Law Courses

“Law” is the basic part of our constitution. The law education is the only legal education in India.

The student who passed this degree, designated as the “Lawyer” and that have to be done before the entry in the court activities and practice.

The education of law in India has been offered by the various universities and in various academic levels.

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The Law as an education offered in India in the year 1987 as a three-year degree programme granted under the Advocate Act, 1961. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education.

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In the year 1985, the “Law Commission of India” has decided to establish a University for Law Education to raise the academic standard of the legal profession in India. Thereafter the first law University in India was established in Bangalore named as “National Law School of India University” popularly known as the “NLS”. It was the time when the first LLB degree was started in India.

The UGC granted the LLM one-year course in India on September 2012.

Courses & Career after 12th in Law

Law is one of the career-oriented courses after 12th. In India, the student can pursue the legal degree after the completion of the graduation in any discipline. There are the following degrees of legal education in India.

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) – 3 years

LLB is the most common degree of law education. The LLB takes the 3 year as the duration of the course.

  • Integrated undergraduate degrees – B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B – 5 years

One who wishes to do the integrated course can take the admission in 5 year integrated programme after the completion of 10+2 exams.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) – one/two years

LLM is the master degree in legal education having one or two-year duration. It has been started in India before 2012.

  • Master of Business Law

The MBL is the master degree in legal education with the specialization in business law having one or two-year duration.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

There is a good prospect for PhD after the legal education. Most of the highly reputed autonomous institution provides the PhD programmes.

  • Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM – 3years

One who wishes to do the integrated course with business specialization can go for the MBL-LLM or MBA-LLM. It is a 3 year degree programme after the completion of the LLB.

Admission in Law education

The students, who wish to get the admission in law, have to appear in CLAT 2017 (Common Law Admission Test). CLAT is conducted for admission to National Law Universities (NLUs) and various other institutions. Through CLAT, students are admitted in Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M courses.

Student can go for law courses with any stream (Science stream/ Commerce stream / Arts stream) in 12th.

BCI provides “Certificate of Practice” to the  candidates after completing LL.B. To practice in the profession of law and to receive certificate, it is mandatory for the candidates to qualify All India Bar Examination (AIBE).

Students who wish to pursue law courses from foreign Universities/institutions can apply for LSAT. The admission in the Jindal Law Global School is done through the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) conducted by the Law School Admission Council, USA.

Some of the private and autonomous universities conduct their own admission test. Some popular law entrance exams are listed below:

List of Top Universities in India

The top universities in India offering the legal education are as the following:

  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • National Law University, Jodhpur, Jodhpur
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  • National Law University Odisha
  • National Law University, Delhi, New Delhi
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam
  • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  • National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Srirangam
  • Maharashtra National Law School, Nagpur

Beside these, some of the universities and institutions offer Online Law Courses for the working professionals.

Jobs/Career in Law

Law is very reputed filed for choose as a career. It is a hard-working and sincere field. A fresher may have to work under the reputed legal firm or lawyer for initial starting of his career.

India has a great demand of skilled lawyer as per the survey done by the Bar Council of India. Only 20% of the Indian law students are eligible to work in court.

A law student can be a public prosecutor, solicitor general or a part of private legal firms after gaining experience. The law students can appear the exam conducted by the Public Service Commissions and get the position of Judge.

A good lawyer can work in ministry, government departments and various legal advice organizations.

There is a good prospect to work in UK and the US. The law of India is just similar to the law of UK. The firms and UK government offers the Indian students to work with them as legal concern.

In order to the designation, you may be the one out of the following:

  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Legal Analyst
  • Document Drafting Lawyer
  • Legal Journalist
  • Legal Advisor
  • Government Lawyer
  • Judge

Salary in law field

In this field, the salary is the best part of the profession. There is no limit of salaries if you are a good lawyers and practicing individually.

After the completion of course, while you are working under the experts, you can earn the 5000 to 20000 per month as a stipend.

By working individually in court you can earn 20000 to 50000 per month.

Top Recruiters

The top recruiting legal firms or associates in country are as the following:

  • Amarchand Mangaldas
  • AZB & Partners
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Luthra & Luthra
  • Trilegal  
  • Desai & Diwanji
  • Singhania & Partners  
  • Titus & Co  
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co
  • Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan
  • Economic Laws Practice  
  • Vaish & Associates

Books & Study Materials

There are various law books available in the market separately for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level law courses. Facility of online resources is also be there to study law. Know some of the popular books of law from here:

  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu
  • Public Administration by M Laxmikanth
  • Indian Constitutional Law by M.P. Jain
  • Criminal Law – Incorporating the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 by P.S.A. Pillai
  • Manual of Labour Laws by Waseem Ahmad Qureshi
  • Development of the concept of Human Rights Under International Law by Dr. Vijay Chitnis
  • Private Security And The Law by Charles Nameth

For any queries about Law Courses, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. ANITA MISHRA says:

    i am studying in law

    • eki mandhwani says:

      u r studying in law no???
      is it very difficult??

    • Rishabh says:

      how can I pursue llb after graduation?

    • Pratyush says:

      I’m in 11th currently and am thinking of doing law after 12th. But I read somewhere that to do llb one had to have an undergraduate degree first. So doesn’t that

      • Pratyush says:

        I’m in 11th currently and am thinking of doing law after 12th. But I read somewhere that to do llb one had to have an undergraduate degree first. So does that mean. I have to do or something before joining for llb?

      • Hanif Khan says:


      • [email protected] says:

        Sir,I am complete ITI ELECTRONIC TWO YEARS COURSE. In 2006. Now I am doing degree at ambedkar open university. In BA, I am eligible to do LLB, kindly reply me sir, I am living at Hyderabad.

      • Hanif Khan says:

        after completion of your degree you will be eligible to LLB.

      • Mohit Negi says:

        You can go for 5 year integrated law course i.e. B.A.L.L.B

    • Ketan s.kolte says:

      plase you me information in L.L.B.
      am 12th student

    • PAWAN GUPTA says:

      Maine May 2012 pass ki
      4year medicine line mai job ki
      Ab mai L.L.B KARNA CHAHTA HU
      Please suggestion
      Muggy kya karna chahiye

    • MAHAMUD REZA says:


    • Mansi mahajan says:

      Aap mujhe ye bta skte ho ke law ke study ke liye kaun sa subject zaroori hota hai or law ke liye graduation main kitne % marks chahiye hote hai plzzz bta do

      • ranjit nimbalkar says:


      • Subham says:

        Totally 54subjects u ‘ll have to clear in 6 semesters.then after qualifying exam held at national level, a student is eligible to practice in court. Take admission in dat colege only which is approved with bar council of India

    • suyash tiwari says:

      How can I became lawer After engg

  2. Subam agarwal says:

    I am a second year student and currently undergoing my articleship training required in ca course and i am interested to get a diploma in paralegal or a legal advisor,i want to know the course fees and centres providing training and giving certificates in kolkata

  3. sunil says:

    I have completed my graduation with now I want to do l.l.b. which is the best university to pursue and how can I get admission there and its fee structure

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Best universities are 14 national law universities. To get the admission in NLUs you need to appear the CLAT examination which is online these days. Beside this you can select any other university at your location which offers the Law courses and appear the entrance examination conducted by the same (if any).

    • Rishabh says:

      I would like to know that too. I have done from d.u correspondence n m doin cs as well. how cn I pursue llb? is there any entrance exams for llb after graduation?

  4. pooja says:

    hard work hides career

  5. sharath says:

    hi i’m a graduate student of science..
    and i want to make my post graduation in law..
    is it possible for a science student to cope with bussiness law

  6. Singh Saab says:

    Please Tell me fast. can i do law in hindi and what is benefits of this.

  7. PRAVEEN says:

    I’m a 2nd pu science[PCMC] student & i want continue my studies in law. wat to do frnds?

  8. yogitha reddy says:

    Icompleted my bachelor degree iam intrested in law field what i have to do know?

  9. Apurva Upadhyay says:

    Is there any requirements of entrance exams or any type of exams before going for B.Com-L.L.B ???
    After completing B.Com-L.L.B how many years are there for doing L.L.M??? Is it compulsory to do for before choosing L.L.M?

    • Hanif Khan says:

      If you wish to get the admission in law universities then you must appear the CLAT examination, if you are doing the LLB from any other university then you must go according to that university norms. LLM is a two year programme and no require to do the M.Com before LLM.

      • rhea says:

        hey, ill be appearing for the clat 2015. I have got a confusion regarding filling up the application form.As a scanned copy of the proof of date of birth, can i use my adhar card in the place of the birth certificate?
        please do reply it is urgent, as i have got some problems regarding my birth certificate, and dont know what i can upload in its place! help 🙁

      • Prerna Deol says:

        U can use ur matriculation certificate for dob. Aadhar card may or may not be of great use but matriculation is considered as authentic.

      • Prerna Deol says:

        I am a law graduate and also pursuing my masters in law. But m willing to do specialization course in international business which is also known as crash course at some places . such course duration is not more then 3months and they provide you with the certificate of such specialization. Can anyone help me with such information which mite help me !!

  10. navneet says:

    I have done my BA in arts 2010,I want to take admission in law course near punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, N Dehli.

  11. rhea says:

    hey, ill be appearing for the clat 2015. I have got a confusion regarding filling up the application form.As a scanned copy of the proof of date of birth, can i use my adhar card in the place of the birth certificate?
    please do reply it is urgent, as i have got some problems regarding my birth certificate, and dont know what i can upload in its place! help 🙁

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can show your class 10th certificate/marksheet in which your D.O.B is printed.

      • rhea says:

        okay thanks !
        But that wont lead to the cancellation of my form right?

      • anoj panwar says:

        hi mohit, jst wana to know, doing llb, what is the required qualification. i did my graduation in 1991 from DU with 3rd Division, can percentage and age is factor to get an admission, if not, i wish to get an admission in LLB, pls tell if there is any affiliated university in india by which i can do my LLB. i m in job so cant attend in day time course pls keep in mind this also. thanx.

      • Mohit Negi says:

        yes you can pursue LLB from any private university.

  12. eki mandhwani says:

    I also want to go in law field..
    but i am very confuse…plz tell me is it easy??

  13. Sanjay Kumar says:

    I have completed my b.c.a. in 2008 and now doing job in public sector. My dob is 10/01/88. Now I want to do my post graduation law and want to become a criminal lawyer. Whati I do?

  14. sujit says:

    form kaise apply kare ?

  15. Deepanraj says:

    Sir am completed B.Tech/I.T 2011 and also M.E. 2015…
    I planned to do law course in social welfare/ computer technology in short time courses of LLB/LLM

  16. gohil jagruti navinchandra says:

    I have recently gave exam of 12 th….i want to do llb after 12 can you please advice me…that how can i do this…??

  17. Mimi says:

    Can I do bmm degree nd den do law??

  18. omkar udawant says:

    I have completed my Bsc It degree and now I want to study law course by distance education…. Plz help…. Distance education is available in law field..?

  19. Devyani Trivedi says:

    I am a student of ballb 3rd year.. I want to do any diploma in law field. can I do that before graduation? if yes, then which college provide this course in India? please help

  20. sonia says:

    can i do regular BCOM colleage along with this LLB 5 years course?

  21. p k panday says:

    I am a gov employ . My education is only 12th & i want take admission in law

  22. Darshan says:

    Im in 10 th … Im intrested in law….. But i am confused berween too many law courses…. Can u clear me best law course for bussiness … Which should i pursue after 10+2

  23. admition in law faculty says:

    we have passed my std.12 exam in 1987 and iwas also passed second year, also i was appear in third year exam but it was not clear,how ever i want start studing for my futurer and i have intrest in law faculty, so plz.give reply as earliest is it possible to start in India and what is procedure and how to get admition plz. inform me imidiatly, i’m waitting your favourable reply-NC

    • NC says:

      we have passed my std.12 exam in 1987 and iwas also passed second year, also i was appear in third year exam but it was not clear,how ever i want start studing for my futurer and i have intrest in law faculty, so plz.give reply as earliest is it possible to start in India and what is procedure and how to get admition plz. inform me imidiatly, i’m waitting your favourable reply-NC

  24. Your Name...Priyanshi says:

    I want to know the college names which provides LLB hons. course
    please reply as soon as possible
    I appeared for clat also

  25. salim khan says:

    Sir i have complet 12 lt and now in present im am doing B.A sir i just finish my 1 st year exam and now i want to do LLB sir please help its so thanksfull for u i want to do LLB and i want criminal lawyer degree… please help me emidetly i am waiting for you answer please reply sir

    • Mohit Negi says:

      You can apply for CLAT next year to get admission in NLU’s and also there are many other universities which offer entrance examination for UG law courses.

  26. Priya says:

    i completed my B.Sc. this year and the result is awaited…
    now i wanna do llb .. so which will i give to get the government college…?
    can u help me please…

  27. Urmi Bhowmick says:

    i ‘m done with my 12th boards now I want to go with L.L.B . so is it possible to do llb after 12th directly? and there ll b any entrance exam for this? is law of faculty(Delhi university) is giving admission to under graduate students?

    • Mohit Negi says:

      Yes CLAT is one such exam, but its dates are already over. Now the dates for most of the exams are over. you can take admission in the private colleges or appear next year.

  28. sonali solanki says:

    i want to taje law after 12 is it possible

  29. Preeti says:

    i want to do LLM from distant learning. Please help me to know authentic universities for distant learning in Masters in Laws.

  30. Preeti says:

    Is it possible to complete LLm within a year?

  31. Pooja Kothari says:

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    I hav completed my 12th in year 2000 with 46%, I am working professional and now i want to pursue law B.A LLB through distance learning. Kindly help me out.

    I will be highly obliged to you.

    Thanks & regards
    Pooja Kothari 09983750463

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes you can pursue that through distance mode, there are many universities that are offering Law through distance mode.

  32. Sanchari says:

    presently im planning of doing my graduation. Can i pursue law after my bachelors degree? If so, then which one shall i opt for? is it LLB after graduation or LLM?

  33. Sanchari says:

    THANK YOU SIR, but i want some suggestions urgently.. presenly even after cracking the all india entrances, my parents are not allowing me out of the city, and so i have planned of completing my graduation from kolkata and then apply for the entrances again so that i can study LLB…
    will this decision of mine be a waste of time or be fruitful to me in the long run as i aim to pursue law.
    kindly help 🙁

  34. Aman sharma says:

    sir, m persuing graduation 2nd year ? So, what i do in future course .

    • Your Name..navyasree.kadiyala. says:

      I am pursuing ca articles &completed my bcom (comp)in regular I like to do llb in corporate law.plz suggest me details& through regular or distance mode it is much better.☺thanks in advance.

  35. Rohan says:

    Sir ,Is there any age bar for clat 2016??plz rply as soon as possible

  36. Reemi says:

    Hi i am BE graduate in 2005,but i have not join any work yet,now i want to do law course is it possible,what is the right way too

  37. Sujit says:

    I have completed 12th in science stream this year. I have not written any qualifying exam but i want to continue my further study in law. So can i do LLB frm any good private college? If yes then please suggest some private college near Greater Noida/Delhi or in west Bengal. Reply soon

  38. hitesh mehta says:

    I want to do LLB equivalent course part time and presently I am government servant. I don’t want to become advocate but to utilize it as better future prospect in any PSU or big Company

  39. Roshan says:

    I interested in law can apply all.b after 12th passed 70% from Mumbai Hindi Vidyapeeth certificate.

  40. can I go for law after 12 ? n im a student of science stream with pcb says:

    Neelam Jyoti Bania

  41. Devyani Trivedi says:

    I am a student of 3rd year BaLlb. I want to do some other course with Ballb can u suggest me which course would be appropriate for me
    except company Secretary.. and which. And which diploma will be appropriate for me during this year?

  42. Roshan B says:

    Dear Sir.
    I am complete my 12th from Mumbai hindi vidyapeeth. This basis can I apply 5years ll.b course. Please asked me thes question answer.

  43. Biswaranjan says:

    Sir, I have completed BSc in I am working in private company. But I had a interest to be a honest lawyer.unfortunately I could not do LLB course after graduation. But now I have interest so want suggestions whether it will be good dob future will I be success.

  44. saakshya prakash says:

    sir,i m graduate(BCA)now i want to do law course,but there is many kinds of courses(7)like,civil lawyer.etc.but i want to know in which course i can get knowledge of both ??

  45. Bhuvaneshwar Singh says:

    Sir, currently i am a govt. Worker under MP government. Can i bo LLB as a Private student

  46. Roshan says:

    Dear Sir.
    I am complete my 12th from Mumbai hindi vidyapeeth. This basis i can apply ll.b course. Please asked me thes question answer.

  47. Vijayalakshmi. R says:

    I am completed diploma in information technology. This basis is my basic qualifications. I can apply ll.b course. Please asked me the questions.

  48. naveen kumar says:

    My profession software engineer and I am bachelor of engineering graduate.

    I am planning to study law. Please let me know which course will suit me better.

    • Hanif Khan says:

      First you will have to be part of LLB and this module will cover all law aspects. When you will be in LLM then you will have to choose the course.

  49. ayehsa says:

    Can you please tell .. which is the beat university for law in hyderabad..?

  50. NanDiNi says:

    sir I am confused that what should I do llb or ba llb

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