BA & LLB -Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law (Hons.)
To bridge the gap between legal theory and practice, an understanding of the social sciences is essential. Law is a profession that works in a socio-political context, and therefore for a legal practitioner, training in the liberal arts is a prerequisite. Alliance School of Law, Alliance University offers a five-year, integrated degree course—B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) that combines the knowledge of the social sciences with a training in law. The arts and social science component of the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) course includes subjects such as political science, sociology, economics, language and mass communication, which are supplemented by a range of law courses, and together they provide a broad-based multidisciplinary foundation to the curriculum.
Distinctive Study Programs
Alliance School of Law has pioneered several distinctive models in its study programs of B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and BBA, LL.B. (Hons.) They are as follows:
Minor Conjoint Program
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University offers unique minor conjoint programs for the beneﬁt of its students. The minor conjoint program for the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) requires students to complete 11 minor compulsory papers from among four minor Arts & Social Science study areas, along with compulsory law courses in the initial three semesters. The Arts & Social science courses include Political Science, Sociology, Economics and English. Similarly, BBA, LL.B. (Hons.) students will be required to complete 11 minor compulsory courses from among four business study areas which include Management, Finance, Accounts and Business Economics.
Conjoint Double Honors Program
To our knowledge Alliance School of Law is the only law institution in India which offers the conjoint double honors program. In this program,B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) students can choose advanced coursework for honors from among any of the following study areas of Political Science, Sociology, and Economics. Similarly, BBA, LL.B. (Hons.) students can also choose honors course from any areas of Management and Finance. All double-honors students are required to take three papers from the honors course he/she choose to study in fourth to sixth semester.
Conjoint Minor with Mass Communication Program
Alliance School of Law is also pioneer in Asia to offer Mass Communication as a minor (optional course with three papers) to its students from the fourth to sixth semesters. This program is available to those students who are not taking double honors course. This option is available to both BBA, LL.B. (Hons.) and B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) students.
Cross-disciplinary Triple Conjoint Program
Contrary to the conventional interdisciplinary approach, the Alliance School of Law provides its students with a cross-interdisciplinary triple conjoint program. In this distinctive program, students of both B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and BBA, LL.B. (Hons.) can choose cross-disciplinary options from managerial studies and liberal arts along with law as major. Which means students of the B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) can pick minor courses from Management Studies and vice-versa.
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Alliance School of Law is committed to provide global legal education to its students. To fulﬁll this objective, the curriculum and teaching pedagogy is designed to give extensive exposure to students to domestic, international and comparative law courses. Students at Alliance School of Law study compulsory courses and choose from an unparalleled array of elective courses. In addition to courses on substantive and procedural law, students will gain lawyering skills through practical training papers and clinical legal programs. Alliance School of Law will inculcate sound research and writing skills among students by requiring them to write research papers and participate in seminars and conferences.
- There will be six subjects in each Semester except the 10th Semester which has only four subjects.
- The general subjects are of four Credit, while the each Honors subjects will be of 5 Credit.
- In the fourth semester students of B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) will have the option to take Honors in Economics, Sociology or Political Science by doing three additional subjects in the chosen area of Honors.
- Similarly, students of BBA, LL.B.(Hons.) would be at liberty to do Honors in Management or Finance.
- Students from both the streams can also take three courses in Mass Communication & Journalism instead of doing a Honors in a non-law area
- In the 6th Semester students of both the streams B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) & BBA,LL.B.( (Hons.) are at liberty to take any one speciﬁc area in law out of 6 Honors areas (IPR, Business Law, International Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Taxation law). They are required to study 8 subjects from the particular Honors group.
- Students also have the option to take general Honors course and they will be at liberty to choose any 8 subjects from the 6 Honors groups (Minimum two subjects and maximum four subjects from a maximum three Honors groups).
- Each credit is equivalent to 15 hours of teaching/learning process.
- For the award of the degree of B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) or BBA, LL.B. (Hons.) a student has to successfully complete 58 subjects in Ten Semesters which equals to 243 Credits.
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law (Honors), five-year, integrated course at Alliance School of Law, Alliance University.
Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized Board with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidates). The maximum age limit for candidates is 20 years as on July 1, 2013 (22 years for SC/ST candidates).
Admission Selection Process:
- A high score in CLAT/LSAT/ACLAT*
- Personal Interview
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University also uses other parameters such as scholastic and extracurricular record for admission. The final selection of the candidate will be based on the overall performance in the Admission Selection Process.
* ACLAT - Alliance College of Law Admission Test.
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