Karnataka State Law University LLB LLM Syllabus Revision Notes Study Material Guide

In this article, we will look at the latest 2021, 3 Year or 5 year LL.B and LL.M course syllabus for Karnataka State Law University and it's affiliated or constituent law colleges.

We will also talk about the Study Material, Lecture and Revision notes and exam guides as per the university syllabus.

The university main campus is located in Hubli, in the state of Karnataka in India.

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Karnataka State Law University LL.B / LL.M Approvals and Recognition.

Karnataka State Law University is mentioned in the BCI - Bar Council of India's list of approved universities. All LL.B programs offered in India are overseen by the Bar Council of India.

The BCI approval status may change every few years. Prospective students are advised to check with the university authorities to reconfirm the 2021 and 2022 approval status of the LL.B or LL.M programs.

BCI conducts periodical inspections and grants or extends approvals for the LL.B and LL.M programs.
Karnataka State Law University is also duly mentioned in the latest list of approved universities published by the University Grants Commission - UGC.

Admission to Karnataka State Law University's LL.B and LL.M programs in 2021 and 2022

Across India, LL.B and LL.M program admissions are conducted through of the following modes :

  • The national level Common Law Admission test (CLAT UG for LL.B and CLAT PG for LL.M)
  • State level common entrance tests
  • Entrance exams conducted by the institutions themselves
  • Other popular standardized tests like the LSAT

Some institutions may have direct admissions based on marks in the qualifying exam. Prospective students should visit the Karnataka State Law University official website (Link given below in this article) to understand the admissions process. The university will also follow the reservations and domicile quota policies as mandated by the national and state Governments.

About Karnataka State Law University

The Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) was established in January 2009, by the Government of Karnataka under the Karnataka State Law University Act, 2009, with its headquarters at Navanagar, Hubli. It is a ” People’s University” with an aspiration to provide quality legal education totally socially relevant and accessible to everyone. The KSLU, located in the State of Karnataka, is the single largest federal university in the country having around 100 colleges under its umbrella.

At present KSLU offers the 3 years LL.B. course, 5 years B.A., LL.B., B.B.A., LL.B. and B.A., LL.B., (Hon’s) B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) integrated programs and LL.M. program apart from the certificate and P.G.Diploma courses. In addition, the Ph. D. and LL. D. programs are also offered on the main campus.

BCI Standard 2021 LL.B and LL.M Syllabus

Legal education in India is under the purview of the Bar Council of India. Till recently, BCI was prescribing the syllabus for LL.B courses and universities were free to design their own syllabus for LL.M programs. However, from 2021 onward, BCI will prescribe the course curriculum and other aspects of LL.M programs across India.

BCI Compulsory LL.B Syllabus - Law Subjects Common for 3 Year and 5 year courses

As mandated by the Bar Council of India's new legal education rules, there will be twenty (20) theoretical subjects, four (4) clinical courses and (6) optional papers from various groups of law subjects. E.g. IPR, International Law, Constitutional Law etc.

In addition, for the 5 year integrated dual degree programs (BA LL.B, B.Com LL.B, BBA LL.B etc.), there will be a minimum of 14 papers with minimum of 3 subjects, plus 2 compulsory English Language papers.

Refer to our detailed article on the complete BCI LL.B syllabus for 3 year and 5 year LL.B programs across India.
The compulsory Law subjects are as listed below :

Compulsory Theory Subjects
  • Jurisprudence (Legal method, Indian legal system, and basic theory of law)
  • Law of Contract
  • Special Contract/ Commercial Agreements
  • Law of Tort including MV Accident and Consumer Protection Laws
  • Family Law (2 papers)
  • Law of Crimes Paper I : Penal Code
  • Law of Crime Paper II : Criminal Procedure Code
  • Constitutional Law (two papers)
  • Transfer of Property Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
  • Administrative Law
  • Company Law
  • Public International
  • Principles of Taxation Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Labour and Industrial Law (2 papers)

Compulsory Clinical Courses
  • Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
  • Professional Ethics (30 marks) & Professional Accounting system (20 marks)
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Moot court exercise and Internship

Optional Subject Groups
  • Constitutional Law Group
  • Business and Commercial Law Group
  • International Trade Law group
  • Crime and Criminology group
  • International Law
  • Law and Agriculture
  • Intellectual Property Law

Depending on the availability availability of the faculty for the Optional Subjects, Karnataka State Law University may offer only a limited set of subjects from among the optionals; as long as the minimum number is fulfilled.

BCI Compulsory LL.M Syllabus

As per the Gazette notification published by the Bar Council of India in 2021, PGP Courses (LL.M. Programs) offered by any university across India shall comprise a minimum of four compulsory taught papers, eight papers from Common Basket or from area of specialization as may be offered by the University and a dissertation under the guidance of a Professor/Associate Professor.

Read our article explaining how the LL.M program structure and syllabus is designed across Indian universities.
You can download the 2021 - 2022 LL.M syllabus from the university website (Links below).

Download LL.B and LL.M Syllabus from Official Website of Karnataka State Law University

In the recent years, the syllabus for Law courses across India has undergone frequent changes. These changes are due to the National Education Policy introduced by the central Government in 2020; and the updates to the Legal Education Policy by the Bar Council of India.

Students should download the latest version of the 2021 - 2022 LL.B and LL.M syllabus from the university website at : http://www.kslu.ac.in/English/.

Important Note : There may be several old versions of the syllabus available on various websites. Students are advised to download the latest syllabus for the academic year 2021 - 2022 from the university website link below.
Link to download the syllabus, course outline or details : Karnataka State Law University

Affiliated Colleges, Department, Faculty or School of Law associated with the University

In India, there are two basic types of universities - 'Unitary' - which have one main campus with a department, school or faculty of law; and 'Affiliating' - which have colleges in their jurisdiction affiliated to them; apart from their main campus.

  • School of Law, Karnataka State Law University, Hubli
  • Gauthama Buddha College of Law, Madhugiri, Tumkur Distt
  • Janahitha Law College, Raichur
  • Hulkoti Co operative Education Society Ltd’s Law College, Gadag
  • Vidya Vikas Edu. Trust’s Law College, Mysore
  • Govt Law College, Holenarasipura
  • Shri Krishan International School of Law, Bangalore
  • S. E. A. Law College, Bangalore, (South East Asian Education Trust)
  • Bhuvan Law College, Bangalore
  • Patel Law College, Bangalore
  • Vijnaneshwara Government Law College, Gulbarga
  • Karnataka Law College, Gulbarga
  • Sufiya Law College, Tumkur
  • IFIM Law College, Bangalore
  • Sree Balaji Law College, Bangalore
  • N. A. Global Law School, Bangalore
  • S. P. (Shikshan Prasarak) Mandal Law College, Raibag, Belgaum
  • Acharya School of Law, Bangalore, 19. Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS), Bangalore
  • Sharada Vikas School of Excellence for Law, Bengaluru
  • Krishtu Jayanti College of Law, Bengajuru
  • Christ Academy Institute of Law, Christ Nagar, Bangalore
  • ISBR Law College, Bengaluru
  • St. Joseph’s College of Law, Bengaluru
  • Soundarya College of Law, Sidedahalli, Bengaluru
  • B. M. S. College of Law, Bangalore
  • K. L. E. Society’s Law College, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia College of Law, Jayanagar, Bangalore
  • Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Jayanagar, Bangalore
  • M. S. Ramaiah Law College, Bangalore
  • Vivekananda College of Law, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore
  • B. E. S. College of Law, Jaya Nagar, Bangalore
  • Babu Jagjeevan Ram Law College, Bangalore
  • Govt. Law College, Kolar
  • Sri Kengal Hanumanthaiah Law College, Kolar (K. G. F. Law College)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Law College, Bangalore
  • Al Ameen Law College, Bangalore
  • Sri Ramakrishna Educational Trust Law College, Bangalore
  • Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College, Bangalore
  • Visveswarapura College of Law, Bangalore
  • Seshadripuram Law College, Bangalore
  • Vidyodaya Law College, Tumkur
  • Panchami College of Law, Bangalore
  • Sree Krishna Institute of Law, Tumkur
  • Oxford College of Law, Bangalore
  • Shri Jagadguru Renukacharya College of Law, Bangalore
  • Sarvodya Law College, Bangalore
  • Indira Priyadarshini College of Law, Bangalore
  • Sree Balaji College of Law, B’lore
  • Teachers’ Law College, B’lore
  • Sri R. E. T’s R. K. Law College, B’lore
  • Basavashree College of Law, Kolar
  • Kempegowda Law College, Chikkaballapur
  • Arunodaya Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore
  • Shri Shivayogeshwara College of Law, Bangalore
  • Sree Veerandra Patil Law College, (college closed) Bangalore
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law, Bangalore
  • SLSRC’s Havnur College of Law, Bangalore
  • M. H. College of Law, Ramanagaram
  • Garden City Law College, Bangalore
  • Government Law College, Ramnagar
  • Dayanand Sagar College of Law, B’lore
  • Islamiah College of Law, B’lore
  • H. K. E. Society’s Seth Shankarlal Lahoti Law College, Gulbarga
  • K. P. E. Society’s Siddharth Law College, Gulbarga
  • S. S. Seth Chunilal Amarchand Bohara Law College, Raichur
  • K. R. E. Society’s R. V. Bidap Law College, Bidar
  • Shri Mahadevappa Gaddagi Law College, Bidar
  • V. V. V. Sangha’s Vunki Sannarudrappa Law College, Bellary
  • Jawahar Law College, Yadgir
  • Sri K. B. B. S. S’s Law College, Gulbarga
  • D. B. H. P’S Sabhas Law College, Koppal
  • Smt. Indira Law College, Basava Kalyan, Dist: Bidar
  • Noor Law College, Bidar
  • Basamma Gurulingappa Law College, Raichur
  • Arundhati College of Law, Shorapur
  • K. P. E. S. Law College, Dharwad (Dr. G. M. Patel Law College)
  • Hurakadli Ajja Law College, Dharwad
  • G. S. K. Law College, Vidyanagar, Hubli
  • S. A. Manvi Law College, Gadag
  • K. L. E. Society’s B. V. Bellad Law College, Belgaum
  • Raja Lakshma Gowda Law College, Belgaum
  • B. V. V. Sangh’s S. C. Nandimath Law College, Bagalkot
  • JSS Sakri Law College, Hubli
  • MES College of Law, Sirsi
  • Anjuman Law College, Bijapur
  • R. T. E. S Law College, Ranebennur
  • K. R. C. E. Society’s Law College, Bailhongal
  • Shri Laxmanrao Jarkiholi Law College, Gokak
  • K. L. E. Society’s Law College, Chikodi
  • Shri Siddeshwar Law College, Bijapur
  • B. L. D. E. Association’s Law College, Jamkhandi
  • A. S. N. S’s Mahatma Gandhi Ji Law College, Sankeshwar
  • M. P. E. Society’s Law College, Honavar
  • M. K. Sreenivasa Shetty Law College, Chikmangalur
  • Sagar Gangotri College of Law, Sagar
  • C. Bheema Sena Rao National College of Law, Shimoga
  • S. J. M. Law College, Chitradurga
  • R. L. Law College, Davangere
  • Saraswati Law College, Chitradurga
  • Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi
  • Shri Dharmastala Manjunatheswara Law College, Mangalore
  • K. V. G. Law College, Sullia
  • Vivekananda Law College, Puttur
  • Justice K. S. Hegde Memorial Law College, Mangalore
  • Yedthare Manjayya Shetty Law College, Kundapara
  • Sarada Vilas Law College, Mysore
  • J. S. S. Law College, Mysore
  • Vidya Vardhaka Law College, Mysore
  • S. B. R. R. Mahajana Law College, Jayalakshmipura, Mysore
  • M. Krishna Law College, Hassan
  • P. E. S. Law College, Mandya
  • K. N. Nagegowda Law College, Mandya
  • Hombe Gowda Memorial Law College, Mandya
  • Government Law College, Hassan

    Address and location of the university

    Karnataka State Law University, Navanagar, Hubli – 580025, Karnataka. (State University)

    The email ID and the current phone numbers will be available on the university websites. (Links are provided above in this article.)

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