L.L.B. or Bachelor of Legislative Law is the graduate law degree offered by Indian universities. The course duration for L.L.B. is generally three years. However there are two options to pursue an undergraduate law degree. One is 3 years course whose eligibility is graduation and the other is integrated which is five year duration course for 10+2 pass students. Graduates from any field can opt for the LLB course. The course is divided into six semesters in most of the law universities.
LLB course is considered prestigious and a lawyer is revered in society as he has the knowledge of laws that are very essential part in many aspects of life. Apart from this factor Law degree holders can find job opportunities in both private and public sectors. Although most of the lawyers prefer to become advocate and practice law as profession.
Law education in India was started in 1987. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education in India. The first law University in India was established in Bangalore named as “National Law School of India University”. Currently there are 16 National Law Universities in India. Apart from these universities there are about 100 other law schools in India.
A L.L.B. course is generally comprised in six semesters. During the 3 year course, students get the LLB (General) after the successful completion of the 4 semesters and LLB Degree is given after the 6 semesters. The basic course structure in most of the Indian Universities include,
- Tutorial Work
- Moot Courts
- Practical Training Programs.
Eligibility Of the Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.]
The basic eligibility criteria for L.L.B. admission is graduation. Candidates applying for this course should have completed their graduation. There is also a criterion for minimum marks required in graduation which may vary from institute to institute. Generally 45% marks in graduation are required for general category and 40% for reserved categories. There is no age limit for taking admission in this course.
Admissions are done either on the basis of marks in qualifying degree or through some entrance test. Students who are in final year of their graduation degree can also apply for entrance tests conducted for LLB admissions.
How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.]
There are two modes of admission in law schools. You can get direct admission or you can take entrance test. There are various entrance tests conducted for LLB admission in India. Most of the law schools of India offer admission on the basis of performance in Common Law Admission Test.
Entrance Tests for Law Schools/Universities
CLAT- Common Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law Universities for admissions to LLB courses.
LSAT- Law School Admission Test is a globalized entrance test and many Indian universities consider its score for LLB admission.
AILET- All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University Delhi
LAWCET- Law Common Entrance Test is conducted by Colleges and Universities in Andhra Pradesh for admission to LLB programs