LL.B is the abbreviated form of the Latin term “Legum Baccalaureus” which is a rough translation of Bachelor of Law. Bachelor of Law is a degree in Law that a student can get from any recognized law college in India approved by the Bar Council of India. Any student who has completed a graduation Degree is eligible to join the 3 year LLB course. The LLB course syllabus consists of all the Indian Laws, laws and some of the Public International laws related to India. The students get to study the mentioned LLB course subjects such as Constitutional Law, Indian Penal Code, Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code etc as a part of the LLB course syllabus.
L.L.B. course is generally divided into six semesters. During the three year course, students get the LLB (General) after successful completion of four semesters. On the other hand, LLB degree is given to candidates only after completing six semesters. The basic course structure in most of the Indian Universities comprises:
- Tutorial Work
- Moot Courts
- Practical Training Programs
LLB syllabus is formulated in a manner that the students are given an opportunity to opt for their preferred specialization later during the course.
LLB course fee varies from institute to institute and also depends upon the grants provided by UGC (University Grants Commission) to different colleges. The course fee for National Law School, Bangalore is around INR1,69,900 per annum inclusive of refundable deposits and hostel fee while the annual tuition fee is around INR 80,000.
LLB is the traditional law course offered by Indian universities which have a duration of three years. The course is divided into six semesters. On completion of the 3-years course, an LL.B. degree is awarded to the student.
- Successful completion of graduation in any discipline.
- Minimum 45% marks in graduation are required for general category and 40% for reserved categories.
- There is also a criterion for minimum marks required in graduation which may vary from institute to institute.
- There is no age limit for taking admission in this course.
- LLB course details after 12th is a 5-year course with under graduation.
- Admission to BA LLB course is mostly open to all and to candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Along with each college will have minimum cut-offs. Candidates who fulfill those criteria can apply. Preference is given to those candidates with a higher score.
- Universities conduct entrance exams and selection is based on an aggregate and entrance exam.
- Candidates have to purchase the forms from the college office also few colleges will provide admission forms online which will be available generally in the month of June and July.
- They will first need to make a payment for application form and prospectus.
- Go through the instructions meticulously and then fill the form.
- Always make sure to keep the copy or else at least note the application form number.
- Candidates have to make sure they have the following documents with them during the Admission process.
- Passport size photograph according to the requirement of the college.
- Education qualification i.e 10thand 12th board certificates
- School Leaving Certificate
- Extra-curriculum Certificates
- Domicile Certificate
- Candidates with Certificate of Caste i.e. SC/ST can apply. Even those from OBC category can apply.
- Physical Disability certificate should be authorized by the Medical Officer.
Admission to LLB course is generally done on the basis of entrance exams conducted either on a national level or institute-wise. A list of entrance exams for admission to the course has been mentioned below:
- CLAT- Common Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law Universities for admissions to LLB courses.
- LSAT-Law School Admission Test is a globalized entrance test and many Indian universities consider its score for LLB admission.
- AILET- All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University, Delhi
- LAWCET-Law Common Entrance Test is conducted by colleges and universities in Andhra Pradesh for admission to LLB programs
Jobs and Career Opportunities
- LLB is not only considered in the aspect of getting a job but also helps a person to fight against the inequality and wrong deeds that affect the society. It is also considered as a prestigious profession.
- Job opportunities after LLB are in both private and public sector organizations.
- LLB Course scope is gaining more exposure to employment in key areas like Law firms, Courts & Judiciary, Legal consultancies, Sales tax and Excise Departments etc
- Career opportunities for LLB graduates have various job roles such as Public Prosecutor, Solicitor, District & Sessions Judge, Legal Advisor, Oath Commissioner, Teacher, and Lecturer.
- LLB course after graduation can be further continued with higher education by opting courses like MA or Diploma in Human Rights, Master of law, Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights, Diploma in Labour Laws, P.G Diploma in Women’s Rights and Human Rights and many other
- After the completion of course, as while you are working under the experts, you can earn the 5000 to 20000 per month as a stipend. Bachelor of Law degree holders in private organizations may earn Rs. 15,000/- to 20,000/- per month. Top companies and MNCs paid 1-2 lakhs per month for their legal advisors.