Academics

CURRICULUM
THE CURRICULAM AS PER THE UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI

Subjects for the LL.B. Degree Course [Three Years (Semester - I to VI) with effect from the academic year 2004 - 05 for all the Semester:
N.B: No candidate shall be allowed to appear for the First LL.B. (Sem - II) / Second LL.B.(Semester - IV) and LL.B. Degree (Semester - VI) examinations unless he/she passes in Practical Training Paper.

First year B.L.S /LL.B (100 Marks Each)
Semester – I
  • 1. English I
  • 2. Logic I
  • 3. Economics
Semester – II
  • 1. History
  • 2.Political Science I
  • 3.Legal writing & Legal Language
Second year B.L.S /LL.B (100 Marks Each)
Semester – III
  • 1. Political Science II
  • 2. Sociology
  • 3. History of Courts
Semester – IV
  • 1. English II
  • 2. Logic II
  • 3. Political Science III
Third year B.L.S /LL.B & First year LL.B (100 Marks Each)
Semester – I /V B.L.S
  • 1. Labour Laws
  • 2. Contract – I
  • 3. Tort & Consumer Protection Laws
  • 4.Legal Language including Legal –Writing & General English
Semester – II / VI B.L.S
  • 1. Law of Crimes
  • 2.Constitutional Law
  • 3. Family Law – I
  • 4.Environmental Laws
  • 5.Practical Training – I
Fourth year B.L.S /LL.B & Second year LL.B (100 Marks Each)
Semester – III /VII B.L.S
  • 1. Administrative Laws
  • 2. Family Law – II
  • 3. Transfer of Property and Easement Act
  • 4. Company Law
Semester – IV VIII B.L.S
  • 1. Jurisprudence
  • 2. Contract – II
  • 3. Land Laws
  • 4. Any one from the following: a)Criminology and Correctional Administration b) Taxation Laws c) Bankruptcy Laws
  • 5. Practical Training – II
Fifth year B.L.S /LL.B & Third year LL.B (100 Marks Each)
Semester – V / IX B.L.S
  • 1. Civil Procedure Code & Limitation Act
  • 2. Criminal Procedure Code, Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 & Probation of Offenders Act
  • 3. Interpretation of Statutes
  • 4. Public International Law & Human Rights
Semester – VI / X B.L.S
  • 1. Alternate Dispute Resolution System
  • 2. Law of Evidence
  • 3 & 4 Optional Papers: (any two from the following)
    a) Banking Laws & Negotiable Instruments Act
    b) Law of Insurance
    c) Intellectual Property Law
    d) Conflict of Laws
    e) Law relating to Women & Children
    f) Law & Medicine
  • 5. Practical Training – III
  • 6. Practical Training – IV



ACADEMIC TERMS:

The arrangement of terms for the Faculty of Law is as under:


FIRST TERM :

1st July to 10 December (Both Days Inclusive)

(There will be a Term Break from 6th September, 2016 to 12th September, 2016 both days inclusive)


SECOND TERM :

2nd January to 16 May (Both Days Inclusive)

(There will be a Term Break from 13th December, 2016 to 1st January, 2017 both days inclusive)




CLASS TIMINGS:

The classes for LL.B. (3 years) are held in the morning from 07.05 a.m. to 10.40 a.m. Practical training, tutorials and case study classes will be held after that.

The classes for B.L.S /LL.B. (5 years) are held in the morning from 09.00 a.m. to evening 01.00 p.m.

The working hours for the college office are from 10.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.



ATTENDANCE:

The term “working days” mean the days on which the lectures are delivered. If a student remains absent even for a single lecture of a day, he/she will be treated as absent for the whole day. Sending up a student for the University examination shall depend on:
1. Required attendance,
2. Satisfactory progress and
3. Good conduct within the College.


As per the Ordinances Nos. 119 and 125, a student is considered to have kept a term: If he has completed, to the satisfaction of the Principal, the course of study for such a term for the class to which he belongs and if his attendance is 75% of the total number of working days.



RELEVANT RULE OF THE “BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA”

1. Save as provided in Section 24 (1)(iii) of the Act, a degree in Law obtained from any University in the territory of India after the 12 March 1967 shall not be recognized for purposes of Section 24 (1)(iii) of the Act unless the following conditions are fulfilled.
i] That at the time of joining the course of instruction in Law for a degree in Law, he is a graduate of a University, or possesses such academic qualification which are considered equivalent to a graduates degree of a University by the Bar Council of India.
ii] The Law degree has been obtained after undergoing a course of study in Law for a minimum period of Three years/Five years as provided in these rules, and
iii] That the course of study in Law has been regular attendance at the requisite number of lectures, tutorials, moot courts and practical training given by a college affiliated to a university recognize by the Bar Council of India.




TEACHING METHODS

Teaching methods include Class Room Lectures, Interactive Sessions & discussions, Case Studies, Power Point Presentation & Documentaries, Seminar & Workshops, Mooting (debating points of law before a judge), Guest lectures, Practical Training, Project work, Field Visits etc.




EXAMINATION
QUESTION PAPER PATTERN:
Total 100 marks

Q. No. 1 Ten Short Question (Not more than two sentences)– 2 marks each - 20 Marks.
Q. No. 2 Short notes on any Four out of Six – 5 marks each - 20 marks
Q. No. 3 Situational Questions (Problems) any two out of three – 6 marks each - 12 marks.
Q. No. 4 Essay type questions, four out of six – 12 marks each- 48 marks.


Students can take the Examination in English/ Marathi/ Hindi. However, the paper in the subject of “Legal Language and Legal Writing and General English” is to be written only in English and no marks will be allotted to the answers written in any other language in the examinations to be held from second half of the year 2008 and onwards.


SEMESTER SYSTEM:

The LL.B. Degree will not be conferred upon a candidate unless the candidate has passed in, or cleared, all the papers prescribed for each Semester Examination in accordance with the provisions relating to each Semester Examination. The performance of the students will be evaluated by the Examination to be conducted at the end of the every Semester and also by his/her performance in the Practical Training Papers as per the guidelines issued from time to time by the Bar Council of India.


STANDARD FOR PASSING THE LL.B. EXAMINATION:

R. 4437: - To pass the examination the candidates must obtain 45% marks in each paper/s and Practical/s separately. Those candidates who obtain less than 60% of the same sitting will be placed in Second Class. Those of the successful candidates who obtain 60% marks and more than 60% marks in all paper/s at one and the same sitting will be placed in the First Class. A candidate who obtains 45% marks in Theory paper/s and Practical/s may, at his option be exempted from appearing in the paper/s and Practical/s as the case may be.




COLEGE ASSOCIATION / ACTIVITIES
The Students Council:

The Students Council will be constituted every year as per Section 40 of the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994 in accordance with the directions issued by the University.


The College Gymkhana:

All students are members of the Gymkhana.



DISCIPLINE
RAGGING:

Ragging is strictly prohibited in the college premises and outside. Students indulging in ragging other students will be punished as per “The Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999” (Mah.XXXIII) Published in the Maharashtra Govt. Gazette on 15 May, 1999. Such students will also be expelled from the College and F.I.R will be lodged with the police against them. Moreover, it will be mentioned in the “College Leaving Certificate” of such students that they are expelled because of their indulgence in ragging. The students found guilty of ragging earlier will not be admitted to this College.


WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CELL:

No. WDC/161 of 2009 – a Women Development Cell is constituted to deal with the cases of sexual harassment of women.


Besides the regular lectures, the College, every year organizes a series of guest-lectures by distinguished Professors, Lawyers, Judges, Professionals, Seminars and workshops etc. on contemporary issues.