Bachelor of Law (LLB) - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 50,000 / Year

649 courses | 616 colleges

About Bachelor of Law (LLB)

The 3-year Bachelor of Law is a postgraduate programme offered by various law institutes and universities in the country. The programme targets various fields of law including labour law, criminal law, contractual law, family law, legal writing and many others.

In order to apply for this programme, candidates have to complete their graduation. The 3-year LLB programme is mandatory for those who want to practice law and also for the candidates who want to pursue LL.M or Masters of Law programmes.

The course offers a broad understanding of constitutional law and it different sections to enable law aspirants in understanding the various case studies in the legal history of India. Classroom learning and internships are a part of the programme to impart elaborate education.

Bachelor of Law (LLB) Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: Graduation (any discipline)
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 45%

LLB Admission Process:

  • In order to secure admission in the 3-year LLB programme, it is essential to complete graduation without any back and an overall aggregate of 45% marks.
  • All admissions to the 3-year LLB programme are done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by NLUs or the respective private universities.
  • A merit list is prepared on the basis of the scores in entrance exams and applicants are selected accordingly.
  • Some of the private universities also offer direct admission to the LLB programme to candidates who have completed graduation.

Some popular LLB entrance exams are:

  • LSAT
  • BHU UET Law
  • Andhra Pradesh Law CET
  • LPU NEST Law
  • DU LLB Entrance Test

Bachelor of Law (LLB) Syllabus

First Year:

Labour Law

Criminology

Constitutional Law

Women and Law

Family Laws

International Economics Law

Professional Ethics

Contractual Law

Law of Tort and Consumer Protection Act

 

Second Year:

Law of Evidence

Environmental Law

Jurisprudence

Comparative Law

Property Law and transfer of Property Act

Law of Insurance

Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative

Intellectual Property Law

Human Rights and International Law

 

Third Year:

Civil Procedure Court (CPC)

Training in Moot Court

Interpretation of Statutes

Legal Writing

Code of Criminal Procedure

Land Laws including Ceiling and other Local News

Administrative Law

Training in Drafting

Company Law

Law of Taxation

Cooperative Law

Banking Law and Negotiable Instruments Act

Career Options and Job Prospects

Law is one of the fields that are hardly affected by recession or economic downfall. Skilled lawyers are always in demand in every country to guide individuals, organisations as well as governments to make legal decisions and actions. Candidates who have completed LLB can practice law after registering themselves at the Bar Council of India (BCI).

There are various government jobs that are available after this course including government law posts as well as posts at magistrate levels. In order to apply for higher judiciary jobs, candidates will have to pursue LL.M. Those seeking academic jobs can teach at law institutes and universities. Following are some job profiles for candidates with an LLB degree:

  • Notary
  • Trustee
  • Solicitor
  • Law Reporter
  • Legal Counsellor
  • Legal Consultant
  • Legal Expert
  • Sub-Magistrate or Munsifs
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Sessions Judge
  • Law Professor

The salary package after completing LLB depends on the type of job that the candidate has taken up. Fresh Law practitioners can make Rs. 1.5 to Rs. 3 lakh per annum. However, government lawyers make up to Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum. Corporate lawyers and consultants also earn Rs. 5 lakh to 6 lakh per year. In order to scratch a good salary, masters in law is essential.