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“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 2019 (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 2019).

Students who wish to pursue law courses from foreign Universities/institutions can apply for LSAT 2019. 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. subrato sen says:

    Hello Sir,
    My sister wants to learn LLB. She is pursuing 2nd years master in History. Can she learn LLB??

  2. Neelam garg says:

    Sir,I m 42 yrs old. I want to do law from correspondence suggest me the best option .thanks

  3. Vandana says:

    I completed ‘LL.B recently, please suggest what can I do except LL.M or practice. Can I apply for study in abroad or not?

  4. O.P.ASIJA says:

    I am a Science graduate. I am looking for an institution near Chandigarh from where I can do my 03 years LLB course as a private student.Please advise.

  5. Aayushi sharma says:

    I am a English hons student of DU. Can I appear in CLAT for three yrs llb course

  6. Chirag says:

    Hi I had appeared for MHCET Law 2018 3 yr course.
    In the Admission application form we have to fill in the marks for the qualifying examination, which for me is B.Com ( Mumbai University). So I am confused whether i have to fill in the marks only of the Last 2 semesters or the entire 6 semesters. Please help me as any wrong information can debar me from the admission process.

  7. sonali says:

    can i study law after commerce stream plzz tell

  8. Aysha says:

    I am going to complete my BSc degree and want to study law from foreign university . So how should I pursue it

  9. Your Name...madhan kumar says:

    I want to study lab course

  10. Tina yadav says:

    I got 50 marks in mhcet law. Can I get any college.?

  11. Devis george says:

    Sir I am graduated in BA political science. Is their any integrated MA and llb courses?

  12. Shraddha Bisen says:

    Hello sir ,
    my name is shraddha and sir and I am intrested in Law but my family told me don’t take carrear in I don’t understand what I do? plz guide me sir about law .plz sir…

  13. Nidhi says:

    For doing llb 3 year course which entrance exam I hv to give

  14. Archana Kshirsagar says:

    Hi sir my son completed 12th and CLAT question is for LLB compalsary or after 12th he can stady LLB for 5 years

  15. Abhijeet singh says:

    Actually I am a student from jammu.and I want to do B
    A L.L.B.
    My qUestion is that which state is better for my course.
    Jammu and Kashmir
    Or punjab

  16. Francis says:

    Inform about thelaw colleges which coduct 5yr llb corse hjoin withot clat&admission process not completed

  17. Ashwinee kumari says:

    Clat marks 21 . Can I apply for NLU for admission . OBC catagary

  18. Meenu says:

    Sir after three years course we become a judge or any type of practise we have to do I don’t understand it so please tell me I am a science stream student

  19. Vidhi says:

    Sir I am doing with computer course and I am in the 2nd year , can I give the CLAT exam of 2019.

  20. Sunny Runwal says:

    I am a graduate and want to appear for LLB 3 years course. But the last date for registration was 16th May, 2018. Is there any solution or wayout in terms of whether I can appear for that exam to be conducted on 17th June, 2018

  21. Soumya says:

    I have completed my b.a can i apply for this clat prepration ?

  22. Prem says:

    sir, i score 150 in b.h.u math group, can i take admission in bhu or bhu branches (obc)

  23. Praveen says:

    Sir i am completed b tech .i am interested law course please send me law course detail

  24. yogita shimde says:

    I scored 47marks in MH-CETlaw can i get any college?

  25. Farheen begum says:

    Sir I have completed my 12th.. Last year I wanted to study law as second what can I learn as my first degree..?? I need any basic and useful study for law.. So that It might be useful for my future law degree..!! Datz example.. criminology.. If I learn this later if I learn law.. So that this might be useful for me.. Like that I’m asking..?? Can u tell me sir..???

  26. Ritu says:

    I have done so can i apply for master for business law.

  27. Zubin says:


  28. Tanveer kaur says:

    Sir I am non medical student can you me please about law study

  29. Preety tyagi says:

    10 k bad Konsa sub Lena hota h llb krne k liye

  30. Sushmitha Dani says:

    I am graduate in Engineering(80%).I would like to do b.l honours.Can you suggest me which college to prefer.And also about the future scope.

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