B.A (Hons.) Legal Studies

Course Start Date
01 Aug 2020

Course End Date
31 July 2023

Duration
3 Years

Last Date to Apply

30 Jun 2020

Program Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3,50,000 Lacs

Objective

This programme aims to nurture legal imagination among young students and build a strong foundation to study law and social sciences in the future or be absorbed into legal & allied fields. This programme will be the first ever multi-disciplinary undergraduate degree in legal studies to be launched in 2020-21 academic year.

The programme aims to

  • Provide students with an understanding of the context in which legal work is performed.
  • Create the legal imagination that is needed for shaping the framework within which legal work is performed
  • Provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the Indian legal system through experiential learning by way of internships
  • Impart skills essential of the performance pre-legal and paralegal work 
  • Provide students with a sound understanding of the history and organization of legal systems from national, international and comparative perspectives
  • Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the substance of relevant laws in India
  • Familiarise students with the major legal and political discourses in India and worldwide

Distinctive Features

  • Offered by JGLS faculty: arguably the best in the field to provide a strong legal and social sciences research foundation.
  • Only social science programme in the country focused on creating legal imagination and understanding of the legal context for the future.
  • Imparting skills essential for the performance, pre-legal and paralegal works as well as preparing students for career in law, judiciary, academia and public service.
  • Teaching and training which enables students to express opinions on legal issues concisely and clearly; to identify, analyse and address legal problems; assessment of the social impact of the legal issues.
  • Provision of excellent organizational and communication skills training alongside the opportunity to learn foreign languages and other interdisciplinary courses across various schools of JGU.

Eligibility

10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks.

Credit Structure

The B.A (Hons.) Legal Studies) Curriculum at JGLS consists of compulsory and elective courses of maximum one semester’s strength. The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every student gains a sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the law, as well as satisfying applicable requirements for admission to practice; the elective courses provide an opportunity to develop particular interests and to deepen understanding.

 

Courses (Total Credits 148)

Key: CC = Core Course (4 credits of teaching + 2 credits of debate/advocacy tutorial); AECC = Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course; SEC = Skill Enhancement Course; DSE = Elective: Discipline Specific; GE = Elective: Generic (compulsory)​

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1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
 Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5
  • Introduction to Logic [AECC 4 credits]
  • Legal English [AECC 4 credits]
  • Introduction to World’s Legal Systems [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Political and Legal Thought [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Criminal Justice System in India [CC 4+2 credits]
  • International Law and Relations [CC 4 credits]
  • Gender and Society [SEC 4 credits]
  • Commercial Transactions [CC 4+2 credits]

Conflict of Laws [GE 4+2 credits]

  • Cross Border Trade and Investment [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Financial Market Regulation [CC 4+2 credits]
  • JGLS Elective I [DSE 4+2 credits]
  • JGLS Elective II [DSE 4+2 credits]
 Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6
  • History of Courts, Legislature and Legal Profession in India [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Legal Research and Methodology [CC 4 +2 credits]
  • Economic Theory [AECC 4 credits]
  • Theory & Practice of Contracts in India [GE 4 credits]
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Constitutional Theory [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Foundations of Human Rights [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Corporate Governance in India [CC 4+2 credits]
  • Administrative Framework in India  [SEC 4 credits]
  • Legal Protection of Environment [GE 4+2 credits]
  • Advanced Legal Writing [GE 4+2 credits]
  • Regulation of Technology and the Cyber Space [CC 4+2 credits]
  • JGLS Elective III [DSE 4+2 credits]
JGLS Elective IV [DSE 4+2 credits]

Scholarships

O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarships

The top five LSAT—India test scorers who enroll in the three year LL.B. programme, five year B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme and a one year LL.M. programme will be awarded the O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarship of Rs. 1 lakh per year. This will be based solely on their performance in the LSAT—India admission test.
    

Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarships
The aim of the scholarship is to nurture, encourage and support young global leaders. One student from the five year B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme, One student from the three year LL.B. and
another student from the one year LL.M. programme will be awarded this scholarship on the basis of an independent selection process. An award of one year programme fee will be given to the student of B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) and LL.B programme and for LL.M. 50% of the programme fee will be awarded to the selected student of LL.M. programme.
   

Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarships
The aim of the scholarship is to nurture, encourage and support outstanding women to enter the field of law. Two students from the three year LL.B. programme, two students from the five year
B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) and two students from the one year LL.M. programme will be awarded this scholarship on the basis of an independent selection process. An award of 50% of one year programme fee will be given to each student.


Studentships ranging from 10% to 75% of tuition fees are awarded on merit-cum-means basis to a substantial number of selected students as per university rules.

Careers

JGLS has entered into multiple MoUs and collaborations facilitate internships and placements for JGLS students and graduates. JGLS also has extensive ties within government, businesses, and civil society, which are used to assist in placing our students and graduates. Our  graduating students have opted for diverse careers in organizations ranging from law firms, corporates, senior counsels, think-tanks, start-ups, and public policy organizations, among others. 

 

A large number of students also chose to pursue higher studies abroad for which many partner universities of JGLS offered generous scholarships to the students. JGLS has MoUs and academic partnerships with International and top Indian law firms, including White & Case, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, FoxMandal Little, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Nishith Desai Associates, Economic Laws Practice, Khaitan & Co., Vaish Associates and Trilegal to facilitate internships and placements for students. 

 

The school also has a Committee of International Lawyers (J-CIL), a New York based association of practising lawyers from leading law firms worldwide, who are committed to helping JGLS provide advice and career counseling for students and graduates.

Admission Helpline

Mr. Anand Prakash Mishra
Director of Law Admissions, Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Institution Building)
Mr. Deepu Krishna
Deputy Director, Admissions & Outreach
 : + 91-7027850388
 
Mr. Debjyoti Bhattacharya
Senior Manager, Admissions & Outreach
: + 91-8930110758
 
Mr. Vinod Madaan
Senior Manager, Admissions & Outreach
: + 91-7027850258
 
Ms. Suruchi Makkar
Manager, Admissions & Outreach

: + 91-8930110817
: smakkar@jgu.edu.in

 
Ms. Anshu Gupta
Assistant Manager, Admissions & Outreach
: +91-7027850363
 
 

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