What is the full form of LLB?
The full form of LLB is Bachelor of Law. It is a three-year degree, offered at all law colleges of India. It is regulated and supervised by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The three-year law course has six semesters. As part of an LLB, students need to take part in theory classes, moot courts, internships and tutorial work.
It’s latin name is Legum Baccalaureus.
Full-Form: Bachelor of Laws
Duration: 3 years
Admission Process: Entrance
Course Fee: INR 1-2 Lakhs
Average Salary: INR 4.8 LPA
Job Options: Advocate, legal Administrator, Junior Lawyer, Law Lecturer, Law Officer, Law Associate, etc.
Admission usually takes place through entrance exams.
Some universities like SRM University, IMS Noida, etc. take admission without any entrance exams.
Forms for LLB are available on the websites of the respective colleges.
The eligibility criteria as mentioned by BCI is:
- If already a graduate, then the candidate can pursue LLB of 3 years.
- There is no age limit to pursue LLB.
- If the candidates want to pursue LLB after graduation then he/she must secure a minimum percentage for the admission. The percentage is as follows:
- General category: from 45%-55%
- SC/ST category ranges between 35% -45%.
Top LLB Entrance Exams
- DU LLB Entrance Exam
- Allahabad University LAT Exam
- Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law
- Panjab University LLB Entrance Exam
- Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test
- Law School Admission Test India
- Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test
- BHU Undergraduate Entrance Test
Law as a career is extremely demanding, candidates must have the following skills for the course:
- Fluency and clarity of speech
- Interest in Research
- Convincing power
- Ability to assimilate and analyse facts
- Ability to argue on a topic
- Good judgement of situation/people
- Mental and physical stamina
- Good presentation skills
Best colleges for Law
- NLSIU Bangalore– National Law School of India University
- NLU Kolkata (NUJS)- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
- SIU Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Pune, Viman Nagar Campus
- Faculty of Law, Jamia Milia Islamia
- NLU Hyderabad- NALSAR University of Law
Some common subjects in the course are listed below:
Note: It can vary from college to college.
- Labour Law
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Professional Ethics
- Law of Torts & Consumer Protection Act
- Constitutional Law
- Law of Evidence
- Arbitration, Conciliation & Alternative
- Human Rights & International Law
- Environmental Law
- Property Law
- Legal Aids
- Law of Contract
- Civil Procedure Code
- Interpretation of Statutes
- Legal Writing
- Administrative Law
- Code of Criminal Procedure
- Company Law
Jobs and Career Opportunities
Some popular job profiles are as mentioned below:
- Lawyer: Lawyers present cases in the court of law and take part in all proceedings and hearings.
- Legal Advisor: The main task of a legal advisor is to protect their clients from any legal implication or consequence.
- Teacher/Lecturer: After completing the degree candidates can also teach law.
- AZB & Partners
- Khaitan & CO
- J Sagar Associates
- Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
Why pursue LLB?
- LLB is a prestigious and law is one of the most rewarding professions in India.
- The following skills are developed during LLB: Hardworking, Good judgment of people, Self-confidence, Personality Development, Persuasiveness, etc.
- The starting salary of a lawyer is around INR 2.5 LPA(increases with time and practice).
- Help people who need legal assistance and contribute to the legal aspect of the country.