Access to law and justice is the hallmark of any civilized and caring society—a basic necessity in a democracy governed by the rule of law, which is supreme. Access to Justice means being treated fairly according to the law and if you are not treated fairly, being able to get appropriate redress.
It also means making access to lawless complex and everyone having some basic understanding of their rights. Access to justice includes not only access to courts and legal redress mechanisms but also good governance including transparency and accountability in the making of laws and process of their implementation and administration.
The current justice delivery system is perceived as expensive, time-consuming, procedure-ridden, technical and difficult to comprehend, which prevents the poor and vulnerable groups from approaching the legal system to redress their grievances.
There is an urgent need to create a cadre of conscientious and socially committed lawyers to transform the justice system. It is in this context, a programme to develop socially committed legal professionals assumes significance.
The one-year, full time, Master’s degree programme in Law (LL.M) aims at developing legal professionals with greater skills, sensitivity and commitment to deliver basic, high-quality legal services to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable groups in society.
Graduates from this LL.M. programme will be creative problem-solvers and fundamentally alter the way the justice system works for the neediest sections of the society. They will have knowledge, skills, and perspective to practice law that can deliver justice to all people, and advance the cause of the disadvantaged and marginalized groups.
Graduates can practice in the Court of Law, and work for the society using expertise in legal literacy, socio-legal research, policy analysis and advocacy, and legislative reforms.
a) Candidates should have an LL.B Degree in law with 50% marks for General and 45% in case of SC/ST candidates.
b) The Candidates appearing in final LL.B. Examination in April/May 2018 can also apply.
c) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3-year degree programme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4-year degree programmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
d) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by 02 June 2018 are eligible to apply to all the programme.
Until the time the candidate submits results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master’s Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. Submit the results of the final examinations before 29th September 2018. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.
How to apply
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