L.L.M. Master of Laws

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Master of Law is an Internationally recognized Postgraduate Academic Master
Degree which is awarded for a course or program in Law. It is also known as
LL.M. which is an abbreviated form of the Master of Law degree, though it is
technically incorrect. LL.M is latin for 'Legum Magister', signifying Master of
Laws. In latin abbreviations, the plural form of a word is indicated by doubling
the letter - hence LL is short for Laws. The word 'Legum' is the possessive
plural form of the latin word lex, which means 'Specific Laws'. The duration of
Master of Law is 2 years in India. Master of Law Degree is divided mostly into 4
or more semesters depending upon the Institution. LL.M. course structure is
based upon various specialisations. Master of Laws degree course is offered by
several Law schools and Universities in India. Some of the top Law Degree
Institutes in India are University of Mumbai (Bombay), University of Delhi,
National Law School of India University (NLS, NLSIU), NALSAR University of Law,
Hyderabad, Indian Law Institute etc. Correspondence or Distance Masters Degree
is also offered by various Institutes.


The LL.M. program can be pursued only by those, who have successfully completed
their under graduation in law i.e LLB. There is no restriction on the age for
admission to most of the Master degree Law Courses offered through the mode of
distance learning. In fact, a candidate with graduate degree from any recognized
university is eligible to earn Law Masters Degree through Distance Learning.
Even candidates studying any other course through regular classroom module can
opt for these Law courses. The admission procedure and mode of selection of
various Law Schools may differ but the screening is based on merit of the

Master of Law Subjects

Subjects of LL.M. vary depending on one's choice of specialisation.

Master of Law Specialisations

  • Constitutional Law.
  • Family Law.
  • Taxation Law.
  • Intellectual Property Law.
  • International Trade Law.

Who can and Who should pursue Master
of Law Degree

LL.M. is especially meant for those candidates who want to to specialize in a
particular area of Law. It is also beneficial for those who wish to acquire
in-depth knowledge in Law. It can also be pursued by those who are just not
satisfies with a Bachelor's Degree in the field of Law.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of Law Degree

  • Master of Law enables a candidate to gain specialized knowledge through
    research in a particular area of Law.

  • An LL.M. degree enhances one's repute as LL.M. degree signifies
    advanced, specialized legal training and it also signifies that a person is
    qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.

Master of Law Jobs

The Legal Profession is evolving to handle global trade, transnational families,
human rights, and social, economic, and environmental policy issues. This
requires the services of a Specialised Law Professional. Therefore such
Specialised Lawyers are in high demand in various set ups.

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.M. Courses in India


L.L.M. (Bharatiya Nyaya Darshan and Raj Dharma)

L.L.M. (Business Law)

L.L.M. (Constitutional Law and Administrative Law)

L.L.M. (Constitutional Law)

L.L.M. (Corporate and Financial Law)

L.L.M. (Corporate and Securities Law)

L.L.M. (Crimes and Torts)

L.L.M. (Criminal Law)

L.L.M. (Energy Laws)

L.L.M. (Family law)

L.L.M. (Human Rights)

L.L.M. (Intellectual Property Rights)

L.L.M. (International Law)

L.L.M. (International Trade Law)

L.L.M. (Labour Laws)

L.L.M. (Mercantile Law)

L.L.M. Corporate Law


Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.)

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