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

The School of Policy and Governance at the Azim Premji University, where I now teach, 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 foundedwith 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.

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