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Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.] {Hons.} - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    LAW

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    General

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

Updated On - November 13th 2018

Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) Honours Eligibility, Top Colleges, Syllabus, Duration, Salary

LLB Hons. is a 3-year graduate degree program, the minimum eligibility is 10+2 from a recognized school board or its equivalent exam. Interested candidates can get admission to LLB Hons. on the premise of a candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, and subsequent round of counselling.

    Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to LLB Hons. are as follows:

    The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 5 Lacs for a span of 3 years.

    LLB Hons. is an undergraduate, or bachelor, degree course in law (or a first expert degree in law, contingent upon jurisdiction). The course furnishes candidates with the knowledge, information, skills and attitude in order to make them prepare to do effectively meet the present requirements and future challenges and difficulties in the legal profession. The LLB Hons. course is designed to impart intensive study and training in law subjects and help candidates to obtain more extensive viewpoints for professional application. The admission process for LLB Hons. includes clearing an entrance exam conducted at national or university level. There are various entrance exams to take admission in this course. 

    Some of the entrance exams that are designed for admission into top colleges include:

    • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
    • Kerala Law Entrance Examination
    • Law School Admission Test—India (LSAT)
    • NLU Delhi Exam 

    Lawyers can find career opportunities in both public as well as private sector. Central or State Government job offers are also available for Lawyers. Applicants can be appointed as Judges of different courts, as Solicitor General, as Attorney, as Public Prosecutor and also in Defence, Labour and Tax departments.

    Besides, candidates can also work as a legal adviser and as a legal counsel for companies, firms, organizations and families. The best advantage of this honours program is that here candidates learn some of the subjects or papers at this level for a higher degree program.

    LLB Hons. graduates are hired in capacities such as Magistrate, Munsifs (Sub-Magistrate), Notary, Public Prosecutor, Solicitors, Legal Advisor, Trustees, Teachers & Lecturer, Law Reporter etc. In general, you may get anywhere between INR 15,000 to 25,000 per month. 

    LLB Hons: Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration of the Course3years
    Examination TypeSemester and Annual
    Eligibility10+2 or equivalent education
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 10,000 to 5 lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2 lacs to 8 Lacs
    Top Job AreasCollege and Universities, Government Service, Corporate Firms, Law Institutions, Legal Consultancy, Law Enforcement Agencies, Courts or Judiciary etc.
    Top Job PositionsMagistrate, Munsifs (Sub-Magistrate), Notary, Public Prosecutor, Solicitors, Legal Advisor, Trustees, Teachers & Lecturer, Law Reporter etc.

    LLB Hons: What is it all about?

    LLB Hons is an undergraduate degree course that is offered by various law universities and colleges across the country for the graduate candidates in any discipline. It is a degree program that deals with the different aspects of Law and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The candidates have an option of specializing in criminal or civil law discipline as indicated by the interest toward the end of the program. 

    Candidates connect with fundamental legal concepts, ideas and critical subjects in the legal division today. Upon successful completion of LLB Hons. course, the candidate will have a major attention of common law as well as legal principles, expertise in the legal systems and analytical, logical and problem-solving skills.

    Throughout the course, the candidate will engage with an extensive legal learning and chances to investigate and explore specialised areas of the law. The information, knowledge and experience obtained from the LLB Hons. is relevant past the lawful circle and will open up career opportunities in various sectors.

    The essential subjects contemplated in LLB Hons are Principles of Contract, Arbitration & Alternate Disputes Resolution, Banking & Insurance Law, Civil Procedure, Criminology, Human Rights,  International Humanitarian & Refugee Law, Law Poverty & Development, Drafting Pleading & Conveyancing, Legal Aid & Public Interest Lawyering, CRPC.

    Candidates have great common sense and those candidates who are extroverts are the best fit for this profession. Applicants must also have good communication as well as presentation skills. Candidates need to cross-check the spectator and set up actualities before the court. The skills identified in the investigation are critical to an effective Lawyer.

    LLB Hons: Top Institutes 

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

    Name of InstituteCityAverage Fees
    National Law School of India UniversityBangaloreINR 1,28,000
    Nalsar University of LawHyderabadINR 1,18,000
    The West Bengal National University of Juridical SciencesKolkataINR 2,00,000
    The National Law Institute UniversityBhopalINR 1,71,000
    Symbiosis Law SchoolPuneINR 2,52,000
    ILS Law CollegePuneINR 37,800
    Gujarat National Law UniversityGandhi NagarINR 1,43,000
    National Law UniversityJodhpurINR 1,89,000
    Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiINR 29,200
    Sinhgad law CollegePuneINR 17,600
    National Law UniversityNew DelhiINR 1,27,000
    Amity Law SchoolNoidaINR 63,400
    Rajiv Gandhi National University of LawPatialaINR 1,31,000

    LLB Hons: Eligibility

    The common eligibility criteria for joining LLB course is graduation with minimum aggregate marks as per the institute's requirement in the qualifying examination (this percentage is relaxable for SC and ST). The candidate need to qualify the entrance exam for getting admission in any institute or university. 

    LLB Hons: Admission Process

    Normally the prominent Law institutes in India conduct entrance exams for the admission process. It is followed by a round of Group discussion and Personal interview. The selection procedure counts a total of 100 marks with the ratio of 60:40 for an interview as well as GD separately (This ratio might differ for a particular institute or university). In the personal interview the applicant’s skills and abilities in presentation, communication and observation etc. and furthermore assess their extrovert nature and common sense, which are the major aspects for the success in this profession.

    Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the LLB Hons. colleges in India:

    • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
    • Kerala Law Entrance Examination
    • Law School Admission Test—India (LSAT)
    • NALSAR Entrance Test
    • NLU Delhi Exam Notification
    • National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Entrance Test
    • Rajasthan University LLB Entrance Test or RULET exam
    • NUALS BA LLB Entrance Exam
    • GGSIPU-CET 2011 BA LLB Entrance Exam

    LLB Hons: Syllabus and Course Description

    A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Semester ISemester II
    Legal MethodEconomics
    Law of ContractPolitical Science II
    History IHistory II (Legal History)
    Political Science IBusiness Laws and Negotiable Instruments Act
    English and Legal LanguageTorts and Consumer Protection Law
    Legal Reasoning and Communication Skills (Methods and Theories of Communication Skill and Moot Court)Legal Reasoning and Communication Skills (Client Interviewing and Counselling and Moot Court)
    Semester IIISemester IV
    SociologyFamily Law II
    Family Law ILaw of Crimes II
    Constitutional Law IEnvironmental Law
    Administrative LawConstitutional Law II
    Law of Crimes ILand Laws
    Legal Reasoning and Communication Skills (ADR and Moot Court)Legal Reasoning and Communication Skills (Lok Adalat, Legal Aid and Moot Court)
    Semester VSemester VI
    Civil Procedure Code ICivil Procedure Code II
    Criminal Procedure Code ICriminal Procedure Code II
    Law of EvidenceCorporate Law II
    Intellectual Property LawLaw and Emerging Technology
    Corporate Law IProperty Law II
    Property Law IInternational Law and Human Rights
    Legal Reasoning and Communication (Public Interest Litigation or Moot Court)Legal Reasoning and Communication Skills (Professional Ethics, Contempt of Court or Moot Court)
    Semester VIISemester VIII
    Law of arbitration and conciliationPrivate International Law
    International Trade LawLaw, Poverty and Development
    JurisprudenceInterpretation of Statutes
    Taxation LawLabour Law II
    Rent LawElection Law
    Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing IDrafting, Pleading, Conveyancing II
    Labour Law I or Project on labour LawLimitation, Registration and Supreme Court Rules, Delhi High Court Rules
    Semester IXSemester X
    Legal Ethics and Court craftDissertation & Internal
    Banking and Insurance LawsInternship (Lawyers/Law firms) & Internal
    Legal Writing and Research (Seminars and Research paper) Internal-

    LLB Hons: Career Prospects

    As a lawyer or attorney candidates can be able to work in the public and private sector. Numerous LLB Hons. candidates prefer to practice law as a profession, for that they require a license from Local or State as well as Central Bar Council. In the Government sector, the job openings for a lawyer are in departments such as tax and labour department, public prosecutor and defence then it goes such as Attorney, Solicitor General etc.

    Students can also work as legal advisor of a company, organization, firm and family.  Candidates can find employment in different consultancy firms, teaching professions, law schools and universities. Most lawyers prefer to work with NGOs, international agencies as well as in the political field.

    Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.) Honours annual salary
    JOB POSITIONJOB DESCRIPTIONAVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
    MagistrateA magistrate is a kind of judge who normally serves in a lower-level court and is responsible to deal with misdemeanours, traffic violations, small claims cases and pretrial hearings.INR 3 to 5 lacs
    NotaryNotary is responsible to witness and authenticate signatures, verify signatures, administer oaths and take affidavits.INR 2 to 4 lacs
    Public ProsecutorPublic prosecutor is responsible to deal with traffic violations and juvenile offences. In smaller agencies, they may be in charge for all types of criminal prosecution.INR 1 to 3 lacs
    SolicitorSolicitor is in charge of a variety of lawful commitments and duties and can furnish customers with counsel or a plan for taking care of any legal issue.INR 2.5 to 5 lacs
    Legal advisorsLegal advisors are lawyers who spent significant time in a particular field of the law and are utilized to keep their customers from any lawful ramifications or outcomes.INR 4 to 5 Lacs

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