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CAREER OPTION : Lawyer

Date:28/04/2018

L.L.B. (Bachelor of Legislative Law)

Are you good at the following factors; communication, judgement, analysis, research, interacting with people, perseverance, and creativity? Then, here is a course that is assured to give you a fruitful career. Law is a set of rules and regulations that governs the functioning of a country. Bachelor of Legislative Law (LLB) is an undergraduate law course, which is also offered as Bachelor of Law (BL) in certain institutions. It is also one of the most prestigious courses to opt, for a valuable career.

There are two options to pursue this course. One is a three year course, for which the minimum eligibility criteria is a graduation. The other is a five year course, which is for undergraduate students. The course encompasses a total of 6 semesters. In a 3 year course, you graduate at the end of fourth semester. Whereas, in a 5 year course, graduation takes place only after the completion of 6 semesters.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • Qualified with passing grades from a recognized board of education and institute, in your H.S.C (10+2) examination.
  • Minimum 40% marks scored in graduation, for the three year course. (Percentage can vary as per the institution).
  • Clear entrance exams like CLAT (Common Law Admission Test), and LAWCET (Law Common Entrance Test).

 

Syllabus

  • Labour Law
  • Family Law
  • Crime Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Tort and Consumer Protection Act
  • Professional Ethics
  • Law of Evidence
  • Property Law
  • Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative
  • Human Rights and International Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Company Law
  • Practical training
  • Legal writing
  • Administrative Law
  • Interpretation of Statutes

Also, there are optional papers that you can choose from such as; women law, criminology, economics law, law of insurance, intellectual property, law of taxation, banking law, etc.

 

Career options

A career in law is much more than employment, but it also gives you the responsibility to act as an instrument against its violation. Most lawyers prefer to become an advocate and practice law as a profession. Central/State government jobs are also open to you after this course. You can be appointed in colleges & universities, courts, law firms, banks, and multi-national corporations. The different job types you can take up are:

  • Attorney General
  • District and State judge
  • Magistrate
  • Advocate
  • Notary
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Advisor
  • Trustee
  • Teacher and Lecturer
  • Law reporter
  • Legal expert

 

Best institutions

It’s important to get into a good college with ranking based on academic productivity, and extensive research parameters. The best colleges for you to pursue a career in L.L.B are:

  • National Law School of India – Bangalore
  • Government Law College – Mumbai
  • Indian Law Society Law College – Pune
  • Aligarh Muslim University – Aligarh

 

Advanced Courses

After completing your graduation in L.L.B, there is further scope of study, where you can do a post-graduation in law. The course is L.L.M (Masters in Legislative Law).