NUJS Kolkata-NUS Singapore’s 2nd Summer Law School at IIM, Shillong (June 3-15); Register by March 30

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The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata in association with the Faculty of National University of Singapore, announces its 2nd Summer Law School Programme to be conducted in June 2013 at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Campus, Shillong.

This Summer Law School Programme offers the unique opportunity to receive intensive legal training on diverse subjects of global and comparative concerns from academics of international repute and eminence.

The Programme shall include courses on:

  1. Constitutional Rights in India: Historical, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
  2. Legal Argument and Narrative 
  3. Mergers and Acquisitions 
  4. Negotiating Syndicated Loan Agreements 

Teaching Hours: Each two-credit course shall have a total of 24 teaching-hours and the one-credit course would have 12 teaching hours in total.

Course Completion: Students have to complete at least 3 credits for completion of the programme. However, no student shall be permitted to take more than 4 credits.

Duration: This Programme shall be held over two weeks from Monday, June 3, 2013 to Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Accommodation: Accommodation for the selected students shall be organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Campus, Shillong.

Fee Structure:

  • Tuition Fees: INR 22,000
  • Accommodation and Food: INR 10, 000.

The entire fees for the programme would have to be paid at the time of the confirmation of admission.

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Narrative plays a prominent role in the persuasive presentation of facts in common law systems of litigation, but it is also a strong element in legal reasoning and judicial decisions.  This module will examine the role of narrative in the law, consider why narrative is such an effective tool of legal persuasion, and explore advanced techniques of narrative.

Faculty: Helena Whalen-Bridge

Credit: 1 Credit (12 contact hrs.)

Evaluation: Grades will be assessed as follows:

  • Class Participation: 20%;
  • Assignment 1 (Fact Evaluation): 40 %;
  • Assignment 2 (Fact Construction): 40 %



This course will focus on the rights guaranteed in the Constitution of India.  After providing a brief historical perspective on these rights, the course will focus on some theoretical issues underlying rights. This will be followed by a close examination of particular sets of rights in the Indian context.

The principal focus of the course will be on the right to equality, in relation to women and sexual minorities/LGBT populations.  For this part of the course, we will study and discuss relevant decisions of the superior courts in India.  We will also study decisions from some other jurisdictions that enable a discussion of the possibilities and perils of drawing comparative insights from other societies.

Faculty: Arun Thiruvengadam

Credit: 2 credits (24 contact hrs.)

Evaluation: This course is designed to stimulate debate and discussion.  Accordingly, 25% of the assessment will be based on class participation.  A further 15% will be allocated for a short written comment, based on a pre-circulated reading, which is to be submitted midway through the course.

Each student will receive the graded comment with the instructor’s comments before the end of the course.  There will be a final take-home exam which will count towards the remaining 60% of the overall grade.



The course will begin with an evaluation of the business rationale for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and a discussion of the various types of transactions and related terminology. The regulatory issues surrounding these transactions will be analyzed through examination of the applicable laws and regulations.

While the course will essentially be based on applicable Indian laws, it will also incidentally draw on an international comparative perspective, with focus on the U.S., U.K. and Singapore. While corporate and securities law issues form the thrust, incidental reference will be made to accounting, tax and competition law considerations. Finally, the transactional perspective will consider various structuring matters, planning aspects, transaction costs and impact on various stakeholders.

Faculty: UmakanthVarottil

Credit: 2 credits (24 contact hrs.)

Evaluation: There will be three levels of evaluation in this course as per the following scheme-

  • Class participation: 20%;
  • Presentation on hypotheticals: 20%;
  • Take-home Test: 60%



Financial institutions operate in multiple jurisdictions and also fund major projects that involve high risks and large capital. The risk is often shared between financial institutions through loan syndications.

This course looks at the procedure and legal aspects involved in negotiating syndicated loan agreements by examining the structure of syndicated loan agreements and analyzing the role of key clauses in such agreements.  Aim of the course is to develop skills to negotiate and draft complex loan transactions like syndicated loan agreements.

Faculty: Dr. VishwasDevaiah

Credit: 1 Credit (12 contact hrs.)

Evaluation: 100 Marks (Negotiation Exercise)

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The program is open to outstanding students, enrolled in any 5-Year LL.B. Programme in India or any comparable programme abroad, and who would have completed their first year studies by May 31, 2013.

While there are no prerequisites for the other courses, basic understanding of corporate law would be helpful in partakingthe full benefit of the Course on Mergers and Acquisitions.

For the Course on ‘Constitutional Rights in India: Historical, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives’, some basic understanding of public law concepts will help students grasp the historical, theoretical and comparative issues that shall be discussed.

Past exposure to legal writing courses or interest in legal writing would be very useful for students to benefit from the Course on “Legal Argument and Narrative.”


Applicants are required to mail the completed form, along with:

  1. A Letter of Recommendation from an academic referee,
  2. An official  statement of their current grades/marks
  3. A Demand Draft of Rs. 550/- [non-refundable application fees]drawn in favour of “WB NUJS, Kolkata”, payable at Kolkata

to The Registrar, W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Dr.Ambedkar Bhavan, 12, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata.

Applicants are also requested to email the completed form to

The last date for receipt of the form and other documents is March 15, 2013. NUJS-NUS Summer Law School Certificate Programme 2013 must be written in Block Letters on top of the Envelope

Selected candidates would be informed of their selection by April 1, 2013 and we plan to complete the admission for the programme by April 15, 2013.

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