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Law or legal studies is one of the popular choices of study at universities. The implication of law or legal studies can be found across politics, businesses, economics, human rights, international trade, and relations. As per popular belief, the first academic degree conferred were degrees in law.

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In layman’s language, the term law can be defined as rules of conduct or action directed by a controlling authority and it is to be obeyed by the citizens of the society. Generally, law students study legal concepts, legislation, and case laws. They are taught how to tackle or probe into the issues existing in society. In addition to this, they learn to analyze, draft and present an argument regardless of the career students choose in the legal sector. In a nutshell, law courses prepare students not only for legal careers but for other professional paths as well. 

Program Levels: 

The Study in India partner institutes offers law discipline across 3 program levels, namely - Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD that are further sub-categorized as; 

1) Undergraduate (UG)

  • LLB (Bachelor of Law) is a 3-year full-time course. 

  • BA + LLB  is a 5-year full-time course.

  • BBA + LLB is a 5-year full-time course

  • B.Com + LLB is a 5-year full-time course.

The students can pursue either of these courses after completing their 10+2 in any stream. However, some Study in India partner institutes may require an undergraduate degree as the eligibility for pursuing a three year LLB course. Students can check the same through the Institute Search Page.

2) Post Graduate (PG)

  • LLM is usually a 2-year full-time course. However, there are some institutes that offer LLM for 1 year as well. The students can pursue it after completing their undergraduate degree in law. 

3) PhD

  • PhD in law is a doctorate level degree and the students can pursue it after completing their post-graduation in law. 

Please note, eligibility for various courses under law discipline differs across institutes. Therefore, before applying the students can confirm the minimum required percentage (and additional eligibility) across all the levels through the Institute Search page. 

Branches of Law: 

The law discipline has many branches and some of the popular choices provided by Study in India partner institutes include: 

  1. Corporate Law

Corporate law, often called business or company law, involves the study of relations, rights, and the code of conduct of people within organizations and businesses. One of the most popular law specializations, corporate law regulates the working of an organization. Corporate lawyers perform a range of work, right from overlooking business transactions, drafting and reviewing contracts related to the company’s disinvestments, mergers, and acquisitions to counselling clients. 

  1. Constitutional Law

Constitutional law involves the study of powers, roles, and the structural layout of the entities existing within a country as well as the basic citizen rights. Furthermore, it is concerned with the rules that govern the election of higher officials of the country and the drafting or implementation of the law. Therefore, constitutional lawyers deal with the interpretation of the rules, rights, and amendments outlined in the constitution. 

  1. Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law revolves around the study of laws that deal with the accessibility and ownership of ideas, inventions, or products. Usually, their ownership is protected through patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Therefore, the major work of intellectual property lawyers is to provide legal advice on marketing methods, copy or duplication, and ownership of products of a company or business. 

  1. International Law 

International law or public international law involves the study of principles and agreements governing the relations of countries with each other and the relations between international organizations. The work of international lawyers is to resolve any international dispute, take care of mergers and negotiate contracts as well. 

  1. International Trade and Economic Law 

International trade and economic law revolve around the study of rules regulating the trade and economic relations between countries. It encompasses international investment, financial, and development law. Usually, the international trade and economic lawyers advise companies (involved in the cross-border business) on compliance with specific trade rules as well as carry out internal investigations. 

Career Options:  

After pursuing a degree in the field of law the students can choose from a mixed bag of career options. Some of them are mentioned in the table below. 

Legal Advisor 

International  Lawyer 

Lecturer

Legal Welfare Officer

Legal Analyst

Law Officer 

Legal Researcher 

Diplomat

Corporate Lawyer 

Advocate 

Legal Journalist

Banking Lawyer 

Human Rights Lawyer 

Arbitrator 

Legal Content Writer 


Frequently Asked Questions:

1) What is the eligibility for taking admission in law courses? 

The minimum requirement for pursuing an undergraduate degree in law is 10+2 (in any stream). For pursuing a postgraduate degree in law, you must have completed your bachelors and for pursuing a PhD degree, you must have completed your masters. However, you can check the specific eligibility criteria for different law courses at the time of applying. 

2) What is the difference between a lawyer and an advocate? 

A lawyer is a term that refers to any individual who holds a degree in law. There are specialists such as attorneys, solicitors, etc who fall under the category of the lawyer. Whereas an advocate is a qualified individual who represents different clients in the court.

3) What are the popular branches of law? 

Some of the popular branches under the law are:

  • Corporate Law

  • Constitutional Law

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • International Law 

  • International Trade and Economic Law 

4) Top 10 career options after pursuing a law course? 

The top 10 career options after completing a law course are:

  • Advocate

  • Legal Advisor

  • Lecturer

  • Corporate Counsellor

  • Cyber Law

  • Legal Journalist

  • Human Rights Lawyer

  • Legal Researcher

  • Criminal Lawyer

  • Civil Lawyer

5) Can I do LLM from IIT? If yes, which once? 

Yes, IIT Kharagpur offers a full-time LLM course. You can check the course details, eligibility and criteria for the same can be checked through the Courses tab. 

6) After class 12th how can I join the BBA LLB course? 

Yes, the minimum requirement to join the BBA LLB course is 10+2 years of schooling in any stream. However, you must check the specific eligibility at the time of applying.

7) What are the law courses offered in India? 

Different law courses offered in India are: 

  • LLB 

  • BA + LLB

  • BBA + LLB 

  • B.Com + LLB 

  • LLM 

  • PhD (in law) 

8) Can I opt for a three-year LLB after Class 12?

Yes, you can, as a few institutes under Study in India offer a three-year LLB after class 12. 

9) Are there any additional exams required for law school?

International students do not need to give any additional exams to apply for law courses in India. However, you must check the specific eligibility criteria at the time of applying. 

10) How to apply for law courses in India? 

International students looking to apply for law courses in India can register themselves with the Study in India Programme and follow the application process. 

11) What are the entry requirements for an LLM?

The entry-level requirement for an LLM course is 10+2 and an undergraduate degree. 

12) Is mathematics compulsory for law? 

No, math is not compulsory for a law degree. However, you should check specific eligibility for each law course 

13) What is an Integrated Law Course?

An integrated law course lets you pursue an L.L.B degree along with another graduate degree. Most common integrated law courses include:

  • B.A. L.L.B. -Bachelor of Arts and L.L.B

  • B.Com. L.L.B. -Bachelor of Commerce and L.L.B

  • B.Sc. L.L.B. -B.Sc. and L.L.B

Study in India Partner Institute for LAW COURSES.

No. of Institute :

Andhra University

Location: Visakhapatnam ,Andhra Pradesh
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 591

Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER)

Location: Chennai ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 5340

Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)

Location: Pune ,Maharashtra
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 468

Chandigarh University

Location: GREATER MOHALI ,Punjab
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.28
No.of Seats: 8798

GITAM (Deemed to be University) - Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Hyderabad

Location: Visakhapatnam ,Andhra Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 8598

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Location: New Delhi ,Delhi
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1974

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS)

Location: chennai ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.30
No.of Seats: 865

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Location: Kharagpur ,West Bengal
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 370

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)

Location: Bhubaneswar ,Odisha
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.48
No.of Seats: 19305

Koneru Lakshamaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University)

Location: Vaddeswaram ,Andhra Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 5386

LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY

Location: Phagwara ,Punjab
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 72959

Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University)

Location: Mullana - Ambala ,Haryana
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 2112

MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY

Location: Rohtak ,Haryana
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 245

Marwadi Education Foundation's Group of Institutions

Location: Rajkot ,Gujarat
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating: 3.51
No.of Seats: 7157

National Forensic Sciences University

Location: Gandhinagar ,Gujarat
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 250

National Law Institute Univrsity Bhopal

Location: Bhopal ,Madhya Pradesh
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 10

National Law University, Delhi 

Location: Delhi ,Delhi
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 42

O. P. Jindal Global University,

Location: Sonipat ,Haryana
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 170

Osmania University

Location: Hyderabad ,Telangana
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.52
No.of Seats: 762

RASHTRIYA RAKSHA UNIVERSITY

Location: GANDHINAGAR ,Gujarat
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 365

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)

Location: Pune ,Maharashtra
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 192

Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences

Location: Solan ,Himachal Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1512

SIKSHA 'O' ANUSANDHAN

Location: BHUBANESWAR ,Odisha
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1035

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Location: Chengalpattu ( Chennai Area) ,Tamil Nadu
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1441

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Location: Pune ,Maharashtra
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1583

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra

Location: Mumbai ,Maharashtra
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 520

The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

Location: Kolkata ,West Bengal
Type: Public
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 8

UPES

Location: Dehradun ,Uttarakhand
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1470

Uttaranchal University

Location: Dehradun ,Uttarakhand
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: NO
NAAC Rating: 3.30
No.of Seats: 1600

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