Bachelor’s Law Degree :

The Victor Dantas Law College offers two courses in law: (i) Three year and (ii) Five year law degree course. Each of these courses is independent of the other and is in accordance with the rules laid down by the University of Mumbai and the Bar Council of India. Each course has its own admission criteria.

  1. The 3 Year Law Course: Admission is open to candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree from any faculty of the University of Mumbai or an equivalent degree from any other University. It is a six semester, full time course. On completion of the three year course, i.e., after the 6th semester, the LL.B. degree is awarded. Students who desire to study the law, but do not wish to practice as advocates are eligible for the LL.B. (General) Degree, at the end of the 2nd year i.e. after the 4th semester.
  2. The 5 Year Law Course, leading to B.L.S. LL.B. is an integrated ten semester law course. Admission is open to any candidate who has cleared their 12th standard examination from any recognized Board across India. The first and the second year of the five year course, i.e. 1st to 4th semester, is a ‘Pre- Law’ course. The students of the five year degree program are awarded the B.L.S. (Bachelor of Legal Science) degree at the end of the third year, (i.e. 6th semester) and on completion of five years, (10th semester) the LL.B. degree is conferred.



Subjects for 3 years

Candidates of three years course will be examined in the following papers for each semester mentioned bellow. The details syllabus is available in college library.

First Year

Sem I

  1. Labour Laws (100 Marks)
  2. Contract I  (100 Marks)
  3. Tort and Consumer Protection Laws  (100 Marks)
  4. Legal Language including Legal writing (100 Marks)
Sem II

  1. Law of Crimes (100 Marks)
  2. Constitutional Laws (100 Marks)
  3. Family Law I (100 Marks)
  4. Environmental Laws (100 Marks)
  5. Practical Training I (100 Marks)

Second Year


  1. Administrative Law (100 Marks)
  2. Family Law II (100 Marks)
  3. Transfer of Property Act and Easement Act (100 Marks)
  4. Company Law (100 Marks)
Sem IV

  1. Jurisprudence (100 Marks)
  2. Contract II (100 Marks)
  3. Land Laws (100 Marks)
  4. Any One from the following: (100 Marks)
    1. Criminology and Correctional
    2. Taxation Laws
    3. Bankruptcy Laws
  5. Practical Training II (100 Marks)

Third Year

Sem V

  1. Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act. (100 Marks)
  2. Criminal Procedure Code, Juvenile Justice, probation of offenders Act (100 Marks)
  3. Interpretation of Statutes (100 Marks)
  4. Public International Law and Human Rights (100 Marks)
Sem VI1. Alternate Dispute Resolution System (100 Marks)2. Law of Evidence Act, 2000 (100 Marks)3 & 4. Optional Papers: (200 Marks)Any Two from the followinga). a)Banking Laws and Negotiable instruments
b) Law of Insurance
c) Intellectual Property Law
d) Conflict of Laws
e) Law Relating to Women and Children
f) Law and Medicine

  • Practical Training III (100 Marks)
  • Practical Training IV (100 Marks)

Subjects for 5 years

Candidates of three years course will be examined in the following papers for each semester mentioned bellow. The details syllabus is available in college library.

First Year

  • Semester I
  1. English I (100 marks)
  2. Logic I (100 marks)
  3. Economics (100 marks)
  • Semester II
  1. History (100 marks)
  2. Political Science I (100 marks)
  3. Legal Language (100 marks)

Second Year

  •     Semester III
  1. Political Science II (100 marks)
  2. Sociology (100 marks)
  3. History of Courts (100 marks)
  • Semester IV
  1. English II (100 marks)
  2. Logic II (100 marks)
  3. Political Science III (100 marks)

Third Year

  • Semester V
  1. Labour Law (100 marks)
  2. Contract I (100 marks)
  3. Law of Torts and Consumer Protection (100 marks)
  4. Legal Language including Legal Writing and General English (100 marks)
  • Semester VI
  1. Law of Crimes (100 marks)
  2. Constitutional Law (100 marks)
  3. Family Law I (100 marks)
  4. Environmental Law (100 marks)
  5. Practical Training I (100 marks)

Fourth Year

  • Semester VII
  1. Administrative Law (100 marks)
  2. Family Law II (100 marks)
  3. Transfer of Property Act & Easement Act (100 marks)
  4. Company Law (100 marks)
  • Semester VIII
  1. Jurisprudence & Legal Theory (100 marks)
  2. Contract II (100 marks)
  3. Land Law (100 marks)
  4.  Optional Paper:- (100 marks)
  1. Criminology
  2. Taxation Law

iii. Law of Insolvency

Fifth Year

  • Semester IX
  1. Civil Procedure Code (100 marks)
  2. Criminal Procedure Code (100 marks)
  3. Interpretation of Statutes (100 marks)
  4. Public International Law & Human Rights (100 marks)
  5. Practical Training II (100 marks)
  • Semester X
  1. Alternate Dispute Resolution (100 marks)
  2. Law Of  Evidence (100 marks)
  3. & 4. Optional Papers (any two from the following 6 subjects) :- (100 marks each)
  1. Banking and Negotiable Instruments Act
  2. Law Of Insurance

iii. Intellectual Property Law

  1. Conflict of Laws
  2. Law Relating to Women & Children
  3. Law & Medicine
  4. Practical Traning III (100 marks)
  5. Practical Training IV (100 marks)