Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

5 years
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BA LL.B. is a five year Bachelor of Law program. . It comprises studies on wide variety of areas of law. The course intends to generate proficient lawyers with adequate analytical power and critical thinking.

BA LL.B. students can choose one of the four areas of specialization from the fourth year and therefore can pursue a specialized law degree.

The specialization areas are

1. Criminal Law and Criminology,

2. International Trade and Business Law,

3. Constitutional Law

4. Environment and Development Law

Why Studying Law?A law degree equips graduates for an extensive array of careers and provides a balanced and varied foundation for whatever career path is pursued. Law graduates are provided with the opportunity to consider and analyze topical and controversial issues and are taught how to think critically, how to analyze and persuade by logical argument.

Students develop sophisticated research, analysis, reasoning and writing skills that are highly prized in many professions. Every firm, organization, industry and corporation needs people who know the law as it applies to them.

People with adequate knowledge of law can be involved in any area of life they are interested in. Therefore, law graduates are highly regarded by employers both within and outside the legal profession and opportunities open to them are manifold.



Admission eligibility

  1. Students must have completed 10+2, or Proficiency Certificate Level on any faculty from Higher Secondary Board (or any University)
  2. Students must fill up a prescribed Admission Form attaching an attested copy of each of the credentials of previous degree, transfer, character certificates etc. from an accrediting institution.
  3. Students must appear in an Entrance Examination and Orientation class.

Curricular Structure

Courses offered in First year

  1. Political Theory and Thoughts
  2. Nepalese Economics
  3. History of Nepal
  4. Sociology
  5. Fundamental Management
  6. General Principles of law
  7. General Concepts of Law

Courses offered in Second year

  1. Legal English
  2. Legal Nepali
  3. International Relations and Organization
  4. Legislative Principles
  5. Procedural Law
  6. Sociology of Law
  7. Criminal Law
  8. Applied Legal Research

Courses offered in Third year

  1. International Human Rights Law
  2. Principles of Interpretation
  3. Law of Evidence
  4. Public International Law
  5. Constitutional Law and Constitutionalism
  6. Legal Research and Professional Ethics
  7. Effective Legal Writing and Moot Court (Practical)
  8. Pretrial Presentation, Trial Advocacy, and Appellate Advocacy (Practical)

Courses offered in Fourth year

Compulsory Groups

  1. Advance Jurisprudence
  2. Contract Law
  3. Company law
  4. Administrative Law

Elective Groups

Criminal Law Group

1) Forensic Science and Medicinal Jurisprudence

2) Criminology and Penology

Business Law Group

1) Banking and Insurance Law

2) International Trade Law and Arbitration

Constitutional Law Group

1) Laws on Good Governance

2) Electoral Law

Environment and Development Law Group

1) Environmental Law

2) Water & River Law

Courses offered in Fifth year

Compulsory Groups

  1. Agrarian Law
  2. Labor Law
  3. Humanitarian and Conflict Resolution Law
  4. Conservation Law
  5. Private International law


Elective Groups

Criminal Law Group

1) Law against Organized Crime

2) Fiscal Crime Law

Business Law Group

1) Intellectual Property and Trade Mark Law

2) Tax Law

Constitutional Law Group

1) Law of Equity Torts & Consumer Protection

2) Gender and Disadvantaged Groups Law

Environment and Development Law Group

1) Energy Law

2) Civil Aviation and Tourism Law

Seminar Paper Presentation

Professional Training (Orientation on Professional Skills for Bar Exam, Judgeship Prosecution or Legal Service in Other Areas)