The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) has added another concentration to its LLM program, particularly in the area of Natural Resources Law. TNNLS's LLM program, along with other postgraduate programs being introduced by the Law School, is in time for the graduation of its first batch of law students this year.
TNNLS was created by virtue of the Tamil Nadu National Law School Act 2012 dedicated to provide quality legal education in the region. It is situated in a 25 acre campus in Tiruchirppalli at Navalurkuttappattu in India. Besides the concentration in Natural Resources Law, the LLM program also provides the following specializations:
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Intellectual Property Rights
The LLM program at TNNLS can be completed in one year, full-time. TNNLS will be the second Law School in India to offer the natural resources law concentration. The first university to launch it was Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) located in New Delhi. The LLM in Energy program offered by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), as TNNLS assistant professor Nikita Patta Joshi emphasized, forms only a part of the natural resources law. The LLM program in TNNLS provides a more comprehensive set-up.
The postgraduate courses at TNNLS will start 2018, along with the PhD courses. Admissions to the LLM program, including the undergraduate and other postgraduate degrees will start March 2018 and will be based solely on the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT).