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One Year LL.M.

PROGRAM INFO

START DATE END DATE DURATION LAST DATE TO APPLY PROGRAMME FEE (YEARLY)

01 August 2018

7th August 2019

1 Year

30th June 2018

Rs. 4.0 Lacs

Objective 

JGLS fosters curriculum, research, and collaborations of the highest standards, and with a global perspective, through a faculty drawn from and educated throughout the world.

Eligibility 

Applicants to the LLM programme at the CPGLS, JGLS must have a Bachelor's degree in Law from any university in India or abroad that is duly recognized under the law and by the regulatory authorities. Students graduating in 2017 can apply, however they should submit their final certificate/mark sheet at the time of admission.

Entrance Examination: A. Admission will be based on the performance of one of the following entrance examinations (70% weightage)

1. LSAT-India entrance test a. Procedure: Register online for the LSAT-India entrance test by logging on to www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia. The LSAT—India registration fee is Rs. 3800/-; the fee can be paid online or by Demand Draft(On or before 10 April 2017). You can also contact Pearson VUE at LSATIndia@pearson.com. More information available at www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia.

2. University of Delhi, Entrance Test (2017) for LLM admission

3. CLAT-PG Entrance Test (2017) for LLM admission AND Statement of purpose, Curriculum Vitae and a telephonic interview (30% weightage)

Credit Structure 

12 Months (2 Semesters), Intensive, Full time and Residential Program
      

The One Year LLM Programme  is made up of core/foundational and elective courses drawn from one of the three specializations. The programme shall have 28 credits with the following components: 

  • Three Core/ Four Foundational mandatory courses (3 credits and 2 credits each) 
  • Five optional courses of (2 credits each) and
  • Dissertation on a topic approved by the academic supervisor (3 Credits).
Course Electives 

Core /Foundational Courses

  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Law and Justice in a Globalizing World
  • Comparative Public Law and Systems of Governance 
  • Introduction to Corporate and Financial Law
  • Law of International Trade 
  • General Principles of IPR Law  

   
Electives Courses

Students will have to choose 5 electives from Corporate and Financial Law and Policy, International Trade and Investment Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law and General LLM. Provided, in case the candidate takes a minimum of three specialization papers from any particular Group/Cluster only, then that Course can be called after the discipline the candidates select; the candidate can opt for remaining paper/papers of his/her choice in order to complete the number of courses/credits prescribed for the Degree. With the approval of the Director of the CPGLS, students may choose to take one course in other Schools of JGU towards the fulfillment of LLM course credit requirements.

COURSE STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

Law of International Trade

International trade has increased considerably in the last few decades. It was governed by GATT rules. However, in view of the changing realities, these rules proved inadequate. Therefore, the World Trade Organization (WTO) came about with a much wider set of rules to govern international trade. The principles for governing international trade remain the same. They include Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) Treatment, Tariff Bindings, National Treatment (NT), and Elimination of Quantitative Restrictions. There are now many new agreements around these principles. These relate to trade in agricultural and non-agricultural goods, services, intellectual property and etc. The GATT only dealt with trade in goods. It is imperative to mention that with this plethora of rules in existence, there are also a large number of exceptions to the rules. Apart from these new agreements, there is one new agreement dealing with dispute settlement in the WTO. This was briefly mentioned in the GATT but the WTO devotes an entire agreement to it. It creates a two-tier procedure and also has provision for third party participation, a very innovative feature. Moreover, amicus curiae participation has also been allowed. This course will delve into all these rules. In the beginning, it will explain the history of the world trading system, which will provide many answers to the questions that will arise as the course moves on.

Legal Research Methodology

Research is an integral part of the work of a legal professional in varied roles, as a law teacher, scholar, lawyer, judge, legal advisor in the government, non-governmental organizations, commercial firms etc. Considering that a post graduate student of law will take up one of these roles in the foreseeable future in his/her professional career, this course will introduce the importance of legal research and the means and methods of pursuing such research through variety of tools and approaches or methodologies. In the process, students will learn to prepare research proposals, papers, and reports by following a systematic pattern to arrive at a conclusion. Students will also learn to defend the methodologies adopted to test their hypothesis and/ or research questions. Generally, students end up knowing the details of legal research like framing of questions, citations etc. but are not able to apply them during their actual research or framing the right kind of research questions. Therefore, it is believed that applying pedagogical resources aimed at actual research tasks and legal problem solving would address this problem. The course attempts to describe the nature and function of research by reference to various approaches to legal research encompassing cultural aspects and focusing on some research trends in an international and comparative perspective. Such a holistic approach is imminent considering LLM concentrations offered at the JGU while preparing lawyers for careers in a globalized world. As a result it is important to establish the need for integrity, quality, relevance and standards of academic rigour at the level of post graduate education in law.

Law and Justice in a Globalizing World

The course Law and Justice in Globalizing World will discuss1 the framework of international law in a globalizing world with the presumption that globalization is an ongoing, continuous, and complex process. Issues of relationship between international law and globalization pose challenges to establishing a rule of law society. Standing against such challenges necessitates a foundational analysis of the concept and phenomena of globalization. The basic idea is to provide a historical, phenomenological, and epistemological framework to appreciate the causal forces that put the world into a globalizing mode. The framework also helps to delve deep into the dynamics of globalization as to how it works in the various chosen “sites” of globalization through the relevant players. In the process one can witness the resurgence of market and transnational bourgeois, virtually threatening the status quo of human beings in the global process. This analytical standpoint provides means to see the role of “humans” and their “rights” elements in an increasingly globalizing and intensifying world. Question are asked on whether international law and institutions—the means of globalization—sufficiently supports or takes into account human rights concerns given that the focus has been on markets and greater progress has being made in the field of trade and development, simultaneously leading to questions relating to the extent to which human rights law takes into account globalization, trade and economic interests. As a point of departure from these inquiries to further disciplinary domains is the central question whether a human rights system premised on state responsibility—the foundational doctrine of international law—to respect and ensure human rights can be effective in a globalized world.

Introduction to Corporate and Financial Law

This course provides an introduction to financial and economic issues that underlie corporate and financial law practice. We will explore the theory and methods of corporate finance, including the time value of money, the relationship between risk and return, the efficient market hypothesis and the more recent insights of behavioural finance. We will also examine the recent 2008 financial crisis, including our current understanding of the causes of the crisis and the legal and regulatory challenges that arose in response. Finally, we will examine contemporary issues facing lawyers practicing in corporate and financial law, with particular focus on securities regulation and mergers & acquisition.

General Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights

This course explores the contours of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) through critical lens. Course introduces post graduate law students to various aspects of copyright, trademark and patent law that requires deep deliberation and reflection especially in the globalized context. Instead of confining understanding of copyright, patents and trademarks from the perspective of Indian laws this course opens up debates within the globalized framework. During the course of 16 weeks this course discusses topics like history and development of IPR, justifying protection for IPR, subject matter of IPR, enforcement and protection of IPR, overlapping of IPR and the fissures in IPR. Brief overview of each module is provided later in the course manual. Given the constraints of time this course will not include discussions related to design rights, geographical indications, semi-conductors and traditional knowledge.

SEMESTER 2

Comparative Public Law

This course introduces students to the nature and scope of comparative law and public law with emphasis on theories and approaches to comparative law, legal traditions, comparative international law, international public law and global administrative law drawn from historical and contemporary sources. The methodological inquiry of the course will offer perspectives from international legal studies as an important public law framework. Ideas and debates relating to comparative legal studies will form an important component of the course. These debates are important to inform methodological approaches to understand the similarities and differences and for micro and macro comparative studies of important public law areas that will also contribute to understanding of international institutions in a globalized world. Pursuant to this approach, it is envisaged that the class will develop number of questions and meta questions for every module that will be amenable to further inquiry based on well-formed ideas.

Graduate Academic Writing Seminar

This course aims to guide students in the practice and art of writing academic1 papers for presentation at seminars/conferences and for publication, primarily routed through the dissertation. The course takes its point of departure from the previous semester’s Legal Research Methodology. The aim of the course is to guide or assist student to develop papers that are pithy and palatable. Therefore the course is developed to assist students in developing the process and syntax2 while considering individual needs of students in terms of reading, writing and comprehension skills. It is envisaged such skills are needed for current and future professional needs. As part of this course Students are expected to learn by taking up small-scale writing assignments that culminate in pilot chapters or research essays3 drawn from dissertation topics/ chapters and present them to the class. Names will be called based on lottery for presentation, while all others will be Discussants for constructive comments and feedback. Therefore, Dissertation Project is the Tool for this Course. The task of supervision and advice on the principal content of the course vests with respective dissertation supervisors. However, students will have to own the responsibility of taking the feedback and advice seriously to defend their work in the absence of which dissertation work gets disrupted. To achieve this end, the course content is divided into two parts – one dealing with the format of such writing and the other, focusing on the use of precise and impressive language.

Scholarship 

Scholarship Program is one of the most common ways which is run by all universities to give financial assistance to the students who come from a financially weaker section but have great possibilities to thrive through their academics. OPJGU has always tried that such students must not be left behind just because of money constraints.

We have nine categories in total under which the scholarships are granted: Savitri Jindal Studentship, Award Merit Scholarship, Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarship, Mrinaldeep Singh Scholarship, Savitri Jindal Merit cum Fellowship, Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarship, O. P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarship, Haryana Domicile Fee Concession and Chancellor’s Discretionary Fee Concession.

Every year, Merit cum Means Scholarship applications are invited from students and reviewed by the scholarship committee during a series of frequent meetings. Rules and regulations are drafted/amended every year as required. The criterion taken into consideration are merit (CGPA) and means (family income). So many other factors also play an important role like participation in moot courts, debates, sports, cultural activities, societies’ events etc., contribution to university (CDPD & Admissions) and research. The review is done in such a way that maximum students get benefitted.