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Courses and Curriculum

From the year 2008, admission to the Undergraduate Course and Maters programme of HNLU will be strictly based on the Common Law Admission Test, as per the Supreme Court of India's directives.[8] HNLU currently offers following courses :

B.A., LL.B (Hons.) - Under Graduate Integrated Law Degree LL.M - Master of Laws Ph.D.

[edit] Integrated Law Course Design

Total number of semesters: 10 Total number of courses: 50 (Five in each Semester) (excluding the internship and court room exercises). Normally students are required to work 40 45 hours in a week. Unless otherwise instructed by the Faculty all courses other than Honours courses in the first three years are taught courses having a self-learning and small research project/paper writing and presentation component in it. In a taught course one credit shall mean one class hour and to 1 hour self learning per week in normal condition. As such a 6-credit course means 6 to 7 hours work per week. Optional and compulsory law courses are first-grade mixed courses requiring 1-hour class with 1-hour selfstudy. As such, each such course with 6 credits would require 6 class hours and 6 class hours of self-study, i.e., 12 hours of work per week. Honours course is a mixed course of research and teaching. Teaching in honours course is not expected to be more than 25% to 33% of the entire teaching learning system. In Honours course one credit shall mean one class hour and 2 to 3 research hours per week in normal condition. Therefore 10-credit honours course may mean 3 class hours and 7 research hours or as instructed by the faculty per week. Each semester programme is for 1518 weeks programme. Core Courses: 6 each with 8 credit points: Political Science (2 courses distributed in Political theory; Political Obligations and International Relations); Economics (1 Course in Economics and law); Legal History (1 Course in History of Law and Institutions,); Psychology (1 Course) and Sociology (1 Course).

English: 2 courses, each course to have 6 credits. Long Law Courses: Four courses on Constitutional Law (2 courses) and Crime and Punishment (2 courses) each equal to 9 credits. Law courses: 26 courses

Compulsory Operational/Functional courses = 8 courses with 8 credit each in Moot court, Internship, Legal Aid and Rules of Courts (continuous process); Drafting and Pleading; Professional Ethics and Law relating to Legal Profession; Jurisprudence-I : Interpretation of Statutes; Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Law of Evidence. Compulsory Substantive law Courses = 18 courses with 8 credit each in Legal Method, Torts, Law of Contract, Family Law I and II, Jurisprudence II, Administrative Law, Company Law I and II, Property Law, Labour Law I and II, Public International Law, Law and Agriculture, Private International Law, Environmental Law, Consumer Protection Law, Commercial Transactions; Equity, Trust and Specific Relief. Optional Courses : Four Courses with 9 credit points each: 1. Law of Mines and Industries 2. Law and Tribes 3. Women and Law 4. WTO Studies 5. Socio-economic Offences 6. Media and Law 7. Medicine and Law 8. Cyber Law 9. Law of Insurance 10. Law of Insolvency 11. Criminology 12. International Space Law 13. Law of Infrastructure 14. International Criminal Law 15. Maritime Law 16. Energy Law 17. Competition Law 18. Biotechnology and Law 19. Law of Taxation (Direct) 20. Law of Taxation (Indirect) Honours Courses i. Constitutional Governance 1. Federalism 2. Protective Discrimination 3. Judicial Review ii. Corporate Legal System 1. Corporate Finance 2. Corporate Reconstruction 3. Corporate Regulations iii. Trade and Investment Law 1. International Trade Law 2. International Investment Law 3. National Regulation of International Trade and Investment iv. Intellectual Property Rights 1. Copyright 2. Trademarks 3. Patents v. Environmental Law 1. Natural Resource Management 2. Biotechnology and Law 3. International Environmental Law

[edit] Infrastructure
[edit] Hostels

HALLS OF RESIDENCE HNLU provides two separate hostels for girls and boys. Each hostel has two blocks which are connected to the mess. Students are allotted single rooms with quality furniture including a study table, a chair, a personal drawer and a cot. Every floor has a water cooler.There are 4 washrooms on each floor having 16 cubicles in total. The hostel premises and rooms are cleaned everyday by cleaning staff. The hostels have a common room for TV and other creative activities. It also has a gym,an indoor badminton court and a TT table inside the hostel premises. There is a canteen within the hostel premises catering to the needs of students.A new canteen has also opened up near the college gate which offers the students a wide range of fast food and where the students can buy their daily supplies.

[edit] Library and Reading Room

HNLU LIBRARY The HNLU has a three-storied library with an air conditioned reading hall. The HNLU Library has adopted an open access system so as to make it easier for the readers to access to the library resources thereby saving precious time. The library has a large collection of law books, case law reports and journals. To assist the students and research scholars in locating their desired legal literature and other information, an efficient library automation system has been installed. Photocopying and printing facilities are available in the library.[1]

The HNLU Library also conducts a library orientation programme for the fresh students to acquaint them with the library system, services and resources so that they may exploit the available resources for their maximum benefit.With strict library rules and regulations, it is ensured that the decorum in the library is maintained by the students at all times. The library automation software also helps the staff in maintaining inventory and house-keeping jobs.The library is Wi-Fi enabled and a few P IV workstations have also been placed in the library hall. Students can browse online legal resources like West Law, Manupatra and offline legal resources like Grand Jurix.The library also provides the students with various daily newspapers, weekly magazines and other periodicals[9] A Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA, A.B., or AB), from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts degree programs generally last three to four years depending upon the country, academic institution, and specific majors or minors. Diplomas generally give the name of the institution, signatures of officials of the institution (generally the president or rector of the university as well as the secretary or dean of the component college), the type of degree conferred, the conferring authority and the location at which the degree is conferred. Degree diplomas generally are printed on high quality paper or parchment; Individual institutions set the preferred abbreviation for their degrees.[1]


1 Regional differences o 1.1 Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa o 1.2 Netherlands / Europe o 1.3 United Kingdom and Ireland o 1.4 United States 2 See also 3 References

[edit] Regional differences

The Bachelor of Arts degree is usually attained in four years in Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil and the rest of Latin America, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Nigeria, Serbia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, the Russian Federation, Scotland, South Korea, Iraq, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States.[2][3] In contrast, the Bachelor of Arts degree course generally lasts three years in nearly all of the European Union countries. It also takes three years in Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Croatia, India, Israel, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway, Singapore, the Caribbean, South Africa, Switzerland, and the Canadian province of Quebec.

[edit] Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa

In universities in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the B.A. degree can be taken over three years of full-time study.[4] Students must pursue at least one major area of study, and that subject is studied in all of the three years. At some universities students may choose to pursue a second major; alternatively, the remainder of the degree is taken up with a minor area of study (in the first two years) and other individual or stream-based subjects make up the degree. Unlike in other countries, students do not receive an overall grade for their Bachelor of Arts degree with varying levels of honours. Instead, students have the option, after their third year of study and provided they have achieved a minimum average grade in their major area, of a further one year honours course. Thus, to achieve an honours degree, an extra year must be completed; see Bachelor's degree: Honours Degrees and academic distinctions. Canadian universities typically offer both a 3 yr B.A. or 4 yr honours B.A. At most universities a B.A. program lasts 4 years, and a honours designation can be earned through various means such as additional course work, a minimum grade average, the completion of a thesis or dissertation, depending on the University and region of the country. On graduation, students are permitted to append the post-nominal letters "B.A." to their name; those who have successfully completed the honours year may style themselves "H.B.A." or "B.A. (Hons.)" depending on the style the granting university chooses. In general, in all four countries, the B.A. (Hons) degree (or its equivalent international degree) is the basic qualification required to pursue higher degrees by research, including the M.A. and Ph.D degrees. For entry to professional programs such as law, or to the MBA, the situation once again differs: in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and in Ontario, the general 3-year B.A. is typically accepted (provided that the grade average is sufficient); in Canada, outside of Ontario, a four year B.A. is required.

[edit] Netherlands / Europe

In the Netherlands, the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees were introduced in 2002. Until then there was a single program which led to the doctorandus degree. This comprised the same course load as the Bachelor and Master programs combined. (The title doctorandus was used in almost all fields of study; other titles were used for legal studies (meester) and engineering (ingenieur).) Those who had already started the doctorandus program could, upon completing it, opt for the doctorandus degree (entitling them to use "Drs." in front of their name), or could use the Masters degree (post-nominal letters) in accordance with the new standard. A similar practice has been introduced in other EU countries, according to the Bologna Process.

[edit] United Kingdom and Ireland

In the United Kingdom (excluding Scotland) and Republic of Ireland, the first degree course normally lasts 3 years, but nomenclature varies: 19th-century and later universities usually

distinguish between arts and sciences subjects by awarding either a B.A. or B.Sc. degree. However, some older or ancient universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge[citation needed] and Dublin traditionally award B.A.s to undergraduates having completed the final examinations (e.g. Part II Tripos (Cambridge), Final Honour Schools (Oxford), Moderatorship (Dublin)) in most subjects including the sciences. The degree of M.A. can be claimed for a nominal administrative fee, usually 21 terms after matriculation. For many centuries, the bachelor's degree was an intermediate step and was awarded for much of the work carried out in later times at secondary schools. The names of the final secondary school exams in France and Spain (and increasingly in Britain - the International Baccalaureate) come from this: le Baccalaurat and el Bachillerato, respectively. Scottish Universities award a Master of Arts degree to humanities or arts graduates, but a B.Sc. to science graduates. This course takes 4 years for an honours degree and three for an ordinary (in Scotland it is possible to opt to take an ordinary degree rather than this simply ranking below a third class honours). A Bachelor of Arts is entitled to the designation B.A. for an ordinary/pass degree and B.A. (Hons.) for an honours degree (but the latter is often abbreviated to simply B.A.).

[edit] United States

In the United States, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Artium Baccalaureus (A.B.) is one of two basic undergraduate degrees. The other is the Bachelor of Science. At most institutions, the B.A. and B.S. have all but identical requirements of 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours for a basic undergraduate degree. Curricula leading to the B.A., however, often require a certain minimum number of the total degree credits be drawn from coursework in topical areas historically associated with the liberal arts - such as language, literature, humanities, mathematics, history, physical sciences, and social sciences. At Eastern Michigan University, for example, 75 of the minimum 124 credits must be earned in these subject areas - whatever the student may choose as a major or minor subject - including one year of study over two consecutive semesters of one foreign language.