Master of Laws | TU

The Master of Law or LLM is a two-year program that is offered under the Faculty of Law at Tribhuvan University (TU). This degree was introduced in the year 1997 A.D. at Nepal Law Campus. This program was designed with the motive of providing excellence in the field of law. In the first year, there are three compulsory subjects, and students have to choose one among the six optional subjects. The same holds true for the second year, which also includes thesis writing. These optional subjects are known as specialized subjects. The six optional subjects are constitutional law, commercial law, international law, criminal law, environmental law, and refugee law.

Objectives of Master of Laws

The major objectives of a Master of Law program(LLM) are:

  1. To produce graduates who have the ability to independently learn, analyze, and conduct research on various legal topics.
  2. To generate graduates who have proficiency and knowledge to advocate at the international level.
  3. To develop professionals specializing in business and corporate law.
  4. To produce legal professionals with strong morals, ethics, and values, enabling them to impart positive messages in society, the community, and the country.

Admission Requirements in Master of Laws

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

  1. Interested candidates must have passed a Bachelor's in Law from a board/college or university recognized by Tribhuvan University(TU).
  2. A total of 14 seats are reserved in this program for different categories, including 3 seats for women, 3 seats for indigenous nationalities, 2 seats for Madhesi, 1 seat for Dalit, 1 seat for differently-abled candidates, 3 seats for foreign nationals, and 1 seat for backward areas.
  3. Candidates willing to pursue Masters of Law degree offered by Tribhuvan University must undergo an entrance exam, except for foreign nationals.

Entrance Exam for Master of Law Degree:

  1. The language of the entrance exam is optional, allowing candidates to choose between English and Nepali.
  2. The exam is worth 100 marks, with a total time of 3 hours.
  3. Out of the total marks of 100, 50 marks are allocated for objective questions, with a time limit of 50 minutes.
  4. Out of the total marks of 100, 50 marks are allocated for subjective questions, with a time limit of 2 hours and 10 minutes. (Long answer question: 1*20, short question: 2*10, short notes: 2*5, time: 2 hours and 10 minutes).
  5. The merit list is published based on the marks obtained in the entrance exam.

Career and Scope

Law and order are one of the most important prerequisites in the lives of human beings and for the prosperity of a nation. Today's world is full of chaos, violence, and inequality. In each conflict, people need a lawyer to advocate in favor of their interests. There are hundreds of corporate houses and big industries that hire lawyers to settle disputes. One can work as a teacher, researcher, journalist, TV anchor, legal analyst, legal adviser, etc. by pursuing Master of Law degree. A good lawyer has boundless opportunities everywhere and can live the life of a celebrity.