Which is better 5 Year Law Course or 3 Year Law Course?

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Post Category : Law

12/27/2018 5:05:24 PM

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Which is better 5 Year Law Course or 3 Year Law Course?

Law has emerged as a sought after career option for thousands of students. But which is better- 5 Year Law Course or 3 Year Law Course? Here in this blog we will try to solve this puzzle.

Law has emerged as a sought after career option for thousands of students. The opportunities and the legal structure in our country has undergone a strategic change over the few decades, now-a-days the law aspirants not only confine themselves to the limited space of court rooms but mark their presence in various corporate houses, law firms, law agencies, litigation, administrative services and many more places.

In India the LLB Course is available in two formats–

· 5 year integrated LLB for class 12th pass outs

· 3 year LLB course for graduates from any stream

5 year integrated LLB course is suitable for those students who prefer and have a solid interest for a legal career right from the start. Some of the top universities which offer 5 year integrated LLB course are:

· National Law University, Delhi
· National Law School of India University, Bangalore
· Amity Law School, Delhi
· University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
· Symbiosis Law School, Pune
· National Law Institute University, Bhopal
· National Law University, Jodhpur
· National Law University, Odisha
· Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
· ILS Law College, Pune
· Government Law College, Mumbai
· National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
· Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
· University Law College, Bangalore University
· New Law College Pune, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University

3 year LLB course offers another chance to all those who either missed out opportunity to pursue law or couldn’t make up their mind after class 12th. Through 3 year LLB course one gets the chance to have a taste of the best of both worlds i.e., one has the experience of two degrees and two colleges which the 5 year course would fail in providing. Some of the top universities which offer 3 year LLB course are:

· Faculty of Law, Delhi University
· Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
· Symbiosis Law College, Pune
· Government Law College, Mumbai
· ILS Law College, Pune
· University College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad
· Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Eligibility Criteria

5 year integrated LLB course- Any student who has passed Class 12 with 50% marks is eligible to write CLAT, AILET, LSAT. Then on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination , students get admitted to the course.

3 year LLB course- Any student who has a graduation degree with 50% marks is eligible to write the entrance examination like CLAT, AILET, LSAT.

The course structure of both the courses is almost similar and include topics such as intellectual property rights, criminal law, international law, family law etc. except in the 5 year course the students start with the basics depending upon the course they have opted for like BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.COM LLB, while in the 3 year course the subjects covers the advance level of the subjects in the course.

The institutes offering the five-year LLB, particularly at the NLUs have a well structured professional placement programme and place their graduates in national and international law firms, corporate legal departments and consulting companies, in much better way; but the three-year LLB course is mostly offered by the traditional universities and do not have very active placement service.

There are positives and negatives to both the courses, it’s you who has to choose the course according to the requirements and suitability options.