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.

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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. amit sharma says:

    Hello sir, I am studying in b.a last year which subject like as geography, English, education, Hindi etc. I want to do in master of law after completing the graduation degree in the field of arts. Can I get admission in master of law in private university without percentage.
    Please I request you give suggest to me …a big conflict create in my life ..to assist me in any way …..please help me

  2. Ashpriya sanyal says:

    Sir i am the student of commerce and i want to started my career in law so would u please suggest me

  3. gautam govinda says:

    I am the student of final year ba hon political science and I want to be master in-law. Is it possible.

  4. dipshi gupta says:

    i m completing my b.com this year n i want my career in law can i do L.L.M ya i have to go through llb course first and which book prefer for the prepartiom of clat xam

  5. Monika says:

    I did not have inter memo but I have degree can I apply to law entrens

  6. Monika says:

    I did not have inter memo but I have degree memo can I apply to lawentrans test

  7. js says:

    Hi,
    Please can you help me out as i want to know whether there will be any action taken at the time of admission if i submit originals of marksheet as i think while filling the Mhcet law mumbai application form the marks was of Sixth semester with Cgpa point as 6.87 out of 7.00 with percentage as 76.71 which is not there in marksheet but marks are there 537 out of 700 so by dividing this i get the above percentage.

  8. Suhana Sheikh says:

    i have given my HS..and now m interested in studying law…so what thing is required and how I get admission in national college ..?? and should I have to do llb first to choose my stream in law..please suggest me..

  9. Malyadri says:

    Hair guys i want to study llb,i completed Pg degree,now this time possible llb,how to apply llb in ap.

  10. अरूण कुमार सक्सेना says:

    सर ,आपको मेरा नमस्कार ।
    सर BA. LLB मे किस तरह से प्रश्न आते है और मुझे किस तरह से तैयारी करनी होगी?
    धन्यवाद सर

  11. Nikhil Sharma says:

    Which book we should prefer for preparation of CLAT

  12. Appurva says:

    Hello sir
    I will be in 3rd year of bsc in interior designing and after that i want to do a law . Please suggest me the name of the course in law and its time period and also tell that I’m eligible for doing pg in law .

  13. Varsha says:

    I m varsha ..I passed HSC exm with 71%.. Then just I give exm of 2nd year of bcom… Can i give only entrance exm for law this year.. And then completing my graduation can i go direct to law course on the basis of this year entrance exam.. Please give me suggestions about it..

  14. deepam says:

    what should i do if i want to study law in US

  15. Ashish says:

    Maine 12th science ki hai ab me llb karna chahta hu to muje batao ki me after 12th 5year llb complete karta hu to mai graduate kehlata hu ke nahi ????

  16. Saikat says:

    I am working as a West Bengal Govt. Employee now, I want to study LAW degree, is it possible? I am 30 years old.

  17. Manpreet says:

    Currently im giving my 12th exam after that what should i do bba llb hons course of 5 yrs or bba and then llb can anyone suggest me plz

  18. Deep says:

    How To Apply for llb course in mumbai after graduation

  19. Raju says:

    Is faculty of law DU a good college and after 12 class can I do just llb for 3 years and then llm ? Because I don’t want to waste my years.Please reply

  20. mandy says:

    Is there any llb course that is only related to banking and company law? apart from bballb and ballb

  21. rahul kumar says:

    mai ek accoutant hu mujhe LLB karni h m kis subject se LLB karu please help me

  22. shinypriya says:

    I ‘ m complete in bsc degree in physics with computer application… I can do this studying for law..i ‘ m confused ..plz help me…I like this study

  23. Inaya says:

    I am doing BCOM and after BCOM I want to do LLB but I am confused after graduation which entrance exam I should attempt for the best government law college in MP

  24. Abhijit Biswas says:

    Please, suggest me the best book for legal writing.
    Thank you…

  25. pramod H says:

    I want to do law studies after 12th so please guide me without going college,can i give exam from home.

  26. nandini gupta says:

    hello sir how much exam and year will take to be an professional lawer after graduation ……pls reply me

  27. waheeda anjum says:

    Can I go for law course after 12th ? And iam a student of science stream with PCB subjects . so what I do for admission in llb ,.

  28. gopika says:

    Will govt. provide free scholarship to study

  29. gopika says:

    Hi, I completed bsc mscs degree how much it takes to complete course

  30. Anita sharma says:

    I want the information about the law after 12th class
    Plzzz reply
    Abhi mera board exam hai isliye 12 th ka result aa naha sa pehil plzzz reply karo

  31. mohammadsaabira says:

    i have interest in LLB is there any option to join after UG..

  32. Syed husbain says:

    I’m in 2 pu commerce stream(meba)
    I wanna know if it is possible for me to take law
    Advice needed plzzzzz as my exams are approaching

  33. Karn B Nirmal says:

    i am studing in llb strated

  34. Sanju says:

    I am B.A 3rd year student.After my graduation I want to do LLB course but I have no idea about law.Plz suggest me can I do that ?

  35. Danny says:

    I am B.A 3rd year student.After my graduation I want to do LLB course but I have no idea about law.Plz suggest me can I do that ?

  36. Kapil Mathur says:

    I am 12th pass student..i interested in degree in law..plzzzz give me information

  37. Ashish says:

    I am study in 12th in a non medical stream after completing class 12th i can do llb and llm without any graduation

  38. Abhinaykumar says:

    I am learning llb you are help me all friends. Brothers and sisters

  39. vaishali meena says:

    i am a b.com first year student of du can i start persuing llb right now

  40. upendra dubey says:

    सर मेरा पुत्र ७ वीं मे पढता है उसे llb के लिये कैसे तैयारी कराये कृपया उचित सलाह दे

  41. kumar gaurav says:

    Am.i elligable for llb aftr class 12th ?
    What is the minimum age required to aaply for law college admission after 12th .

  42. shiva says:

    Now I am studying Bsc info.tech. I want to study law.what is the eligibility to join law courses? And howmany years can I need to study?

  43. Thnx says:

    Sir i m study in ba so i want to know what should i do after my graduation can u plzzz suggest me

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