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What is the course structure of LLB (Bachelor of Laws)?

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The profession of a lawyer is considered to be very eminent. Not only is it an evergreen career but it also offers a huge salary package and enormous prestige in the society to those willing to dedicate themselves to the job.   A law degree opens doors to vocations such as civil service administration, soliciting, advocacy,  etc. L.L.B. is a graduate degree in the field of statuary or legislative law completing which the graduate can be deemed an attorney.

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The timespan of this course is about three years although an integrated course of five years is also offered and the criterion for eligibility to both remains the same that is passing one’s 10+2. Students from science, commerce and even arts stream can pursue the course. The layout of the programme is divided into six semesters over three years. The Bar Council in India is the primary governing body which regulates law education in India and conducts the all India bar examination. There are sixteen national law universities in the country and countless private ones who provide education in law.

Course Structure

Through the stretch of six semesters, students are imparted knowledge in the following subjects. During the 3 year course, students gain education in spheres of family law, criminology, constitutional law, property legislation etc. They are taught through interactive methods such as mock court sessions as well as tutorials. The fundamental course makeup includes:

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  • Code of Civil Procedure: It basically handles lawsuits regarding private rights of people. It governs domestic issues such as making of wills, trusteeship or guardianship, etc.
  •  Corporate Law: The main focus is around commercial contracts, providing counseling to companies on their legal procedures, acquisitions, and suits at law.
  •  Property and commercial property law: This domain is responsible for the legal transfer of property, formulating deeds and mortgage documents, defining the ownership of commercial and individual property etc.
  •  Code of Criminal Procedure:  This is the branch of law which deals with punishment of offenses against society or state. It covers misdemeanors, felonies and even heinous crimes under its fold.  It entails trial of the accused in the court of law, examining and cross-examining of witnesses etc.
  •  Labor law: The matters related to workers, their unions, their employers, working conditions, etc. are the focal point. Lawyers are present to arbitrate issues of conflict between organizations and their workforce.
  •  Public International Law:   Concerning diplomatic relations between countries, it works around treaties, trading and political ties among nations.
  • Intellectual property law: This covers inventions, discoveries, designs and seeks to secure a patent for the creator of such works. This is a niche specialization area.

Other subjects include Constitutional legal method, Law of Contract, Sociology, Legal History, Political Science, Techniques of Communication, Client Interviewing and Counseling, Human Rights Law, Family Law and jurisprudence which revolves around the philosophy behind laws.

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One can obtain acceptance into a law college through various entrance tests conducted by recognized universities. Aspiring advocates can appear for many entrance tests for LLB admission.  Most of the law schools in India offer seats to candidates on the basis of evaluation of their performance.Road to Admission in Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.]

Entrance Tests for Law Schools/Universities

CLAT- Common Law Entrance Test is organized by National Law Universities. This test is conducted to gauge candidates’ general English skills, legal studies, logical skills, and reasoning etc.  

AILET- All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University Delhi.




LSAT- Law School Admission Test is a global entrance test. Not only is this score applicable for Ivy League colleges but it is also accepted by Indian universities.

Some Private Institutes like Jindal global law school have their own Entrance examination to assess the caliber of applicants.Some Institutes also have a minimum marks criteria which must be attained in 12th Board examination or Graduation program. It is generally 50% aggregate marks in major subjects.

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Students must be prepared thoroughly for their entrance tests as the seats in reputed law colleges of the country are quite few in number. After completing their LLB, students may start practicing law or pursue higher studies such as a Master of Laws (LLM).

All the best for your future endeavors!

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