(Revised Three Year LL.B. Degree Course)

These Regulations may be called as "the Karnataka State Law University's Regulations Governing the Three Year LL. B. Degree Course in Law".

These Regulations extend to all University Law Colleges, Departments of Studies in Law and all affiliated Law Colleges within the jurisdiction of the Kamataka State Law University which are accorded permission to start Three Year Degree Course in Law.


These Regulations shall come into force from the beginning of the academic year 2009-10.


In these Regulations, the expressions, "University", "University Area", "College", "Affiliated College", "Department", "Department of Studies", "Post Graduate Department", "Post Graduate Department of Studies", "Teachers", "University", "University Area", "University College" and "Principal" bear the same meaning/s as assigned under Section 2 of the Karnataka State Law University Act, 2009.

  THE COURSE & DURATION                    

(a) LL. B. Three Year degree course shall be of three years' duration spread over six semesters.

(b) Each Academic Year shall be divided into two Semesters.

(c) Each Semester shall consist of 18 weeks.

(d) The papers and the syllabus shall be as given in the Schedule appended to these Regulations.


(a) Instructions and training for the course shall be not less than 30 class-hours per week including tutorials, moot room exercise and seminars provided there shall be atleast 24 lecture hours per week.

(b) There shall be for each paper four class hours of one hour duration each and one hour of tutorial/moot court/project work per week.

(c) Each registered student shall have completed minimum of 12 weeks of internship during the entire period of legal studies under NGO, Trial and Appellate Advocates, Judiciary, Legal Regulatory authorities, Legislatures and Parliament, other Legal Functionaries, Market Institutions, Law Firms, Companies and Local Self Government.

(d) The internship in any year cannot be for a continuous period of more than Four Weeks and all students shall at least gone through once in the entire academic period with Trial and Appellate Advocates.

(e) Each students shall keep internship diary in the form stipulated by the University and the same shall be evaluated by the Guide in Internship and also a Core Faculty member of the staff each time. The total marks shall be assessed in the Final Semester of the course in the 4th Clinical paper as stipulated under the Schedule appended to these Regulations.

A College or Department shall be deemed to be working whole time if the working time of the College or University Department extends to at least eight hours continuously on every working day comprising of class room teaching of four periods, each'period being of one hour duration and the remaining four hours devoted to clinical, curricular and co-curricular activities.


(a) An applicant who has graduated in any discipline of knowledge from a University established by an Act of Parliament or by a State Legislature or an equivalent national institution recognised as a Deemed to be University or Foreign University recognised as equivalent to the status of an Indian University by an authority competent to declare equivalence, may apply for three year degree course in law leading to the conferment of LL.B. degree on successful completion of the regular programme conducted under these Regulations.

(b) Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination shall not be below 45% (44.5% and above shall be treated as 45%) of total marks in case of general category applicants and 40% of total marks in case of SC and ST applicants.

(c) Maximum age for seeking admission is limited to thirty years in case of general category of applicants and to thirty five years in the case of applicants from SC, ST and other backward communities as on 15th June.


Admission to the course shall be made strictly on the basis of the merit.•
Provided that while making admission to the course reservation policy of the Government of Karnataka governing admission to higher educational institutions issued from time to time shall be applied.


(a) No College or Department of Studies in Law authorised to impart education in the LL.B. degree course shall admit more than 60 students in one division.

(b) The University shall reserve the right to prescribe the number of divisions in each Law College or the Department of Studies in Law.


Candidate seeking admission to the LL. B. degree course and those admitted to such course shall pay the tuition and other fees as prescribed by the University from time to time.


(a) Candidates admitted to the LL. B. course shall have to attend 06 Semester courses spread over 3 years.

(b) In each Semester, the students shall have to study the courses prescribed by the University in these Regulations.

(c) The course descriptions shall be, as set out from time to time, in the Schedule.


In the LL. B. degree course shall be English. However, the examinees shall have the option to answer the question papers in the examination either in English or in Kannada.


No student shall be permitted to appear for the end-of-semester examination in a given course unless he/she has, to the satisfaction of the course teacher, fulfilled the course requirements and has put in not less than 70% attendance in the course concerned.

Provided that a student who has attended not less than 65% of classes in each of the subjects prescribed may be permitted to keep the term for reasons to be recorded in writing and to the satisfaction of the Principal of the College or the Dean of the Faculty as the case may be.


(a) Every student shall be promoted to the next higher class irrespective of the fact that he has failed in any of the papers prescribed for the study.

(b) Students are required to successfully complete the entire course within six years from admission to the course.


A student shall be eligible for the award of the LL. B. (Bachelor of Laws) Degree after he/she has successfully completed all the prescribed courses in all the semesters and provided his or her character and conduct are found to be satisfactory during the course.


The award of classes shall be as under:

a) 70% and more                                       First Class with Distinction

b) 60% and above but less than 70%       First Class

c) 50% and above but less than 60%       Second Class

d) 40% and above but less than 50%       Pass Class


If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Regulation the Vice Chancellor may by order of notification do anything which appears to him necessary for the purpose of removing the difficulty.
Every such order so notified shall as soon as may be after its notification, be laid before the Academic Council and Syndicate for approval.

(a) Any Regulation existing hereinbefore governing the 3 years LL.B. course stand repealed.

(b) Any action, decision or direction taken or directed by the University under any Rule or Regulation in force at any time earlier than this Regulation coming into force, shall be valid, binding on the institutions and remain in force notwithstanding anything contained in this Regulation.
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