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Christ University School of law

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School of Law, Christ University (SLCU), Bangalore, is a part of Christ University, Bangalore, which was founded and is administered by Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). CMI, the first indigenous Catholic religious congregation of India with a membership of 2000, renders its service to humanity in educational, social, healthcare and other activities.
Christ University maintains a secular outlook towards education. Students of all castes, religions, creeds and languages are encouraged to be a part of this temple of learning. Christ University, formerly Christ College had the rare distinction of being the first institution in Karnataka to be accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), UGC and reaccredited with an A+ in 2005 for quality education. In four decades, the Institution has become the most preferred educational institution in the city of Bangalore.

Located in a beautiful expansive campus of Christ University, Bangalore, SLCU is an institute imparting world class legal education not only to students from various parts of the country but also from the Middle East and Mauritius. The Courses are approved by the Bar Council of India.


Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
The School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) (SLCU), Bangalore, is approved by the Bar Council of India to conduct the B.A., LL.B. course (Honours). The school offers a five-year integrated law program, the successful completion of which will earn the student a B.A., LL.B. degree (Honours) to be awarded by CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

Bachelor of Law (BBA., LLB) (Honours)
The School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) (SLCU), Bangalore, is approved by the Bar Council of India to conduct the B.B.A., L.L.B. (Honours) course. The school offers a five-year integrated law program, the successful completion of which will earn the student a B.B.A., L.L.B. degree (Honours) to be awarded by CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

Master of Laws (LLM),
Constitutional and Administrative Law (One year)
Widely hailed as the grund norm, the Constitution always plays a pivotal role in the arena of public policy and law-making. The values enshrined in it such as the fundamental rights, independent judiciary, rule of law, etc. have invigorated the quality of life of the citizens and constantly kept the rulers on their toes. The relevance of Constitutional and Administrative Law, in this regard, hardly needs an eulogy. In fact, it is an area, pursued in legal circles, with great reverence since a long time.

The Specialization is designed to serve the inquisitive academic minds to take the field to its logical conclusion. Towards this end, it contains various papers including Fundamental Rights, Centre-State Relations, Administrative Law, Media, Health and Education Law, etc
Master of Law (LLM) in Corporate and Commercial Law (One Year)
The School of Law of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) offers LLM program as per the UGC guidelines. This program incorporates a rich array of law courses, seminars, experiential learning opportunities, and special events. These would promote interaction with attorneys, diplomats, business leaders, and policy makers. Our distinguished faculty and administration have established strong ties with various international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations in India and abroad. The significance of Corporate and Commercial Law can hardly be over-emphasized. In fact, after the unleashing of the New Economic Policy and the advent of the WTO, this specialization is deemed to be next to none. Economic enterprises and the multi-national corporations have been in the forefront of providing the necessary economic stability to the society at large. Law plays a unique role in enabling them to serve the society in a holistic way. This Specialization is designed to serve the interests of students who intend to practice in the area of Corporate Law. It aims at aligning the objectives of a Corporate Lawyer with the goals of business organizations. The subjects range from foundational papers to the advanced ones such as International Trade Law, Commercial Arbitration, Corporate Governance, etc.

Master of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property and Trade Law (One Year)
The convergence of intellectual property and trade is prominent since the advent of the New International Economic Order. Both the disciplines are so intertwined that the appreciation of one becomes meaningless in the absence of the other. The objective of this course is to enable a student to analyse the linkages between intellectual property and international trade, in a wider socio-economic and political perspective, both nationally and internationally. The course is also intended to expose the students to various effects of intellectual property and trade that might undermine the vital interests pertaining to human rights, environment etc. The course is designed with sufficient emphasis on the practical nuances that emerge out of the theoretical underpinnings of both international trade and intellectual property laws. This specialisation is devised to serve the interests of students who seek to practice an international career that addresses the real time issues relating to intellectual property and international trade.

Ph.D. Programme
Ph.D program in Law is focused towards legally associated social problems with the intention of providing social Justice. It aims to equip research scholars with critical and analytical ability by providing them theoretical and empirical exposure through comprehensive course work. The research in law enables the scholars to pursue research in the front line areas of basic law as well as interdisciplinary areas of legal research .Thus Ph.D progrmme produces professional researchers and future leaders in Law.   

Master of Philosophy (MPHIL) in Law
Pursuing a Research Degree provides the candidate with an opportunity to determine his own specialised field of study. The aim is for students to acquire in-depth knowledge and experience in a particular field through original investigation. In M.PHIL., the candidate is expected to analyze a topic selected by him, as well as, show a well-grounded theory of research methodologies that is applicable to the field of study. This is not that easy because the applicant must practice uniqueness and originality on how he or she makes use of his or her knowledge and find out ways to expand the limits of the current knowledge using good researching skills. Using research avenue, the MPHIL., seeks to give the candidate an understanding of how to stretch the limits of knowledge.


Library is the soul of any institution. It is a center of acquiring, processing, preserving and disseminating information to the user community with the motto of empowering knowledge, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) library has well trained staff and an automated library system to enrich the user community with a wide range of academic resources such as books, periodicals, online periodicals, databases, back volumes, CDs/DVDs, project reports, audio / video cassettes, and question bank.

For more information visit at:
Christ University, School of law
Hosur Road, Bengaluru – 560029, Karnataka, India
Phone Numbers: +91 804012 9100 / 9600, 09243080800

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