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LLB in India: A Comprehensive Guide on Top Law Courses; Law Schools, Eligibility, Revised Syllabus and Job Opportunities


Do you have the gift of gab? Are you an excellent communicator? Can you articulate lucidly and confidently in a way that makes people want to listen to you and believe you? If yes, then a career in LLB may just be the right start for you! This article will take you through all the imperative facets of a career in Law!

Before we head on to the LLB Course in detail, let’s first brush up on some facts!

What is LLB?

Legum Baccalaureus or LLB is a three years undergraduate degree in Law. This 3-year LLB course can be pursued only after a Bachelor’s degree in any subject. The course is divided into 6 semesters and is offered at various law colleges in India and is regulated by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The full form of LLB is Bachelor of Legislative Law. 

The objective of an LLB Course is to impart comprehensive legal education and inculcate legal knowledge and legal processes and their role in national development. The 3-year LLB course is for those who wish to become a Lawyer in India.

A lawyer is a representative of a client organization, individual, litigating party, business firm, or government. As a Lawyer, you either represent the plaintiff or the defendant party. (A plaintiff is a party that files or initiates a legal action and a defendant is a party that is being sued or charged).

Why study Law?

Do you know what do Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? Interestingly, these world leaders (and many more) are law graduates. Law is one of the oldest academic fields in the world and is a highly regarded profession. 

But what’s in it for you? Why should you study law? 

As it is a highly intellectually challenging career field, you would develop several skills while pursuing LLB courses. The program focuses on creating a learning environment to inculcate managerial and entrepreneurial skills, a sense of social responsibility, and an in-depth understanding of legal issues and providing solutions. By the end of the course, you would be well equipped with:

Skills you learn LLB Course
Skills you learn LLB Course

Still not sure if LLB is the right career field for you? Talk to a career expert and explore what other career options are there for you!

List of #47 Best Courses in Law

There are a number of Law courses at various undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. Let’s take a look at some of these below:

  1. LLB – Bachelors of Legislative Law (3 years course after a Bachelor’s degree in any subject)
  2. B.A. LLB (5- year integrated course)
  3. B.Com. LLB (5- year integrated course)
  4. B.Sc. LLB (5- year integrated course)
  5. BBA LLB (5- year integrated course)
  6. B.S.W. LLB (5- year integrated course)
  7. M.A. Tribal & Customary Law
  8. M.A. Tribal & Customary Law
  9. Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy (PGDELP)
  10. Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Environmental Management and Law (PGDUEML)
  11. Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Environmental Laws (PGDTEL)
  12. Post Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Law
  13. Post Graduate Diploma Alternative Dispute Resolution
  14. LLM- Master of Law (1 year)
  15. LLM- Master of Law (2 year)
  16. LL.M. in Consumer Law
  17. LL.M. in Criminal Law
  18. LL.M. in Cyber Law
  19. LL.M. in Energy Law
  20. LL.M. in Environmental Law
  21. LL.M. in Family Law
  22. LL.M. in Health Law
  23. LL.M. in Human Rights Law
  24. LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law
  25. LL.M. in International Law
  26. LL.M. in International Trade Law
  27. LL.M. in Juridical Science
  28. LL.M. in Labour Law
  29. LL.M. in Law and Labour Welfare
  30. LL.M. in Law and Technology
  31. LL.M. in Law Practice
  32. LL.M. in Legal Studies
  33. LL.M. in Maritime Laws
  34. LL.M. in Medicine and Law
  35. LL.M. in Military Law
  36. LL.M. in Real Estate Law
  37. LL.M. in Science and Law
  38. LL.M. in Taxation Law
  39. LL.M. in Air and Space Law
  40. LL.M. in Animal Law
  41. LL.M. in Banking Law
  42. LL.M. in Business and Corporate Laws
  43. LL.M. in Civil Law
  44. LL.M. in Civil Rights Law
  45. LL.M. in Constitutional and Administrative Law
  46. LL.M. in Construction Law
  47. PhD

List of Top LLB Course subjects/ specializations

There are a number of LLB course subjects or specializations offered to students at Master’s, PG Diploma and Doctorate levels. Take a look at some of the LLB Course subjects listed below:

  1. Civil Law
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Corporate Law
  4. Property & Estate Law
  5. Intellectual & Patent Law
  6. Tax Law
  7. Banking Law
  8. International Law
  9. Cyber Law
  10. Human Rights Law
  11. Maritime Law
  12. Medical & Health Law
  13. Real Estate Law
  14. Mergers and Acquisitions Law

LLB Eligibility

To pursue LLB course, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

LLB Eligibility
LLB Eligibility
  • Candidate should have completed graduation from any stream i.e. must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution,
  • Candidate must have scored at least 45% marks in aggregate in their graduation,
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC/ PWD category, there is a 5% relaxation in the aggregate marks,
  • There is no age bar to appear for the LLB Course examination.

5- Year integrated LLB course Eligibility

To pursue any 5- year integrated courses (B.A LLB/ B.Com LLB/ B.Sc. LLB etc.), candidates must meet the following educational requirements:

5- year integrated course
5- year integrated course
  • Candidates must have completed class 12th with any subjects to pursue a 5-year integrated Law course, that is, B.A. LLB/B.Com LLB/ B.Sc. LLB/BBA LLB.
  • Candidates should have scored 50% or more marks in aggregate in total of five subjects including English as a subject.
  • Candidates must visit the official website of the Law College/ university they are applying to and check the reservation policies. The National Law University Delhi reserves 50% seats for students of Delhi.

LLM Eligibility

To pursue Master of Law or LLM, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

LLM Course Eligibility
LLM Course Eligibility

Ph.D. in Law Eligibility

To be eligible for PhD in Law, candidates should have:

PhD in Law Eligibility
PhD in Law Eligibility
  • A Master’s degree in Law or a professional degree equivalent to the Master’s degree in Law by the corresponding regulatory body with at least 55% marks in aggregate; or
  • Obtained a degree in Law and Master’s degree with M Phil in social sciences or humanities from a recognized university or educational institution; or
  • Candidates pursuing a degree in Law and Master’s degree considered equivalent to M Phil Degree of an Indian recognized university or institution.

LLB Admission process

Admission to LLB & LLM courses in Indian National law schools are based on performance in various national and state conducted entrance examinations. Some of the national entrance examinations for LLB & LLM are:

  • CLAT– The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs offered by 22 National Law Universities in India.
  • AILET- All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is a national is conducted by National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) to offer admission to eligible candidates in undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), and doctorate (Ph.D.) level law courses.
  • LSAT– Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an international entrance exam for admission to various Law schools. Most Indian Universities also accept LSAT scores for admission to its various courses.

List of Top LLB Entrance Exams (2020)

Important Update

According to the press release by the National Law School India University in Bengaluru, the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020 conducted by the university shall no longer be applicable for admission. The University shall admit students for the Academic year 2020-21based on the results of CLAT 2020.

All students will now appear for CLAT scheduled for 28TH September 2020.

Admission to LLB and LLM courses in most of the autonomous law schools in India is based on performance in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, the National Law University, Delhi, and the private autonomous law schools conduct their own admission tests. Some of the state or college-specific entrance examinations for Law courses are:

LLB in India: List of Entrance Examinations
LLB in India: List of Entrance Examinations
  1. DU LLB Entrance Exam
  2. Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test (AP LAWCET)
  3. SLAT- Law- Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT)
  4. KIIT-Law
  5. MAH-LL.B. (5 Years Law)- Maharashtra Law Entrance Exam
  6. TS PGLCET- Telangana State Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test

List of Top #50 Colleges offering a degree in Law

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur, Jodhpur
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
  9. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  10. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
  11. Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  12. National Law University, Delhi
  13. National Law University, Odisha, Cuttack
  14. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam
  15. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  16. National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati
  17. Tamil Nadu National Law University, Trichy
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  20. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
  21. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  22. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
  23. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat, Haryana
  24. Agra College, Uttar Pradesh  
  25. Abhay Shikshan Kendra’s Rajeshri Shahu College of Law     
  26. Central University of Punjab              
  27. Central University of Jharkhand        
  28. Ajeenkya DY Patil University School of Law  
  29. TERI University New Delhi     
  30. Shiksha o’ Anusandhan (SOA), Odisha           
  31. B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu      
  32. Chotanagpur Law College Ranchi     
  33. Andhra University      
  34. Apeejay Stya University, Haryana     
  35. Arunodaya Institute Of Legal Studies, Karnataka      
  36. Indian Law Institute, Delhi     
  37. Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management, Maharashtra        
  38. Maneklal Nanavati Law College, Gujarat     
  39. People’s Education Society Sanchalit Sheth Dosabhai Lalchand Law College, Gujarat        
  40. South Asian University, Delhi 
  41. State Law College Bhopal      
  42. University of Calicut
  43. Nalbari Law College, Nalbari
  44. Mount Zion Law College, Kerala       
  45. Government B. R. Medhi Law College, Assam          
  46. Mewar University, Rajasthan
  47. Mody University of Technology and Science for Women, Rajasthan           
  48. Nalanda College of Law
  49. Patna University         
  50. Osmania University PG College of Law, Telangana  

LLB Fees Structure

The average LLB Fees in various National Law schools and universities ranges from Rs. 1, 40, 000- 5, 00, 000 annually. Candidates must make sure they check the fee structure and details of scholarships for LLB courses at various Law schools.

Take a look at the breakup of fee structure for a 5-Year integrated LLB Program of one of National Law Universities.

Fee structure for B.A. LLB Degree Program is as follows:

Fee CategoryAmount
Tuition FeeRs. 85,000 (For one year)
Admission FeeRs. 2,500 (One time)
Student Welfare FundRs. 2,500 (For one year)
Examination FeeRs. 3000 (For one year)
Accommodation (hostel+ mess charges)Rs. 48,000 (For one year)
Miscellaneous (Library fee, internet fee etc)Rs.37,500 (For one year)
Campus development FeeRs. 5000 (One time)
TotalRs. 1,85,000 (For one year)

LLB Syllabus (Revised)

Jurisprudence-I (Legal method, Indian Legal System, and Basic Theory of
Principles of Contract (General Principles).
Law of Torts (Nature, General Principles, General Defenses, specific Torts,
Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Laws).
Law of Crimes: Indian Penal Code (Specific offenses and General Principles).
Family Law-I (Hindu Law of Marriage, Adoption & Maintenance, Minority
and Guardianship, Muslim Law of Marriage, Divorce and Dower &
Acknowledgment of Paternity, wakfs,and Endowments.
LLB Semester-I
Evidence Law (Law of Evidence in India).
Family Law II (Hindu Law of Joint Family, Partition and Debts, Gifts Wills,
Hindu Succession Act and Muslim – General Principles of Inheritance)
Law of Crimes-II: Criminal Procedure Code (General Principles)
Property Law
Public International Law
Constitutional Law I
Code of Civil Procedure and Limitation Act
Company Law
Special Contracts (Partnership, sale of Goods)
List of Optional LLB Course subjects
Media Law and Censorship (incl, Self Regulation)
Private International Law
Legal Philosophy including theory of Justice
Law of Crimes-III (Socio-Economic offenses etc.)
LLB Course subjects: Optional (Pick any one)
Constitutional Law II
Administrative Law.
Labour Law
Intellectual Property Rights Law-I
Optional subjects
Gender Justice & Feminist Jurisprudence
International Institutions
Competition Law
Legislative Drafting
Humanitarian and Refugee Law
Civil Procedure
Jurisprudence-I (Theory of Law)
Optional subjects
Military Law (Martial Law governing Armed Forces in India)
Business Regulation
Rent Control and Slum Clearance
Intellectual Property Law-II (Copyright and Neighboring Rights, Law of
Patents, Law of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights, Traditional Knowledge,
Confidential Information and Integrated Circuits)
International Institutions
International Trade Law
Environmental Law
Advocacy, Ethics & Professional Accounting
Moot Court exercise and Internship (including Interviewing techniques & Pretrial preparations)
Environmental Law
Taxation Law
Optional subjects
Interpretation of Statutes
Insurance and Banking Law
Election Laws
Minor Acts and Supreme Court Rules
Law of Carriage

LBB opportunities

After completing LLB, to practice law, you must register with a State Bar Council and appear for and successfully clear the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) conducted by the Bar Council of India.

After completing your education, you can start working as a:

  • Junior Lawyer in a Solicitor Firm/Law Firm or as a Junior Lawyer under the mentorship of a Senior Lawyer
  • Legal advisor or an associate in a Legal Consulting Firm/Management Consulting Firm/Financial Consulting Firm/Accounting Firm.
  • Legal Executive with a public/private sector company.
  • Legal Executive/Associate in Defence Forces or for the state/central government.

Law graduates may find work opportunities in legal firms and organizations such as: Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (Delhi), AZB & Partners (Delhi), AZB & Partners (Mumbai), Bajaj Finance Limited, Themis Associates (Bangalore), Anand and Anand, etc.

Summing Up

In the above article, we talked about LLB courses, admission process, eligibility requirements, and other significant details. We hope you have got the information you were looking for. If not, then scroll down to the comments section and give us your valuable feedback.

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