Bachelor Of Laws (LLB)

Candidates intended to become legal professionals or want to enter in law field can choose LLB (Bachelor of Laws) Course. In India, legal education is offered at different levels.

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Bachelor of Laws, abbreviated as LL.B. is the degree in law that is conferred upon graduation from a college of law. The degree is awarded after the successful completion of 3-years academic studies in law subjects.

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) as the first professional degree in law originating in England. The LLB begins from the Latin abbreviation of Legum Baccalaureus (also known as the Bachelor of Laws).

One can start their career in law only after completion of an undergraduate degree or as an integrated degree after completing senior secondary education. After receiving LL.B. degree or integrated law degree, one can be titled as “Lawyer”.

Lots of hard work and dedication is required to become a successful lawyer.

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In India, legal education had been generally offered as a three years graduate degree (LL.B.). Since 1987, the academic system in law has been changed. National Law school of India University (NLSIU) was the first Indian law University set up in Bangalore and offered a five years integrated law course in B.A.LL.B. (Honours).

BCI is the authority that regulates the legal practice and legal education in India. It sets the standards for legal education and also grants recognition to law Universities of India.

Which one is Better?

LL.B. Or Integrated Law Course (B.A.LL.B, BB.A.LL.B., B.Com.LL.B., B.Sc.LL.B., B.S.W.LL.B.)

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Both LL.B. and integrated law degree are the qualifying degrees for practice of legal profession in India.Both the courses are good in their places.

The basic difference in both the degree is that LL.B. can be pursued after the completion of graduation in any stream while integrated course in law is done after passing the senior secondary examination from the recognized Board of Education in India like CBSE, CISCE, etc.

LL.B. has the duration of 3-years while integrated law course is of 5 years duration. The course curriculum of LL.B. is purely based on law subjects while in integrated law course, the initial 2 years of study deals with the basic subjects of that course (like In B.A.LL.B., the first two years comprises the study of arts subjects) and in the last three years legal subjects dominates the curriculum.

Course & Eligibility

Two types of legal courses:

Now, the LL.B is available in two formats: one for graduate candidates and another for undergraduate audiences.

  • 3-years LL.B. – For Graduates
  • 5-years Integrated Law course – For Undergraduates

LL.B. is the traditional law course offered by Indian universities which has a duration of three years. The course is divided into six semesters. On completion of 3-years course, LL.B. degree is awarded.

Eligibility: The eligibility requirement for this course is graduation from the recognized institution. The applicant should already have 3-years bachelor’s degree in any stream to be eligible for this course. The graduation must be passed with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST). Percentage criteria varies from institution to institution.

Integrated law degree is conferred after 5-years of study in law colleges. It is done in B.A.LL.B, BB.A.LL.B., B.Com.LL.B., B.Sc.LL.B., B.S.W.LL.B.

Eligibility: The eligibility requirement for pursuing integrated law course is 10+2 from a recognized board of India. Candidates should have minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination to be eligible for this course.

Some of the subjects taught in Bachelor of Law course are as follows:

  • Jurisprudence
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Political Science
  • Contracts
  • Legal Methods
  • Litigation Advocacy
  • Family Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights & International Law
  • Legal Writing
  • Criminology
  • Banking Law
  • Law of Taxation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Evidence

Admission

Admission process is not same for all the law schools. However, most of the law schools in India offers admission through entrance exams. With the passing of years, law entrance exams are becoming popular and competitive. All the NLUs in India (except NLU, Delhi) offers admission through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Through CLAT, admission into integrated undergraduate courses in law and postgraduate courses is provided. NLU, Delhi conducts its own entrance test namely All Indian Law Entrance Test (AILET). Many law schools offers admission through CLAT.

Some of the Universities also conducts its separate entrance test like LLB Entrance Tests for Delhi University, BHU Law Entrance, etc. Admission into foreign countries is done through Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

Some other law entrance exams are as follows:

Which colleges are best to pursue LL.B. or integrated law courses?

Most of the Universities of India offers integrated law courses like National Law Universities of India. The National Law School of India University, Bangalore consistently ranked as the best law schools in India. The top colleges offering LL.B. course is given below:

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
  • Indian Law School Society Law College, Pune

Career & Jobs

Before practicing in any court of India, LL.B. graduates have to obtain the “certificate of practice in law”. It can be obtained by giving the “All India Bar Examination (AIBE)” regulated and supervised by the Bar Council of India.

Lawyers can find employment in both public and private sector organizations. Central and state government jobs are also available for lawyers. Lawyers can also work as legal advisor and legal counsellor for firms, organizations and families.

The LL.B graduates can work  in:

  • Legal Cells of Private and Public Sector Companies
  • State Bar Councils
  • Consulting FirmsIndian and Foreign Law Firms
  • Legal Department of Foreign Companies
  • Multi National Companies
  • Global Audit and Compliance Firms

Interested candidates can also pursue higher studies after the completion of LL.B. The master’s degree offered after LL.B. is LL.M. Research programmes are also available for master’s degree holders in law.

Job Profiles:

  • Public Prosecutor
  • Legal Advisor
  • Legal Expert
  • Attorney General
  • Advocate
  • Notary
  • Law Reporter
  • Magistrate
  • District & Sessions judge
  • Teacher & Lecturer
  • Munsifs (Sub-Magistrate)
  • Trustee
  • Solicitor

Salary

Legal profession is one of the highly paid professions in which earning depends upon the name, fame, experience and job profile of the candidate.

As a legal counsel or legal advisors, Bachelor of Law degree holders in private organizations may earn Rs. 15,000/- to 20,000/- per month. After gaining experience, the salary may increase.

A sub judge can expect salary more than Rs.20, 000/- per month with other allowances.

Books & Study Materials

Some popular books to study Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) is given below:

Intellectual Property Laws by Krishan Keshav

Criminology by Neeraj Kumar Gupta

International Trade by Kaushik Mhatre

Singhal’s Law of Contract by B K Goyal

Election Law by Avinash Kumar

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  1. HITESH MUDGAL says:

    Hello sir i am pursuing LLB and i want to be a Legal Adviser in any firm in Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, Delhi

  2. sunita deshmukh says:

    my daughter got 37 marks in entrance exam CLAT .is it possible to take admission in law college in pune

  3. V.krishnamohan says:

    Sir I did my degree open degree BA 40% and then completed open inter can join LLB management quota now iam 35years

  4. mukesh yadav says:

    Sir ya ba krka LLB krna chaiya ya BBA krka i confuesd

  5. shubhi says:

    For being firm consultant.
    .what is the qualification…any computer cources is necessary

  6. shubhi says:

    Hello sir i am pursuing llb and i want to be a consultant in any firm

  7. Vijay says:

    Hello sir,,, i completed my btech and worked in my stream for a year. Studying law is one of my ambitions. Is am eligible foe this. Please helpe me sir.

  8. RAHUL says:

    Some of the subjects taught in bachelor of law course are as follows
    1 jurisprudence
    2family law
    3banking law
    4 etc
    Can we choose the subject in this

  9. nilesh ganganmale says:

    sir i am b.com complit in2015 i am intrested llb

  10. Arshiya tabassum munnawar says:

    Hello sir, I have just now completed my hsc in science…. I have not yet given any entrance exam for law course…. I have given mhtcet exam…can I apply for L.L.B course …just after 12 th???.. If yes than what must I do??? Please guide me.

  11. kinshu jaiswal says:

    sir i m studying llb 5 yrs course.after my studies what are the carrier option or job opportunities for me? or through my study which government exams should i give to get government job??

  12. agnish says:

    sir I am pg completed with m.com but i am interested LLB my query is what scope after LLB

  13. Robin Singh says:

    Hello sir BA LLB krna k baad m practice k Liya kitna time lgta hai or us time candidate ko kya kya krna hota hai or Us candidate ki practice kb khatem ho jati hai.

  14. Kamlesh Prajapati says:

    Sir,is there a scope of llb in future? i am in 12 std and i have interest in becoming a lawyer.what is the mean salary of a lawyer.plz guide

  15. irfan ahmad wani says:

    How much fee we have to pay for the completeion of course 5yrs llb.

  16. Mamta rani says:

    After graduate mai LLB Hindi medium me kr skti hu and direct admission ho jta h government CLG me

  17. pooja says:

    I am b.com graduate and m.com dropout… Can I apply for LLB.

  18. Mihir joshi says:

    Is there any practise years…after completing llb?

  19. Priti Yadav says:

    I’m doing bsc now . How should I go for llb studies after doing bsc or can I go right now .suggest me

  20. K.MOGULAIAH says:

    sir I am now 51yr and I get 65 marks,3672 rank in Telangana lawcet 2017. So I eleigible or not to get the llb college admn.

  21. Yash Pal says:

    Respected any,
    I want to know what scope after completing LLB is. I am in
    LLB 1st year since this year.
    please help me to tell about guideline.

    • Nipun SharmaYour Name... says:

      I want to know what scope after completing LLB is. I am in
      LLB 1st year since this year.
      please help me to tell about guideline.

  22. Raja says:

    Sir
    When was started the counciling plz telme sir

  23. Shafali says:

    Hello Sir, I am completed 1 year of LLB 3years,Please suggest me what can I do after completing my LLB degree,I am very confused .What scopes after LLB .Can I start my practice in law firms now?

  24. Amulya says:

    Sir, iam amulya i am getting scared abt my carrer. And am dng integrated course in kakatiya University and i hve completed my first year can i do legal practice from second year itself r if u can suggest me in any another route? Please guide me sir.

  25. Vinay kr Sharma says:

    sir..in 40yrs age llb completed from d.u ,can u tell me any scope in gov job after completing llb in 40yrs age.what is the scope of llb except lawyer

  26. Radhika Pawar says:

    sir i scored 65 in cet llb 3 years course what are the expected colleges to get in?

  27. sarfaraz khan says:

    Sir, I want to take admission in BA LLB for my 12th birthday. I am going to give you a message here, please send me gmail.id and send it to you.

  28. Harshitha. N says:

    I am writing my inter exams(science)now . Is it compulsory to write entrance exam to join LLB

  29. heru baba says:

    can a B.PHARM graduate join in llb ?

  30. Mirza says:

    Having 44% in BA can one get admitted in Llb 3 years course ! Plz guide

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