The VIT School of Law (VITSOL), the progeny of VIT University has entered the legal arena in 2014, aiming at high goals to be achieved. The Law School aims to impart quality legal education to nourish the young minds with knowledge of law, teach them the nuances of the legal profession and equip them to the nitty gritty of the profession. VITSOL believes in continuous and active learning simultaneously with practical training. Legal Education is not just mastering of the subject or the varied provisions of the law. It is the overall development of an individual into a legal professional. Studying law in VIT is a unique experience as it strives to offer the blend of all features of quality education. The course has been structured in such a way that the students can opt to have a specialised knowledge and insight in the particular branch they are interested in along with overall knowledge in all other subjects. Research driven learning is the speciality of VIT School of Law
1. LL.M in International Law and Development
2. LL.M in Intellectual Property Laws
3. LL.M in Corporate Laws
The minimum qualification is any Bachelor Degree in Law from a recognized University with minimum of 55% marks.
The selection of students to VIT School of Law for LL.M Course shall be based solely on merit of the candidate determined by All India Admission Test (AIAT) conducted in VIT Chennai Campus or any other All India Admission Test equivalent thereto* (*PG CLAT, AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) for LL.M and Delhi University LL.M Entrance Test)
The AIAT conducted by VIT shall have the following parts:
Weightage of the three parts as follows:
Those who have got score cards of PG CLAT, AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) for LL.M and Delhi University LL.M Entrance Test may seek admission for LL.M in VITSOL by registering themselves and appearing for the interview at VIT Chennai Campus along-with AIAT selected candidates on appointed date.
If an applicant is waiting for qualifying degree result and cleared all the previous examinations, a provisional registration may be offered.
In case the provisionally admitted candidate fails to submit the qualifying degree results before the registration of the first semester courses, the provisional registration shall stand cancelled.
The period of study for the LL.M course (Master of Law) shall be for a period of one complete year consisting of two semesters for the award of the Degree.
The one year LL.M course offered by the VITSOL has the following salient features:
The course on International law and development will be an advance programme focusing on the horizontal and vertical development of international law. The interface of international law with other laws, relevance of treaties in law making, trade, investment, dispute settlement, maritime law, contemporary and dynamic issues like terrorism, climate change will be the highlight of the course. The course is delivered by means of intensive lectures, panel discussions, digital assignments, research writings and legal problem solving exercises. The programme will also endow students with the indispensable research skills to sustain rigorous study of law and updating the knowledge of international law to meet the demands of the profession. The curriculum is built upon strong foundations of classical and contemporary international law as a threshold to engage diverse issues in international law and development.
Intellectual Property Law is the most important branch of law today. The development of technology has paved the way for realisation of protection of intellectual property. Although protecting the product of the mind has been recognised, long ago, in law emerging new technologies like biotechnology, cloud computing and big data unfolds new layers of interpretation of Intellectual Property Law. The Curriculum has been designed in order to get in-depth knowledge in the field of copyright, trademark, patents, design, plant varieties and confidential information etc., both in law and practice. Moreover, the curriculum provides a number of optional papers on contemporary issues on Intellectual Property Law that can be mixed and matched by the students with International Law/Corporate law oriented streams to customise their options.
The corporate sector has been the most complex and dynamic sector in the field of law. This course is designed to meet the increased importance of demand from the corporate legal professionals and practitioners. This specialised branch exposes the students to major areas of corporate law, such as corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate frauds, securities market laws etc. The curriculum will enable the students to expertise both in theory and practice. This course is aiming at creating a strong connectivity with practitioners, academicians, students, and other stake holders to contribute actively in the field of corporate law.
|LLM Programmes||Tuition Fee||Caution Deposit|
|Corporate Law (One year)||85000||2000|
|International Law and Development (One year)||85000||2000|
|Intellectual Property Law (Oneyear)||85000||2000|