LLM in Criminal Law and Justice
Duration : 2 years
Modules offered in the First Year:
1) Criminal Law Cases & Materials (100 Marks):
- A critical study on the existing criminal legislation
- Knowledge on the jurisprudence of criminal law & justice develop by the supreme court of Nepal along with cross reference of other countries
2) Forensic Jurisprudence (50 Marks):
- Impart knowledge on Material evidence rather than confessions.
- Generate resource persons and professionals with the idea of Forensic Sciences.
- Help students to advocate for ‘victims of crime’ on the basis of Material evidences
- Provide a platform for strengthening the continuous reforms and improvements in the Criminal Justice System
3) Juvenile Justice (Children in conflict with law) (50 Marks):
- Provide a platform for competent and continuous study on the problem relating to ‘children in conflict with law’ and their accessibility to Justice.
- Promote advocacy on rights of children, divergent method of solving disputes and the methods of rehabilitation
- Involve students in reforms and improvements of the ‘Nepalese Justice system in relation to children’
4) Comparative Study of Legal Systems (100 Marks):
- To help students critically understand the tenets and trends of various legal systems, and thus prepare them to develop critical analysis of concepts and principles of laws.
- To impart knowledge on theoretical base of the Nepalese system, and thus develop it as a viable system to address the needs.
5) Legal Research (100 Marks):
- To help students develop critical knowledge of fundamental concepts, elements and processes of legal research,
- To help them develop research based professionalism,
- To encourage involvement in multi-faceted research of laws, and
- To help thereby development of laws and justice in Nepal.
Modules offered in the Second Year:
1) Criminology & Penology (100 Marks):
- Impart knowledge on different theories of crime by conducting research on the exploration of crime problem and prevention thereon
- Develop a critical approach on the prevailing penal practices and explore alternatives to prison systems of Nepal
- Introduce the ‘Victimological approach’ in our Justice System, promote ‘Victim-support schemes’ by identifying the areas for this purpose.
2) Fair Trial (Int’l Human Rights Law in relation to criminal procedure) (100 Marks):
- Impact a comprehensive & analytical knowledge on ‘international minimum human rights standards’in relation to criminal proceedings.
- Enables the students to have a critical knowledge on evaluation of the existing pre-trial,trial & post-trial criminal justice system of Nepal.
- Enables the students to involve in continuous research in criminal justice system from human rights perspectives.
3) White Collar Crime
- Impart knowledge on new forms of crime
- Develop a critical approach on the prevailing penal practices and explore alternatives to prevent white Collar Crime.