LiveLaw Academy's Certificate Course On Constitution By Adv. Avani Bansal

Update: 2022-07-01 12:21 GMT

LIVE LAW Presents Certificate Course On 'Constitution Of India' (A Comprehensive Online Course To Understand Theory And Practice Behind Constitution Of India ; Model Based On Lecture + Discussion + Case Studies)

The Experiment of Democracy In India Depends On How Well We Can Preserve Our Constitutional Foundations. So It Is Imperative That There Is Atleast One Constitutional Expert In Every Home. -Adv. Avani Bansal

Course Description :

This Course is designed for all those who want to understand the Constitution of India. Constitution of India was written so that every common person can read, understand and apply it. But today it has become limited to discussions amongst lawyers and judges. This course is an attempt to demystify and simplify the Architecture, Design and Content of the Constitution of India.

It seeks to divide the Constitution in a unique twenty weeks syllabus (with one week reserved as a review week), to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire Constitution with sufficient details. Every lecture is interspersed with a reading of important Constitutional provisions, and relevant constitutional cases to understand the application of these provisions.

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the course instructor and each other, and also make case presentations, in order to develop the skill of critically analysing Constitutional cases.

While prior legal education /background is helpful, it is not compulsory. The Course will be taught in a way so as to build from the basics and then cover finer nuances. Please note that the Course is fairly detailed in its approach and anyone seeking a mere cursory approach to the reading of the Constitution will find it rather exhaustive.

Who Can Apply :

Open To All : This course can be taken by anyone willing to read, understand and apply the Constitution of India. Age, gender, education background is no bar.

Course Period : 16th July to 3rd December (Every Saturday, 4 to 7 PM)

This Course is a twenty one week intensive course, with a total of 60 hours + teaching time.

Certificate : Certificate will be granted to each student who :

  • Attends atleast 50 percent classes; and
  • Submits 50 percent Assignments; and
  • Gains above 50 percent in atleast 50 percent assignments.

Course Fee : Rs. 6000 + GST

Registration Link:

Week Wise Distribution of Subjects:

Week 1

16th July, 2022

Overview and Context

● Why Does the Constitution Matter In Our Everyday Lives?

● Terminology, History and Vision behind the Constitution

● The Making of Our Constitution

● Salient Features of Our Constitution

Week 2

23rd July, 2022

Architecture of the Constitution

● Division of the Constitution in Parts, Chapters and Articles

● How to read the Constitution and find what you are looking for

● How to find relevant Constitutional cases

Week 3

30th July, 2022

Central Legislative Body & Process – The Parliament

● Composition of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

● Parliamentary Membership – Qualification ; Disqualification ; Termination ; Anti Defection Law

● Meeting and Officers of Parliament

● Termination of Parliament

● Functions of Parliament

● Parliamentary Privileges

● Delegation of Legislative Powers

Week 4

6th August, 2022

Central Executive

● President and Vice President

● Council of Ministers

● Collective Responsibility

● Executive, Legislative and Judicial Functions of the Central Executive

● Attorney General

Week 5

13th August, 2022

Supreme Court

● Appointment of Judges + Relevant Cases

● Jurisdiction and Powers of SC + Writ Jurisdiction Under Art. 32

● Article 136 – SLP

● Appeals from Tribunals

● Miscellaneous Provisions

Week 6

20th August, 2022

Territory of India

Provisions Pertaining To Territory of India

Re-organisation of States

Cessation of Territory

+ Remaining Cases from Earlier Sessions

Week 7

27th August, 2022

State Legislature

● Composition of Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly

● Qualification and Disqualification ; Anti-Defection Laws

● Meeting of State Legislatures; Officers ; Dissolution of House

● Functions of State Legislatures

● Relations Between Two Houses

● Legislative Privileges

Week 8

3rd September, 2022

State Executive

● Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers

● Working of the Executive + Powers of the Governor

● Executive, Legislative and Judicial Powers of the Executive

● Advocate General

Week 9

10th September, 2022

State Judiciary

● Appointment of Judges at High Court

● Jurisdiction and Powers of High Courts

● Writ Jurisdiction – Art. 226 + Art. 227

● Subordinate Judiciary

Week 10

17th September, 2022

Union Territories And Special Provisions Concerning Some States

● Union Territories and How They Are Governed

● Special Provisions in Constitution Regarding Gujarat, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim

● Scheduled and Tribal Areas

● Municipal Bodies

Week 11

24th September, 2022

Legislative Relations Between Center and States

● The Three Lists

● Principles of Interpretation

● Residuary Powers and When Entries in Different Lists Conflict

Week 12

1st October, 2022

Financial Relations Between Center and States

● Taxing Powers + Central and State Taxes

● Fees

● Restrictions on Taxing Powers

● Finance Commission

● Borrowing Power

Week 13

8th October, 2022

Administrative Relations Between Center and States

● Welfare State and Need for Administrative Law

● Center-State Administrative Coordination

● All India Services

● Miscellaneous

Week 14

15th October, 2022

I. Emergency Provisions

● Different Types of Emergencies + When They Can Be Invoked

● Case Laws During Emergency

II. Cooperative Federalism

● What is Cooperative Federalism

● Different Councils and Statutory Bodies

● Coordination between Finance and Planning Commission

Week 15

22nd October, 2022

I. Trade, Commerce and Intercourse

● Interrelation between Art. 19 (1) (g) and Art. 301

● Regulatory measures

● Exceptions to Freedom of Trade and Commerce

II. Official Languages

● Languages Debates and Official Language

● Judicial Approach

Week 16

29th October, 2022

I. Citizenship

● Citizenship At The Time of Constitution

● Citizenship Act, 1955

● Corporation and Not Citizen

II. Elections

● Nature of Elections

● Election Commission

● Election Disputes

● Party System

● Relevant Cases

Week 17

5th November, 2022

Fundamental Rights – Part I

● Article 12, Article 13, Article 14

(Definition of State, Right To Equality)

● Article 15 – 18

(Right Against Discrimination ; Equality of Opportunity ; Reservation Debate ; Abolition of Untouchability)

Week 18

12th November, 2022

Fundamental Rights – Part II

● Article 19- 21

● Freedom of Speech and Expression ; Freedom of Press ; Right to Life and Right To Live With Dignity ; Protection Against Double Jeopardy; Ex-Post Facto Laws & Self Incrimination)

● Right Against Custodial Torture; Preventive Detention ; Right to Education ; Right Against Exploitation

Week 19

19th November, 2022

Fundamental Rights – Part III

● Right to Religion and Freedom of Conscience

● Right of Minorities to Establish and Manage Educational Institutions

● Right to Protect One's Culture and Language

● Right to Property – before 1978 Position and After It

Week 20

26th November, 2022

I. Right to Constitutional Remedies – Art. 32

II. Directive Principles of State Policy

III. Fundamental Duties

IV. Constitutional Amendments

Week 21

3rd December, 2022

Review Week

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