UGC NET Law Syllabus

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UGC NET Law Paper 2 Syllabus is based on Law. It tests your depth of knowledge and expertise in the respective subject. 

Unit Name/ Subject NameTopics in Details
UNIT – I: JURISPRUDENCENature 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 post-modernism
UNIT – II: CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAWPreamble, fundamental rights, and duties, directive principles of state policy.
Union and State executives and their interrelationship
Union and State legislature and distribution of legislative powers
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 IHLInternational 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
General principles of criminal liability – Actus reus and men’s rea, individual and
group liability and constructive liability
Stages of crime and inchoate crimes – Abetment, criminal conspiracy, and attempt
General exceptions
Offenses against the human body
Offenses against state and terrorism
Offenses against property
Offenses against women and children
Drug trafficking and counterfeiting
Offenses against public tranquility
Theories and kinds of punishments, compensation to the victims of crime
UNIT – V: LAW OF TORTS AND CONSUMER PROTECTIONNature 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
The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 – No-fault liability, third party insurance, and claims
The Competition Act, 2002 – Prohibition of certain agreements, abuse of dominant
position and regulation of combinations
Essential elements of contract and e-contract
Breach of contract, the frustration of contract, void and voidable agreements
The 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
Sources and schools
Marriage and dissolution of marriage
Matrimonial remedies – Divorce and theories of divorce
Changing dimensions of the institution of marriage – Live-in relationship
Recognition of foreign decrees in India on marriage and divorce
Maintenance, dower, and stridhan
Adoption, guardianship, and acknowledgment
Succession and inheritance
Will, gift, and wakf
Uniform Civil Code
UNIT –VIII: ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAWMeaning and concept of ‘environment’ and ‘environmental pollution
International environmental law and UN Conferences
Constitutional and legal framework for the protection of the 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

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, the 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
Cybercrimes, penalties, and adjudication
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 the 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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