What is Law

What is Law?

Law can be explained as a system of regulations and rules that are created by an authority in a certain country or community, which when not followed, can result in some sort of punishment or penalty. Law can also be described as a brand of justice. Law is one of the most sought after and long-standing professions in India and has always been one of the most popular courses for Indian students to pursue. There are mainly four types of law which are criminal law, civil law, corporate law, and business law.

The main degrees in law are Bachelors of Law (LLB) and Masters of Law (LLM) which are offered by many prestigious institutions in both India and abroad. Students can also pursue specializations in law, which include Tax Law, Corporate Law, Real-Estate Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, IP Law, and many others.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Law

Eligibility Criteria For Undergraduate Law Course:

  • Must have cleared class 12th from a recognized board with at least 40% marks. 

  • Candidates that hold a Bachelor’s degree from any UGC recognized university are also eligible for the program.

Eligibility Criteria For Law Master’s Degree (Masters of Law (LLM))

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university/college.

  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying exam with a minimum aggregate of 45% . 

Entrance Exams for Law Courses

SET SLAT- The Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET SLAT) is organized by the Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune to help students in seeking admission in the university’s law courses.

LSAT- The Law Student Admission Test (LSAT) is the most popular entrance exam at the global level for law aspirants. It is conducted by the Law School Admission Council. It is a half-day standardized test held about seven times each year.

CLAT- Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance test in the area of law which is conducted by the National Law University at a national level in India. It is an offline examination and is widely accepted in most law institutions and colleges.

Scope of Law in India and Abroad

Scope of Law in India and Abroad

Law is one of the most sought after and most respected professions in the world. After a student graduates from Bachelors of Law (LLB), he or she can pursue teaching, start practicing the law under another senior lawyer on their own, work in a firm, work for a corporate company as legal contingency and can even go for higher studies and pursue Masters of Law (LLM). Doing LLM helps open up various career paths for the students as after completing the course, the person can work in magistrates and become judges.

Course Fees Law

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
3.00 K
L.L.B in Law at Savitri Devi Shankar Lal Mahavidyalaya, Allahabad
1.40 K
B.Com(Hons) in Law at Vishweshwar Singh Janta College, Rajnagar
28.77 Lakhs
B.B.A. L.L.B in Law at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
15.52 Lakhs
B.A. L.L.B in Law at The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
4.95 K
P.G.D in Law at KCE Societys SS Maniyar Law College, Jalgaon
1.73 K
L.L.M in Law at Hooghly Mohsin College, Chinsurah
14.00 Lakhs
M.B.A in Law at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
4.18 Lakhs
L.L.M in Law at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
30.00 K
Ph.D in Law at Galgotias University, Greater Noida
14.00 K
Ph.D in Law at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
6.64 Lakhs
Ph.D in Law at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
2.40 Lakhs
L.L.D in Law at Shyam University, Dausa
9.42 K
Diploma in Law at Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samajs New Law College, Ahmednagar
10.00 K
Diploma in Law at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
84.00 K
Diploma in Law at NIMS University, Jaipur
51.00 K
Diploma in Law at Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

Course Subjects

Law Subjects

The subjects taught to an aspiring student when he or she chooses to study law are: -

Careers in Law

Careers in Law

After a person graduates from the law, a variety of different career opportunities open up for him or her. A person can work in the different types of law which are civil law, criminal law, business law, or corporate law. Based on that choice, the person can choose whether he or she needs to decide whether they need to work for a law firm, join the practice of another lawyer, set up their shop, or work for a corporate organization. Studying law even further gives the students an option to work as magistrates.

Certifications for Law

Accredited Legal Professional
Professional Legal Secretary

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Law Job Profile

Mentioned below are a few job profiles that candidates can opt for after completing a course in law:  

Job profile

Job description

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel works in a company and kelps the important people in a company to make decisions and provides them with legal precautions and protections.

Government Lawyer

A government lawyer practices law for the government, helping the government in regulatory bodies and policy formation.

Legal Advisor

A legal advisor consults his or her clients on their unique legal issues and advises them on how to develop their plans.

Corporate Lawyer

Corporate lawyers are lawyers that practise law in a commercial capacity. They make sure that a company stays within the defined rules and regulations and see that the negotiations and transactions run smoothly.


The job of a lecturer is to deliver lectures and teach lessons to students in a college or university.

Law Top Recruiters

Many top law firms and many companies that require counsel while paying taxes need Law graduates and hire them. Some of the top recruiters that hire Law graduates are listed below:

  • Trilegal

  • Amarchand and Mangaldas and Suresh A Shroff Co.

  • S & R Associates

  • Khaitan and Co.

  • Desai and Diwanji

  • AZB and Partners

  • Talwar Thakore and Associates

  • Luthra and Luthra Law Offices

Required Skillset for Law

Skillsets Required for Law Field

Specific skills are required in a person to carry out a job in a good capacity. The skills required in a person to practice law efficiently and effectively are: -

  • Information Analysis – Taking up a job in the field of law requires a person to deal with an enormous amount of information, every shred of which needs to be properly analyzed and interpreted.

  • Research Skills – Research skills are extremely important as the job requires the person to do a lot of research. Doing research, the right way, and the correct interpretation of that research are essential to the job.

  • Self Confidence – The job requires a person to have a convincing attitude even in the worst of situations. This requires a great amount of self-confidence in the person.

  • Attention to detail – Accuracy and precision while delivering results is pivotal towards the success of a person’s legal career. The smallest of mistakes can cost a lot in this profession; everything should be flawless.

Course Curriculum for Law

Law Course Curriculum

The Bachelors of Legislative Law (LLB), is an undergraduate law course. If done directly after Senior Secondary, it is a five-year course, and if it is done after a student completes his or her bachelor’s degree, it is a three-year course. During this course, students are taught about the legal system and the laws in India.

The course includes regular theory classes, moot courts, tutorial work, and internships. The Master of Legislative Law (LLM) is a two-year postgraduate course in law. This course helps the students gain a much better perspective of the law.

Questions related to Law

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hlo sir ji...Kya GLC in Mumbai m... BALLB 5years ka course h....sir plzz tell me...

U. Janani 27th Feb, 2021

Hi Sunny!

Government Law College, Mumbai, does offer various Law Courses! They do not offer LL.B. 5 Year Course separately, but they offer an Integrated Course which is B.L.S. LL.B. 10 Year Course. First 2 Years are the Pre - Law Course. At completion of Third Year, you'll get the Bachelor of Legal Science (B.L.S.) Degree. On completing Fifth Year, you'll get LL.B. Degree!

Hope this is helpful!

All the best!


when will applications for AY 21-22 for 3 years LLB for the following colleges open ? 1. Symbiosis pune 2. BHU 3. GLC, Mumbai 4. ILS, Pune 5. DU Does anyone also know when the dates for Maharashtra CET are likely to open ?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 27th Feb, 2021


As of now there is no official notification released by concerned authorities pertaining to admission schedule for BHU UET or MAH CET LAW, though application form for SLAT has been released on 18th February, and last date to fill the form is 4th June, while exam will be conducted on 27th June, you can apply at https://set2021.ishinfosys.com/SETY2103/Register/Index.aspx?utm_source=careers360&utm_medium=traffic, to know more details regarding this visit our page at https://law.careers360.com/articles/slat For rest of the entrance test, you can stay updated by visiting their official website.


Hello, I wanted to know as to when will the registration for Mah cet law 3yr llb entrance test begin? for 2021.

Shubham Dhane 25th Feb, 2021


It is expected that the MHT CET 3 year 2021 application will be released around Third week of April, 2021 but there is no official notice yet. The officials have not yet declared the dates yet. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra will conduct MH CET law exam for admissions to 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB programmes offered by the law colleges in the state. Candidates may appear in the MH CET law exam by filling and submitting the application form which is released separately for 5-year LLB and 3-year LLB. The MH CET law 5-year LLB will be conducted tentatively around Fourth week of July 2021.


Law or management which is a better career option for a student after 12 th??

Neha Kanwar 23rd Feb, 2021

Hello Samiksha,

Law and management are two completely different fields and belong to different fields. Both of them have great career scope and opportunities ahead after completing Class 12.

So it is on you what you want to choose for your career. You must go as per your interest.

Hope it helps.

Good Luck!


what are the fees for 3yrs LL.B

darshita 9th Feb, 2021


BA LLB is primarily a 5 year integrated course in Law.

The average Bachelor of Laws [LLB] course fees ranges from INR 22,000-2,00,000 per annum. While this may vary from college to college depending on infrastructure, prestige and other factors, government and management quota also provide for a change in course fees.

NLUs, where the total fees to educate a lawyer come to as much as 2.47 lakh per year, dwarfing the fees charged by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).


If you want to know about specific college or state please mention below.

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