COURSE AND CURICULLUM

The School of Legal Studies has structured its course to render professional skill in all fields of law with excellent argumentative skills. The School is always committed to social development by providing facilities for study and research in socially relevant and contemporary areas of law. Students in this institution are selected through a unique and rigorous selection process based on a national level written test, group discussion and interview. With limited intake of students every year, the School seeks not only to identify and develop individual characteristics that are important to academic success, but also other qualities that promote vitality, diversity and excellence in students.

The School offers:

2 year LL.M course with double specialization

The LL.M. course is a semesterised and credit based program with continuous evaluation. Specializations in various branches of law are offered. The most important features of LL.M. programme include weekly seminars, legal aid outreach programmes and student involvement in the publication of law journal. The course necessitates the students to choose two subjects as their specialization area. The students are required to do one paper from each specialization area in all four semesters. In addition to this, the students are also required to study compulsory papers which focuses on jurisprudential and research aspects and an elective subject in each semester. Students are expected to do dissertation of approximately 20,000 words on a topic of their choice that relates to the area of their specialization. The following specializations are offered for LL.M course. Wednesday Seminar Weekly seminars on all Wednesdays on recent cases and current legal issues are the highlights of the academic programme of the School, in which all students and teachers take part and keep themselves abreast with the developments of the legal system. The seminars inculcate in the students the faculties of critical analysis, logical argumentation, cogent presentation, clear articulation, disciplined debating skills and creative thinking.

Core Courses 1. Law in Society
2. Judicial process
3. Legal education and Research Methods
4. Law of Corporate governance
5. Law of Corporate finance
6. Law on Corporate Securities
7. Law of Securities intermediaries
Electives
1. Corporate reorganizations.
2. Investor protection laws.
3. Corporate bankruptcy and insolvency
4. Law on share holder protection.
5. Law on corporate formation
6. Securitization Laws
7. Foundations of contractual liability
8. Disclosure regulations under company law
9. Mutual funds and collective investment schemes

5 year Integrated LLB. (Hons)

This programme was introduced to cater to the needs of business and Industry in the changed economic context. Today is the world of specialization and the legal profession also should be capable of handling specialised economic needs of the country. To achieve this purpose the Law School offers frontier area of economic law as elective papers to LL.B. students. This is in addition to the compulsory course prescribed by the Bar Council of India. Special electives for LLB(Hons) are: Insurance Law, Banking Law, Space Law, Corporate Finance, Cyber Law, Law of the Sea, Competition Law, International Trade Law, Securities Law designed to meet the needs of the industry. To inculcate the practical skills to law students, legal aid programme and frequent debates are also included as part of the curriculum. The University has also taken initiative in sending The LL.B. students to moot courts both at the national and international level. They are also sent to internship in law firms, chambers of senior advocates, NGO's in and outside Kerala during semester break every year.

5 year BBA LL.B (Hons)

The BBA. LL.B. (Hons) curriculum shall consist of 20 compulsory courses in Business Management, 26 compulsory and 14 elective courses In Law. Six of the elective courses shall be chosen and offered by the Law School from among the General Elective Course. The other eight elective courses shall be chosen either wholly from a particular group or fro various groups shown as Special Elective Group viz., Constitutional Law, Business Law and Agriculture, Intellectual Property Law and such other groups introduced by the University/Bar Council from time to time depending upon the availability of infrastructural facilities. However, if the Special Elective Courses are chosen entirely from one special group the student shall be awarded an Honors' degree specially mentioning the group.

A. General Elective Courses in Law:
International Trade Law
Criminology, Penology and Victimology
Air and Space Law, Law and Medicine
Women and Law, Law Relating to Children
Law, Poverty, and Development,
Interpretation of Statutes,
Science, Technology and Law,
Forensic Science and Medical Jurisprudence
Private International Law,
Land Utilization Law,
International Humanitarian and Refugee law
Law of Sea,
Law Relating to Armed Forces
Laws Relating to Agriculture
Law of Local self government
Disability Law
Law governing Scientific Research
Law Relating to ships
Law on building and Engineering Contacts
Securities Law
Maritime Safety Law
Health care Law
Law of co-operative Societies
Disaster Management Law

B. Special Elective Courses in business Law Are. Banking Law , Insurance law, Law of Carriages Foreign Trade Law, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law Law of Corporate governance, Law of Merger and Acquisition, Competition Law, Information Technology Law, Law on Corporate Finance

Research Programme

The Law School from its very inception has been promoting legal research in frontier areas of law. Contemporary problems are the subject matter chosen for research activities. In the present day, emphasis is given to industry and economic development. Frontier areas in trade and industry are identified for research. The ongoing research programmes include Criminal liability of corporation, Trans boundary movement of hazardous goods, Law on securities intermediaries etc.