PROGRAMME

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COURSE NAME

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LLB (Hons.) 3 Year

 

I

Jurisprudence – I (Legal Method, Indian Legal System & Basic Theory of Law)

 

 

JURISPRUDENCE – I (Legal Method, Indian Legal System & Basic Theory of Law)

Module – I            Law – Meaning, Nature & Functions

1.1                   Definition of Law

1.2                   Functions & Classification of Law

1.3                   Law, Justice & Morality

1.4                   Classification of Law

– Public & Private Law

– Substantive & Procedural Law

– Municipal & International Law

– Civil & Criminal Law

1.5                   Approaches to Study of Law

– Historical

– Analytical

– Sociological

– Natural Law

Module – II           Sources of Law

Custom, Legislation, Judicial Precedent,

Religion, Culture

Module – III         Methods of Law

3.1                   Methods to Study of Law

– Case Method

– Statute

3.2                   Method of Dispute Resolution

– Adversarial

– Inquisitional

– Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Module – IV         Indian Legal System

4.1                   Structure of Indian Legal System- Rule of Law, Institutions of Law, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary

4.2                   Hierarchy of Indian Courts

4.3                   Legal Remedies

Punishment, compensation, Specific Relief,    Injunction, Writ

4.4                   Challenges facing the Indian Legal System

Module – V           Legal Material & Legal Research

5.1                   Legal resources

– Primary

– Secondary

5.2                   Legal Research

– Doctrinal

– Non-Doctrinal (Empirical)

– Methods of Data Collection

– Sampling

– Data Analysis

5.3                   Report writing

Suggested Reading:

  1. Edgar Bodenhemier, Jurisprudence, Universal book traders, 1997.
  2. W. Paton, A text Book of Jurisprudence, Clarendon Press, 1984
  3. Glanville Williams, Learning of the Law, (5th Indian reprint) Sweet & Maxwell 1997.
  4. John H. Farrar and A.M. Dugdale, Introduction to Legal Method, Sweet & Maxwell 1996.
  5. Joseph Minattur (ed.) Indian Legal System, Indian Law Institute, 2006.
  6. Mare Galanter, Law and society in Modern India, Oxford University Press, 1997
  7. R.Madhva Menon (ed.) Rule of Law in a Free society, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2008
  8. Sangita Ahuja, People’s Law and Justice, Orient Longman, 1997.
  9. UpendraBaxi, Crisis of the Indian Legal System, Vikas publishing house, 1983
  10. Friedmann, Legal Theory, Columbia University Press. 1967.