CBSE Class 12 Legal Studies Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 12 Legal Studies Syllabus 2022-23 includes Judiciary, Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights in India, Legal Profession in India, Legal Services, International Context etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 12 Legal Studies CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 12 Legal Studies model question papers but it also provides class 12 Legal Studies chapter-wise test papers, class 12 Legal Studies best revision notes and other study material for class 12 Legal Studies students.

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CBSE Class – 12
Legal Studies (Code No. 074)
Syllabus (2022-23)

Times : 3 Hrs
Marks : 80

S.No. PeriodsMarks
2Topics of Law4020
3Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution3010
4Human Rights in India3010
5Legal Profession in India3010
6Legal Services3010
7International Context3010
8Project (Based on Syllabus)2020

Theory- 80 marks (One Paper)
Internal Assessment- Project Based Assessment- 20 marks

Course Contents:

  1. Structure and Hierarchy of Courts and Legal Offices in India
  2. Constitution, Roles and Impartiality
  3. Appointments, Trainings, Retirement and Removal of Judges
  4. Courts and Judicial Review
2Topics of Law
  1. Law of Property
  2. Law of Contracts
  3. Law of Torts
  4. Introduction to Criminal Laws in India
  5. Administrative Law
3Arbitration, Tribunal Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  1. Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems
  2. Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution
  3. Types of ADR- Arbitration, Administrative Tribunals
  4. Mediation and Conciliation
  5. Lok Adalats
  6. Ombudsman
  7. Lokpal and Lokayukta
4Human Rights in India
  1. Constitutional framework and Related laws in India- Human Rights in India; Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy
  2. Complaint mechanism of quasi judicial bodiesNHRC, NCM, NCW, NCSC and NCST
5Legal Profession in India
  1. The Advocates Act, 1961
  2. The Bar Council of India
  3. Lawyers and Professional Ethics Professional duties of an advocate; Advertising by Lawyers
  4. Opportunities for Law graduates
  5. Legal Education in India
  6. Liberalization of the Legal Profession
  7. Women and Legal Profession in India.
6Legal Services
  1. Free Legal Aid under Criminal law, Legal Aid by the State, Legal Aid under the Indian Constitution
  2. NALSA Regulations, 2010
  3. Criteria for giving free Legal Services
  4. Lok Adalats
  5. Legal Aid in Context of Social Justice and Human Rights
7International Context
  1. Introduction to International Law
  2. Sources of International Law – Treaties, Customs and ICJ Decisions
  3. International Institutions
  4. International Human Rights
  5. Customary International Law
  6. International law & Municipal Law
  7. International Law & India
  8. Dispute Resolution – ICJ, ICC and Other
    Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
8Project ( Based on Syllabus) Refer below

Legal Studies

Time : 3 Hours
Max. Marks : 80

S.No.CompetenciesTotal Marks% Weightage
1Remembering and Understanding
Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts, and answers. Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas
Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way.
3Analysing, Evaluating and Creating:
Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support, generalizations, Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria. Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions

1. No chapter wise weightage. Care to be taken to cover all the chapters.
2. Suitable internal variations may be made for generating various templates.
There will be no overall choice in the question paper. However, 33% internal choices will be given in all the sections.

Internal Assessment

A Project based internal assessment of twenty marks will be done as indicated above.

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