Law, in simple words, is a legal boundation or specific set of rules which are ought to be followed by each & every citizen of a particular country. In fact, law courses have higher scope in coming future.
The Law as an educational degree (three-year) was offered in India in the year 1987, granted under the Advocate Act, 1961. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education. To pursue such a degree now, one has to study the content (below) thoroughly :-
- 12th pass (min. 50%) in any stream
- Good command over languages like English, Hindi and so on
- Communication skills should be very good
Above requirements are to be fulfilled to think of a career in Law. And the fact is Science students score more than those of the Arts or Commerce students.
Streams Available for Law Students :-
- LL.B (Bachelor of Laws or Legum Baccalaureus) – 3 years
- Integrated UG Courses 2017 (BA. LL.B., BSc. LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B) – 5 years
- Integrated PG Courses 2017 (MBL LLM or MBA LLM) – 3 years
- Master of Business Law – 2 years
One can choose from above streams according to his/her choice & suitability. However, streams available for Law courses depends on one’s educational background like Arts, Commerce or Science.
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Admission Procedure of Law Courses :-
Stage 1: Appear for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Examination. Through CLAT, students are admitted in Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M courses. Forms are released every year to apply for given exams.
Some of the private universities conduct their own admission test. Some popular law entrance exams are:-
- AILET (All India Law Entrance Test)
- DU LLB Exam (Faculty of Law)
- MH CET Law (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law)
- TS Law CET (Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test)
- AP Law CET (Andhra Pradesh Common Law Entrance Test)
- LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
NOTE: LSAT is for those, who wish to pursue the course in U.S.A.
Stage 2: After clearing one of the above exams, a student attends regular classes to learn & acquire knowledge. However, some moot courts are held monthly to gain some practical experience as well. It consists of a judge and different teams. Moot court sessions focuses more on one’s spoken English.