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LLM Environment and Natural Resources Law and Infrastructure and Business Law - TERI School of Advanced Studies
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LLM (LLM programme with specialisation in Environment and Natural Resources Law and Infrastructure and Business Law)

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Programme overview

Environmental laws and Infrastructure laws are two emerging fields in legal practice. There is a dearth of qualified legal professionals in both these fields. It is in this context that TERI SAS offers a one year LL.M. programme with specialisation in Environment and Natural Resources Law and Infrastructure and Business Law. This One Year LL.M programme will be offered under the auspices of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies through the Department of Policy Studies.

Environment and Natural Resources Law

The primary focus of LL.M. specializing in Environment and Natural Resources Law stream is to understand how the legal framework can reorient economic activity towards sustainability. This reorientation can happen in different ways like prohibiting or regulating environmentally damaging activities, assigning liability for environmental harms, clearly defining property rights, and providing adequate incentives for benign environmental activities. The course will also address the principles of allocation of natural resources according to the concepts of due process of law and equity. This specialization offers a broad range of introductory and specialized courses.

Infrastructure and Business Law

LL.M. with specialization in Infrastructure and Business Law will address the policies and laws relating to major sectors viz., transport (including railways and civil aviation), energy, telecommunications, urban infrastructure, and water. The purpose of this specialization stream is to provide an insight into the fundamental legal concepts relating to business in general and various infrastructure sectors in particular including the issues involved in the development, financing, and management of projects. The programme will address issues relating to public–private partnership in detail.

Programme Highlights

  • Courses designed in consultation with industry and focusing on national and international developments
  • Courses aimed at balancing theoretical rigour and practical application
  • Wide variety of optional courses taught by legal professionals
  • Large number of guest lectures by practitioners and industry experts.
  • Skills development through research assignments, group-work, moot courts and seminars
  • Pedagogical tools used are classroom lectures, case studies, moot courts, seminars, term papers, etc. A lot of emphasis is given to improving writing skills and team work.

Why study LL.M. at TERI SAS?

LL.M. degree prepares a candidate to become a teacher, researcher, litigating lawyer or a corporate lawyer. An inter-disciplinary perspective is required at this level and the course curriculum and pedagogy offered by TERI SAS correspond to the needs of such an interdisciplinary learning. TERI SAS has been offering courses in law in various programmes over time. In addition, a number of short term programmes in law have been successfully organised in the recent past. The research projects at TERI and TERI SAS have focused on legal issues in an interdisciplinary setting. These reports are good starting points for classroom discussions.

Career Prospects

Infrastructure laws and Environmental laws are two emerging fields in legal practice. An LL.M. with specialization in either of these fields would open up opportunities in

  • Litigation
  • Corporate Practice
  • Teaching and Research

Student Exposure

  • Three-Day Capacity Buidling Programme on Electricity Law, Reforms and Practice

    TERI SAS organized a threeday capacity-building programme on ‘Electricity Law, Reforms and Practice’ in partnership with Hemant Sahai Associates (HSA) from 01 to 03 September 2016. Thirty participants from various state electricity regulatory commissions, public and private power sector utilities, lawyers and legal advisors and researchers attended the programme

  • Certificate course on "Nuclear Energy and Law"

    5 day certificate programme held (6-11 March 2017) in TERI SAS in association with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), a technical study trip to the Narora Nuclear Power Plant in UP is planned. The trip is only for Indian nationals.

  • 3 day Litigation Clinic for law students and young lawyers

    3 Day, Skill Building workshop on the Art and Practice of Trial, Corporate and Environmental Litigation was held in TERI SAS on 20-22 October 2016 .

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