Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

5 years

BALLB is a five-year integrated double degree program started by the TU faculty of law in 2010 AD. Ten plus two graduates are qualified for this program after passing the entrance exam. Only 280 students are admitted each year. 

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In order to make legal education compatible with changed national and international context, Tribhuvan University, Faculty of law has introduced five years (BALLB) courses from 2010. The course basically aims to enrich law students with comprehensive theoritical and practical knowledge in indigenous as well as foreign legal traditions, lawyering skills, and research to meet the challenges of the age.

Nepal Law Campus has a five year B.A.LL.B. Programme. This programme is conducted in full fees scheme as self sustained programme. The language of instruction and examination is exclusively English. This is a complete and full time five years course. Students must be dedicated & be regular in whole five years course and must be presented in each class. Minimum 80 % attendance is must to attain the final exam. Classes will be conducted in day time. A teaching period is of 1 hour for each subject. The number of classes shall be of 4 hours for 100 marks and 2 hours for 50 marks subjects per week.

Teaching strategies consist of lecture, case study, discussion, question-answer, problem solving, research, seminar, workshop, tutorial and self-study. The important feature of teaching include inter-disciplinary approaches, participatory and instructional materials include power point, overhead projector, white board, note books, teaching guides, case materials etc as required. Annual examination system is applied for this programme.

Objective of the program

The main objective of BALLB course are:

  • To produce human resource equipped with necessary skill, competency and integrity
  • to impart sense of responsibility towards society, nation and the world.
  • to produce human resources for respecting human life and values
  • to develop a base of legal excellence with international and indigenous understanding
  • to promote research and understand insights of law and society
  • to prepare competent human resource in the field of law and justice
  • to include legal knowledge from socio-cultural and development perspective.

Salient Features

Methods of Teaching and Guest lectures 

The method of teaching includes lectures, discussions, case study, tutorial, self study, question-answer, case studies,research , workshop,seminars,etc. The main features of the teaching method include inter-disciplinary approach, and socratic and co-operative (participatory) method. The campus may invite or welcome eminent legal personalities of Nepal and from abroad for lectures or as resource persons. 


Nepal law Campus, TU, has its own library and a computer lab. The collection of relevant textbooks, reference books, law journals and periodicals is increasing day by day for upgrading the quality of legal education in order to help the teachers and students. The campus has established relations with the following libraries:

  • Tribhuvan University Central Library 
  • Supreme Court Library 
  • Nepal Bar Association Library 
  • Library of Ministry of Laws and Justice 
  • Central Law Library 
  • American Center, American Library, USIS 
  • The British Council Library 


The Faculty of Law has so far published a number of issues of a journal under the title "Nepal Law Review" since the days when it was running at the Institute of Law. Although it was stopped for a few years due to resource crunch, now it is being published from Nepal Law Campus regularly. 

Research Activities 

The Research Branch of the Faculty of Law is also sponsoring some research project annually which will help the teachers and the students. The other programme of the research branch among other is to enroll Ph.D scholars and to organize seminars, workshops and interaction programmes. The Human Rights Center and the Environmental Law Center are also involved in research activities. The Clinical Law Center, and the Legal Aid and Consultancy Service will also be operated and run in which students will also be provided an opportunity to participate. 


There shall be written examination at the end of each academic year in the courses except for Clinical Law, Seminar and Thesis Writing. The 'Legal Research Methodology' and practical courses will carry internal and external evaluation marks Plus interview as specified in respective subject. The theoretical subjects will carry 20% marks for class assessment, presentation, project work etc. 

Methods of Instruction

Instructions will be conducted through lecture (exposition), case study, group discussion, simulation, moot-court, demonstration, role playing, workshop practice, independent study, observation, and research activity, problem solving etc. in English Medium in the day shift. 


Central Level annual examination, internal evaluation and interview are the basic criterion for the evaluation of the performance of students. The students have to pass each paper and exam as prescribed in the course separately. A student who passes five year of study is graded in the basis of five year's average marks as follows:

75% and above - Distinction

60% to below 75%- First Division 

45% to below 60%- Second Division 

Less than 45 percent- Fail 

Procedure of Curriculum Development

The Faculty Board and the 7 Subject Committees (Jurisprudence, International Law, Constitutional Law, Family and Commercial Law, Procedural Law, Criminal Law and Humanities and Social Science) determine the basic issues relating to curriculum development in response to the need of the country and in pursuance of the policy and guidance of Tribhuvan University. 


Eligibility Criteria to Study BALLB

Candidates who have completed Higher Secondary Level Education (10+2), PCL or equivalent level are eligible to appear in entrance examination. A candidate passing the entrance exam shall be eligible for admission on the basis of marks obtained in entrance and percentage obtained in higher secondary level or its equivalent level. The total marks shall be 200 and out of which 100 marks alloted for entrance exam and 100 marks reserved for percentage obtained in the higher secondary level (10+2) or equivalence.

70 seats are available comprising 35 students in each section. Eleven seats in each section, like two for woman, two for Indigenous/Janjati group, two for Madheshi, one for Dalit, one for disable, one for backward area and two for foreigner are reserved only for admission purpose. Any type of economic privilege is not available among those students who are eligible for admission in such reserved seats.

Admission Criteria

Entrance Examination Fee: Rs. 1200

Every year 210 students are selected to pursue BALLB course in Nepal. Nepal Law Campus enrolls 105 students (35 in each group),Prithvi Narayan Campus enrolls 35 students and National Law College enrolls 70 students (35 per group). Students will be selected on the basis of merit list of Entrance examination (having full marks 100).

100 Marks of Entrance Examination will be as follows:


Nature of Questions

Marks allocated




Objective Questions


30 min.



Subjective Questions:a. Long answer questionb. Short answer questions

1*20 = 20

3*10 =30

2.30 Hours

Knowledge of Law


Creative Writing (approximately 300 words)


English Language Test

Questions for the Entrance Examination will be asked from the following areas:




Introduction to Law and Kinds of Law


Importance and role of Law in a Society


Sources of Law


General Introduction to Rights and Duties


Person: Kinds of Person (Legal and Natural Person)


General Introduction to Constitution


Fundamental Rights under the Constitution of Nepal

BALLB Entrance Examination Application Form.pdf

Job Prospects

After completion of this BALLB Course student may develop their career as jurist, judge, lawyer, law teacher, researcher, legal adviser, counsellor, ADR expert, judicial and civil service, social and development activist, human right defender and so on.

The legal profession in Nepal includes more than 9,000 lawyers in private practice in addition to lawyers in government and the academic community. A statutory Bar Council sets standards, prescribes an examination for admission to practice, and oversees a professional discipline system.

The Nepal Bar Association represents the interests of lawyers and engages in activities such as provision of legal aid to expand access to justice. Legal education is provided primarily by the government-funded Tribhuvan University, which produces up to 500 law graduates each year.

Curricular Structure

Course Course

B.A.LL.B. First Year

  • PS. 351 Political Science
  • So. An 352 Sociology and Anthropology
  • Hist. 353 History
  • L. Eng.354 Legal English
  • L. Nep.355 Legal Nepali
  • Eng. 356 English (in Lieu of Legal Nepali for Foreigner) Elective(for Foreigner in Lieu of L. Nep. 355)
  • Law 357 Legal Method

Law 358 Comparative Law and Nepalese Legal System

Non Credit Course:

S.Eng359 Seminar in English

B.A.LL.B. Second Year

  • PS. 375 International Relation and Diplomacy
  • Eco 376 Economics
  • SW 377 Social Work
  • Law 378 Jurisprudence
  • Law 379 Constitutional Law
  • Law 380 Procedural Law

Any Two (Optional course)

  • Law 381 Media Law
  • Law 382 Fiscal Law
  • Law 383 International Trade law
  • Law 384 Equity and Torts
  • Law 385 Law and Social Welfare

B.A.LL.B. Third Year

  • Law 451 Criminal Law
  • Law 452 Public International Law
  • Law 453 Law of Contract
  • Law 454 Property Law Compulsory
  • Law 455 Method of Legal Research and Writing
  • Law 456 Law of Evidence Compulsory
  • Law 457 Clinical Law-I Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law 458 Seminar -1

Any Two (Optional Course)

  • Law 459 Election Law
  • Law 460 International Air and Space Law
  • Law 461 Refugee law
  • Law 462 Gender and Inclusive Justice
  • Law 463 Law, Poverty and Development

B.A.LL.B. Fourth Year

  • Law 551 Administrative Law
  • Law 552 Family Law
  • Law 553 Environment Law
  • Law 554 Criminology and Penology
  • Law 555 Taxation Law
  • Law 556 Labour Law
  • Law 557 Moot court, Pre-trial Preparation and Participation in Trial
  • Law 558 Clinical Law-II Litigation Advocacy
  • Law 559 Seminar -II

Any Two (Optional Course)

  • Law 560 Socio Economic Crime
  • Law 561 Forensic Science
  • Law 562 Law of the Sea & International River
  • Law 563 Private International Law
  • Law 564 Law of Insurance

B.A.LL.B. Fifth Year

  • Law 581 International Institution and Human Rights
  • Law 582 Company and Corporation Law
  • Law 553 Juvenile Delinquency
  • Law 584 Interpretation of Statutes
  • Law 585 Law of Banking and Negotiable Instruments
  • Law 586 Professional Ethics and Lawyering Skills
  • Law 587 Clinical Law-III Project Work
  • Law 588 Seminar III Compulsory
  • Law 589 Dissertation Compulsory

Any Two (Optional course)

  • Law 590 Victimology
  • Law 591 Forensic Medicine
  • Law 592 Intellectual Property Law
  • Law 593 Cyber Law
  • Law 594 Population Law
  • Law 595 International Humanitarian Law