Law is considered to be one of the most sought-after careers in India.  It is a career stream that candidates pursue at various levels like undergraduate level, postgraduate level, and doctorate level. It is a very popular profession and many big names such as Mahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, etc. have been associated with the legal profession. The scope of the law is very huge in our country. These days, the law is not just limited to becoming a lawyer or a judge, but there are myriads of opportunities in this stream that can be pursued by the aspirants.  

Here, in this blog, we will be discussing about the various Law Eligibility & Entrance Exams, Skills Required to become a legal professional, various law courses, law specializations, law subjects & syllabus, and scope in this stream.

Law Eligibility & Entrance Exams

There are various law colleges in India and each of them have different-different entrance exams associated with them. The most popular entrance exams are mentioned below:

CLAT: CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test and it is a national level examination conducted for enrolling students into various undergraduate law courses in the National Law Universities across India. Many other universities and colleges also offer admission based on the CLAT score of the students. This exam is conducted by the Consortium of NLUs which has its headquarters in NLSIU Bangalore.

AILET: AILET stands for All India Law Entrance Test and is conducted by the NLUD, i.e., National Law University of Delhi. The NLUD does not take admissions based on CLAT. This is a university-level exam and no other university except NLUD accepts the scores of this exam.

LSAT: LSAT stands for Law School Admission Test which is an entrance exam conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) to enroll candidates for admission in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) level courses at law colleges in India.

DU LLB: Delhi University LLB Entrance Exam is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) for enrolling students in 3-year LLB courses offered at Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I, and Law Centre-II of Delhi University.

Desired Skills for Law

Pursuing a career in law can be very challenging. It takes a toll on your emotions and tests your strength. Therefore, it is very crucial for the law aspirants to have the following skills.

  • Ability to argue on a topic
  • Ability to assimilate as well as analyze facts
  • Confidence
  • Communication Skills
  • Convincing skills
  • Fluency and clarity of speech
  • Intellect
  • Judgement of situation/people
  • Presentation skills
  • Interest in detail
  • Interest in research
  • Mental and physical stamina
  • Persuasion skills
  • Command over the language
  • Unbiased

Types of Law Courses

Course Syllabus
LLB Labour Law
Criminal Law
Law of Torts & Consumer Protection Act
Law of Evidence
Human Rights & International Law
Property Law
Legal Aids
Civil Procedure Code
Legal Writing
Code of Criminal Procedure
Land Laws (including ceiling and other local laws)
Optional Papers- Contract/ Trust/ Women & Law/ Criminology/ International Economics Law
Family Law
Professional Ethics
Constitutional Law
Arbitration Conciliation & Alternative
Environmental Law
Law of Contract
Interpretation of Statutes
Administrative Law
Company Law
Investment & Securities Law/ Law of Taxation/ Co-operative Law/ Banking Law including Negotiable Instruments Act Comparative Law/ Law of Insurance/ Conflict of Laws/ Intellectual Property Law
 Master of Laws (LLM) Core subjects
Law Social Transformation in India
Legal Research and Methodology
Judicial Process
Optional subjects to be taken in the three semesters Constitutional Law
Family Law
International Law
Contract and Insurance
Administrative Law
Business Administration
Labour Management Relations
Regulated Economy
Administration of Justice
Human Rights
Environmental Law
Intellectual Property Law,
Science and Technology
New Economic Law: WTO in Context
Alternate Dispute Resolution System
Master of Business Law (MBL) Contract Law    
Banking Law 
Corporate Law   
Industrial Relations Law 
Environmental Law
Investment Laws
Insurance Law
Law relating to Foreign Trade
Intellectual Property Law
Taxation of Corporations
MBL-LLM Research-Based Learning in Law: Models & Methods
Legal System & Democratic Governance: Comparative Perspective
Environmental Governance
Refugee & International Humanitarian Law
Intl. & Comparative Law of IPRs
Corporate Governance
Changing Conception of Justice & Globalised Legal Order Concept & Development of Human Rights
Changing Conception of Justice & Globalised Legal Order Financial Market Regulations
International Human Rights Law
International Trade Law
Electives International Criminal Law
Human Rights, Women & Development
Human Rights, Child & Development
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Regulation of Banking & Insurance
Taxation Law
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Regulation of Banking & Insurance
Law Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Regulation of Banking & Insurance

Certificate law courses: Certificate law courses are short-term programs whose duration ranges from two weeks to six months.      

Diploma law courses: Candidates can pursue diploma courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The duration of diploma or postgraduate diploma law courses usually ranges from one to three years.


Degree law courses: Candidates can get either an integrated law degree (for example BA LLB, BBA LLB, BSc LLB, BCom LLB etc) after passing Class XII or a general LLB degree after graduation. The time duration of an integrated LLB degree is around 5 years and that of a normal LLB degree is 3 years.

Law Syllabus (PG Courses)

Popular Law Specializations

  • Banking Law
  • Business Law
  • Civil Law
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Media Law
  • Mergers and Acquisition Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

Top Law Companies in India

  • Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
  • AZB & Partners
  • Desai & Diwanji
  • Economic Laws Practice
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & CO
  • Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
  • S&R Associates
  • Talwar Thakore & Associates
  • Trilegal

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