner as it equips them with the professional skills required for a legal practice such as argument, pleading, drafting and conveyancing. The student will also develop an attitude of self-reflection. The course prepares the student to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of changing legal contexts and to provide a platform of self-employability. It provides the students with comprehensive awareness about constitutional legislatives and societal transformations and develops clinical abilities to identify interest of students in learning.

Key Information

Duration

3 Years

Eligibility

Graduation in any stream with min.45%

Selection Procedure

Merit + 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(Grammar, Legal Terms & Latin Maxims)
  • Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law- I
  • Legal and Constitutional History of India
  • Legal Methods
  • Law of Tort (M.V. Accident & Consumer Protection Laws)
  • Banking Law
  • Law of Contract- I
  • Constitutional Law-II
  • Environmental Law
  • Labour Law- I
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Family Law-I
  • Law of Transfer of Property
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Labour Law-II
  • Law of Crimes-I (Penal Code)
  • Law of Contract-II
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Law of Insurance
  • Law of Crimes–II (Criminal Procedure Code)
  • Jurisprudence
  • Company Law
  • Principles of Taxation Law
  • Drafting, Pleading and conveyancing
  • Administrative Law
  • Public International Law
  • Civil Procedure and Limitation Act
  • Law of Evidence
  • 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 Sea/Law of War
  • Cyber Law/ Animal Protection Law

Career Prospects

The programme makes students eligible to get enrolled as advocates and take up competitive exams to become judicial officers. After completion of this programme students become eligible to go for Higher Studies like LL.M. in India or abroad. This programme also provides graduates the opportunity to take up a career in Armed forces as Judge Advocate General (JAG), etc.

  • Judges, lawyers, legal advisers in firms of industries
  • Law academicians in universities and colleges
  • Legal experts for Legal Consultation
  • Writers/ Editors of Law Books/ Journals/ Reports
  • Outsourcing of legal services has opened manifold opportunities for law graduates.

Applying for Admissions 2021

BA LLB/BBA LL.B/LLB(3): all compulsory law subjects prescribed by BCI are taught ; Civil Laws, Criminal Laws, International Laws, Laws relating to Intellectual Property Rights, Constitutional law, Business Laws, Competition Law, Cyber Law etc. and their procedural aspects.

LL.M: Criminal Law and Business Law

Lecture method/group discussions with the help of smart classes.

Yes. It is mandatory for the students to participate in the subject moot courts in every semester.

The students have mandatory internship programmes/mooting/projects included in their curriculum. Regular court visits are also conducted by the School.

Yes

Various activities are organized by the School:

  • Prof. V.S Mani Memorial International Law Moot court Competition is organized every year.
  • Various guest lectures and seminars are organized on topics such as International Law, Property Law, Space Laws, Artificial Intelligence etc.
  • Intra-Department Sports cum Academic Festival (GESETZ) is organized.
  • MUN conferences are organized every year.
  • Students can appear for competitive exams like Judicial Examinations/UPSC after the completion of their 3 or 5 year integrated courses.
  • A promising career in Corporate/ Legal firms.
  • Law Officers in Government/Private Institutes or Nationalized/Private Banks.
  • Career in Academics.
  • Legal journalism
  • Master of Laws
  • Diploma/ Certificate Courses.

Yes. Students are asked to participate in moot courts, regular legal drafting classes and the court visits are conducted.

75%

Yes, students go for their internships every year on the recommendation of the School.

Yes, we do provide campus placements through firms like ASM chambers ,Shriram Finance, etc and we prepare students for their interviews by arranging special lectures for the said purpose.

Two branches are there in LL.M : Criminal Law and Business Law

Yes, they are appointed as per UGC norms through selection committee.

6 lectures (55mins.) a day. No, the students are not allowed to go outside the campus till the classes get over, i.e. 3:30 p.m.

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