CBSE CLASS 11 Legal Studies SYLLABUS 2015-16 CBSE

CBSE Class 11 Legal studies Syllabus of 2015-16 SA1-SA2

This includes both Term 1 and Term 2 Legal studies syllabus for Class 11.

Course Structure

Both Terms

S.No. Units Marks
1 Theory and Nature of Political Institutions 20
2 Nature and Sources of Law 20
3 Historical Evolution of Indian Legal System 20
4 Civil and Criminal Courts and Process 20
5 Family Justice System 20
Total 100

Unit 1: Theory and Nature of Political Institutions

  • Concept of State/Nation
  • Organs of Government – Legislative, Executive and Judiciary
  • Separation of Powers – Parliamentary Sovereignty and Judicial
  • Independence
  • Constitutional Framework of India

Unit 2: Nature and Sources of Law

  • Legislation – process, delegated and subordinate legislation
  • Case Law – Stare decisis, precedents within the hierarchy of courts
  • Authoritative Sources
  • Custom
  • Law Reform

Unit 3: Historical Evolution of Indian Legal System

  • Ancient Indian Law
  • English law in India
  • Administration of Justice in British India
  • Charter of 1861 and subsequent Charters
  • Establishment of High Courts and the Federal Court
  • Drafting of the Indian Constitution
  • Ancient Indian Law in Modern Legal Framework

Unit 4: Civil and Criminal Courts and Process

  • The Civil Court Structure
  • The Criminal Court Structure
  • The Civil Process
  • The Criminal Process – investigation and prosecution

Unit 5: Family Justice System

  • Institutional Framework
  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Children
  • Domestic Violence

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