CLAT or the Common Law Entrance Test is a hard nut to crack. Every section is individually challenging enough. When it comes to preparing for the CLAT 2021, the syllabus is very specific, but it is vast. Various sections included in the syllabus are the following:

  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Law of Contracts
  3. Law of Torts
  4. Criminal Law
  5. International Law
  6. Intellectual Property Rights

All these sections have a lot of important topics under them which need to be prepared well. To cover all these topics, you will need to refer to multiple books and resources, including legal blogs, magazines, and current affairs.

To prepare for the International Law for CLAT 2021, a proper preparation strategy is required. 

To ace up your International Law preparation, you should make sure that you study all the important topics included in this section thoroughly.

To give you an idea, here are the important topics which you should study as a part of International Law:

Important Topics of the International Law for CLAT 2021:

  • Major international bodies like the UN, WTO, IMF, World Bank, etc.
  • Dispute settlements
  • International treaties
  • Humanitarian laws, UN charter
  • Law of the sea
  • State recognition
  • Territorial disputes
  • Terrorism in different forms
  • Environmental laws

International Law itself is broadly categorized into two kinds:

  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law (also known as the ‘conflict of laws’)

While the Public International Law is related to the inter-governmental issues, i.e. relationships between governments of two countries or between the government of a country and the international organizations.

A deep understanding of both of these aspects of International Law is required to crack the questions of the CLAT exam.

In recent times, the scope of International Laws has increased even more to cover more important additions in the field such as:

  • Human Rights
  • Space Law
  • Economics and Trade Laws

In recent times, the list of actors (or subjects) covered by international law has rapidly expanded to include more contemporary topics like human rights, space law, and economic and trade-related issues, to name a few.

If you are passionate about studying Internation Law even further, you can opt for a 5-year integrated LLB course (undergraduate) in International Law, or an LLM degree (postgraduate course). Anyone who has passed class 12 with a recognized board and cleared the CLAT exam can get enrolled for this course. However, if you want to get a seat in one of the prestigious Law Colleges in India, you will have to clear CLAT with a good rank as these admissions are given on the basis of CLAT merit lists.

For entrance into LLM, the eligibility criteria is an LLB degree or an equivalent exam from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Here are some popular Law Universities where you can study International Law:

  • West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, West Bengal
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam
  • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  • Dr. Ambedkar National Law University, Haryana
  • Karnataka State Law University, Karnataka
  • Indian Law Society College, Pune
  • Sharda University, Noida

Here are the various Professions or Job Roles that you can look forward to, once you finish your degree in the International Law:

  • Legal Analyst
  • Government Lawyer for International Litigation
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Criminal Lawyer For Cases That Have An International Characteristic
  • A judge in an International Court of Law