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The INTRODUCTION TO LAW- Book 1 consists of following topics given below:
MODULE I: Concept of Law
Approach: The purpose for this module is to acquaint the learners with the meaning of Law, the Legal Systems that prevail in the globe and the various classifications of legal systems.
Meaning of Law
Classification of Legal System
Personal Law I: Hindu Law and Muslim Law
Personal Law II: Christian, Parsi and Jewish Law
MODULE – II: Functions and Techniques of Law
Approach: Law is omnipotent and accordingly it has many and varied functions. This module is designed to familiarise the students with the functions and techniques of law which would enable them to understand the application of law.
Normative Functions of Law and Social Control Hours
Principles of Natural Justice
Techniques of Law and Remedies I
Techniques of Law and Remedies II
MODULE – III: Classification of Law
Approach: This module is designed for the purpose of making the students aware about the various sources and classification of law. The basic understanding about the different categories in the types of law can be learned by the learner and their division is also available in this module.
Civil Law and Criminal Law
Substantive Law and Procedural or Adjective Law
Public Law and Private Law
MODULE – IV: Indian Court System and Methods of Resolution of Disputes
Approach: The module provides for the legal mechanism that is meant to resolve disputes and problems that arise in the day to day transactions even between the neighbours and those who reside in the community through the intervention of Courts, Tribunals and alternative means of dispute resolution.
Indian Judicial System
Justice Delivery System
Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Legal Services and Lok Adalat
MODULE – V: The Constitution of India (I)
Approach: This module would give an idea of the structure of Indian Constitutional system. This will also acquaint the learners with the salient features of the Constitution. It has also been designed to develop among learners an insight into the Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties and Directive Principles of the State Policy enshrined in the Constitution.
Constitution and Its Nature
Constitutionalism and Preamble
Fundamental Rights and Duties
Directive Principles of State Policy
MODULE – VI: The Constitution of India (II)
Approach: The purpose of this module is to familiarise the learners with powers, functions and working of the principal functionaries of three organs of the government both at the Union and the State (provincial) level as embodied in the Indian Constitution.