Doctor of Law LLD: Syllabus, Career and Course Structure


LLD: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Name Doctor of Law
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Duration 3 years
Stream L.L.D.
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility L.L.M.
Admission Process Merit obtained at the level of LLM, entrance tests and interviews in case of some institutes
Average Course Fee INR 5K to 5 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 4 to 20 Lacs
Top Recruiting Areas Corporate Firms, Law Institutions, Legal Consultancy, Law Enforcement Agencies, Courts or Judiciary

LLD: Syllabus and Course Structure

A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.

Course 1 Course 2
Research Methodology Constitutional Law (Part A) and Jurisprudence (Part B)
Nature of Research – An Introduction Part A
What is Research Constitutional Law
Relevance of Legal Research Preamble
Objective of Legal Research Fundamental Rights and Duties
Need for Legal Research and Importance of inter-disciplinary approach Directive Principles of State Policy
Significance of Legal Research in India Judiciary
Legal Research as a profession in India Executive
Types of Research Union State Legislative Relations
Doctrinal or Traditional Research Emergency Provisions
Non-doctrinal or Empirical Research Amendment to the Constitution of India
Descriptive and Analytical Research Writ Jurisdiction
Applied and Fundamental Research Part B
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Jurisprudence
Law Reform Research Nature and Source of Law
Historical Research. Positivism, Natural Law Theory, Sociological Jurisprudence
Sociological Research Rights and Duties
Research Processes Concepts of Possession and Ownership
Identification of Research Problems Judicial Process and Social Transformation
Review of Literature Judicial Activism
Selection of a Research Problem Social Justice
Formulation of a Hypothesis Empowerment of women
Research Design Course 3
Hypothesis Seminars/Presentations in the areas of Specialization (Optional)
Methods of Investigation and tools for collection of data Options for areas of Specialization
Primary Data method Public International Law
Experimental and Participatory/ Scientific Method Law of Contracts: General Principles
Case Study Method Law of Torts
Survey Method Law of Crimes: General principles
Discussion Method Environmental Law
Observation Method Cyber Law
Interview Method IPR
Mail Survey Method Family Law
Questionnaire (Open ended and Close ended) Human Rights
Pilot Study Method Business Law
Secondary Data Method Any other area/ topic as per the requirement
Case Law Method
Cumulative Record Cards
Tabulation and Evaluation of Data
Advantages and Limitations of Sampling
Theoretical basis of Sampling
Probability and Non- Probability Sampling
Classifications of sampling
Simple Random Sampling
Stratified Sampling
Cluster Sampling
Systematic Sampling
Non- random sampling
Purposive Sampling
Convenience Sampling
Judgment Sampling
Sampling and Non- Sampling Error
Analysis and Interpretation of Data
Application of Content Analysis in Legal Research
Analysis of aggregate Data
Data Interpretation
Legal input Analysis, the ideal and the practicable
Data Processing- Summarizing of data, Codification and Tabulation
Writing a Research Report- Types, Contents and steps involved in drafting of a Report
Scientific Tools in Research
Use of SPSS and other packages in Legal research
Avoiding/Detecting plagiarism
Writing the research report/Bibliography/Presentation styles

LLD: Career Prospects

LLD offers useful preparation for several different careers. The first of these is academic work, such as in academic journals, doctrinal examination, observational research, and other options are NGOs, government organizations, doctrinal or empirical research etc.







Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job Title Job Description Average Annual Salary in INR
Law Professor Law Professors are former lawyers that are involved in the career of teaching prospective advocates of justice. 11,50,000 – 45,60,000
Legal Researcher Legal Researchers conduct research in aspects of law, in support of an organization or individual, involving the express purpose of advancing learning in a specific zone of law. 9,80,005 – 23,40,000
Judge Judges review authentic briefs, conflicts and evidence presented by the obstruction and the arraignment (criminal law cases) of all kinds of cases. They offer assistance and to juries and direct them in their commitments and obligations. 12,00,000 – 34,00,000

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