OPJS University offers the 5 year integrated Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (BA.LLB (Hons)) Programme since its year of inception in 2014. Through a combination of courses in arts and law subjects, the Programme is designed in keeping with the latest Bar Council of India rules and the University Grants Commission prescriptions and aims at fostering a culture of scholarship and academic excellence amongst the students.
Eligibility: 10+2 & LSAT—India examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks.
The B.A. LL.B (Hons) Curriculum at OPJS University consists of compulsory and elective courses of maximum one semester’s strength. The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every student gains a sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the law, as well as satisfying applicable requirements for admission to practice; the elective courses provide an opportunity to develop particular interests and to deepen understanding.
Each full semester course is worth 4 credits (with the exception of electives worth 4 to 1 credits), with 40 credits per year being the minimum full-time load adopted by the University. The normal full-time load in each semester is therefore 20 credits. Students may choose to take on a higher load subject to the prior consent of the Office of Academic Affairs. In no event shall the load for any semester be in excess of 28 credits.
In order to be awarded a B.A. LL.B (Hons) degree, students must be awarded no less than 208 credits in total, distributed as follows:
Students may be awarded credits for undertaking co-curricular activities which allow them to develop legal reasoning skills and enhance their understanding of the law. Credits earned on account of permissible co-curricular activity will count towards the total 208 credits required to be awarded a B.A. LL.B (Hons.) degree.
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Students are offered a number of elective courses from their third year of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management. Successful completion of electives will lead to the awarding of credits, which are ascertained per elective, based on the number of instructional hours. For example, a three credit course will have at least three hours of classroom lectures per week and one or more hours of tutorial instruction per week.
Further, a number of elective courses at the various schools of the University are open for cross-registration.
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OPJS University has entered into multiple MoUs and collaborations to facilitate internships and placements for OPJS students and graduates. OPJS University also has extensive ties within government, businesses, and civil society, which are used to assist in placing our students and graduates. Our graduating students have opted for diverse careers in organizations ranging from law firms, corporates, senior counsels, think-tanks, start-ups, and public policy organizations, among others.
A large number of students also chose to pursue higher studies abroad for which many partner universities of OPJS University offered generous scholarships to the students. OPJS University has MoUs and academic partnerships with International and top Indian law firms, including White & Case, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, FoxMandal Little, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Nishith Desai Associates, Economic Laws Practice, Khaitan & Co., Vaish Associates and Trilegal to facilitate internships and placements for students.
The school also has a Committee of International Lawyers (J-CIL), a New York based association of practising lawyers from leading law firms worldwide, who are committed to helping OPJS provide advice and career counseling for students and graduates.