Introduction

LLM is an abbreviation of Latin Legum Magister which means Masters in Law. LLM is a postgraduate degree which has got recognition at an international level.  It is a degree that upgrades the lawyers or advocates in a nation. It sharpens the personality of an individual in the legal field with the supplement of necessary attributes in being a lawyer. The students who have completed their BA LLB ( Bachelors of Arts, Bachelors in Law) or LLB (bachelors in law) approaches for their course after their graduation or completion of bachelors in the legal field. LLM offers the students with career advancement opportunity and allocates their field as international, criminal, corporate and so on. With this, we can say that the degree specializes the lawyers in their field. 

Some of the major components or specialization that LLM degree has to offer for the graduates are mentioned below:

  • Elder law
  • Intellectual property
  • Estate planning
  • Sports law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate law
  • Forensic justice
  • Air and space law
  • Agriculture and food law
  • Entertainment, arts, and sports
  • Human rights
  • Energy/ environmental law
  • Taxation

Objectives

The main objective of the course is to produce efficient managers in the legal field on the country. Here are the few objectives of the course:

  • To make the early lawyers with competitive characters and specialization 
  • To make them focus on a specific field
  • To allow them to switch practices and extend it to upgrade level involving the international clients
  • To expose them to a border study area
  • To make the graduates capable of handling the complex versions of cases

Scope of the course

The legal field has been popularised in today’s world. Lawyers or an advocate has a wider area to work with once they select an appropriate specialization as an aroma to their study. The major scope of the course are as follows:

  • Universities, colleges, and institutes
  • Research centers and departments
  • Corporate houses
  • Law firms
  • Courtrooms
  • Litigation firms
  • Consultancies

The above mentioned are the areas to work on for the lawyers.  When you are talking about the profession, the following are the major job types for a graduate after LLM:

  • Advocate
  • Advocate
  • Attorney General
  • Legal Expert
  • Trustee
  • Legal Advisor
  • Magistrate
  • District and Senior Judge
  • Legal Reporter
  • Teachers and Lecturer
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Solicitor
  • Notary Public

Universities offering the course

Law is yet to be flourished in the context of Nepal but we have a lot of law aspirants in today’s generation. The universities offering LLM course in Nepal are as follows:

  1. Tribhuvan University

Tribhuvan University is one of the oldest universities in Nepal. It offers LLM as two years as well as three years program. The courses are taught in English as well as Nepali with a duration of 24 months and 36 months respectively. 

Affiliated Colleges

  1. Nepal Law Campus

Address: Exhibition Road, Kathmandu

Contact no.: 01-4225358

Website: http://www.nlc.edu.np/

2. National Law College

Address: Sanepa, Lalitpur

Contact no.: 01-5013093

Website: https://nalcnepal.com/

B. Kathmandu School of Law

This school of law offers programs on three different categories as follows:

  1. LLM in Business and Trade Law
  2. LLM in Criminal Law and Justice
  3. LLM in Human Rights and Gender Justice

All the above-mentioned courses are for the duration of 24 months are the languages used are English and Nepali. 

Address: Dadikot, Bhaktapur

Contact no.: 01-6634455

Website: https://www.ksl.edu.np/

As a whole, law is a field with diverse attachment because everything requires regulations to move forward. In this case, LLM is a sharpening agent to those who are interested to be a changemaker in the field of law.