Law Courses Overview

  • What are law courses?

    With an objective to promote and conduct legal research, law courses train students to become effective and ethical lawyers. Majorly, these courses help students understand the operation of legal system in India. Also, these majorly cover the sources of our laws along with their reach and scope. Moreover, law students learn to interpret and apply legal concepts.

    Read on to learn more about law courses in India:

    Job Prospects at UG Level

    There is a plethora of options available to a law graduate. After clearing the Bar Exam, law graduates can practice in courts. Those who have pursued Corporate Law can serve corporate houses and MNCs. Also, law graduates can serve the society by working with NGOs. 

    Job Prospects at PG Level

    In order to teach law students, it is essential that one possesses at least a Master’s degree in law. Also, pass outs of LLM are in great demand in think tanks, research bodies and NGOs too. If one wants to move up further in one’s current position, an M Phil and a PhD will definitely help, especially for teaching and research purposes. 

    Skill Sets Required

    You need to either have the following attributes before enrolling into or be ready to acquire the same while pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate law courses:

    Interest in the chosen field
    Critical thinking
    Researching Skills
    Teamwork
    Good interpersonal skills 
    Communication skills
    Logical reasoning
    Attention to detail
  • Law at UG Level: Eligibility, Admission Process, Course Fee and Entrance Exams

    Eligibility Criteria:

    For the 5-year BA LLB courses, a candidate must have to pass the grade 12 examinations conducted by the ICSE, CBSE, State or any other equivalent board.

    For the 3-year LLB courses, a candidate must have to possess an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

    Some of the popular Indian colleges offering law courses include:

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (3-year LLB courses)
    Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University (3-year LLB courses)
    Government Law College, Mumbai (3- and 5-year LLB courses)
    ILS Law College, Pune (3- and 5-year LLB courses)
    National Law Universities (5-year LLB courses)
     

    Admission Process:

    For taking admission into integrated law courses in National Law Universities, one needs to appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which tests candidates’ English, general awareness, legal aptitude and logical skills.  Further, a candidate should age 20 or less, and have passed the 10+2 examinations with a minimum of 45 percent, to be eligible to appear in CLAT. 

    Below mentioned are the universities, which consider CLAT scores to admit students to law courses offered by them:

    • The National Law Institute University, Bhopal 
    • National Law School of India University, Bangalore 
    • National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad 
    • National Law University, Jodhpur 
    • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 
    • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
    • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab 
    • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 
    • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 
    • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam 
    • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli 
    • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 
    • The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
    • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 
    • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 
    • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam 
    • Chanakya National Law University, Patna

     

    Certain other colleges either conduct their own entrance tests or consider the scores obtained in national-level entrance tests for entry into law courses offered by them. Symbiosis Law School conducts the SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) for admission to LLB. Also, CMR Law School and Christ University, among few others conduct their own entrance tests. Further, Jindal Global Law School is one of those law schools, which accept the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India score for admission. 

    The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) conducts LSAT exam.

    Duration, Delivery Type and Fee Structure:

    Duration:

    1. BA LLB (Integrated) (variants – BBA LLB, BCom, LLB, BSc LLB): 5 Years                       

    2. LLB: 3 Years

    Delivery Type:

    Full-time, and Distance Courses Also, law courses offered through distance learning mode are not recognized by the Bar Council of India.

    Fee Structure:

    National Law Universities charge INR 1-2 lacs per annum. Private universities charge between INR 15,000 and 7.25 lacs per annum

     

  • Law at PG Level: Eligibility, Admission Process, Course Fee and Entrance Exams

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    To be eligible to pursue master’s level law courses, one must possess an LLB degree.

    Admission Process:

    For taking admission into LLM law courses offered by National Law Universities, one needs to appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT PG) for postgraduate programs.  Further, a candidate should have passed Integrated LLB/ LLB/ Equivalent examinations with a minimum of 55 percent, to be eligible to appear in CLAT PG. 

    Mentioned below are the universities, which consider CLAT PG scores to admit students to postgraduate law courses:

    • The National Law Institute University, Bhopal 
    • National Law School of India University, Bangalore 
    • National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad 
    • National Law University, Jodhpur 
    • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 
    • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
    • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab 
    • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 
    • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 
    • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam 
    • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli 
    • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 
    • The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
    • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 
    • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 
    • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam 
    • Chanakya National Law University, Patna 

     

    There are certain colleges that conduct their own entrance tests, including Symbiosis All India Test conducted by Symbiosis Law School. Some other colleges also consider the LSAT India PG score to enrol students to postgraduate law courses.

    Delivery, Duration and Fee Structure:

     

    Duration:

    The LLM program can be either a 1-year or a 2-year program depending on the university.

     

    Delivery Type:

    All National Law Universities offer only full-time LLM courses. Similar law courses through distance learning mode are available in few colleges.

     

    Fee Structure:

    National Law Universities charge fees in the range starting from INR 80,000 to 1.7 lacs per annum. In other colleges, it ranges between INR 6,000 and 4 lacs per annum.

     

    No data is available as of now. Keep watching this space for more information soon !

  • Specialization at UG Level

    Following are the areas of specialisation offered while pursuing undergraduate law courses:

    Corporate Law: Those who plan to serve the ever-growing corporate industry need to have a strong understanding of shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders. And, pursuing Corporate Law fulfils all the necessary requirements.

    Civil Law: This area of specialization offers a good know-how of civil codes, rules and principles. It deals with advance disclosure of rules, spirit of the law and academic doctrine, among others.

    Criminal Law: Though challenging, pursuing LLB in Criminal law is the most rewarding at the same time. It involves a deep understanding of codes and clauses and its violation. Aspiring lawyers study about crime against property, animals and defences to liability and other miscellaneous areas.

    International Law: This imparts the knowledge about global treaties and legal mechanism of other countries.              

    Labour Law: Law students can make a great career in Labour Law as well. Here, one masters the art of mediating the relationship between workers, employing entities, trade unions and the government.  

     

  • Specialization at PG Level

    The areas of specialisation offered under LLM law courses include:

    ·         Administrative Law: This area of specialization under LLM law courses prepares students to deal with legitimate running and functioning of an organisation. If there is any disparity or the organization fails to follow the norms and principles mentioned, then it can be challenged in court.

    ·         Labour Law: The labour law is the area of specialization where individuals or groups come to share their issues, such as contract, employment scenario, paycheck, and other related issues.

    ·         Intellectual Property Law: Sensitive cases and disputes related to religion or other sentiments of people are taken care of in intellectual property.

    ·         Human Rights Law: This area of specialisation under LLM law courses has always been one of the popular areas where lawyers find interest in. It guards the state as well as international human rights of a person as per law.

    ·         Science and Technology: One can specialise in this area of specialization under LLM law courses to defend the rights violation or if any breach is there with its products and services.