Explore LLB Course Information – Detailed
What exactly is the work of a lawyer?
Lawyer prosecute criminals and save innocent people. Lawyers must be very confident and should argue well with a judge. This is what people think defines a lawyer, but is it actually true???
What Lawyers actually do?
A lawyers job is less exciting than what people perceive. A lawyer spends a considerable amount of time creating contracts, verifying documents etc. Lawyers need impeccable English as they must create and verify a lot of documents. A client needs the services of a lawyer when served with a lawsuit/ liability or when he/she enter into a contract with anyone. It’s a lawyer’s job then to ensure that the client interests are safeguarded.
What is LLB? What are the different types of LLB? Am I Eligible?
LL.B. is a bachelor degree in Law. The expansion of LL.B. is Legum Baccalaureus (latin). The bachelor degree started at University of Paris. In India The Bar Council of India regulates the LL.B. degree. Originally LL.B. was a 3 year degree to be pursued upon completion of graduation.
In 1987 however the National Law School, Bangalore was established. NLS Bangalore then offered an integrated degree of BA and LL. B. called B.A. LL.B. Since then more integrated degrees have come about for e.g.
B.Sc. L.L.B. (Hons.)
B.B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.)
B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
B.Com. L.L.B. (Hons.)
Duration: 5 years with 10 semesters and approximately 60 subjects.
What are the subjects of BA-LLB Course?
The following are the key subjects of B.A. LL.B. year wise. Note this is not an exhaustive list.
|1st Year||2nd Year|
- Land Laws
- Law and Technology
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Labour Law
- Environmental Law
- Tax Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Trade Law
- Law, Poverty and Development
- Labour Law
- Legal Ethics and Court Craft
- Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
- Legal Writing and Research
- In the last semester there is a Dissertation and Internship.
*As per GGSIP University syllabus for BA LL.B..
What is the difference between BA-LLB & BBA-LLB??
The most common question asked by students is that what is the difference between BBA LL.B. and BA LLB.? Are they same? Or, is there any difference in the two?
Both BBA LL.B and BA LL.B. are integrated programs.
In GGSIP University, Delhi there are 38 core Law subjects that are common to both the courses. These law subjects are spread across 5 years.
In first 3 years the weightage of graduation subjects (i.e. subjects of BBA/ BA) is higher compared to last 2 years where law subjects are taught.
Still there are a few differences between the two courses
Criteria 1: Subjects
In GGSIP University there are 8 subjects which are stream dependent and are therefore different in BBA LL.B. and B.A. LL.B
|BBA LL. B (H) involves subjects like:||BA LL.B (H) involves subjects like:|
Criteria 2: Cutoffs
We have compiled data of Cutoffs for GGSIPU in 2015 for B.A. LL.B and BBA LL.B. The number of applicants and competitions was higher for BBA LL.B.
Cutoffs for Round 2 for University School of Law & Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sec – 16C, Dwarka, in General Category
|BA LL. B.||360|
Criteria 3: Commencement of Course
BA LL.B. is an older and more estabilished course. The first batch of BA LL.B. started in 1988 by NLS, Bangalore while the first batch of BBA LL.B. was started in 2001 by NLU, Jodhpur.
Total Seats in CLAT 2015 (All India and state level) were 2190 with BBA LL.B. comprising only around 10% of the total seats. Remaining seats were primarily for BA. LL.B…
Criteria 4: Exit Options
Both BA. LL.B. and BBA. LL.B. have similar career prospects. One can become a corporate lawyer after doing either one of the two courses.
However BA. LL.B. student has an advantage when it comes to preparing for UPSC. On the other hand BBA LL.B. student has an upper hand when it comes to preparing for MBA.
Should I pursue Law after or before graduation?
Integrated LL.B. and LL.B. after graduation are two routes to the same destination of becoming a lawyer. There are however significant differences between the two.
Quality of Colleges:
Integrated B.A. LL.B. is offered at leading National Law Schools (NLS Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad etc.) These top National Law Schools don’t offer LL.B. after graduation. Hence the top colleges and Universities are not available for student for LL.B. after graduation.
Top National Law Schools are far more selective in their selection compared to Delhi University and Banaras Hindu University. Hence the quality of talent in B.A. LL.B. is far higher compared to LL.B. after graduation.
Students at National Law School have excellent placement opportunities. Comparatively not all Delhi University Law Graduates are able to secure final placement on campus.
Another benefit of integrated Law course is that a student can save one year of his time i.e. 5 years for integrated program versus 6 years for LL.B. after Graduation.
In nutshell A student who is sure of pursuing Law should prefer an integrated Law course.
Who should not pursue Law?
Law is an excellent and remunerative option, however, Law is not ideally suited to a certain set of people for e.g.
People lacking in academic stamina- Law demands long and extended hours of preparation.
Big Picture thinkers- Its fun to be imaginative and to come up with brilliant ideas. However it is not fun to labor over every word, every sentence, every full stop on every page. A lawyer needs to scan and interpret every word even if the document is 100 page long with arcane legal language.
Unorganized people- A lawyer cannot miss deadlines, specially court filing deadlines. He/ she needs to meticulous in managing multiple obligations.
People looking to earn big money- There are no shortcuts to earning big money in Legal profession. It takes years, sometimes decades to build reputation.
How much would a Law degree cost me?
The annual fee including hostel expenses can be anywhere from 1 lakh INR to 1.8 lakh INR per annum, depending upon the college and university in which the student opts to study LL.B.
Where can I get past year papers?
The past year papers are available on request.
Top LAW colleges-Delhi
What are the top 10 Colleges of LAW in Delhi-NCR?
Below is the list of top 10 Colleges of LAW in Delhi and NCR:
|College||University||Exam||Forms Expected in|
|1. National Law University||NLU||AILET||December|
|2. University School of Law and Legal Studies||GGSIPU, Delhi||IPU CET LAW||February|
|3. Amity Law School||GGSIPU, Delhi||IPU CET LAW||February|
|4. Faculty of Law||Jamia Milia Islamia||J.E.E.||April|
|5. Symbiosis Law School, Noida||Symbiosis||SET (LAW)||January|
|6. Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies||GGSIPU, Delhi||IPU CET LAW||February|
|7. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies||UPES, Dehradun||UL-SAT||Available|
|8. Amity Law School||Amity University||——||December|
|9. Jindal Global Law School||OP Jindal Global University||LSAT-India||LSAT forms available|
|10. Ideal Institute of Management and Technology, Karkardooma||GGSIPU, Delhi||IPU CET||February|
Top LAW Colleges-India
What are the top 10 colleges of Law in India?
The top 10 colleges for Law in India after Class 12th are
|College||Location||Exam||Forms Expected in|
|1. National Law School of India University||Bangalore||CLAT||December|
|2. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research||Hyderabad||CLAT||December|
|3. National Law Institute University||Bhopal||CLAT||December|
|4. National Law University||Jhodpur||CLAT||December|
|5. National Law University||Delhi||AILET||December|
|6. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences||Kolkatta||CLAT||December|
|7. Symbiosis Law College||Pune.||SET (LAW)||January|
|8. ILS Law College||Pune||Merit|
|9. Gujarat National Law University||Gandhinagar.||CLAT||December|
|10. University School of Law and Legal Studies||GGSIPU, Delhi||IPU CET LAW||February|
Coaching & Sample Papers
Edu Legal heights Course
- Symbiosis Law
- BA-LLB/BBA-LLB (GGSIPU)
- Christ University Law Entrance
- Narsee Monjee Law Entrance
- Many More
Hours of the program: 90 Hours
- Class per week: 7
- Class Duration : 2 hours
Duration of Program: April to May end (Till GGSIPU Entrance exam)
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Logical Reasoning
- General Knowledge
- Verbal Ability
- Legal Aptitude
- Legal GK