About law course in India

Law is one of the most fundamental parts of our constitution. And law education is the only legal education in India that students can pursue and those who manage to clear this degree are designated with the post of a “Lawyer”. In this article, find information about law courses after 12th in India. The degree of law in India is currently offered by many universities and at various academic levels. The Law degree started in India in the year 1987 as a three-year programme granted under the Advocate Act, 1961. Note the BCI (Bar Council of India) is the chief regulatory body of our Law education. The “Law Commission of India” decided to set up a University for Law Education to raise the academic standard of the legal profession in India in the year 1985. After that, the first law University in India got formed in Bangalore, which was named as the “National Law School of India University” commonly known as the “NLS”. That was the time when the first LLB degree was started in India. On September 2012, the UGC established the LLM one-year course in India.



Courses/Duration for Law

Law is regarded as one of the most prestigious courses after 12th. In India, students can take up the legal degree once they’ve completed a graduation degree in any discipline. These are the law courses after 12th available in India.




Courses Available-

LLB is one of the most commonly opted for law courses after 12th, and its duration is 3 years.

Integrated undergraduate degrees –



Admission procedure for law courses

Students, who want to get admission in law, have to give the CLAT 2019 (Common Law Admission Test). CLAT gets organized for giving admission to the National Law Universities (NLUs) and a variety of other institutions. Through this test, students are admitted in Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M courses. Students can opt for law courses with any stream (Science stream/ Commerce stream / Arts stream) in 12th.

BCI offers “Certificate of Practice” to candidates once they complete LL.B. For practicing in the profession of law and get a certificate, it is compulsory for applicants to qualify the All India Bar Examination (AIBE 2019). Students who want to take up law courses from foreign Universities/institutions can apply for LSAT 2019. The admission in the Jindal Law Global School is done through the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) that is conducted by the Law School Admission Council, USA. There are many private and autonomous universities that conduct their own admission test. Here are some popular law entrance exams to take up law courses after 12th and higher studies:

  • AILET 2019
  • AP LAWCET 2019
  • TS LAWCET 2019
  • DU LLB 2019
  • MH CET Law 2019
  • IPU CET Law 2019
  • Allahabad University (LAT) 2019


Job & Career Scope after law courses

As we know, the law is quite respected as a career option. It is a reliable and sincere field. Freshers would have to initially work under a reputed legal firm or lawyer during the start of their career. India has an enormous demand for expert lawyers as per a recent survey was done by the Bar Council of India. Only 20% of the Indian law students are eligible to work in court. If you are a law student, then you can be a public prosecutor, solicitor general or a part of private legal firms after getting some experience. You can also give the exam conducted by the Public Service Commissions and become a Judge. Today, lawyers also work in ministry, government departments and various legal advice organizations. Even if you decide to work abroad, there are good prospects in the UK and the US as the law of India is quite similar to the law of the UK.



Here are some of the designations of lawyers

  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Legal Analyst
  • Document Drafting Lawyer
  • Legal Journalist
  • Legal Advisor
  • Government Lawyer
  • Judge

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