The BBM-LL.B. is a special integrated 5-year law course that aims at creating a band of modern lawyers who are knowledgeable and skilled to meet the current requirements of the law profession. This degree qualifies the graduates to apply for membership of the bar to practice law in Nepal. It meets all requirements of the professional undergraduate law degree or Legum Baccalaureus with additional exposure to management that creates an added advantage for them to work as lawyers in the corporate sector and public enterprises.
Study of this course will enable the law students to develop a competitive edge for them in the business sector including the practice of business law in law courts and quasi-judicial tribunals. The recent changes in the Nepalese economy and global economic scenario have necessitated a strong demand for a breed of youngsters with the knowledge of law coupled with the core essentials of management and business to enhance productivity.
In modern Nepal, there is hardly a field of management without legal relevance. This integrated degree has been designed against this backdrop. Unlike traditional law degrees, this program offers a unique combination of business and legal content. It equips students with management skills and comprehensive knowledge of business law, thus, enabling them to assess and solve complex issues from a variety of different perspectives. In addition to teaching relevant content from corporate accounting and finance, strategic management, personnel management, marketing and corporate and business laws, the program places a particular focus on valuable legal and management skills.
BBM-LL.B offers you the opportunity to study the foundations of law alongside compulsory modules in business administration.
You learn and think about the operation, scope and role of law within society – understanding the way the law shapes and is shaped by morality, public perception, politics and day to day events. You study the social impact of law, and develop your academic and professional skills in a supportive and intellectually rewarding environment.
By studying business administration, you gain the skills and knowledge essential for managing key areas of corporate bodies or organisations. You develop an understanding of the role and interrelationship between strategic management, human resource management and operations management. You have an appreciation of the challenges facing managers from both an operational and a strategic perspective, and are sensitive to the need for mainstreaming of business ethics and corporate social responsibility into management policy and practice.
KUSOL is committed for an approach which enables you to think critically about law within the broader context of society, considering it's role and impact, and the potential it has to change the society we live in.
Our clinical legal education (CLE) offers the opportunity to the students to gain experience of real legal practice under the supervision of qualified lawyers.
"Our BBM-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 Management, which is already a leading management school in Nepal and the region, in the education of the management components of the BBM-LL.B course.
In addition to the opportunities at Bar, and the Government of Nepal, the BBM-LL.B graduates may find job offers as in-house lawyers or officers at commercial and development banks, finance companies, investment companies, mutual funds, insurance companies, business houses, construction sector, power industry, hospitals, roads and transport entities, tourism and other industrial sectors.
All type of infrastructural projects in Nepal need quality lawyers to protect their business interests and uphold rule of law. Therefore, this integrated course caters to this demand unfolding before the graduates, and enables them to explore these vistas of opportunities that lie ahead.
A graduate of BBM-LL.B is qualified to choose the Master of Laws (LL.M) or Master of Business Administration, 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)