The Department aims to promote academic excellence and develop expertise to influence and contribute to public policy and decision making through teaching, research and training. The department comprises of multidisciplinary team of academicians and professionals drawn from fields from Economics, Management, Law, Sociology/Anthropology, Governance, Urban Management etc. The department offers M.A. in Public Policy and Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Practices, M.Sc. in Economics (with specialization in Environmental and Resource Economics), and LLM (LLM programme with specialisation in Environment and Natural Resources Law and Infrastructure and Business in addition to doctoral and several other short term programmes targeted for fresh graduates and mid-career professionals.
Environmental laws and Infrastructure laws are two emerging fields in legal practice. There is a dearth of qualified legal professionals in both these fields. It is in this context that TERI SAS offers a one year LL.M. programme with specialisation in Environment and Natural Resources Law and Infrastructure and Business Law. This One Year LL.M programme will be offered under the auspices of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies through the Department of Policy Studies.
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW
The primary focus of LL.M. specializing in Environment and Natural Resources Law stream is to understand how the legal framework can reorient economic activity towards sustainability. This reorientation can happen in different ways like prohibiting or regulating environmentally damaging activities, assigning liability for environmental harms, clearly defining property rights, and providing adequate incentives for benign environmental activities. The course will also address the principles of allocation of natural resources according to the concepts of due process of law and equity. This specialization offers a broad range of introductory and specialized courses.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUSINESS LAW
LL.M. with specialization in Infrastructure and Business Law will address the policies and laws relating to major sectors viz., transport (including railways and civil aviation), energy, telecommunications, urban infrastructure, and water. The purpose of this specialization stream is to provide an insight into the fundamental legal concepts relating to business in general and various infrastructure sectors in particular including the issues involved in the development, financing, and management of projects. The programme will address issues relating to public–private partnership in detail.
Courses designed in consultation with industry and focusing on national and international developments
Courses aimed at balancing theoretical rigour and practical application
Wide variety of optional courses taught by legal professionals
Large number of guest lectures by practitioners and industry experts.
Skills development through research assignments, group-work, moot courts and seminars
Pedagogical tools used are classroom lectures, case studies, moot courts, seminars, term papers, etc. A lot of emphasis is given to improving writing skills and team work.
WHY STUDY LL.M. AT TERI SAS?
LL.M. degree prepares a candidate to become a teacher, researcher, litigating lawyer or a corporate lawyer. An inter-disciplinary perspective is required at this level and the course curriculum and pedagogy offered by TERI SAS correspond to the needs of such an interdisciplinary learning. TERI SAS has been offering courses in law in various programmes over time. In addition, a number of short term programmes in law have been successfully organised in the recent past. The research projects at TERI and TERI SAS have focused on legal issues in an interdisciplinary setting. These reports are good starting points for classroom discussions.
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