Master of Law (LLM) - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular / Distance / Part-time| Avg. Fees: 3,00,000 / Year

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About Master of Law (LLM)

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 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.


  • 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 (LLM) 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 pass the undergraduate law degree from a recognised institution with at least 55% aggregate marks.

All candidates have to clear the entrance exams basis which admission 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. Following are some of the popular exams for admission in LLM:

  • CLAT

Master of Law (LLM) Syllabus

Popular Subjects:

Law and social transformation in India

Judicial process

Legal research and methodology

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

International Trade Law

Intellectual Property Rights

Corporate Law

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.

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