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Duration of Program 3 Years (6 Semsters)

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Seats 30

Liberal Arts as a stream in higher education is gaining importance, where students today, are curating their undergraduate program integrating different options rather than going for a traditional Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Science or Commerce.  UPES School of Law, provides one such option with BA Hons. degree in Legal Studies. The program  is essentially meant for students who do not want to enter the core legal profession, however, have an inclination to make a difference in the various professional fields including marketing, banking, consultancy, public relations, advertising, research, analytics, journalism, management, accounting, social work, library operations, NGO's, publishing, media instructor and any other profession accessible by any other regular graduate as well. *Approved by Academic Council of the University (this program does not require approval from Bar Council of India) as it would not make a student eligible to practice as per BCI norms.

ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

At the end of the program, the student would get an undergraduate degree in BA with Hons. in Legal Studies which will enable him/her to pursue a career in diverse fields including but not limited to banking, consultancy, public relations, advertising, research, analytics, journalism, management, accounting, social work, NGO's, publishing, paralegal.
Minimum 50% Marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (X and XII)
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This is an undergraduate program spread over 3 years delivered in a semester system of 6 semesters.  The curriculum of this course is designed in a way to provide a holistic overview of the relation between law and society when the scholars engage with the courses on international law, human rights, environmental law, business law, regulatory and policy aspects besides the syllabi also offers skills on research, critical thinking and drafting through workshops.

 

Semester I

 

Semester II

Logic and Legal Reasoning

4

Constitutional Law

4

World's Legal System

4

Law and Sociology

4

Legal History of India

4

Introduction to Family Law

4

Politico-legal Thought

4

Criminal Justice System

4

Principles of Contract Law

4

Civil Justice System

4

General Law of Torts

4

Legal Research Workshop

3

Legal Writing Workshop

3

Workshop on Handling Data

3

Semester III

Semester IV

Industrial Jurisprudence

4

Public Administration Law

4

Business Transactions

4

Dynamics of International Law

4

Systems and Design Thinking

4

Human Rights

4

Financial Market Regulations

4

Corporate Regulations

4

Special Elective I

4

Jurisprudence and Interpretation

4

Workshop Elective I

4

Special Elective II

4

Minor Elective I

4

Minor Elective II

4

Semester V

Semester VI

IT Governance and Policy

4

Advanced Legal Drafting

4

Sustainable Development Goals

4

Environmental Jurisprudence

4

Dispute Resolution

4

Professional Ethics

4

Workshop Elective II

4

Right to Information

2

Special Elective III

4

Workshop Elective III

4

Minor Elective III

4

Minor Elective IV

4

   

Capstone (optional)

8

 

 

The curriculum is bifurcated into the following 29 Core Subjects with an option to choose from Special Electives (3), Minors (4) and Workshops (3).  Students will also have an option to do a Capstone project in the penultimate semester which may be done as an industry paper.

 

SPECIAL ELECTIVE

Basket I

Basket II

Basket III

Basket IV

Special Elective I

Humanitarian and Refugee Law

MSME

Direct Tax

Cyber Crimes

Special Elective II

Private International Law

Startup

Indirect Tax

Electronic Contracts

Special Elective III

WTO and Law

E-Governance

GST

AI and Big Data

 

 

WORKSHOP

Basket I

Basket II

Basket III

Basket IV

Basket V

Basket VI

Workshop Elective I

Company Law Practice

Banking Law Practice

Direct Tax Practice

Contract Drafting

Gender and Society

Drafting of Criminal Instruments

Workshop Elective II

Insolvency Law Practice

Insurance Law Practice

Indirect Tax Practice

Arbitration Workshop

Human Rights

Drafting of Civil Instruments

Workshop Elective III

Securities Law Practice

Fintech and Law

GST Practice

Mediation Workshop

Family Law

Drafting of Writs

 

 

MINORS*

School of Law*

Other Schools of UPES*

Minor Elective I

Constitutional Theory

*Minor Elective would be offered as and when announced by different schools of UPES through School for Life

Minor Elective II

Labour Laws

Minor Elective III

Media and Entertainment Laws

Minor Elective IV

International Taxation

 

*School may offer more electives in future.

 

This Program has the following learning outcomes which are unique to the UPES learning environment

 

Knowledge and Understanding (Content and learning engagement of theory and theoretical context)

  1. Apply in-depth understanding of attained life skills and broad-based subject competencies along with core subject qualifications to be better placed to take advantage of educational and employment opportunities.
  2. Co-relate resourceful and innovative curricular and co-curricular skills incorporated in the curriculum to efficiently enter and contribute to a competitive and global workforce.
  3. Synthesize acquired cognitive competencies with domain knowledge to exhibit adaptive and positive conduct and the ability for continued learning.
  4. Select and employ appropriate technology, resources and processes for study, research and practice, relevant to the subject or problem at hand.
  5. Critically analyze issues by implementing independent thinking, introspection and drawing apt conclusion.
  6. Identify and appreciate diverse cultures, ethnic and communities while managing emotions and sustain mental health.

 

Skills and Attributes

 

  1. Display personal and professional attributes for adaptability and collaboration by understanding the strength and limitations of a given context.
  2. Demonstrate complex solving competency by integrating multi-disciplinary approach with a domain specific knowledge.
  3. Source data independently and synthesize information, apply subject research skills and exercise judgment in complex planning.
  4. Study, work and learn independently in all situations, plan and manage research activities, reflect on and evaluate the outcomes.
  5. Communicate complex or contentious information clearly and effectively to specialists and non-specialists
  6. Work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team and also practice work ethics and values associated with a professional in the industry.

 

A sound grounding in papers of law and policy would also enable the student to pursue their dream of joining a Govt. job by appearing for UPSC and other competitive examinations.  Should this program sufficiently excite the student in their final year to pursue a law practice, students may explore the 3 year LLB degree recognised by Bar Council of India.

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