L.L.B. Bachelor of Laws

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Law is a set of categorized rules and regulations under which any society or
country is governed. Bachelor of Law� is an Undergraduate Academic Degree
which is awarded for a course or program in Law. It is also known as L.L.B.
which is an abbreviated form of the Bachelor of Law Degree. L.L.B. Law degree
qualifies a student to become Lawyer or work in a Legal Department. Bachelor of
Law is 3 year course consisting of 6 Terms. The course arrangement is divided
into 6 semesters. LLB (General) Degree is offered after the successful
completion of the second year. The LLB Degree is awarded only after the
completion of 3 years i.e. 6 semesters. Bachelor of Law Degree Instruction
material includes Seminars, Tutorial Work, Moot Courts and Practical Training
Programmes. Bachelor of Law Distance Education Courses are also provided by
several Institutes in India. The legal education apex body in India is the Bar
Council of India. This Bar Council monitors and regulates the system of legal
education in India. There are several autonomous Law Colleges in India which
offer courses to students who wish to pursue a professional career in the legal
sector of the state.

There are 2 options for Legal Courses - 3 years L.L.B. course for Graduates
and 5 year course for under graduates. The 5 year course degree with B.A. L.L.B.
(Honours) degree is obtained by students who complete the integrated degree
course. Other degrees in law offered are B.Sc., LLB and B.B.A, L.L.B after 5
years of study in Law Colleges. Both the types of degrees - 3 year and 5 year
Integrated Honours are recognized and are also qualifying degrees for practise
of legal profession in India. A holder of either type of degree may approach a
Bar Council of any States of India and get upon compliance with the necessary
standards, be enrolled on the rolls of the said Bar Council. The process of
enrolment confers a license to the holder to practise before any court in India
and give legal advice. The entire procedure of enrolment and post-enrolment
professional conduct is regulated and supervised by the Bar Council of India.

National Law School Of India University is the premier Institute of Law which
provides Law Degree Courses apart from University College-Bangalore, Government
College-Mumbai, ILS Law College, Symbiosis College-Pune, Faculty of Law of Delhi
University, Aligarh Muslim University etc.


Generally, eligibility for LLB is on the basis of marks scored at the graduation
examinations. The person should be a graduate like B.A. or B.Com. or B.Sc.
degree with minimum 40% marks (35% for SC / ST). Also those who had done post
graduation will get an extra 2% weight age. However, there are some Universities
that conduct entrance tests too. The Entrance Exam is written test where
questions are based on Reasoning, Mathematics, English and General Knowledge.
Certain institutions like National Law School in Bangalore conduct an All India
Entrance examination. To get admission for this course, the students have to
give an entrance test and a personal interview.

Bachelor of Law Subjects

Subjects of Law vary from one's choice of specialisation. However there are
some common subjects.

These are:

  • Legal Methods.
  • Contracts.
  • Jurisprudence.
  • Code of Civil Procedure.
  • Litigation Advocacy.
  • Political Science.

Bachelor of Law Specialisations

  • Corporation Law.
  • Civil Law.
  • Criminal Law.
  • International Law.
  • Labour Law.
  • Patent Law.
  • Tax Law.

According to the specializations, a Criminal Lawyer is concerned with matters
like robbery, arson, rape and murder. A Civil Lawyer is concerned with the
rights of a person. He draws up wills and comes before the court in financial
cases. In some cases, a Civil Lawyer also performs the role of the custodian or
the trustee.

Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor
of Law Degree

People who have good presence of mind and those who are extrovert are the most
suited for this profession. A lawyer should also have brilliant communication
skills and presentation skills. They have to cross check the observer and set up
facts before the court. The skills related to analysis are extremely important
to a successful Lawyer.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Law Degree

  • Degree in Law not only offers just employment but it also provides a
    person an instrument to fight against inequality and wrong deeds of all
    types in the society.

  • There is certain amount of prestige with this profession as Law is the
    base of the society and a vital weapon of social change. Nobody messes with
    a Lawyer because that person himself deals with Lawlessness.

Bachelor of Law Jobs

Lawyers can find employment opportunities in both public and private sector
organizations. Most Lawyers prefer to become an advocate and practice law as a
profession. Central/State Government jobs are also open to Lawyers. They can be
appointed as Judges of various courts, as Attorney and Solicitor General, as
Public Prosecutor and also in Defence, Tax and Labour departments. Moreover
Lawyer can also work as legal counsel and legal advisers for firms,
organizations and families.

Employment Areas

  • Banks.
  • Business Houses.
  • Educational Institutes.
  • Legal Constancies.
  • News Channels.
  • Newspapers.
  • Judiciary.
  • Private Practice.
  • Sales Tax and Excise Departments.

Job Types

  • Advocates.
  • Attorney General.
  • District and Sessions Judge.
  • Law Reporters.
  • Legal Advisor's.
  • Magistrate.
  • Munsifs (Sub-Magistrate).
  • Notary.
  • Oath Commissioner.
  • Public Prosecutor.
  • Solicitors.
  • Teachers.
  • Trustees.


L.L.B. Courses in India



L.L.B. (Hons.)

L.L.B. (Intellectual Property Rights)

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