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LEGAL STUDIES-317 
 
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PART UNIT  
I Judiciary i. Structure and Hierarchy of Courts and Legal Offices in India 
ii. Constitution, Roles and Impartiality 
iii. Appointments, Trainings, Retirement and Removal of Judges 
iv. Courts and Judicial Review 
II Topics of Law i. Law of Property 
ii. Law of Contracts 
iii. Law of Torts 
iv. Introduction to Criminal Laws in India 
  
III Arbitration, 
Tribunal 
Adjunction, 
and 
Alternative 
Dispute 
Resolution 
i. Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems 
ii. Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution 
iii. Types of ADR 
iv. Arbitration, Administrative, Tribunals 
v. Mediation and Conciliation 
vi. Lok Adalats 
vii. Ombudsman 
viii. Lokpal and Lokayukta 
         
IV Human 
Rights in 
India 
i. Introduction – International Context 
ii. Constitutional framework and Related laws in India 
iii. Complaint Mechanisms of Quasi-judicial Bodies 
V Legal 
Profession in 
India 
Introduction 
The Advocates Act, 1961, The Bar Council of India, Lawyers and Professional 
Ethics, Advertising by Lawyers, Opportunities for Law graduates, Legal 
Education in India, Liberalization of the Legal 
Profession, Women and the Legal Profession in India 
VI Legal 
Services 
i. Legal background – Free Legal Aid under Criminal law, Legal Aid by 
the State, Legal Aid under the Indian Constitution, NALSA Regulations, 
2010 
ii. Criteria for giving free Legal Services 
iii. Lok Adalats 
iv. Legal Aid in Context of Social Justice and Human Rights 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
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LEGAL STUDIES-317 
 
2 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                   
PART UNIT  
I Judiciary i. Structure and Hierarchy of Courts and Legal Offices in India 
ii. Constitution, Roles and Impartiality 
iii. Appointments, Trainings, Retirement and Removal of Judges 
iv. Courts and Judicial Review 
II Topics of Law i. Law of Property 
ii. Law of Contracts 
iii. Law of Torts 
iv. Introduction to Criminal Laws in India 
  
III Arbitration, 
Tribunal 
Adjunction, 
and 
Alternative 
Dispute 
Resolution 
i. Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems 
ii. Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution 
iii. Types of ADR 
iv. Arbitration, Administrative, Tribunals 
v. Mediation and Conciliation 
vi. Lok Adalats 
vii. Ombudsman 
viii. Lokpal and Lokayukta 
         
IV Human 
Rights in 
India 
i. Introduction – International Context 
ii. Constitutional framework and Related laws in India 
iii. Complaint Mechanisms of Quasi-judicial Bodies 
V Legal 
Profession in 
India 
Introduction 
The Advocates Act, 1961, The Bar Council of India, Lawyers and Professional 
Ethics, Advertising by Lawyers, Opportunities for Law graduates, Legal 
Education in India, Liberalization of the Legal 
Profession, Women and the Legal Profession in India 
VI Legal 
Services 
i. Legal background – Free Legal Aid under Criminal law, Legal Aid by 
the State, Legal Aid under the Indian Constitution, NALSA Regulations, 
2010 
ii. Criteria for giving free Legal Services 
iii. Lok Adalats 
iv. Legal Aid in Context of Social Justice and Human Rights 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
LEGAL STUDIES-317 
 
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VII Internatio nal 
Context 
i. Introduction to International Law 
ii. Sources of International Law – 
Treaties, Customs and ICJ Decisions 
iii. International Institutions, International Human Rights 
iv. Customary International Law 
v. International law & Municipal Law 
vi. International Law & India 
vii. Dispute Resolution – ICJ, ICC and Other Dispute Resolution 
Mechanisms 
     VIII Legal Maxims 
 
Important Legal Maxims. 
Meaning with illustrations of the following: 
- Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea 
- Ad valorem 
- Amicus Curiae 
- Audi alterem partum 
- Assentio Mentium 
- Bona fide 
- Bona Vacantia 
- Caveat Emptor 
- Corpus Delicto 
- Damnum Sine Injuria 
- De Die in Diem 
- De Minimis Lex Non Curat 
- Doli Incapax 
- Ejusdem Generis 
- Ex Post Facto 
- Ignorantia Facti Excusat – Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat 
- Injuria Sine Damnum 
- Locus Standi 
- Nemo Debet Esse Judex in Propria Sua Causa 
- Nemo debt non quad habit 
- Noscitur a Sociis 
- Obiter Dicta 
- Pari Materia 
- Per Incuriam 
- Qui Facit Per Alium, Facit Per Se 
- Quid pro quo 
- Ratio Decidendi 
- Res ipsa loquitur 
- Res Judicata Accipitur Pro Veritate 
- Salus Populi Est Suprema Lex 
- Stare Decisis 
- Ubi Jus Ibi Remedium 
 
 
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1. What is the exam syllabus for Legal Studies at CUET?
Ans. The exam syllabus for Legal Studies at CUET includes subjects such as Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, and International Law. It also covers topics like Legal Research and Writing, Legal Ethics, and Legal Reasoning.
2. How can I access the CUET exam syllabus for Legal Studies?
Ans. You can access the CUET exam syllabus for Legal Studies on the official website of CUET or the respective department's webpage. The syllabus is usually available in the academic section or under the Legal Studies program.
3. Are there any specific textbooks recommended for the CUET Legal Studies exam?
Ans. While there may not be specific textbooks recommended for the CUET Legal Studies exam, it is advisable to refer to authoritative sources and textbooks on the subjects covered in the syllabus. Some popular textbooks in the field of Legal Studies include "Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies" by Erwin Chemerinsky and "Criminal Law and Procedure" by John M. Scheb.
4. What are the important topics to focus on for the CUET Legal Studies exam?
Ans. Some important topics to focus on for the CUET Legal Studies exam include the principles of constitutional law, contract formation and enforceability, elements of criminal law, principles of administrative law, and the basics of international law. It is also essential to have a good understanding of legal research methods and legal ethics.
5. Are there any sample question papers available for the CUET Legal Studies exam?
Ans. Yes, sample question papers for the CUET Legal Studies exam may be available on the official website of CUET or in the library. These sample papers can provide you with an idea of the exam pattern, types of questions asked, and help you practice for the actual exam. It is recommended to solve these papers to gauge your preparation level.
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