List of Law courses in IndiaImage Courtesy - Lloyd Law College

Have you ever thought about what is so common between Mahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama, and Margaret Thatcher? As surprising as it can be, they are world leaders who studied Law. We are well aware of their journey. As an aspirant is preparing to give wings to his dreams, it is essential to know about the course, and alternative courses which can be taken up by a candidate relating to their interest areas.

Undoubtedly, Law is one of the oldest academic discipline in the world, which has been meeting the demands of changing times and has been promising great careers to all who strive to work for pursuing a comfortable career in the field.

Various aspects ofsocial, political life are incorporated into the field of study. For some aspirants, the idea of justice, upholding and pronouncement of just verdict drives them. The others like the perks of a white-collar job. Interestingly, in our present times, as our economies are more integrated, the demand for specialized professionals who would be adept with more matters, are ever- increasing. Hence, lawyers of the present generation have to wear many hats. Training you for a challenging world, law courses in different Universities and Law Schools in India have been devising new and exciting courses that can be put for consideration by the aspirants.

Primarily, there are three channels through which Law can be pursued in India. The traditional method is that of Under-Graduation, which is the most common of all. There are two options, even in an under-graduation course, a 5 Year B.A L.L.B course and a 3 Year L.L.B course which can be pursued after graduation as well. Apart from these, the Post-Graduation courses called L.L.M are preferred by many students who would want to pursue further research in the field of study. Generally, the most sought after is the Under-graduation course, which gives a holistic understanding to a student. With inclusions of various seminars, conferences, moot competitions, and internships, a student gets to taste what it feels like to be out in the worldand carving your niche. A 3 Year L.L.B course, on the other hand, is designed to cater to those who wish to take a law degree after their graduation in a specific discipline. The demand of the outer world for a more inclusive discipline-oriented professionals, is always on the rise, thus; the need for such courses increases with time.

Confused as to what to choose and to miss?
Here is a list of Courses in Law that are offered in India.

Under-Graduate Programs:

There are two under-graduation programs specifically; one is a 5 year integrated program, which is called B.A L.L.B, B.Sc. L.L.B or B.B.A L.L.B, either of these three can be pursued. The other is a 3 Year integrated program called the L.L.B, that is more specialized than the 5-year integrated course. Another course which is catching up in demand for it is B.Com L.L.B. There are many Universities and Law Schools which provide the 5- year integrated course. Some of the notable ones being National Law Universities, spread across different locations around India; they are the best Universities, for a 5- year integrated course. The admission to them is through a Common Entrance test, which is called CLAT. The scores of the test decide which Law School, a candidate will be getting. As all aspirants are gearing up to give the tests, this year, there are some common things, need to be kept in mind. First and foremost, the CLAT examination tests the aptitude of a candidate for the course. The topics are covered in the exam are logical reasoning, English comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude. Bound in a stipulated amount of timethe test tries to analyze a candidates’ legal aptitude as well as the ability to think through situations logically. Through rigorous training, seminar participation, paper writing competitions and; especially Moot Court and Debate Competitions, a student through the 5 years trains to take on the world. Another exciting aspect of the 5-year course, the students have a holistic understanding, connecting each discipline with Law, which later helps them choose their area of specialization in Master’s degree (L.L.M). Apart from the National Law University, Delhi, the capital city of India is also a sought-after place for pursuing law, as there are many law schools around Delhi which have become prominent names in the field of Law. One region notably, Greater Noida, soon transforming into a Knowledge hub which will facilitate as well as cater to more students who want to take admission into these emerging prominent Law Schools. Lloyd Law College, with its excellent track record of imparting quality education in the last 16 years, has been unparalleled. The Law School offers B.A L.L. B, as well as L.L.B courses and; seeks to go beyond the traditional for a better experience and education to its students.

Post- Graduation Courses:

An L.L.M degree is a specialized degree that gives an edge to a career in legal education. The post-graduate Courses foe Masters, offered in India are varied. As they are a specialization related to the fields of study in Law, the courses are designed for an in-depth study of the topic, while honing research skills in the process. The course completion finally culminates into a dissertation which needs to be submitted in the Law Schoolto obtain the degree. A Master of Law degree in India are varied, depending on the demands of the market. Whether it is an L.L.M in Corporate and Securities Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, the market for different disciplines has been ever-growing, andholistic education is the way forward.

Lloyd Law College, situated in Greater Noida, offers an L.L.M course in International and Commercial Law in association with Buckingham University.

Certificate Courses:

Apart from the traditional courses, there are certificate courses on specific topics which are of importance and meets the need of the hour. With an integrated network system is shared between various countries, it is vital to be updated with what the market demands. Thus, certificate courses are short term courses which help in honing the skills of those who are already in the discipline, but are interested apart from their regular course. It is also for those who genuinely are interested in the topic, apart from the Courses in Law. Subjects like Global Warming and its significance in Law, Human Rights Crisis, and its relevance to Law, Forensic Sciences, Big Data, Investment and Banking, etc., are all taken up as short courses that help you hone your skills in a short period of time.

There are many choices, yet the student should decide which exactly fits for him/her correctly. Even before sticking to just one choice, there should be many avenues that should be considered, and according to their area of interest, after careful consideration of all options, a student should make their decisions. Since it is that time of the year, where all are gearing up for the final battle, take deep breaths and prepare well for your exams. You have it in you; you willace the exams.

Author
Rittuporna Chatterjee
Assistant Professor