Tribhuwan University

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law is one of the oldest faculties of T.U. It was  was established in 1959 AD as an Institute of Law. However, Law College was established in 1954 AD with offering LL.B courses with an affiliation to Patna University of India. In 1972, the Institute of Law prepared a 2 years comprehensive curriculum for Certificate Level (CL) and 3 years curriculum for Diploma in Law (D.L.). After establishment of T.U in 1959., it  came under T.U. This institute was renamed as the Faculty of Law in 1974 AD.

Objectives

Faculty of Law has following basic objectives

  • To produce human resource equipped with necessary skill, competency and integrity;

  • To impart sense of responsibility towards society, nation and the world;

  • To develop a base of legal excellence with international and indigenous understanding;

  • To promote research and understand insights of law and society; and

  • To prepare competent human resource in the field of law and justice.

Admission Policy

The admission policy of each programme is as follows:

  • LL.B(Bachelor of Laws)- There is no entrance exam for getting admission in this programme. The student  having s bachelor’s degree in any discipline can get admission.

 

  • B.A.LL.B (Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws) - Ten plus two graduates are qualified for admission in this programme after passing entrance exam. The total 280 students get admission each year. Only two constituent campuses--Nepal Law Campus located at Kathmandu offers admission for 105 students and  Prithivi Narayan Multiple Campus located at Pokhara offers admission for 35 students each year on the merit basis. The National Law College, an affiliated college, offers admission for 105 students on the merit basis. There are 53 seats reserved for getting admission on the basis of merit. These reservation seats are specified as follows: Women-11, Indigenous Nationalities-8, Madhesi-8, Dalit-5, people with Disabilitis-5, people from backward area-3, Muslim-3, Tharu-5 and others-5 get admission under the reservation.​​​​

 

  • LL.M(Master of Laws) 4 Semesters Programme - The person who has Bachelor’s Degree in law is qualified to get admission in this programme through passing entrance exam. The Total number of seats for Nepal Law Campus is fifty and National Law College is fifty. Among these seats, 11/11seats are reserved for each campus, i.e.,  Women-2, Indigenous nationalities-2, Madhesi-1, Dalit-1, People with disabilities-1, People from backward areas-1, Muslim – 1, Tharu-1 and Others- 1

 

  • LL.M (Master of Laws) 6 Semesters Programme - The student  desiring to get admission in this programme should pass entrance exam. The entrance exam is the same for both 4 Semesters and 6 Semesters Programme.The successful applicant can choose either 4 Semesters or 6 Semesters Programme.  The total numbers of seats of this program is 35 only. This program is running only in the Nepal Law Campus in the morning shift. There are 9 reserve seats in this programme. They are specified as follows: Women-1, Indigenous nationalities-1, Madhesi-1, Dalit-1,People with Disabilitis-1,Backward areas -1, Muslim-1, Tharu-1 and others-1.

Evaluation and Examination

Each theoretical subject would have 100% weightage divided into 60%  for external exam to be conducted by the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Law, and, 40% weightage for internal evaluation. 

Internal evaluation  is done on the basis of following criteria:

   Internal Exam

   20 Marks

   Attendance

   10 Marks

   Subject teachers’ evaluation

   10 Marks                                                               

For Internal Exam

  • It should be noted that internal exam (sit in exam) shall be conducted at the end of each semester, particularly, for theoretical subjects.

  • The Full marks of Internal exam shall be 60. The obtained marks out of 60 shall be converted into 20 marks accordingly for internal exam marks.

For Attendance

  • Students MUST have to maintain 80 percent attendance.

  • Failing to maintain 80 percent presence are not allowed to appear in the semester-end examinations and regarded as ‘not qualified’ (NQ) to sit in the final exam.

  • However, in case of serious illness the students with 70% attendance will be given chance to appear in the semester exam. In this case students have to submit an authorized medical certificate.

Marks shall be allocated in attendance as given below:

   80%  TO 85%

  4 Marks

   85% TO 90%

  6 Marks

   90% TO 95%

  8 Marks

   95% and above

  10 Marks

Faculty Board

There is a 29 member Faculty Board headed by the Dean. Campus Chiefs of constituent campuses,  one Principal from among the affiliated colleges, Chairpersons of the nine Subject Committees, Directors of RICAST, CDC, CoE and Planning Council of T.U., Presidents of Nepal Bar Association and Supreme Court Bar Association, Secretary of Ministry of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs, Executive Director of Judicial Academy, Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nepal, and one Senior Advocate will be the members of faculty boardThe Assistant Dean is the Member Secretary of the Faculty Board. The Faculty Board is entrusted with the tasks of designing, promoting and recommending different academic Programmes of the Faculty.

Research Committee

Research Committee is entrusted to conduct Ph.D Programmes as well as research activities and promote quality research in the field of law. There is a nine member Research Committee headed by the Dean.

Research Centers:There are two research centers under the Faculty of Law. They are as  follows:

  • Centre for Human Rights (CHR): The Center for Human Rights was established in 2058 (2001 AD) as a National Center under the Chairmanship of senior Professor of Human Rights Law. At present, the Center is headed by the Dean. There are two bodies in the Center- General Body and Standing Committee. The General Body is a regulatory body that makes policy decision and the Standing Committee is a working body that implements the decision of the General Body of the Center. There is a separate Management By-Laws to regulate the Center.

  • Center for Environmental Law, Nepal (CEL,Nepal): The Center for Environmental Law was established on June 05, 2002 AD on the occasion of the World Environment Day.The Center was chaired by the Senior Professor of Environmental Law but at present the Dean is the Ex-officio Chairperson of the Center.There are two bodies in the Center- General Body and Standing Committee. The General Body is a regulatory body that makes policy decision and the Standing Committee is a working body that implements the decision of the General Body of the Center. The Center is a member of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. There is a separate Management By-Laws to regulate the Center.

International Relations

Tribhuvan University has established relationship with 139 universities and institutes across the world. Under this framework, the Faculty of Law has collaborated for exchange of faculties and students with the University of USA, UK, Canada, Japan and India. In addition, the Faculty of Law has signed separate MoUs with Nottingham University, UK; Washington University St. Luis, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, University of Kashmir, India, Gujrat National Law University, Gujrat, India, Symbiosis International University; School of Pune, India; Lloyd Law College Greater Noida; China Three Gorges University; Faculty of Law, Yichang, China; Hubei University of Technology; School of International Education, Wuhan, China and University of New England, Faculty of Law, Australia.

Publications: One and half decade ago it had published Nepal Law Review Journal but due to lack of fund and human resources it could not be continued and it was handed over to Nepal Law Campus for publication.

Further Programs/Courses to be developed:

Future Programmes

  • Infrastructure Development Programmes: Construction of administrative, academic, library, SAARC Legal Research Center’s buildings and a quarter (guest house) for foreign researchers at TU Master Plan premises, kirtipur.
  • Academic Development:
    • Establish as Center of Excellence
    • Revision of 3-year LL.B curriculum, and reactivation of teaching and learning environment in all constituent campuses in the progress,
    • Introduce one year LL.M Programmes in different subjects, i.e., International Law, Constitutional Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Energy Law and so on,

    • Expansion of LL.B and B.A.LL.B Programmes in constituent campuses.

  • Institutional Development: Establishment of Tribhuvan University SAARC Legal Research Center, Tribhuvan University WTO Study and Research Center and Tribhuvan University Global Policy Study Centers.

  • International Relations: Establish relationship with some leading universities’ law schools of Asia-Pacific, America and Europe to enhance legal education and research through exchange of faculties and students as well as conduct joint research.

 

 

Program and Courses Offered

Constituent and Affiliated Colleges

Staffs