Azim Premji University launched a one-year Post Graduate Programme in Law and Development (Masters in Law / LL.M.) in 2016. Admissions for the academic year 2018-2019 are now open.
The Azim Premji University LL.M. in Law and Development seeks to initiate a decisive, novel and meaningful intervention at the intersection of the domains of Law and Development in India. The LL.M. in Law & Development at Azim Premji University is unique in having a law faculty dedicated exclusively to post graduate teaching.
This programme will integrate two distinct approaches to the study of law and legal institutions in India:
The first is to develop a textured, empirical understanding of how law and legal institutions operate in Indian society.
The second is to develop an ability to use the law to respond to critical problems in social policy.
To be eligible to apply applicants must possess a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized degree granting university in India or abroad. As the Bachelor of Laws is in most cases a non-specialist degree, the LL.M. Programme will be open to students with diverse interests in law.
The LL.M. in Law and Development programme a mandatory component of dissertation writing. The dissertation will help students develop their skills and confidence in conducting more advanced research such as a doctoral degree or conceptualising an independent research project. The dissertation carries five credits and spans over the two semesters.
Early Admission: Admission for LL.M. programme in the early admissions window is open now. Students will be shortlisted based on the rank in the National Entrance Test conducted by Azim Premji University on February 10, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview.
Regular Admission: Applications for the Regular admissions for LL.M. in Law & Development will be open in April 2018. Only candidates who are appearing for CLAT or LSAT India 2018 will be eligible to apply. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CLAT / LSAT India scores and will be called for a personal interview.