Master of Laws (LLM)

Master of Laws (LLM)

Masters ·
2 years

LL.M. is a two-year post graduate program started by the Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University in 1996, the year the graduate phasing out of PCL (Proficiency certificate Level in Law) and B.L. (Bachelor in Law) was completed.

LL.M course aims to open career opportunities in Jurisprudence, academics, legal scholarship, legal consultations and other legal areas requiring competent manpower. The coursework LLM can focus in one of several areas of specialization such as Environmental Law, Corporate Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and International Law.

Objectives of the Programme

  • Imparting legal knowledge befitting our socio-cultural and developmental priorities,
  • Producing competent manpower in the field of jurisprudence,
  • Instilling in students a sense of social, national and global responsibilities
  • Achieving legal excellence with international and indigenous understanding,
  • Promoting legal research.
  • Preparing competent manpower, legal scholars and jurists; academicians to enter professional fields of Law teaching, research, judicial and governmental services, and providing legal counseling in public and private enterprises.


Those students who have completed bachelor’s degree in law can be admitted to this course. Maximum 50 students can be admitted by selection through the entrance exam among the applicants for this programme.

Fourteen seats out of fifty, like three for woman, three for Indigenous /Janjati group, two for Madheshi, one for Dalit, one for disable, one for backward area and three 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 reserved seats.

The entry requirement for LL.M. is a B.L. or LL.B. degree, with compulsory entrance test. Every academic year, 50 students are admitted, 45 through merit based exams. Two seats are reserved for the top two girls in the entrance and three seats are allocated for foreigners.

Admission Criteria

Admission Rules for 2-Year LL.M.

The admission of a two year LL.M. opens generally with other masters’ degree programmes of the Tribhuvan University. Students seeking admission to this programme can apply while the Faculty announces for admission. Applicants seeking admission should face entrance exam except foreigners. The language of entrance exam is either in English or Nepali. Jurisprudence of Bachelor of Laws is considered as the syllabus for LL.M. entrance exam.

Modalities of the questions and Marks Allocation: Full Marks: 100

Time: 3 hrs.


Nature of Questions

Marks allocated




Objective Questions

50 x 1= 50

50 min



Subjective Questions:

a. Long answer question

b.Short answer questions

c. Short notes

1 x 20 = 20

2 x 10 = 20

2 x 5 = 10

2.10 hrs

Knowledge of Jurisprudence

Required Testimonials

While applying for entrance examination students shall submit the copies of following documents:

  • Certificate and mark-sheet/transcript of Bachelor of Laws
  • Character Certificate,
  • Migration Certificate (if applicable)
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Other required documents

Job Prospects

A law student has numerous opportunities after completion of course. A Law graduate can be a legal advisor, advocate, solicitor, and teacher or can get employment opportunities in various courts of law, government service, et cetera.

The law students have many options. But they can also work to bring social reforms and teach the same in the society.

Prospect Careers

Curricular Structure

Curriculum of LL. M. Programme

LL. M. First Year:

Course Code No.Course TitleNature of CourseFull MarksPeriod /Year
Law 611Comparative Jurisprudence-ICompulsory100125
Law 612Legal Research MethodologyCompulsory100125
Law 613SeminarCompulsory100125
Law 614Constitutional Law-I(Constitutionalism)Optional100125
Law 615Commercial Law –IOptional100125
Law 616International Law – IOptional100125
Law 617Criminal Law-I (Substantive and International Criminal Law)Optional100125
Law 618Environmental Law-I (International Environmental Law)Optional100125
Law 619Refugee Law-IOptional100125

LL. M. Second Year:

Course Code No.Course TitleNature of CourseFull MarksPeriod /Year
Law 711Comparative Jurisprudence-IICompulsory100125
Law 712Nepalese Legal SystemCompulsory100125
Law 713ThesisCompulsory100125
Law 714Constitutional Law-II (Civil Liberties )Optional100125
Law 715Commercial Law –IIOptional100125
Law 716International Law - II (International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law )Optional100125
Law 717Criminal Law-II (Criminology, Penology and Victimology )Optional100125
Law 718Environmental Law-II (Comparative Environmental Law )Optional100125
Law 719Refugee Law-IIOptional100125

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