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FOR FUTURE READY, SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

Integrated 5 Year
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme

The ability to succeed as a legal professional comes with combining an understanding of the law of the land and social rationality. This requires a deep understanding of the concept of laws and social sciences to develop a holistic perspective.

The 5-year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme has an intake of 60 students, and offers a strong foundation of the social sciences and arts and humanities as the basis of learning, practicing, and excelling in law and the legal discipline. This programme blends courses in economics, sociology, history, political science, philosophy, and others with courses in law. This integrated programme is designed to train students into becoming innovative, socially conscious, empathetic, and well-rounded legal professionals with a grounding in social and cultural realities. Additionally, students will be offered various opportunities to apply their knowledge and the learning outcomes from the multi-disciplinary coursework to real-life scenarios through mooting, clinical legal education, group projects, internships, and Readiness at Workplace (RAW) modules.

Programme Offering

  • 26

    compulsory law courses

  • 12

    social sciences courses

  • 4

    clinical legal courses

  • 8

    courses towards specialisation

  • 6

    optional courses

  • +

    INTERNSHIPS BETWEEN SEMESTERS

Programme structure

Year - 1

  • 1. Foundations of Social Sciences and Humanities

    2. Microeconomics for Lawyers

    3. Financial Statement Analysis for Lawyers

    4. Financial Markets & Central Banking

    5. Literature & Self Expression - 1

    6. Literature & Self-Expression - 2

    7. Legal Methods

  • 8. Legal Theory

    9. Law of Torts

    10. Law of Contracts - 1

    11. Principles of Management

    12. Principles of Marketing

    13. Legal History

    14. Political Ideologies

Year - 2

  • 1. Technology & Society

    2. Constitutional Law – 1

    3. Constitutional Law – 2

    4. Corporate Finance

    5. Gender & Society

  • 6. Indian Economy

    7. Indian Penal Code

    8. Criminal Procedure Code

    9. Law of Contracts - 2

    10. Administrative Law

Year - 3

  • 1. Non-Law Electives (2)

    2. Family Law - 1

    3. Family Law - 2

    4. Civil Procedure Code

    5. Law of Evidence

    6. Property Law

  • 7. Interpretation of Statutes

    8. Corporate Law - 1

    9. Corporate Law - 2

    10. Intellectual Property Rights

    11. Alternate Dispute Resolution (Law Clinic 1)

Year - 4

  • 1. Public International Law

    2. Environmental Law

    3. Law of Taxation

    4. Moot Court and Trial Advocacy (Law Clinic 2)

  • 5. Labour Law - 1

    6. Labour Law - 2

    7. Electives (2)

    8. Honours Specialization Courses (4)

Year - 5

  • 1. Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing (Law Clinic 3)

    2. Professional Ethics (Law Clinic 4)

  • 3. Honours Specialization Courses (4)

    4. Elective Courses (4)

This is a non-exhaustive list of core and/or elective courses which is indicative in nature. BITS Law School may change the nature and sequence of courses based on the requirements of the curriculum and the overall academic credits that a student must attain. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the Bar Council of India.

SPECIALISATIONS

BITS Law School offers 4 future-oriented specialisations, curated in response to the evolving role of lawyers in fulfilling the growing demands of the industry that require well-rounded, socially conscious, and future-ready professionals.

  • Corporate & Financial Law

    Corporate & Financial Law

  • Technology & Media Law

    Technology & Media Law

  • Entertainment & Sports Law

    Entertainment & Sports Law

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution & Mediation

    Alternate Dispute Resolution & Mediation

List of Courses

Corporate & Financial Law

  • Law on Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
  • Regulation of International Finance
  • Financial Technology Law
  • Project Finance, Securitisation and Subordinated Debts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Combinations and Anticompetitive issues

Technology & Media Law

  • Regulation of Artificial Intelligence
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Information Technology Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Music and Copyright
  • Standard Essential Patents and Antitrust concerns
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Free Speech, Censorship and Regulation of Hate Speech in New
    Media

Entertainment & Sports Law

  • Entertainment Law
  • Comparative Communication Governance
  • Music and Copyright
  • International Sports Law
  • Personality Rights, Licensing and Image Management
  • International Sports and Dispute Resolution
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Art Law

Alternate Dispute Resolution & Mediation

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Principles of Commercial Arbitration
  • Mediation: Theory and Practice
  • International Investment Law
  • Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Choice of Law Issues in International Arbitration
  • Negotiations, Theory and Practice
  • International Arbitration and Energy

This is a non-exhaustive list of specialization courses which is indicative in nature. BITS Law School may change the nature and sequence of courses based on the requirements of the curriculum and the overall academic credits that a student must attain. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the Bar Council of India.

Optional Courses

The Law School will offer 10 market-oriented optional courses in conformity with the Bar Council of India. It is mandatory for a student to choose 6 optional courses out of the non-exhaustive and indicative list below.

  1. Law and Regulation
  2. Telecom Law
  3. Indirect Taxation
  4. Banking Law
  5. Health Law
  6. Air and Space Law
  7. Maritime Law
  8. Law of the Seas
  9. Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation
  10. Comparative Legal Systems

Mooting

A moot court is a simulated court and/or arbitration proceeding in an adversarial system involving a judge or a panel of judges, opposing parties, litigators, and the public. The state-of-the-art Moot Court Hall at BITS Law School allows students to immerse themselves in legal problems that mimic the real world of criminal law, environmental law, human rights law, competition law, intellectual property law, contract law, mergers & acquisitions, bankruptcy & insolvency, international trade law, and much more. It helps develop and sharpen real life skills of researching, drafting, mediating, negotiating, arguing, debating, and public speaking.

As an integral part of experiential learning at BITS Law School, mooting will help build confidence, develop communication skills, strengthen research abilities, and enhance the employability prospects of our law graduates. In an effort to empower students to lead new-age law practice, BITS Law School actively promotes a vibrant and active mooting culture to develop advocacy skills among students.

Mooting

Clinical Legal Education

Clinical Legal Education

Empathy and social consciousness are at the heart of BITS Law School’s existence. Our law clinics and clinical legal education initiatives are designed keeping in mind our collective responsibility to act as creative problem solvers and uphold the notions of fairness and justice. Our law clinics prepare students to use the law to support communities and empower citizens that may need it the most.

Clinical legal education are methods of student-centric teaching that rely on practical, problem-solving, solution-oriented, and interactive methods. Under the supervision of faculty and professionals, students of BITS Law School will undertake practice-based work on real life cases and social causes.

Pedagogy and Mentorship

Our multi-dimensional pedagogy and creative mentoring includes (1) a blend of didactic and Socratic methods of teaching, (2) active faculty interactions and guidance, (3) independent research and directed reading sessions, (4) small group tutorials, and (5) mix of directing-discussing-delegating styles of teaching. The objective of our multi-pronged teaching pedagogy is to help students learn to know law, learn to practice law, learn to live with law, and learn to empower through law.

Our enriching and dynamic mentorship programme engages industry leaders, experts, and BITS alumni to accelerate students’ learning and expose them to the world out there.