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Eligibility and Admission Procedure

Admissions to the first year of the LL.M. program, in all P.G. Departments/ Law School/ Autonomous colleges under the jurisdiction of Karnataka State Law University, is strictly based on merit, based on the marks secured by the candidate in the qualifying examination.

An applicant who has graduated in law from a University established by an Act of Parliament or by a State Legislature or an equivalent national institution recognized as a Deemed to be University or foreign University recognized as equivalent to the status of an Indian University by an authority competent to declare equivalence, may apply for LL.M. degree course.

The minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination shall not be below 45% of total marks in case of general category applicants and 40% of total marks in case of SC and ST applicants.

Intake and Reservation

The maximum intake is 20 students in each branch. The University shall reserve the right to prescribe the number of Branches in each Law College or the Department of Studies in Law. While admitting candidates to the course, reservation policy of the Government of Karnataka governing admission to higher educational institutions issued from time to time shall be applied.

Fee Structure

A candidate seeking admission to the LL.M. program and those admitted to such course shall pay the tuition and other fees as prescribed by the University from time to time.

Course Structure

At present, the University has launched LL.M. in Intellectual Property Rights and Constitutional Law in Karnataka State Law University’s Law School and LL.M. in Business and Trade Law in the affiliated P.G. Departments.

 1 I Semester Law and Social Transformation in India
 2 I Semester Indian Constitutional Law: New Challenges
 3 I Semester Legal Theory
 4 I Semester Specialisation Paper – 1
 5 II Semester Legal Education and Research Methodology
 6 II Semester Law-Making Processes
 7 II Semester Legal Concepts
 8 II Semester Specialisation Paper – 2
 9 III Semester Specialisation Paper – 3
10 III Semester Specialisation Paper – 4
11 III Semester Specialisation Paper – 5
12 III Semester Specialisation Paper – 6
13 IV Semester Specialisation Paper – 7
14 IV SemesterI Specialisation Paper – 8
15 IV Semester Specialisation Paper – 9
16 IV Semester Dissertation


Business and Trade Law

 1 Corporate Governance
 2 Law of Industrial and Intellectual Property
 3 Information Technology Law
 4 Corporate Audit and Taxation
 5 Banking Law
 6 Insurance Law
 7 Corporate Finance and Investment
 8 Law Relating to Consumer Protection and Competition
 9 International Trade Law


Constitutional Law

 1 Constitutional Theory and Practice
 2 Public Utilities Law
 3 Union-State Financial Relations
 4 Constitutionalism, Pluralism, and Federalism
 5 Law and Administration
 6 National Security, Public Order, and Rule of Law
 7 Law of Writs
 8 Mass Media Law
 9 Panchayat Raj Institutions


Criminal Law

 1 Comparative Criminal Procedure
 2 Penology: Treatment of Offenders
 3 Privileged Class Deviance
 4 Drug Addiction, Criminal Justice, and Human Rights
 5 Juvenile Delinquency
 6 Collective Violence
 7 International Criminal Law
 8 Criminology and Psychology
 9 Terrorism: Strategies for Eradication


Intelectual Property Rights

 1  Conceptual Study of Industrial and Intellectual Property
 2 Law of Patents
 3 Law of Trade Marks
 4 Law of Copyrights
 5 Law of Designs, and Integrated Circuits, Geographical Indications and Confidential Information
 6 Law of Intellectual Property and Plant Varieties
 7 Law of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity
 8 Law of Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology
 9 Law of Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights, and Environment


International Law

 1  Law of Peace
 2 International Law and Organisation: Law, Practice, and Future
 3 Disarmament and Peace Strategies and International Humanitarian Law
 4 Private International Law (Conflict of Laws)
 5 Law of Treaties
 6 Law of the Sea
 7 Law and Diplomacy/ International Economic Law
 8 Air and Space Law
 9 International Law and Contemporary Issues


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