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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LL.B. AND LL.M.

Two of the most popular degrees in the highly significant and evergreen discipline of Law in India or abroad happen to be LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) and LL.M. (Master of Laws). These degrees offer a rather wide range of career opportunities in the Government as well as in the private sectors. The most prominent employment avenues among these include district and high courts, companies & corporate houses, law firms, government departments and judicial offices, schools & universities, NGOs, media, banking & finance, insurance, broadcasting, politics, etc.

This concise blog seeks to provide more information about these two popular law courses/degrees in India, including the major difference between LL.B. and LL.M., and also about the procedure of admissions to these courses in India, the north India in particular. The following points help in differentiating the two legal courses in India (or abroad):

· The LL.B. (Latin: Legum Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate law degree, regarded as being the very first step towards becoming a qualified lawyer. After achieving LL.B., law students are eligible to start practicing in the legal sector or pursue the post graduate course of LL.M.

· The duration of the LL.B. course in India is three years, and its curriculum covers the most significant disciplines of law (the seven core modules), which are helpful to purse a career in law . Thus, the LL.B. degree is the minimum/basic qualification to practice law. The equivalent degree of this LL.B. degree is B.A. LL.B. which is of 5 years.

· The LL.M. (Latin Legum Magister) is the postgraduate degree in law. This postgraduate law course offers knowledge and expertise in certain desired areas/segments such as Civil Law, Criminal Law, Business/Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, and so on. Hence, the LLM degree is not compulsory to become a professional lawyer. However, it is certainly very beneficial in the concerned area of the legal sector.

· The duration of LL.M. is majorly one year in India and at some universities it is of 2 years as well. Its curriculum covers various aspects of research and its allied areas with specific stream of law.

· The minimum qualification for admission to the LL.B. course is (10+2) standard or its equivalent. On the other hand, for admission to LL.M. course, the minimum eligibility qualification is LL.B./B.A. LL.B. or its equivalent

Why is Asian Law College (ALC), Noida is one of the Best Law College in India for law aspirants?
For a law aspirant in India, to pursue a course in law, there is whole list of national law universities, colleges & institutes spread across the country to choose from. And, in case a law aspirant is looking forward to pursue their law degree from a top law college in Delhi NCR, they may consider Asian Law College (ALC) located in Sector 125 at Noida.

Ranked amongst ‘‘10 Best Law Institute in India’ by The Knowledge Review and rated as ‘10 Most Promising Law Colleges in India 2018’ by Higher Education Review, Asian Law College, Noida is a part of Delhi NCR-based largest centre for media education in Asia, the Asian Education Group (AEG). Set up with a mission to promote excellence in the field of legal education and to fulfill the ever increasing demand of quality legal professionals for a growing legal world, Asian Law College is approved by Bar Council of India and presently offers 5-year B.A.-LL.B. & 3-year LL.B. courses in affiliation with Ch. Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut.

Providing an international edge to its flagship law programmes B.A.LL.B. & LL.B., Asian Law College has an exclusive tie up with Faculty of Law of the prestigious University of Cape Town, South Africa whereby ALC students of B.A.LL.B / LL B. International Program have the unique opportunity of getting an enriching international exposure with Eight Day Fully paid educational trip to the beautiful city of Cape Town where they will undergo a practical workshop on International Law and Legal Framework at the University of Cape Town Campus. This trip is a perfect blend of learning and fun in a global landscape where students will witness the practical aspects of International Law and also enjoy local sightseeing.

In addition to the core programmes, ALC provides the additional diplomas/certifications in Cyber Law from Asian School of Cyber law , IPR from Enhellion , Media & Entertainment Law from AAFT, Corporate Legal Communication which enhances the value of the traditional law degree and helps the student’s resume stand-out of the crowd.

Apart from several other advantageous features like state-of-the-art Moot Court and Academic Visits to Supreme Court, Parliament & varied Legal Firms – Asian Law College also has an In-house ‘Judicial Coaching Academy’ (ALC-JCA) for effective Judicial Services Examination preparation.

Thus, these outstanding features make Asian Law College (ALC), Noida one of the best law college in India for aspiring law students!

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