Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.] - Course Overview

L.L.B. or Bachelor of Legislative Law is an undergraduate law course offered by various Indian universities. There are two options to pursue LLB course. One is the 3-year course for which the minimum eligibility criterion is graduation and the other is integrated course of 5-year duration for undergraduate students.The course is divided into six semesters in most of the law universities and admission to the same is based on entrance exams like CLATLAWCET to name a few.

LLB course is considered to be one of the most prestigious courses and a various career options for the same are available in both private and public sectors. Although, most of the lawyers prefer to become advocate and practice law as profession.

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Law education in India was started in 1987. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education in India. The first law university in India was established in Bangalore named as “National Law School of India University”. Currently there are 16 National Law Universities in India. Apart from these, there are about 100 other law schools in India.

Duration3 to 5 year
TypeGraduation
LevelDegree
EligibilityGraduation in any discipline
Admission ProcessBased on entrance exam

LLB Course Details

L.L.B. course is generally divided into six semesters. During the 3 year course, students get the LLB (General) after successful completion of 4 semesters. On the other hand, LLB degree is given to candidates only after completing 6 semesters.The basic course structure in most of the Indian Universities comprises:

  • Seminars
  • Tutorial Work
  • Moot Courts
  • Practical Training Programs

LLB course fee varies from institute to institute and also depends upon the grants provided by UGC (University Grants Commission) to different colleges. The course fee for National Law School, Bangalore is around INR1,69,900 per annum inclusive of refundable deposits and hostel fee while the annual tuition fee is around INR 80,000.