Registrations open on a first come first serve basis - Seats are limited

Introduction:

This one-year online postgraduate diploma launched by Gujarat National Law University [GNLU] focuses on a vital aspect of drafting. Drafting of Legislative documents is a process by which the government of the day [be it state or central] converts its policies into legislations. Drafting of legislative documents is an important step in the life cycle of legislation. The quality and accuracy of legislation is only derived from the way it is drafted.

Aims:

  • To Provide excellent writing skills for drafting top quality legislative documents
  • To help participants understand terms of a legislation
  • Potential benefits to students/faculty/staff and Enhancement of GNLU Academic, Research and Training Reputation

Duration: One Year

Methodology: Online and offline Mode. Contact classes - 2 days physical sessions on campus. The physical sessions would take place at the end of the programme and only during a weekend. Students will be provided with a few options to choose from

Fees:

INR 19,500 inclusive of accommodation and food

Eligibility: Any individual, who has completed an undergraduate degree is eligible to join this diploma programme.

Course Outline for the Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

  • Types of Legislation
  • Classification of primary legislation [Bills and Acts]
  • Structure and format of Bills and Acts
  • Historical development of Legislative Drafting
  • Objectives of Legislative Drafting

MODULE 2: LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

  • Development of legislative policy
  • Comparison of Indian and foreign legislative processes
  • Implementation of trade agreements through domestic legislation
  • Role of legislative committees in developing legislation
  • Role of professional legislative services and other legislative support services

MODULE 3: STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

  • Importance of Interpretation
  • Judicial Approach to Interpretation
  • Aids to Interpretation
  • Interpretative Assumptions and Presumptions

MODULE 4: WRITING AND GRAMMAR

  • Grammar and Important Grammatical Terms
  • Basic components of legislative sentences
  • Types of legislative Sentences
  • Components of Legislative Sentences
  • Punctuations and Capitalisations
  • Subject, Verb and Modifiers
  • Gender Neutral Drafting

MODULE 5: STRUCTURING

  • Preparing an Outline
  • Drafting sentences and sections
  • Paragraphing and Numbering
  • Ordering and linking sentences in a section

MODULE 6: DRAFTING

  • Preliminary and Final Provisions
  • Explanatory Material
  • Long Titles and Preambles
  • Short Titles
  • Words of Enactment
  • Commencement and Expiry Provisions

MODULE 7: DRAFTING INTERPRETATIVE PROVISIONS

  • General considerations
  • Definitions generally
  • Labelling definitions
  • Stipulating definitions
  • Syntax of definitions
  • Interpretative rules
  • Hints and checks

MODULE 8: PURPOSE CLAUSES

  • Introduction
  • Importance of Purpose Clause
  • Drafting a Purpose Clause

MODULE 9: APPLICATION PROVISIONS

  • Introduction
  • Importance of Application Provisions
  • Provisions biding the sate
  • Extra-territorial application

MODULE 10: SCHEDULES

  • Introduction
  • Drafting Schedules

MODULE 11: OTHER PROVISIONS

  • Amending and Repealing Provisions
  • Compliance Provisions
  • Penal Provisions

MODULE 12: DELEGATION OF POWERS TO LEGISLATE

  • Introduction
  • Delegation of Powers

MODULE 13: DRAFTING SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

  • General Considerations
  • Drafting Approach
  • Drafting Details
  • Drafting Executive Instruments

MODULE 14: DRAFTING INSTRUCTIONS AND ROLE OF LEGISLATORS

  • Stages in the preparation of legislation
  • Enacting the legislative text
  • Subsidiary legislation
  • Getting drafting instructions
  • Analysing drafting instructions

Unique Features of this online programme 


  • Online lectures that are recorded for future access to all enrolled students
  • Course developed by learned academicians and practicing lawyers
  • Study at your own pace
  • Audio Video Presentations along with Electronic material, which can be printed for references
  • Focus on real life case study examples
  • Continuous access to mentors and career counselling advice
  • Only 2 days - On campus physical interaction with GNLU faculty, skills trainers and practicing lawyers [This will take place either in May 2019; June 2019 of July 2019 ONLY (Days are flexible)[Several options will be provided]
  • Get a chance to meet and interact with the experts and network among lawyers
  • On campus boarding and lodging facility will be provided to all students
  • University Identity cards to all registered diploma students
  • Learn everything on the go - online
  • Practical oriented evaluation - 2 MCQ tests and a few assignments/case studies
  • Animated presentations on important topics
  • Response time to queries - Less than 12 hours
  • Mentor monitored training programmes available to all

Documents required [To be uploaded online]

  •  10th Class Pass certificate [photocopy will also do]
  •  12th Class Marksheet [photocopy will also do]
  •  Scanned Copy of your signature
  •  Scanned ID Proof [photocopy will also do]
  •  Scanned Copy of your Passport Size photograph
  •  Undergraduate certificate [if applicable] [photocopy will also do]
  •  Post graduate certificate [if applicable] [photocopy will also do]

Optional Documents

FEES

Course Fee: Rs. 19500/-  [For Indian Students] 

Note: Candidates applying for the course are instructed to verify eligibility criteria before registering for the course. Admission of ineligible candidates shall be cancelled and Rs. 200/- shall be deducted from the fees paid before processing refund.

PAYMENT FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS [WITHIN INDIA]

Online payment through Bill Desk payment gateway. Students are requested to click on the Join Now button for payment. Bill Desk is an online payment gateway, used by GNLU for fee collection.

INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEM

[Online learning] the instructional system consists of:

  • Self-instructional material
  • Audio-video/Digital programmes
  • Online Support
  • Interactive Counseling [Mentor Monitored Programmes]
  • Online classroom sessions

FOR ANY QUERY, PLEASE CONTACT - onlinecourses@gnlu.ac.in

Refund Policy
Rules for the refund of fee on the account of Withdrawal/Cancellation of admission

·Admission can be withdrawn by the written application addressed to Dean Extension and Training Department, Gujarat National Law University.

·Application for withdrawal of admission made within the first 30 days of the start of course shall be entitled to full refund of admission fee after the deduction of administrative charges.

·Application for withdrawal of admission made after the first 30 days of the start of the course shall not be entitled to refund of admission fee.