Legal studies was introduced as an Academic Elective subject by CBSE in 2013. The main objective of the course is to provide students a background of the evolution of the Indian legal system.
The curriculum of Legal Studies is designed to provide exposure on various systems of law such as Common Law, Civil Law, Hindu Law, Islamic Law as law is the one of the most fundamental part of our constitution.
LEGAL STUDIES SYLLABUS FOR CLASS 12
Topics in Law
Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternate Dispute Resolution
Human Rights in India
Legal Profession in India
Project (Based on Syllabus)
DESIGN OF THE QUESTION PAPER
CLASS XI and XII (2022-23)
Time : 3 Hours
Max. Marks: 80
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Remembering and Understanding
Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers. Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas
Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way.
Analysing, Evaluating and Creating:
Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support, generalizations, Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria. Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions
- No chapter wise Care to be taken to cover all the chapters.
- Suitable internal variations may be made for generating various
There will be no overall choice in the question paper. However, 33% internal choices will be given in all the sections.
A Project based internal assessment of twenty marks will be done as indicated above.
LEGAL STUDIES SAMPLE PAPER 2019-2020
LEGAL EDUCATION IN INDIA
The “Law Commission of India” decided to set up a University for Law Education to raise the academic standard of the legal profession in India in the year 1985. After that, the first law University in India got formed in Bangalore, which was named as the “National Law School of India University”.
The Law degree started in India in the year 1987 as a three-year programme granted under the Advocate Act, 1961. Note the BCI (Bar Council of India) is the chief regulatory body of our Law education.
HIGHER STUDY OPTIONS IN LEGAL STUDIES AFTER 10+2
UNDER GRADUATE COURSES
- Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
- Integrated degrees – B.A. LL.B.
- Integrated degrees – B.Sc. LL.B.
- Integrated degrees – BBA LLB.
- Integrated degrees – B.Com LL.B
POST GRADUATE COURSES
- Master of Laws (LL.M.)
- Master of Business Law
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM