Bachelor of Legislative Law is one of the popular courses in India. Though the course LLB has its origins from England, the degree is now offered globally. LLB is an undergraduate degree that is pursued by students who wish to have a career in law. The Bar Council of India governs the academic curriculum of LLB in India.
LLB in India is a three-year course that students can pursue after they complete their graduation. However, in this modern era, where everyone is moving at a fast pace, it is crucial to make wise decisions. The Bar Council of India thus offered integrated courses with LLB in India.
These five-year integrated programs save the academic time of students by offering courses like –
- BA LLB
- BBA LLB
- BSc LLB
- B.Com LLB
To get admission to the LLB course, the candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree and should have at least scored 50% for the general category and 35% for reserved quota. Generally, the colleges offering LLB programs are administered by the government, and the fee is affordable to people. However, as per the Bar Council of India, every college or university offering law programs should provide a minimum 5% fee concession to reserved quota.
While some law colleges/ Universities offer admission based on the merit, some colleges conduct entrance exams to test their skill set.
Some of the popular LLB entrance exams that every law aspirant must apply for are –
- DU LLB Entrance Exam
- Allahabad University LAT Exam
- Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law
- Panjab University LLB Entrance Exam
- Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test
- Law School Admission Test India
- Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test
- BHU Undergraduate Entrance Test
The list does not include the famous law entrance exam called ‘CLAT’ because CLAT scores are only eligible for a five-year integrated program. For LLB courses, the candidate has to specifically apply for the entrance exam conducted by the college/University.
There are many colleges and universities in India that offer LLB degree; however, the top colleges that offer LLB program are –
- Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
- Campus Law Centre – I, DU
- Campus Law Centre – II, DU
- Department of Law, Panjab University
- Faculty of Law, Allahabad University
- Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University
The course outline for LLB courses include a variety of subjects –
|Labour Law||Family Law|
|Criminal Law||Professional Ethics|
|Law of Torts||Constitutional Law|
|Law of Evidence||Arbitration, Conciliation & Alternative|
|Human Rights & International Law||Environmental Law|
|Legal Aids||Law of Contract|
|Civil Procedure Code||Interpretation of Statutes|
|Legal Writing||Administrative Law|
|Code of Criminal Procedure||Company Law|
|Land Laws||Investment & Securities Law|
After the completion of the LLB programs, students can appear for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) if they wish to practice law as advocates. The exam has been made mandatory all State Bar councils since 2010 and has become one of the parameters to evaluate the intellect of a law student.
Other than this, students who have pursued the LLB program can also become a legal advisor in a corporate firm, a solicitor by gaining expertise in a department, or Lecturer in a law college. The students also have an option to pursue an LLM degree if they are interested in research work.