Bachelor of Law (LLB)
LLB or Bachelor of Law/Laws is an undergraduate law course offered by various Indian universities. The course duration is 3-year for which the minimum eligibility criterion is graduation and the other is the integrated course of 5-year duration for undergraduate students.
The course is divided into six semesters in most of the law universities and admission to the same is based on entrance exams like CLAT, LAWCET to name a few.
The admissions commence in the month of January and the entrance exam is conducted around the month of May.
This course is considered to be one of the most prestigious courses and various LLB career options for the same are available in both the private and public sectors. However, most of the lawyers prefer to become an advocate and practice law as a profession.
LLB: Course Highlights
|Duration||3 to 5 year|
|LLB Full Form||Bachelor of Law/Laws (In Latin: Legum Baccalaureus)|
|Examination Type||Semester/Year Pattern|
|Eligibility||Graduation in any discipline|
|Course Fees||INR 10,000-2 Lakhs|
|Admission Process||Based on the entrance exam|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4-7 Lakhs|
LLB: What is it about?
The course is generally divided into six or ten semesters depending upon the duration of the course. 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.
The minimum eligibility criteria for pursuing this course are listed below:
- Successful completion of graduation in any discipline.
- Minimum aggregate marks in graduation are required for general category and the marks are relaxable 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: Admission Process 2019
Admission is done either on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in qualifying degree or through a relevant entrance test. Students who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply for entrance tests conducted for Admission 2019.
There are various entrance tests conducted for admissions in India. On the other hand, candidates also get direct admission to the same. 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.
- LSAT- Law School Admission Test is a globalized entrance test and many Indian universities consider its score.
- AILET- All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University, Delhi.
- TS- LAWCET- Law Common Entrance Test is conducted by colleges and universities in Andhra Pradesh.
LLB: Career Prospects
Once a person completes this course, there are a lot of job options available rather than becoming just a lawyer. The following table will give you a brief insight into this.
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average Monthly Salary|
|Legal Advisor||Legal Advisors are lawyers appointed by organizations including the government who provide legal advice and services to the organization and its employees.||INR 30,000-50,000|
|Advocate||Advocates ensure that their clients are able to properly raise their voice. They also defend and safeguard their rights.||INR 40,000-70,000|
|Public Prosecutor||A public prosecutor is a person who conducts the prosecution on behalf of the State.||INR 20,000-30,000|
|Lecturer||A lecturer teaches the various fundamentals and concepts of legal study to other aspiring students. The lecturer is responsible for knowledge development among the students.||INR 30,000-50,000|
|Legal Manager||A legal manager keeps track of all the legal functions of an organization. The legal manager should have proper knowledge in order to provide accurate and relevant advice to businesses and clients.||INR 40,000-80,000|
|Legal Services Chief||An expert or leader who helps a company minimize its legal risks.||INR 60,000-90,000|