1. Nature and concept of law.
2. Schools of Jurisprudence :
Analytical, Historical, Philosophical, Sociological & Natural.
3. Administration of Justice :
Theories of punishment.
4. Sources of Law : Custom,
Precedent and Legislation.
5. A few basic Legal concepts:
(i) Rights and Duties.
(ii) Legal Persona
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(iii) Ownership and Possession.
II Constitutional Law of India
1. Salient features of the Indian
3. Fundamental Rights, Directive
Principles and Fundamental Duties.
4. Constitutional position and
powers of President and Governors.
5. Supreme Court and High Courts:
Jurisdiction, powers, appointment and transfer of Judges.
6. Union Public Service
Commission and State Public Service Commissions: Powers and functions.
7. Distribution of Legislative
and Administrative Powers between the Union and the States.
8. Emergency Provisions.
9. Amendment of the Consstitution.
III International Law :
1. Nature and definition of
2. Sources: Treaty, Custom,
General Principles of Law recognised by civilised nations and subsidiary means
of determination of law.
3. State Recognition and State
4. The United Nations, its
objective, purpose and principal organs; Constitution, role and jurisdiction of
International Court of Justice.
5. Protection of Human Rights:
(i) Provisions in the UN Charter.
(ii) Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, 1948.
(iii) International Convenant of
Civil and Political Rights, 1966.
(iv) International Convenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966.
IV Torts :
1. Nature and Defination of Tort.
2. Liability based on fault and
3. Vicarious Liability including
4. Joint Tort feasors.
9. False imprisonment.
10. Malicious Prosecution.
V Criminal Law :
1. General Principles of criminal
liability: Mens rea and actus reus.
2. Preparation and criminal
3. General Exceptions.
4. Joint and constructive
6. Criminal Conspiracy.
8. Murder and culpable homicide.
9. Theft, extortion, robbery and
10. Misappropriation and Criminal
Breach of Trust.
VI Law of Contract :
1. Definition of contract.
2. Basic elements of contract:
Offer, acceptance, consideration, contracutal capacity.
3. Factors vitiating consent.
4. Void, Voidable, illegal and
5. Wagering agreements.
6. Contingent contracts.
7. Performance of contracts.
8. Dissolution of contractual
obligations: frustration contracts.
10. Remedies for breach of
Consitutitional Law of India
1. Nature of the Indian
Constitution : the distinctive features of its federal character.
2. Fundamental Rights.
3. Relationship between
Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties.
4. Constitutional Position of the
President and relation with the Council of Ministers.
5. Governor and his Powers.
6. Appointment and Transfer of
Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
7. Supreme Court and High Courts:
Powers and Jurisdiction.
8. Union Public Service
Commission and State Public Service Commissions: Powers and Functions.
9. Distribution of Legislative
Powers between the Union and the States.
10. Administrative Relationship
between Union and the States.
11. Emergency Provisions
12. Civil Servants:
13. Parliamentary Privileges
14. Amendment of the
15. Princople of Natural Justice
16. Delegated Legislation: Its
constitutionality and judicial and legislative controls.
17. Judicial Review of
1. Nature and Definition of
2. Relationship between
International Law and Municipal Law
3. State Recognition and State
4. Sea: Inland Waters,
Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, Continental Shelf, Exclusive Economic Zone and
5. Individuals, nationality,
statelessness; Human Rights and procedures available for their enforcement.
6. Territorial jurisdiction of
States, Extradition and Asylum.
7. Treaties: Formation
application, termination and reservation.
8. United Nations: Its principal
organs, powers, and functions.
9. Settlement of Distputes.
10. Lawful recourse to force:
aggressions, self-defence, intervention.
11. Legality of the use of
nuclear weapons; ban on testing of nuclear weapons; Nuclear non proliferation
12. International Terriorism
State sponsored terrorism, Hijacking, International Criminal Court.
13. New International Economic
order and Monetary law: WTO, TRIPS, GATT, IMF, World Bank.
14. Protection and Improvement of
the Human Environment: International Efforts.
Law of Crimes:-
1. General Principles of Criminal
Liability: mens rea and actus reus, Mens rea in statutory offences.
2. Application of the Indian
3. Kinds of Punishment.
4. Preparations and criminal
5. General exceptions.
6. Joint and constructive
8. Criminal conspiracy.
9. Offences against the State.
10. Offences against public
11. Offences against human body.
12. Offences against property
13. Offences Relating to
15. Protection of Civil Rights
16. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961
17. Prevention of Corruption Act,
Law of Torts :
1. Nature and definition.
2. Liability based upon fault and
3. Vicarious liability including
4. General defences.
5. Joint tortfeasors.
11. False imprisonment.
12. Malicious Prosecution.
13. Consumer Protection Act,
Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law
1. Formation of Contract
2. Factors vitiating consent
3. Void voidable, illegal and
4. Performance and discharge of
6. Consequences of breach of
7. Contract of Agency.
8. Sale of goods and hire
9. Formation and dissolution of
10. Negotiable Instruments Act,
11. Arbitration and Conciliation