Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law (BEc-LL.B)
Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law (BEc-LL.B) Programme
The integrated Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law (BEc-LL.B) Programme is the second undergraduate programme being offered by Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSOL). This course is being offered every February in addition to the existing integrated course on law and management, Bachelor of Business Management & Bachelor of Law (BBM- LL.B).
The legal component gives the same focus and strength in B.Ec-LL.B that has been given in the BBM-LL.B programme. It meets all requirements of the professional undergraduate degree or Legum Baccalaureus. The students will be trained for taking the bar exam and proving analytical ability in advising or representing clients in the court system as a lawyer. It will meet all the prerequisites necessary for a general legal practitioner. They will also be equipped for many other rewarding career opportunities. In the legal profession, the BEc-LL.B degree holders can become law officers, in-house advisers, legal consultants, or court officers. Graduates may consider working in public administration, real estate management, corporate business, taxation or consultancy services.
As an integrated course, the BEc-LL.B programme aims at creating a band of modern lawyers who are knowledgeable and skilled in the basics of economics as well. Law and economics as a single subject area is the economic analysis of law and its outcomes that sharpens skills of a lawyer. The study of economics as part of the legal education helps the law students to benefit from the understanding of production, consumption, and transfer of wealth while working in the private or public sector.
Through the completion of this course, we hope that students will be able to demonstrate the following skills:
- Application and learning of substantive and procedural laws, as also the drafting of pleadings such as institution of suit etc and understanding of the legal set up.
- identify and analyze, from a legal perspective, economic issues relating to business decisions and policy-making in order to make informed decisions;
- demonstrate knowledge about local and international laws and socio-political perspectives in order implement research strategies for practical implementations; and
- demonstrate ability to apply legal principles to ethical issues, according to norms and standards, evaluate their effects, and suggest critical reforms and reevaluation where necessary, among others.
Through knowledge within the classroom and practical experiences outside, the program provides students an overview of the legal issues facing the economy in a rapidly changing environment. From a legal perspective, study of international laws will be emphasized along with Nepali laws so students are equipped to think critically about existing and future legal issues in Nepal. Along with communication and oral skills, students will also be taught and assessed in their abilities of legal research, writing, and argument, in collaboration with their classmates and independently as well. Students will be asked to identify problems and formulate and present solutions to varying legal and economic issues. In addition to economic and quantitative data, students will be asked to integrate qualitative information and research in their assignments in order to build upon their research, writing, and presentation skills. Ultimately, the program will enable students to overcome professional challenges, practice ethical judgments, and contribute to areas of social justice and equality in their communities and beyond.
"Our BEc-LL.B is a five year full time study programme, with total academic load of 188 credit hours."
Duration: Five Years (Full Time)
Intake: 44 seats each year
Pattern of Program: Semester Pattern - Total 10 Semesters
The School of Law is supported by the School of Arts, which is already a leading liberal arts school in Nepal in the administration of the economics components of the BEc-LL.B course.
Opportunities for students
As this course is being launched in Nepal for the first time, our graduates will be the first people with these learning outcomes to take on the practice or job opportunities in Nepal. This gives the course a strong feasibility.
Through the integrated study of economics and law, the School of Law at Kathmandu University hopes to begin training future legal practitioners who are able to provide legal expertise in matters relating to the economics of Nepal, including the financial and development sectors. The demand for such lawyers will surely only increase as Nepal moves forward with many initiatives towards economic prosperity by means of public policy and the law.
A graduate of BEc-LL.B is qualified to choose the Master of Laws (Ll.M) or Master of Economics, whatever is their choice, for further education. They have multiple postgraduate options within the University and outside.
The candidate should have passed 10+2 intermediate degree or its equivalent of at least two years duration in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and minimum ‘C’ grade in all subjects from accredited Universities or Boards recognized by Kathmandu University.
Passed Kathmandu University Law School Admission Test (KULSAT) conducted by Kathmandu University School of Law, KUSOL in the current year.The KULSAT is composed of the following sections and contents:
Written Test (100 Points)
English (50 points)
Legal Motivation (50 points)
Interview (20 Points)
Personality Test (20 points)