Criminal Law is one of the most popular specializations of law. The study of Criminal Law includes the statutes, rules, and regulations which define conduct that is prohibited by the law due to the threat it poses as well as the harm it can cause to public safety and welfare. Apart from that, Criminal Law also lays down the punishment that can be imposed on any individual or group of people if they break any law.
Criminal Law is the top choice of specialization of many law aspirants. Candidates who pursue the specialization of Criminal Law have to interrogate witnesses, interview clients, conduct trials, correlate proofs and findings, prepare a case for the defence of his/ her client and he/ she also has to examine as well as cross-examine witnesses in court.
Candidates who graduate from this programme are also entrusted with the task of policy making, crime preventive measures, legitimate interests of crime victims. The course also enables the candidates to deal with the cases of miscarriages of justice, criminal justice processes.
Criminal law graduates can join a legal firm or they can start their own practice. They can also work at the session court, trial court or the high court with various job profiles like Government Advocate, Government Pleader, Additional Public Prosecutor, Criminal Law Practitioner, Lecturer, and Standing Counsel
The aim of the programme is to produce postgraduates with advanced knowledge and understanding of developments in modern corporate world with higher order critical, analytical, problem solving and transferable skills; to make student think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of legal profession, academics, research establishments.
The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:
After undergoing this programme, a student will be able to:
Program Specific Outcomes(PSO’s)
3 years/5years Degree in Law from recognized university/ institution with minimum 50% (45% in case of SC/ST) marks in aggregate from any recognized University / Institution. Admission is based on CLAT/LSAT.
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LLM in Criminal Law
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