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Syllabus for
Master of Law - LLM (Intellectual Property and Trade Law)
Academic Year  (2020)

 
1 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
LLM132IPL COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW 4 4 100
LLM133IPL INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW 4 3 100
LLM134IPL COMPETITION LAW 4 3 100
LLM135IPL LAW OF E-COMMERCE 4 3 100
LLM136IPL LAW OF COPYRIGHT 4 3 100
LLM151IPL FOUNDATION COURSE 4 2 100
LLM152IPL RESEARCH METHODS AND LEGAL WRITING 4 4 100
2 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
LLM231IPL GLOBALIZATION, LAW AND JUSTICE 4 4 100
LLM232IPL INVESTMENT LAWS 4 3 100
LLM233IPL LAW OF PATENTS AND DESIGNS 4 3 100
LLM234IPL LAW OF TRADEMARKS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS 4 3 100
LLM251IPL SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 3 2 100
LLM252IPL TEACHING PRACTICE 3 2 50
LLM281IPL DISSERTATION 4 4 100
        

  

Assesment Pattern

Continuous internal assessments for theory course 50%, end semester examination 50%

Examination And Assesments

Continuous internal assessments for theory course 50%, end semester examination 50%

Department Overview:
School of Law, Christ University (SLCU), Bangalore, is a part of Christ University, Bangalore, which was founded and is administered by Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). CMI, the first indigenous Catholic religious congregation of India with a membership of 2000, renders its service to humanity in educational, social, healthcare and other activities. The parent university, a premier educational institution, is an academic fraternity of individuals dedicated to the motto of excellence and service and already has a proven history of success in the field of education. Though it is a minority institution, Christ University maintains a secular outlook towards education. Students of all castes, religions, creeds and languages are encouraged to be a part of this temple of learning.
Mission Statement:
Vision: Excellence and Service. Mission: To create and proactively generate in-depth legal knowledge in the student community so that they can transfer their knowledge acquired to the larger benefits of the society in accordance with professional ethics and values.
Introduction to Program:
The course is designed with sufficient emphasis on the practical nuances that emerge out of the theoretical underpinnings of both international trade and intellectual property laws. This specialisation is devised to serve the interests of students who seek to practice an international career that addresses the real-time issues relating to intellectual property and international trade.
Program Objective:
Programme Objectives: 1. To impart knowledge in the specific areas of law and gain advanced insight into the subjects. 2. To foster an understanding of the latest legal developments in the area of Constitutional and Administrative law, Corporate and Commercial Law and Intellectual Property and Trade Law. 3. To real-time and evaluate the current legal issues and propose solutions. 4. To prepare them for taking up teaching as a career. 5. To contribute to society through legal aid and awareness camps. 6. To inculcate Research ethics and also contribute to the holistic development of the students. Programme Outcomes: 1. To demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts, principles, doctrines and theories in their respective specialisations. 2. To enhance their researching skills and aid them to contribute to academic research and publications. 3. To apply the skills of interpretation in advocacy and policy making. 4. To enhance their presentation and teaching abilities. Programme specific outcomes: 1. To enable an understanding of the basic concepts and contemporary legal developments in the area of Intellectual Property and Trade Law. 2. To enable them to take up challenging careers as specialists in the realm of Intellectual Property law discipline. 3. To contribute to the academic research and publication in the field of Intellectual property and Trade law. 4. To enhance their competency in academics and research and equip them to take up IP teaching

LLM132IPL - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The first unit introduces the student to a fundamental   understanding of the term public law by contrasting with the realm of private law and the relationship between the two streams of law. The study traces the evolution of the public law concept from the ancient times to the present and seeks to draw a distinction between the public law and private law.  The study will assess the scope of public law in a world where the trend of retreating public law as well as the phenomenon of advancing public law can be discerned.  The study explores and identifies the basic concepts underlying a robust public law framework and the emerging concepts in administrative law such as public accountability. The second unit encompasses a study of the presidential and parliamentary forms of government. It studies the forms of governance in France, United Kingdom, India and the United States of America and imparts a comparative study of these systems. The third unit deals with the evolution of fundamental rights in USA, France, India and the United Kingdom. The fourth unit deals with the organisation of the legislative and executive powers in the four jurisdictions and the extent and interrelationship between these powers. The fifth unit deals with the organisation of the judiciary and the judicial process. It delves into the basic concepts underlying the judicial process and critically evaluates the increasing tribunalisation of justice. The doctrine of basic structure is studied in the context of the ambit of judicial review. The paper intends to provide a comparative analysis about the structure of government, legislative process and the role of the judiciary to have better understanding of the Indian polity.

 

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this Unit students will be able to:

1. Understand the concept of public law and its various branches. Further the

students will be provided with information as to how public law differs from

private law and how principles of accountability are important in public law.

2. Distinguish between presidential and parliamentary forms of government

including federal and unitary government.

3. Learn as to how the fundamental rights have evolved overhead a period of time

as socio, economic & political necessity in order that people in a given State will

lead a peaceful and prosperous life with others free from discrimination and

exploitation.

4. Locate and understand the various legislative powers that are vested with the

central and state governments under the Indian constitution including the

subjects that are listed under schedule 7 as union, state and concurrent list and

how the laws can be enacted within their sphere of competence.

5. To have a comprehensive view of the nature and organisation of the higher

judiciary with their roles and limitations under the constitution and also how

important the judiciary is in governance perspective

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Public Law and Governance
 

1.1.          1.1. Nature of Public Law

1.2.          1.2.   Distinction between Public and Private law

1.3.          1.3.  Scope of Public law – Constitutional law, Administrative law and Criminal law

1.4.            1.4. Basic concepts of Public Law

1.5.            1.5. Principles of Accountability and Public Law

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Basic Principles of Organisation of Government and Forms of Government
 

2.1         Presidential and Parliamentary forms of Government

2.2         Federal and Unitary Governments

2.3         Government under the U.S. Constitution

2.4         Basic principles underlying Government in France

2.5         Nature of Government in U.K.

2.6         Comparative and differentiating features of governance in India, U.K., U.S.A. and France.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Nature and Role of Fundamental Rights in Public Law
 

3.1         Evolution of Fundamental Rights in U.K., U.S.A., France and India

3.2         Scope of Fundamental Rights in U.S.A.

3.3         Role of Fundamental Rights in U.K.

3.4         Nature and scope of Rights in France

3.5         Limits to Fundamental Rights

3.6         Public Interest litigation, significance of human rights commissions

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Organisation of the Legislature and the Executive
 

4.1         Organization of Legislature and distribution of legislative powers

4.2         Nature of Legislative Process

4.3         Extent of Executive Powers

4.4         Emergency powers

4.5         Relation between Legislative and Executive powers

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Judiciary and Judicial Process
 

5.1.       Organization of the judiciary

5.2.       Judicial Review and its implementation

5.3.       Basic principles of Judicial Process, Precedents, Stare decisis

5.4.       Evolution and functioning of Tribunals; droit administratiff

5.5.       Theory of Basic Structure

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      A.V.Dicey, Introduction to the Study of Constitution.

2.      Brandt, E.M.; An Introduction to Constitutional Law ; Oxford University Press

3.      Bernard Schwartz Commentary on American Constitution

4.      Bhagwan Vishnoo, Bhushan Vidya, World Constitutions

5.      Cane, Peter; Administrative Law ; Oxford University Press

6.      Dauglus W.O, Studies in Indian and American Constitutional Law.

7.      E.S.Venkataramaiah, Federalism Comparative Study

8.      Finer, S.E.; Comparative Government ; Penguin Books

9.      Godfrey and Blondel, The French Constitution and Government.

10.  Jain, M.P.; Indian Constitutional Law ; LexisNexis

11.  K.C.Wheare, Modern Constitutions.

12.  Loughlin, Martin; The Idea of Public Law; Oxford University Press

13.  Mason and Beany, American Constitutional law

14.  Rodney Brazier, Constitutional Practice.

15.  Rotunda and Nowak, Treatise on American Constitution.

16.  Singh, M. P.; V.N Shukla’s Constitution of India; Eastern Book Company

17.  Tom Ginsburg, Rosalind Dixon, Comparative Constitutional Law

18.  Vicki C. Jackson, Mark V. HYPERLINK "http://www.google.co.in/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22Mark+V.+Tushnet%22"Tushnet, Comparative Constitutional Law

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

 

1.      A.V.Dicey, Introduction to the Study of Constitution.

2.      Brandt, E.M.; An Introduction to Constitutional Law ; Oxford University Press

3.      Bernard Schwartz Commentary on American Constitution

Evaluation Pattern

SCHEME OF VALUATION

·         CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation            – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                  – 25%

·         CIA III – Research Topic                                                     – 10%

·         Attendance                                                                            – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                                                – 50%

                                                                                                    TOTAL 100%

 

 

LLM133IPL - INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

International Trade Law has two aspects: public and private. The public aspect deals with the harmonization  and coordination of national commercial policies and private aspect seeks  to   provide  a legal framework  for  International  commercial  transactions  between  individuals  belonging  to  different  nationalities.  This course covers both public and private aspects.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global institution seeking to harmonize and coordinate national commercial policies. It stands for the promotion of free trade among nations whereby goods and services can move freely across national frontiers.  The course will mainly focus on the WTO with incidental references to other important regional institutions such as European Union, North American Free Trade Area etc. The WTO, as an institution administers many Multilateral Trade Agreements (MTAs) and a few Plurilateral Trade Agreements (PTAS).  The presence of a dispute settlement mechanism which de facto has compulsory jurisdiction over all the disputes which may arise between  member states has distinguished  the WTO from other global institutions; and it is often said that thanks to this unique system, the power-oriented diplomacy has given way to rule-based system.  The Appellate Body(AB) which is at the centre of the dispute settlement mechanism has significantly contributed to the development of International Trade Law.  International Trade Law, as applied to international commercial transactions is characterized by Prof. Schmitthoff as “transnational commercial law”.  This system comprises of general Private International Law principles, international conventions unifying national commercial laws and national legislations there under and also the customary practices developed by international mercantile community represented by bodies such as International Chamber of Commerce.  Globalization of national economies, which we have been witnessing, requires a distinct transnational law, recognized and enforced by national courts.  The course has one UNIT on transnational commercial law. 

India as a member of the WTO is under a legal obligation to promote free trade with other states in accordance with the WTO Agreements.  India has panoply of legislations through which this obligation is discharged.  The Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, Customs Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act etc and elaborate delegated legislations under these enactments constitute the legal regime through which international trade policies of the Government of India are implemented.

Course Objectives:

 1.  To familiarize the students about the World Trade Organization and its role in International trade.

2.  To give an insight into the Origin of the WTO, sources of WTO law, structure, functions, dispute settlement mechanism, principles of the WTO, dumping and anti-dumping and allied matters related thereto.

3.  To familiarize the students about the various agreements entered into under the auspices of the WTO.

4.  To acquaint the students with the transnational commercial law covering history of lexmercatoria, UNDROIT and UNCITRAL, International Sales Contract, Structure and features of the Vienna Convention.  To give an over-view of law relating to   International Carriages, multi-modal transportation, International payments, Role of ICC, International commercial arbitration and the related matters thereto.

5.  To give an over- view of the law and policy of India in relation to international trade.

 

 

Learning Outcome

On the completion of the course the students will be able to:

1. To discuss the structure, functions, sources of WTO.

2. To trace the historical background of WTO.

3. To discuss and analyze the principles of WTO law.

4. To analyze the dispute settlement mechanism of WTO

5. To discuss various agreements entered into under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.

6. To explain the international sales transactions and allied matters related thereto.

7. The students will also be familiarized with FDI, Customs Act, SEZ’s in relation to International trade.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION- I
 

1.1.            Introduction to International trade and the law of the WTO, Sources of WTO Law, Basic rules and principles of WTO Law

1.2.            Economic Theories of   free trade-Absolute Advantage theory; Comparative Advantage theory; Heckscher–Ohlin theory; Leontief Paradox and New trade theory

1.3.            Historical background- of WTO- Evolution of GATT as a trading institution and transition of GATT to WTO; Marrakesh Agreement

1.4.            WTO as an International institution- Origin of WTO; Mandate of WTO; Membership of WTO; Institutional structure of the WTO; Decision-making in the WTO; Other Issues-status of WTO; budget of WTO.

1.5. WTO Dispute Settlement - Dispute Settlement Understanding; Principles of dispute      settlement; Institutions of WTO settlement; WTO dispute settlement proceedings; Main challenges to the WTO dispute settlement system

1.6. Principles of Non-discrimination-Most favored nation treatment and National  treatment obligation.

1.7.  Dumping-Anti-dumping Measures

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION-II
 

2.1.WTO jurisprudence on TBT and SPS Agreements-Agreement on Sanitary and Phy to Sanitary Measures; Agreement on Technical barriers to Trade

2.2. WTO and environment protection.

2.3.  General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATs) - Meaning of trade in services. General   obligations. Specific obligations. Financial services. Telecommunication services, India and the GATs.

2.4. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) - IPRS covered by TRIPs. Rights of patentees under the TRIPs. Compulsory licensing. Public health and the TRIPs. Indian response to the TRIPs.

2.5. Agreement on Agriculture

2.6. Trade Related Investment Measures (TRIMS)

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
TRANSNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS AND RESOLUTION
 

3.1.Transnational Commercial Laws:  Meaning and scope of Transnational Commercial Law.  Evolution of Law Merchant. Sources of Transnational Commercial Law. Movement towards unification of national commercial laws. UNIDROIT and UNCITRAL.

3.2  International   Carriages- Carriage of goods by sea; Carriage by air; Multimodal transportation.

3.3  International Sales of goods- Vienna Convention on Contract for International Sale of Goods; Drafting of International Commercial contracts- an Introduction.

3.4  International Payments- The role of International Chamber of Commerce in the development of Transnational  Commercial Laws; Uniform Customs and Practices on Documentary Credits.

3.5  International Commercial Arbitration. UNCITRAL Model Law on International commercial arbitration. Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996; Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
LAW AND POLICY ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT- INDIAN PERSPECTIVE
 

4.1 Introduction to Law and Policy of Export-Import Trade in India

4.2. Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992.

4.3. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

4.4. Special Economic Zones and International trade

4.5. Law relating to Customs- Customs Act, 1962

4.6. Foreign Investment in India-Liberalization in the nineties. Foreign Investment Promotion Board. Current issues relating to foreign direct investment.

4.7. The Industries(Development and Regulation) Act and its application.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      A.G. Benjamin’s Sale of Goods (6thedn, London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1995)

2.      B.Griffin, Day & Griffin, The Law of International Trade (3rdedn, London: Butterworths Lexis Nexis, 2003)

3.      BhagirathLal Das, The WTO: a guide to framework for International Trade.

4.      C. Debattista, Sale of Goods carried by Sea (2ndedn, London: Butterworth’s, 1998)

5.      Carole Murray, David Holloway, Schmitthoff’s export trade: The Law & Practice of International Trade.

6.      Daniel L. Bethlehem, Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law.

7.       Dr. NeerajVarshney, Anti-dumping measure- Law, Practice & Procedure, Indian case laws, 2007 edition.

8.       From GATT to the WTO: the multilateral trading system in the new millennium by World Trade Organization Secretariat, Graduate Institute of International studies (Geneva, Switzerland.

9.      Indira Carr& Richard Kidner, Statutes and Conventions on International Trade Law, 4th edition, Routledge Cavendish.

10.   Jackson, John H. and Edwin A. Vermulst, Anti-Dumping Law and Practice

11.  Jason C.T. Chauh, Law of International Trade, Fourth Edition, Sweet and Maxwell, South Asian Edition, 2011.

12.  JayantaBagchi, WTO: An India Perspective, Second edition, Eastern Law house.

13.   JF. Wilson, Carriage of Goods by Sea, (5thedn, Harlow, Pearson education, 2004).

14.  K.R. Gupta, A study of WTO, Second revised edition, Atlantic publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd.

15.   M.G.  Bridge, International Sale of Goods: Law and Practice, (oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

16.  Michael J. Trebilcock, Robert Howse, The Regulation of International Trade

17.   Michael K. Levine, Inside International Trade Policy formulation

18.   Nicholas Kouladin, Principles of Law relating to International Trade, Springer, 2006.

19.   P. Sellman, The Law of International Trade, 150 leading Cases (2nd 3dition, London: Old Bailey Press, 2004)

20.  P.Todd, Cases and Materials on International Trade Law (1stedn, London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2003)

21.  Palmeter, N. David; Mavroidis, Petros C., Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization: Practice and Procedure.

22.  Raj Bhalla, International Trade Law: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, Lexis Publishing, 2001.

23.   Rao M B, WTO & International Trade, 2nd edition, Vikas Publishing House Pvt.Ltd

24.   Rene David, Arbitration in International Trade, Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, Netherlands, 1985.

25.  Schnitzer, Simone, Understanding International Trade law, Universal Publishing House, 2007

26.  VibhaMathur, WTO and India.

27.   WTO AnalyticaL Index: Guide to WTO Law and Practice, WTO Geneva 2003

28.  Andrew T. Guzman and JoustPauwelyn. International Trade Law: Cases and Materials, Aspen Publishers. Aspen Publishing, 2009.

29.  Parthapratim Pal, International Trade and India, Oxford publications.

30.  Clive M. Schmitthoff's Select Essays on International Trade Law, Kluwer academic publishers.

31.  John J. Parker, Drafting of an International Sales Contract: Problems and Remedies. University of North Carolina, chapel Hill.,

32. Gabriel Moens, Peter Gillies, International Trade and Business: Law, Policy and Ethics, Cavendish Publishing house,        2005

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

ARTICLES:

1.       Andrew T. Guzman. "Dispute Resolution in SPS Cases"Ten Years of WTO Dispute Settlement. Ed. Horovitz, Moulis, and Steger. London: International bar Association, 2007. 215-233.
Available at:
http://works.bepress.com/andrew_guzman/4

2.       B.S.Chimni, WTO and Environment-Shrimp Turtle and EC-Hormone Cases, Economic & PolitiCCL weekly, Vo. 35, No. 20, PP.1752-1761.

3.       David Palmeter&Petros C. Maurois, The WTO Legal System, Sources of Law,The American Journal of International Law, Vol.92, No.3 (July 1998) PP. 398-418

4.        Debra P. Steger & Peter van den bossche, WTO dispute settlement, emerging practice and procedure, www.jstor.org/stable/25659196

5.       Harold J. Berman, Law of International Trade: Contract, Custom and Codification, Harvard International Review, Vol.6, No.3 (December 1983), pp.44-46, http://www. Jstor.org/stable/42759682

6.       INGEBORG SCHWENZER and PASCCL HACHEM The CISG, Successes and pitfall, The American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 57, No. 2 (SPRING 2009), pp. 457-478

7.       John. H. Jackson, Robert E. Huedec, Donald Davis, The Role and effectiveness of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, Brooking Trade Forum (2000) pp. 179-236.

8.       John.H. Jackson, Case of  the WTO, pp. 437-454), http://www.jstor.org/stable/25144810

9.        K Iida,  WTO dispute settlement effective, www.jstor.org/stable/27800522

10.    K. Ravi Srinivas, WTO and Asbestos: Dispute Settlement at work,  Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 36 (Sep. 8-14, 2001), pp. 3442-3447

11.    Marc. L. Busch and Eric Reinhardt, Three’s  A crowd, Third Parties and Dispute  Settlement, World Politics, Vol. 58, No. 3 (Apr., 2006), pp. 446-477

12.    Michael M. Weinstein, Steve Charnovitz, The Greening of the WTO,Foreign Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 6 (Nov. - Dec., 2001), pp. 147-156

13.    P.   M. Roth, Passing of Risk, The American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 27, No. 2/3, Unification of International Trade Law: UNCITRAL's First Decade (Spring - Summer, 1979), pp. 291-310

14.    P.Ranjan, Applicable law in the dispute settlement body of the WTO, Vol. 44, No. 15, Apr. 11 - 17, 2009  Economic and Political Weekly.

15.    Steve Charnovitz, Environment and Health under WTO Dispute settlement, The International Lawyer, Vol. 32, No. 3, Symposium on the First Three Years of the WTO Dispute Settlement System (FALL 1998), pp. 901-92

16.    Thomas J. Shoenbaum, International Trade and protection of the Environment, The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 91, No. 2 (Apr., 1997), pp. 268-313

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

 

·         CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation            – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                  – 25%

·         CIA III – Research Topic                                                     – 10%

·         Attendance                                                                            – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                                                – 50%

                                                                                                    TOTAL 100%

LLM134IPL - COMPETITION LAW (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The processes of globalization and liberalization have brought a considerable awareness towards improving the competitive process in developing economies such as India. Until recently most of the developing countries operated without a structured competition policy, and have justified the intervention by the state over economic activities. India owing to its WTO obligations enacted Competition Act, 2002. The course seeks provide fundamentals of market economy and extensive knowledge of application of competition policy in India.

 The course aims to study the developments of the policy of free and fair competition in India. The course will provide an analysis of the legal developments, from MRTP to the Competition Act. The course will analyze the progress of the Competition Law in various legal systems and also determine the role of WTO in its policies.

 

Course Objectives :

  • To equip students with an understanding of principles of Competition law, together with the ability to subject it to critical, legal and economic analysis.
  • To provide an understanding of fundamentals of market economy and extensive knowledge of application of competition policy on such systems in India.
  • To study the developments of the policy of free and fair Competition in India in the light of latest  legal developments, from MRTP to the Competition Act.
  • To study and understand the working of Competition Law Enforcement and compare the same with US and EU.
  • To compare substantive laws relating to Competition in India, EU and US, including the control of monopoly and oligopoly, merger control, anti-competitive agreement and abuse of dominant position.

Learning Outcome

Upon the successful completion of this course, the students will be able

·         To appreciate  the economic theory, practice and analytic tools that underpin and inform Competition law and policy

·         To analyze how Competition Law facilitates the promotion of free Competition and acts as an instrument in regulating the markets.

·         To apply the law to solve practical problems concerning the control of anti-competitive practices

·         To critically appreciate the strategies and mechanisms of Competition law enforcement agencies in India and abroad.

 

·         To research Independently and evaluate solutions to more complex Competition law, Economic, Legal and enforcement issues, through interdisciplinary learning

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
INTRODUCTION TO COMPETITION LAW
 

  1.1.            Concept of market, Open market- Regulated market, Market functions of role of competition law

   1.2.            Nature & Scope of competition law and policy

   1.3.            Evolution & Growth of competition law

   1.4.            Theoretical foundations of competition law

   1.5.          Competition Act, 2002- overview, definitions and ideas of agreement, dominant position, combination and effects of anti- competitive activities

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
ANTI- COMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS
 

2.1.Anti-competitive agreements: Concept, forms and treatment in India

2.2.   Parallel import

2.3.   Treatment of anti- competitive agreements under USA, EU, UK, Australia

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION
 

3.1.  Abuse of dominant position: Concept, forms and treatment in India

3.2.   Essential facilities doctrine

3.3.   Refusal and abuse of dominant position.

3.4.   Pricing strategies and abuse of dominant position

3.5.   Treatment of abuse of dominant position under USA, EU, UK, Australia

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
COMBINATIONS
 

4.1.   Combinations:  Concept, forms, reasons and regulatory framework in India

4.2.    Different tests for studying the impacts of combinations in the market

4.3.    Unilateral and co- ordinate effects of combinations

4.4.    Foreclosure

4.5.    Failing firm

4.6.    Creeping acquisitions

4.7.    Regulation of Cross- border combinations

4.8.   Treatment of combinations under USA, EU, UK, Australia

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:4
COMPETITION COMMISSION OF INDIA
 

5.1.   Composition, powers and function of CCI

5.2.   Role of the DG

5.3.   Appellate Tribunal

5.4.   Penalties and remedies

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
IPR AND COMPETITION LAW
 

6.1. Theoretical basis of IPR and Competition law

6.2. TRIPs and its impact on competition law regime

6.3. Abuse of IPR and competition law (agreements, abuse of dominant position, combination)

6.4. Doctrine of exhaustion and its treatment

6.5.Modern trend to the conflict in IPR and Competition law

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:8
INVESTMENT AND COMPETITION LAW
 

7.1.   WTO norms for investment

7.2.   OECD guidelines in investment

7.3.   FDI policies and it’s impacts on Competition in domestic market

7.4.   Regulation of FDI in India, USA, EU, UK, Australia

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:8
MODERN DIMENSIONS OF COMPETITION LAW
 

8.1.   WTO and its impacts on Competition Laws with reference to UNCTAD

8.2.   International enforcement and judicial assistance

8.3.   Applicability of competition law into agricultural sector

8.4.   Dumping

8.5.   State aid

8.6.   Recession

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      Alexandra Karmerling, Restrictive Convenants Under Common And Competition Law: London Sweet And Maxwell 2007.

 

2.      Alphen aan den Rijn, The reform of EC competition law : new challenges

 

3.      Avtar Singh; Competition Law; Eastern Law House, 2012-11-27

 

4.      Competition Law and Cartels ICFAI University,

 

5.      Competition Law in India; Srinivasan Parthsarthy; Wolter Kluwer, 2012

 

6.      Competition Law-Emerging Trends: ICFAI University

 

7.      D P Mittal, Competition Law and Practice : New Delhi Taxmanns Allied Services 2008

 

8.      Dabbah, Maher M,.EC and UK competition law : commentary, cases, and materials /Cambridge, UK

 

9.      Dugar,S.M ,Guide to Competition Law : Containing commentary on Competition Act, MRTP Act & Consumer Protection Act LexiNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur, 2010

 

10.  Furse, Mark., Competition law of the EC and UK,  Oxford University Press, 2008

 

11.  Gurbax Singh, Law of Consumer Protection.

 

12.  Haracoglou, Irina, Competition law and patents : a follow-on innovation perspective in the biopharmaceutical industry Cheltenham, UK

 

13.  Haracoglou, Irina, Competition law and patents : a follow-on innovation perspective in the biopharmaceutical industry Cheltenham, UK ;

 

14.  Indian Competition Law: An International Perspective; Suzanne Rab; CCH - A Wolters Kluwer Business, 2012

 

15.  Ioannis, N Kessides, Reforming Infrastructure: Privatization, Regulation, and Competition, Washington D C World Bank 2004.

 

16.  Law of Monopolistic, Restrictive and Unfair Trade Practices, Wadhwa & Co.

 

17.  Ritter European ,Competition Law: A Practitioners Guide Netherlands Kluwer Law International 2004

 

18.  Martin Smith, Competition Law-Enforcement and Procedure, Oxford University Press 2001.

 

19.  Renato Nazzini, Concurrent Proceedings in Competition Law, Oxford University Press 2007

 

20.  Rodger, Barry J. Competition law and policy in the EC and UK London : Cavendish, 1999

 

21.  Rodriguez, A. EThe limits of competition policy : the shortcomings of antitrust in developing and reforming economies Aspen Pub, 2010

 

22.  T Ramappa, Competition Law in India: Policy, Issues, and Developments, New Delhi Oxford University Press 2006

 

23.  Taxmann’s Guide to Competition Act.

 

24.  Telecommunications, Broadcasting and the Internet EU Competition Law and Regulation  London : Thomson Reuters Limited,

 

25.  Van Der Jones Woude, Ec Competition Law Handbook, Lib London Sweet And Maxwell

 

26.  Vinod Dhall ,Competition Law Today: Concepts, Issues, and the Law in Practice New Delhi Oxford University Press 2007

 

27.  Vinod Dhall, Competition Law Today, Oxford University Press.

 

28.  Whish, Richard, Competition law, Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

29.  Yang-Ching Chao , International And Comparative Competition Law And Policies India Kluwer Law International 2008

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.      Alexandra Karmerling, Restrictive Convenants Under Common And Competition Law: London Sweet And Maxwell 2007.

2.      Alphen aan den Rijn, The reform of EC competition law : new challenges

3.      Avtar Singh; Competition Law; Eastern Law House, 2012-11-27

4.      Competition Law and Cartels ICFAI University,

5.      Competition Law in India; Srinivasan Parthsarthy; Wolter Kluwer, 2012

6.      Competition Law-Emerging Trends: ICFAI University

7.      D P Mittal, Competition Law and Practice : New Delhi Taxmanns Allied Services 2008

8.      Dabbah, Maher M,.EC and UK competition law : commentary, cases, and materials /Cambridge, UK

9.      Dugar,S.M ,Guide to Competition Law : Containing commentary on Competition Act, MRTP Act & Consumer Protection Act LexiNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur, 2010

10.  Furse, Mark., Competition law of the EC and UK,  Oxford University Press, 2008

11.  Gurbax Singh, Law of Consumer Protection.

12.  Haracoglou, Irina, Competition law and patents : a follow-on innovation perspective in the biopharmaceutical industry Cheltenham, UK

13.  Haracoglou, Irina, Competition law and patents : a follow-on innovation perspective in the biopharmaceutical industry Cheltenham, UK ;

14.  Indian Competition Law: An International Perspective; Suzanne Rab; CCH - A Wolters Kluwer Business, 2012

15.  Ioannis, N Kessides, Reforming Infrastructure: Privatization, Regulation, and Competition, Washington D C World Bank 2004.

16.  Law of Monopolistic, Restrictive and Unfair Trade Practices, Wadhwa & Co.

17.  Ritter European ,Competition Law: A Practitioners Guide Netherlands Kluwer Law International 2004

18.  Martin Smith, Competition Law-Enforcement and Procedure, Oxford University Press 2001.

19.  Renato Nazzini, Concurrent Proceedings in Competition Law, Oxford University Press 2007

20.  Rodger, Barry J. Competition law and policy in the EC and UK London : Cavendish, 1999

21.  Rodriguez, A. EThe limits of competition policy : the shortcomings of antitrust in developing and reforming economies Aspen Pub, 2010

22.  T Ramappa, Competition Law in India: Policy, Issues, and Developments, New Delhi Oxford University Press 2006

23.  Taxmann’s Guide to Competition Act.

24.  Telecommunications, Broadcasting and the Internet EU Competition Law and Regulation  London : Thomson Reuters Limited,

25.  Van Der Jones Woude, Ec Competition Law Handbook, Lib London Sweet And Maxwell

26.  Vinod Dhall ,Competition Law Today: Concepts, Issues, and the Law in Practice New Delhi Oxford University Press 2007

27.  Vinod Dhall, Competition Law Today, Oxford University Press.

28.  Whish, Richard, Competition law, Oxford University Press, 2009.

29.  Yang-Ching Chao , International And Comparative Competition Law And Policies India Kluwer Law International 2008

Evaluation Pattern

 

·         CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation            – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                  – 25%

·         CIA III – Research Topic                                                     – 10%

·         Attendance                                                                            – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                                                – 50%

 

                                                                                                    TOTAL 100%

LLM135IPL - LAW OF E-COMMERCE (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

This subject aims at an understanding of the basic principles of E-Commerce and gives an insight into the application of this important area. It also analyses the impact of other areas such as IP and attempts a holistic view. It would make the students aspiring for corporate jobs more up-to-date.

Course Objectives: 

  • To introduce the concept, scope and relevance of e-commerce and the existing legal framework.
  • To enhance the skills of interpretation and the application of the traditionally established principles of law to e-commerce, in the absence of specific provisions.
  • To bring out  challenges faced on such application
  • To Provide in-depth understanding of the exisint legal framework through the involvement of case studies and adoption of comparative analysis  with other jurisdictions.
  • To introduce global challenges, emerging issues of law around the world.
  • To develop skill of reasoned application of law to these global challenges and emerging legal issues.

 

 

 

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course student will be able to-

  • discuss the technology and legal regime of e-commerce.
  • discuss the contractual issues related to e-commerce and distinguish them from ordinary contracts.
  • discuss the differences between secured and unsecured electronic documents, encryption of documents and the provisions of law related thereto. 
  • identify risks involved in online payments and the legal provisions related to the same.
  • discuss the consumer related issues of e-commerce.
  • explain the intellectual property in digital media.
  • discuss the taxation related issues of e-commerce.
  • discuss the problems of jurisdiction in respect of e-commerce and the related case law. 
  • discuss the problems in the market in respect of e-commerce and the related case laws.
  • discuss the problems in cloud computing in respect to e-commerce and the related laws in cloud computing.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
INTRODUCTION TO E- COMMERCE
 

1.1.       Concept of e- commerce and differences with e- business

1.2.       Advantages and disadvantages of e- commerce

1.3.       Types of e- commerce

1.4.       Medium and Transactions in e- commerce

1.5.       UNCITRAL Model Law on e-commerce,

1.6.       Information Technology Act,2000

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
CONTRACTS IN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT
 

2.1. E-contracts – concept, offer and acceptance,

2.2.Acceptance of contract: applicability of postal rule

2.3.   E-commerce directives and Regulations

2.4.Incorporation of terms

2.5. Identity of contracting parties

2.6. E-contracts: extent of details

2.7. Breach of contract

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
 

3.1.   Provisions under IT Act

3.2.   Certifying authorities

3.3.   Issuing authorities

3.4.   PKI

3.5.   Electronic Signature Certificate

3.6.   Grant, Revocation and withdrawal of ESC

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
PAYMENT ISSUES
 

4.1. Modes and mechanism of payment in electronic environment

4.2. Fraud Risk and Protection

4.3. Breach of contract

4.4.Charge back agreements

4.5. EDI

4.6. Electronic fund transfer

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
CONSUMER PROTECTION
 

5.1. Concept of the rights of consumer

5.2. Problems of protection of consumers in virtual world

5.3. Consumer Protection Act, 1986

5.4. EC Directive on distance selling

5.5. E-commerce Directives and consumer protection

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
IPR ISSUES IN E- COMMERCE
 

6.1. Digital copyright, linking, caching

6.2. Digital rights management, DMCA, Patents, Trademarks and domain names

6.3. Brand identities, search engines and secondary market

6.4. ICANN,

6.5. Database Right – Digital Copyrights

6.6. Open Source

6.7. Software Patents

6.8. Right to forgetting

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
TAXATION IN E COMMERCE
 

7.1. Problem of taxation in virtual world

7.2. OECD guidelines on taxation

7.3   Tax structure on e- commerce in India (Direct, Indirect, and VAT)

7.4. EU, US practice on taxation on electronic commerce

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:6
JURISDICTION ISSUES IN E- COMMERCE
 

8.1.   Theoretical framework to address multiple jurisdictions

8.2.   Application of the principles of Private International law

8.3.   Hague Convention, EC Regulations (Brussels & Rome)

8.4.   Minimum contact test, Effect test, Zippo Test

8.5.   Current trends

Unit-9
Teaching Hours:6
E- COMMERCE AND COMPETITION ISSUES
 

9.1. Impacts of e- commerce in traditional market

Unit-10
Teaching Hours:6
CLOUD COMPUTING AND E- COMMERCE
 

10.1.    Concept of cloud computing

10.2.    Impacts of cloud computing in e- commerce

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.             Paul Todd. Law of E-commerce. London: Cavendish, 2008.

2.             Sharma, Vakul. Information Technology: Law and Practice. 2nded. New Delhi: Universal Law Publishing Co., 2007.

3.             Ramappa, T. Legal Issues in Electronic Commerce. Delhi: Macmillan, 2003.

4.             Schellekens, M. H. M. Electronic Signatures: Authentication Technology from a Legal Perspective. The Hague: T. M. C. Asser Press, 2004.

5.             Ahmad, Tabrez. Cyberlaws, e-commerce & m-commerces. New Delhi: A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, 2009.

6.             Phillips, Jeremy. Butterworths E-commerce and IT Law Handbook. 4th ed. London: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2007.

7.             Seth, Karnika. Cyber Laws in the Information Technology Age. New Delhi: LexisNexis ButterworthsWadhwa, 2009.

8.             Ryder, Rodney. Guide to Cyber Laws. 3rded. New Delhi: Wadhwa& Co., 2007.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.  Paul Todd. Law of E-commerce. London: Cavendish, 2008.

2.  Sharma, Vakul. Information Technology: Law and Practice. 2nded. New Delhi: Universal Law Publishing Co., 2007.

3.   Ramappa, T. Legal Issues in Electronic Commerce. Delhi: Macmillan, 2003.

Evaluation Pattern

SCHEME OF VALUATION

·         CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation            – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                  – 25%

·         CIA III – Research Topic                                                     – 10%

·         Attendance                                                                            – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                                                – 50%

                                                                                                    TOTAL 100%

 

LLM136IPL - LAW OF COPYRIGHT (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Copyright law from its historic origins has evolved as a response to the change in the new technology and is known for its complexities both on the procedural and substantive aspects which make it a favourite subject for both academicians and practicing lawyers. This paper is aimed to expose the students to such philosophical conundrums and the practical issues associated thereto, especially in light of the digital technology. The paper also aims to analyse the effectiveness of the 2012 Copyright Amendment Act to deal with the various issues that are evolving in light of the digital technology and mass communication. Students will also be exposed to the practical side of drafting licensing agreements and the procedure for registration. 

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course students will be able to -

  • Identify and describe the basic requirement of copyright protection and ownership of copyrighted works.
  • List out the rights enjoyed by copyright owners.
  • Apply the principles of copyright protection to legal problems correctly.
  • Analyse the principles related to infringement of copyright.
  • Evaluate as against other the international legal framework related to copyright protection and articulate the problem areas for the deficiency.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
ELIGIBILITY AND SUBJECT MATTER
 

 

 

1.1.History of Copyright protection ;

 

1.2.Philosophical foundations of Copyright.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
ACQUISITION OF COPYRIGHT
 

 

2.1. What is Copyright

 

2.2 Subject Matter of Copyright

 

2.3 Criteria of Protection

 

2.4 Idea-expression dichotomy;

 

2.5 Doctrine of merger,

 

2.6 Copyright Rules 2013: Procedure for registration of copyright;

 

2.7 Different statutory agencies under the Copyright Act and their roles

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER
 

 

3.1. Moral Rights

3.2  The concept of authorship and ownership in copyright law;

3.3 Assignment and licensing of rights;

3.4 Collective Management of Rights (copyright societies under copyright act)

3.5 Compulsory Licensing

 

3.6 Statutory licensing

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES
 

 

4.1  Infringement

 

4.2  Secondary Liability

 

4.3  Remedies for infringement

 

4.4  Exceptions and Limitations

 

4.5  Digital Rights Management

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.             Adeney, Elizabeth. The Moral Rights of Authors and Performers: An International Comparative Analysis. London: Oxford University Press, 2006.

2.             Alain Strowel, Peer to peer File Sharing and Secondary Liability in Copyright Law, Edward Elgar, 2009

3.             Cohen, Loren et.al, Copyright in the Global Information Economy, Aspen, 2nd ed., 2006

4.             Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, Vol. 1, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010

5.             Cornish, Graham P., Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Service, Facet Publishing, London, 2009

6.             D’AgostinoGuiseppina, Copyright, Contracts, Creators: New Media, New Rules, Edward Elgar, 2010

7.             ElezabethAdeney, The Moral Rights of Authors and Performers: An International and Comparative Analysis, OUP, 2006

8.             Gervais, Collective management of Copyright and Related Rights, Kluwer, 2010

9.             Goldstein on Copyright Law, Kluwer, 2000

10.         Gopalakrishnan, N. S. &Agitha T. G, Principles of Intellectual Property, Eastern Book Company, 2009

11.         Jude C. Umeh, The World beyond Digital Rights Management, british Computer Society, UK, 2007

12.         Kathey Bowery, New Directions in Copyright Law, Edward Elgar, 2007

13.         Lionel Bently et.al., Copyright and Piracy: An Interdisciplinary Critique, CUP, 2010

14.         LiorZemer, Idea of Authorship in Copyright Law, Ashgate, 2007

15.         Nimmer on Copyright Law, LexisNexis, 2007

16.         Nimmer, Copyright Illuminated, Kluwer, 2008

17.         Okediji, Cohen et.al., Copyright in a Global Information Economy, Aspen, New York, 2006

18.         Stamatoudy, Irini A., Copyright Enforcement and the Internet, Kluwer, 2010

 

19.         StavroulaKarapapa, Private Copying, Routledge 2012.

 

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, Vol. 1, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010

2. Cornish, Graham P., Copyright: Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information Service, Facet Publishing, London, 2009

3. D’AgostinoGuiseppina, Copyright, Contracts, Creators: New Media, New Rules, Edward Elgar, 2010

4. Nimmer on Copyright Law, LexisNexis, 2007

Evaluation Pattern

 

·         CIA I – Class Test / Assignment / Presentation            – 10%

·         CIA II – Mid Semester Examination                                  – 25%

·         CIA III – Research Topic                                                     – 10%

·         Attendance                                                                            – 05%

·         End Semester Examination                                                – 50%

 

                                                                                                    TOTAL 100%

LLM151IPL - FOUNDATION COURSE (2020 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.

 

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • explain the nature, evolution, purpose, role of law in the society.
  • understand and examine the various theories, concepts and principles involved in the study of law.
  • discuss and analyze the nature of judicial process and precedent in English law.
  • develop the ability to engage in reflective and critical thinking of law.
  • understand the basics of law and economics and legal research
  • develop their research, reading, writing and communication skills.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:9
INTRODUCTION TO JURISPRUDENCE
 

1.1           Nature of Jurisprudence

1.2        Schools of Jurisprudence-Natural law, Positivism, Pure science of law, Historical, Sociological, Realism, teleological school

1.3           Evolution and definition of law

1.4            Sources of Law

1.5           The Technique of the law-Classification, Titles, Acts, Events

1.6           Public Law-Law and the State, Criminal law

1.7           The concept of Legal Personality

1.8           Rights  and Duties

1.9           The Concept of Property

1.10       Possession and Ownership

1.11       Law of Procedure

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
THE CONCEPT OF LAW-H.L. A. HART
 

2.1  Laws, commands and Orders

2.2  The variety of Laws

2.3  Sovereign and subject

2.4  Law as the Union of Primary and Secondary Rules

2.5  The foundations of a Legal system

2.6  Formalism and Rule Skepticism

2.7  Justice and Morality

2.8  International Law

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:7
TAKING RIGHTS SERIOUSLY-RONALD DWORKIN
 

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Model Rules I and II

3.3  Hard cases, Constitutional Case

3.4   Justice and Rights

3.5  Taking Rights seriously

3.6  Civil Disobedience

3.7  Reverse discrimination

3.8  Liberty and Moralism; Liberty and Liberalism

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:7
NATURE OF JUDICIAL PROCESS-BENJAMIN CARDOZA
 

4.1  Introduction-The Method of Philosophy

4.2  The Methods of History, Tradition and Sociology

4.3  The Method of Sociology, The Judge as a Legislator

4.4  Adherence to Precedent- The Subconscious element in the Judicial Process

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:7
PRECEDENT IN ENGLISH LAW-RUPERT CROSS
 

5.1  The English Doctrine of Precedent

5.2  Ratio Decendi and Obiter Dictum

5.3  Stare decisis and exceptions to stare decisis

5.4  Precedent as a source of law; Precedent and Judicial Reasoning; Precedent and legal theory

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:3
LAW AND ECONOMICS
 

6.1. Basics of Law and Economics

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:2
SOFT SKILLS
 

7.1. Public speaking

7.2. Communication skills-Reading and writing

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:2
INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL RESEARCH
 

8.1. Basics of legal research

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Taking Rights Seriously-Ronald Dworkin
  2. Nature Of Judicial Process-Benjamin Cardoza       
  3. Precedent In English Law-Rupert Cross     
  4. The Concept Of Law-H.L. A. Hart
  5. A Text book on Jurisprudence, G. W. Paton
  6. Principles of statutory interpretation, G.P. Singh
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Taking Rights Seriously-Ronald Dworkin
  2. Nature Of Judicial Process-Benjamin Cardoza       
  3. Precedent In English Law-Rupert Cross     
  4. The Concept Of Law-H.L. A. Hart
  5. A Text book on Jurisprudence, G. W. Paton
Evaluation Pattern

Examination at the end of the course.

LLM152IPL - RESEARCH METHODS AND LEGAL WRITING (2020 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. 

 

Learning Outcome

 By the end  of the course the students will be able to:

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

2.      Students will be able to write a Literature Review.

3.      Formulate research problem and identify research questions.

4.      Analyse the issues related to applicability of scientific methods in legal research.

5.      Apply appropriate research method.

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

 

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
BASIC OF LEGAL RESEARCH