Curriculum

Both B.A. LL.B(5 years) & LL.B(3 years) are semester wise programmes(2 semesters annually). Therefore, there will be 10 semesters and 6 semesters respectively.

B.A. LL.B (5 years):

A student of B.A.LL.B has to take not less than thirty law papers in all which will include twenty compulsory papers, four compulsory practical papers and six optional papers. Besides thirty law papers, a student has to study twenty papers from B.A course. This will include one major subject consisting of six papers and English consisting of three papers and other minor subjects consisting not less than three papers each. Thus student of B.A. LL.B has to study 50 papers (20 B.A and 30 law papers).The end semester exam will be conducted by MJP Rohilkhand University and will be of total 100 marks per subject (90 marks theory & 10 marks written assignments). However, the subject combination and marks pattern will be always subject to University rules.

LL.B (3 years):

This course will comprise 28 law subjects. Each student shall be required to opt three optional papers in LL.B fifth semester and LL.B sixth semester respectively. The end semester exam will be conducted by MJP Rohilkhand University and will be of total 100 marks per subject (90 marks theory & 10 marks assignments). However, the subject combination and marks pattern will be always subject to University rules.

Attendance

(Rule 12 of BAR Council of India) No student of any degree programme shall be allowed to take the end semester test in a subject if the student concerned has not attended minimum of 70% of the classes held in the subject concerned as also the moot court room exercises, tutorials and practical training conducted in the subject taken together.

Provided that if a student for any exceptional reasons fails to attend the 70% of the classes held in any subject, the dean of the University or the principal of the Centre for legal education (College of Law), as the case may be may allow the student to take the test if the student concerned attended atleast 65% of the classes held in the subject concerned and attended 70% of classes in all the subjects taken together. The similar power shall rest with the Vice chancellor or director of National Law University, or his authorized representative in the absence of the Dean of Law.

Provided further that a list of such students allowed to take the test with reasons recorded be forwarded to The Bar Council of India.

Moot court exercise and Internship:

(Clause-24 Schedule-II of Legal Education Rule, 2008): This paper may have three components of 30 marks each and a viva for 10 marks.

  1. Moot Court (30 Marks). Every student may be required to do atleast three moot courts in a year with 10 marks each. The Moot court work will be on assigned problem and it will be evaluated for 5 marks for written submissions and 5 marks for oral advocacy.
  2. Observance of trail in two cases, one civil and one criminal (30 marks). Students may be required to attend two trials in the course of the last two or three years of LL.B studies. They will maintain the record and enter the various steps observed during their attendance on different days in the court assignment. This scheme will carry 30 marks.
  3. Interviewing techniques and pre trial preparations and internship diary (30 marks). Each student will observe two interviewing sessions of clients at the lawyer’s office/Legal aid office and record the proceedings in a diary, which will carry 15 marks. Each student will further observe the preparation of documents and court papers by Advocate and the procedure for the filing of the suit/petition. This will be recorded in the diary which will carry 15 marks.