DU LLM for Working Students, Practicing Professionals

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A frequently asked question about the DU LLM program is about why are there two different programs? What is the difference between the two year and the three year LLM program offered by the Delhi University?

Post Graduate Law Programs offered by the Delhi University

DU actually offers five different Post Graduate Law Programs.
1. The Regular 2 year Masters of Law – LLM Program
2. The 3 year Masters of Law – LLM program
3. Master of Comparative Laws – 2 year program
4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Law
5. Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L)

While the two and three year LLM courses are offered for Indian Students, the M.C.L program is reserved for Foreign Students and the Ph.D. and D.C.L programs are open to all candidates who meet the basic eligibility criteria as decided by DU and clear the selection process as applicable.

The three year LLM program by DU – Delhi University

While most of the LLM programs across India follow the Two year model or have moved towards the One year model, the three year LLM program offered by the DU is on different lines, since it is specifically aimed at candidates who are practicing or otherwise employed in any business or profession.

Classes for the LL.M. Three-year Course are conducted in the evenings.

The course pedagogy for the three year program is designed with a higher degree of emphasis on self-study, spread over a longer duration and the course material is also designed for this model.
The advantage with this program is that you can balance your work and studies without cutting any corners.

The disadvantage is the relatively longer time required to complete the course. With more and more one year and two year LLM programs becoming available, three years seems to be quite long in comparison.

So should you prefer the two year program instead of the three year LLM and try to somehow juggle the attendance requirements and your outside work schedule? Read on . . .

The two year LLM program by DU – Delhi University

The 2 year LLM is a full-time program, which may generate more interest due to its relatively shorter period for completion. Since the number of students who wish to opt for the shorter duration program may be higher, the competition ‘per seat’ for the two year program will be higher than the 3 year LLM.

A curious aspect of the documentary requirements is that students seeking admission to the two year LLM are required to file an affidavit stating that they will not engage in any trade, business, occupation, profession, or employment and will be studying the course on full time basis as per rules contained in the Delhi University Ordinances.

This process of submitting an affidavit has been questioned by the students and also by the courts previously.

In August 2016, responding to a petition filed by a couple of candidates who had qualified for the program, the Delhi High Court Bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said “The Bar Council of India, which regulates the legal profession, allows advocates to join LLM as regular students while carrying on their profession, then how can DU impose restrictions on carrying on of the practice of law?

A petition along the same lines was also filed in 2015; and most recently, in February 2018, a new petition was filed on the same issue, asserting that the blanket prohibition of LLM students from engaging in any practice, profession or employment, even outside the regular course hours, is impractical and infringes upon the fundamental rights of the candidates.

While no order was passed at that time, the case is currently pending and the current status is “Further time is sought to file the rejoinder. Let the rejoinder be filed within four weeks, case to be listed on 30.07.2018.

The rationale behind this affidavit tussle seems to be that if working professionals are allowed to join either of the DU LLM programs,  the relevancy of having a specific 3 year LLM for working professionals will be lost. Hence DU is trying to ensure a rigid differentiation between both the programs.

Is the 2 year DU LLM suitable for working professionals?

Depending on the outcome of the case(s), while the validity of the submission of the affidavit may be reviewed, there might not be any change in the mandatory attendance requirements for the course.

DU has been quite stringent with the mandatory attendance requirements, as seen in the recent case where DU did not allow a 4th year Law student to appear for the exams, though she had missed the mandatory 70% attendance requirement due to her pregnancy.

The 2 year course may not be suitable for candidates who intend to work regularly during normal office hours, which will eventually interfere with the academic and attendance requirements.
Also, trying to circumvent the rules of the University is not recommended since this may lead to disciplinary action at a later stage.

Seats matrix for DU LL.M

LL.M. 2 Yr

LL.M. 3 Yr

UR

27

24

OBC

15

12

SC

8

7

ST

4

3

PwD

3

2

CW

3

2

Total

60

50

The admissions process for the Two and Three year LLM programs

The admissions to Master of Laws (Two and Three year programmes) are made strictly on the basis of merit in the DU LL.M. Entrance Test, which is part of the DUET – Delhi University Entrance Test.

Eligibility for LL.M. Entrance Test:

(i) For Unreserved (UR) category candidates, a three-year/five-year LL.B. Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate. (Without rounding up fractional marks)

(ii) For Other Backward Classes (OBC) category candidates, a three-year/five-year LL.B. Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with at least 45% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate. (Without rounding up fractional marks)

(iii) The candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST), widows/wards of ex-servicemen/serving personnel (CW) category and Person with Disability (PwD) category having a three year/five-year LL.B. Degree from the University of Delhi or any other Indian or Foreign University recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with at least 45% marks or an equivalent grade point in the aggregate in either of them. (Without rounding up fractional marks)

Note: Candidates appearing in the LL.B. Degree examination or awaiting the results of any such examination are eligible to appear in the LL.M. Entrance Test, but the admission will be provisional, depending on their securing the minimum prescribed eligibility marks.

DU LL.M. Entrance Test Pattern and Syllabus

1. The LL.M. Entrance Test 2018 will be held ONLINE (unless declared otherwise by the University) at various centers which shall be notified by the University. The schedule of the test shall be notified later.

2. The Test shall be of two hours duration. The Test Paper will consist of one question paper containing 100 objective-type questions with multiple choice answers relating to Constitutional Law of India, Jurisprudence, Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods, Law of Torts, Consumer Protection, Criminal Law, Family Law, Public International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Cyber Law, Environment Law, Company Law and Partnership. In addition a few questions may address contemporary legal issues.

The detailed DU LLM entrance syllabus is published on this article : https://lawmint.com/du-llm-entrance/du-llm-entrance-test-syllabus-overview/

3. The language of the Entrance Test shall be English.

4. Each question shall carry four marks. For every correct answer, four marks will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted. No mark will be awarded or deducted for a question which is left unanswered.

What is the structure, scheme and syllabus of the 3 year DU LLM course ?

3 year DU LL.M. I Term Examination:
Compulsory paper
3YLM 101: Comparative Constitution Law and Governance (3 credits)

Optional papers ( any two)
The students may opt any two of the following courses:
3YLM 103: Law of International Organisation and Human Rights
3YLM 109: Intellectual and Industrial Property Laws-I
3YLM 111: Comparative Labour and Wage Law
3YLM 116: Law of Women and Child Rights (modified)
3YLM 117: Administrative Law and Regulatory Mechanisms

3 year DU LL.M. II Term Examination:
Compulsory paper
3YLM 201: Law and Justice in a Global World

Optional papers (any one)
The students may opt any one from the following courses.
3YLM 206: Intellectual and Industrial Property Laws-II
3YLM 207: Insurance Law and Banking (new)
3YLM 208: Cyber and Information Technology Law (new)
3YLM 209: Corporate and White Collar Crimes
3YLM 210: Law of Torts and Disaster Management.

3 year DU LL.M. III Term Examination:
Compulsory course
3YLM 102: “Legal and Social Science Research Methods” (3 credits)

Optional papers (any one)
The students may opt any two of the following courses:
3YLM 104: Interpretation and Drafting of Treaties and Legislations
3YLM 106: Environmental Law.
3YLM 110: Tax Policies and Tax Reforms
3YLM 112: Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration
3YLM 115: Laws of Inheritance and Succession

3 year DU LL.M. IV Term Examination:
Optional papers (any two )
The students may opt any two of the following courses:
3YLM 202: Administrative Action and Judicial Review
3YLM 204: Law of Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation
3YLM 203: Law of Air and Space
3YLM 205: Competition and Consumer Protection Law
3YLM 211: Law, Media and Censorship.

3 year DU LL.M. V Term Examination:
Optional papers (any two)
The students may opt any two of the following courses:
3YLM 105: International Economic Law, Trade & Diplomacy
3YLM 107: Law of the Sea
3YLM 108: Corporate Management and Social Responsibility
3YLM 113: Criminal Justice and Human Rights
3YLM 114: Comparative Law of Marriage, Divorce and Civil Code

DU LL.M. VI Term Examination:
Each student shall submit a Dissertation carrying 200 marks on a topic approved by the Faculty of Law on or before 31st March of the year in which he/she is a student of that Term.

DU LLM Entrance 2019 - 100 Mock Tests - Sample Papers , Previous Papers online prep pack
  • Eleven Previous DU LLM Entrance test Question Papers - 2008 to 2018
  • Fifty Full-Length DU LLM Entrance 2019 Mock Tests  - Sample Papers - with 100 questions each
  • Fifty Mini Mock Tests - 25 MCQs - for quick practice anytime
  • All mock tests and Sample Papers are timed and have negative marking to simulate the real exam
  • Each test can be attempted unlimited number of times for consistent practice - No Restrictions
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