The integrated Bachelor of Business Management Bachelor of Law (BBM,LL.B) degree

Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSL) seeks applicants for the integrated BACHELOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & BACHELOR OF LAW (BBM,LL.B) degree from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated the academic ability and leadership potential to succeed in law school and become active and contributing members of the legal community. Apart from training you as a lawyer, the course will develop your knowledge of the nature, role and processes of business and management, and provide a solid grounding in their concepts and methods.

Reasons to study this course:

  • Gain a competitive edge in the law, corporate management and business sector
  • Equip with skills to professionally work in the corporate sector, public enterprises, development entities, international organizations and the civil society organizations
  • Train yourself in the constitutional law, human rights, federalization process and issues related with social transformation and change
  • The law clinic and mooting (a legal debate in a courtroom setting) develop the skills to succeed in your future legal career
  • KU is the quality-oriented university in Nepal and the School of Law maintains this tradition. The students are also taught by senior international visiting faculties and professionals as per necessity
  • This course also offers the opportunity to develop your knowledge base by studying two complementary subjects (law and management) to a new level
  • Opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular activities such as visits to the courts, giving talks about legal issues in schools and colleges, and socio-legal events.

The interdisciplinary focus of the School on legal education emphasizes practical skills training and experiential learning, an approach that produces creative, open-minded and socially responsible practitioners.

Our location in the District of Kavre provides our students with necessary access to courts, law firms, grassroots advocacy organizations and government agencies in Banepa-Dhulikhel as well as Kathmandu.

Master by Research in Legal Studies

From the Academic Year 2017-18, the School of Law is offering a two year Master by Research in Legal Studies to selected promising students who want to specialize in the area of Corporate Law, International Trade Law, International Investment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Energy and Infrastructure Law. As a postgraduate degree, the Master by Research is designed to produce specialists in law in the given fields with advanced knowledge and skills in research. Further, the proposed programs aim at fulfilling the following objectives:

  • To provide graduates with specialised knowledge in the given fields on which to build for further research and development;
  • To create specialists in Nepal with practical knowledge and problem solving skills in these fields to address critical problems faced by the business and investment communities in the corporate sector;
  • To provide students with the global and local networks and connections to further their careers as specialists in the relevant industries; and
  • To build Kathmandu University and the School of Law’s reputations as valuable contributors in research in these areas within the legal communities locally and globally.

Basic requirements for Admission
For the Master by Research, students will be required to have the prior five-year integrated BBM,LL.B degree of Kathmandu University or any other undergraduate degree in law from any recognized university or institution with at least 50 percent marks in aggregate or a GPA of at least 2.5. In addition to a law degree any other interdisciplinary education, internships, work experience, publications demonstrating interest in the subject shall be considered an advantage.

Application Process
The Application Process will consist of submitting an application to the School of Law according to KU Research Directives 2063 BS along with an Online/Paper Form, a research proposal (as described below) and other documents required for admission. In addition to such documents, students will be assessed on the basis of the following:

a) Entry Requirements for Potential Applicants
Within equal opportunities principles and legislation, applications will be assessed in the light of an applicant’s ability to meet the following entry requirements:

  1. Online/ Paper Form;
  2. A CV/résumé;
  3. Interest / motivation towards the subject;
  4. Work / experience;
  5. Written work produced by the student. One piece of written work of 2,000 words in length is required. This may be an extract from a longer piece - in such cases, the piece should be prefaced by a note which puts the work in context. The work must be in English. This will be assessed for comprehensive understanding of the subject area, understanding of problems in the area, ability to construct and defend an argument, powers of analysis, and powers of expression. The work must be on a legal topic. Academic work from the student's most recent qualification is preferred.
  6. English language requirement: Applicants whose language of instruction at the undergraduate level is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
  7. References/letters of recommendation: The student's references will support intellectual ability, academic achievement and motivation. Academic references are strongly preferred, but a professional reference will be accepted as long as the students also provide some academic reference.

b) Research proposal
The selection process will start with the submission of the Online/Paper Form and the research proposal as stated above by the student in his/her area of specialization. The research proposal should be approximately 600 words (around two pages) in length and should be written in English.

This will be assessed for:

  • the coherence of the proposal
  • the originality of the project
  • evidence of motivation for and understanding of the proposed area of study
  • the student's ability to present a reasoned case in English
  • the feasibility of successfully completing the project in the time available for the course.
It will be normal for students' ideas subsequently to change in some ways as students investigate the evidence and develop their projects. They should nevertheless make the best effort they can to demonstrate the extent of their research question, sources, and method at the current time.

It is not necessary to make contact with academic staff at School of Law prior to submitting the application or the research proposal.

c) Entrance examination
The School of Law may require the candidate to sit in the entrance examination on the subject of his/her research proposal.

d) Performance at interview(s)
A short interview will be conducted as a part of the application process to ensure that the applicants have the requisite level of English to complete the program as well as the ability to work independently. The interview will also allow assessment of the applicants’ communication skills and ability to be strong models for Kathmandu University and the School of Law upon graduation.

Other information
Whether the student has yet secured funding for his/her research is not taken into consideration in the decision to make an initial offer of a place, but the initial offer of a place will not be confirmed until the student completed a financial declaration.

Degree requirement
Students earn their Master by Research after completing a total of 30 credits during the 24 months academic cycle. Students must take a 9 credit points of course work and 21 credit points of research work as a full time student. In addition, they must also publish their thesis, or a significant article out of it, in a recognized peer reviewed law journal to qualify for the degree.