Master of Law is an Internationally recognized Postgraduate Academic Master Degree which is awarded for a course or program in Law. It is also known as LL.M. which is an abbreviated form of the Master of Law degree, though it is technically incorrect. LL.M is latin for 'Legum Magister', signifying Master of Laws. In latin abbreviations, the plural form of a word is indicated by doubling the letter - hence LL is short for Laws. The word 'Legum' is the possessive plural form of the latin word lex, which means 'Specific Laws'. The duration of Master of Law is 2 years in India. Master of Law Degree is divided mostly into 4 or more semesters depending upon the Institution. LL.M. course structure is based upon various specialisations. Master of Laws degree course is offered by several Law schools and Universities in India. Some of the top Law Degree Institutes in India are University of Mumbai (Bombay), University of Delhi, National Law School of India University (NLS, NLSIU), NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Indian Law Institute etc. Correspondence or Distance Masters Degree is also offered by various Institutes.
The LL.M. program can be pursued only by those, who have successfully completed their under graduation in law i.e LLB. There is no restriction on the age for admission to most of the Master degree Law Courses offered through the mode of distance learning. In fact, a candidate with graduate degree from any recognized university is eligible to earn Law Masters Degree through Distance Learning. Even candidates studying any other course through regular classroom module can opt for these Law courses. The admission procedure and mode of selection of various Law Schools may differ but the screening is based on merit of the candidate.
Subjects of LL.M. vary depending on one's choice of specialisation.
Master of Law Specialisations
Intellectual Property Law.
International Trade Law.
LL.M. is especially meant for those candidates who want to to specialize in a particular area of Law. It is also beneficial for those who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge in Law. It can also be pursued by those who are just not satisfies with a Bachelor's Degree in the field of Law.
Master of Law enables a candidate to gain specialized knowledge through research in a particular area of Law.
An LL.M. degree enhances one's repute as LL.M. degree signifies advanced, specialized legal training and it also signifies that a person is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.
The Legal Profession is evolving to handle global trade, transnational families, human rights, and social, economic, and environmental policy issues. This requires the services of a Specialised Law Professional. Therefore such Specialised Lawyers are in high demand in various set ups.
Sales Tax and Excise Departments.
District and Sessions Judge.
Bachelor's programs in mass media generally cover the functions of different forms of media, various roles of people involved in the media and media's effect on individuals, societal values, culture, economics and politics. Students may be trained to consider ethical responsibilities, media regulations, cultural sensitivity, history and the targeted audience in their work. Mass media bachelor's programs often cover print and Web media formatting, pagination, photo illustration, marketing strategies and media criticism. In order to complete the program, students often must often furnish a portfolio, develop a unique media project or complete an internship. Students can work for their school's newspaper, radio station or yearbook to gain experience in media operations. Common courses include:
• Mass media methodology
• Mass media distribution
• Ethics of media
• Audio and video production
• Global media
Graduates are candidates for a variety of jobs in the mass media industry. Companies, government agencies or public institutions may offer employment opportunities in fields like:
• News reporting
Graduates could apply for master's degree programs in mass media, mass communication or a relevant field of study. They could also apply for law school and concentrate on media law.