Postgraduate Programmes



Postgraduate Programmes (2 Years LL.M. Programmes)


       The Law School offers Master’s Degree programme in three specialized areas, i.e., Constitutional and Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Rights Laws and Criminal Law. The programme is of two year duration, which is particularly designed for law graduates who plan to acquire advanced and specialized training in the field of Law and other disciplines, preparing them for careers in academia (both law schools and other departments), Government and policymaking.


LL.M. Programmes Offered at KSLU’s Law School

2  years LL.M. (Constitutional Law)

2  years LL.M. (Intellectual Property Rights)

2  years LL.M. (Criminal Law)


Eligibility Criteria for Admission


       (1) An applicant who has graduated in law from a University established by an Act of Parliament or by a State Legislature or an equivalent national institution recognized as a Deemed to be University or a foreign University recognized as equivalent to the status of an Indian University by the Equivalence Committee of Karnataka State Law University competent to declare equivalence, may apply for LL.M. degree course.

        (2) Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination shall not be below 45% of total marks in case of general category applicants and 40% of total marks in case of SC and ST applicants.



  • No student shall be permitted to appear for the end-of-semester examination in a given course unless he/she has, to the satisfaction of the course teacher, fulfilled the course requirements and has put in not less than 75% attendance in the course concerned.


Admission Procedure:


         Admission to LL.M. Programme shall be strictly on the basis of merit taking into account total marks obtained in qualifying examination.

     Provided that, while making admission to the course reservation policy of the Government of Karnataka governing admission to higher education institutions issued from time to time shall be applied.

       Provided that a student who has attended not less than 65% of classes in each of the subjects prescribed may be permitted to keep the term for reasons to be recorded in writing and to the satisfaction of the Chairman of the P.G. Department/ Director of Law School as the case may be.

       The allocation of courses over Four semesters shall be as under:


I Semester:

Compulsory Course-I: Law and Social Transformation in India

Compulsory Course-II:  Indian Constitutional Law: New Challenges

Compulsory Course-III: Legal Theory.

Specialisation course-I


II Semester:

Compulsory Course-IV: Legal Education and Research Methodology

Compulsory Course-V: Judicial and Legislative Process

Compulsory Course-VI: Legal Concepts

Specialisation course-II


III Semester

Specialisation course-III

Specialisation course-IV

Specialisation course-V

Specialisation course-VI


IV Semester

Specialisation course-VII

Specialisation course-VIII

Specialisation course-IX




List of Specialisation Subjects


Constitutional Law Branch


Spl. Paper-I:   Constitutional Law: Theory and Practice

Spl. Paper-II:  Public Utilities Law

Spl. Paper-III: Union-State  Financial  Relations

Spl. Paper-IV:  Constitutionalism, Pluralism and Federalism

Spl. Paper-V:   Law and Administration

Spl. Paper-VI: National   Security, Public Order and Rule of Law

Spl. Paper-VII:  Law Relating to  Writs and Public Service

Spl. Paper-VIII:  Mass Media  Law

Spl. Paper-IX:  Panchayat Raj Institutions


Intellectual Property Law Branch


Spl. Paper I:  Conceptual Study of Industrial and  Intellectual Property

Spl, Paper -II:   Law of Patents in India

Spl. Paper -III:  Law of Trade Marks

Spl. Paper -IV:  Law of Copyrights

Spl. Paper -V:   Law of Designs, Integrated Circuits, Geographical  Indications and Confidential Information

Spl. Paper -VI: Law of Intellectual Property and Plant Varieties

Spl. Paper - VII: Law of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity

Spl. Paper -VIII: Law of Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology

Spl. Paper- IX: Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights and Environment



Criminal Law Branch

Spl. Paper-I: Crime, Criminology and Crime prevention

Spl. Paper-II: Penology : Treatment of Offenders

Spl. Paper-III: Privileged Class Deviance

Spl. Paper-IV: Drug Addiction, Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Spl. Paper-V: Juvenile Delinquency

Spl. Paper-VI: Collective Violence and Criminal Justice System

Spl. Paper- VII: Comparative criminal justice system

Spl. Paper-VIII: Victim and Criminal Justice System

Spl. Paper-IX: Crimes affecting Security and Public Order 




Programme Outcomes of LL.M Courses


Knowledge of law: A post graduate in law should possess specialized and in-depth knowledge on the law subjects like Constitutional Law, Intellectual property rights law, business and commercial law, criminal law etc., and also be acquainted with the latest developments in the areas of specialization and should have abilities to apply the knowledge to solve problems and advise institutions and also individuals. Intellectual input is the essence of this autonomous profession.


Professional ethics: A post graduate should have strong underpinnings of professional ethics in order to belong to the noble profession


Development of professional skills: The post graduate should develop the skills of good analytical, comparative legal research; legal research paper writing; analysis of the present law and its implication in a globalized world. Use the library and modern tools, resources/software in writing legal research paper and dissertation. It is very important for a professional to be effective.


Knowledge of law and procedures: The post graduate should study and acquire knowledge about appropriate justice delivery system and application of law in specialized areas like Constitutional Law, Intellectual property rights law, Business and Commercial Law, Constitutional Law. He should also acquaint with the updated information on the area of specialization.


Ready to take-up profession: the post graduate should develop critical and contextual approaches across a wide variety of legal subject matter like Criminal and Security Law; Corporate and Commercial Law; Constitutional Law and also be able to form their own opinion and observation on legal aspects related to their specialized areas.


Social responsibility: A post graduate should be an active citizen first. He should provide leadership to the society when it is at the crossroads.



Constitutional Law

Intellectual Property Law

Criminal Law










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