Law as a profession offers various opportunities for students to explore. Earlier, the specializations preferred were criminal and civil, but with time, the specializations like patent law, cyber law, etc. gained popularity. With increasing demand in law across the country, the candidates are looking forward to making a career in law. In India, there are top law colleges in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, etc.
Students looking forward to a career in law have a wide range of options at UG, PG, doctorate, integrated, or even dual degree programs. It is on the students which option they want to choose.
Law courses in India
The aspiring candidates can choose to opt for any courses such as BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, LLM, and Ph.D. in any of the following branches as below
● Mergers and acquisitions Law
● Environmental law
● Intellectual property law
● Banking law
● Constitutional law
● Labour and employment law
● Civil law
● Criminal law
● Tax law
● Business law, etc.
The candidate can pursue a degree, diploma, and certificate law courses as below.
● The certificate courses are short-term courses of six months.
● The candidate can pursue a diploma at both UG and PG levels. The term ranges from one to three years.
● The aspiring candidates can opt for an integrated degree such as BBA LLB, BSc LLB, BCom LLB, etc. The term of regular LLB is three years and integrated LLB is five years.
Eligibility criteria for law
The eligibility differs based on the course the candidates choose. However, below are the basic eligibility criteria for UG, PG, and Ph.D. levels.
● The criteria for UG course: The candidates must clear their 12th standard or any equivalent exam from a recognised board, with a minimum of 45%
● The criteria for the PG course: The candidate must be a graduate from a recognised board to get admissions in LLB. And for LLM, the candidates must possess LLB or any equivalent degree from a recognised board.
● The criteria for Ph.D.: The candidate must have passed the post-graduation in a regular mode with a minimum of 55%
A few top law institutes in India
Many law institutes are offering various law courses to the candidates. Some of the institutes are private, while some are public. Below are some of the top institutes in India.
● National Law University, Delhi
● Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
● Symbiosis Law School, Pune (one of the best law colleges in Pune)
● Christ University, Bangalore
● Indian Law Society’s Law College, Pune
● National Law Institute University, Bhopal
● Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, etc.
Many more private and public colleges provide law courses. You can visit the institutes' websites to know more about the college, courses and other information.