One year LL.M in Law and Development launched by Azim Premji University

[The
following is an announcement posted on behalf of Azim Premji University]
The School of Policy and
Governance at the Azim Premji University, is launching a new, one-year LL.M in
Law and Development for the academic year 2016-17.  Details about the
programme are below:
Azim Premji University
was established by the Azim Premji Foundation in 2010. It was founded with a
clear social purpose, as part of a larger strategy to contribute to the
education and development sectors in the country. Our vision is “education for
social change, to contribute to the realization of a just, equitable, humane
and sustainable society”. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing
education programmes that aim to prepare students with great competence,
integrity and social commitment. Our research programmes also further the development
of knowledge and education in the same fields.
Azim Premji University
announces a one-year postgraduate programme in Law and Development for the
academic year 2016-17. The LL.M. in Law and Development integrates a rigorous
philosophical and conceptual analysis of legal doctrine with a social
scientific enquiry into law and society in India. The programme mandates a
professional clinical engagement with legal and social problems as well as
advanced legal research and writing through a dissertation. This programme is
designed for a small cohort of students to ensure an immersive and intensive
educational experience.
The programme includes
mandatory courses on Law and Development, Law and Justice, Comparative Public
Law and Legal Research Methods. Students may elect to do courses in a wide
variety of fields (private and commercial law, human rights, tax law,
livelihoods, environment and sustainability) and across a wide range of
disciplines (economics, anthropology, political science, sociology, history and
philosophy) offered at Azim Premji University. This programme is designed for
students who seek to make a mark in the legal system, government, civil
society, academia and the world of ideas.
Eligibility: Azim Premji University invites applications from
bright, motivated students interested in a legal education and career engaged
with the problems of law and development in India. Students must possess a
Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognised University in India or abroad.
Candidates with relevant work experience, of any age, are strongly encouraged
to apply. Students will be selected through a National Entrance Test (followed
by an interview for shortlisted candidates) conducted by Azim Premji University
on February 14, 2016 at various locations in India.
The last date for
submission of applications is January 28, 2016.
Financial Assistance: The tuition fees for the programme is INR 60,000 per
year. Limited accommodation facilities are available and the charges for
accommodation and dining are approximately INR 92,000 per year. There are no
other charges applicable.
Azim Premji University
has an explicit commitment towards supporting disadvantaged students by
providing extensive financial assistance and facilitating educational loans. In
exceptional circumstances, working professionals may be provided additional
assistance.
For more details about
the LL.M, please visit:
or
Email: llm@apu.edu.in|
admissions@apu.edu.in | Call 1800 843 2001
For more details on Azim
Premji University, please visit:
If you are interested in
finding about the School and its Faculty, please visit the following links:

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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