Since its birth, CLAT LLM has gone through many changes over the years. Many times, experiments have made with the pattern of exam. But this time, the inclusion of Environmental Law in syllabus has been the core changes to talk about.
As we all know that this time, Chanakya National Law University, Patna will conduct Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for post graduate law programmes for admissions to LLM programme(PG) for 18 National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT PG is the most desired law entrance exam for post graduate law programme admissions in NLUs.
In CLAT LLM 2016, the syllabus of other law subjects consisted of Contracts, Torts, International Law, IPR etc. But, this time around, Environmental Law has been included in the syllabus of CLAT LLM 2017.
Environmental Law consists of many minor and major Acts. Such as:
- The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
- The Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
- The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986,
- The National Environment Tribunal Act, 1955
- The National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997
- Indian Forest Act, 1927
- The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
- The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972;
- Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
- Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
This inclusion of Environmental Law in CLAT LLM Syllabus is very much related to the fact that the concern for environment is growing everyday.
In coming article, we will try to analyse how to cope up with those minor and major acts of Environmental Law.