CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

School of Law

Syllabus for
Master of Law (Constitutional and Administrative Law)
Academic Year  (2022)

 
1 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
LLM133CAL COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW Core Courses 4 4 100
LLM134CAL FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES Core Courses 4 3 100
LLM135CAL CENTRE-STATE RELATIONS AND CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE Core Courses 4 3 100
LLM136CAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Core Courses 4 3 100
LLM137CAL PUBLIC POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT Core Courses 4 3 100
LLM151CAL FOUNDATION COURSE Core Courses 4 2 100
LLM152CAL RESEARCH METHODS AND LEGAL WRITING - 4 4 100
2 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
LLM231CAL GLOBALIZATION, LAW AND JUSTICE Core Courses 4 4 100
LLM232CAL MEDIA LAW Core Courses 4 3 100
LLM233CAL HEALTH LAW Core Courses 4 3 100
LLM234CAL LOCAL SELF - GOVERNMENT LAW Core Courses 4 3 100
LLM253CAL RESEARCH METHODS AND LEGAL WRITING Core Courses 4 4 100
LLM255CAL SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Core Courses 3 2 100
LLM256CAL TEACHING PRACTICE Core Courses 3 2 50
LLM287CAL DISSERTATION Core Courses 4 4 100
    

    

Introduction to Program:

Widely hailed as the grund norm, the Constitution always plays a pivotal role in the arena of public policy and law-making. The values enshrined in it such as the fundamental rights, independent judiciary, rule of law, etc. have invigorated the quality of life of the citizens and constantly kept the rulers on their toes. The relevance of Constitutional and Administrative Law, in this regard, hardly needs an eulogy. In fact, it is an area, pursued in legal circles, with great reverence since a long time.


The Specialization is designed to serve the inquisitive academic minds to take the field to its logical conclusion. Towards this end, it contains various papers including Fundamental Rights, Centre-State Relations, Administrative Law, Media, Health and Education Law, etc.


As one of the top law schools in India, the School of Law of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) offers LLM program as per the UGC guidelines. This program incorporates a rich array of law courses, seminars, experiential learning opportunities, and special events. 


Our distinguished faculty and administration have established ties with various international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations in India and abroad.


This program has a flexible curriculum offering several options in each specialization. Students have the option of selecting their specialization and their area of interest. In addition, each student is encouraged to write a publishable thesis and gain practical experience through internships and other training programs.

Assesment Pattern

·         CIA I – Test/ Assignment                                 – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                – 25%

·         CIA III – MOOC Course/ Assignment           – 10%

·         Attendance                                                          – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                              – 50%

                                                                        TOTAL 100%

Examination And Assesments

·         CIA I – Test/ Assignment                                 – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                – 25%

·         CIA III – MOOC Course/ Assignment           – 10%

·         Attendance                                                          – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                              – 50%

                                                                        TOTAL 100%

LLM133CAL - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The paper intends to undertake a comparative analysis of the growth of public law, structure of governments and polities, legislative process, fundamental rights and the role of the judiciary in USA, UK and France in order to have a better understanding and assessment of the public law principles, practices and institutional mechanisms that work the polity in India

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand and apply the concept and principles of public law in order to assess the performance of governance structures.

CO2: Identify and distinguish between presidential, parliamentary and hybrid forms of government in order to understand the shortcomings and advocate changes.

CO3: Should be able to comprehend the federal, unitary and other structures of governance and advocate changes in governance processes. Analyse the legislative process through comparative study and suggest reforms.

CO4: Assess as to how the fundamental rights have evolved over a period of time in tune with socio, economic & political changes so that people lead a life free from discrimination and exploitation and propose policy changes in this regard.

CO5: To have a comprehensive understanding of the nature and organisation of the Higher judiciary and the process of ?tribunalisation? with their roles and limitations under the constitution and propose reforms with respect to their rationale, structure and functioning.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM134CAL - FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

The first unit deals with the meaning, nature and evolution of fundamental rights; preamble of the Constitution; meaning of ‘State’ under Article 12; the concept of judicial review and constitutionality of statutes. Second unit deliberates on the right to equality and its various dimensions along with idea of reservation through significant case laws. The third unit will explain and examine the various facets of the ‘right to freedom’; ‘rights of accused persons’; ‘protection of life and personal liberty’ and ‘religious and minority rights’,  and  The fourth unit analyses the underlying philosophy of Directive Principles of State Policy and its relation to Fundamental Rights. It seeks to explore the interdependence between the two. 

Objectives:

 

1.      To explain the history and philosophy behind the evolution of fundamental rights. 

2.     To explain and analyse the ‘right to equality’; 

3.      To examine the reach and ambit of ‘right to freedom’; 

4.      To examine the meaning and scope of ‘life and liberty’; 

5.      To Demonstrate an understanding of ‘rights of accused persons’; 

6.      To examine the scope of ‘right to religion’ and ‘minority rights’;

7.    To examine the philosophy of DPSP and its relationship with fundamental rights

Course Outcome

CO 1: Understand the history and philosophy behind the evolution of fundamental rights

CO 2: Explain and interpret the various facets of fundamental rights

CO 3: Explain and analyse the ?right to equality?

CO 4: Examine the reach and ambit of ?right to freedom?

CO 5: Examine the meaning and scope of ?life and liberty?

CO 6: Demonstrate an understanding of ?rights of accused persons?

CO 7: Examine the scope of ?right to religion? and ?minority rights?

CO 8: Examine the philosophy of DPSP and its relationship with fundamental rights

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM135CAL - CENTRE-STATE RELATIONS AND CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course aims at giving the students an insight into the federal structure as envisaged in the Constitution of India and focuses upon educating them about the Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the Centre and the States.

The Course is divided into Seven Units.

Unit-1 aims at familiarizing the students about the historical background of and the nature of federalism in India.  It also gives an understanding of the different forms of Governments. Further, it enables the students to understand the judicial perspective of the Indian federalism.

 Unit-2 gives the students an insight into the Legislative relations between the Union and the States. It also helps the students to understand the principles of interpretation of various lists and the doctrines in relation thereto.

 Unit-3 aims at making the students understand the Administrative relations between the Centre and States in India.

 Unit-4 aims to give the students an insight into the financial relations between the Union and the States in India. The students shall also be introduced to the role of finance commissions in the Centre- State relationship.  Students will also be introduced to the borrowing powers and cooperative federalism.

Unit-5 gives an insight into the freedom of inter-state trade and commerce.

Unit-6 aims to acquaint the students understand the various provisions in the Constitution with regard to the Services under the Union and the States.

Unit-7 aims at familiarizing the students with the various Emergency provisions in the Constitution of India and the relationship between the Centre and States during emergency.

Course Objectives:

1.  To give the students an insight into the federal structure as envisaged in Constitution of India; and

2.  To understand the Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the Centre and the States.

Course Outcome

CO1: To explain the basic concepts, principles, doctrines under the Constitution of India.

CO2: To list out the features of the Constitution of India and different forms of the government.

CO3: To identify, discuss and distinguish between the different forms of the government.

CO4: To trace the historical background of federalism in India.

CO5: To explain the nature of Indian federalism.

CO6: To analyse the Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations between the Centre and the States.

CO7: To describe the principles of interpretation of lists and explain limits of the legislative powers of the Centre and the States.

CO8: To discuss the Services under the Union and the States.

CO9: To examine the relations of Centre and the States during emergency.

CO10: To apply the concepts in understanding the contemporary legal developments.

CO11: To design a research proposal in the field of Centre-State Relations.

CO12: To identify, analyse and propose solutions to the issues involved in the working of Centre and the States.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM136CAL - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

The objective of studying of Administrative law is to understand nature of the administration and the role of law.  Earlier, the functions of the state were so defused and were dealing with sporadic issues such as policing and protection from external aggression. There is a sea change in the philosophy of governance of the state and there is a paradigm shift from laissez faire to welfare state. The welfare state is now to show concern for every issue of the subjects almost from cradle to grave. It proliferates into every aspect of life. The three wings of the state established under the Constitution functions to ensure welfare of the subjects. There is an unprecedented rise in state intervention in an individual’s (whether citizen or non-citizen) life. The Executive play a vital role in administration of state. It is to execute the decisions of the other two wings of the state besides functioning independently. Therefore, the functions of it have increased manifold and continue to increase further. Thus, there has been increase in scope for accumulation of power and functions which has the tendency to corrupt. On the other hand, the legislature functions only for a limited period. It has limited its role to perform formative role and delegate rule making power to the executive. Further, the executive is to play the role of the judiciary inter alia due to piling up of cases and technically different matters paving the way for constitution of special judicial cum administrative bodies called Tribunals. Thus, there is manifold increase in the affairs of the executive and the scope for arbitrary and whimsical exercise of power.  But, equally significant is the role of the ensuring administration of justice even in the parallel systems being developed in the form of administration besides the traditional institutions. In this scenario, to ensure the effective functioning of the wings of the state and other instrumentalities of the executive within the umbrella of the Constitution there has been evolution of the subject of study namely, the Administrative Law.

 

Therefore, administrative law has evolved into a separate branch of law taking into its fold complex and intricate issues and exercise of fundamental principles of law and justice. Its rapid growth in the 20th century is regarded as the most significant development in the field of law. It deals with the adjective form of the legal framework governing public administration and the principles to control executive power to avoid arbitrariness.

 

Course Outcome

CO 1: Identify the nature, scope, necessity and development of Administrative Law.

CO 2: Analyze the working of the administrative adjudication system and control mechanism of administrative discretionary power

CO 3: Provide a critique of the remedies available against administrative actions

CO 4: Analyze the working of the administration vis-à-vis rights of citizens

CO 5: Explain and examine the working of the doctrine of pleasure in India.

CO 6: Examine the role and liability of public undertakings in the light of privatization.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM137CAL - PUBLIC POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Public Policy and Development course broadly consist of 5 units to emphasise on importance of Public Policy in a democratic republic. Unit 1 deals with nature, scope, definition, policy advocacy and goals of public policy; Unit 2 focuses on the health care policy and its evaluation; Unit 3 explains energy and environmental policies and their evaluation; Unit 4 spells out the education policy and its working; Unit 5 illustrates the economic and industrial in the era of globalisation.

This course aims to:

 

Ø  Provide the students with a conceptual understanding of public policy and development;

 

Ø  Explain the students about the working of the actors, institutions, and processes of public policy-making in India;

 

Ø  Develop in the students the analytical tools necessary to think critically about matters associated with the making and implementation of Indian public policy;

 

Ø  Provide the students with an understanding of health care policy;

 

Ø  Impart the students with an overview of energy and environment policy;

 

Ø  Equip the students with understanding of education policy in India; and

Ø  Enhance the understanding of the students about economic and industrial policy in the perspective of globalisation 

Course Outcome

CO 1 : To explain the nature, scope and the concept of public policy and development with reference to India

CO 2 : To identify the nature and scope of health care policy; and analyse them

CO 3: To examine nature, scope and application of energy and environment policy

CO 4: To evaluate the nature and scope of education policy in India.

CO 5: To examine and interpret the application of economic and industrial policy in the perspective of globalization

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM151CAL - FOUNDATION COURSE (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

In order to lay a strong foundation for the study of law at the Post graduate level, this course is designed to give an insight into the nature, purpose , role of law in the society and the various perspectives and critique of law. Further the students will be given a brief understanding of  basics of law and economics and legal research.  Students will also be given an insight into developing various soft skills  in order to enhance their capacities to build a strong foundation for their profession. 

Course Objectives:

  • To give an insight into the nature, purpose, role of law in the society and the various perspectives and critique of law.
  • To give an overview of the nature of judicial process and precedent in English law.
  • To familiarise the students with the basics of law and economics and legal research.
  •  To focus on developing various soft skills required for the legal profession.

Course Outcome

CO1: Explain the various concepts and theories of Jurisprudence.

CO2: Critically analyze the various jurisprudential concepts, doctrines and principles.

CO3: To deliberate on cross cutting issues of national and global importance.

CO4: Explain the juristic views of various legal concepts.

CO5: To identify a research problem and draft a research proposal which in turn will enhance their research skills.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM152CAL - RESEARCH METHODS AND LEGAL WRITING (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course intends to enhance the legal research skills among students. Students would be able to appreciate the nuances of legal research by discussions outlined in Unit I of the syllabus with basics of legal research. Unit II deals with Research problem, hypothesis, Research design and sampling. Unit III deals with Research Methods and tools. Unit IV deals with Tabulation, analysis, interpretation and Report Writing. Unit V deals with Legal Writing.

The main objective of this course is to acquaint the students of LLM with the scientific method of social science research. This course is expected to provide the knowledge of the technique of selection, collection and interpretation of primary and secondary data in socio-legal research. Emphasis would be laid on practical training in writing and publishing a research paper in this course. 

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Survey literature to identify gaps in the existing body of knowledge.

CO2: Students will be able to write a Literature Review.

CO3: Formulate research problem and identify research questions.

CO4: Analyze the issues related to applicability of scientific methods in legal research

CO5: Apply appropriate research method

CO6: Draw appropriate suggestions and conclusions based on sound logical legal reasoning.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM231CAL - GLOBALIZATION, LAW AND JUSTICE (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Description: It is said that we are now living in a global neighborhood, which is not yet global village.  This is the result of the so called “globalization” which refers to those processes that tend to create and consolidate a unified economy, a single ecological system, and a complex network of communications that covers the whole globe, even if it does not penetrate into every part of it.  We find in every discipline studies under the titles global, globalism and globalization but not much in the discipline of law and now it is entering it also.  The process of globalization has its own impact on every discipline and this paper or course intends to study its influence on the discipline of law. The purpose is to sensitize students of law about implications of the process of globalization on basic principles, concepts and ideas underlying the discipline of law. To name a few the concept of law itself, justice, human rights and legal process.  The thrust is to analyze and evaluate them from a global perspective.

 

Objective: The Course aims at providing an understanding of the concept of globalization and it's impact on contemporary society and legal theory. In addition the course seeks to provide a critical perspective of globalization and its impact on issues like human rights, justice, democracy et. al.

Course Outcome

CO1: Explain the conceptual framework of globalisation in general & with particular context to legal development

CO2: Examine the Public and Private International Law governance

CO3: Describe the economic, social, cultural and political impacts of a globalized world.

CO4: To explain the impact of LPG on the development of law and justice

CO5: To analyse Benthamite, Rawls & Pogge?s theory in the context of globalization of law & justice system

CO6: To analyse the role of human rights law in tackling inequalities and the place of legal systems in the wake of globalisation

CO7: To analyse the benefits of globalization as a problem solving tool to contextual situation

CO8: To analyse the concept of Democracy, Rule of Law-and Security issues in the context of a globalized world

CO9: To develop communication skills/ Technical skills/leadership skills to present the issues relating to the globalized world

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
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LLM232CAL - MEDIA LAW (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Media often referred to as the fourth estate plays an important role in creating and moulding public opinion and strengthening of society. A free and an independent press is a sine qua non in a democratic form of government. It acts as a watch dog and maintains checks and balances the relationship between the State and its citizens. The study of media law is very important for students of law as it gives them an insight into the legal, ethical and regulatory framework governing media in India. With the developments in the field of information and communication technologies many issues and challenges are coming to thefore. The course is designed to give an insight into the various facets of media and examines the legal and regulatory framework governing media in India. The course also focuses on the contemporary developments in the field and delves into the issues and challenges posed thereto. Ethics of the press and journalistic integrity will also be dealt with.

The course is divided into four units.

Unit-1 deals with the different aspects of the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression with special emphasis on the freedom of the Press and the restrictions in relation thereto.

Unit -2 focuses on the law relating to Defamation. Further, internet as a platform of free speech, regulation of content on the internet and the regulation of the same has been dealt with under this unit.

Unit-3 focuses on the interface between the freedom of the media and the privacy rights.

   Unit-4 deals with the conceptual as well as statutory provisions pertaining to media ethics and allied aspects.

By the end of the course the student should be able:

1.      To understand the concept of Media, types and theories of mass media.

2.      To trace the historical background of regulation of Press and broadcasting in India.

3.      To understand the Constitutional framework impinging upon the fundamental rights to freedom of Speech and expression in India with special reference to freedom of the press and the fundamental right to privacy.

4.      To summarise and evaluate the latest developments in the field of media law.

5.      To interpret the issues and analyse the principles laid down in the cases in the field of Media law.

6.      To acquaint the students with the importance and necessity of media ethics and develop and appreciate journalistic integrity.

7.      To understand the legal, ethical and regulatory framework governing media in India.

8.    To impart research and analytical skills in the area of media law.

Course Outcome

CO1: Explain the concept, types, theories and organizational set-up of Media.

CO2: Outline the historical background of the freedom of Press and broadcasting in India.

CO3: Compare and distinguish between apparently similar concepts in media law.

CO4: Examine the constitutional framework in relation to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of press, right to privacy.

CO5: Demonstrate the importance and necessity of media ethics and journalistic integrity.

CO6: Analyse the issues raised and the principles laid down in the judgments of the courts in the realm of media law.

CO7: Explain and analyse the legal, ethical and regulatory framework governing Media in India.

CO8: To identify and propose solutions to address the legal issues both at the national and international level in the area of media law.

CO9: Develop research and analytical skills.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM233CAL - HEALTH LAW (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The   matters   relating   to   medicine   and   health   are   as   ancient   as human   civilization   itself,   giving   rise   to   many   legal   and   moral issues   of   varying   degree   at   different   stages   of   advancement   in the   sphere   of   medical   science.    The   advancement   in   the   field   of medical   technology,   though   a   boon   to   the   mankind,   has   its own flip   side.   The   invention   of   pre-natal   diagnostic   techniques, transplantation   of   human   organs,   assisted   reproduction techniques   and   other   medical   procedures   have   forced   new   legal challenges.   Medicine   and   health   are   inter-related   aspects. Administration   of   treatment   is   a   joint   endeavour   of   doctors, para-medical   staff,   state   and   private   agencies,   which   calls   for effective   legal   control   to   protect   the   interest   of   medical   and para-medical   professionals   as   well   as   the   patients.  In the light of the above the course is designed and divided  into eight units and the description of each unit in brief is as follows:

Unit 1 deals with concept of right to health and interrelationship between law and medicine and various issues connected to it.

Unit 2 focuses on the legal framework relating to medicine and health.

Unit 3 describes the legal framework relating to Drugs and Cosmetics.

Unit 4 discusses the laws relating to reproductive health.

Unit 5 deliberates upon the concept of insanity and mental health and laws pertaining to it.

Unit 6 explains the right to health of special categories of people.

Unit 7 deals with forensic medicine.

Unit 8 explains and examines the modern development relating to health law.

 

Objectives: 

The objective of this course is:

  • to impart the students with the knowledge of the relation between law and medicine with special emphasis on legal and moral issues surrounding the administration of treatment and performance of medical procedures in the backdrop of advancement in the sphere of medical technology.

  • to explain the legal framework relating to health and medicine

  • to elucidate the right to reproductive health and connected issues

  • to spell out the medico-legal aspect of law

  • to illustrate the concept of disability and the legal framework thereof

  • to explain the right to health 

  • to explain the concept of insanity and mental health

Course Outcome

CO 1: Explain the concept of right to health and its national and international dimensions

CO 2: Explain the legal framework linked to health and medicine and regimes controlling drugs and cosmetics

CO 3: Analyse the legal framework for the protection of reproductive health

CO 4: Analyse the right to Mental Health and be able to the legal issues regarding insanity

CO 5: Examine the concept and types of disability and law relating to it

CO 6: Analyse the significance of forensic medicine and medico-legal aspect of law.

CO 7: Evaluate modern developments in the field of health law.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM234CAL - LOCAL SELF - GOVERNMENT LAW (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

With the introduction of the Constitution Seventy third and Seventy fourth amendments, India is moving towards the ideal of direct democracy endowing the local bodies with powers of administration in matters of regional and local importance. This change has added new vistas of Indian democracy and it offers an opportunity to translate the Gandhian concept of Gram Swaraj into practice. Necessarily, a person specializing in administrative law has to be equipped with the knowledge on the working of early systems, the present constitutional scheme, and the legislative powers of the State transferring responsibility to local bodies and on the increasing regulatory and financial powers of the local bodies. The nature of the democratic functioning of these elected bodies and the scope of administrative control as well of the judicial control over them are challenging areas for students of administrative law to evaluate and help formulation of new and pragmatic working methods.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To give an insight into the introductory aspects, the historical and philosophical background of the Local Self-Government.
  • To familiarise the students about the Constitutional scheme for the Local Self-Government.
  • To familiarise the students about the structure, powers and functions of the rural Local Self-Government.
  • To give the students an understading about the structure, powers and functions of the Urban Local Self-Government.
  • To address the issues of decentralization and grass root planning of the Local Self Government.
  • To give an insight into the modern dimensions of Local Self Government.

 

 

 

 

Course Outcome

CO1: To understand the introductory aspects, the historical and philosophical background for the Local Self ?Government.

CO2: To discuss the Constitutional scheme for the local self-government.

CO3: To explain the structure, powers and functions of the urban local self government.

CO4: To discuss the issues of decentralization and grass- root planning of the local self-government.

CO5: To analyze the modern dimensions of local self government.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM253CAL - RESEARCH METHODS AND LEGAL WRITING (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course intends to enhance the legal research skills among students. Students would be able to appreciate the nuances of legal research by discussions outlined in Unit I of the syllabus with basics of legal research. Unit II deals with Research problem, hypothesis, Research design and sampling. Unit III deals with Research Methods and tools. Unit IV deals with Tabulation, analysis, interpretation and Report Writing. Unit V deals with Legal Writing.

The main objective of this course is to acquaint the students of LLM with the scientific method of social science research. This course is expected to provide the knowledge of the technique of selection, collection and interpretation of primary and secondary data in socio-legal research. Emphasis would be laid on practical training in writing and publishing a research paper in this course. 

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Survey literature to identify gaps in the existing body of knowledge

CO2: Students will be able to write a Literature Review

CO3: Formulate research problem and identify research questions

CO4: Analyze the issues related to applicability of scientific methods in legal research

CO5: Apply appropriate research method.

CO6: Draw appropriate suggestions and conclusions based on sound logical legal reasoning

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM255CAL - SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course provides an exposure to the students to develop their  writing and presentation skills by presenting a paper on contemporary legal issues and case laws taking stock of the contemporary case law  developments. The course also imparts an experiential learning to the student through participation in legal aid awareness camps in a remote village and to write a report of the experience.  

To implement and evaluate an innovative approach to a law seminar course intended to develop students' presentation skills and encourage them to think critically about contemporary legal issues. Further, the objectives of this course are to enhance verbal and written presentation skills of students and to develop analytical skills as students learn about sides of a contemporary issue in legal practice. The students also enhance their skills in providing peer evaluations Specific School curricular competencies addressed by the course are: (1) maintain professional competence by identifying and analyzing emerging issues; and (2) participate in self-learning and professional development.

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the issues/topics/cases assigned to them.

CO2: Examine and make inferences and find evidences to support generalizations.

CO3: Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on set of criteria.

CO4: Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.

CO5: Identify and collect data to keep up with the latest developments in the area of the topic chosen by them.

CO6: Identify the principles and analyze case laws and develop a critical approach towards assessment of case laws thereby enhancing their academic and professional capabilities.

CO7: Take part in spreading legal awareness, literacy and extension activities.

CO8: Develop and apply better skills in writing and presentation

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
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LLM256CAL - TEACHING PRACTICE (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Course description: The practical course requires the students to take up teaching assignments in their chosen area of specialisation. The students will be allotted to teachers in the respective subject areas under whose supervision the student will have to prepare the lesson plan and conduct classes. The students will be evaluated on the basis of their preparation and performance in the respective classes. 

Course Objectives : To equip the students to teach UG law students and make them understand art of preparing for the classes.

 

Course Outcome

CO 1: Develop and apply better skills in presentation and teaching ·

CO 2: Improve their preparation skills

CO 3: Learn to collect data to keep up with the latest developments in the area of the topic chosen by them

CO 4: The student will be able to prepare a report and comment on the areas of the subject taught by them during teaching. It develops their critical approach to the subject and enhances their capabilities while teaching and in research

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern

LLM287CAL - DISSERTATION (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is designed to test the research prowess of the students and their analytical skills. It is aimed at enabling the students to hone their skills as a researcher that would be of immense help to them in their career.

This subject will help the students to enhance their research, analytical and writing skills.

Course Outcome

CO1: Formulate legal research problem.

CO2: Identify proper research methodology to deal with the legal issue.

CO3: Apply objective, logical legal reasoning to make arguments and arrive at conclusions

CO4: Draft a research report.

Text Books And Reference Books:
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
Evaluation Pattern