Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Unitedworld School of Law

One Year LL.M. Programme

Legal education has undergone a sea change in past few decades in India. However, curriculum and structure wise two changes are most important. A first major change was the evolution of five-year integrated law course which received wide popularity and acceptability with the establishment of the National Law University in Bangalore.

A second change was restructuring of LL.M. Degree programme in India. It was in 2013 that the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved the introduction of one year LL.M. programme in Indian Universities after the Round Table on Legal Education set up by the Ministry of Human Resource and Human Development (MHRD) recommended introduction of one year LL.M. programme.

It is in line with this major shift in post graduate legal studies, the Unitedworld School of Law of Karnavati University is offering a one year LL.M. programme. To build upon the foundation of LL.B. Degree and enable specialization for the LL.M. candidates in line with the market demand for certain types of law courses, we are offering specialization in the fields of Human Rights, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Criminal and Security Law.

Human Rights have always been the matter of great interest for the students who have academic bent of mind in the public International Law. Recurring civil war and refugee problems in every part of the globe, gender issues, cases of exploitation of women and children and environmental concerns further raise the importance of this subject in an unprecedented manner. The field of Corporate Law on the other hand attracts the group of students who seeks opportunities in corporate sectors. The rapid industrialization, complexities of the corporate related matters, competition, investment, banking and insurance sector, international trade and corporate governance have raised the opportunities of job manifold after specialization in this branch of law.  We are also cognizant of the growing demand in the field of Intellectual Property Law. This field of law is constantly developing and needs greater inputs from the legal professionals. Hence, there is a rising demand of intellectual property law practitioners. Therefore, this field of law remains to be a major attraction for the candidates seeking admission to LL.M. degree programme. Besides, the field of Criminal and Security Law has also seen exponential growth over the years both in terms of expansion of the jurisprudence in this field of law as well its practitioners. Hence, in keeping with the popular market demand to deal with mounting cases of White-Collar crimes at national and international level, issues of victim’s protection, sentencing policy and many others, we are offering a fourth specialization in criminal and security law.

At UWSL, we are committed to provide a comprehensive and holistic environment for effectively pursuing specializations at LL.M. Our rich library in physical from as well as in database form is a testimony and reflection of this promise to ensure truly holistic environment of building upon the foundation of LL.B. in the one year LL.M. degree programme.

Admission Process 2019

Unitedworld School of Law, Uvarsad, Gandhinagar offers a one year LL.M programme with the following specializations:

  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Criminal Law and Security Law
  • Human Rights Law
Duration:One Year (Full Time)
Sanctioned Intake:60 students
Medium of Instruction:English
Pattern of Programme:Semester Pattern:
2 Semesters (Total)

Three or Five Year LL.B Degree from any Indian or Foreign University recognized by the UGC with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade [45% for SC/ST Candidates]. Candidates who have appeared for the final year LL.B examination may also apply.


Entrance Examination: Admission will be based on merit prepared based on entrance examination and personal interview.  

Admission will be based on merit prepared based on entrance examination and personal interview.  

  1. Karnavati University – Law Aptitude Test (KU-LAT) This written test comprises of objective type written test (100 questions) to assess the teaching aptitude, research aptitude, legal aptitude and basic legal knowledge. It includes questions from the following areas: Research Methodology, Legal Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Human Rights, Corporate Law (Contract Act, Companies Act), Intellectual Property Law , Criminal Law, Family Law and Environmental Law (70% weightage). Duration of the examination is 2 hours.
  2. Statement of purpose, Curriculum Vitae and personal interview (30% Weightage )


(a) Application Fee Rs. 2,000

(b) Tuition Fee Rs 2,00,000 per annum (Rs. 1,00,000 per semester) Subject to yearly revision 

APPLICATION FORM: Application forms can be downloaded from Karnavati University website


  • Last date for the submission of application: June 12, 2020
  • KU-LAT 2019 Examination: June 13, 2020
  • Result Date: June 20, 2020
  • Tentative Class Commencement Date : July 14, 2020

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