Department of Law

Faculty of Arts

University of Jaffna

Our Vision

To be a leading legal centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship.


Our Mission

To be a leading legal centre of academic excellence in producing intellectuals professionally competent in law by providing quality teaching, learning, and carrying out research to meet the emerging needs of the national and international community with special emphasis on the social, economical and cultural needs of Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka.

Introduction to Legal English Course - Students Survey

The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Law – Webinar (02/2020)


Department of Law, University of Jaffna

The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Law – Webinar (02/2020)

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“COVID-19 & Labour Issues: The Legal Responses”


Speaker:

Mr. A. Sarveswaran

Senior Lecturer,

Department of Private & Comparative Law

Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

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Facilitated by:

Mrs. T. Shayanthan

Head, Department of Law University of Jaffna

Date: 10.12.2020

Time: 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Webinar Link: https://learn.zoom.us/j/65947446821?pwd=N1ppc1ZZaU9YUTk0UDNEa2tuNjMzdz09

All are welcome


Department of Law, UNIVERSITY OF jAFFNA

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Our approach to the study of law

Law manages to affect everything, and is closely inter connected with other disciplines, particularly the social sciences. From international relations in international law, to medicine in tort law, to sociology in family law, to economics in contract law, the law interacts with a wide variety of disciplines.

We encourage our students to take a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of law while at the same time firmly grounding themselves in the foundations of that which makes law a distinct discipline. We aspire to teach, study and research the law both as an academic discipline of its own standing while also exploring its multi-disciplinary contours. We are concerned equally with producing technically sound lawyers as well as kindling the spirit of constantly asking the question of what the law ought to be. In other words our philosophy of teaching places equal importance on the question of ‘what is the law?’ as well as on ‘what ought to be the law?’. This we believe is what distinguishes an academic study of the law from a professional study of the law.

GRADUATE PROFILE, BACHELOR OF LAWS, UNIVERSITY OF JAFFNA

The Department of Law will produce graduates who:

are competent in the field of law, aware of comparative perspectives and understand the interaction between law and other academic disciplines.

possess the core legal skills necessary to practice law in Sri Lanka either by way of litigation and/or non-litigation such as working in the private sector, non- governmental sector et al.

apply legal skills towards problem solving, policy making and other related relevant interventions at the local, national or global levels.

develop a critical and empathetic perspective of the law in terms of relationship with plural notions of justice, impact on societies and are committed to using their skills to help the marginalized in society

are passionate about justice, empathetic, aware of the impact of the law on society, sensitive to the needs of different communities in Sri Lanka and committed to using their skills to help the marginalized in society

Notice of Suspension of Face to Face Lectures

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Farewell Evening

Farewell to Dr. K. Guruparan Organized by the Law Students Association, Department of Law, University of Jaffna on 12.10. 2020

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PARTICIPANTS OF VIS MOOT COURT BENCH OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS 2020

Two member Mooting Team of the Department of Law, UoJ, comprising of Ms. Shannel Gunathileka and Ms. Mathuri Kathiravelu participated in the VIS MOOT COURT BENCH OF COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION AND CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS 2020 Organized by USAID. Ms. Mathuri Kathiravelu received the Spirit of Moot Court Bench Award for the year of 2020.


Announcement of Special Leave


The students of the Department of Law are hereby informed that the University of Jaffna has declared a special holiday on the Monday,17th August 2020.

Academic activities of the Third Year Students will be re-commencing on 18th August 2020.


International tamil debating competition-2020

A two member debating team of the Department of Law, UoJ, comprising Ms. Kathirtharshini Parameswaran and Ms. Diloginy Moses, has moved to the Semi-Finals in the International Tamil Debating Tournament -2020, organised by Tamil Studies Unit, Language Department, IPOH Campus, Perak, Malaysia.

Covid-19 Preparedness Programme for the Final Year Students of the Department of Law

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Covid-19 Preparedness Programme for Final Year Students - Agenda (10.08.2020)

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The Department of Law, UoJ, Instructs the Students of the Department to strictly adhere with the health instructions of the Health Promotion Bureau, Sri Lanka

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Important Information for the THIRD Year Students of the LL.B UnderGraduates of the Department of Law

University of Jaffna

Recommencement of academic activities for the Third Year Students of the Department of Law

Face-to-Face academic activities for the Third Year students will be commencing on 17th August 2020 at the 3rd Floor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna. The Department has scheduled COVID-19 awareness programme for the Third Year Students on 17th August 2020, at 9.00am, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna.

Academic Calendar for the Year III, Semester I

The Third Year, Semester I, Face-to-Face academic activities will resume on 17th August 2020 and will end on 2nd October 2020.

Google Form to get information of students

The Department will circulate a Google Form among the final year students in order to get background information relating to the residency, travel history, status of health.

Students are also required to fill the form sent by the Dean/FGS, it can be downloaded in the below link and required to handover it at the Dean's office of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna on 17th August 2020. (Click here to download the form)

Student-Staff Communication

Ms. Supasini Pakkiyanathan, Student Counselor will be the first point of contact in any case of emergency. (Mobile -071 992 2299)

Mrs. Thushani Shayanthan, Head/Law, will be available for further assistance on matters that Ms. Supasini Pakkianathan cannot resolve. (Department of Law - 0212 229 601)

Important Information for the Final Year Students of the LL.B UnderGraduates of the Department of Law

University of Jaffna

Recommencement of academic activities for the Final Year Students of the Department of Law

Face-to-Face academic activities for the Final Year students will be commencing on 10th August 2020 at the 3rd Floor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna. The Department has scheduled COVID-19 awareness programme for the Final Year on 9.00am, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna.

Academic Calendar for the Year IV, Semester I

The Final Year, Semester I, Face-to-Face academic activities will resume on 10th August 2020 and will end on 25th September 2020.

Students Hostel

Hostels for the female students of the Final Year LL.B Undergraduates, will be available at the 'New Girls Hostel- Kokuvil, University of Jaffna', from 9th August 2020. Hostels for male students of the Final Year LL.B undergraduates, will be available at Balasingam Hostel, University of Jaffna from 9th August 2020.

You may contact Ms. Supasini Pakkiyanathan, the Student Counsellor of the Department of Law for further information.

Google Form to get information of students

The Department will circulate a Google Form among the final year students in order to get background information relating to the residency, travel history, status of health. All students are required to furnish the Google Form on or before the 07th of August 2020.

Students are also required to fill the form sent by the Dean/FGS, it can be downloaded in the below link and required to handover it at the Dean's office of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna on 10th August 2020. (Click here to download the form)

Student-Staff Communication

Ms. Supasini Pakkiyanathan, Student Counselor will be the first point of contact in any case of emergency. (Mobile -071 992 2299)

Mrs. Thushani Shayanthan, Head/Law, will be available for further assistance on matters that Ms. Supasini Pakkianathan cannot resolve. (Department of Law - 0212 229 601)

Time Table- Year-IV, Semester-I

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Runners-Up,The Henry Dunant Memorial National Moot Court Competition - 2019

Announcements

1. The Semester for the new academic year will commence for all students on 02 March 2020.

2. The Department of Law organised its first Forum on Contemporary Issues in Law on 'The Socio-Legal Aspects of Ragging' on 26 February 2020.

3. Any parent concerned about ragging can contact the Department on 0212229601.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FRESHERS

The registration for the LL.B degree programme (academic year of 2018/2019) will take place on the 23rd January 2020. The Department has scheduled a two day orientation programme to take place from the 23rd to the 24th of January 2020. The programme will be soon uploaded to this page. The welfare branch has been requested to arrange for accommodation if needed. The Welfare branch can be contacted on 0212226716 for further details. The Department contact number is 0212229601.

The proper academic year (first year lectures) will commence on the 24th February 2020 for the freshers.


The Annual Event of the Department and Launch of "NEETHAM", Annual Law Journal of the Law Students Association -2018


Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition - 2018

Organised by The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

A team representing the Department participated in the Regional Round Competitions held in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in December 2018. The team had previously emerged runners-up at the National Competitions.


Condolences - Dr. Wickrema Weerasooriya

The Department of Law condoles the death of Dr. Wickrema Weerasooriya, Member, University Grants Commission and Founder/Inaugural Chairperson of the UGC Standing Committee on Legal Studies. Dr Weerassoriya was a towering and multi-faceted personality - an academic, lawyer, administrator, diplomat and a prolific writer. He had an exceptional eye for identifying young talent and the graciousness to promote them wherever possible - a true hallmark for a leader. Dr. Wickrema Weerasooriya was a strong supporter of the Department and wished to see the Department elevated as a Faculty in the near future. We will miss him dearly and express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Brief profile of Dr Weerasooroya: Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria was a lawyer and a well known legal academic. He was a student of Royal College and excelled in Law obtaining First Class Honours at the University of Ceylon and at the Ceylon Law College passing out First in order of Merit and winning the prize for Best Performance and the Law of Evidence. Thereafter, he obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics. He practiced law in Sri Lanka and then opted for an Academic career teaching both in Sri Lanka and in Australia as an Associate Professor in Law at the prestigious Monash University.

Dr. Weerasooria also held senior public sector posts in Sri Lanka as Secretary, Ministry of Plan Implementation, Acting Secretary, Ministry of Planning, Consultant, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Tertiary Education. He also served as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific countries.

Visit of The UGC LL.B Programme Review Team - 2018

Contact:

Office : +94212229601

e-mail : law@univ.jfn.ac.lk

Address : Sir Pon Ramanathan Road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka