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What is LLB Full Form?

The full form of LLB is bachelor of law. LLB is derived from Legum Baccalaureus. Candidates who have completed their graduation in any discipline are eligible to pursue 3-year LLB, The 5- year LLB is an integrated law program that can be pursued after intermediate.

The course is offered by colleges that are approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Also note that to pursue law in India, the LLB degree holder also has to qualify in the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) conducted by the BCI.The 3-year Bachelor of Legislative Law typically is divided into six semesters, and students start with the basics of law before gradually moving into the other subjects like constitutional law, family law, jurisprudence, IPC, CrPC, law of contracts, etc. As part of the course, students also have to undertake internships and training programmes at law firms, corporate organisations and courts to further their knowledge and gain real-life experience of the legal profession.

Advantages of doing LLB Degree

A solid foundation for further education - Many courses empower students to combine their law studies with business or accounting, as well as to combine law and non-legal degrees.

Lots of job options - In addition to being a lawyer, law graduates are potential candidates for various fields such as media and law, academics, commerce and industry, social work, politics and more.

Financial stability - Obtaining a law degree can guarantee immediate success or a very large amount of money but it is imminent. This professional title allows one to enjoy more job security and a higher salary compared to those who do not.

Master critical thinking and analytical skills - The knowledge and skills acquired in the study of law enable students to analyse both sides of complex situations or problems and to make effective solutions based on solid reasoning and critical thinking. Power to make a difference by law - You can have a strong sense of justice and wish to improve the disability in the system. Studying law gives you the legal education and qualifications to finally make that important change.

LLB Specializations

There is generally no such thing as specialisation in a Bachelor of Legislative Law programme. That being said, the candidate has the flexibility to pick some subject combinations which help them to specialize in certain subjects in their LLM degree.

The undergraduate degree usually covers core modules like Criminal Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, Constitutional/Administrative Law, Equity and Trusts, Land Law, and European Law.
At the postgraduate level, the candidate can do specialization in a chosen subject, which may be:

  • Constitutional Law.
  • Labour Law.
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Corporate Law and Governance (including International Business)
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights
  • Insurance Laws

Scope of LLB

Many candidates decide to do LLB after graduation because it is considered a safe career option. If the candidate completes LLB, he or she may go on to become advocates and work in legal cases. The LLB degree holder has the option of working both as a private lawyer or work for the government. To work in the government sector, the candidate generally needs to qualify in an entrance exam conducted by the Public Service Commission.

Then some may also decide to go for higher studies and pursue LLM and even PhD. At the master's level, one may opt for specialisation, which can give more muscle to one’s resume and job prospects. Again, some may decide to become teachers, a profession which is getting more attention in recent times.

Careers Opportunities after LLB

There is no limit as to what level one can reach after completing an LLB degree. Because if we look at social personalities dominating the public, starting from the late Arun Jaitley and Ram Jethmalani, to present luminaries like Harish Salve and Aryama Sundaram, to the former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the sky's the limit.

After completing the LLB degree, one may work in a variety of roles - corporate lawyer, judge, legal advisor, legal manager.
How far one goes, however, depends on factors like skills levels, profession chosen, and experience, etc.
Some individuals again become social activists and fight for the legal rights of marginal sections of society. The role can be unglamorous and require a lot of sacrifices and standing up to powerful people, but the job satisfaction can be immense.