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LLM

L.L.M. - Master of Law 

Master of law also widely known as the LLM programme. LLM full form is 'Latin Legum Magister'. "LL" is short for "laws."  It is a two-year postgraduate course in the field of law. Graduates who have pursued Bachelor of Law (LL.B) and want to run after specific specialisations in the field of law can take up LLM programmes. The course is planned to issue education regarding symbol and trademark law practice in India and across the world. Candidates sign up in these programmes also learn about various international treaties, agreements and conventions. The Master of Law  is the basic professional degree for admission into legal practice. Law students and professionals pursue an LLM course to gain expertise in a specialized field of law. Graduation requirements for an LLM program vary depending on the respective university guidelines. Many LLM programs combine both coursework and research. Also, a part-time Master of Laws  program is available for professionals who wish to complete their LLM while working as a full-time professional.

Skill Set:

Interest in Research

Clarity of Speech

Fluency in Language

Ability to argue on a topic

Interest in detail

Confidence

Objectivity

Intellect

Good presentation skills

Integrity

Persuasiveness

Mental and physical stamina

Course Highlights:

Course Level

Post Graduation

Full Form

Masters of Legislative Laws

Duration

2 years

Examination Type

Semester System

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in the stream of law with an aggregate of 55% or above

Admission Process

Through Law Entrance Tests like CLAT, AILET, LSAT, etc.

Average Course Fee

INR 1,80,000

Average Annual Salary

INR 8,00,000-15,00,000

Top Recruiting Areas

Courts, Top law firms, Counsel and Corporate houses

Top Recruiting Organizations

High court, Supreme court, High State court, AZB and partners, Quislex Legal Services, Pangea 3 global services, Clutch Group, etc.

Top Job Profiles

Lawyer, Judge, Notary, Oath Administrator, Legal Advisor, Legal Counsel, etc

Eligibility Criteria:

Admission Process:

Entrance Exams :

Subjects and Syllabus:

Course

Syllabus

 

LLM (Business Law)

 

· Law and Social Transformation in India

· Indian Constitutional Law: The New Challenges

· Judicial Process

· Legal Education and Research Methodology

· Law of Industrial and Intellectual Property

· Environmental Law

· International Trade Law

· Business Law

· Insurance Law

· Legal Regulation of Economic Enterprises

· Law Relating to Regulatory Authorities

· Commercial Arbitration

· Alternate Dispute Resolution & Securities Law

 

LLM (Constitutional Law)

 

· Law and Social Transformation in India

· Constitutionalism: Pluralism & Federalism

· Indian Constitutional Law- The New Challenges

· National Security, Public Order and Rule of Law

· Judicial Process

· Mass Media Law

· Research Methodology

· Human Rights

· Dissertation

· Administrative Law

· Administrative Process and Judicial Control

 

LLM (Criminal Law)

 

· Theories of Law

· Research Methodology

· Banking Law

· Corporate Jurisprudence

· Legal Concepts

· Legislative Process

· Corporate Law

· Life and Fire Insurance

· Judicial Process

· Law of Intellectual Property

· Competition Law

· Consumer Law

 

LLM (Family Law)

 

· Family Law I – System Scope Sources and Schools

· Family Law II – Marriage and Matrimonial Remedies

· Comparative Public Law

· Law and Justice in Globalizing World

· Legal English and Research Methodology

· Foreign Business Language

· Family Law III – Nuclear and Extended Family Rights 

· Family Law IV – Penal Laws on Family Affairs

· Family Law V – Family Property and Succession

· Family Law VI – Family Disputes Resolution

· Foreign Business Language

 

LLM (Human Rights)

 

· Concept & Classification of Rights

· Concept of Human Rights

· Concept of Human Duties

· Dialectics of Human Rights

· Emerging Concept of Human Rights

· Human Duties, Responsibilities & its Effectuation

· International Obligation

· Human Rights & Criminal Justice

· Jurisprudence & Human Rights: Lego Philosophical perspectives

· Constitutional Governance of Human Rights in India

· Refugee Law

· Human Rights and International & Regional Perspectives: Implementation Mechanism

· International Humanitarian Law

· People’s Rights to Self-determination

· Dissertation Research

 

LLM International Trade Law

 

· Introduction International Trade Law

· Law and Practice in International Banking and Commercial Payments

· World Trade Law

· Marine Insurance

· Charter Parties: Law and Practice

· e-Commerce

· International Litigation and Arbitration

Top Colleges:

Some of the top law colleges in India according to the NIRF 2019 Ranking offering LLM course:

NIRF Ranking

College Name

Location

Average Total Fees

Average Placement Offer

1

National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

Bangalore

INR 2,50,000

INR 15,00,000

2

National Law University (NLU)

New Delhi

INR 1,40,000

INR 15,00,000

3

NALSAR University of Law

Hyderabad

INR 1,20,000

INR 14,00,000

4

IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur

INR 3,19,000

INR 6,00,000

5

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Science (NUJS)

Kolkata

INR 1,44,000

INR 15,00,000

7

Symbiosis Law School

Pune

INR 1,65,000

INR 8,00,000

8

JamiaMilliaIslamia

New Delhi

INR 18,000

INR 6,00,000

9

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar

INR 1,20,000

INR 8,00,000

10

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala

INR 1,30,000

INR 6,00,000

13

Indian Law Institute (ILI)

New Delhi

INR 92,000

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Distance LLM:

Master of Laws distance learning is offered to those candidates who do not discover time to go for full-time classes. A large number of colleges in India offer distance learning or correspondence courses in Master of Laws. 

Career Options and Job Prospects:

Some law profiles that LL.M graduates can take up:

Other Popular Courses:

Job Profile

Description

Average Salary

Advocate

Advocate is a key profession in the legal career in India. He must have a lot of knowledge of the laws and plenty of experience in human behaviour and psychology.

INR 6 LPA

Magistrate/Judge

It is the most cherished position in legal career or in the judicial system in India.

INR 12.10 LPA

Notary

Notary, also known as Notary Public. S/he is a qualified and experienced lawyer appointed by the state or central government recommended by the court.

INR 3 LPA

Oath Commissioner

Oath Commissioner all known as Commissioner of Oath is a freshly qualified lawyer appointed by the Registrar of High Court under the provisions of Law.

INR 4 LPA

Trustee

A Trustee is under a legal obligation to administer a property for a specified purpose.

INR 4 LPA

Legal Document Reviewer

A Legal Document Reviewer/Derivative’s job is to negotiate and review various kinds of legal documents and draft responses, ancillary documents etc.

INR 6 LPA

Legal Consultant/Associate

A Legal Consultant/Associate assists in contract summarization, contract management, legal research, drafting, litigation and research related projects.

INR 6 LPA