BA LL.B.

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) - Course Overview

The B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) program is a 5-years professional integrated degree that offers a double advantage to students aspiring to join the legal profession. It combines the study of the arts with a profound understanding of the law, covering subjects such as Economics, Sociology, History, Political Science, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Labour Laws. Highly qualified faculty members teach the program, and students can choose from 10 specialisations in their third year. The program provides students with a well-rounded perspective, enabling them to analyse complex legal issues within the context of society and politics, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a comprehensive and rigorous education.

Course Fee Structure

Students must pay the fees within the stipulated time frame to secure their admission into the course. The fee can be paid online or offline through various modes of payment such as credit/debit card, net banking, or demand draft.

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Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII
Selection Criteria
  • Examination Pathway: 
    Admissions through ULSAT (UPES Legal Studies Aptitude Test)
  • Non-Examination Pathway:
    • CLAT Merit / L-SAT India Merit - for BA LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.), BBA LL.B. (Hons.) - Candidates with minimum 50% Marks in Higher & Senior Secondary (10th & 12th) and CLATAIR ranking up to 15000/ L-SAT India Percentile of 60 percentile or above will be exempted from appearing in ULSAT.
    • Board Merit: for BA LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.), BBA LL.B. (Hons.) - Candidates with 75% marks in 10th and 12th main five subjects (English as one of the compulsory Subject) are exempted from ULSAT.

Up to 20% of seats shall be filled through the Board Merit/CLAT AIR/L-SAT India Category.

Scope and Highlights

The School of Law (SoL) is a constituent college of UPES. It brings to you highly integrated undergraduate programs aimed at creating legal and techno-legal professionals specialising in Corporate and Energy Law, besides IPR and Cyber Law. Bar Council of India approves all programs the UPES School of Law (SoL) India offers. The integrated programs offered by SoL are the first of their kind in South Asia. UPES is the only university in India that has partnered with ULaw. UPES School of Law and UK-based The University of Law (ULaw), one of the most reputed universities for legal studies globally, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims in providing opportunities to students such as –

  • Scholarships for postgraduate programs
  • Faculty and student exchange
  • Online modules
  • Summer school program
  • Research collaboration
  • Collaborative seminars, moot courts, conferences and student competitions
Career Opportunities

B.A., LL.B (Hons.) is a professional integrated degree that opens up a wide range of career opportunities for graduates. After completing the program, students can choose to work as lawyers in various fields, such as Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Taxation Law, Intellectual Property Law, Or Environmental Law. Graduates can also work in law firms, government agencies, or corporate legal departments. Moreover, the program prepares students to pursue higher education and research in law, leading to advanced degrees such as LL.M. or Ph.D. Overall, the B.A., LL.B., BBA LL.B. and B.Com. LL.B.(H) program equips graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the legal profession and pursue various career opportunities.

Why study B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) at UPES School of Law?

The programs offered by the university have a range of features that set it apart from other law programs. The university has received numerous accolades, including a QS 5-star rating for Employability, University of the Year (North India) awarded by ASSOCHAM, and an Accredited Grade 'A' by NAAC.

 As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022, the Ministry of Education, India, School of Law, UPES has been ranked 21 in Law and among the Top 10 Private Law colleges in India by India Today.

We have a vision to provide quality legal education in this new age of digital transformation. The institute is committed to not only exploring but also implementing an outcome-based education. We focus on applying the new-age learning technologies to competency-based, adaptive and collaborative education. This will help us create a learning space which meets the unique needs of every student.

In the coming years, we aim to focus on digital learning through a balanced combination of technology, digital content, live instruction and experiential learning. Our partnerships with global institutions would provide our students with much-needed 'international exposure at home'. We have the privilege of becoming the first Indian university to partner with the UK-based University of Law. School of Law, UPES and UK-based The University of Law (ULaw), one of the most reputed universities for legal studies globally, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to provide opportunities to students such as –

  • Scholarships for postgraduate programs
  • Faculty and student exchange
  • Online modules
  • Summer school program
  • Research collaboration
  • Collaborative seminars, moot courts, conferences and student competitions.

We also have MoUs with renowned institutions such as Maurer School of Law and Nottingham Trent University to provide progression opportunities for higher education. The School of Law, UPES has taken another step towards bridging the gap between industry and academia. In line with the guidelines released by the University Grants Commission, we have appointed top legal practitioners as Professors of Practice to inculcate practical skills to students through their vast industry experience. Finally, the program offers unmatched global opportunities, ensuring students are well-prepared for the international legal market.

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Specialisation

The program offers students the opportunity to specialise in ten diverse subjects, each designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in specific fields of law. The rigorous and comprehensive program provides students with a deep understanding of the law and its role in shaping society. Faculty members are highly qualified and committed to providing students with a stimulating learning environment, allowing them to acquire the necessary skills to excel in their chosen field.

Overall, the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) program offers students a unique opportunity to specialise in their area of interest, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the legal profession.

Constitution Law
Criminal Law
Corporate Law
Taxation Law
Intellectual Property Rights
Energy & Environment Law
Banking & Insolvency Law
Investment and Trade Law
Disruptive Technologies Law
Industrial Relations and Constitution Law

Curriculum

Semester 1
SubjectLTPCredits
Law of Contract I4004
Law of Tort and Consumer Protection Laws4004
Major (Paper 1) Financial Accounting3003
Minor I (Paper 1) Financial markets and investments3003
Minor II (Paper 1) Banking services and operations3003
Critical Thinking and Writing2002
Fundamentals of Moot Courts0011
Environment Sustainability and Climate Change (Theory)2002
TOTAL   22
Semester 2
SubjectLTPCredits
Law of Contract II4004
Legal Methods and Legal Reasoning3003
Major (Paper 2) Financial Management3003
Minor I (Paper 2) Investment in Stock Markets3003
Minor II (Paper 2) Innovation & Marketing in Banking 3003
SFL-Living Conversation2002
Legal History3003
Environment Sustainability and Climate Change ( Living Lab)2002
Social Internship0000
TOTAL   23
Semester 3
SubjectLTPCredits
Constitutional Law I4004
Law of Crimes I: IPC4004
Family Law I4004
Major (Paper 3) Corporate Accounting 3003
Minor I (Paper 3) Insurance and Risk Management3003
Minor II (Paper 3) Foreign Exchange Management3003
SFL2002
TOTAL   23
Semester 4
SubjectLTPCredits
Constitutional Law II4004
Law of Crimes II: CrPC4004
Family Law II4004
Law of Evidence4004
Major (Paper 4) Business Economics3003
SFL2002
SFL2002
TOTAL   23
Semester 5
SubjectLTPCredits
Labour Law I3003
Company Law I4004
Code of Civil Procedure & Limitation Act4004
Environmental Studies & Law4004
Major (Paper 5) Business Statistics3003
SFL2002
Counselling Skills1001
SFL1001
TOTAL   22
Semester 6
SubjectLTPCredits
Labour Law II3003
Administrative Law4004
Law Optional-Company Law II4004
Major (Paper 6) Cost Accounting3003
Hons 1 specialization4004
Hons 1- Making of the Indian Constitution    
Hons 1- Criminology    
Hons 1-Corporate Governance    
Hons 1-Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution     
Hons 1-Copyright Law and Practice    
Hons 1-Legal Framework- Metaverse,  Block Chain     
Hons 1-Labour welfare and Constitutional Protections    
Hons 1-Private International Trade Law    
Hons 1-Banking Laws & Practices    
Hons 1-International Environmental Law    
Foreign Language ( Any one)
French
German
2002
SFL2002
TOTAL   22
Semester 7
SubjectLTPCredits
Taxation Law4004
Transfer of Property and Easement Law4004
Jurisprudence3003
Law Optional-Interpretation of Statutes4004
Hons 2 specialization4004
Hons 2-Transformative Constitutionalism    
Hons 2-Comparative Criminal Procedure     
Hons 2-Corporate Restructuring    
Hons 2-Goods and Service Tax    
Hons 2-Law of Trademarks    
Hons 2-Drone Laws, AI & Intelligence Robotics Law    
Hons 2-Comparative Social security and Indian Constitution    
Hons 2-Public International Trade Law    
Hons 2-Financial Market Regulation    
Hons 2-Energy Law and Policy Goverance in International Scenario    
Hons 3 specialization4004
Hons 3-Comparative Constitutionalism    
Hons 3-Financial and Systemic Fraud     
Hons 3-Securities Market Regulation    
Hons 3-Tax Practice and Filing of Returns     
Hons 3-Patent Law and Practice    
Hons 3-Fintech & E-Commerce    
Hons 3-Wage Laws and Constitutional Protection    
Hons 3-International Investment Law    
Hons 3-Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law    
Hons 3-Sustainable Energy and Environment Protection    
TOTAL   23
Semester 8
SubjectLTPCredits
Public International Law4004
Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance4004
Law Optional-Intellectual Property Law4004
Mediation (with Conciliation)3003
Hons 4 specialization4004
Hons 4-Comparative Federalism     
Hons 4-International Criminal Law    
Hons 4-Foreign Investment Law    
Hons 4-Customs and Latest Developments    
Hons 4-Trade Secrets and Sui Generis IPR    
Hons 4-Cyber laws & Cyber Security     
Hons 4-Comparative Labour Constitutionalism    
Hons 4-International Banking & Finance    
Hons 4-Debt Recovery Laws    
Hons 4-Climate Change and Energy Transition- National and International Legal Framework    
Hons 5 specialization4004
Hons 5-Comparative Legislative Relations    
Hons 5-Socio -Economic Offences     
Hons 5-Competition Law    
Hons 5-Corporate Tax and Planning     
Hons 5-Industrial Design Law    
Hons 5-Data Privacy & Law relating to OTT and Social Media    
Hons 5-Vulnerable employment and law    
Hons 5-International Commercial Arbitration    
Hons 5-International Banking & Finance    
Hons 5-Legal Framework of Indian Oil and Gas Sector    
TOTAL   23
Semester 9
SubjectLTPCredits
Alternative Dispute Resolution4004
Hons 6 specialization4004
Hons 6-Election Law    
Hons 6-Forensic Science and Law     
Hons 6-Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law    
Hons 6-International Taxation     
Hons 6-Commercialisation of IPR    
Hons 6-Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Cities    
Hons 6-Feminist industrial Jurisprudence    
Hons 6-Law of IPR in International Trade    
Hons 6-Law on Insurance    
Hons 6-Nuclear Energy Laws and Sustainable Development    
Programe Elective-1(Any one)

Health Laws
Insurance Law 
Aviation, Air and Space Law 
Law relating to Human Rights 
4004
Programe Elective-2(Any one)

Private International Law 
Comparative Competition Law and Policy 
Banking and Negotiable Instruments Law 
Law of Defense Studies
4004
Hons 7 ( PBL)0022
TOTAL   18
Semester 10
SubjectLTPCredits
Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System4004
Moot Court Exercise and Internship0022
Law Optional-Information Technology Law4004
Hons 8  (PBL)0044
TOTAL   14

Placements

With a placement record of 80% (approx.), we assure exceptional career opportunities for our students. School of Law, UPES, allures renowned law firms/ corporate houses, ensuring a promising future in law.

Amarchand
Atos Syntel
Chadha & Chadha
EY
FIS
HCL
Hinduja
IC University
Jio
Lakshmi
Link/Legal
Mercados
mindcrest
More Global
NPCL
Pioneer
pwc
Quislex
Remfry Sagar
Samsung Research
Spice Route
Tata Power
tcs
Vibrant
Wadiya Gandhi

For any law graduate, Internships are crucial stepping-stones toward a thriving legal career. At the School of Law, UPES, we go the extra mile to connect our students with the best internship opportunities available. This enables them to gain practical exposure, hone their skills, and establish valued alliances in their interned organisations.

At the School of Law, UPES, we believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals, and to boost further chances of securing a dream job, we provide a comprehensive pre-placement boot camp. This specialised training program prepares for Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI), ensuring that students shine during placement. Our expert faculty and industry professionals will equip students with the necessary skills and techniques to ace any interview. We are committed to shaping students into confident and accomplished professionals.

Join the School of Law, UPES, today and embark on a transformative journey that propels you toward legal excellence. Immerse yourself in a supportive community, state-of-the-art facilities, and limitless opportunities to excel in the legal profession.

FAQs

Does UPES provide scholarships for B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Program?

There are academic scholarships for meritorious students, domicile scholarships for bonafide Uttarakhand students, freeships under Project 'Jyoti' for students from Economically Weaker Sections, and sports scholarships under Project 'Vijaya'. Check the link for more information: https://www.upes.ac.in/admissions/scholarships

What are the career opportunities after doing B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Program?

Graduates can pursue various career opportunities after completing the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) program in India. They can practise law in various fields, such as corporate law, criminal law, taxation law, intellectual property law, or environmental law, either as advocates or legal consultants. Graduates can also work as legal advisors or consultants in law firms, government agencies, or corporate legal departments. Additionally, they can pursue a career in the judiciary by appearing for the Indian Judicial Services examination. Furthermore, graduates can pursue higher education and research in law, leading to advanced degrees such as LL.M. or Ph.D., or choose to become law professors in universities or law schools. Overall, the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) program in India provides graduates with diverse career opportunities in the legal profession.

What is the average salary after the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Program?

The average salary for B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Graduates in India depend on various factors such as the industry, job role, location, and experience. In general, fresh graduates can expect an average starting salary of around INR Rs. 3-5 lakhs per annum. However, as graduates gain experience and expertise in their field, they can expect to earn higher salaries ranging from INR Rs. 6-12 lakhs per annum or more. Senior lawyers and legal consultants with significant experience and a strong reputation in the industry can earn much higher salaries, ranging from INR Rs. 20-50 lakhs or more per annum. Ultimately, the salary after completing the BA LL.B. (Hons.) programs in India vary depending on individual skills, experience, and job roles.

Are there hostel facilities for boys and girls getting admission for the course?

Yes, the hostel facility is provided by the University. Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on-campus accommodation (on a first-come, first-served basis), separately for boys and girls on a triple-sharing basis. Students wishing to avail of the hostel facility (on-campus) will need to deposit fee in advance.

The fee indicated below is for the academic session 2022-23 only and is on a triple-sharing basis

Fee: INR 1,65,000/- Regular hostel for boys and girls at Bidholi and Kandoli campus.

In addition to the hostel fee, an interest-free refundable hostel security fee of Rs. 10,000 will be taken at the time of registration.

Note: Students who wish to avail the campus hostel facility should submit the following documents along with the requisite hostel fee without fail:

- Medical Certificate*

- Police Verification Report* (from their respective city/town)

*Format is available in the registration letter sent separately only to admitted students.

Note: Hostel refund will be as per University’s norms (https://www.upes.ac.in/media/9606/hostel-refund-policy-2023-24.pdf)