Department of Law



Location and short History of the Department Department.
of Law was established in November 1959 for the Purpose of imparting LL.M. Degree Course Post-graduate Legal Education and encouraging Legal research.


HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION The Department offers hostel accommodation to its students. The University maintains a hostel for the students of the University Departments. The Department of Law is allocated some seats in the University hostels. There are 25 seats for boys and 02 seats for girls available for Law students.
Hostel accommodation for Indian Students is provided at JagannathShankarseth Hall, Mumbai University Hostel, 20, Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20.
Hostel accommodation for foreign students is provided in the International Student House, ‘C’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20.
LIBRARY The Department of Law is located close to the historical Rajabai Tower Library of University of Mumbai in the Fort Campus. The Periodicals Section of the Library of University of Mumbai is located in the same building as the Department of Law. Students of Department of Law are eligible to access the facilities of this library after obtaining a Readers Ticket. This application for this ticket has to be submitted through the department and has to be countersigned by the Head of the Department.


The Department of Law is proud to have various eminent personalities as its Alumni. Alumni of the department include
Shri Shivaraj Patil
Governor of the state of Punjab
Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh
Hon. (Mr.) Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari
Bombay High Court
Hon. (Mr.) Justice V.M. Kanade
Bombay High Court.
Hon. (Mr.) Justice R.Y. Ganoo
Bombay High Court
Hon. (Dr.) Justice S. Radhakrishnan
MATT, Mumbai
Dr. Chandra Krisnamurthy
Pondicherry University
Justice B.N. Srikrishna,
Former Judge,
Supreme Court of India
Justice Hosbet Suresh
Former Judge,
Bombay High Court
Hon. (Mr.) Justice Ferdino Rebello
former Chief Justice
Allahabad High Court
Shri Dilip Valse Patil
Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Dr. PoornimaAdvani
Former Chairperson,
National Commission for Women
Dr. Vijay S. Chitnis
Former Member,
Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission
Shri Anant Kalse
Principal Secretary,
Maharashtra Legislature Secretariat
Shri Subhash Avate
Retd. Add. Director General of Police (Planning)
Maharashtra State
Shri Ramesh Ubale
Retd. IAS Officer
Mrs. Sunanda Joshi
Retd. Principal Judge,
Family Court,


Department of Law,
Room No.126, 1st floor,
University of Mumbai Fort,
Mumbai- 400 032 India.
Phone No.:22708 726
Direct : 22676002.
Working Hours From 11.00 am. to 6.00 p.m. (1.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. Lunch Time.)



Post graduate Course

Programme Name: LL.M.
The LL.M. Course follows the Semester System and is of a duration of 2 years (Four Semesters). The academic year, which consists of two terms, begins in July and ends in May.
The minimum qualification for making an application for admission to the LL.M. degree course is a Second Class LL.B. degree obtained at the one and same sitting of this University or a degree recognized as equivalent thereto for general category. However, candidate belonging to reserved category they make an application to the LL.M. Degree course with a Pass Class. An application for admission to the LL.M. degree course must be made in the prescribed form and be submitted to the Department of Law within the prescribed time, immediately after the declaration of the results of the LL.B. degree examination of this University held in first half of every year.
Admission forms for the LL.M. degree course shall be referred to the Committee comprising of Head of University Department of Law and the recognized Post-graduate teachers of the University.


Post Graduate Diploma Course

The Department of Law was established in November 1959 for the purpose of imparting post graduate legal education and encouraging legal research, the need for which was felt long ago as Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and the importance of the study of Law and legal research cannot be over emphasized.
The Department provides for courses leading to LL.M., M.Phil., Ph.D. Degree and the following Post Graduate Diploma Courses. 1. Post Graduate Diploma Course in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Securities Law (SECURITIES)
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Information Technology (CYBER)

Syllabus for Post Graduation

The LL.M. course is available in six specializations. (Groups)
Group I Constitutional and Administrative Law
Group II Business Law
Group III Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology
Group IV Human Rights Law
Group V Criminal Law and Criminal Administration
Group VI Environment and Legal OrderFoundation (Compulsory) Papers (for all groups)
Paper I Law And Social Transformation In India
Paper II Indian Constitutional Law: The New Challenges
Paper III Judicial Process
Paper IV Legal Education and Research MethodologyOptional Papers
Group I Constitutional And Administrative Law
Paper I – Constitutionalism : Pluralism and Federalism
Paper II – National Security Public Order and Rule of Law
Paper III- Comparative Constitutional Law
Paper IV – Administrative Process : Nature and Scope
Paper V – Administrative Process and Judicial Control
Paper VI – Public Authorities and Power Holders : Controls on MaladministrationGroup II Business Law
Paper I – Fundamental Principles of Law of Contract and Allied Laws
Paper II – Global Trade under World Trade Organisation
Paper III – Corporate Law
Paper IV – Law Relating to Customs and Foreign Exchange
Paper V – Law of Insurance
Paper VI – Banking LawsGroup III Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology
Paper I – Intellectual Property and International Organizations and Agreements
Paper II – Patent Law
Paper III – Trademarks
Paper IV – Copyrights and other Related Rights
Paper V – Law of Industrial Designs, Geographical Indications, Layout Designs Etc.
Paper VI – Information TechnologyGroup IV Human Rights Law
Paper I – Concept and Development of Human Rights
Paper II – Human Rights and International Order
Paper III – Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights in India
Paper IV – Human Rights of Disadvantaged Groups
Paper V – International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law
Paper VI – Science, Technology and Human RightsGroup V Criminal Law and Criminal Administration
Paper I – Criminal Jurisprudence
Paper II – Penal Laws
Paper III- Criminology
Paper IV – Collective Violence and Criminal Justice System
Paper V – Penology : Treatment of Offenders
Paper VI – Forensic Science and Scientific Investigation of CrimeGroup VI Environment and Legal Order
Paper I – Environmental Development : Law and Policy
Paper II – Resource Management and the Law
Paper III – Prevention and Control of Pollution
Paper IV – Environment and International Legal Order
Paper V – Biological Diversity and Legal Order
Paper VI – Environmental Legislation

Teaching Staff


Department Faculty (Full Time)

  • Dr. Swati D. Rautela,  Professor & Head,  Department of Law
    I/c. Director, University of Mumbai Law Academy, Kalina Campus, Santacruz
  • Rajeshri N. Varhadi, Professor 
  • Sanjay V. Jadhav, Assistant Professor
  • Alka R. Patil, Assistant Professor
  • Deepali T. Patil, Assistant Professor
  • Shri Sheetal Kumar Setia, Assistant Professor

Rashmi M. Oza,  Professor
I/c Chair Professor – Justice M.C. Chagla Chair in “Human Rights and Civil Liberties”



Non-Teaching Staff


Smt. Neha Nandkumar Bane, Head Clerk

Shri. Nandkumar D. Salvi, Head Clerk

Smt. Priyanka Yogesh Raut, Higher Grade Stenographer

Smt. Pallavi Prakash Sonawane, Research Assistant

Kum. S.S. Ajgaonkar, Junior Typist-Clerk (Temp.)

Shri. M.D. Ghadi, Junior Typist-Clerk (Temp.)

Kum. S.D. Murhey, Junior Typist-Clerk (Temp.)

Shri  S.G. Yerunkar, Junior Typist-Clerk (Temp.)

Shri  R.H. More, Peon

Shri  G. M. Sonar, Peon

Shri  S.S. Shengale, Peon (Temp.)

Shri  R.J. Adhangale, Peon (Temp.)


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Ph.D. in Law- Minimum 2 Years after LL.M. 3 Years after LL.B.
Ph.D. admission will generally be restricted to the students who have obtained the LL.M. degree of this University or of any other University recognised by this University as equivalent thereto with minimum of fifty-five percent marks (General Category) and fifty percent marks (Reserve Category). A student who has obtained an LL.B. degree may be admitted to the Ph.D. degree if he clears an Aptitude Test conducted by the concerned Department of the University.
A candidate for Ph.D. Degree must have worked to carry out research for a minimum period of two years (24 months) from date of registration. A student with LL.B. degree is required to work for a minimum period of three academic years.