B.A. LLB COURSE (Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws)
BA LLB Course : Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.] is an integrated 5 years course. In B.A.LL.B, the first two years comprises the study of arts subjects and in the last three years legal subjects are being focused.
It covers subjects related to Arts field such as Economics, History, Sociology and Political Science etc. alongside specialized fields of law like Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Patent Law, Administrative Law, Tax Law, International Law and Labor Law.
In India basically there was three years graduate degree in law (LL.B.). In 1987, there were changes made in the legal education in India. A five years integrated law course in B.A.LL.B. (Honours) was introduced. National Law school of India University (NLSIU) was the first Indian law University set up in Bangalore to offer a five years integrated law course.
ABOUT THE BA LLB COURSE
Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.] is a 5-year long dual degree professional course in the field of legal education. This integrated course in law is done after passing the senior secondary examination from the recognized Board of Education in India like CBSE, CISCE, etc. After completion of Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.] course the students can go for further qualification in law field (Master of Legislative Law (LLM)). The admission is done through entrance exams like CLAT, LSAT, AILET and others.
BA LLB COURSE : ADMISSION PROCEDURE
Admission process varies among different institutions. Basically most of the institutions in India offer admission through entrance exams. Some institution also conducts personal interview for the students qualifying entrance exam. Some of the popular exams for law courses are:-
NLUs in India offer admission through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
NLU, Delhi conducts its own entrance test namely All Indian Law Entrance Test (AILET).
Maharashtra colleges offer through MH CET Law entrance exam
Symbiosis law schools offer admission through SET Law entrance exam
The syllabus for the exam includes questions from the subjects like Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, General Knowledge/Current Affairs, Mathematics and English.
The eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [B.A.L.L.B.] is
A candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board of India
Candidates should have minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination to be eligible for this course.
CAREER GROWTH AND SCOPE
Before practicing in any court of India, LL.B. graduates have to give the “All India Bar Examination (AIBE)”get the “certificate of practice in law”. This exam is conducted by Bar Council of India. B.A.L.L.B. graduates enjoy a widespread demand. They can be employed in both state and central government agencies or they can work for a private law firm. They can also practice as a lawyer independently. Average earnings of BA LLB graduates range between 3 to 5 lpa. After gaining experience, the salary may increase.The LL.B graduates can work in:
State Bar Councils
- Consulting FirmsIndian and Foreign Law Firms>
- Legal Cells of Private and Public Sector Companies
- Legal Department of Foreign Companies
- Global Audit and Compliance Firms
- Multi National Companies
COLLEGES OFFERING INTEGRATED COURSE
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
- Symbiosis Law School, Pune
- Indian Law Society Law College, Pune
- Sighad Law College, Pune
- Government Law College, Mumbai
- Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
- Indian Law School Society Law College, Pune
- National Law University, Delhi
- Faculty of Law, Osmania University
- Faculty of Law, University of Calcutta