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LLM - Legal Theory

Offered by:

1. School of Ethics, Governance, Culture & Social Systems


Legal Theory


1 Year

Eligibility :

Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% in their LL.B. There will also be tests/interviews to determine selection of the candidates for the programme

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The LLM in Legal Theory is a unique programe that offers an array of select theoretical courses on Law. We approach legal theory to include critical reflection on issues in domestic as well as international law that integrates methodologies and perspectives from several disciplines such as legal history, political philosophy, cultural anthropology, political economy, social and political psychology, public policy, feminist legal theory, critical legal theory, Indic knowledge systems and Indology etc. to gain a multidimensional understanding of legal problems.  The programme builds on collaborative efforts of the different departments of the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth and creates an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary engagement with leading scholars from India and abroad in a lively intellectual community. The programe is a highly distinctive course centered on lectures and seminars delivered by some of the most leading theorists designed for highly motivated students who wish to seek a career in academia.

Course Structure

Programme Structure

Core Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Legal Theory 
  • Comparative Law: Theory and Praxis
  • Advanced Jurisprudence
  • Advanced Course on Indian Constitutional Law and History 
  • Theory and History of International Law
  • Law and Justice in globalizing word

Foundation Courses:

  • Introduction of Indic Knowledge Systems
  • Indian Conceptions of Dharma and Niti
  • History of Social Reformation in India

Elective Courses:

  • Group I
    • Law and Public Policy 
    • Law and Political Sociology
    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Fundamentals of Nyaya and Mimansa
  • Group II
    • Arthasastra and Rajaniti
    • Buddhist Legal Traditions
    • Jaina Conceptions of Law
    • Bharhaspatyam and Aushanasam
    • Contributions of Islamic Jurisprudence in Indian Administration
  • Group III
    • Sixty years of Indian Supreme Court
    • Works of International Law Commission
    • Modern Political Thinkers and Legal Scholars of India
    • Principles of Global Legal Order

Exit Criteria

Students should complete all the core and foundational courses, along with 3 elective courses chosen separately from each group. Further, they need to submit a dissertation and defend their thesis in an open viva-voce. Internships or research assignments may also be prescribed by the School from time to time. 

Programme Fee
  • INR 60,000 per annum for Day Scholars.
  • INR 1,60,000 per annum for Residential Students.
  • USD 3,800 per annum for International Residential Students.

Caution Deposit and Semester 1 Fee

Every candidate selected for admission at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth will be required to deposit an amount of INR 10,000 towards caution deposit and the first-semester programme fees in order to confirm his/her offer of admission by the acceptance deadline as specified in the offer letter.

Caution Deposit for International Students - USD 240

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