Start Date
01 Sep 2019

End Date
31 July 2022

3 Years

Last Date to Apply

15 Jul 2019

Program Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 6.0 Lacs

Course Information


Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) offers the 3-year Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Program since its year of inception in 2009. The Program is designed in keeping with the latest Bar Council of India rules and the University Grants Commission prescriptions and aims at fostering a culture of scholarship and academic excellence amongst the students.

The Bachelor of Laws is intended to be completed in three years full-time, or on a part time basis; in either case the degree must normally be completed within ten years from the start of study (including any periods of leave or suspension). Each year of study is divided into two semesters which have fifteen weeks of study each. Two additional weeks are set aside for revisions and examination.


Bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 45% aggregate marks. DU LLB Entrance Test 2018.

Credit Structure

The LLB Curriculum at JGLS consists of compulsory and elective courses of maximum one semester’s strength. The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every student gains a sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the law, as well as satisfying applicable requirements for admission to practice; the elective courses provide an opportunity to develop particular interests and to deepen understanding.

Each full semester course is worth 4 credits (with the exception of elective courses worth 4 to 1 credits), with 40 credits per year being the minimum full-time load adopted by the University. The normal full-time load in each semester is therefore 20 credits. Students may choose to take on a higher load subject to the prior consent of the Office of Academic Affairs. In no event shall the load for any semester be in excess of 28 credits.

In order to be awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree, students must be awarded no less than 120 credits in total, distributed as follows:

  • Atleast 20 compulsory courses (named below), worth 80 credits in aggregate;
  • 6 elective courses, worth 24 credits in aggregate;
  • 4 Compulsory Clinical Courses, worth 16 credits in aggregate.

Students may be awarded credits for undertaking co-curricular activities which allow them to develop legal reasoning skills and enhance their understanding of the law. Credits earned on account of permissible co-curricular activity will count towards the total 120 credits required to be awarded a LLB degree.

Course Structure

Course Electives

Students are offered a number of elective courses from their second year of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management. Successful completion of electives will lead to the awarding of credits, which are ascertained per elective, based on the number of instructional hours. For example, a three credit course will have atleast three hours of classroom lectures per week and one or more hours of tutorial instruction per week.

Further, a number of elective courses at the various schools of the University are open for cross-registration. For example, a student of the Jindal School of International Affairs shall may opt for a course on International Humanitarian Law offered by the Jindal Global Law School.


Scholarship Program is one of the most common ways which is run by all universities to give financial assistance to the students who come from a financially weaker section but have great possibilities to thrive through their academics. OPJGU has always tried that such students must not be left behind just because of money constraints.

Every year, Merit cum Means Scholarship applications are invited from students and reviewed by the scholarship committee during a series of frequent meetings. Rules and regulations are drafted/amended every year as required. The criterion taken into consideration are merit (CGPA) and means (family income). So many other factors also play an important role like participation in moot courts, debates, sports, cultural activities, societies’ events etc., contribution to university (CDPD & Admissions) and research. The review is done in such a way that maximum students get benefitted.

Students who qualify under Haryana domicile category may be eligible for full or partial fee concession.


JGLS has entered into multiple MoUs and collaborations facilitate internships and placements for JGLS students and graduates. JGLS also has extensive ties within government, businesses, and civil society, which are used to assist in placing our students and graduates. Our  graduating students have opted for diverse careers in organizations ranging from law firms, corporates, senior counsels, think-tanks, start-ups, and public policy organizations, among others. 

A large number of students also chose to pursue higher studies abroad for which many partner universities of JGLS offered generous scholarships to the students. JGLS has MoUs and academic partnerships with International and top Indian law firms, including White & Case, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, FoxMandal Little, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Nishith Desai Associates, Economic Laws Practice, Khaitan & Co., Vaish Associates and Trilegal to facilitate internships and placements for students. 

The school also has a Committee of International Lawyers (J-CIL), a New York based association of practising lawyers from leading law firms worldwide, who are committed to helping JGLS provide advice and career counseling for students and graduates.

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All Courses

Code of Civil Procedure & Law of Limitation

This course is meant as an overview of the Law of Civil Procedure that provides the mechanism for how the civil court system functions . The course builds upon the knowledge of substantive contract and transfer of property law already acquired by the students. The course aim is to orient itself in practical and instrumental terms. The Constitutional and Jurisprudential issues connected with the Civil Procedure will be studied as an ancillary of the course though a more in-depth analysis of those issues lie with Constitutional Law courses. The instructor also intends to cover some topical issues like delay in the justice system, recent new developments in laws of injunctions etc.


The Law of Torts and Consumer Protection is a cornerstone of the first-year legal curriculum. In this class, students are exposed to basic legal concepts such as liability, elements of offenses, and damages that will inform the remainder of their legal education and their careers in the law. The course will also teach students how to read and analyze cases, which are drawn not only from India, but from other common law jurisdictions such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Contract- I

This course aims to provide a foundation to the field of commercial laws by introducing the principles and theory of Contract Law. The central questions that this course will examine are: Which kinds of promises does the law enforce and why? Students will learn the elements of a contract, how a contract is formed, what a valid contract is and the remedies available to contracting parties for the breach of a contract. The materials used in this course include judgments of the courts of India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, statutes and other legal materials as well as scholarly articles critically analysing the law. This course will undertake the study of contract law primarily through the evaluation of case laws. Students will be encouraged to critically assess and examine the reading materials and case laws and extract the correct legal position from them. Students will also be introduced to the different theories of contract law analysis with a greater focus on the economic analysis of contract law. In this way the course will provide an understanding of contract law and introduce students to certain tools that will be helpful in analysing contract law.

Family Law- I

This course is an exploration of the complex realm of family laws with a quest to unravel the interface between meta-narratives of justice (through laws of and within family) and the lived realities of the individuals. There will be a constant attempt to comprehend and expose the claims of formal equality by appreciating the meaning(s) of justice for different subjects of family law. The course intends to grapple with the notion that law leads to justice and hence dispel the myth that reform in bad law will definitely produce justice. In this backdrop there will be an attempt to explore the critical relationships between religion and law, law and society and law and gender to initiate a discussion into how to/not to do law reforms in the sphere of family.

This introductory course covers legal methods for students of law; one learns to critically read statutes, cases and other legal and legally-relevant material, and to identify and resolve issues that involve the law. The syllabus includes selected analytical legal materials and aims to provide a familiarity with the context, syntax and grammar of law that is vital to address situations that lawyers, judges and legal institutions have to regularly engage with. Through the detailed study of selected legal materials, the course also hopes to provide students of law with a picture of the different approaches, attitudes, theories and philosophies that make law such an exciting subject of scholarly studies. Materials studied include classic and modern legal cases from the Indian, Anglo-American and continental European legal systems in the fields of tort, contract, criminal law, public law and property. In addition to working directly with selected original and appellate decisions (and the arguments and pleadings involved in these), students will also learn to use important texts and writings that hold a strong influence on contemporary legal method and the law. A few of the cases and texts in the syllabus have been specifically chosen to build a foundation for the sustained study of legislative history, institutional roles, statutory interpretation, and legal reasoning. Stories and literary excerpts, films, workshop-format interactions with experts, and field trips to institutions will contribute to the holistic treatment of the subject matter.

Company Law

This course manual contains official record of the details of the course on Company Law-I taught to the BBA LLB (Hons) batch of 2014. This course manual is not exhaustive and should only be used as a general guide to the subject. This course manual may be supplemented and/or modified (with additional readings and/or assignments) during the semester by the Course Instructors with prior notice to the students.

Administrative Law

The class will primarily analyse case laws and theoretical articles. The seminar style will be followed in this class. The class will discuss and critique articles on administration law such as Baxi’s historical analysis of administrative law or Professor Mashaw’s account of administrative law. It will also discuss the Indian Supreme Court’s decisions on administrative law from a doctrinal as well as a political and historical perspective. This discussion will focus on whether concepts such as delegated legislation, natural justice, control of Executive’s powers have been correctly or consistently applied by the Indian Supreme Court. Could the concepts have been interpreted differently? The course will try to analyse contemporary issues in an attempt to make the course topical- for example the class will consider issues of delegated legislation in the pending Food Bill or the control of administrative discretion in the 2G Scam Case. The course will also be comparative to an extent and it will compare Indian case laws with English case laws and articles. The course will deliberate on the modern regulatory State and how the vulnerable can be protected from its excesses through legal mechanisms.

Property Law

The Property Law Course at JGLS conforms to the Bar Council of India’s prescribed curriculum and focuses on the law governing transfers of property inter vivos – i.e. between living persons. It is intended to familiarize students with the various sections of the Transfer of Property Act 1882 (TPA), with some attention given to the laws of Stamps, Registration and Easements. Accordingly a bulk of the time allocated for this course will be spent discussing and analysing the various sections of the TPA. Students who take this course can expect to emerge with a sound theoretical knowledge of the TPA and functional knowledge of the Stamp and Registration procedures. This would enable them to draft basic documents of transfer such as sale, lease, mortgage and gift agreements. In addition the course will also introduce students to the debates surrounding the Right to Property under the Constitution of India and deal briefly with contemporary issues such as land acquisition and urban real estate development.

Pleadings, Drafting And Conveyancing

Legal proceedings progress by filing appropriate documents at every stage. Drafting of a legal document is an art and acquiring working knowledge in this demands application of skills of a higher order. The present coursework on Drafting, Pleadings and Conveyancing aims to acquaint students with fundamentals of drafting, pleadings and advocacy techniques. It is designed to provide practical orientation and inculcate among students, the necessary acumen in drafting legal documents both for court purposes and otherwise. Students will also learn to select the appropriate legal document based on the legal proceeding or the transaction, format of the document, tone and tenor of the language to be used and the art of developing the content of the document in light of the various controlling legal provisions.

Constitutional Law -I

The course introduces students to some foundational debates running through Indian constitutionalism. These debates intersect in concentric layers and can be analyzed as tensions of constitutionalism and democracy, and also specifically under the rubric of fundamental rights and directive principles of state policy, individualism and social welfare, freedom and equality, judicial review and parliamentary sovereignty, constituent powers and self-determination. The contestations are very much evident under the two important rights of freedom and equality that will be discussed. The core of these debates is about the philosophical conception of rights and the Indian Supreme Court’s expansive interpretation of social and economic rights. It demonstrates that constitutional law is not a mere framework of limiting State power, but it consciously seeks to achieve egalitarianism and social justice.

Professional Ethics & Professional Accounting System

This course will analyse the professional ethics as prescribed by the Bar Council of India. The Course shall introduce (a) the regulation of the legal profession as per the Advocates Act 1961 and other statutes, and (b) the ethical underpinning of legal rules. It will focus on Indian case laws as well as global debates in the field of legal ethics so as to make the course comparative and engaging.

Environmental Law

This course will explore the theories, legal materials, issues, systems, and debates that animate environmental law and ecological policy discourse in India and in varying local, regional and global contexts. This course will focus on three aspects; first an introduction to the subject in terms of tracing the history of the environment movement and environmental law scholarship. This involves, consideration of horizontal aspects (ethics, theories, general principles and legal sources, macro-issues) and vertical aspects (specific areas/fields/case-studies such as pollution, air laws, water laws, land laws, biodiversity, animal rights, desertification, climate change, indigenous people, sustainability, heritage, management of hazardous substances, development, transgenic agriculture, trade, scientific uncertainty etc.). City-specific and urban aspects of environment law will be given equal attention along with aspects pertaining specifically to rural and non-urban landscapes. At the end of the course we aim to better understand how to conceptualize nature, culture and our (past, present and future) place in the universe.

Moot Court And Trial Preperation

A skill-based course that aims to develop the practical skills required in moot courts, trials, client counselling, and arbitration proceedings through both theoretical knowledge and clinical application.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The course is aimed to provide participants with a critical understanding of how tax administration works, in order for them to acclimatize to any taxing regime they intend to work in the future. Furthermore, the course aims to provide participants an in-depth understanding of the challenges different countries face in modernizing their tax administration with specific emphasis to the tax administration in India. There are two aspects to this course as the name suggests, that is administration of taxation regime in India and the different modes of resolution of disputes in tax matters.

Administration The course provides participants the opportunity to focus on administrative issues and policy decisions taken by the government. In the Indian scenario, literature on taxation is mostly corporate oriented, that is to say, that there is vast literature critiquing the government actions and very little literature providing solutions or advocating for policy decisions taken by the government. Participants through the course will be encouraged to debate, compare and suggest reforms in the Indian tax administration, in light of the administrative experiences of other countries. Primary topics of contention would the understanding/critiquing the organizational structure of direct/indirect taxation, the heavy dependence on tax intermediaries, understanding key internal process of tax administration, understanding audit selection and risk management, the role of technology in tax administration, and suggesting reforms therein (study of the Tax Administration and Reform Commission (TARC) Report and the Easwar Committee Report).

For participants wishing to pursue a corporate career, this course will serve as a building block to the understanding of any tax regime around the world. The course provides participants the opportunity to comparatively analyze the best tax administrative practices and approaches adopted by governments around the world. It is critical for corporate lawyers to be familiar with concepts like Large Taxpayer Units (LTUs), or understanding the recommendations made by the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project in October 2015. Particular focus will be laid on Action Plan 14, which focuses on making dispute resolution mechanisms more effective. Dispute Resolution The course provides participants the opportunity to focus on the different dispute resolution mechanisms, set up for the ease of the taxpayers.

It is imperative for any tax lawyer to be 4 familiar with the mechanisms for dispute resolution, such as the Settlement Commission, Dispute Resolution Panel (DRP), Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR), the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Advance Pricing Agreements (APA), Safe Harbor Rules and Mutual Agreement procedure (MAP). Participants through the course will be encouraged to debate, compare and suggest reforms to the structure, the organization and the function of the dispute resolution machinery in the India. Participants will be expected to study the different approaches adopted by different countries and suggest reforms. The course also elaborates on the arbitration as a method for dispute resolution in situations where there is a failure of a MAP. This is an upcoming field and signifies the shift from simple adjudication to mediation and conciliation in tax dispute resolution. Although India does not allow for such proceedings, participants are expected to debate on the matter.

Intellectual Property Law

The Property Law Course at JGLS conforms to the Bar Council of India’s prescribed curriculum and focuses on the law governing transfers of property inter vivos – i.e. between living persons. It is intended to familiarize students with the various sections of the Transfer of Property Act 1882 (TPA), with some attention given to the laws of Stamps, Registration and Easements. Accordingly a bulk of the time allocated for this course will be spent discussing and analysing the various sections of the TPA. Students who take this course can expect to emerge with a sound theoretical knowledge of the TPA and functional knowledge of the Stamp and Registration procedures. This would enable them to draft basic documents of transfer such as sale, lease, mortgage and gift agreements. In addition the course will also introduce students to the debates surrounding the Right to Property under the Constitution of India and deal briefly with contemporary issues such as land acquisition and urban real estate development.

Research Paper I

Students are evaluated on the basis of a research paper drafted as part of an elective course which may be any one of the following:

● International Criminal Law

● Comparative Constitutional Law

● Private International Law

● International Trade Law

Law of Crimes-I

Law of crimes is the foundational course in the legal concepts constituting substantive criminal law. It provides a basic grounding in substantive criminal law so as to prepare students to learn criminal procedure and evidence in the following semesters. The course content involves developing an understanding of the principles of common law and how or to what extent they are codified in the penal law of India. The course works on how to read the text relating to the stream of criminal law. This includes developing skills to textually and critically read any statute of criminal law or any judgment delivered by the court of law. The focus would remain on offences codified under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC). A sincere attempt is made to infuse some criminal law theory in teaching pedagogy so as to trigger the interest of some students in pursuing criminology, penology or victimology in the years to follow. The course also delves into brief comparative analysis between criminal law in jurisdictions beyond India such as Singapore, Canada, and England etc.

Law of Evidence

This course is an introductory course on law of evidence which is one of the most fundamental branches of law. The course will aim at developing the capabilities to understand and apply the general principles of relevancy and admissibility. The course serves a dual purpose- One, to technically equip students to be able to read the legal text and apply the same in actual cases. Second, the course aims to scrutinize certain areas of evidence critically so as to infuse the spirit of questioning and law reforms.

Family Law- II

This course deals with the law of inheritance, intestate and testamentary succession, gifts, wills, etc. in India. The first part of the course explores the Hindu succession law and deals with the Hindu joint family system and the Hindu Succession Act. The second part of the course deals with transfer of property under Muslim law, and includes the concepts of gifts and wills under Muslim law and the law of inheritance and succession under the two major schools of Muslim law: Shia and Sunni


Contracts- II

Building on the general principles studied in Law of Contract-I, this course aims at introducing students to some specific contracts wherein parties, given the circumstances, stand at a peculiar relationship with respect to one another entailing certain specific rights and obligations, for example, the contract of indemnity, guarantee, agency and partnership. The emphasis on these areas is because they play a crucial role in commercial transactions and a strong conceptual foundation in these areas is likely to be invaluable in practice.

Law of Crimes – II

The course in a nutshell defines in broad parameters the code of criminal procedure. It starts with the types of criminal courts, the powers exercised by the magistrates in awarding punishments. It also delves into the power of the courts to pass awards for maintenance of wives children and parents. The course also looks into the investigative powers of the police, the powers of the police undertaking search and seizure and to maintain peace and tranquility in the sphere of public domain. The course ends by delving into the question of life imprisonment and the efficacy of the death sentence.

Labour Law- I

Labour and Industrial Law comprises of the policy measures directed to the overall welfare of the citizens of India. The study of labour and industrial law gives an overall understanding about how the concept of social justice and social security are integrated in the labour legislations. These legislations are inherently complex in nature where a balance needs to be struck between the requirements of labour welfare and economic growth. In India, the challenges are greater than the developed nations due to the socio-economic conditions and therefore, the guidelines provided by the International Labour Organisation in this regard are useful to re-structure our labour legislations keeping the national and international issues in mind.


What is law? How is law “lived”? How is law “thought”? Does law have a universal meaning or does it shape-shift in different historical, political, cultural and economic contexts? How can the study of jurisprudence advance our understandings of law? In this class, we explore the various ways in which the question ‘what is law?’ has been addressed in legal scholarship and how these different approaches impact the way in which we understand as well as practice law. Literally translated, jurisprudence means ‘wisdom about the law’. This course aims to do just what it says on the tin. But if this is the course that makes one wiser about the law what about everything else studied in law school? To be sure, they too do make the student wiser, but about specific areas and doctrines in the law, about specific legal regimes and the like. Jurisprudence, on the other hand, is a general reflection about the law which is undertaken at a certain level of abstraction. Such being the nature of the jurisprudence, it involves forays into the many areas on the intersection of which the law is situated e.g. philosophy, sociology, economics and politics. This course will emphasize more on philosophy, by which I mean that we will emphasize on philosophical reflections on the law by philosophers, more than economists and sociologists etc.

Public International Law

Public International Law studies legal interactions and exchanges among different actors across state borders. While there are no pre-requisites, this course may build usefully upon the basic understandings of state, government, sovereignty, power and conflict that have already been encountered by students in social science, philosophical and legal subjects, and extends these foundations to the international sphere in the distinctive way that theorists and practitioners of public international law have built this field in response to both international politics and domestic law. The syllabus traverses the principal theories of PIL and then goes into application in the two main sub-sections of The Nature Of International Law; Sources of International Law: (I) Treaties, Customs and other sources Of International Law; (II) International Law And Municipal Law; Sovereignty: State and International Law; UN Charter System: Security Council, ICJ; International Organizations And Treaty Regimes: WTO, European Court; Individuals and International Law: What are the subjects of International Law?; State Responsibility; Diplomatic Protection and Sovereign Immunity; Law of Treaties; Peaceful Settlement of Disputes; Use of force. Limits of Public International Law, including a brief discussion on areas of PIL - such as IHL, HRL and ICL.


This course will examine the constitutional scheme validating the taxation mechanism in India and the financial relations between the Centre and the states from tax perspective. The course will also examine the role of tax laws in framing the fiscal and trade policies of the nation. A broad study of direct and indirect taxes will be undertaken. Further, students will be introduced to the principles of and the contemporary developments in international taxation. The course will then illustrate the role of Indian courts in curtailing arbitrary taxation by the authorities and ensuring effective implementation and valid interpretation of the tax laws.

Research Paper II

Students are evaluated on the basis of a research paper drafted under supervision of any faculty member on any area of law.