A key instrument to plan and drive the economic means that portray a globalized world is Legislative Law. This has gone under noteworthy weight to change its workings, foundations and elements. Legal education at present experiencing a transformation phase. Law as a profession is going potential again in 21st century because of globalization and this has posed many challenges to legal education, but has also brought ample opportunities. The legal education degrees and the curriculum offered at Shillong Law College envisions to facilitate need for legal advisors who are able not just at understanding the complexities of Law in this new universal situation, but also at designing novel approaches to change them to meet the regional peculiarities and the country's worldwide interests. Such experts are sure to play a pivotal role in India's venture to set up manageable, comprehensive advancement.
ADMISSION TO LAW PROGRAMME
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
The Shillong Law College is imparting the Three-year LL.B (Pass) Degree Course (Semester System). The application form will be issued to the applicants who secured the required percentage of marks in graduation, as fixed by the Bar Council of India and approved by the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. The minimum qualification required for admission is a Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized University in the country with 45% marks of the maximum marks in case of general category applicants and 40% in case of SC/ST and OBC applicants.
COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE LL.B (PASS) DEGREE COURSE
University Rules and Regulations
The Three-year LL.B (Pass) Degree Course comprises of 30 papers, spread over six semesters. Each semester consists of five papers. The whole course contains twenty compulsory papers, four clinical papers and six optional papers.
Each course except the two clinical courses i.e., (i) Drafting, Pleading & Conveyancing, and (ii) Moot Court Exercise and Internship, has been divided into four units with 30 to 35 class lectures per course and the pattern of evaluation will be setting of two questions from each unit in the End Semester Examination. Servicing of the two clinical courses is explained in page 4 of the Prospectus.
The Compulsory Law papers, optional papers and two clinical paper viz., (i) Professional Ethics & Professional Accounting System and (ii) Alternate Dispute Resolution in Semester III & IV respectively, shall be of 100 marks each containing eight questions and every examination shall be of three hour duration at the end of each Semester.
SEMESTER-WISE COURSE STRUCTURE LL.B PASS
SEMESTER - I
LL.B 101 Law of Torts (Compulsory)
LL.B 102 Law of Contract (Compulsory)
LL.B 103 Legal Method (Compulsory)
LL.B 104 Family Law – I (Compulsory)
LL.B 105 Land Laws/Women & Criminal Laws. (Optional)
SEMESTER - II
LL.B 201 Constitutional Law – I (Compulsory)
LL.B 202 Family Law – II (Compulsory)
LL.B 203 Special Contract (Compulsory)
LL.B 204 Indian Penal Code(Compulsory)
LL.B 205 Health Law/Offences against Child and Juvenile Offenses. (Compulsory)
SEMESTER - III
LL.B 301 Jurisprudence (Compulsory)
LL.B 302 Property Law (Compulsory)
LL.B 303 Constitutional Law II(Compulsory)
LL.B 304 Interpretation of Statutes/Insurance Law (optional)
LL.B 305 Professional Ethics & Professional Accounting system (Clinical)
SEMESTER - IV
LL.B 401 Administrative Law (Compulsory)
LL.B 402 Criminal Procedure Code. (Compulsory)
LL.B 403 Public International Law (Compulsory)
LL.B 404 Copyright & Patent/Private International Law (Optional)
LL.B 405 Alternate Dispute Resolution. (Clinical)
SEMESTER - V
LL.B 501 Law of Evidence (Compulsory)
LL.B 502 Civil Procedure Code (Compulsory)
LL.B 503 Labour Law I (Compulsory)
LL.B 504 Information Technology/Human Rights (Optional)
LL.B 505 Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance. (Clinical)
SEMESTER - VI
LL.B 601 Environmental Law (Compulsory)
LL.B 602 Labour Law II (Compulsory)
LL.B 603 Company Law (Compulsory)
LL.B 604 Banking Law/International Human Rights. (optional)
LL.B 605 Moot Court Exercise and Internship (Clinical)
THE TWO CLINICAL COURSES WILL BE EVALUATED AS FOLLOWS:-
- Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing - The Course will be taught through class room instructions and simulation exercises in V-Semesters preferably with the assistance of Practising Lawyers/Retired Judges. Apart from teaching the relevant provisions of Law, the course may include not less than 15 practical exercises in drafting, carrying a total of 45 marks (3 marks for each) and 15 exercises in conveyancing, carrying another 45 marks (3 marks for each exercise) and the remaining 10 marks will be given for viva voce.
- Moot Court Exercise and Internship - This paper will be taught in VI Semester and has 3 components of 30 marks each and a viva vice for 10 marks as follows:-
- Moot Court (30 marks) - Every student shall be required to do atleast 3 moot courts in a year with 10 marks each. The Moot Court will be on assigned problem and it will be evaluated for 10 marks for written submission and 5 marks for oral advocacy.
- Observation of Trial in two Cases, One Civil and one Criminal (30 marks) - Students may be required to attend two trials in the course of the last three years of LL.B studies. They will maintain a record and enter the various steps observed by them during their attendance on different days in the court. This scheme will carry 30 marks.
- Interview Techniques and Pre-trial preparations. (30 marks) - Each student will observe two interviewing sessions of clients at the lawyer's office/Legal Aid Office and record the proceeding in a diary, which will carry 15 marks. Each student will further observe the preparation of documents and Court papers and the procedure for the filing of the suit/petition. This will be recorded in the diary, which will carry 15 marks.
- The fourth component of this paper will be the Viva Voce Examination of all the above three aspects. This will carry 10 marks.
Each registered student shall have to complete twelve weeks of internship during the entire period of legal studies for three year unitary course and in any year it cannot be for a continuous period of more than four weeks.
Application for admission into the 3 year LL.B (Semester System) in prescribed form will be accepted as per the Notice issued by the College.
Each application must be accompanied by Xeroxed attested copies of the following documents:
- Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate of the University or College.
- Admit Card and Mark Sheet of the degree examination passed.
- SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by competent Authority.
- Birth Certificate/Matriculation Admit Card with proof of age.
- Migration Certificate.(If available)
- A recent passport size photograph.
Application form not accompanied by the required documents and not fulfilling the criteria for admission will be treated as incomplete and will be summarily rejected.
After submission of the application form, candidates are required to be present personally and to produce the original certificates for verification. When admission is granted, the fees must be paid and the necessary formalities must be completed within 24 hours, otherwise the admission will stand cancelled. An applicant who fails to appear on the date and time notifies by the college, will summarily be refused admission. The College reserves the right to refuse an application for admission into LL.B without assigning any reason for the same.
After admission, students who migrated from other Universities other than the North Eastern Hill University shall have to register themselves with the North Eastern Hill University. They must apply for registration in the prescribed proforma of the University and also submit Original Migration Certificate along with the application to NEHU.
REGULATIONS ON FIVE YEAR B.A.LL.B INTEGRATED (HONOURS) DEGREE COURSE
FIVE YEAR BA.LL.B INTEGRATED (HONOURS) DEGREE PROGRAMME.
- Duration and Structure
- The BA.LL.B Integrated (Honours) Degree Course under the Rules and Guidelines of the
University (NEHU) shall be a full time Course ordinarily spread over a period of five academic
- The Course shall be conducted in Semester system in not less than 18 weeks in a semester
and not less than 36 class hours per-week including Tutorial, Moot Court room exercises and
Seminars with at least 30 lecture hour per week.
- (c) The Course structure and distribution of credit/marks shall be such as prescribed in the
syllabus prepared in accordance with the guidelines of BCI and UGC and dully approved by
the Academic Council of the University from time to time.
- Eligibility for Admission
- An applicant who successfully completed Higher/Senior Secondary School Course (10+2) or
equivalent (such as 11+1, A level in Senior School Leaving Certificate Course) from a
recognized university of India or outside or from a Senior Secondary Board or equivalent
examination in any stream securing an aggregate of not less than 50% of the total marks,
relaxable by 5% for SC and ST shall be eligible to seek admission to the programme.
- The maximum age for seeking admission into the Course is limited to 20 (twenty) years in
case of general category of applicants and to 22 (twenty two) years in case of applicants from
SC/ST and other Backward Communities.
- No student shall be allowed to simultaneously register for the Course with any other
graduate/Post Graduate/certificate course(s) run by the University or any other
University/Institute for academic of professional learning.
Provided that any short period part time certificate course on language, computer science
or computer application of an institute of any course run by a centre for Distance Learning
of a University however, shall be exempted.
- The course shall have 60 seats.
- Admission to the Course shall be made only in the First Semester on the basis of the
candidate’s performance in the written test to be conducted by the College for the purpose. A
merit list shall be prepared taken into consideration the candidate’s performance in the above
mentioned test and admission shall be made on the basis of the merit list in accordance with
personally interview and to produce the original certificates for verification. When admission
is granted, the fees must be paid and the necessary formalities must be completed within 24
hours, otherwise the admission will stand cancelled. An applicant who fails to appear on the
date and time notified by the college, will summarily be refused admission. The College
reserves the right to refuse an application for admission into LL.B Course without assigning
- The standard of the admission test shall be of class 12 (10+2) of the CBSE of its equivalent
covering four broad areas viz., General English, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning and
Legal Aptitude. Other details of the Test may be such decided by the College from time to time.
A student shall have to attend in each course a minimum of 75% of Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials,
Moot Court room exercises and Practical Trainings conducted in the course taken together during
a semester to be eligible to appear at the end semester Examination.
Provided that on exceptional cases for reasons to be recorded, the Principal may consider and
decide on the request for condonation of shortage of attendance upto 10% in a course subject to a
minimum of 70% attendance in all the courses taken together.
Provided further that a list of such student allowed to take the examinations with reason
recorded be forwarded to the Bar Council of India.
- Division and classes
In order to qualify for B.A.LL.B Integrated (Hons) degree a candidate shall have to obtain at least
40% marks in each paper of study and 50% marks in aggregate. A candidate securing 50% marks
or more but less than 60% marks in aggregate shall be placed in the second (II) division and a
candidate securing 60% marks or more in aggregate shall be in the First (I) Division. A candidate
obtaining 75% marks or more in any particular paper shall be awarded distinction in that paper.
- Eligibility for the Award of Degree
- A candidate shall be eligible for the award of BA.LL.B Integrated (Honours) degree on the
basis of his/her performance in the 10 (ten) End Semester Examinations and the sessionals.
- A candidate shall be given a maximum of 2(two) chances appearing at the examination) to
clear a paper.
- A candidate shall have to clear all the prescribed paper within a maximum period of 7 years
from the date of admission in order to obtain the B.A. LL.B Integrated (Hons) degree.
A student obtaining 40% and above marks in any paper other than a clinical paper or project
work may, if she/he so desires, to improve her/his performance in the paper may be allowed
only once to appear at the end semester examination for that course subject to fulfilment of the
provision under clause 6(b) of this regulation.
The Five Year BA.LL.B Integrated (Hons) Degree Programme comprises of fifty one (51) Course, spread over Ten (10) Semesters, Each Semester of the Programme consists of Five Courses except the Semester Ten (10) which has Six (6) Courses. This programme contains Eighteen (18) Compulsory Courses, Four (4) Clinical Courses, Six (6) Optional Courses, Eight (8) Honours Courses and Fifteen (15) Liberal Courses.
Each Course except Two (2) Clinical Courses i.e., Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance and Moot Court Exercise and Internship, have been divided into four units and the pattern of evaluation involves setting of two questions from each unit in the End Semester Examination.
As provided in the Regulation relating to the Five Year Integrated B.A. LLB (Hons) Degree Programme, the Compulsory Law Courses, Optional Courses, Honours Courses, Liberal Courses \, and Two (2) Clinical Courses i.e., Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System and Alternative Dispute Resolution will be evaluated in the ratio of 40:60 i.e., 40% weightage is allotted for continuous sessional works and 60% weightage for the end Semester Examination. The other two Clinical Courses will be evaluated as follows:
- Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance– The Course will be taught through class instruction and simulation exercises preferably with assistance of practicing Lawyers/Retired Judges.
A part from teaching the relevant provisions of Law, the course may include not less than 15 practical exercises in drafting carrying a total of 45 marks (3 mark for each) and 15 exercises in conveyancing carrying another 45 marks (3 marks for each exercise) remaining 10 marks will be given for viva voce.
- Moot Court Exercise and Internship
This paper may have 3 components 30 marks and a viva voce for 10 marks.
- Moot Court (30 marks)– Every student may be required to do at least 3 moot Courts in a year with 10 marks for each. The Moot Court work will be assigned problem and it will be evaluated for 5 marks for written submission and 5 marks for oral advocacy.
- Observation of Trial in Two Cases, one Civil and one Criminal (30 Marks) – Students may be required to attend two trials in the course of the last two or three years of B.A. LL.B studies. They will maintain a record and enter the various steps observed during their attendance of different days in the court assignment. This scheme will carry 30 marks.
- Interviewing Techniques and Pre-trial preparations and Internship Dairy (30 marks) – Each student will observe two interviewing sessions of clients at the Lawyer’s Office/Legal Aid Office and record the proceedings in a diary, which will carry 15 marks. Each student will further observe the preparation of documents and Court papers by the advocate and the procedure for the filling of the suit/petition. This will be recorded in the diary, 3which will carry 15 marks.
- The fourth component of this paper will be Viva Voce Examination of all the above three aspects. This will carry 10 marks.
Each registered student shall have to complete twenty weeks of Internship during the entire period of legal studies of Five Year Course and in any year it cannot be for a continuous period of more than four weeks.
List of Courses:
- Law of Tort
- Law of Contract
- Special Contract
- Family Law – I
- Law of Crimes – I (Indian Penal Code)
- Family Law – II
- Law of Crimes – (Criminal Procedure Code)
- Constitutional Law – I
- Property Law
- Constitutional Law – II
- Public International Law
- Labour Law – I
- Administrative Law
- Labour Law – II
- Company Law
- Civil Procedure Code & Limitation Act.
- Law of Evidence
- Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance.
- Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System
- Alternate Dispute Resolution
- Moot Court Exercises and Internship.
- Human Rights Law and Practice
- International Environmental Law
- Information Technology Law
- Interpretation of Statutes and Principles of Legislation.
- Legislative Drafting
- Banking Law.
- Women & Criminal Law
- Patent Law
- Forensic Science
- Trademark & Design
- Health Law
- Private International Law
- Offences against Child & Juvenile offences.
- English – 3 Courses.
- Political Science (Major Course) – 6 Courses.
- Sociology (Minor Course) – 3 Courses
- Economics (Minor Course) – 3 Courses.
SEMESTER –WISE COURSE STRUCTURE
SEMESTER – I
- LLB 101 English-I
- LLB 102 Political Science – I
- LLB 103 Sociology – I
- LLB 104 Micro Economics
- LLB 105 Law of Tort
SEMESTER – III
- LLB 301 English –III
- LLB 302 Political Science – III
- LLB 303 Political Science – IV
- LLB 304 Sociology – III
- LLB 305 Special Contract.
SEMESTER – V
- LLB 501 Constitutional Law – I
- LLB 502 Jurisprudence
- LLB 503 Law of Crimes – II (Criminal Procedure Code)
- LLB 504 Family Law – II
- LLB 505 Property Law.
SEMESTER – VII
- LLB 701 Company Law
- LLB 702 Labour Law – II
- LLB 703 Honours I Copyright
- LLB 704 Interpretations of Statutes & Principles of Legislation.
- LLB 705 Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance
SEMESTER – IX
- LLB 901 Honours III Women & Criminal Law.
- LLB 902 Honours IV Trademark & Design
- LLB 903 Honours V Health Law
- LLB 904 Information Technology Law.
- LLB 905 Alternative Dispute Resolution
SEMESTER – II
- LLB 201 English –II
- LLB 202 Political Science – II
- LLB 203 Sociology – II
- LLB 204 Macro Economics
- LLB 205 Law of Contract.
SEMESTER – IV
- LLB 401 Indian Economy
- LLB 402 Political Science – V
- LLB 403 Political Science – VI
- LLB 404 Family Law – I
- LLB 405 Law of Crimes – I (Indian Penal Code)
SEMESTER – VI
- LLB 601 Administrative Law
- LLB 602 Constitutional Law – II
- LLB 603 Human Rights Law and Practice
- LLB 604 Labour Law – I
- LLB 605 Public International Law
SEMESTER – VIII
- LLB 801 Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act.
- LLB 802 Law of Evidence
- LLB 803 Honours II Patent Law
- LLB 804 International Environmental Law.
- LLB 805 Professional Ethics and
Professional Accounting System
SEMESTER – X
- LLB 1001 Honours VI Forensic Science.
- LLB 1002 Honours VII Private International Law
- LLB 1003 Honours VIII Offences against Child & Juvenile offences
- LLB 1004 Legislative Drafting
- LLB 1005 Banking Law
- LLB 1006 Moot Court, Exercise and Internship