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How To Go For Integrated LLB

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One of the biggest dilemma in the career of a law aspirant is to decide the right career path along with the course. To understand 5-year LLB Integrated programmes in details, check the table given below.Law is one of the popular fields of education and there has always been a good demand for law courses amongst the students. One of the biggest dilemma in the career of a law aspirant is to decide the right career path along with the course.

What is an Integrated LLB Course?

An integrated course, offered by many eminent universities in India, aims to get lawyers ‘industry-ready’. Also, the course provides two degrees to the student, one of which is law and the other is chosen by the student.

When studying for an integrated law course, a student gets two traditional degrees. While the law course is all about pursuing the LLB degree from a Law School. On the other hand, the integrated degree is a modern approach to the course. Because, in an Integrated course, a student covers two courses under one academic program.

The most common integrated law courses that students go for include

  1. A. L.L.B.     -Bachelor of Arts and Law programs
  2. Com. L.L.B.-Bachelor of Commerce and Law Programs
  3. Sc. L.L.B.     -B.Sc. and Law programs

Moreover, students can pursue Law programs (L.L.B.) through a postgraduate course and a student must be a graduate to become eligible to pursue the L.L.B degree. However, since the integrated law course includes a Bachelor’s degree course as well, the two can be combined.

In fact, Sharda University offers plenty of options for students who are interested in pursuing the integrated law course.

Benefits of Pursuing the Course

  1. A student does not have to complete the graduate degree, as they can pursue the course right after 12th. So, this is an advantage for the students who have a clear and defined career vision.
  2. While you study for one degree, you get two degrees in your hand.
  3. Also, the career options are much more for students who have pursued the integrated course as compared to the other students.
  4. Students save a year by undertaking the integrated A. LLBcourse as a study option. As a result, the students can invest the time saved for pursuing some other degree.
  5. The number of law subjects that you study in a 5-year course is more than a 3-year course. This means that you gain a better and thorough knowledge of the subject.
  6. As a student, you can focus more on extra-curricular activities like MUN, moot courts, client counselling, and internships.

Admission in Law Education

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

Jobs/Career in Law

As we know, 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 the survey 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.

Get Top Law Schools & universities information here.

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

 Salary in the Law Field

The salary is one of the best parts of this profession. There is absolutely no limit if you are a good lawyer and practicing individually.

Once the course is complete, while you are working under the experts, you can earn around Rs. 5000 to 20000 per month as a stipend.

Once you start working individually in court, you can earn around Rs. 20000 to 50000 per month at the start.

Top Recruiters

  • Amarchand Mangaldas
  • AZB & Partners
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Luthra & Luthra
  • Trilegal
  • Desai & Diwanji
  • Singhania & Partners
  • Titus & Co
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co
  • Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan
  • Economic Laws Practice
  • Vaish & Associates


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