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Common Law Admission Test
Admission to the LL.M. Programme is made strictly on merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to be conducted at different centres across the country. NLSIU-Bangalore, NALSAR-Hyderabad, NLIU-Bhopal, NUJS-Kolkata, NLU- Jodhpur, HNLU-Raipur and GNLU-Ahmedabad have come together to conduct Common Law Admission Test. Further details regarding the Admission Test is made available at http://www.clat.ac.in


To be eligible for admission to the 2-Year LL.M. Degree Programme, a candidate should have passed the LL.B. / B.L. Degree or an equivalent Degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of reserved Categories, i.e., S.C. / S.T. / Persons with Disability).

To be eligible for seats reserved under NALSAR (Amendment) Act No. 6 of 2010 for “Resident Students of Andhra Pradesh”, a candidate should be a Resident Student of A.P. and should have passed the qualifying examination from any educational institution in Andhra Pradesh and should secure appropriate rank in order of merit in the Common Law Admission Test-2011.

Statute-V provides that “Resident Student of Andhra Pradesh” means:

  • a student who or any one of his parents has resided in the State of Andhra Pradesh for a period of at least four years; or
  • a student who has studied in any one of the educational institutions in the State of Andhra Pradesh for a period of not less than four years leading to the qualifying examination

Intake and Resevation

The total number of Seats to be filled in through CLAT-2011 is 50 (FIFTY) with the following distribution across various Categories:


TOTAL Seats Category-wise

No. of Seats for All India candidates

Number of Seats for Resident Students of A.P.





Scheduled Caste (15%)




Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)




Persons with Disability (3%)








If a Resident Student of Andhra Pradesh qualifies for admission in the regular merit of all India CLAT-2011, he / she shall be considered against the All India Seat only and not against A.P. Quota Seat. If no candidate is available against the Seats reserved for Resident Students of Andhra Pradesh, such Seats shall be added to the relevant Categories under All India Quota.

The unfilled Seats reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates are assigned to Scheduled Tribe candidates and vice-versa. If sufficient eligible SC and ST candidates are not available to fill such Seats, they are reallocated to General Category candidates in the same order of CLAT merit. The vacant Seats of Persons with Disability Category shall be offered to the All India General Category Candidates only in order of CLAT-2011 merit.

Direct Admission

TEN Seats are allocated to Foreign Nationals. Only such candidates who possess citizenship of a country other than India shall be considered under this Category. Foreign Nationals need not take CLAT-2011 and shall apply direct to NALSAR. The vacant seats of Foreign National Category shall be offered to the All India General Category Candidates only in order of CLAT-2011 merit.

Specialisation Offered

Each candidate must choose an area of specialization* from the following:

  • Constitutional Law         
  • Corporate Law and Governance (including International Business)
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights                                       
  • Insurance Laws
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade and Business Laws   
  • Jurisprudence     

* A subject specialisation will be offered subject to availability of faculty and sufficient number of students opting for it.

Course Structure


1.1 Comparative Jurisprudence

2 Credits

1.2 Comparative Constitutional Law

2 Credits

1.3 Teaching Methods and Research Methodology

2 Credits

1.4 Public International Law

2 Credits

2.1 Specialization Area - Paper - I    


2.2 Specialization Area - Paper - II   


2.3 Specialization Area - Paper - III (optional)   


3.1 Specialization Area - Paper - IV  


3.2 Specialization Area - Paper -V 


3.3 Specialization Area - Paper - VI (opetional)


Specialization Area - Paper – VII


Viva - Voce                                                         
Teaching Assignment


* Course credits to be assigned later

The title and the course content of the papers in each of the optional areas will be as prescribed from time to time by the Post-Graduate Faculty Committee subject to the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

REVISED FEE STRUCTURE Applicable from the Academic Year 2013-14



Two (2) merit Scholarships, each of Rs. 8,000/- p.m., will be awarded to the graduate students of NALSAR admitted to the LL.M. Degree Programme. If no student of NALSAR is admitted, the same will be extended by the Vice-Chancellor to the students of other Universities, admitted for the said programme. 


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