School of Law, Christ University

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School of Law
Official Logo of Christ University.
Motto Excellence and Service
Established 2006
Type Private
Chancellor Dr Fr Thomas Aykara, CMI
Vice-Chancellor Dr Fr Thomas C Mathew, CMI
Director Fr Benny Thomas, CMI
Students 800
Location India Bangalore, India
12°56′5.13″N 77°36′21.62″E / 12.9347583°N 77.6060056°E / 12.9347583; 77.6060056Coordinates: 12°56′5.13″N 77°36′21.62″E / 12.9347583°N 77.6060056°E / 12.9347583; 77.6060056
Website http://law.christuniversity.in

The School of Law, Christ University, (SLCU) formerly known as Christ College of Law is one of the professional undergraduate schools[1] of Christ University. It is situated in Bangalore, India, on the Christ University[2]-Dharmaram College[3] campus.

SLCU is approved by the Bar Council of India to conduct the five year BA LLB and a five year BBA LLB programmes.

Admission[edit]

Candidates who have passed their 10+2 examination or its equivalent with a minimum of 45% marks at the final examination are eligible to appear for the entrance examination.[4] The candidates should also be below the age of 21 years as on 1 April of the year for which they are seeking admission. In 2006, while it was Christ College of Law (CCL), it admitted students on the basis of a personal interview. In 2007, it held an All India Entrance Test (AIET) in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi and Bangalore. Candidates were called for a personal interview in Bangalore, with sufficient representations from all regions. In 2008, SLCU once again conducted AIET in the same cities. Selected candidates after the AIET were then called for group discussion (GD), personal presentation (PP) and personal interview (PI) at Bangalore.

Co-Curricular Programmes[edit]

School of Law concentrates in the holistic development of the students. It provides a nurturing ground for the curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular development of the students to ensure their effective contribution to the society. Some of the co-curricular activities organised by School of Law are Annual National Conference on Constitutional Law, Model united Nations, Annual National Moot Court Competition. The South Indian Qualifying Rounds for the 55th Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition-2014 was hosted by School of Law in partnership with Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai. School of Law cherishes an enviable tradition of presenting a Shakespearean drama – unabridged – every year. From 2012, the School of Law has been venturing into mega productions with script,music and dance entirely written, composed and created by students. The Shakespearean comedy 'Merchant of Venice' was produced in 2012 and in 2013 the Shakespearean tragedy 'Othello-The Moor of Venice.'

Achievements[edit]

The students of School of Law,Christ University have won various laurels in prestigious moot court competitions conducted at national and international levels. Some of the prominent achievements are:

  • Winners of the 8th S P Sathe Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Best Advocate Award at the 8th S P Sathe Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Winners of the 3rd Amity International Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Winners of the 1st KIIT National Moot Court Competition 2013
  • Shri. S. A Deshmukh Award for Best Mooter at the 13th M.P. Law College Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Manikchand Pahade Award for Best Speaker, 13th M.P. Law College Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Fourth Best Memorandum, Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds, Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Competition, 2013
  • Winners, 3rd M.K. Nambyar Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Runners Up, Jamia Milia Islamia 4th National Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Runners Up, 13th M.P. Law College Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Runners Up, 19th M.C. Chagla Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Runners Up, Nirma University Connissance Extempore Moot Court Competition, 2013
  • Runners Up of the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) International Moot Court Competition 2013.
  • Also won the Best Memorial prize and Best Gentleman Advocate of the Competition.
  • Best Delegate Prize at the Rotary Indian International Model United Nations, Pune, Maharashtra held between 10- 12 January 2014
  • Won the Amity International Criminal Moot Court Competition 2014.

Course Structure[edit]

The curriculum for the BA.,LLB[5] course is a mix of arts subjects as well as law subjects. In the first two years, students are taught History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics along with value-added courses such as Introduction to Law and Legal Methods. After the first two years, it is mostly legal subjects that constitute the curriculum. The curriculum for the BBA LLB course is similar, except that management courses such as Human Resource Management, Business Environment and Marketing are conducted in the place of arts subjects. Moreover, unlike other law schools in the country, School of Law offers wide range of elective subjects to the students starting from the second year itself.

Subjects for BALLB

COURSES
Semester I Semester II
1 Political Theory I 1 Political Theory II
2 English 2 Law and Literature
3 Principles of Economics 3 Institutional Economics
4 Computer Fundamentals 4 Legal Language and Writing
5 Indian Legal and Constitutional History 5 Legal Methods
6 Law of Torts 6 Law of Consumer Protection and Motor Vehicles Act
Semester III Semester IV
1 Indian Government and Politics I 1 Indian Government and Politics II
2 Law and Society 2 Law and Economics
3 Philosophy of Law 3 Elective II
4 Elective I 4 Jurisprudence
5 Contract I 5 Contract II
6 Family Law 6 Property Law
Semester V Semester VI
1 Nation States and International Terrorism 1 Elective IV
2 Company Law I 2 Criminal Law I
3 Elective III 3 Company Law II
4 Constitutional Law I 4 Constitutional Law II
5 Principles of Criminal Law 5 Intellectual Property Law
6 Environmental Law 6 Labour and Industrial Law
Semester VII Semester VIII
1 Cyber Law 1 Media Law
2 Administrative Law 2 Elective VI
3 Law of Banking 3 Law of E-Commerce
4 Law of Insurance 4 Interpretation of Statutes
5 Public International Law 5 Criminal Law II
6 Elective V 6 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
Semester IX Semester X
1 Law of Taxation 1 Elective VIII
2 Elective VII 2 Elective IX
3 Law of Evidence 3 Dissertation
4 Competition Law 4 Public Interest Litigation, Legal Aid and Para Legal Services
5 Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance 5 Moot Court and Internship
6 Alternative Dispute Resolution 6 Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System

Subjects for BBALLB

COURSES
Semester I Semester II
1 Principles of Management Principles of Accounting
2 English 2 Business Communication
3 Principles of Economics 3 Law and Society
4 Computer Fundamentals 4 Legal Language and Writing
5 Indian Legal and Constitutional History 5 Legal Methods
6 Law of Torts 6 Law of Consumer Protection and Motor Vehicles Act
Semester III Semester IV
1 Human Resource Management 1 Marketing Management
2 Institutional Economics 2 Law and Economics
3 Philosophy of Law 3 Elective II
4 Elective I 4 Jurisprudence
5 Contract I 5 Contract II
6 Family Law 6 Property Law
Semester V Semester VI
1 Financial Management 1 Elective IV
2 Company Law I 2 Criminal Law I
3 Elective III 3 Securities and Investment Laws
4 Constitutional Law I 4 Constitutional Law II
5 Principles of Criminal Law 5 Intellectual Property Law
6 Environmental Law 6 Labour and Industrial Law
Semester VII Semester VIII
1 Law of Mergers and Acquisitions 1 Corporate Insolvency Law
2 Administrative Law 2 Elective VI
3 Law of Banking 3 Law of E-Commerce
4 Law of Insurance 4 Interpretation of Statutes
5 Public International Law 5 Criminal Law II
6 Elective V 6 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
Semester IX Semester X
1 Law of Taxation 1 Elective VIII
2 Elective VII 2 Elective IX
3 Law of Evidence 3 Dissertation
4 Competition Law 4 Public Interest Litigation, Legal Aid and Para Legal Services
5 Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance 5 Moot Court and Internship
6 Alternative Dispute Resolution 6 Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System

Research and Publications[edit]

The Journals and Publications Society of School of Law brings out the bi-annual Christ University Law Journal.[6] The Fourth issue (Jan-June 2014) of the journal which was published recently has addressed contemporary issues in different facets of law, both in the national and international spheres. The academia and the student community have made an in-depth analysis of seminal questions of law pertaining to human rights, arbitration, securities laws, interpretation of statutes and so on.

Ranking[edit]

It was ranked all India 13 by the India Today-Nielsen survey 2013.[7] The same survey gave a factual ranking of 6 for 2013.

References[edit]

Related links[edit]

Christ University

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