Law courses - Law degree

A law degree is an academic degree conferred for studies in law. Such degrees are generally preparation for legal careers; but while their curricula may be reviewed by legal authority, they do not themselves confer a license.
A legal license is granted (typically by examination) and exercised locally; while the law degree can have local, international, and world-wide aspects- e.g., in Britain the Legal Practice Course is required to become a British solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become a barrister.

Law is one of the career-oriented courses after 12th. In India, the student can pursue the legal degree after the completion of the graduation in any discipline. There are the following degrees of legal education in India.

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) – 3 years

LLB is the most common degree of law education. The LLB takes the 3 year as the duration of the course

Integrated undergraduate degrees – B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B – 5 years

One who wishes to do the integrated course can take the admission in 5 year integrated programme after the completion of 10+2 exams.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – one/two years

LLM is the master degree in legal education having one or two-year duration. It has been started in India before 2012.

Master of Business Law

The MBL is the master degree in legal education with the specialization in business law having one or two-year duration.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

There is a good prospect for PhD after the legal education. Most of the highly reputed autonomous institution provides the PhD programmes.

Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM – 3years

One who wishes to do the integrated course with business specialization can go for the MBL-LLM or MBA-LLM. It is a 3 year degree programme after the completion of the LLB.

Admission in Law education

  • The students, who wish to get the admission in law, have to appear in CLAT (Common Law Admission Test).
  • Student can go for law courses with any stream (Science stream/ Commerce stream / Arts stream) in 12th.
  • The admission in the Jindal Law Global School is done through the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) conducted by the Law School Admission Council, USA.

Some of the private and autonomous universities conduct their own admission test.

List of Top Universities in India

The top universities in India offering the legal education are as the following:
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • National Law University, Jodhpur, Jodhpur
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  • National Law University Odisha
  • National Law University, Delhi, New Delhi
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam
  • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  • National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Srirangam
  • Maharashtra National Law School, Nagpur

Jobs/Career in Law

Law is very reputed filed for choose as a career. It is a hard-working and sincere field. A fresher may have to work under the reputed legal firm or lawyer for initial starting of his career.

India has a great demand of skilled lawyer as per the survey done by the Bar Council of India. Only 20% of the Indian law students are eligible to work in court.

A law student can be a public prosecutor, solicitor general or a part of private legal firms after gaining experience. The law students can appear the exam conducted by the Public Service Commissions and get the position of Judge.

A good lawyer can work in ministry, government departments and various legal advice organizations.

There is a good prospect to work in UK and the US. The law of India is just similar to the law of UK. The firms and UK government offers the Indian students to work with them as legal concern.

In order to the designation, you may be the one out of the following:

  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Legal Analyst
  • Document Drafting Lawyer
  • Legal Journalist
  • Legal Advisor
  • Government Lawyer
  • Judge

Salary in law field

In this field, the salary is the best part of the profession. There is no limit of salaries if you are a good lawyers and practicing individually.

After the completion of course, while you are working under the experts, you can earn the 5000 to 20000 per month as a stipend.

By working individually in court you can earn 20000 to 50000 per month.

Top Recruiters

The top recruiting legal firms or associates in country are as the following:

  • Amarchand Mangaldas
  • AZB & Partners
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Luthra & Luthra
  • Trilegal
  • Desai & Diwanji
  • Singhania & Partners
  • Titus & Co
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co
  • Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan
  • Economic Laws Practice
  • Vaish & Associates


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