What exactly is the work of a lawyer?

Lawyer prosecute criminals and save innocent people. Lawyers must be very confident and should argue well with a judge. This is what people think defines a lawyer, but is it actually true???

What Lawyers actually do?

A lawyers job is less exciting than what people perceive. A lawyer spends a considerable amount of time creating contracts, verifying documents etc. Lawyers need impeccable English as they must create and verify a lot of documents. A client needs the services of a lawyer when served with a lawsuit/ liability or when he/she enter into a contract with anyone. It's a lawyer's job then to ensure that the client interests are safeguarded.

What is LLB? What are the different types of LLB? Am I Eligible?

LL.B. is a bachelor degree in Law. The expansion of LL.B. is Legum Baccalaureus (latin). The bachelor degree started at University of Paris. In India The Bar Council of India regulates the LL.B. degree. Originally LL.B. was a 3 year degree to be pursued upon completion of graduation.

In 1987 however the National Law School, Bangalore was established. NLS Bangalore then offered an integrated degree of BA and LL. B. called B.A. LL.B. Since then more integrated degrees have come about for e.g.

  • B.Sc. L.L.B. (Hons.)
  • B.B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.)
  • B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Com. L.L.B. (Hons.)

Duration: 5 years with 10 semesters and approximately 60 subjects.

What are the subjects of BA-LLB Course?

The following are the key subjects of B.A. LL.B. year wise. Note this is not an exhaustive list.

1st Year

  • Legal Method
  • Law of Contract
  • English and Legal Language
  • Sociology
  • Economics (Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Analysis)
  • History (Legal History)
  • Political Science
  • Techniques of Communication, Client Interviewing and Counselling

2nd Year

  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Crimes
  • Advocacy Skills
  • History (Legal History)
  • Law of Torts and Consumer Protection
  • Economic Development and Policy
  • Sociology–III (Sociology and Law)

3rd Year

  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Law of Evidence
  • Corporate Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Human Rights Law
  • French / German
  • Code of Civil Procedure
  • Public International Law
  • Investment and Competition Law
  • Property

4th Year

  • Land Laws
  • Law and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Labour Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Tax Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade Law
  • Law, Poverty and Development
  • Labour Law

5th Year

  • Legal Ethics and Court Craft
  • Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • In the last semester there is a Dissertation and Internship.

What is the difference between BA-LLB & BBA-LLB??

The most common question asked by students is that what is the difference between BBA LL.B. and BA LLB.? Are they same? Or, is there any difference in the two?

  • Both BBA LL.B and BA LL.B. are integrated programs.
  • In GGSIP University, Delhi there are 38 core Law subjects that are common to both the courses. These law subjects are spread across 5 years.
  • In first 3 years the weightage of graduation subjects (i.e. subjects of BBA/ BA) is higher compared to last 2 years where law subjects are taught.

Still there are a few differences between the two courses

Criteria 1: Subjects

In GGSIP University there are 8 subjects which are stream dependent and are therefore different in BBA LL.B. and B.A. LL.B

BBA LL. B (H) involves subjects like:

  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.

BA LL.B (H) involves subjects like:

  • Political Science.

Criteria 2: Cutoffs

We have compiled data of Cutoffs for GGSIPU in 2015 for B.A. LL.B and BBA LL.B. The number of applicants and competitions was higher for BBA LL.B. Cutoffs for Round 2 for University School of Law & Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sec – 16C, Dwarka, in General Category

Criteria 3: Commencement of Course

BA LL.B. is an older and more estabilished course. The first batch of BA LL.B. started in 1988 by NLS, Bangalore while the first batch of BBA LL.B. was started in 2001 by NLU, Jodhpur.

Total Seats in CLAT 2015 (All India and state level) were 2190 with BBA LL.B. comprising only around 10% of the total seats. Remaining seats were primarily for BA. LL.B…

Criteria 4: Exit Options

Both BA. LL.B. and BBA. LL.B. have similar career prospects. One can become a corporate lawyer after doing either one of the two courses.
However BA. LL.B. student has an advantage when it comes to preparing for UPSC. On the other hand BBA LL.B. student has an upper hand when it comes to preparing for MBA.

Should I pursue Law after or before graduation?

Integrated LL.B. and LL.B. after graduation are two routes to the same destination of becoming a lawyer. There are however significant differences between the two.

Quality of Colleges:

Integrated B.A. LL.B. is offered at leading National Law Schools (NLS Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad etc.) These top National Law Schools don't offer LL.B. after graduation. Hence the top colleges and Universities are not available for student for LL.B. after graduation.

Student Profile:

Top National Law Schools are far more selective in their selection compared to Delhi University and Banaras Hindu University. Hence the quality of talent in B.A. LL.B. is far higher compared to LL.B. after graduation.

Placement Opportunity:

Students at National Law School have excellent placement opportunities. Comparatively not all Delhi University Law Graduates are able to secure final placement on campus.

Time Investment:

Another benefit of integrated Law course is that a student can save one year of his time i.e. 5 years for integrated program versus 6 years for LL.B. after Graduation.

In nutshell A student who is sure of pursuing Law should prefer an integrated Law course.

Who should not pursue Law?

Law is an excellent and remunerative option, however, Law is not ideally suited to a certain set of people for e.g.

  • People lacking in academic stamina- Law demands long and extended hours of preparation.
  • Big Picture thinkers- Its fun to be imaginative and to come up with brilliant ideas. However it is not fun to labor over every word, every sentence, every full stop on every page. A lawyer needs to scan and interpret every word even if the document is 100 page long with arcane legal language.
  • Unorganized people- A lawyer cannot miss deadlines, specially court filing deadlines. He/ she needs to meticulous in managing multiple obligations
  • People looking to earn big money- There are no shortcuts to earning big money in Legal profession. It takes years, sometimes decades to build reputation.

How much would a Law degree cost me?

The annual fee including hostel expenses can be anywhere from 1 lakh INR to 1.8 lakh INR per annum, depending upon the college and university in which the student opts to study LL.B.

Where can I get past year papers?

The past year papers are available on request.

What are the top 10 Colleges of LAW in Delhi-NCR?

Below is the list of top 10 Colleges of LAW in Delhi and NCR:

College University Exam Forms Expected in
1. National Law University NLU AILET December
2. University School of Law and Legal Studies GGSIPU, Delhi IPU CET LAW February
3. Amity Law School GGSIPU, Delhi IPU CET LAW February
4. Faculty of Law Jamia Milia Islamia J.E.E. April
5. Symbiosis Law School, Noida Symbiosis SET (LAW) January
6. Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies GGSIPU, Delhi IPU CET LAW February
7. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies UPES, Dehradun UL-SAT Available
8. Amity Law School Amity University -- December
9. Jindal Global Law School OP Jindal Global University LSAT-India LSAT forms available
10. Ideal Institute of Management and Technology, GGSIPU, Delhi IPU CET February

What are the top 10 colleges of Law in India?

The top 10 colleges for Law in India after Class 12th are

College Location Exam Forms Expected in
1. National Law School of India University Bangalore CLAT December
2. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research Hyderabad CLAT December
3. National Law Institute University Bhopal CLAT December
4. National Law University Jhodpur CLAT December
5. National Law University Delhi AILET December
6. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkatta CLAT December
7. Symbiosis Law College Pune. SET (LAW) January
8. ILS Law College Pune Merit --
9. Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar. CLAT December
10. University School of Law and Legal Studies GGSIPU, Delhi IPU CET LAW February

Edu Legal heights Course

Exams Covered:

  • CLAT
  • LSAT
  • Symbiosis Law
  • Christ University Law Entrance
  • Narsee Monjee Law Entrance
  • Many More

Hours of the program: 90 Hours

  • Class per week: 7
  • Class Duration : 2 hours

Duration of Program: April to May (Till GGSIPU Entrance exam)

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Verbal Ability
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Legal GK



The LLB is the prime undergraduate degree course offered by the Institution of law in India. It covers up the foundational subjects of Legal study while offering various options of the subjects as well to suit the individual choices keeping in mind; the career plans. Since it is a qualifying Law degree, it provides exemption from the common professional examination (CPE) which is all entirely if the student wants to become barristers or the solicitors.


As per the latest guidelines of Government of India (2015), CLAT (COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST) 2015 is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by the Sixteen National Law Universities (NLUs) for admission to their undergraduate and post graduate programmes i.e. BA LLB and LLM respectively. The admission to LL.B. course shall be made on the basis of merit in the LL.B. Entrance Test. Students applying for admission should have graduated with at least 50% marks. The course begins in August and admission procedures begin in July. Notification for admission is expected by the end of April. 15 % of the seats are reserved for SC candidates and 7.5% for ST candidates. 5% seats are reserved for children/widows/wives of the officers and men of the armed forces including para-military personnel killed/disabled in action or those who died/were disabled in action or those who died/were disabled on duty. 3% sets are reserved for physically handicapped candidates.