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abbreviation for Bachelor of Laws: a degree in law, or a person who has this degree. Qualifications: university & college.

What is LLB?
LLB, also known as Bachelor of Legislative Law, is an undergraduate law programme of 3-year or 5-year duration that can be pursued after graduation and 10+2 respectively. 
The Bachelor of Legislative Law is a foundational course in law that teaches students about legal procedures followed in the profession. The course helps the student develop a logical, 
analytical and critical understanding of legal affairs and teaches him/her how to use these skills for resolving social, legal issues of the society.

What is LLB Full Form?
The full form of LLB is bachelor of law. LLB is derived from Legum Baccalaureus. Candidates who have completed their graduation in any discipline are 
eligible to pursue 3-year LLB,The 5-year LLB is an integrated law program that can be pursued after intermediate.

The course is offered by colleges that are approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Also note 
that to pursue law in India, the LLB degree holder also has to qualify in the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) conducted by the BCI.

The 3-year Bachelor of Legislative Law typically is divided into six semesters, and students start with the basics of law before 
radually moving into the other subjects like constitutional law, family law, jurisprudence, IPC, CrPC, law of contracts, etc. As part of the course, 
students also have to undertake internships and training programmes at law firms, corporate organisations and courts to further their knowledge and gain 
real-life experience of the legal profession.

Advantages of doing LLB Degree
A solid foundation for further education - Many courses empower students to combine their law studies with business or accounting, 
as well as to combine law and non-legal degrees

Lots of job options - In addition to being a lawyer, 
law graduates are potential candidates for various fields such as media and law, academics, commerce and industry, social work, politics and more.

Financial stability - 
Obtaining a law degree can guarantee immediate success or a very large amount of money but it is imminent. 
This professional title allows one to enjoy more job security and a higher salary compared to those who do not.

Master critical thinking and analytical skills - 
The knowledge and skills acquired in the study of law enable students to analyse both sides of complex situations or problems and to make effective solutions based on solid reasoning and critical thinking.

Power to make a difference by law -

You can have a strong sense of justice and wish to improve the disability in the system. Studying law gives you the legal education and qualifications to finally make that important change.


Top LAW Colleges in India offering LLB

>> LPU Jalandhar


>> SRM University Chennai


>>GD Goenka University, Gurgaon


>>Chandigarh University


>> BML Munjal University, Gurgaon


>> Manipal University (MAHE)


>> GNA University, Phagwara


>> MSRIT Bangalore


>> United College of Engineering and Management, Allahabad

Types of LLB
Before the advent of the 5-year integrated law programme, the 3-year LLB was the default option for law aspirants. 
Also, with the 5-year course gaining in popularity the Bachelor of Legislative Law course has lost some shine.

Speaking of types of LLB, a law course after graduation, there is the typical 3-year LLB programme which is almost ubiquitous, 
as it is offered by most of the prominent and not-so prominent universities. That being said, the course in recent times is getting competition from the 5-year integrated programme, which is fast gaining acceptance.

A 4-year LLB programmes also exist, like the ones offered by some colleges in the UK. In this case, the LLB course is combined with other subjects and takes 
one additional year to complete. The subject combination could include law and politics, or law and human rights

But note that the 4-year LLB programme is not common in India.


LLB Eligibility:
The eligibility criteria of Bachelor of Legislative Law may vary across colleges, especially those related to minimum marks;
refer the points below for full details. It is important that the candidate knows the eligibility criteria beforehand because otherwise one's candidature can be nullified at any stage of the admission process.

Eligibility criteria of LLB programme:
Qualifying exam: Since 3-year LLB is a law course offered after graduation, candidates aspiring for a law degree must have passed graduation from a 
recognized institute in any discipline like BA, B.Com, B.Sc, BBA, BCA etc.

Minimum marks in qualifying exam:

The minimum marks may vary, as some colleges demand 50%, while others require only 45%. Further, 
in the case of public law colleges, there is relaxation in minimum marks for reserved category candidates.

Age limit:
There is no upper age limit for the course

Other cases:
Such candidates who are appearing in the final year/semester exam of their graduation course may also apply for the law degree, 
but they need to meet the other eligibility requirements postulated by the college which the candidate is seeking admission to.

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LLB Admissions
One can take admission to LLB law degree course after graduation. Admission to LLB courses can be done through two channels: 

1) based on scores of entrance exams like PU LLB, DU LLB, and MH CET Law, and 
2) based on scores of qualifying exams. Candidates looking for admission to 5-year LLB programmes can appear in the entrance exams such as CLAT, AILET, SLAT, KLEE and others.

The candidate can choose an entrance exam based on the college they want to get admission to; for example for admission to Delhi University,
one has to qualify DU LLB entrance exam. Before applying for an exam, make it a point to go through the prescribed eligibility criteria. Based on marks scored by candidates in the exam, 
merit lists will be prepared for counselling and seat allotment.
Direct admission based on qualifying exam marks is also a common admission route, 
with KSLU admission being a good example. In this case, there is no entrance exam, and the candidate is only expected to fulfil eligibility requirements like qualifying exam passed, 
minimum marks, and also nativity requirements. The merit list, in this case, is prepared considering marks of qualifying (graduate) exam.

Note that the National Law Universities (NLSs) do not offer the 3-year Bachelor of Legislative Law degree programme. They only have 5 year integrated programmes at the undergraduate level.

Top LLB Exams:
Entrance exams for admission to the 3-year LLB law degree programme can be categorized under various heads -  

>> national level (DU LLB),

>> university-level ( BVP CET law), 

>> and state-level ( MH CET law). 

The national level exams can be taken by any candidate, 
but state-level exams are typically meant for natives of that state only, leave or take a few seats which may be available for other state candidates.

However, the entrance exams for admission to private colleges can be taken by any candidate, provided he or she is an Indian national.

Top exam for admission to 3-year LLB programme
Entrance exam
National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Bharti Vidyapeeth Law College
Lovely Professional University
MH CET Law (for 3-year LLB)
Dr. Ambedkar College Of Law
Banaras Hindu University
Allahabad University

LLB Courses
The candidate pursuing an LLB degree will study subjects like labour law, intellectual property rights, 
corporate law, family law, criminal law, human rights, and international law, etc. The duration of the course is 3 years, 
with most colleges these days dividing these three years into six semesters.

The syllabus for the program is fundamentally the same but may offer different optional subjects, 
like in the case of Delhi University. The student, in this case, has the choice to pick from the pool of such optional papers.

During the Bachelor of Legislative Law (LLB) program, the candidate will be required to participate in moot courts and do internships. 
Delhi University, for example, has a Moot Court Society, where students can improve their mooting skills. Then many law colleges, 
especially the good ones, also have Legal Aid Societies for undertaking pro bono activities in favour of the weaker sections of the society. 
The student can learn many important lessons by being a member of these societies.

LLB Specializations
There is generally no such thing as specialisation in a Bachelor of Legislative Law programme. 
That being said, the candidate has the flexibility to pick some subject combinations which help them to specialize in certain subjects in their LLM degree.

The undergraduate degree usually covers core modules like Criminal Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, 
Constitutional/Administrative Law, Equity and Trusts, Land Law, and European Law.

At the postgraduate level, the candidate can do specialization in a chosen subject, which may be:

Constitutional Law.

Labour Law.
Family Law.
Intellectual Property Law.
Taxation Law.
Corporate Law and Governance (including International Business)
Criminal Law.
Environmental Law.
Human Rights.
Insurance Laws

LLB Syllabus
The syllabus for the DU LLB programme will vary across colleges. Knowing the syllabus will help the candidate make an informed decision as to whether the course is in 
tune with career goals and matches one’s abilities and interests.

Legal aptitude and legal reasoning
Indian polity including Executive, Judiciary and Legislature, Law prepositions with facts, Constitution etc.

General knowledge with current affairs
History (with special reference to modern history and legal history such as GOI acts, Freedom struggle, etc.).

Indian geography (up to 12th standard).
Latest rules and amendments

Current affairs like new events of national and international importance, appointments, sports, awards etc.
Logical and analytical reasoning
Completing arguments, drawing well-supported conclusions,
reasoning by analogy,
applying principles or rules.
Sets and statements,

Blood relation
Series etc.
Synonyms & Antonyms
Idioms and Phrases
One-word Substitution
Sentence Improvement and rearrangement

Fill in the blanks
Errors - Common errors, Spotting errors, inappropriate usage of words, spelling mistakes etc., English Comprehension etc.

Scope of LLB
Many candidates decide to do LLB after graduation because it is considered a safe career option. 
If the candidate completes LLB, he or she may go on to become advocates and work in legal cases. 
The LLB degree holder has the option of working both as a private lawyer or work for the government. To work in the government sector, 
the candidate generally needs to qualify in an entrance exam conducted by the Public Service Commission.

Then some may also decide to go for higher studies and pursue LLM and even PhD. At the master's level, 
one may opt for specialisation, which can give more muscle to one’s resume and job prospects. Again, some may decide to become teachers, a profession which is getting more attention in recent times.

Careers Opportunities after LLB
There is no limit as to what level one can reach after completing an LLB degree. 
Because if we look at social personalities dominating the public, starting from the late Arun Jaitley and Ram Jethmalani, 
to present luminaries like Harish Salve and Aryama Sundaram, to the former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the sky's the limit.

After completing the LLB degree, one may work in a variety of roles - corporate lawyer, judge, legal advisor, legal manager.

How far one goes, however, depends on factors like skills levels, profession chosen, and experience, etc.

Some individuals again become social activists and fight for the legal rights of marginal sections of society. 
The role can be unglamorous and require a lot of sacrifices and standing up to powerful people, but the job satisfaction can be immense.

Browse List of Law Colleges by States
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Law Colleges in Haryana
Law Colleges in West Bengal
Law Colleges in Punjab

The Worth of an Indian LL.M.: A Critique of the LL.M. Programme in India

LLM is a postgraduate degree in law. Master of Law or LLM course offered at Indian colleges/ universities is of two years duration. 
The course curriculum of LLM degree is structured in such a way that the law course is divided into four semesters. 
In Master of Law, course aspirants gain in-depth knowledge of a specific field of law by intensive research in that particular area of Law.

In the LLM course, candidates need to select the law specialisation in which they want to make their future. 
Thus, candidates can pursue their LLM degree in specialisations such as – Civil Law, Tax Law, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, 
Commercial Law, International Law, Labour Law, Real Estate Law, Patent Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, Mergers and Acquisition Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law, Banking Law,
Business Law, Company Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Cyber Law, Education Law, Energy Law, Entertainment & Media Law, Environment Law, Family Law, Healthcare Law, Telecommunications Law etc.

Eligibility Criteria for LLM Course
Candidates are eligible to apply for admission in an LLM course if they have completed their graduation in law, 
that is, if the aspirant has secured his/ her LLB/ Bachelor of Law/ Five Year Integrated LLM course from a recognised university/ college.

Apart from this, some colleges also fix a minimum percentage requirement for the LLM course offered by them.
As part of the eligibility criteria shared by such colleges, candidates need secure at least 55% aggregate marks 
at the graduation level in order to be eligible to secure admission in LLM course offered by them.
Top LLM Entrance Exams 
Candidates who want to pursue the LLM course have to appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) or 
the admission test accepted by the law schools. Below are some popular LLM entrance exams in India for admission to this course: 

Skills Required for LLM Course
Aspirants need to be ready to put in a lot of hard work and be open to working long strenuous hours on completing the course.
Some key skills that candidates should possess in order to fare well in the LLM course are listed below:

Interest in Research   
Clarity of Speech   
Fluency in Language
Ability to argue on a topic
Interest in detail
Good presentation skills
Mental and physical stamina

LLM Subjects and Syllabus 
The syllabus taught as part of an LLM course varies from college to college. Some common topics that are taught in an LLM course are listed below:

Course  :   LLM (Business Law)     

Syllabus   :
Law and Social Transformation in India
Indian Constitutional Law: The New Challenges
Judicial Process
Legal Education and Research Methodology
Law of Industrial and Intellectual Property
Environmental Law
International Trade Law
Business Law
Insurance Law
Legal Regulation of Economic Enterprises
Law Relating to Regulatory Authorities
Commercial Arbitration
Alternate Dispute Resolution & Securities Law

LLM (Constitutional Law)
Course  :

Law and Social Transformation in India
Constitutionalism: Pluralism & Federalism
Indian Constitutional Law- The New Challenges
National Security, Public Order and Rule of Law
Judicial Process
Mass Media Law
Research Methodology
Human Rights
Administrative Law
Administrative Process and Judicial Control

LLM (Criminal Law)
Course  :

Theories of Law
Research Methodology
Banking Law
Corporate Jurisprudence
Legal Concepts
Legislative Process
Corporate Law
Life and Fire Insurance
Judicial Process
Law of Intellectual Property
Competition Law
Consumer Law

LLM (Family Law)
Course  :

Family Law I – System Scope Sources and Schools
Family Law II – Marriage and Matrimonial Remedies
Comparative Public Law
Law and Justice in Globalizing World
Legal English and Research Methodology
Foreign Business Language
Family Law III – Nuclear and Extended Family Rights 
Family Law IV – Penal Laws on Family Affairs
Family Law V – Family Property and Succession
Family Law VI – Family Disputes Resolution
Foreign Business Language

LLM (Human Rights)
Course  :

Concept & Classification of Rights
Concept of Human Rights
Concept of Human Duties
Dialectics of Human Rights
Emerging Concept of Human Rights
Human Duties, Responsibilities & its Effectuation
International Obligation
Human Rights & Criminal Justice
Jurisprudence & Human Rights: Lego Philosophical perspectives
Constitutional Governance of Human Rights in India
Refugee Law
Human Rights and International & Regional Perspectives: Implementation Mechanism
International Humanitarian Law
People’s Rights to Self-determination
Dissertation Research

LLM International Trade Law
Course  :

Introduction International Trade Law
Law and Practice in International Banking and Commercial Payments
World Trade Law
Marine Insurance
Charter Parties: Law and Practice
International Litigation and Arbitration

LLM Jobs and Career Opportunities 
After pursuing an LLM course, candidates can opt for further studies wherein they pursue either MPhil or PhD in Law. However, 
if candidates want to pursue a career in the field of law then he/ she can go through the below-mentioned job profiles. Aspirants are informed that 
in order to practice law in India they need to clear the All India Bar Exam (AIBE).

In such a job profile one needs to do a lot of research work to gather factual data as well as physical evidence to support their claim. Apart from this, 
other responsibilities allocated to advocates include scrutinising and drafting contracts.

In such a job profile an individual usually specialises in a specific area of law like tax, litigation, family or property. Solicitors offer legal advice to private as well as commercial clients.

In such a job profile one has to ensure that justice is administered and legal rights of all the involved parties are safeguarded. 
A judge presides over trials/ hearings wherein they listen to the case presented by lawyers.

Legal Advisor: 
Candidates opting to work in such a job profile are also lawyers who specialise in a specific field of law. 
Legal advisors are usually hired by governments as well as large organisations/ companies. The main task of a legal advisor is to protect their clients from any legal implication or consequence.

Notary Public: 
Individuals are hired in such a job profile by the central government for the whole or specific part of the country. 
Any person who has been practicing law (as a lawyer) for a minimum ten years is eligible to apply for a notary post. The tasks performed by a Notary are as follows:

To verify, authenticate, certify or attest the execution of any instrument.
To translate and verify the translation, of any document from one language into another.
To administer an oath to or take an affidavit from any person.
To act as commissioner, to record evidence in any civil or criminal trial if so directed by the court or authority.
To act as arbitrator, mediator, or conciliator if so required.
Oath Commissioners: In such a job profile one is authorised to verify affidavits. An Oath Commissioner is appointed by the Chief Justice and is usually a solicitor. 
But this is not always the case. The tasks performed by an Oath Commissioner are as follows:

Ensuring the evidence is in written form (the draft affidavit).
Enquire that the person before him/ her has read the draft affidavit and fully understands the contents.
Make a person swear that the affidavit is true by raising the appropriate Testament in the right hand and repeating the words of the oath.
Verify that the affidavit was properly sworn by completing a "jurat" on the affidavit.
The top legal firms that are known to hire law graduates are listed below:

> Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
> AZB & Partners
> Khaitan & CO
> J Sagar Associates
> Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
> Trilegal
> S&R Associates
> Economic Laws Practice
> Desai & Diwanji
> Talwar Thakore & Associates