LLB (Bachelor of Laws) : It is an undergraduate degree where one studies about the law,the purpose of this course is to learn & understand each and every aspect of law sharply.
Any student can pursue LLB from any stream. It can be done in two ways.
1. Regular LLB : The duration of Regular LLB is of 3 years that can be done after the Graduation.One should have score minimum 45% marks in his graudation to get admission in to any law college. The course have totally 6 semesters, two semesters in each year.The minimum passing percentage is 45%.
2. Integrated LLB : This course can be done after 12th, it is basically a combination of two degrees (BA & LLB) wrapped in one course.The 5 year integrated LLB degree now has many variants also like B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB and BBA LLB.
One need to have qualified Higher Secondary School / Intermediate or equivalent examination from 10+2 education system
One need to secure at least 45% marks in aggregate of the total marks and if belonging to SC/ST category, need to secure at least 40% marks
One need to give an entrance test (CLAT) to get admission into this 5 year integrated LLB course.Common Law Admission Test is a centralised test for admission to prominent National Law Universities in India.This is a two-hour admission test which consists of objective type covering questions on Mathematics or Numerical Ability, English with Comprehension, General knowledge, Current affair, legal Aptitude and Logical reasoning.
Anyone who is very sure that he wanted to make his career in LAW should opt for 5 years Integrated LLB because this will save his one year.
Legal Practitioner / Advocate / Legal Advisor – Lawyers can work as legal counsel and legal advisors for corporate sector, firms, organizations, legal persons, individuals and families.
Government Service – Persons possessing requisite qualifications are recruited for Indian legal service against various posts– Legal advisors in Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Counsel in Legislative Department.
Judiciary – The lowest judicial cadre posts of Magistrate/Munsif or Sub-Judge are filled up by recruitment through public service commissions.
Teaching – Those with good academic record, particularly holding LL.M, Ph.D degrees or published work of a high standard, can take up jobs in any University or Institute offering law courses to students.
Writing/Editing Law Books/Journals/Reports – If one is familiar with the complexities of law and the procedure and is in a position to understand the intricacies of case law and has a flair for writing he/she is fit to be an author of law books / legal commentaries and a proper person to bring out law reports, produce law journals, take up all other journalistic assignments and compile law lexicons.
Legal Outsourcing – Legal Outsourcing refers to the practice of a law firm obtaining legal services from an outside law firm. This practice is, however, known as offshoring when the outsourced entity is based in another country.
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