L.L.B. or Bachelor of Legislative Law is one of the most prestigious undergraduate courses/degree in India and even worldwide. It’s also known as the 1st professional degree in law.
You all might be aware of the word “Law”. Basically, it’s a set of rules and regulations; any country, any society or even an international organization adheres to and is governed under.
The degree courses in Law or law education in India was started in 1986 and the 1st law university named “National law school of India University” was established in Bangluru. Now, this no. has been increased up to 16.
Currently, the main regulatory body of law education in India is Bar Council of India (BCI).
(to get admission in various LLB courses)
L.L.B. is also referred to as the Bachelor of Laws or BL by some of the schools and universities within and outside India.
Any graduate (with a minimum passing percentage) can pursue an L.L.B course. Even if a student has completed his/her senior school certificate exam i.e. class 12th exam either in science or commerce stream, he/she is eligible for L.L.B. However, there are 2 ways in which a candidate can take admission to this course:
- 3-year course
Minimum eligibility criterion: Graduation in any stream (with a minimum passing percentage).
- 5-year integrated course
Minimum eligibility criterion: 10+2/Higher Secondary degree in Science/Commerce stream (with a minimum passing percentage).
There are several Entrance exams, mandated by Gov. as well as various Private Institutions, in order to grant admission to the L.L.B. courses they offer such as-
- CLAT (Common Law Aptitude Test) by National laLawniversities.
- LawCET (Law Common Entrance Test) by colleges of Andhra Pradesh.
- AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) National Law University, New Delhi.
- LSAT (Law School Admission Test) etc.
We are mentioning some top gov. as well as private institutions here, for your reference.
- National Law school of India University, Bangluru
- Faculty of Law (University of Delhi), New Delhi
- West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
- National Law Institute University, Bhopal
- National Law University, New Delhi etc.
- Amity Law School, Noida
- JSS Law College, Mysuru
- Singhad Law College, Pune etc.
The entire L.L.B. course has been divided into 6 semesters, for a 3-year course while into 10 semesters for a 5-year course and several examinations are held during the entire course which is mandatory in order to score the credits or minimum percentage marks and at the end of the course, a degree certificate for this L.L.B. course is garnered to each and every student who has cleared the examination.
We wish you all to pass the examination with flying colours.
Contract Law, Legal Skills, Criminal Law, General Principal of Law, Tort Law, Land law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Equity and Trust, Law of civil procedure, Law of evidence and legal ethics, Legal drafting and interpretation, Criminal procedure code and Medical Jurisprudence.
L.L.B. Course Fee
For Undergraduates i.e. for a 5-year course, the course fee may vary from around 3 lakhs to 14 lakhs while
For Postgraduates i.e. for a 3-year course, it may vary from around 4 lakhs to 18 lakhs.
Benefits of an L.L.B. Course
India has a very long history related to law, or what we call as legal history, since Vedic ages and there are speculations about having some kind of civil law system during the Harappan era and even during Bronze age.
In Modern India i.e. under British rule, Supreme Courts were established in India to look after the disputes and thus began a new era of law in India. Initially, only British lawyers and Judges were allowed in these courts but with time, they started accepting Indian lawyers and judges as well.
It’s the study of law and its practitioners that a national movement against British Raj could have happened. Many of those who started the Indian National Movement were lawyers. E.g. M.K.Gandhi, Dadabhai Naoroji and many more.
While studying law enables one to have a knowledge of Indian Constitutions and Indian legal system, it also opens the doors for many prestigious and white collar jobs and also has a wide scope.
Career opportunities/JOBs after L.L.B.
L.L.B. is generally considered as the preparation for a candidate’s legal career but as it always happens, this is not a “strictly to be followed” perception and hence, there are various other carrier options besides working as an advocate or a public prosecutor.
Gov. as well as Private Sector Jobs
- As an advocate
- As a teacher or professor/lecturer
- As a legal advisor
- As a public prosecutor
- As a legal Manager
- As a Legal service chief.
- In Cyber Crime Branch (an emerging sector)
Recruiting Law Firms/ L.L.B. Placement:
There is a lot of private law firms where you can start practicing law after having an L.L.B. degree and a lot of corporate sector companies need a legal advisor for their legal issues.
Salary of an L.L.B. degree holder
Varies from 4 LPA to even 20 lakhs and even more (depends on your marks and performance)