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LL.M. In Corporate & Financial Law - To Pursue Or Not To?

When you think of a career in the field of law, what’s the picture that your mind frames? A dark, barely lit room with a stressed-out lawyer buried in paperwork - this is the image that our mind painted as well.

A career in the field of corporate and financial law, however, differs contrastingly. This domain deals majorly with solving disputes between parties at the pre-court stage, and has emerged as one of the most sought-after specialisations among aspiring legal professionals.

Understanding this, Jindal Global Law School, India’s #1 Law School* launched their LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law program in a blended learning format, powered by upGrad, India’s largest online higher education company.

Why Choose This 12-Month Program?

**World Class Faculty: An army of globally renowned scholars and experts have developed a dynamic pedagogy to help every learner understand the globalized economic structure, and the legal issues that arise parallelly.

Blended Learning: The blended learning format of the program enables the learners to continue with their professional and personal commitments while engaging in a rigorous curriculum from the comforts of their home.

Career Support: Further, an expansive and illustrious alumni network of JGLS, complemented by upGrad’s 360-degree career support renders an additional push to one’s career goals.

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What Would The Curriculum Consist Of?

The curriculum has been curated by subject matter experts and will equip a learner to be industry-ready on program completion. The first few courses touch base on company laws as well as the responsibilities of a Director, and a Promoter. This is followed by an insight into the concepts of insider trading and take over code. The program also deals with comparative law which covers white collar crimes, corporate scams, corporate criminal liability, and more.

First Trimester

A Practitioner's Approach to Competition Law in India: Learn about the Competition Act of 2002 and apply the regulations in today’s scenario. This course provides an introduction to competition law in India. The course further analyses the theoretical underpinnings of competition/antitrust law globally, and the objective of a competition regime in a developing economy like India.

Legal Research Methodology: Sure, you know the law, but do you know how to conduct effective research? This course aims to provide learners with a fundamental understanding of these methodologies and reasoning.

Comparative Public Law: The semester ends with a bang by covering the nuances of comparative public law. This course emphasizes upon how the foregoing conventional contents take shape and operate in “corporate law and governance”. Master the regulations and norms required to beat the offenders and understand how you can uncover scams and hold the right company or individual liable as and when required.

Advanced Company Law and Law & Justice in the Globalising World are 2 other important courses covered in this semester.

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Second Trimester

Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity: This course aims to provide learners with a basic grounding in the procedure and practices adopted in mergers and acquisitions. The course seeks to throw light on the Companies Act, 2013 in M&A deals.

Commercial Contract Drafting: This course provides a nuanced understanding of contract law, through the exploration of essential principles of contract drafting.

Banking and Financial Law: In this course, you will learn about the different types of credit providers, as well as the legal framework for their activities. You will also be introduced to the different types of financing arrangements from a commercial and legal standpoint.

Corporate Insolvency Law: Learn all about the insolvency laws and address the challenges of a backlogged and clogged debt resolution system created for efficient allocation of capital in the economy. This course has its main focus on the roles, responsibilities of the stakeholders that are involved in the corporate insolvency process under the IBC (with amendments).

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Third Trimester

Commercial Contract Drafting: In this course, you will understand contract law, through the exploration of essential principles of contract drafting. Learn how to memorialize parties’ agreements from the outset, as opposed to merely deconstructing and evaluating the resultant rights, duties, and liabilities once a dispute arises.

Law of Banking & Finance: Understand different types of credit providers, as well as the legal framework for their activities. Get introduced to the different types of financing arrangements from a commercial and legal standpoint.

Corporate Insolvency Law: Explore the substantive and procedural aspects of corporate insolvency, including the court/adjudicative and the out-of-court processes. You will examine regulatory directives of the Reserve Bank of India and other related commercial laws such as company law, wherever relevant.

Dissertation: This is a mandatory course in which the choice of topic and title shall be approved by the JGLS Dissertation Committee. A supervisor will be appointed for each student on an advisory basis. The dissertation process, including submission of topics and preliminary drafts, discussions with supervisors, and review by the supervisor and the JGLS Dissertation Committee will continue in parallel with courses of the LL.M. program.

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Closing argument

The LL.M. program in Corporate & Financial Law is a rigorous program specially curated for ambitious legal professionals who wish to upskill while they work, or are eager to move into the dynamic world of corporate and financial law. With best-in-class curriculum, personalised mentorship from industry experts, and the 360 degree career support provided by upGrad, this blended program is an opportunity for you to move ahead in your career.

Draw your own career path with this 12-month program.

Admissions for the next batch are now open. Avail flexible EMI options that start from INR 8,021 per month.***

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