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UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2019 for Law

UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2019 for Law

Saturday, 8 June 2019

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UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2019 for Law

NET Syllabus for Law
Code: 58



UNIT I – JURISPRUDENCE
  • Nature and sources of law
  • Schools of jurisprudence
  • Law and morality
  • Concept of rights and duties
  • Legal personality
  • Concepts of property, ownership and possession
  • Concept of liability
  • Law, poverty and development
  • Global justice
  • Modernism and postmodernism
UNIT II – CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
  • Preamble, fundamental rights and duties, directive principles of state policy.
  • Union and State executive and their interrelationship
  • Union and State legislature and distribution of legislative powers
  • Judiciary
  • Emergency provisions
  • Temporary, transitional and special provisions in respect of certain states
  • Election Commission of India
  • Nature, scope and importance of administrative law
  • Principle of natural justice
  • Judicial review of administrative actions – Grounds.




UNIT III – PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW AND IHL
  • International law – Definition, nature and basis
  • Sources of International law
  • Recognition of states and governments
  • Nationality, immigrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • Extradition and asylum
  • United Nations and its organs
  • Settlement of international disputes
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • International humanitarian law (IHL) – Conventions and protocols
  • Implementation of IHL – Challenges
UNIT IV – LAW OF CRIMES
  • General principles of criminal liability – Actus reus and mens rea, individual and group liability and constructive liability
  • Stages of crime and inchoate crimes – Abetment, criminal conspiracy and attempt
  • General exceptions
  • Offences against human body
  • Offences against state and terrorism
  • Offences against property
  • Offences against women and children
  • Drug trafficking and counterfeiting
  • Offences against public tranquility
  • Theories and kinds of punishments, compensation to the victims of crime



UNIT V – LAW OF TORTS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • Nature and definition of tort
  • General principles of tortious liability
  • General defenses
  • Specific torts – Negligence, nuisance, trespass and defamation
  • Remoteness of damages
  • Strict and absolute liability
  • Tortious liability of the State
  • The Consumer Protection Act 1986 – Definitions, consumer rights and redressal mechanism
  • The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 – No fault liability, third party insurance and claims tribunal
  • The Competition Act, 2002 – Prohibition of certain agreements, abuse of dominant position and regulation of combinations
UNIT VI – COMMERCIAL LAW
  • Essential elements of contract and e-contract
  • Breach of contract, frustration of contract, void and voidable agreements
  • Standard form of contract and quasi-contract
  • Specific contracts – Bailment, pledge, indemnity, guarantee and agency
  • Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • Partnership and limited liability partnership
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Company law – Incorporation of a company, prospectus, shares and debentures
  • Company law – Directors and meetings
  • Corporate social responsibility
UNIT VII – FAMILY LAW
  • Sources and schools
  • Marriage and dissolution of marriage
  • Matrimonial remedies – Divorce and theories of divorce
  • Changing dimensions of institution of marriage – Live-in relationship
  • Recognition of foreign decrees in India on marriage and divorce
  • Maintenance, dower and stridhan
  • Adoption, guardianship and acknowledgement
  • Succession and inheritance
  • Will, gift and wakf
  • Uniform Civil Code



UNIT VIII – ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
  • Meaning and concept of ‘environment’ and ‘environmental pollution’
  • International environmental law and UN Conferences
  • Constitutional and legal framework for protection of environment in India
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and control of hazardous waste in India
  • National Green Tribunal
  • Concept and development of human rights
  • Universalism and cultural relativism
  • International Bill of Rights
  • Group rights – Women, children, persons with disabilities, elderly persons, minorities and weaker sections
  • Protection and enforcement of human rights in India – National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Commission for Women, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and National Commission for Backward Classes
UNIT IX – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW
  • Concept and meaning of intellectual property
  • Theories of intellectual property
  • International conventions pertaining to intellectual properties
  • Copyright and neighboring rights – Subject matters, limitations and exceptions, infringement and remedies
  • Law of patent – Patentability, procedure for grant of patent, limitations and exceptions, infringement and remedies
  • Law of trademark – Registration of trademarks, kinds of trademarks, infringement and passing off, remedies
  • Protection of Geographical Indications
  • Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge
  • Information technology law- digital signature and electronic signature, electronic governance, electronic records and duties of subscribers
  • Cyber crimes, penalties and adjudication

UNIT X – COMPARATIVE PUBLIC LAW AND SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE
  • Comparative Law – Relevance, methodology, problems and concerns in Comparison
  • Forms of governments – Presidential and parliamentary, unitary and federal
  • Models of federalism – USA, Canada and India
  • Rule of Law – ‘Formal’ and ‘substantive’ versions
  • Separation of powers – India, UK, USA and France
  • Independence of judiciary, judicial activism and accountability – India, UK and USA
  • Systems of constitutional review – India, USA, Switzerland and France
  • Amendment of the Constitution – India, USA and South Africa
  • Ombudsman –Sweden, UK and India
  • Open Government and Right to Information – USA, UK and India





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