Daffodil International University

A Distinguished LANDMARK in Higher EDUCATION
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With the approval of the Ministry of Education, under the Private University Act of 1992 and its amendment in 1998, the Daffodil International University (DIU) came into being on 24th January 2002. The fruit of prime initiative of the country’s leading conglomerate Daffodil Group is Daffodil International University. This is a social commitment of Daffodil Group to the nation for promoting better education to meet the changing needs of the society in the 21st century. Daffodil International University is an accumulation of core educationists of the country to build future Bangladesh. The university will serve the citizens of the country through its instructional, research and outreach programs and prepare Bangladesh to respond to the challenges of a global economy successfully. In the delivery of educational programs on campus and the beyond, the university will draw heavily upon the new instructional and outreach technologies available in the emerging information age.

Department of Law

Eligibility for Admission:

Minimum second division or (2.5 on average GPA) both in SSC and HSC from any group or any equivalent background may apply for admission into LL.B. (Hons) course. Students with English medium background are encouraged to apply for admission. 

Admission Process:

Students will be selected on the basis of past academic records and performance in admission test. Applicants finally accepted for the program will be notified of acceptance and registration within specific date. They will have to produce original certificate/ testimonials and mark sheets /transcripts for all examinations passed at the time of admission.  Candidates who have completed the above formalities will have to pay the requisite admission and other fees for enrollment.

Total credits requirement and duration of the program:

To obtain LL.B. (Hons) degree students will have to complete 145 credits. LL.B. (Hons) Program will be of 4 (four) years duration divided into 8 semesters.

To obtain LL.B. (Hons) degree a student will have to complete all 145 credits with a minimum CGPA of 2.00. If any student fails in any course he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent semester.

Aims and Objectives of the Department of Law

The Department of Law, University of Daffodil, is a community which includes scholars, administrators, support staff, teachers, students, caretakers and others, whose combined efforts are to serve society as a center for the humanistic education of persons in law, for legal research, and for the provision of services which enhance the quality of life and access to justice, and in particular:

  1. To study the nature and social function of legal institutions and to provide a general overview of the legal system in the larger social, economic and political context of society;
  1. To foster study and research into legal theory and values; to examine the relationship between theory and practice; and to enhance opportunities and provide support for scholarly research, writing and publication by faculty and students;
  1. To encourage and support, in particular, scholarly endeavor in access to justice and in all issues; in the case of the former, to question fairness and the equality of opportunity to obtain legal services and to enjoy rights and freedoms, and from this perspective to inquire into the nature and quality of the law and legal institutions; in the case of the latter, to exploit fully the geographical location of the faculty and to develop and pursue opportunities for curriculum development, joint programs, cross accreditation and research in all issues and comparative law with legal and other scholars. 
  1. To enhance access to justice through a broad and progressive admissions policy which will focus upon the personal attributes of the individual applicant, including women and those who are socially or economically disadvantaged, differently abled, late vocational and from aboriginal and various ethnic backgrounds and which will permit the realization of the vocation of persons to serve the community; through educational programs which extend legal services and provide information about the law and the justice system to those for whom that would not otherwise be available and through the inculcation of a desire to reform the law to better serve the community and to aid the oppressed and disadvantaged;
  1. To create a sensitive, caring and supportive environment for the study of law, enhancement of professionalism, and the personal development of faculty and students alike, and in particular:
    1. To provide the opportunity to develop skills and aptitudes in comprehension, analysis, synthesis, judgment and the creative resolution of issues;
    2. To develop a research capability in law and related fields, and to present and critique, in an effective and persuasive manner, the results of research;
    3. To encourage the development of independent critical thought;
    4. To develop layering skills including writing and drafting, fact investigation, management, interviewing and counseling, advocacy, negotiation, mediation and conciliation;
    5. To provide substantive knowledge in several areas of law;
    6. To establish faculty/student relationships which will, through greater collegiality, enhance the learning process for both;
  1. To create an academic and social environment which is conducive to learning and to the personal development of students, particularly women and those who are socially or economically disadvantaged, differently abled, late vocational and from aboriginal and various ethnic backgrounds, and in particular:
    1. To provide opportunities for the development of social consciousness and self-awareness by students, and to examine and develop ethical and social values in relation to personal and professional responsibility; and in particular, to instill in the students a sense of social responsibility in the practice of law and the need for examination of social structures with a view to contributing to such changes as may ensure social justice;
    2. To encourage students to build upon their background experience in a way which will increase their effectiveness in the roles they assume following graduation, especially outside the private practice of law;
    1. To encourage students to contribute meaningfully to society and to participate creatively in the process of legal development and social change;
    2. To anticipate the physical, emotional and psychological tensions and pressures associated with the practice of law and to provide practical assistance in coping with them;
    3. To provide a support mechanism for students to help them deal with the emotional and psychological tensions and pressures associated with the study of law;
    4. To foster in students an attitude of fairness and openness in dealing with others, free of bias;
    1. To encourage consideration of career options which are consistent with the personal qualities, lifestyles and ambitions of students in order that they may achieve personal satisfaction.

Course Titles

Course Code

Course Title


ENG 101

English – I (Language Composition)


MIS 101

Introduction to Computers


LAW 101

Legal History


LAW 102

Muslim Law


ENG 102

English II (Communication  Skills)


LAW 103

Legal System of Bangladesh


LAW 104



LAW 105

Law of Contract


ENG 103

English – III (English for Law)


GED 305

Bangladesh Studies


LAW 106

Law of Torts


LAW 107

Business Laws


LAW 201

Constitutional Law of Bangladesh


LAW 202

Hindu Law


LAW 203

Equity & Law of Trust


LAW 204

Law of Consumer Protection


LAW 205

Constitutional of UK & USA


LAW 206

Labor and Industrial Law


LAW 207

Law of Transfer of Property


LAW 208

Government and Politics


LAW 209

Law of Banking & Securities


LAW 210

Company Law


LAW 211

Fiscal Laws of Bangladesh


LAW 212

Public International Law


LAW 301

Specific Relief and Limitation Act


LAW 302

Law of Evidence


LAW 303

Administrative Law


LAW 304

Registration and PDR Acts


LAW 305

Law of Civil Procedure (Part-I)


LAW 306

Law of Criminal Procedure (Part-I)


LAW 307

General Clauses Act & Interpretation of Statutes


LAW 308

Law of Crimes


LAW 309

Law of Criminal Procedure (Part II)


LAW 310

Law of Civil Procedure (Part-II)


LAW 311

Intellectual Property Law


LAW 312

Land Laws of Bangladesh


LAW 401

Human Rights Law


LAW 402

Environmental Law


LAW 403



LAW 404

International Trade Law


LAW 405

Alternative Dispute Resolution


LAW 406

Maritime & Shipping Law


LAW 407

Media and Information Technology Law


LAW 408

Private International Law


LAW 409

Moot Court & Debating


LAW 410

Trial & Advocacy Training


LAW 411

Legal Drafting & Professional Ethics


LAW 412

Legal Research Methodology and Effective Writing


                                                                                                         Total 145 Credits
* Each course will be evaluated out of 100 marks. Each class instructor will take assignment and viva voce for each course.

Course Curriculum


ENG 101: English – I (Language Composition)
Introduction to Language and Writing Skills; Anatomy of Sentences; Types of Sentences; Tense, Voice, Use of Verbs, Nouns, Pronouns, and Prepositions‑, Use of Modifiers and Connectives; Parallel Structure, Punctuation, Paragraphing, sectioning and Summarizing; Comprehension; Essential Elements of Good Writing; Developing a good writing style; Spoken Words skills; Developing good speaking style, listening and vocabulary learning.

MIS 101: Introduction to Computer
Introduction to the terminology and use of computers in organizations, including hardware and software technology, business data processing, distributed processing and networking. Character manipulations and Files; Use of DOS, database, and major software packages for business. Algorithm Design and Program development.

Books recommended:

  • Introduction to Computer by Peter Norton
  • Management Information System by-Kenneth C. Laudon , Jana P. Laudon

LAW 101: Legal History
Historical Background:
Administration of justice in the Indian subcontinent (1204-1947)
Hindu period: Judicial system up to 1204 AD.
Muslim Period: Judicial system in medieval India (1204-1857)
Administration of justice under the rule of the East India Company (1612-1857)
Constitutional history of India from 1857-1947
History of law making authority in the Indian subcontinent (1600---)
Colonial period (1600-1947)
Pakistani period (1947-1971)
Bangladesh period (1971---)

Books recommended:

  • Legal History by M. P. Jain
  • Landmarks in Indian Constitutional History by V. D. Kulshrestha
  • Constitutional History of British India, 1859-1947 by M. Islam
  • Outline on Indian Legal History by Wahid Hossain
  • Outline on Indian Legal History by Sinha
  • Legal History of Bangladesh (Bangla) by Gazi Shamsur Rahman.

LAW 102: Muslim Law

Pre-Islamic Arabian Customs and their influence on Islamic Law, Concept of Law in Islamic Jurisprudence, Meaning of Sharia Sources of Muslim Law, Different Schools of Muslim law and Reasons for their development, Introduction and application of Muslim Law under British rule in India, Subsequent legislation changes (1947 – 1985),
Law relating to marriage, Dower, Divorce, Guardianship, Maintenance, Legitimacy and paternity, Law relating to Hiba, Wakf and Shufa and Wasiyat, Administration of estate of a deceased Muslim-Marz-Ul-Maut-Testamentary and intestate succession (Shaafi and Shia Shool).

Books Recommended:

  1. Baillie: Digest of Muhammadan Law.
  2. Hamilton: Hedaya.
  3. Wilson: Anglo-Muhammadan Law.
  4. Amir Ali: Muhammadan Law.
  5. J. Sehacht: Origin of Muhammadan Jurisprudence.
  6. J.N.D. Anderson: Islamic Law in the Modern World.
  7. Majed Kahudduri: Law in the Middle.
  8. Abdur Rahim: Muhammadan Jurisprudence.
  9. Tayebaji: Principles of Muhammadan Law
  10. Fyzee: Muhammadan Law.
  11. Mahmassani: The Philosophy of Islamic Jurisprudence.

ENG 102: English – II (Communication Skill Development)
This is a continuation of ENG 101 and addresses the techniques of effective communication in English. It emphasizes on analytical reading and writing, techniques of effective speaking and listening at interpersonal and organizational settings. The objective is to develop the skills of students at TOEFL standard. Formulaic expression, speaking tasks and other aspects of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Books Recommended:

      • New Headway Intermediate Student’s Book Word Book, Oxford University Press
      • Applied English Grammar & Composition- Compiled by P.C. Das
      •  Intermediate English Grammar by Ray mond Munphy.
      • Grammar Step by step –Book 3 by Carolyn Graham, Ellen Rosenfiled, H. K. Fragiadakis &  S. T. Zavala
      •  From paragraph to Essay by M. Imhoof & H. Husdon.
      • Writing Skills Hadbook by Bazerman Wiener
      •  Practical Faster Reading by G. Mosback & V. Mosback
      • Everyday Dialogues in English

        LAW 103: Legal System of Bangladesh
        Evolution of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

        Administration of justice in British India
        High Court Division’s power to issue writs
        Status of the Supreme Court under the Constitution of Bangladesh.

The structure and functions of Courts in Bangladesh

    • The Supreme Court of Bangladesh
    • Subordinate Court under General Hierarchy
    • Tribunals and Special Courts
    • Judges and the judicial task
    • The criminal justice process
    • The civil justice process
    • The appellate process and the correction of miscarriages of justice
    • The judiciary and the executive
    • The various Legal institutions of Bangladesh:
    • The Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary affairs.
    • Office of the Attorney General.
    • Law Commission.
    • The Bar Council and Bar Associations
    • Judicial Officers Training Academy
    • Administrative Training Institute
    • Anti-Corruption Commission and Prosecution.
    • Legal and Judicial Reform Project 
    • Legal Education

Books Recommended:

  1. Legal System of Bangladesh by Barrister Abdul Halim
  2. Legal System of Bangladesh by Azizul Haque
  3. Legal System of Bangladesh A B M Mofizul Islam Patwary

LAW 104: Jurisprudence

Definition of Jurisprudence, Schools of Jurisprudence, Definition and Division of Law, Growth of Law, Sources of Law, Outline of Private Law, Outlines of Public Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Criminal Law, Administration of Justice, Substantive and Adjective Law, Civil and Criminal Procedure, Outlines of Private and Public International Law, Analysis of Legal Concepts, Conduct, Events, Things, Duties, Rights, Persons, Possession and Ownership, Family and Succession Obligation.

Books Recommended

  1. Allen: Law in the Making
  2. Paton: A Text Book of Jurisprudence
  3. Dias and Hyghes: Jurisprudence
  4. Salmond: Jurisprudence
  5. Lloyd, D: Introduction to Jurisprudence
  6. Hamiduddin Khan: An Introduction to Jurisprudence

LAW 105: Law of Contract

Law of Contract: Definition and Meaning of Contract-Making of an agreement: Offer and acceptance, Promise, Contract, Essentials of Valid Contract, Valid, Void and Voidable Contracts, Capacity of Parties-contract by minor, free consent in a contract- its meaning and implication; correction, undue influences-fraud-misrepresentation-mistake; doctrine of consideration-legality of consideration; legality of the object of a contract.
Contract which are declared void by the act contingent contracts and wagering contracts,
Quasi-1 Contracts, Termination and discharge of Contract by performance, by refusal or breech-by agreement-by impossibility, Remedies for breach of contract. Some Specific Classes of Contract- Indemnity and Guarantee.

Law of Agency: Nature and Definition of Agency, Different Classes of Agents, Creation of Agency, Agent, Authority, Rights and Duties of the Principal and Agent, Personal Responsibility of Agent.

Law of Bailment: Nature and Definition of Bailment, Different Kinds of Bailment, Rights and Duties of The Bailor and Bailee. Termination of Bailment Right of finder of goods, Suits by Bailors agents the wrong doers.

Books Recommended

  1. D.F. Mullah: Indian Contract Act and Specific Relief Act.
  2. Sir Frederic Pollock: Law of Contract.
  3. Pollock: Principles of Contract.
  4. Cheshire and Fifoot: Law of Contract.
  5. J.P. Singhal & B.S. Subrahmanyan: Indian contract
  6. J.P. Singhal & B.S. Subrahmanyan: Indian contract Act. (Vols I & II)
  7. Sir William Anson: Indian Contract Act, Indian Sale of Goods Act (Indian Partnership Act.).
  8. Indian Contract Act

ENG 103: English – III (English for Law)

Writing Skills: Grammar: Making a message, Expressing manner and place, Reporting what people say or think,
Composition:  Business Letters, Condensing & Summarizing, Using the Library, Writing an Essay: Organization, Writing an Essay: Presentation, Writing from Sources, Amplification, Dialogue writing, Report writing.

Speaking Skill: Formal and informal register, Standard and non-standard English, British and American English, Spoken Discourse in other countries and cultures. Group Discussion, Pronunciation: Rules and Practices, Accent and intonation, Conversation, Group Discussion and Interview, Set Speech and Public Speech, Language in Radio and Television.

GED 305: Bangladesh Studies
Part –A: Roots of Bangladesh: Ancient Bengal, The Medieval Bengal, British Rule, Emergence of Bangladesh, Mind and Culture of Bangladesh, Education in Bangladesh, Literature, Ethnic Insurgency, Foreign policy
Part –B: Politics and Economy of Bangladesh (1971-2003), Government and Administration,- Executive, Legislature, Judiciary.

Books Recommended

  1. Various Five years plans

LAW 106: Law of Torts

Law of Torts: Definition and Nature of Tort, Conditions, Liability, Absolute Liability, Mens rea, Negligence, Exemptions, Immunities, Joint Wrongdoers, Vicarious Liability, Devolutions of Right and Liability, Trespass, dispossession, Nuisance, Injuries to Servitudes, Conversion and other Injuries to Chattels.

Injuries to persons, Injuries to domestic relations, Defamation Intimidation, Deciet and Injurious Falsehood, Liability for dangerous property, Wrongful process of law, wrongful confinement and malicious prosecution
Remedies in Tort: Specific restitution, Injunction, Damages.

Books Recommended

  1. Salmond: Law of Tort
  2. Winfield: Low of Tort.
  3. P.H. Winfield: Text book or the law of Tort
  4. H. Street: Law of Tort.
  5. P.H. Winfield: Cases in the Law of Torts.

LAW 107: Business Laws
Business Concepts; Basic elements of Business, Basic features of business, Business Organization; Forms of Business ownership, Formalities and Distinguishing features of each form of ownership, Development of Joint-Stock Companies in Bangladesh, State Enterprises, Business Combination, Co-operative Societies in Bangladesh, Institutions for Promotion of Business, Trade Practices in Bangladesh. Introduction to the functional and support areas of business: Marketing, production, finance, human resource, accounting, ‑ Issues in environment: Govt., society, ethics, and globalization.

Law of Sale of Goods
Sale and agreement to sell, Formalities of the Contract of Sale, Subject-matter of Contract, The Price, Conditions and Warranties, Transfer of Property between seller and buyer, Transfer of Title, Delivery of Goods, Right and Lien of unpaid seller against the goods, Stoppage in Transit, Remedial Measures.

Law of Insurance
Nature and Principles of Insurance, Fundamental Principles, Premium Policy, Re-insurance, Double insurance, Marine Insurance, Fire Insurance, Life Insurance

Law of Negotiable Instruments
Definition, Characteristics and Types of Negotiable Instruments, Promissory Notes, Bills and Cheques, Special Provisions Relating to Cheques, Parties to Negotiable Instruments, Presentation of Negotiable Instruments, Dishonour and Discharge of Negotiable Instruments

Law of Insolvency
Principles and Objects of the Insolvency Law, Procedure of Insolvency, Property and Debts of Insolvent, Discharge of Insolvent

Law of Carriage
Contract of carriage, Classification of carriers, Common Carriers, Carriage of Goods by Land, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Carriage of Goods by Air

Money Launderings Act
Scope, object of the Act, duties and responsibilities of commercial banks under the Money Laundering Act.

Nature and Definition of Partnership, History of Partnership Law in Indian Sub-continent, distinction between the Partnership firm, Relations between the Partners, Registration of a Firm, Dissolution of a firm, Don sequences of Dissolution of a Firm.

Books Recommended:

  1. M. C. Kuchhal, Commercial Law
  2. A. C. Sen, Handbook of Mercantile Law
  3. Avtor Singh : Principles of Mercantile Law
  4. Mafizul Islam, Principles of Commercial Law
  5. AM Chowdhury : The Sale of Goods Act
  6. Relevant Statutes published by the Government of Bangladesh
  7. Skinner and Ivancevich, Business: For the 21st Century, Irwin.
  8. Straub and Attner, Introduction to Business.
  9. Ernest H Scamell (ed)- Lindley on the Law of Partnership.
  10. S.D. Singh and J.P. Gupta-Law of partnership in India
  11. M.N. Mukerji and Sukumar dutta- Indian Partnership Act.
  12. K.M. Ghosh- Partnership Law of India and Pakistan

LAW 201: Constitutional Law of Bangladesh

Introduction- Constitutional History of Bangladesh, Conception and elements of state, Definition, Scope and Nature of Constitutional Law-Contents and classification of constitutions.
General Theories of Constitution-classification of constitutions, Supremacy of the constitutions, Conventions of the Constitution Ministerial responsibilities-Sovereignty of Parliament, Theory of separation of powers-Rule of Law compared with Administrative judiciary.
Fundamental Rights and Principles-Fundamental Principles of state Policy and their purpose-Fundamental Rights-Nature and analysis of the rights-Modification of the right in respect of disciplinary law-Saving certain clauses.

The executive-Presidential and Parliamentary form of Govt. The Prime Minister and the cabinet-President and his powers and functions-council of Ministers-Power of dissolution of Parliament-Local Government-defense services, the Attorney General.

The Legislature composition and functions of Parliament Privileges and immunities of Parliament legislative and financial procedure delegated legislation ordinances.
Unconstitutional Legislation Ministerial responsibility Parliamentary Severeignty.
The Judiciary Organization, Jurisdiction and powers of the Supreme Court and its Divisions Superintendence and  control over power courts separation of power independence of Judiciary Administrative tribunals.
Elections-establishment and functions of Election Commission-validity of election and the law relating to election.
The Services of Bangladesh, establishment of service Commission-function of the commission.
Amendment procedure of the Constitution-transitional and temporary provision – repeals-interpretations.

Books Recommended

  1. Dicey A.V. : Law of the Constitution.
  2. Wade and Phillips: English Constitution
  3. Hood Philips: constitutional Law and Administrative Law Leading Cases in Constitutional Law.
  4. C.F. Strong: Modern Political Constitution.
  5. Jennings: Law of Constitution.
  6. Wheare K.C.: Federal Government; Modern Constitutions.
  7. Gledhid Prof. Alan: Fundamental Rights in India-Pakistan (British Commonwealth series)
  8. A.K. Brohi: Fundamental Law of Pakistan.
  9. S.S. Pirzada: Fundamentals Rights and Constitutional Remedies in Pakistan.
  10. M. Munir: Constitutional Law of Pakistan.
  11. Shaukat Mahmud: Pakistan Constitution of the Peoples of Republic of Bangladesh.
  12. Basu. D: Shorter Constitution of India; Commentary on the Constitution of India.
  13. Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.
  14. Peaslee: Constitutions of Nations.
  15. Constitution of Bangladesh
  16. Mahmudul Islam: Constitution Law of Bangladesh

LAW 202: Hindu Law

Hindu Law: Nature and application of Hindu Law, Sources of Hindu Law Schools of Hindu Law, Mitakshara; Dayabhaga schools; their fundamental differences.
Law Relating to Inheritance: Succession of males and females: exclusion from inheritance.
Law Relating to: Marriage; sonship, Adoption, will debts and partition.
Joint Family System: Position of Karta of the joint family, his rights and obligations maintenance.
Stridhana and women’s estate, Inheritance of Stridhana, Religious and charitable endowments; impartible estate. Need for reforms of Hindu Law in Bangladesh.

Books Recommended

  1. Mullah: Principles of Hindu Law.
  2. Remesami Sir Vepa: Principles of Hindu Law.
  3. Gour: The Hindu Code
  4. Rekshit M.K. : Principles of Hindu Law.
  5. H.L. Chakravarty: Elements of Hindu Law
  6. Deeret J.C.: Introduction to Modern Hindu Law.

LAW 203: Equity & Law of Trust

Law of Equity: Common Law Origin and Development of Equity
Nature and Definition of Equity: Courts of Equity: Composition Powers and functions of the Courts of Equity, Application of Equity, Jurisdiction in Bangladesh.
Relation between Law and Equity: Equitable Estate and its Relation to Legal Estate.
Maxims of Equity
Equitable Remedies: Specific Performance, Injunction and Receiver.

Law of Trust: Nature and Definition of Trust: Classification of Trust; History of the development of trusts, Creation of trusts, Express and implied trusts, Appointment, Removal, Rights, Powers, Functions, Duties, Liabilities and Disabilities of Trustees, Remedies for breach of trusts, Limitation, Rights and Liabilities of the beneficiaries, Determination of Trust and trusteeship, Resulting and Constructive trusts.

Origin and Development of Trust


Books Recommended

Law of Equity

  1. Snell: Equity.
  2. Halsbury: Principles of Equity.
  3. Maitland: Equity Lectures.
  4. Kalention G.W.: Introduction of Equity.

Law of Trust

  1. Trust Act
  2. Reton G.W.: The Law of Trusts.

LAW 204: Law of Consumer Protection
Meaning and Concept of Consumer, Consumerism and Consumer Protection, Development of the Concept of Consumer Protection, Consumer Sovereignty, Effect of Laissez Fair, Rights of Consumers, Areas of Consumer Protection Laws, Unfair Trade Practice, Restriction Trade Practice, Defect in goods, Deficiency in service
Medical, Lawyering, Electricity, Housing, Postal services etc, Consumer Forum under Consumer Protection Act-Jurisdiction, Powers and functions, Exceptions of order, Judicial Review, PIL, Class action, Remedies, Appeal, Administrative Remedies, Consumer Protection Courts.

Books Recommended

  1. Rakesh Khanna, Consumer Protection Laws
  2. Saraf D.N., Law of Consumer Protection in India, 1995
  3. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Consumer Protection: A Swedish Approach
  4. P.K.Majumdar, The Law of Consumer Protection in India

LAW 205: Constitutions of USA & UK
The course will comprise the following topics to be discussed with reference to the constitutions of Bangladesh and U.K and relevant topics of other countries including U.S.A. and leading cases. Introduction-Conception and elements of State, Definition, Scope and nature of constitutional Law-contents and classification of constitutions.
Philosophy of the Constitution, Development of the American Constitution, Comparison of American and British Constitutions, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch and the President, Judicial Branch, Relation between States, Amending the Constitution, Ratifying the Constitution. General theories of constitution-classification of constitutions. Supremacy of the constitutions, Conventions of the constitution, Ministerial responsibility-rule of Law compared with Administrative judiciary.

Fundamental Rights and Principles-Fundamental Rights-Nature and analysis of the rights-modification of the right in respect of disciplinary law-saving of certain clauses.

The Executive-presidential and Parliamentary form of Govt. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet-President and his powers and functions-Council of Ministers-Power of dissolution of Parliament-Local Government-defense service, the Attorney General. The legislature Composition and functions of Parliament privileges and immunities of Parliament legislative and financial procedure delegated legislation ordinance.
Unconstitutional legislation ministerial responsibility Parliamentary sovereignty. The Judiciary Organization. Jurisdiction and powers of the Supreme Court and its Divisions Superintendence and control over power courts separation of power independence of Judiciary Administrative Tribunals.
Elections-establishment and functions of Election Commission-validity of election and the law relating to election. The service of Bangladesh, establishment of service Commission-function of the commission. Amendment procedure of the Constitution-transitional and temporary provisions-repeals-interpretations.
Books Recommended:

  1. Dicey, A.V. : Law of the Constitution
  2. Wade and Philips: English Constitution
  3. Hood Philips: Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
  4. C F Strong: Modern political Constitution
  5. Jennings: The Law and the Constitution
  6. Wheare, K C: Federal Government; Modern Constitutions
  7. Gledhid Prof. Alan: Fundamental Rights in India, Pakistan
  8. A K Brohi: Fundamental Law of Pakistan.
  9. M Munir: Pakistan Constitution
  10. Shaukat Mahmood: Pakistan Constitution
  11. Basu, D D : Shorter Constitution of India; Commentary on the Constitution of India.
  12. Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
  13. Wilioughby: The Constitutional Law of United States
  14. Peaslee: Constitution of Nations.

LAW 206: Labour & Industrial Law

Standing orders for employment of labour, Definition of workers Formation of the contract of Service, Conditions of employment and Classification of workers, Leave and Holidays, Stoppage of work, Lay off, Retrenchment, Fine, Discharge and Dismissal, Termination of Employment, grievance procedure, Penalties and Procedure.
The Law of Trade Unions: History of trade union movement, Role, Functions and utility of trade unions, Registration of trade unions, Rights and Privileges of registered trade unions and collective bargaining agents, Unfair labour practices.
Settlement of Disputes: Origin of Labour legislation, Right to Strike and lock-out, Industrial disputes and their settlement through negotiation, Conciliation, Arbitration and by Labour court, Constitution, Functions and Powers of Labour Courts and the Labour Appellate Tribunal, Labour Policy of the Government, Penalties and Procedure.
Wages: Fixing of right of wages, Payment of wages, Deductions and Claims out of deductions from wages.
Factories Law: Early Factory legislation, Health, Hygiene, Welfare, Working hours, Overtime Employment of workers, Leave and Holidays Penalties.
Shops and Establishment Law:  working hours, leave and holidays, provision for health and hygiene, penalties.
Workmen’s Compensation: Accidents and Diseases, Fatal Accidents, Employers Liability for compensation and the procedure for its determination, The functions of the commissioners.

Books Recommended

  1. Cooper: Outlines of Industrial Law.
  2. Employment of Labour (Standing order) Act. 1965.
  3. The Payment of Wages Act. 1936.
  4. The Factories Act. 1965.
  5. The Industrial Relations Ordinance 1969.
  6. Wedderburm: The Worker and the Law: causes and materials on labour Law.
  7. Citrime: Trade Union Law.
  8. Allan Flanders: Trade Union
  9. Freedman: The Modern Law of Employment.
  10. Flanders & Clegg: The system of Industrial Relations in Great Britain.
  11. Aikin L and Reid: Employment, Walfare and Safety at Works.
  12. Croren & Crime: Labour Law.
  13. M. Shafi: Labour Code.
  14. Prof. A.A. Khan: Labour and Industrial Law.
  15. B.R. Ghaiye and Malhottra: Employment, its terms and conditions.
  16. B.R. Ghaiye: Misconduct in employment.

LAW 207: Law of Transfer of Property

Definition, Object and extent of applicability, Transfer Property inter Vivos, Classification of Property, General Rules Governing the Transfer of Movable and Immovable Property, Transfer of Property, What Cannot be Transferred, Valid and invalid conditions and limitations on transfer, Transfer to unborn person, Vested interest and contingent interest, Condition precedent and condition subsequent Election, Apportionment, General Rules governing transfer of immovable property, Transfer by person authorized only under certain circumstances to transfer, Burden of obligation imposing restrictions on the uses of land or annexed to ownership, Transfer by ostensible owner, Transfers by Unauthorized person who subsequently acquires interest, Transfer by co-owners of share in common property-priority of rights created by transfers, Rent bonafide paid to holder under defective title. Improvements made by holder under defective title. Lis pendens, Fraudlent Transfer, Part performance-of sales of immovable property of mortgages of immovable property and charges, Lease of immovable property, Exchange Gift, Transfer of actionable claim.

Books Recommended:
Transfer of Property Act 1882 (Act VI of 1882 with amendment)

  1. Mullah D.F: Transfer of Property Act.
  2. Kriwhna Mamon: Transfer of Property Act.
  3. Mitra B.B.: Transfer of Property Act.
  4. Ghose. A.C.: Transfer of Property Act.
  5. Gour. H.S.: The Law of Transfer
  6. Roy A.K.: The Transfer of Property Act.
  7. Ghose: Mortgage: Volume – I
  8. Mullah: Indian Registration Act.

Law of Bailment: Nature and Definition of Bailment, Different Kinds of Bailment, Rights and Duties of The Bailor and Bailee. Termination of Bailment Right of finder of goods, Suits by Bailors agents the wrong doers.

Books Recommended

  1. Joseph Story-Commentaries on the Law of Bailments-William Bowstead-A Digest of the Law of Agency.
  2. Frederick Pollock-Digest of the Law Agency.
  3. Frederick Pollock and D.F. Mullah-the Indian Sale of Goods and the Indian Partnership Acts.
  4. Ernest H Scamell (ed)- Lindley on the Law of Partnership.

S.D. Singh and J.P. Gupta-Law of partnership in India

LAW 208: Government and Politics
Fundamentals Concepts: State, Sovereignty, Law, Liberty, Equity, Fundamental rights; individualism, Socialism, communism, fascism, constitutionalism.
Forms of Government: Ancient forms of Government concept and forms of government in medieval age; concept and forms of modern governments-cabinet and presidential-unitary and federal systems-democracy and authoritarian governments; Present position of Monarchy and dictatorial governments. Islamic concepts of state and government.
Organs of Government: The Legislature Executive and Judiciary-the doctrine of separation of powers-its application in U.S.A, U.K. and Bangladesh.
The Electorate: The role of electorate in modern democracy-direct participation of people in policy making-referendum-universal adult suffrage-direct and indirect election.
Political Party: The role or political party in democracy and in dictatorship; political party system in developed and under-developed country; Failure or success of democracy in developing countries of the world.
Relationship between the economic structure of the state and its Government-reasons for failure of democracy in developing countries, status and justification of military Government.

Books Recommended:

  1. Horold J. Laski: the state in Theory and Practice.
  2. Horold J. Laski: a Grammar of Politics.
  3. M. Judd Harmon: Political thought from Plato to the present.
  4. E.I.J. Rosenthal: Political Thought in Medieval Islam
  5. Majid Khadduri: Political Trends in the Arab World.
  6. David Spitz (ed): Political Theory and social Change
  7. Morris Janowitz: The Military in the Political Development of New Nation.
  8. W.E. Wiloughby: Government of Modern State,
  9. H.Finer: Theory and Practice of Modern Government.

LAW 209: Laws of Banking & Securities
Banking Laws: Business of the Bank Companies – Restrictions on some business, Disposal of assets not listed in banking business, Prohibition of employment of managing agents and restrictions on specific forms of employment, Restriction relating to removal of document and records requirement of minimum paid up capital and reserve fund. Regulation as to Paid-up capital, subscribed capital authorized capital and voting rights of shareholders, restrictions on purchase of share of banks etc. The election of new Directors, restriction regarding tenure of post of Director, Vacation of Director, Restriction on payment of loans and advances, restriction on the Directors of the indebted Company. List of in debtors in default, etc, Restriction relating to remission of debts, Special provisions regarding bad debt. Power of the Bangladesh Bank to regulate advances by the bank company, jurisdiction of court as to rates of interest, License of Bank companies, maintenance of liquid capital. Illegal transaction by banking companies etc. Prohibition on certain activities in relation to Bank Companies. Acquisition of undertaking of Bank Companies. Suspension of Business and Winding up of Bank Companies. Speedy disposal of winding up procedure. Power and jurisdiction of Money Laundering Court. Settlement of dispute in the alternative manner under Money Laundering Court. Execution of order and of Money Laundering Court. Appeal and Revision in Money Laundering Court. Constitution, power and procedure of Bankruptcy Court. Act of Bankruptcy, plaint, adjudication etc. Order of adjudication. Interim proceedings consequent upon order of adjudication. Annulment of adjudication. Composition and arrangements and reorganization. Discharged and undercharged bankrupts. Administration of property-methods of proof of debts. Effects of bankruptcy of previous transactions. Realization of property. Offences and penalties under Bankruptcy Act. Disqualification of undercharged Bankrupt. Summary administration of estate. Appeal and review. Miscellaneous provisions under bankruptcy Act. Composition and jurisdiction and of Artha Rin Adalat. Implementation of decree by Artha Rin Adalat and appeal.
Securities Laws:
Historical background of Securities laws in Bangladesh. Civil liability, causation, purchaser seller requirement under Securities and Exchange Ordinance. Issue of Capital.  Lock in and Minimum lot of shares. Penalty for certain refusal of customer’s securities. False prohibition and restrictions. Credit, pledging and lending of customer’s securities. False statements. Fraudulent acts and penalty. Cognizance of proof, burden of proof. Maintenance of secrecy. Registration and regulation of stock exchanges – Accounts, annual reports, returns, cancellation of registration, compulsory listing, eligibility of registration, Listing of securities. Regulation of issuers- Prohibition of short selling, regulation of proxies, submission of returns, submission of statements of beneficial owners of shares. Trading by Directors, officers and principle shareholders. Securities in good faith. Constitution and office of securities and exchange commissioner, Delegation of powers, enquiry by Commission, functions of commission, Government’s power to give directions, Government rule making power, meetings of Commission. Penalty for contravention, Cognizance of offence and Appeal. Registration with Commission, registration certificate. Stock Broker Rule. Insider Trading in Bangladesh.

Books Recommended:

  1. Banking Companies Act, 1991 (Act No. XIV of 1991)
  2. Money Laundering Court Act, 2003
  3. Bankruptcy Act, 1997 (Act No. X of 1997)
  4. Artha Rin Adalat Ain, 1990 (Act No. IV of 1990)
  5. Securities and Exchange Commission Act, 1993
  6. Securities and Exchange Commission Ordinance, 1969 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1969)
  7. Securities and Exchange Rules, 1987
  8. Prof. AA Khan: A Manual of Bank Companies Laws and Allied Act, Regulations and Rules. Revised Edition, 2004
  9. Dr. M Zahir: Company and Securities Laws, 2nd Edition
  10. David. L. Ratner: Securities Regulation

LAW 210: Company Law
History of Company Laws Beginning from The Crown Till the Passing of Company’s Act, 1994. The Nature of Legal Personality and Lifting of Veil of Incorporation. Advantages and Disadvantages of Companies with references to Decided Cases. The Formation of the Company. The preparation and submission of the Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Duties and Liabilities of Promoters. The Requirements for Prospectuses and Liabilities thereof. Different Types of Companies. The Role of Registrar of Companies. Majority Rule and Minority Protection. Fraud on Minority.

Memorandum of Association. The Relation Between Company and Outsiders: The Doctrine of Ultra Vires. Liability of Company and Directors for Ultra Vires Acts. Alteration of Objects. Constructive Notice and Indoor Management. The Commission of Torts by the Company. Vicarious Liability and the Alter Ego Doctrine. Article of Association and Alteration of Articles. The Relation Between the Company and Its Members and among the Members Inter se. Directors: Appointment, Dismissal, Disqualification, Duties, Powers and Limitations. Managing Director. Management of the Company: Meeting, Voting and Resolutions. Division of Functions Among Officers and Organs of the Company. Shares and Debentures. Registration, Different Classes of Shares. Rights of Different Classes and the Variation of Share Rights. Capital:  Raising, Maintaining and Reducing the Capital. Discounts, Premiums, Payment of Dividends and Purchase by the Company of Its Shares. Winding-Up: Types of Winding-Up. Powers and Duties of the Liquidator. Partnership: Definition and nature of Partnership. Formation of Partnership. Test of Partnership. Kinds of Partners. Relations of Partners to One Another. Relation with Third Parties. Implied Authority. Mutual Rights and Liabilities. Dissolution of a Firm and Consequences. Registration of Firms. Effects of None-Registration.

Books Recommended:

  1. K.M. Ghose: Indian Company Law.
  2. L.C.B. Gowrer: Modern Company Law.
  3. Flamer: Company Law.
  4. Topham: company Law.
  5. Bangladesh Gazette (latest): The Company Act, 1994
  6. Dr. M Zahir: Company Law, UPL, 2000
  7. LC. B. Gower and Davies: Principles of Modern Company Law, 7th Edition, Sweet and Maxwell, 2003
  8. Live Schmithoff: Palmer’s Company Law, Stebens & Sons Ltd London, 1987
  9. Geoffrey Morse: Charlesworth’s Company Law, 16th Edition
  10. Andrew Hicks: Cases and Material on Company Law, 4th Edition
  11. Ben Petit: Company Law, Longman Publication, 2001
  12. Avter Singh: Company Law, Eastern Book Co, Lucknow, 2000; Introduction to the Law of Partnership
  13. Nirmalendu Dhar: Dhar on Company Law and Partnership

LAW 211: Fiscal Laws of Bangladesh

Income Tax Ordinance 1984: Definition: Income and Exemptions, Assesses, Types and Status, Tax Authority, Appeals, Revision and Reference, Assessment procedure, Recovery of Taxes, Refund and Penalties, Assessment of Non-Succession of Business; Changes in the constitution of firm, Provisions regarding certain classes of provident and superannuation Funds.
Sales Tax Act. 1951: Definition: Basis of Sales Tax, Assesses, Goods Assessable and exempted, Requirements, Maintenance, Production and Inspection of Accounts, Assessment Technique, Appeal, Revision, Refund, Recovery, Penalties, Ratification of Mistakes.
Value Added Tax:  Important terms, Taxable goods and services, VAT Authorities, Determination of VAT, method and time for VAT payment, Turnover tax and supplementary duty, Registration under VAT and VAT return.
Customs Act: Brief Introduction to Customs Act 1969, Statutory definitions, customs procedure, customs authorities, Prohibited goods, goods dutiable, Exemptions from customs duty, Valuation procedure, date for determination of value and rate of duty, determination of customs duty.
Estate Duty Act. 1950: Principles of passage of property of death, Waqf, Provision of Company Valuation, Aggregation into Estate, Deduction and Computation and Principles, Assessment Technique, Refund, Recovery and Penalties.
Wealth Tax Act. 1963: Definition: Changes of wealth of Gift Tax, Assessment procedure, Liabilities to Assessment in special cases, Authorities, Appeals, Revision and References, Payment and Recovery and Penalties.
Gift Tax Act 1963: Definition: Changes of Gift Tax, Assessment procedure, Liabilities to Assessment in Special cases, Authorities, Appeals, Revision and Reference, Payment and Recovery; Penalties.

Books Recommended:

  1. Income Tax Manual Part I, II & III
  2. Sales Tax Manual Part I, II & III
  3. Income Tax Ordinance 1984
  4. Gift Tax Act. 1963
  5. Sales Tax Act. 1951
  6. Agriculture Income Tax Act 1944
  7. Estate Duty Act 1950
  8. Wealth Tax Act 1963
  9. Gift Tax Act 1963
  10. Capital Gains Tax Bangladesh Act.
  11. A.H. Shaha Dutullah: Income Tax
  12. Nurunavi: Income Tax
LAW 212: Public International Law

Origin, Nature and Development of International Law, Theories as to Basis of International Law, Law of Nature, Positivism, Sanctions of non-observance of International Law.
The Sources of International Law: Formal and Material sources of Law, Material sources of international Law, International Treaties and conventions, International Custom as evidence of general practice-accepted as law, General Principles of law recognized by civilized nations, Decisions of Judicial or arbitral Tribunal, Juristic works.
Relation between International Law and Municipal law: Theories as to the Relation between International Law and Municipal law, State Practice as to operation of International Law within Municipal Sphere, International Tribunals and the operation of Municipal Law.
Basic Principles of International law: Codification and Progressive Development of International Law.
The Subjects of International law: States as the principle subjects of International Law, The different kinds of state and non-state entities, Associations and Grouping of States-International Person.
Recognition: Recognition of States and Governments, Recognition de jure and de facto, Legal effects of Recognition.
Elements of State territory: Modes of Acquisition and losing of State territory, Sovereignty and its limitation over state territory, International Rivers and their legal regions.
Law of the Sea: Territorial sea Contiguous Zone, Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental shelf, High Seas and Deep Sea bed.
Rights and Duties of States: Jurisdiction, State Responsibility, State Succession-Rights and obligations of Predecessor and Successor States.
Diplomatic Envoys and consuls, Special Diplomatic Missions, Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges.

Law and Practice as to Treaties: International Dispute: Peaceful and forcible settlement of international disputes-Intervention, War and Neutrality.

The United Nations: Organization-its organs, Role of the General Assembly, Security Council and the International Court of Justice in settling international disputes, contribution of the United Nations in the development of International Law.

Books Recommended:

  1. Openheim: (Leuterpacht Edition) International Law Vol. I & II.
  2. Starke: An Introduction to International Law (4th Edition).
  3. Jan Brownlies: Principles of Public International Law.
  4. Schwazenbergey: International Law as applied by International Courts and Tribunals.
  5. J.H. Briefly: The Law of Nations
  6. D.P. O’Connel: International Law Vols. I & II .
  7. Fenwick: International Law.
  8. Jenks: The Common Law of Mankind.
  9. Mac Nau: The Law of Treaties.
  10. Briggs: The Law of Nations.
  11. Green: International Law through the Cases (4th Edition)

LAW 301: Specific Relief and Limitation Act.
Specific Relief Act
Extent and Scope of Application of the Act, Recovery of Possession of Immovable Property, Suit by Person Disposed, Specific Performance of Contract as a Specific Relief, Contract which can be Specifically Enforced and which cannot be specifically enforced, Persons for Against whom Contracts may be Specifically Enforced, Discretion and Powers of the Court, Rectification of Instrument, Rescission of Contracts, Cancellation of Instrument, Declaratory Decrees as Specific Relief, Preventive Relief, Perceptual Injunctions, Mandatory Injunctions to Perform Negative Agreement. 

Books Recommended:

  1. Specific Relief Act. 1877 (Govt. Publication).
  2. Pollick: Indian Contract and Specific Relief Act.
  3. Mullah D.F: Indian Contract and Specific Relief Act.

Law of Limitation
Law of Limitation, Limitation and Prescription, Object, Interpretation and Application of Statute of Limitation, Waiver of Limitation, Limitation of suits, Appeals and Application, Computation of Period of Limitation, Grounds of Exemption from Extension of Period of Limitation and Suspension of Limitation, Acquisition of ownership by possession, Acquisition of easement rights, Limitation in Suits from Recovery of Land, Saving Acknowledgement.

Books Recommended

  1. Limitation Act, 1908.
  2. Mulla: Indian Limitation Act.

LAW 302: Law of Evidence

Law of Evidence: Function of the Law of Evidence
Preliminary: Short, Title-extent and commencement of the act.
Scheme of the Evidence Act: Relevancy of facts, Facts connected with the facts to be produce.
Relevancy of Facts: Facts in issue and Relevant facts connected with the facts to be produce. Statement about the facts to be proved. Decision about the facts to be proved. Opinions of the facts to be proved. Character of the persons who are concerned with the facts to be proved.
Mode of Proof: Judicial notice, facts admitted, Proof of facts other than contents of documents. Proof of documents including proof of execution of documents and proof of existence, condition and contents of documents.
Production and effect of evidence: Burden of Proof, Presumptions, competence of a witness, Privilege, Examination of witness, Impeachment or confirmation of the credit of a witness, Power of the court in relation to examination witness.
Improper Admission on rejection of Evidence.

Books Recommended:

  1. Nokes: Introduction to the Law of Evidence.
  2. Monir: Principle and Digest of the Law Evidence
  3. Stphen: Introduction to the Law of Evidence
  4. Sarker: Law of Evidence
  5. Phipson: Law of Evidence.
  6. Cockel: Cases on Evidence.
  7. Evidence Act. 1872 (Govt. Publication)

LAW 303: Administrative Law
Focuses on examining the sources and nature of administrative agency authority and the scope of judicial review of administrative decisions. The constitutional and legislative limitations on agency authority and on judicial review are considered. Special emphasis is placed on the federal Administrative Procedure Act; state analogs may be studied as well.
Some attention also may be given to the internal functioning of typical state and federal administrative bodies and to the relative importance of various informal influences on agency decision-making, including executive and legislative pressures and desire for consistency.

Books Recommended

  1. C K Thacker – Administrative Law
  2. C K Takwani – Lectures on Administrative Law
  3. I P Massey – Administrative Law, EBC, Lucknow, 1985 forwarded by chief Justice P N

Bhagwati, Introduction by Dr. Upendra Baxi

  1. Garner – Administrative Law
  2. Christine B Harrington – Administrative Law and Politics
  3. H W R Wade and C F Forsyth – Administrative Law
  4. Mahmudul Islam – Constitutional Law of Bangladesh
  1. Hood Philips – Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
  2. Hilaire Barnett- Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
  3. Barrister Abdul Halim- Constitution, Constitutional Law and Politics: Banglsdesh Perspective, A Comparative Study of Problems of Constitutionalism in Bangladesh
  4. M A Fazal – Judicial Review of Administrative Action in India, Pakistan & Bangladesh
  5. Griffith and Street: Principles of Administrative Law
  6. V G Ramchandran: Administrative Law
  7. V G Ramchandran: Law of Writs under the constitution
  8. Dr. Kamal Siddique- Local Government
  9. H K Shaharay- Administrative Law and Tribunals
  10. M P Jain - Administrative Law

LAW 304: Registration & Public Demand Recovery Act

Law of Registration: Definition of Registration: Registrable Documents: Documents of which Registration is Compulsory and Optional, Time of Presentation-Personal to present documents for Registration, Effects of Registration and Non-Registration, Powers and Duties of Registering Officers.

Books Recommended:

  1. D.F. Mullah: Indian Registration Act.

Definition-Filling, Service and Effects of Certificates and Hearing of Objections, Execution of Certificates, Attachment, Sale, Setting a Side Sale, Reference to Civil Court. Appeal, Revision and Review.

Books Recommended:

  1. D L R: Public Demand and Recovery Act, Dhaka, 1992
  2. Sultan Ahmed: the Public Demands Recovery Act, Anupam Gyan Bhandar, Dhaka, 1991
  3. S C Sarkar: Public Demads Recovery Act, Calcutta, 1981
  4. Abdul Matin, The Public Demands Recovery Act, 1913, Dhaka, 1990

LAW 305: Law of Civil Procedure (Part-I)

Introduction to the Law of Civil Procedure, Important definitions, Suit of a civil nature, Jurisdiction of Civil Courts, Res subjudice, Res judicata, place of suing, Institution of suit, Pleadings: Meaning, Object, General Rules, Amendment of Pleading; Plaint : Meaning, Particulars, admission, return and rejection of plaint; Issue and service of summons; Written statement; Set-off and counter claim; Parties to a suit; Legal Representative; Inherent power of courts; Interim Orders: Commission, Arrest before judgment, Attachment before judgment, Temporary Injunctions, Interlocutory Order, Receiver, Security of costs; Withdrawal and compromise of suits; Suit in Particular cases: Suits by or against Government, Suits by aliens and by or against foreign Rulers, Ambassador and Envoys, Inter-pleader Suit, Pauper suit, Suits involving constitutional law, Suits relating to public matters, Supplemental Proceedings, Transfer of civil suits.

Books Recommended

  1. D. F. Mulla, Code of Civil Procedure
  2. C.K.Thakkar, Code of Civil Procedure
  3. M.P.Tandon, Code of Civil Procedure
  4. Government publication, The Civil Procedure Code, 1908

LAW 306: Law of Criminal Procedure (Part-I)

Introduction: Object of the Law of Criminal Procedure, Scheme of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Definition of some key terms, Jurisdiction and Powers of Criminal Courts.
Information and Investigation: Duty to give information, Information in cognizable and non-cognizable cases, Powers of the Police to Investigate, Procedure for Investigation, Recording of Statement and Confession, Procedure when investigation cannot be completed within Twenty-four hours, Procedure on Completion of Investigation
Arrest- Meaning and method of arrest, provisions regarding arrest; Bail- Meaning and provisions regarding bail; Bond of accused and sureties;
Processes to Compel Appearance: Summons, Warrant, Proclamation and Attachment, Production of Documents and other things, Search and Seizure
Proceedings before Magistrates: Cognizance and initiation of proceeding before Magistrate, Complaints to Magistrate and commencement of proceedings
Transfer of cases: Appellate Division’s power to transfer cases, High Court Division’s power to transfer cases, Sessions Judge’s power to transfer cases, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Chief Judicial Magistrate or District Magistrate’s power to withdraw or refer cases

Preventive and Precautionary Measures: Preventive action of the police, Security for keeping the peace on conviction, Security for keeping the peace in other cases, Security for good behaviour, Proceedings in all cases subsequent to order to furnish security, Dispersal of unlawful assemblies, Removal of public nuisances, Disputes as to immovable property

Books Recommended:

  1. Sarkar Ali Akkas, Law of Criminal Procedure
  2. Shawkat Mahmood, The Code of Criminal Procedure
  3. Ratan Lal  and Dhiraj Lal, Criminal Procedure Code

LAW 307: General Clauses Act and Interpretation of Statutes

The General Clauses Act, 1897: Objective of the Act, General definition, Application of certain definitions to all Bangladesh laws, General rules of construction, Powers and functionaries, provisions as to orders, rules, etc. made under enactment, Miscellaneous provisions. 

Interpretation of Statutes: Definition of statutes, Forms and types of statutes, Difference between statutes and other laws, Interpretation and construction, approach to interpretation –Necessity of interpretation, maxims of interpretation-types of interpretation- historical, grammatical, teleological, jurisprudential, purposive, sociological, rules of interpretation- golden rules and mischief rules, working papers- Comparison between interpretation of statutes, interpretation of constitution and interpretation of international treaties, some examples of interpretation of statutes from case laws.

Books recommended:

  1. N S Bindra – General Clause Act
  2. Vidya Dhar Mahajan – General Clause Act
  3. P St. J Langan – Maxwell on Interpretation of Statutes
  4. N S Bindra – Interpretation of Statutes
  5. V D Mahajan – Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  6. Vepa P Sarathi – Interpretation of Statutes, 4th Edition 2003
  7. Francic Bennion, Statutory Interpretation, 2nd Edition
  8. The General Clauses Act, 1897
  9. Sh. Shaukat Mahmood and Sh. Nadeem Shaukat – Principles of Interpretation of
  10. Statutes with General Clauses Act 1897

LAW 308: Law of Crimes
Law of Crime: The special criminal Law. Crime and Civil Injuries, Guilty Mind, Ground of Exemption from Criminal Responsibility, Joint Liability and Abutment Attempt.
Punishment: Its Objects and Limits.
The most important offenses Against the State and other Public Interests, Offenses Affecting the Human Body, Offenses Against the Property and other Interests of the Individual.
Crimes and punishments under penale code.

Books Recommended:

  1. L. Kabir: Penal Code.
  2. Stephen: Commentaries on the Law of Indian Penal Code, 1960.
  3. Ratanlal & Dhirajlal Thakore: Indian Penal Code.
  4. Fitzgerald: Principles of Criminal Law.
  5. Glanville Williams: Criminal Law.

LAW 309: Law of Criminal Procedure (Part II)
Charge: Meaning, Object, Content of charge, Effect of error, Alteration in charge and proceeding thereafter, Joinder of Charges, Charge of one offence but conviction of another
Trial: Trial of cases by Magistrates, Summary Trial, Trial before Courts of Sessions Judges
General provision as to Enquiries and Trial: Role of Public Prosecutor in trials, Tender of pardon to accomplice, Compounding offences, Time for disposal of cases, Right to defense by advocate, Competency of accused to be witness, Accused not understanding proceedings, Power to examine the accused, Manner of recording the examination of accused, Influence to induce disclosure, Power to examine witness, Power to postpone or adjourn proceedings, Local inspection, Detention of offenders attending the court, Evidence in presence of the accused, Manner of recording evidence, Evidence recorded by different Judges or Magistrates, Trial in absentia, Previous acquittals or convictions, Commission for examination of witnesses, special rules of evidence
Judgment, Execution and Other connected Matters: Meaning and mode of delivering judgment, Contents of judgment and other provisions; Execution of sentence, Suspension, Remission and Commutation of Sentences, Appeal and Revision
Special proceedings: Proceedings in case of lunatic, Offences affecting administration of justice, Direction of the nature of administration of a habeas corpus
Miscellaneous: Authorities before whom affidavits may be sworn, Delivery of persons liable to be tried by court-martial, power of the Supreme Court to make rules, personal interest of a Judge or Magistrate, practicing advocate cannot be a Magistrate, ar to purchase or bid for property by a public servant, Offence of rape by husband, Inherent powers of the High Court Division

Books Recommended:

  1. Sarkar Ali Akkas, Law of Criminal Procedure
  2. Shawkat Mahmood, The Code of Criminal Procedure
  3. Ratan Lal  and Dhiraj Lal, Criminal Procedure Code

LAW 310: Law of Civil Procedure (Part-II)
Appearance and Non-appearance of parties; First hearing; Discovery, Inspection and Production of documents; Trial; Judgment: Definition, Essentials, Pronouncement, Contents and Alteration; Decree: Definition, Essentials, Types, Drawing up of a Decree, Contents and Decree in particular cases, Interest, Costs; Appeal: Appeals from original decree, Appeals from appellate decree, General provisions relating to appeals, procedure on admission of appeal, procedure on hearing, judgment on appeal, appeals to the Appellate Division; Reference to High Court Division; Review and Revision; Execution: Meaning, nature and scope, application for execution, stay of execution, mode of execution, arrest and detention, attachment of property, sale and delivery of property;

Books Recommended

  1. D. F. Mulla, Code of Civil Procedure
  2. C.K.Thakkar, Code of Civil Procedure
  3. M.P.Tandon, Code of Civil Procedure
  4. Government publication, The Civil Procedure Code, 1908


LAW 311: Intellectual property Law
The concept of Intellectual Property; Copy Right: Origin and development of Copyright Law; Rights protected by copy right; Copyright infringement, remedies; Industrial Property; Patent and duration of patent, other kinds of patents. infringement and, Remedies; Trade Marks: Definition of trademarks, functions of trademarks; Acquisition of trademark rights, Infringement of trademarks; Industrial design; Role and contribution of intellectual property; International co‑operation in intellectual property; World Intellectual Property Organization; Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property, and other conventions; Intellectual property litigation; New development in intellectual property; Computer programs, integrated circuits, reprography, broadcasting innovations.
Books Recommended:

  1. Law of Intellectual Property by P. Narayan
  2. Law of Intellectual Property by Utshell
  3. WIPO Publications

LAW 312: Land Laws of Bangladesh

History of Land Laws: Grant of Dewani-The Bengal Zemindars, their growth and incidents; Law relating to Permanent Settlement-main idea of Lord Cronwallis-defects of this Regulation-abolition of Permanent Settlement-reasons. Nature and Definition of Benami Transaction, Texts of Benami Transactions, Benami Transaction, Limitations of Benami Transaction, Benami Transaction and doctrine of Advancement.
Revenue Law: Law relating to revenue-free lands-origin of revenue free grants-policy of the East India Company in this respect.
Law relating to under tenures-Patni taluks-their incidents. Law relating to sale of tenures for arrears of revenue-short history of the law; sale notification, notice, appeals regarding sale-setting aside of sale-powers of the Civil courts.
Law relating to Alluvion and Diluvion-ownership of new charts or islands-Reformation in situ-fishery rights.
Law Relating to Landlords and Tenants: Short history of Tenancy Laws-extent and application-classes of tenants to rent sale for arrears-setting aside sale.
Law relating to abolition of zemindary system: acquisition of all rent receiving interest by the State: Definitions who is not a rent-receiver; Special provisions for the acquisition of interests of certain rent-receivers-special provisions regarding lands held in Lie of service; Preparation of record of rights-assessment of compensation; Provisions relating to arrears of revenue, rent and ceases; Incidents holdings of raiyats, and transfer, purchase and acquisition of lands: provisions as to enhancement and reduction of rent; ammulgamation, sub-division and consolidation of holdings: Maintenance of the record of rights; Jurisdiction-appeal, Revision and Review.
Law relating to Non-agricultural Tenancy: Definitions-classes of non-agricultural tenant; Incidents of non-agricultural tenancies-under-tenants; provisions as to transfer of non-agricultural lands-Judicial procedure.
Regulation I of 1793 the permanent Settlement Regulation VIII of 1973 The Decennia Settlement.
Regulation XIX of 1793 The Non-Badshahi Lakhiraj Regulation.
Regulation XXXVII of 1973 The Badshahi Lakhiraj Regulation.
Regulation VII of 1819 Bengal Patni Tuluk Regulation.
Regulation XI of 1825 Bengal Alluvion and Dildvion Regulation.
Act. Xr of 1859 Bengal Land Revenue Sales Act.
Act. VIII of 1885 Bengal Tenancy Act.
State Acquisition and Tenancy Act 1950

Books Recommended:

  1. Mitra: Land Law of East Bengal.
  2. B.B. Mitra: Laws of Prescription and Easements.
  3. U. N. Mitra: Laws of Prescription and Easements.
  4. Field: Introduction to Bengal Regulations (Regulation Portion)
  5. L. Kabir: Land Laws (Vols. I, II & III)
  6. Bengal Tenancy Act: ( Act of VIII of 1881) Government publication with amendment up to dat.
  7. M.K. Rakshit: E.B. State Acquisition & Tenancy act. Vols. I, II & III.
  8. L. Kabir: Rights and Liabilities of the Raiyats under the Bengal Tenancy Act. 1885 and the State Acquisition Act

LAW 401: Human Rights Law
Human rights: Conceptual background, origin and development; Human rights and fundamental rights; Different generations of human rights: First generation, second generation and third generation of rights; International human rights instruments: United Nations Charter; Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966; International Convenient on Economic, Social Cultural Rights, 1966; Regional human rights instruments, European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; European Social Charter; American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man; American Convention of Human Rights; African Charter on Human and People's Rights; Special human rights instruments: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination on Women (CEDAW); Child Rights Convention (CRC); Vienna Declaration; Human rights in armed conflict; Human rights situation in Bangladesh: Women, children, media, police, environment, minority, indigenous people etc.; Human rights and Development.

Books Recommended:

  1. Basic Documents on Human Rights by Brownlie (London: Clarendon Press, 1971).
  2. International Protection of Human Rights by M. Ganji (Geneva: E Droz, 1962).
  3. The New Politics of Human  Rights by J, A, Joyce (London: Momillan, 1978).
  4. International Law and Human Rights by H. Lauterpacht (London: Garland Pub. Inc. 1973).
  5. International Concern with Hum‑an Rights by M. Mosiowitz (New York: Ocearn, 1974).
  6. Human Rights: Thirty Years after Universal Declaration by (Edited) B Ramcharan (London: Nijhlff, 1979).
  7. Human Rights and World Orders by Abdul Aziz Said (edited) (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970).
  8. The International Law of Human Rights by Puaul S Siegharts by (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988).
  9. Human Rights Issues and International Law by M. Zamir.
  10. International Human Rights in a Nutshell, 1998 by Thomas Buergenthal

LAW 402: Environmental Law
General Issues:
Origin of environmental movement – historical background of the development of modern idea of international environmentalism current international environmental issues, theoretical issues and philosophical underpinnings of environmentalism, reasons for the development of environmental law.

International environmental legal Issues:  
International environmental law – definition nature scope and sources of international environmental laws, traditional international law sources like convention, treaties, customs, decisions of the international court of justice, soft law sources like declarations, non legally finding principles etc., the nature of international environmental problems, Principles of international environmental law, the scope for the development of new international environmental law sources.

International Developments:
Stocklom Declaration of 1972 – its contents legal principles – its importance and effects in the development of international environmental laws- Brundtland Commission Repost – world commission on environment and development issue of sustainable development. Declaration of the Hague – United Nation Conference of Environment and Development (UNCED) – Rio Declaration and other UNCED texts, Agenda 21- Principles for a Global consensus on the management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of all types of forest, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change 1992, the importance of these instruments and their effects in the development of international environmental laws, Kayto Protocol and its importance for environment. Montreal Protocol 1987, Vienna convention in the perfection of the Ozone Layer 1990.

Global and Regional Organization for Environment:
Role of UNO – General Assembly, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) – its organization- function – activities in the development of international environmental law – United Nations Specialized Agencies involved in the development of environmental law – FAO, ILO,UNESCO, WHO, WMO etc.
Role of different regional organization in the protection of regional environment: The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – the council of Europe – the organization of Economic Co-operation and Development, European Communities – Organization of American States Organization of American unity- south pacific regional organizations.

Environmental Law of Bangladesh:
Major Domestic Environmental problems of Bangladesh. Historical perspective: Development of Environmental Laws in Bangladesh in Different Phases. Overview of the Domestic Environmental Legal Framework of Bangladesh. Sources of Environmental Law.  

Features of the Domestic Regulatory Regimes on the Environment of Bangladesh. Domestic Environmental Law and Policy-making Process of Bangladesh. Sectoral Laws and Policies Relating to Environment of Bangladesh: Pollution (Air, Water, Sound) Related Laws and Policies of Bangladesh. Waste Disposal Related Laws and Policies of Bangladesh. Forestry Related Laws and Policies of Bangladesh, Biodiversity Conservation Related Laws and Policies of Bangladesh, other sectoral laws and policies. 
Environmental Conservation Act 1995, Environmental Court Act, 2000: Powers, Functions and Procedures of the Environmental Court, Effectiveness of Environmental Court, Enforcement of Environmental Laws. Public Interest Litigation, Its Role in the Protection and Conservation of Environment in Bangladesh. Institutional Issues: Role of Governmental and Non-governmental Organizations in the Protection and Conservation of Environment: Ministry of Environment and Forest ( MoFF), Department of Environment (DoE), Department of Forest (DoF), Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) and other environmental NGOs. Issue of Inter-agency Co-ordination.   

Books Recommended:

  1. Alexandre Kiss and Disah Shelton: International Environmental Law, Graham & Trotman Limited, London, England, 1991.
  2.  Patricia W. Birnie and Alan E. Boyle: International Law and the Environment, Clarendm Press, Oxford, England, First Published 1992, reprinted 1994.
  3. Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Ronald H. Rosenburg: Environmental Policy Law – Problem – Cases and Readings; Westburg New York, The Foundation Press Inc. 1991.
  4. Yearbook of International Environmental Law – Volumes: 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
  5. Herald Hofmann,  edition: Basic Documents of International Environmental Law, Vol. 1, 2 & 3, Graham & Trotman, 1992.
  6. W. Lang, H. Nehold and K. Zemanek (cds): Environmental Protection and International Law, 1990.
  7. David Freestone;  The Road From Rio: International Environmental KLaw after the Earth Summit, the University of Hull Press, 1993.
  8. A. Atiq Rahman, Raana Haider, Eirik G. Janses (ed): Environment and Development in Bangladesh, Vol. 1 & 2. University Press Limited, 1994.
  9. Mohiuddin Farooque & S Rizwana Hasan: Law Regulating Environment in Bangladesh
  10. Mohiuddin Farooque: Law and Custom on Forests in Bangladesh, Issues & Remedies
  11. Mohiuddin Farooque: Regulatory Regime on Inland Fisheries in Bangladesh
  12. B C A S: Guide to the Environmental Conversation Act, 1995 & Rules, 1997
  13. A R Masud: the Fish Law, Anupam, Dhaka, 2003
  14. Aliuzzaman Chowdhury: The Forest Laws of Bangladesh
  15. IUCN-Bangladesh: Natural Resources Conversation Strategy
  16. A Atiq Rahman: Environment and Poverty, B C A S, 1998, Dhaka

Jona Razzaque: Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Kluwer Law Publication, 2004

LAW 403
: Criminology
Criminology and Criminal Law, Perspectives and methods in Criminology, Physical, Physiological and Racial factors and crime, psychological theories of criminal behavior, social and religious institutions of crime, Causes of crime-viewing the problem as a whole,Theories of Punishment.

The Control of Crime
The Control of Crime: The nature of punishment and the Penal system, the treatment of criminals-Borstal, the Approved schools probation, detention before trial, parole, The Juvenile Court, Prison training, Prevention of Crime and delinquency.

Books Recommended:

  1. Howard Jones: Crime and the Penal system.
  2. Sutherland and Cressey: Principles of Criminology
  3. Donald R. Taft: Criminology.
  4. Winfred A. Elkin: The English Penal System.
  5. W.C. Reckless: The Crime Problem.
  6. G.B. Vold: Theoretical Criminology.
  7. Korn and Recorkle: Criminology and Penology.
  8. W. †evinvb DwÏb Lvb - Aciva weÁvb

LAW 404: International Trade Law

Introduction: basic idea about international trade; International trade term; INCO Terms in the Law of International Trade
International Sale Contract: Nature of goods; Property and title, Possession and Delivery; Risk and Frustration; Contents of Contract; Performance and Remedies; CIF Contract - obligation of the seller, duties of the buyer & duties of the seller; FOB Contract – duties and obligation of the parties; AFS Contract; Other forms of contract in international trade; UN Convention on Contract for the International Sale of Goods -1980
Financing of International Trade: Bill of exchange, documentary bills, documentary credits, standby credits, performance bond and guarantees, export credit guarantee, other methods of financing; Transnational credit agreement; Letter of credit - issuing bank and corresponding Bank; Contemporary issues in the area of international banking and finance law.
Carriage of Goods by Sea: Brussels Convention 1924 (Hague Rules), Brussels Rules (Visby Rules), UN Convention 1978 (Hamburg Rules), Bill of Lading Types and functions Charter party – Essential Terms & Conditions, General carriage and Charter Party.
Insurance against contract in international trade: Formulation of Marine Insurance Contract Insurable interest – Losses
GATT / WTO: Globalization of International Trade, Conflict of Laws, Dispute Settlement Mechanism of WTO
Arbitration: Theory and Institutional Structure of Arbitrations, Mechanism for sitting International Trade disputes problem of Sovereign Immunity and enforcement of Awards.

Books Recommended:

  1. Avtar Singh, Law of Carriage
  2. Carver, Carriage by Sea
  3. Janette Charley, International Trade Law
  4. Pamela Sellman, Law of International Trade
  5. Payne & Ivamy, Carriage of Gods by Sea
  6. Rafiqul Islam, Comments on International Trade Law
  7. S. C. Chhua, International Trade Law
  8. Templeman, International Trade Law
  9. Thomas Edward Scrutton, Charter parties and Bills of Lading

LAW 405:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Client Counseling:
Factual investigation; client interviewing, listing and observing, (Section 126 of Evidence Act, 1872), Interview checklist, client interviewing form; Reading of cases, finding law opinion, common forms and negotiation techniques.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):
Meaning and importance of alternative dispute resolution, method of alternative dispute resolution, qualifications of an ideal mediator, distinction between judicial system and ADR, the provisions of ADR under the Code of Civil Procedure, the Code of Criminal procedure, The Artha Rin Adalat Ain.

Meaning and nature of arbitration, comparison among and between the judicial proceedings, arbitration proceedings and ADR proceedings, composition and jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, making of arbitral award and enforcement of arbitral award, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, settings aside an award, when arbitration superseded by the court, appeal.

Professional Ethics
The nature and need of the legal profession, the legal profession as distinguished from business, history of legal profession in the sub-continent, Unified Bar in the independent Bangladesh, conditions of enrollment of advocate: subordinate court’s advocate, public prosecutor(PP), Government Pleader(GP),   High Court Division’s Advocate, Appellate Division’s advocate, Advocate-on-record, Senior Advocate, Attorney General of Bangladesh, importance of legal ethics, canons of professional conduct and etiquette: Duties and responsibilities towards other lawyers, towards Clients, towards Court, towards other persons, misconduct, the tribunal and disciplinary proceedings against misconduct of an advocate. 

Book recommended:

  1. The Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Order and Rules, 1972.
  2. N. H. Jhabvala: Professional ethics.   

LAW 406: Maritime and Shipping Law
Bill of Lading; Charter Parties, Arrest of ships and marine injunction; Contract of infringement, differences between Bill of Lading and Charter ‑party, Right of stoppage in transit, duties of a carrier by sea; liabilities of a carrier by sea, ship owners lien; Admiralty practice and arrest of ships;

International ship management; Introduction to International Safety Management (ISM Code) and implication the Code. Protection and Indemnity (P & I) Insurance; Cargo Claims; Documentation and procedures for recovery of damages from carriers; Marine insurance policy, insurable in warranties; voyage, deviation and change of voyage, perils, losses and kinds of losses, particular average, general average, salvage;

Relevant Laws:
Bill of Lading Act 1856.
Marine Insurance Act 1925

LAW 407: Media and Information Technology Law
Concept and importance, Globalization and MIT, ICT; media information technology laws in Bangladesh- its future and application, the characteristics of cyber space and the process which influence law making, customary laws on cyber space, dispute resolution in cyber space, liability in cyber space, developing legal system and good moral for the internet, intellectual property rights in digital information, on line banking and e-commerce.

Cyber Space and life in the information age: General introduction to the course and a brief exploration of the societal Impact of the information technology revolution.
Cyber Lawyers and legal profession: The impact of information technology upon the legal profession.
Cyber Crimes: The darker side of cyber space- the contours of cyber crime-comparing cyber crime with traditional crimes- the cyber policy.
Cyber properties: Intellectual properties in cyber space- the growing importance of ideas as valuable property-exploitation-protection-enrichment.
Cyber constitutionalism: the constitutional implications of cyber space
Cyber governance: policing and regulating the internet.
Cyber Privacy: privacy issues relating to the internet.
Cyber Conflicts: defamation in cyber space.
Books Recommended:

  1. Akdeniz, Y, Walker, C.P.
  2. Wall, D.S.  eds(2000): The Internet Law and Society
  3. Bainbridge,D.(1996): Introduction to Computer Law
  4. Boyle,J.(1996): Shamans, Software and Spleens: Law and the construction of the information society
  5. Carr. I. and Williams,K, (eds) (1994): Computers and Law
  6. Wall, D.S. (ed) (2001): Crime and the Internet.
  7. ICT Policy of Bangladesh – Govt. publication.
  8. Indian Cyber Space Law
  9. The Law of Cyber Space- UNESCO. 

LAW 408: Private International Law:
Introductory Chapter: Meaning of private international law, Scope of private international law, Unification of private international law, Origin and Development of private international law, Doctrines of private international law.
Domicile: Meaning of domicile, Different kinds of domicile, Animus manendi.
Marriage: Definition of marriage, the essential validity of a marriage.
Legitimating and Adoption:  Definition of legitimacy and legitimating, differences between legitimating and legitimacy, adoption.
Contract: Definition of contract, essential validity of contract. 
Theories of classification and Renvoi: different theories and problem of theories. Theories of renvoi,
Foreign judgment and foreign law: recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment. the limits of application of foreign law.
Foreign Succession

Books recommendation:

  1. Private international law by A.M.Chouddhury
  2. Private international law by C.Veena

LAW 409: Moot Court & Debating:

Civil and Criminal Litigation, advocacy training on case law, debating on contemporary issue, oral presentation.

LAW 410: Trial and Advocacy Training
Choice of Forum, Drafting of pleadings: various forms of plaints and written statement, Trial advocacy: skill, opening statement, examination in chief, cross examination, closing argument; Mock trial;       Appellate advocacy; External‑ship; court visit for student.

Choice of Forum, Drafting of pleadings: drafting of FIR/complaint and bail petition; Trial advocacy: skill, opening statement, examination in chief, cross examination, closing argument; Mock trial; Appellate advocacy;       External‑ship.

LAW 411: Legal Drafting & Professional Ethics
Law and principles of Drafting and Conveyancing, Distinction between Deeds and other Documents, Sale of Immovable Property: Essentials of a sale, How to Prepare a sale Deed, How to Prepare a contract for sale Deed (Bayna Nama). Mortgage: Essentials of a Mortgage, How to prepare a Mortgage Deed. Lease: Essentials of a lease, How to prepare a Lease Deed. Exchange of Properties: Essentials of a Exchange, How to prepare an Exchange Deed. Gift or Hiba: Essentials of a gift or Hiba, How to prepare a Gift or Hiba Deed. Waqf or Trust: Essentials of a Waqf or Trust, How to prepare a Waqf or Trust deed. Will or Wasiyat: Essentials of a Will or Wasiyat, How to prepare a Will Deed or Wasiyat Nama. Power of Attorney: Essential of power of Attorney, How to prepare a power of Attorney. Notice: Different kinds of Notice, How to prepare different kinds of Notice.

FIR, General Diary, Bail Petition, Hajira Petition, Time Petition, Naraji Petition, Memorandum of Appeal, Revision.

Petition under Section 241A of the Cr.P.C., Petition of Complaint, drafting under section 561 Cr.P.C., drafting under section 491 Cr.P.C. (detention), drafting under section 526 Cr.P.C., drafting under section 528 Cr.P.C.,

Books Recommended:

  1. N S Bindra: Law of Conveyancing, Draftsman and Interpretation of Deeds
  2. Mogha: Law of Pleading, Eastern Law House, 16th Edition, 2002
  3. De souza: Conveyancing, Eastern Law House, 13th Edition, 2004
  4. Murali Monohar: The art of Conveyancing and Pleading, Eastern Law House,2nd Edition, 2004
  5. Hargopal: Indian Draftsman, Guide to Legal Drafting, Universal Pub. Co. 2003.
  6. GM. Kothari: Principles & Precedents of the Law of Conveyancing, Draftsman & Interpretation of Deeds & Documents
  7. A S Ramchandran Rao: Modern Commercial Draftsman, Eastern Book Co. 1989
  8. M Mirza: Power of Attorney Act, 1882, Lahore Law Times, 2002
  9. Majumder: Law relating to Notices, Eastern Law Housw, 2002
  10. Abbey and Richards: A Practical Approach to Conveyancing, First Indian Reprint, Universial Law Publishing Co.
  11. N R Madhava Menon (Ed): The Legal Profession, Bar Council of Indian Trust, new Delhi, 1984

LAW 412: Legal Research Methodology and Effective Writing

Context of Legal research, legal language and legal writing methodologies of legal research design and structure of research, reference style, finding sources of legal research structure and interpretation of statutes empirical tools: case studies, questionnaire survey and interviewing sampling and analysis of data, critical and forms of legal reasoning.
Introduction to Legal Research, Objectives of research, Importance and Scope of Research in Law, Types of Research, Tools and Methodologies of Research, Meaning of research, objectives of research, Process of legal research, Case Law Research, Legislative Research, Observation, Social Survey; Sampling, Questionnaire, Rules of Citation, Report writing.

Book Reference:

  1. H N Tewari, Legal Research Methodology
  2. Indian Law Institute, Legal Research
  3. Bonita, Roberts & Linda, Legal Research Guide: Patterns and Practice, Contemporary Legal Education Series
  4. Marjorie D Rombauer, Legal Problem Solving Analysis, Research and Writing
  5. Myneni, Legal Research Methodology
  6. Jacobstein, Mersky and Dunn, Fundamentals of Legal Research
  7. Kunz and others, The Process of Legal Research
  8. Olson, Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It
  9. Cohen and Olson, Legal Research in a Nutshell
  10. C R Kothari, Research Methodology
  11. Gretrude Block, Effective Legal Writing
  12. Alan L Drowsy, The Little Book on Legal Writing
  13. Dr. M Zainul Abedin. A Handbook of Research 2nd ed. 2005 Dhaka.
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