Take Admission in L.L.B.
Aspirants who are interested in legal profession can pursue L.L.B course after 12th or graduation. Those who want to pursue L.L.B after 12th can look for a 5 year Integrated L.L.B course while 3 year L.L.B course is available for graduates. The advantage of five year course is that the candidates will get the benefit of doing B.A, B.Com or B.B.A course along with the L.L.B course and save one year. A three year L.L.B course is a good opportunity for those who decide to take up legal profession after graduation.
LLB after 12th
B.A LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB and B.S.L LLB are the 5-year integrated courses available in law. This course not only covers theoretical areas but also include practical sessions like court attendance and training at legal aid centers. Research projects are also there in the course structure.
Premier institutions which offer 5 year Integrated LLB course are
- MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly
- Symbiosis Society’s Law College
- ILS Law College in Pune and
- National Law Institute University in Bhopal
- Singhaniya University Rajsthan
- Amity Law School
- Subharti University Meerut
The most popular law entrance exam conducted for the admission to prestigious law schools in India is Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Law School Admission Test (LSAT), NALSAR Test and National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Entrance Test are the other popular entrance tests.
After pursuing 5-year integrated course, one can join any of the post graduate diploma programs in field like Criminology, Forensic Sciences, International Law, Taxation and Labour. It is also possible for them to pursue postgraduate degree courses like LLM.
On successful completion of integrated LLB course, one can practice law after the enrolment with Local/State/Central Bar Council. They can start up their career as apprentices or assistants. Later on, with experience they can find better job opportunities like legal advisors, company secretary, oath commissioner or judge.
LLB after graduation
Three year LLB course includes only law subjects as the aspirants already posses an undergraduate degree. Both theoretical and practical sessions are there in the course structure.
Government Law College in Mumbai, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Indira Priyadarshini College of Law in Bangalore and Bharti Vidyapeeth University in Pune are some of the prestigious institutes which offer three year LLB course. Several law entrance tests are there to get admission for three year LLB course like Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and state level exams.
LLM is the most suitable higher study option available for the aspirants who have completed three year LLB course. Even so, they can pursue diploma courses like Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Laws.
After completing three year LLB course, one can pursue their career as lawyers, legal consultants, oath commissioner or company secretary. But they need to enroll with Bar Council and gain experience as a practitioner of Law.
Which is better?
The main advantage of five year LLB course over three year LLB course is that the candidates can save one year. They can select either B.A LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB or B.S.L LLB according to their interest. They need not pursue the concerned undergraduate course and then join LLB as an additional course. Integrated course will give them an opportunity to complete their law course in a continuous stretch without any break. It is better for those who have taken a decision to pursue a legal profession after 12th. If the candidates are interested to pursue LLB as an additional course after graduation, then three year course is better for them.