Low & Justice (LL.M)

Summary of the program


Total Fee


Total Credit

1 Year

Course Duration

Message from Chairman, LAW & JUSTICE

Greetings! It’s amazing how time flies! It seems like yesterday when Department of Law and Justice began its maiden journey with only 6 students in September, 2009. Now, we survive and thrive with more than 400 running students and receiving hundreds of applications from students aspired to study law in this renowned department. Within this timeline, we are trying to become one of the top Department of Law in this country and also receiving name and fame as many of our law graduates have successfully become lawyers and practicing law both in subordinate courts and high court division. Some of them also joined Bangladesh Judicial Service and many more are holding different positions in many organizations with repute and holding their position in good standing in the society.

Graduates from our department benefit in different ways from the unique advantages offered by the Department. The curriculum is set up in such a manner that students are offered from a wide range of courses taught by faculty members with national and worldwide competence and reputation in relevant subjects. Faculty members are dedicated not only to providing necessary information to students, but also to counseling students on topics ranging from course content, legal difficulties, and professional ambitions to personal interests. Every semester seminars are held relating to different legal issues for the benefit of the students. The students are also allowed to visit the court with the expert so that they can gather live experiences outside the bookish knowledge.

Rashed Ahmed

Chairman, Dept. of Law & Justice


1-Year LL.M Program is for the students of this university as well as for the students coming from other universities having required qualification. This program is designed according to the international standard of different prominent universities of the world. The program consists of 03 trimesters. The duration of the each semester is 04 months. 14 weeks for teaching, 1 week for examination and 1 week for semester leave. 39 credits are reserved for the whole 1 Year LL.M Program.


Department of Law and Justice of the People’s University of Bangladesh, believes in propagating legal knowledge in a resourceful way with a view to assistance in the nation’s development. To achieve this objective, the Department of Law and Justice identifies the following steps:

  • To advance and divulge comprehensive legal education to reach excellence.
  • To promote progressive studies and research in all branches of law.
  • To sensitize the students of law regarding the various socio-legal issues of the country.
  • To impart cultural, legal and ethical values with a view to foster the Rule of Law and the objectives enshrined in the Constitution of Bangladesh.
  • To nurture legal awareness in the community for a greater social and economic justice.
  • To prepare students for a variety of legal and law related careers.


To work towards the advance, improvement and foundation of such a generation of students who possess the intellectual genius, moral consciousness and social responsibility to ensure the Rule of Law, not just locally but also promulgating the same globally. Since we lead the way in legal professional education, the onus is on us to show the way in assimilating the Rule of Law within the society and remove any discrimination with respect to person, property or community in the society. The University is ground for Solicitors, Adjudicators, Legislators and Public Servants in the creating which would form part of the governing organism in the forthcoming future. We endeavor to create them preeminent in whatever constructive they do and polish them into professionals who would make a mark in the legal expanse.


The objective of the program is to create skilled, experienced, prominent and upright professionals to serve the future need in field of law as well as to make up the gaps of adequate laws by making laws, at the same time the application of those laws in the easiest way.

  • Enabling the students to obtain knowledge on critical legal theories or ideas and concepts.
  • Enhance the capacity of students to enforce such concepts to the critical situations of their practical life.
  • Providing a comprehensive learning issue, designed to educate the students about global conflicts of laws.
  • Facilitating learning through quality links of students, faculty and experienced law professionals & resource persons.
  • Facilitating& engaging the law students in critical thinking and decision-making processing ensuring quality legal education in Bangladesh.
  • Facilitating& engaging the law students in critical thinking and decision-making processing ensuring quality legal education in Bangladesh.
  • Developing the knowledge of ethical behaviour and social responsibility, morality & etiquette.


Intended Learning Outcome (ILO)

  • Interpret and relate law precisely as well as scrutinize and evaluate facts efficiently. Combine information about legal doctrine from primary sources including statutes, case law, and regulation. Use secondary sources to uphold understanding of primary authorities and identify and develop legal arguments.
  • Engage in successful legal research. Use the cost-effective research methods and efficiently search on the major commercial legal research databases.
  • Write effectively legal documents such as indications, guidelines, memos, contracts, legal letters, and written statements, decrees, reflecting the rhetorical conventions and expectations for the particular legal writing genre.
  • Explaining legal arguments and advice in both formal and informal settings, regulating both style and substance to account for both the spectators and the purpose of the communication.
  • Evaluating the law from diverse and global standpoints, discussing the political, social, and economic forces that shape laws; and examining not only the likelihood of an argument or strategy’s legal success, but also the moral, economic, social, political, and other factors implicated by the argument or strategy.
  • Work to ensure diversity, inclusion, equity and multiculturalism to improve the quality of justice.
  • Describe how legal, political, and economic forces have affected different social groups in different ways to produce inequity as a result of disparate or unjust outcomes and classifying stratagems likely to increase access to the legal system and develop the quality of justice in society.
  • Apply the law correctly to different facts and in different contexts. Detect ambiguity, consistency, and inconsistency within and among different rules and sources of law. Lastly, investigate and analyze facts effectively.
  • Demonstrate professional skills, including but not limited to respect and civility, for competently and ethically representing clients.

Eligibility for Admission

Students seeking admission must have a 04-year bachelor’s degree of laws from any recognized University at home or abroad.

Degree Requirements

SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1LLM-121Private International Law3.00
2LLM-122Law of International Organizations3.00

Principles of Civil Litigation

4LLM-124Comparative Constitutional Law3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1LLM-209Alternative Dispute Resolution3.00
2LLM-210Comparative Legal Studies3.00
3LLM-211Air and Space Law3.00
4LLM-212Law of Human Rights and Gender Justice3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
1LLM-309International Refugee & Displacement Law3.00
2LLM-310International Trade Law3.00
3LLM-311Law of the Sea3.00
4LLM-312Legal Research Methodology & Research Monograph3.00
4LLM-313Viva-Voce examination3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10421 1511Private International Law3.00
20421 1512Law of International Organizations3.00
30421 1513Principles of Civil Litigation3.00
40421 2514Comparative Constitutional Law3.00
50421 1516Alternative Dispute Resolution3.00
60421 2517Comparative Legal Studies3.00
70031 3518Seminar Presentation and Defense-I3.00
SLCodeCourse TitleCredits
10421 1521International Refugee & Displacement Law3.00
20421 1522International Trade Law3.00
30421 1523Law of the Sea Legal Research Methodology & Research Monograph3.00
41032 3521Human Rights and Gender Justice3.00
50031 3522Seminar Presentation and Defense-II3.00
60421 4524Legal Research Methodology & Research Monograph Presentation – I3.00
70421 1525Viva-Voce examination3.00

Tuition Fee

1Admission Fee10,000/-
2Fee Per Credits2,750/-
3Fee Per Semester57,750/-
4Total Course Fee1,15,500/-

Faculty Members

Rashed Ahmed

Associate Professor & Chairman

Md. Mamun Chowdhury

Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator

Nishat Tarannum


Bishwajit Ghosh


Shohel Rana