Bachelor of Laws (LLB) an undergraduate course offered by many law collages and universities across the nation for the graduate in any discipline. It is a 3 year course deals with the various aspects of Law and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The students have a choice of specializing in civil or criminal law stream according to the interest at the end of the program. For practicing in the legal profession the professional required to have LLB.
The career options for an LLB holder are, can practice as lawyer in any court in India or can give the legal advice and can work with the corporate as legal advisor, which is one of the leading careers in this profession. The entire activity of enrollment, licensing etc. are synchronized and overseen by the Bar Council of India.
LLB is not only a mere mode of employment but also a way to show the responsibility towards the society and a means to stand for the human right. The profession is considered as a prestigious one in the country, since it is the base of our constitution and an important tool for social reforms.
The minimum eligibility for joining LLB course is graduation with 40% in the qualifying examination (35% for SC / ST). For postgraduate there is a 2% weightage in mark. Some collages and universities like National Law School in Bangalore conduct entrance exam followed by personal interview for the law aspirants. The questions mainly cover the areas like Reasoning, Mathematics, English and General Knowledge.
Usually the prominent Law institutes in Indian conduct entrance examination for the admission process. It is followed by a Personal interview and Group discussion. The selection process counted total of 100 marks with the ratio 60:40 for interview and GD respectively. In the personal interview the candidate’s skills in communication, presentation, and observation etc. and also evaluate their extrovert nature and presence of mind, which are essential for the success in this profession.
The Application form of different Law entrance exam will be available for purchase from the designated centers. Some of the application forms can also be obtained from the official websites. Candidates who are submitting an application will have to duly fill the application form without any errors the concerning information. A resent photo of the candidate must also be pasted in the allotted space. There is no need to send the copy of certificates along with the application form. In at any point of time the information provided is found incorrect the candidate will be eliminated from the recruitment process immediately.
It is an objective paper of 200 marks of two hours exam. The LLB Entrance question is mainly divided into 6 parts, they are;
Here the language ability has the weightage of 50 marks and all other have 30 marks each.
There are two types of LLB courses, 3 years and 5 year course for undergraduates. Both degrees are recognized by the Bar Council and are eligible for practicing legal profession in India.
The 3 year course of LLB consist of 6 semesters, get the LLB(General) after the successful completion of the 4 semesters and LLB Degree is given after the 6 semesters. The teaching tools for the course include,
The subjects of LLB vary according to the concern of the student with different specialization. But there are some common subjects, they are;
The students have an option to chose there specialization during the final year. The common specializations offered in India include the following;
The case comes under the criminal lawyer include murder, theft, rape and arson etc. and that of Civil Lawyer financial cases, personal will, human rights etc. and also acts like a guardian. These roles vary according to the specialization.
The B.A.L.L.B student needs to do summer training at the end of their 4 semester. They can work with private organization or a law firm and have to submit a project report. Most of the student are taking it as an internship and submit the report regarding their daily work in the organization. This type of project will give a valuable exposure to the industry and a clear idea about the situation they have to face when they enter into a job. The project report is evaluated and the mark assigned to that report is added the 5th semester.
The students are evaluated mainly by the examination, assignments, workshops and court room practices. They need to do the internship that also evaluates the student as professionals. They have university controlled viva, there are evaluation technique to assess and develop the presence of mind of the students and the exams mainly conducted for 100 marks and the subjects varies according to the specialization.
While during the final year of the course most of the law graduate begins to work as apprenticeship. After two years of experience as a apprenticeship he/she can take an examination conducted by Law Society and can works a articled clerk. One can work under a prominent advocate and with several years of experience one can able to do his own practice. And also there is opportunity to work with the corporate firm. One who want to continue there studies can opt for LLM or else can do MBA. Opt LLM if you are interested in the teaching profession and go for MBA if you need flexibility across sectors and good experience with corporate.