BA LLB Syllabus – Semester wise Syllabus and Subjects Fri - 24 June, 2022
The legal profession is a quick developing career. At present time due to the development of various sectors in the world economy as well as its liberalization, it will obviously be required to get the assistance of the legal professionals to settle down various disputes which may arise in various business transactions. Lawyers are considered as a highly educated as well as a respectable person in a civil society as they provide a precious service to all classes of people of the society by their skill that they earned in the law College. There are basically three kinds of law degree programmes that are provided in different law schools. One of the law degree programme is the B.A.LL.B which deals with the various kinds’ law subjects that are required to know by the law students.
Benefits of B.A. LL.B.:
This programme enables the students to develop effective communication skills and examine the development of the Indian legal system and other core areas of law including environment and economics. Further they are aware of the procedural and substantive laws and analyze the applicability of various procedural and substantive laws and the specific law relating to advocates. Apart from these such students are able to interpret statutes and examine the effectiveness of the laws and gain best education, training and knowledge resources for the preparation of the skillful legal minds and professionals of tomorrow. Moreover the programme enables the students to get practical experience for presenting and arguing cases and preparing case briefs and observe the code of conduct in legal profession and follow business ethics etc.
Career after B.A.LL.B.:
The following are the Career path (Career options after law course) that a student of B.A. LL.B. can choose after the programme:
- Legal Advisor: Legal advisors are legal counsellors utilized by the government, large organizations, and different associations to give legal advice and services to organizations and their employees.
- Lawyer: This is the job that comes to people when they hear about someone who has studied law. Lawyers specialize in different law types like Company Law, Cyber Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, etc. and hence become known as a Corporate Lawyer, Criminal Lawyer, etc.
- Public Prosecutor: Public Prosecutors are practically criminal lawyers hired by the government. The public prosecutor's primary job is to deliver justice to the most significant advantage of the public.
- Become a Judge: A Law graduate can study for the exam right after graduation or at the time of doing law. The age group varies from 21 to 35 years for different states. A complete guide – How to become a judge In India?
- Become an Administrative Officer: After this programme one can become and administrative field by appearing in different competitive examination conducted by Centre as well as different States.
- Company Secretary: Students pursuing law who want to work in the corporate sector can work as a company secretary.
- Further Studies (LLM): After completion of the programme one can go for masters (LL.M.) in different field.
Admission for the BA LLB course requires the aspirant to complete 12th grade from a recognized board such as ICSE or CBSE. Candidates who have completed their 12th exam from distance learning or open school are not eligible to appear in the law after +2 entrance exams.
About the age limit, in India few colleges have no age limit; however, the majority have a general category age limit of 20 years and a reserved category age limit of 22 years. Each educational institution can require a different minimum aggregate score. In a class 12th or similar test, the range is generally between 50 - 60 % aggregate marks. Students must clear the standard entrance exams with good scores, besides the essential eligibility criteria.
The duration of this programme is five years having ten semesters.
The below mentioned table explains the main subjects in BA LLB that are taught over the 5 years of course
Semester-I: Total: 500 Marks
General English – I; Sociology – I; Political Science – I (Political Theory); Economics – I; Indian History – I (Ancient and Modern Indian History)
Semester-II: Total: 500 Marks
General English II (English Language and Legal Writing); Sociology II; Political Science II (Economics Problems and Politics in India); Law of Torts and Consumer Protection
Semester-III: Total: 500 Marks
General English III (Communication Skills); Optional Paper: Hindi I or Law and Media I; Political Science III (Public Administration); Contract I (General Principles of Contract), Indian Legal and Constitutional History
Semester-IV: Total: 500 Marks
General English IV; Optional Paper: Hindi II or Law and Media II; Political Science IV (Indian Government and Politics); Indian History II (Modern Indian History); Law of Human Rights
Semester-V: Total: 500 Marks
Law of Crimes (Indian Penal Code); Family Law-I (Hindu Law); Constitutional Law of India-I (Nature of the Constitution and Fundamental Rights); Contract II (Specific Contract and Law of Partnership); Jurisprudence I (Legal Theory)
Semester-VI: Total: 500 Marks
Environmental Law; Family Law II (Muslim Law); Constitutional Law of India II (Structure and Working of the Indian Constitution); Public International Law; Jurisprudence II (Legal Concept)
Semester-VII: Total: 500 Marks
Labour and Industrial Law; Company Law; Interpretation of Statutes; Optional Papers: Insurance Law and Accident Claim or Criminology and Penology; Professional Ethics, Accountancy of Lawyer and Bar Bench Relation (Practical Training)
Professional Ethics, Accountancy of Lawyer and Bar Bench Relation (Practical Training) is taught in association with the practicing Lawyers, Retired Judges, Retired Law Teachers. The students are given assignment by the respective teacher. In this paper the students are required to record the answer to all the assignment by preparing a project file.
Semester-VIII: Total: 500 Marks
Administrative Law; Law of Property and Easement; Optional papers: Intellectual property Law or Law Relating to Woman and Child; Banking law including Negotiable Instrument Act; Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Practical Training)
The Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Practical Training) is taught partially through lecture method including some relevant exercise and partially through additional programme like Lok-Adalat, etc.
Semester-IX: Total: 500 Marks
Code of Criminal Procedure; Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act; Law of Evidence; Consumer Protection Law and Competition Act; Drafting of Pleading and Conveyancing (Practical Training)
The Drafting of Pleading and Conveyancing (Practical Training) is divided into two parts, one is Theory and other is Practical including Viva-voce. The Theory paper is taught with the assistance of Practicing Lawyers/Retired Judges etc. In this part the students learn about various skills by various exercises as given by the respective instructors in the class. The Practical part include written exercises in Drafting of Pleading also written exercises in Conveyancing. Here the students are required to maintain a Sessional Exercise Book to record all the exercise in Pleading and Conveyancing during regular classes. The record is assessed by the Board of Practical/Viva-voce Examiners.
Semester-X: Total: 500 Marks
Land Laws (U.P. Revenue Code, 2006); Law of taxation; Optional papers: Indian Judicial System or Law of Trust, Equity and Fiduciary Relation; Optional Papers: Law Relating to Right to Information or Information Technology and Cyber Laws; Moot Court, Pre-Trial Preparations and Participation in Trial proceedings (Practical Training) In the Moot Court each students are instructed to at least two Moot Courts in a Semester. The Moot Court work is assigned problem which is being evaluated by the respective persons selected by the institution.
To sum up it can be said that a person who has completed B.A.LL.B. could enjoy certain kinds of benefits as follows:
Intellectual Development: A person after completing the course of B.A.LL.B. will develop intellectually. As he becomes a witness of a holistic approach to education for the first time. Further he can connect every single thing of life in reality which is a great feeling.
Rise of Humanity and its concerned - The subjects contained in the syllabus including the practical part all are humanitarian in nature. If a person can able to hold a strong grip on it he will grow as a sensitized human being.
Apart from these a B.A.LL.B. graduate has the freedom to choose any kind of carrier as already mentioned above and the top of these he will be financially independent as well as a responsible person.