Bachelor of Legislative Laws (LLB)

Legum Baccalaureus or LLB is a three-year Bachelor of Law degree that is offered to aspirants by many renowned colleges in India. However, candidates can pursue this law course only if they possess a graduation degree. The three-year LLB course offered at all law colleges of India is regulated and closely supervised by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
The three-year law course is structured in such a way that the curriculum is divided into six semesters. Candidates are awarded the degree only when they complete all the semesters of this three-year LLB course..

Popular Law Specializations

* Company Law
* Corporate Law
* Criminal Law
* Business Law

Three-year LLB Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to pursue the LLB course should fulfil certain requirements in order to be eligible. Below are the eligibility criteria for three-year LLB courses as mentioned by BCI:
Candidates need to be graduates i.e. they should have passed a bachelor degree of three-years or four-years duration in any subject/ discipline in order to pursue an LLB course.
Apart from this, some colleges also fix a minimum percentage requirement that candidates need to fulfil in order to secure admission in the three-year LLB course offered by them. The (minimum) percentage requirement for General category candidates ranges from 45% to 55% and that for SC/ST category candidates it ranges between 35% to 45%.

Three-year LLB Subjects and Syllabus

Some common topics that are taught in an LLB course are listed below

  • Labour Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Torts & Consumer Protection Act
  • Law of Evidence
  • Human Rights & International Law
  • Property Law
  • Legal Aids
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Legal Writing
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Land Laws (including ceiling and other local laws)
  • Optional Papers- Contract/ Trust/ Women & Law/ Criminology/ International Economics Law
  • Family Law
  • Professional Ethics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Arbitration, Conciliation & Alternative
  • Environmental Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law of Contract
  • Interpretation of Statutes
  • Administrative Law
  • Company Law
  • Investment & Securities Law/ Law of Taxation/ Co-operative Law/ Banking Law including the Negotiable Instruments Act
  • Comparative Law/ Law of Insurance/ Conflict of Laws/ Intellectual Property Law