Subject: LC 0901 Civil Procedure Code
Objectives of the Course: Civil Procedure Code is subject of daily use by the courts and lawyers. Students cannot afford to have scant knowledge of civil procedure when he goes out to practice as a lawyer. It is necessary to have good grounding in the subject before one enters the profession. The substantive law determines the rights of persons affected by action. The main objective of this paper is to give to a law student a thorough knowledge of procedural aspects of working of civil courts and other machineries.
Subject: LC0902 Interpretation of Statutes
Objectives of the Course: This paper aims to acquaint the students with basic principles of interpretation. It focuses on general and specific rules of interpretation of statutes. It prescribes the guidelines on interpretation of remedial, penal and taxing statutes. It provides for internal and external aids for interpretation of statutes. It also contains the rules regulating commencement, operation and repeal of statutes. It prescribes the principles for interpretation of Constitutional document.
Subject: LC 0903 Environmental Law
Objectives of the course: The environmental pollution and degradation of biodiversity has become one of the biggest hazards not only to human existence but also to the existence of all the gifts that nature has bestowed on mankind. Unless immediate and urgent steps are taken to control environmental pollution, a bleak and terrible future awaits the humanity. This fact has accelerated the emergence of different legal and governmental measures at national and international level for prevention of environmental pollution. This course aims to create awareness among the students about the legislative measures for protection of environment and spirit of Indian Constitution for protection of environment. It also provides the opportunities to the students to understand the activist role played by Indian Judiciary in protection of environment and evolution of different principles such as polluter pay principle, precautionary principle, inter-generational equity and sustainable development. At the end of this course the students would be familiar with the overall environmental legal regime of the country as well as its international obligations. This course would equip the students with basic knowledge and skills to understand Environmental Law issues.
Subject: LP 0904 Practical Training Paper III – Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
Objectives of the Course: This course covers essential skills required of an Advocate: the skill of drafting conveyances and pleadings. Developing the ability to draft effectively requires development of skills of writing purposefully, articulation, legal research, and of qualities of language, its clarity and precision. All of these develop by practice. The objective of the course is to introduce the student to these skills and lead him through various basic documents that an Advocate would be called upon to prepare. The subject of Conveyancing will enable a student to know the aspects of the drafting process, essential features of some transactions involving transfer of property and contracts, as also other documents that he would have to make for his clients. He will learn to address the interests of all parties to the transaction, and the need for protecting to the best extent possible the interests of his own client as a transacting party. The subject of Pleadings will alert the student towards the basic principles of drafting pleadings that state the case of his client. He will understand the process of pleadings, particularly the interplay between different substantive laws applicable to the case. He will also understand the application of principles of pleadings, and the rules of procedure, and the mandatory contents in different categories of pleadings.
Subject: LO 0906 Principles of Taxation Law
Objectives of Course: This paper aims to acquaint the students with basic principles of taxation. It highlights the important principles of computation of income. It provides important tenets of calculation of income of natural and legal person. It also prescribes for powers and functions of various authorities under Income Tax Act. It provides the important features of the Goods and Services Tax Act.
Subject: LO 0907 Law of Forensic Science
Objectives of the Course: This Course introduces to the student to acquire the basic knowledge in forensic sciences in order to appreciate the criminal law perception with a practical approach to understand the investigative process conducted by the investigative agencies. It also further acquit ants the students to appreciate the technicalities and the interlink between law and medicine.
Subject: LO 0908 Land Laws I
Objectives of the Course: Land law deals with the rights to use, alienate, or exclude others from land. Land use agreements, including renting, are an important intersection of property and contract law. Land rights refer to the inalienable ability of individuals to freely obtain, use, and possess land at their discretion, as long as their activities on the land do not impede on other individuals’ rights. The purpose of the course, divided across two semesters, is to apprise the students about laws that govern the use and dealing with land and buildings, and regulation and control of activities concerning land. This paper deals with laws that mainly affect urban properties, their development and dealings. With a sound background of law of transfer of property, this course equips the student with all other laws that affect use and dealings of land, and activities that enable its best exploitation. Although much of course content involves laws in force in the State of Maharashtra, the principles governing these laws are common across laws on the subjects in other states. Although detail provisions might differ in laws of other states, study of principles that underpin the laws forming part of this course will enable the student to apply these to similar laws in other states.
Subject: LO 0909 International Law on Air, Space and Sea
Objectives of the course: international Law of Air, Space and Sea are the part of the jurisdictional perspective of a State. The aim of the course is to subtly introduce to the students, the significance of Air, Space and Law of the Sea as the basic components of International Law with a background of Indian perspective. Law of Air, Space and Sea constitutes as an important resource zones for the sustainability of nation states the course introduces the basic percepts of these areas with current developments.
Subject: LC 1001 Criminal Procedure Code
Objectives of course: Procedural Law providing for a fair procedure is significant for a just society. Criminal Procedure has to be just, fair and reasonable to the accused as well as to the victims. At the same time, it confronts a crises of intrusion into individual rights in order to protect the common weal. The criminal process involves increasing expenditure of government resources. Criminal procedure, thus, makes a balance of conflicting interests. Thus, a duty is imposed on all those who are connected with the working of the criminal process to abide by the law and to exercise discretion conferred on them in the best manner. The main object of the course is to familiarize students with the working of the criminal justice delivery system and also to make them understand the significant riddles of the procedure. The course is aimed at driving home the students how the pre-trial, trial and the subsequent process are geared up to make the administration of criminal justice effective. The Course will acquaint the students with organization of the functionaries under the Criminal Procedure Code, their powers and functions. Juvenile Justice and Probation of offenders are combined with the study of criminal procedure. These topics also do have their roots in criminal procedure. The rubrics under their head are intended to render an essential grasp of the areas. The Course teacher, in addition, shall endeavour to familiarize the students with the case papers like, FIR, Police statement, charge sheet etc.
Subject: LC 1002 Administrative Law
Objectives of Study: Today, it is expected that the Administrative Law should be specifically deals with delivering two fundamental aspects of good governance firstly rule based administration that ensure transparency in discretion-based administration to avoid arbitrariness and secondly delivery of administrative justice in furtherance of a welfare functions of the State where in litigative justice may not be accountable, efficient and effective. Therefore, there is need to understand the evolution, nature and scope of Administrative Law and to realize its relations with Constitutional Law. Hence, while framing this syllabus the objective is to insight the law student that how administrative law functions to control the government and ensures the exercise of public power according to the Constitution and the rule of law. As the scope of Administrative law is as broad and involved as the extent of government itself so the efforts are taken while incorporating contents under this paper to examine the history of this branch of law, its nature, scope and functions, the nature and control of delegated power including the rule making, the regulation of administrative discretion and principles of administrative adjudication. Thus, efforts are taken to cover all the above aspects while framing the syllabus of this paper.
Subject: LC 1003 Company Law
Objectives of the course: Company legislation in India owes its origin to the English company law. Modern business ventures require knowledge of company law. There have been considerable changes in company law over last few years. These Changes have put more responsibility on the shoulder of Directors. A company has to comply with lot of procedures as covered under Companies Act. Listing agreement, SEBI Act and regulations. Moreover, corporate Governance is now actively being implemented in various corporate houses. Law students are expected to study these changes thoroughly and minutely. Company Act 2013 seems to strengthen the Corporate Governance. This paper provides study of company law in detail which is essential for budding lawyers. This paper should be taught to students according to latest developments in Company Law.
Subject: LP 1004 Practical Training Paper IV – Moot Court Exercise and Internship
Objectives of the Course: This course enables the student to apply all laws of the course in the practicals. The first part of moot courts will enable him to learn identify facts, applying the law, deriving issues, oral presentation skills, organizing argument, and presenting it with persuasion. The second part will give him the experience of visiting court proceedings, and watch advocates conduct matters.
Subject: LO 1006 Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
Objectives of the Course: The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 consolidated and amended the law relating to reorganization and insolvency resolution of corporations, partnership firms, and individuals. The Course will give the student an overview of the new law that not only opens opportunities for specialized practice in this area, but also in the course of transacting, and due diligence investigation. The student will apprise of the Insolvency resolution process, the distinction between Insolvency and Bankruptcy, the function of regulation in this area, the functioning of various authorities.
Subject: LO 1007 Comparative Criminal Justice System
Objectives of the Course: Comparative research earlier was a luxury. It served to broaden one’s horizons. Today, comparative research is a necessity. In the criminal justice system, the only way to effectively prevent and combat crime on the world stage is via the harmonization and the coordination of national and international efforts. That requires up-to-date and intimate knowledge of criminal justice arrangements abroad. This necessitates the appreciation of meaningful and valuable differences, stemming from culture, history and social discourse which helps shape criminal justice arrangements in places quite different from our own. The academic endeavour of comparative criminal justice requires detailed understanding of not just criminal justice process but also the actors involved in it and the society that forms the backdrop to these processes.
Subject: LO1009 Humanitarian and Refugee Law
Objective of the Course: The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with the expanding horizons of international law. The Law of war is today popularly referred to as International Humanitarian Law. A number of issues arise out of humanitarian consideration which fixes responsibilities on the nation-states to discharge their traditional responsibility under International Law. In view of the expanding tenants of international law of human rights, war and the various issues and crimes of individuals have to be dealt in without violating the international norms. In this paper the student is presented an overview of various aspects and institutional mechanism that has been developed over the years by states parties. The Second part, Refugee Law is also critically important and again brings forth the responsibility on nation-states to discharge their obligations in the prevention of Statelessness and the resultant consequences that arise out of loss of nationality. In view of the compelling jurisprudence of Human Rights Law, the states have an onerous duty to extend protection to people who lose their nationality for no fault of us. In this area again, the aspects of Human Rights highlight that Individuals being a subject and object of international law, the responsibility of the States to protect the rights that are guaranteed under various international legal instruments.