LLB (Bachelor of Legislative Law)

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 LawFamily Law
Criminal LawProfessional Ethics
Law of Torts Constitutional Law
Law of EvidenceArbitration, Conciliation & Alternative
Human Rights & International LawEnvironmental Law
Property LawJurisprudence
Legal AidsLaw of Contract
Civil Procedure CodeInterpretation of Statutes
Legal WritingAdministrative Law
Code of Criminal ProcedureCompany 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.

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Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world’s # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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