Environmental law is now an integral part of any project, initiatives and services, taken up by businesses, NGOs and governments across the world. It helps create regulatory structures for environmental management and helps manage, supress, control, and limit detrimental environmental impacts. The LL.M. programme covers subjects like Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change and will benefit law graduates who would like to develop specialised legal knowledge to tackle global challenges such as climate change and energy access. The energy component will include legal and technical aspects of the entire gamut, from the mining of raw materials to generation (in case of electricity), transmission and distribution. Legal professionals working in the area of environment will benefit from a specialised Masters Programme in Environmental Law in terms of enhancing their knowledge in the field and building their existing careers.
As an advanced degree offered jointly by the WWF and the JGLS, this programme is designed to provide a thorough grounding in critical as well as emerging issues surrounding environmental and climate change. The specialisation integrates Indian with global perspectives on aspects of national and international environmental law, climate change and energy issues, and emphasizes on international, transnational and comparative approach to study the subject. The intensive curriculum provides students an opportunity to study a number of carefully selected courses on contemporary topics in national and international environmental laws. Our teaching pedagogy ensures that students studying this specialization develop a range of skills and perspectives that are essential to succeed in a highly competitive professional and academic environment. Many of our courses will be taught by leading scholars and accomplished international and domestic practitioners. We ensure high faculty- student ratio and better interactive learning atmosphere
LL.M. in Environmental Law, Energy & Climate Change is a 28-credit programme including core, foundational and elective courses. All students must complete the required credits in order to receive the LL.M. degree. As a compulsory requirement, LL.M. students need to write a dissertation of 10,000–12,000 words.
|CORE COURSES ( 3 & 2 CREDITS)||SPECIALISED COURSES||Specialised Courses|
|Legal Research Methodology||National Environmental Laws||Field Study|
|Law and Justice in a Globalizing World||Climate Change Governance|
|Comparative Public Law and Systems of Governance||Renewable Energy Development in India|
|Adaptation to Climate Change|
|Energy Laws and Policies|
|International Environmental Law|
|Dissertation (3 credits)|
The electives mentioned above are merely indicative and may vary from year to year depending on the availability of faculty members, their research interests, and the number of students opting for an elective course. It may not be possible to offer every course listed above. With permission, it is possible to take up to two modules external to your programme, as optional choices.