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    LLM Course

    Master of Law (LLM) Overview

    Master of Law (LLM) is a 2 years postgraduate degree course that can be pursued after completing a 3-year or 5-year LLB or any other law degree from a recognised university. To pursue an LLM course, one might have to appear for an LLM entrance examination. 

    LLM course is offered by many premier law institutes in India. It is a well-known degree opted for by candidates interested in pursuing higher education in law. LLM is ideal generally for those who want to expand their career in the field of law and judiciary. LLM course is offered both online and offline but it is always advisable to pursue a regular offline LLM programme as it has more value.

    To pursue an LLM course, one has to qualify for the LLM relevant entrance examinations held across India. Some of the popular entrance exams for LLM include CLAT PG, AILET, IPU CET, TS PGLCET, AP PGLCET, DU LLM Entrance Exam, LSAT India, BHU PET etc. 

    Some of the leading job roles offered after an LLM course are Advocate, Judge, Magistrate, Notary, Oath Commissioner, Law Professor, Legal Consultant, Trustee etc. LLM course fee usually ranges from INR 1,50,000 to 5,00,000 LPA.

    Some of the top colleges offering LLM courses include NLSIU Bangalore, NUJS West Bengal, NALSAR Hyderabad, NLU Delhi, Sandip University Nashik, ICFAI Law School Hyderabad etc.

    About Master of Law (LL.M)

    Master of law, also popularly known as the LLM programme, is a two-year postgraduate course in the field of law. Graduates who have pursued a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) and want to pursue specific specialisations in the field of law can take up LLM programmes. The programme focuses on certain areas of law that the candidates have opted. The course is designed to provide education regarding trademarks and trademark law practice in India and across the world. Candidates enrolled in these programmes also learn about various international treaties, agreements and conventions. From the legal history to various present-day legal constraints, different segments of the law are covered in the LLM programme.

    Popular LL.M Specialisations

    Listed below are some popular specialisations of LLM in India.

    • Constitutional Law
    • International Trade and Business Law
    • Taxation Law
    • Insurance Laws
    • Family Law
    • Corporate law and governance
    • Environmental Law
    • Criminal Law
    • Human rights
    • Intellectual property Law
    • Jurisprudence

    Master of Law (LL.M) Highlights

    Check the major highlights of the programme of LLM in the table given below.

    Short Name

    LL.M

    Full Name

    Master of Law

    Stream

    Law

    Couse Level

    Postgraduate

    Degree

    Masters

    Specialisation

    As opted by the candidate

    Duration

    2 Years

    Course Mode

    Regular/ Distance/ Part-Time

    Minimum Qualification Required 

    Bachelor degree in Law

    Selection Process

    Entrance Exam/ Merit-based

    Internship

    Mandatory

    Average Course Fee

    Rs. 1.5 to 5 lacs

    Master of Law (LL.M) Eligibility Criteria

    • Minimum Qualification Required: Bachelor of Law (LL.B)
    • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 55%
    • Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years or more

    LL.M Admission Process

    Candidates who seek admission in the LLM programme will have to go through the selection process followed by the college they desire. The commonly accepted admission process of LLM at most of the law colleges in India has been explained below.

    • Many colleges accept national/ state level law entrance exams to shortlist applicants.
    • Some colleges conduct their individual institute-level entrance test for the admission process.
    • Merit-based admissions are also offered at some colleges in which candidates are selected on the basis of their aggregate score in the qualifying bachelor degree.
    • Additional rounds of Personal Interaction or Group Discussion might also be held at some institutes.

    LL.M Entrance Exams

    All candidates have to clear the entrance exams on the basis of which admissions to LLM programmes are conducted. Admissions are done on the basis of score in the entrance exam and interviews conducted by the respective law institute. Listed below are some of the popular exams for admission to LLM.

    • CLAT PG
    • AILET
    • IPU CET
    • BHU PET
    • DU Entrance Exam
    • LSAT India
    • TS PGLCET
    • AP PGLCET

    LL.M Top Colleges

    The table given below provides a list of the top colleges for LLM in India.

    College

    Location Course Fee

    National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR)

    Hyderabad, Telangana Rs. 3.5 lacs

    Sandip University (SU)

    Nashik, Maharashtra Rs. 1.2 lacs

    West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)

    Kolkata, West Bengal Rs. 2.2 lacs

    Lovely Professional University (LPU)

    Jalandhar, Punjab Rs. 3.12 lacs

    IFHE - Faculty of Law (ICFAI Law School)

    Hyderabad, Telangana Rs. 2.4 lacs

    Master of Law (LL.M) Syllabus

    Popular Subjects:

    Law and social transformation in India

    Judicial process

    Legal research and methodology

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Constitutionalism

    Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    International Trade Law

    Intellectual Property Rights

    Corporate Law

    Master of Law (LL.M) Career Options and Job Prospects

    Law is one of the professions that is recession-free and jobs are available in private as well as public sector. The Government of India, as well as, various state governments release numerous posts for lawyers and LL.M graduates. Candidates for these lucrative job profiles are hired through entrance exams for serving different government departments. Since legal affairs are a part of almost every organisation, corporate firms also hire lawyers and LL.M graduates in order to take care of the legal tasks and requirements of the organisation. Skilled graduates can also take up private practice and earn huge salaries by practicing law at different courts. Following are some law profiles that LL.M graduates can take up:

    • Advocate
    • Magistrate
    • Judge
    • Trustee
    • Oath Commissioner
    • Notary
    • Legal Document Reviewer
    • Legal Consultant
    • Legal Associate
    • Professor of Law
    • Fraud Investigator

    Salaries of LL.M graduates vary depending on the type of job profiles they have taken up. Usually, LL.M graduates earn a salary of Rs. 2,5 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh at the beginning of their careers depending on their skill. Experienced advocates can earn up to Rs. 7 lakh per annum by practicing law. Legal consultants and advisers also make good salaries ranging from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh per annum. The package in this field paid to magistrates and judges are up to Rs. 12 lakh. Private lawyers who practice in Supreme Court can make up to Rs. 1 crore per annum depending on their skill and expertise.

    FAQs about LL.M

    What are the top career options after completing LLM?

    Candidates get immense opportunities in Consultancies, Courthouses, FMCG, Finance, Corporate, Law Firms, NGO, Media and Publishing Houses, Real Estate and International Organizations such as the UN or UNICEF after completing LLM. The job profile an applicant can look out for are Legal Consultant or Legal Associate, Advocate, A Magistrate or Judge, Legal Document Reviewer, Notary, Trustee, Oath Commissioner, Private Practice etc.

    Can I pursue LLM after completing my MBA?

    LLM is a postgraduate degree in law and an aspirant is required to possess a graduation degree in law to take up the course. After completing an MBA, an applicant cannot pursue LLM unless he/she has completed graduation in law (either 5 years integrated LLB or a 3 years long LLB).

    Can LLM be pursued from a private college?

    Yes, plenty of private colleges of universities offer LLM course. Some of the popular educational institutes for PG legal education are School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Rajasthan, Marwadi University, Gujarat, Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Uttar Pradesh, Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Rajasthan, Raffles University (RU ), Neemrana, The ICFAI University (ICFAI), Raipur, Mansarovar Global University (MGU), Sehore etc.

    Name some NLUs that offer LLM course?

    Some NLUs that offer LLM course are National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, National Law School of India University, Bangalore etc.

    How much is the fee for studying LLM course?

    The fees for pursuing LLM varies from college to college. The course fee might range from INR 1,50,000 to 3,00,000 annually.
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    Related Questions

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    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    You are eligible for admission in LLM at BMT Law college, Purnia. Some other top LLM colleges that you can consider for LLM admission are captured below.

    Ansal University, Gurgaon

    Amity University, Lucknow

    Apex University, Jaipur

    Brainware University, Kolkata

    Adamas University, Kolkata

    To take admission in any desired law college, either dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. For more questions, write to us in the QnA zone.

    Thank You

    P

    Priyanka, Student / Alumni

    Muja llm addmision chahiya
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    Lalit Sharma, Student / Alumni

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