LL.M.

LLM is a post-graduate degree in Law. The program imparts the students with a specialization in multiple legal sub-streams, and enables them to become professionals in the field of law and legal affairs of the country. The duration of the programme is 2 years. However, there are a few universities such as Symbiosis Law School, Pune, that offer a one-year LL.M. program. The duration of LLM programme may vary according to the institutes. On a successful completion of LLM course, law graduates are rewarded with career opportunities in various sectors as Lawyers, Legal consultants, Indian Legal Services, Advisors, Solicitor, Legal Writer, and more.

LLM eligibility: 

  • The basic eligibility to pursue LLM is an undergraduate law degree from any recognized university. 

  • A minimum percentage requirement for the LLM course is fixed by colleges. 

  • However, candidates need secure at least 55% aggregate marks at the graduation level in order to be eligible to secure admission in LLM course offered by them.

LLM Specialization: 

Candidates can pursue LLM in several specializations such as- 

  • Civil Law     

  • Tax Law       

  • Criminal Law       

  • Corporate Law      

  • Commercial Law       

  • International Law       

  • Labour Law     

  • Real Estate Law

  • Patent Law       

  • Competition Law       

  • Intellectual

  • Property Law      

  • Mergers and Acquisition Law

  • Tax Law     

  • Administrative Law

  • Banking Law

  • Business Law

  • Company Law      

  • Constitutional Law       

  • Consumer Law       

  • Contract Law      

  • Cyber Law       

  • Education Law        

  • Energy Law      

  • Entertainment & Media Law      

  • Environment Law       

  • Family Law      

  • Healthcare Law       

  • Telecommunications Law, etc.

Course Highlight:

Level of the Course

Post-Graduation

Duration

2 years (may vary)

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in the stream of law or social science with minimum aggregate as per the institute’s requirement.

Entrance Tests

CLAT, AILET, LSAT India, MH CET Law

dmission Process:

  • Candidates must have completed their LL.B/B.L. Degree/5 Year LL.B. Degree course under 10+2+5 from a recognized university.

  • Candidates must hold least minimum aggregate marks as per institute’s requirement.

  • Candidates must seek admission through entrance test held by the institute/university.

  • Candidates are shortlisted based on the result of the entrance test.

  • However, some institutes practice the tie-breaking round in case of equal mark scores.

  • Final shortlist candidates are called for counseling after which colleges are allotted.

Top Colleges providing LLM course in India:

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

  • LLM in Business Law

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics

  • Master in Business Law

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

  • BA LLB Honors

  • Post-Graduation Diploma in Cyber Law

  • PG Diploma in Patent Law

  • LLM in Corporate and Commercial law

  • Post-Graduation Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing Law

  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property Rights

  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Humanitarian Laws

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Media Laws

  • Ph.D. in Law

  • LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law

  • LL.M. in Public Law and Legal Theory

  • LL.M. in Legal Consumer Law and Practice

  • LLM in Legal Pedagogy

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

  • M.S. in Cyber Law and Information Security

  • LL.M. in Human Rights

  • LL.M. in Criminal Law

  • LL.M. in Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Business Law

  • LL.M. in Business Law

  • Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Rights

  • Ph.D. in Law

National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

  • LLM

  • M PHIL

  • PhD

ILS Law College – Pune

  • Diploma is Taxation Laws

  • Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare

  • Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence and Forensic Science

  • Diploma in Corporate Laws

  • LLM

  • LLB

  • Diploma in Human Rights and Law

  • Diploma in Housing Laws

  • Diploma in Media, Law and Civil Society

  • Diploma in Competition Laws

  • Diploma in Corporate International Taxation

  • Certificate in Energy Laws in India

National Law University – Jodhpur

  • LLM in Corporate Laws

  • LLM in Intellectual Property Rights

  • LLM in International Trade Law

  • LLM in Banking and Finance

  • LLM in Cyber Law and Cyber Security

Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune

  • Diploma Programmes in Law

  • Post Graduate Diploma Programmes in Law

  • Certificate Programmes in Law

Gujarat National Law University – Gandhinagar

  • LLM in Corporate and Business Law

  • Diploma in Internet Law and Policy

  • LLM in Intellectual Property Laws

  • LLM in constitutional and Administrative Law

  • LLM in International Comparative Law

  • LLM in Criminal and Security laws

  • LLM in Public Policy Law and Governance and various Diploma and PG Diploma Courses

Amity Law School – Delhi

  • LL.M. - Tax Law

  • LL.M. - Medical & Health Law

  • LL.M. - Media & Entertainment Law

  • LL.M. - International Trade & Economic Law

  • LLM - International Environmental Law

  • Ph.D. in Law (Part Time)

Top Colleges providing LLM course Abroad:

Harvard Law School:

  • Juris Doctors (JD)

  • LLM and S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science)

  • However, the curriculum features more than 430 courses and seminars each year.

  • Students Intake- 180 seats

Faculty of Law- Oxford University

  • Master in Civil Law and Magister Juris

  • Master in law and finance

  • MSc in Criminology and criminal justice International human right law

  • Students Intake- 130 seats

Faculty of Law- University of Cambridge

  • Master’s Degree in Corporate Law

  • PhD (Doctorate in Law)

Yale Law School

  • Juris Doctors (JD)

  • Doctor of Juridical Science

  • LLM

  • Master of Studies in Law

  • Ph.D in law.

  • Other 180 courses

  • Students Intake: 650 students

New York University (NYU) - Law

  • Offers 329 courses within 11 areas of study

  • Juris Doctors (JD)

  • LLM

  • Doctor of Juridical Science

Stanford Law School

  • Juris Doctors (JD)

  • Over 27 joint degrees.

  • Doctor of Juridical Science

  • Students Intake: 180 students

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - Law department

  • LLM Master of Laws

  • Executive LLM

  • MSc Law and Accounting

  • MSc Law

  • Anthropology and Society

Melbourne Law School (MLS)

  • 35 courses within three programs: JD, Master’s and research programs.

University of Chicago Law School

  • Juris Doctors (JD)

  • Doctor of Juridical Science

  • LLM

University of California, Berkeley (UCB) law

  • Juris Doctors (JD)

  • Doctor of Juridical Science

  • LLM

  • M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Career Prospects after LLM:

In an age where law plays an important role in every areas of our daily life, it has evidently become an inseparable part of the community. The involvement of legal acts in the functioning domains has made law a very demanding career choice. A specialized degree in law is very important in a world where competition has become a volcanic tide. Therefore, LL.M degree is a crucial need for securing a bright and promising future. Individuals on completing their law degree can find themselves in the legal fields of both Public and Private sectors. Some of them include Media and Publishing houses, Courthouses, NGO , International Organizations like UNO or UNICEF, FMCG, Real Estate, Law Firms, Consultancies , Finance, Corporate, etc.


FAQs

Question: Can LLM degree be pursued in distance mode?

Answer: No, an LLM degree cannot be pursued in distance mode or online mode. 


Question: How to take admission to NLU for the LLM programme?

Answer: Candidates have to appear for the CLAT exam and meet the cut-off marks criteria for admission to 22 NLUs in India. However, for admission to NLU Delhi, candidates have to appear and qualify the AILET exam. 


Question: Can a candidate pursue LLM without an LLB degree? 

Answer: No, as per the eligibility criteria of LLM, candidates should hold an LLB degree from a recognized law college or university.


Question: What is the duration of the LLM course?

Answer: LLM is offered as a two-year course. However, many colleges offer a one-year LLM program as well.

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