The Legum Magister ( LL.M.)

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. It is usually obtained by completing a one-year full-time program. Law students and professionals frequently pursue the LLM to gain expertise in a specialized field of law, for example in the area of tax law or international law. Many law firms prefer job candidates with an LLM degree because it indicates that a lawyer has acquired advanced, specialized legal training, and is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT -LLM)

The Common Law Admission Test (the “CLAT”) is the annual slugfest between the top aspirants for the elite National Law Universities (the “NLUs”). Currently, the examination is conducted for direct admissions to 18 NLUs, with only National Law University, Delhi conducting a separate examination of its own i.e. the AILET. For the highly sought after CLAT for PG programs will encompass topics from Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. Candidates can go through the table given below to know about the pattern of LLM Course. CLAT  632  seats in post graduate law programmes in National Law Universities (NLUs).

CLAT – LLM Paper Pattern         

Maximum Marks                –         150     
Maximum Questions            –         150
Duration                      –         2 Hour
Nature of Question           –         Objective Type
Nature of Paper               –         Offline
Negative Marking             –         0.25 marks for each wrong answer

Marks for each section
Constitutional Law 40
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence. 60
The topics of law and contemporary issues 50 (Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks)

CLAT Syllabus

Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence will both have an equal weightage of 50 marks each in the question paper while the rest of the questions will be coming from different topics like Criminal law, International Law, etc. The details regarding Constitutional law and Jurisprudence is given below for reference:

  • The subject of Constitutional Law consists of various rules, practices and doctrines that govern the functioning of a modern state and other political communities. Candidates will be asked questions based on the important concepts that they have studies in their graduation.

  • Jurisprudence in a broad sense can be called the “philosophy of law”. It can be mainly classified into three branches – analytical, sociological, and theoretical. The questions in this section will be set on the basis of the syllabus prescribed in the graduation degree course.

  • The Tort Law is comparatively a recent common law development in India based on codifying statutes including statutes related to damages. Some of the crucial tortious obligations like Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation should be revised in detail.

  • Contract can be referred to as a piece of legal document which is a mutual agreement made by two or more parties, enforceable at law. Important decisions made by Supreme Court and High Court in relation to modern day commercial activities form a very crucial part of this subject.

  • The subject of Criminal Law, also known as Penal Law is aimed at regulation of Social code of conduct and prohibition of any antisocial activity that pose a threat to the safety, property, health and moral welfare of citizens. Significant topics on principles of criminal liability and mens rea (“guilty mind” in Criminal Law) should be given special attention.

  • International Law as a subject is focused on the set of legal guidelines and contracts that govern the relations between two states or nations. International Laws can be broadly classified into Public International law, Private International Law and Supranational Law. 


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