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BLS LLB or Bachelor of Legal Science & Bachelor of Legislative Law is a five years integrated course in law which aspirants can pursue right after their Class 12. BLS LLB course is similar to BA LLB and BBA LLB course in the view that candidates receive two separate degrees on completion of the course, which is, BLS as well as LLB. However, the only difference between these law courses is that in a BLS LLB course aspirants are taught all the topics from a legal point of view right from the beginning which is not the case in a BA LLB or a BBA LLB course.

In the first two years of a BLS LLB course, aspirants are taught subjects such as Economics, History, Political ScienceEnglish and Legal Language and in the remaining three years of the course, candidates are taught subjects like Contracts, Constitution, Family lawLabour Laws etc.

As part of an integrated BLS LLB course, candidates have imparted education not only through classroom teaching methods but also by means of case studies and moot courts. 

BLS LLB Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates are eligible to pursue a BLS LLB course if they have completed their 10+2 from a recognised board. Apart from this, most popular law colleges also fix an additional (minimum) marks requirement that candidates need to fulfil in order to be eligible to apply for BLS LLB course offered by them. Thus, candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ Specially abled person categories need to secure at least 45% marks at their 10+2 level in order to pursue a BLS LLB course and the minimum percentage fixed for SC/ ST category is 40%.

There are no age limit criteria that candidates need to fulfil in order to apply for BLS LLB course admissions.

Skillsets for BLS LLB

BLS LLB course requires aspirants to be hardworking and extremely fluent in any language Hindi/ English. Some key skills that aspirants should possess in order to perform well in a BLS LLB course are listed below:

Fluency

Clarity of speech

Confidence

Hard-working

Ability to assimilate and analyse facts

Interest in Research

Ability to work long hours

Objectivity

Good judgement of situation/people

Persuasiveness

Integrity

Intellect

Convincing power

Good presentation skills

BLS LLB Syllabus 

The BLS LLB syllabus will differ from college to college. However, some basic areas that are covered in this course are as follows:

English

Economics

Logic

History

Political Science

Legal Writing And Legal Language

History Of Courts

Sociology

Contract Law

Labour Laws

Torts And Consumer Protection Laws

Legal Language Including Legal Writing & General English

Law of Crimes

Constitutional Law

Family Law

Environmental Laws

Administrative Law

Criminal Procedure Code,

Transfer Of Property Act And Easement Act

Company Law

Jurisprudence

Taxation Law

Land Laws

Bankruptcy Laws

Juvenile Justice Act And Probation Of Offenders Act

Civil Procedure Code And Limitation Act

Law And Medicine

Interpretation Of Statutes

Public International Law And Human Rights

Alternate Dispute Resolution System

Law of Evidence

Banking Laws And Negotiable Instruments Act

Law of Insurance

Intellectual Property Law

Conflict of Laws

Law Relating To Women & Children

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Top Law Entrance Exam for BLS LLB

Most popular colleges and law universities in India conduct an entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in BLS LLB course offered by them. Some popular subjects/ topics from which questions are asked in BLS LLB entrance exams are – English, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics and Legal Aptitude. Although popular law entrance exams like CLAT are not directly conducted to shortlist aspirants for admission in a BLS LLB course, many colleges in India accept CLAT scores/ ranks for admission in BLS LLB course offered by them. Candidates can go through some popular law entrance exams for BLS LLB course admissions below:

CLAT

MHCET Law

AP LAWCET

TS LAWCET

Aspirants can go through the list of other popular law entrance exams here.

BLS LLB Colleges 

The five-year LLB course is offered at the following law colleges in India:

Colleges offering BLS LLB course

GLC Mumbai

Oriental College of Law

Rizvi Law College

Shree LR Tiwari College of Law

St. Wilfred's College of Law

Anand Vishwa Gurukul

Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law

Shri Shivaji Law College

Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Law

Balasaheb Thackeray Law College

SVKM's Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai

St. Rocks College

Children Welfare Centre Law College

Lords Universal College

Vidya Pratishthan'S Vasantrao Pawar Law College

MGM Law College

Asmita College of Law

Hindi Vidya Prachar Samiti's College of Law

Habib Educational and Welfare Society's M.S. College of Law

Nari Gursahani Law College

Bharati Vidyapeeth's Yashwantrao Chavan Law College, Karad

Adv. Datta Patil College of Law

Bharati Vidyapeeth's New Law College, Kolhapur

IBSAR School of Law

BLS LLB Job Opportunities

After completing an integrated BLS LLB course, candidates are offered many job opportunities. Some popular job profiles that candidates can pursue after securing a BLS LLB degree are as mentioned below:

Job Profile

Job Description

Lawyer

In this job profile, one needs to advise and represent clients in civil as well as criminal cases. Lawyers present cases in the court of law and take part in all proceedings and hearings.

Solicitor

In such a job profile an individual usually specialises in a specific area of law like tax, litigation, family or property. Solicitors offer legal advice to private as well as commercial clients.

Advocate

In such a job profile one needs to do a lot of research work to gather factual data as well as physical evidence to support their claim. Apart from this, other responsibilities allocated to advocates include scrutinising and drafting contracts.

Legal Advisor

Candidates opting to work in such a job profile are also lawyers who specialise in a specific field of law. Legal advisors are usually hired by governments as well as large organisations/ companies. The main task of a legal advisor is to protect their clients from any legal implication or consequence.

Teacher or Lecturer

After completing an LLB degree candidates can also teach law at the college or university level.

Top Legal Firms for BLS LLB Job Opportunities:

The top legal firms that are known to hire law graduates are listed below:

  1. Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
  2. AZB & Partners
  3. Khaitan & CO
  4. J Sagar Associates
  5. Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
  6. Trilegal
  7. S&R Associates
  8. Economic Laws Practice
  9. Desai & Diwanji
  10. Talwar Thakore & Associates

FAQs for BLS LLB 

Q. What is a BLS LLB course?

A. A BLS LLB course is a five-year integrated law course with its main focus on core law topics. 

Q. How is BLS LLB different from LLB course?

A. An LLB degree is offered as a three-year law course, whereas the BLS LLB course is of five-years duration. An LLB course is can be pursued after completion of a bachelor degree, whereas the BLS LLB courses can be pursued right after Class 12th. 

Q. Where can I study BLS LLB course?

A. There are many good colleges including, GNLU Gandhinagar and, the Government Law College, Mumbai offering admissions to BLS LLB course. 

Q. Is there any age limit criteria for BLS LLB course?

A. No, there is no age limit criteria for admission to law courses, as per the regulations laid down by the Bar Council of India for legal education.

Q. How is the BA LLB course different from BLS LLB course?

A. Both, BA LLB and BLS LLB courses are the five-year LLB courses, however, the course curriculum of both the subjects are different. The course curriculum of the BA LLB course includes 

Q. What are some good colleges for BLS LLB course?

A. Listed below are some good colleges for BLS LLB course:
  • GNLU Gandhinagar 
  • GLC Mumbai
  • Balasaheb Thackeray Law College
  • MGM Law College
  • IBSAR School of Law
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Law College
  • SVKM's Pravin Gandhi College of Law

Q. Is BLS LLB a three-year LLB course?

A. No, the law course is offered for a duration of five-years comprising 10 semesters. 

Q. How much is the fee for BLS LLB course?

A. The course fee of BLS LLB course is different for all colleges, however, it ranges from Rs 4 Lakh to 10 Lakh. 

Q: What are some job profiles that I can pursue after completing the BLS LLB course?

A: Candidates can become Lawyers, solicitors, advocates, Legal Advisor, Teachers/Lecturers, etc.

Q: What is the course structure of BLS LLB?

A: BLS LLB is a 5 year course. Basically, in the first 2 years candidates learn about the 'Pre - Law' course. After completion of the 3 years of the course the candidates het the degree of BLS. On completion of the entire 5 year candidates get BLS and LLB degree both.

Q: Is BA LLB better than BLS LLB?

A: This depends on the need of the aspirants. However, BA LLB degree is more popular among the aspirants.

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Comments

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Vaishnavi Singh

2022-01-28 22:06:19

Can I know how to get admission in B.L.S. LLB. course in Mumbai, Marathi medium?

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Amit kushwaha

Beginner-Level 2

3 days ago

You can get admission to one of the prestigious colleges of Mumbai by writing the MH-CET exam. The mode of this exam is in also Marathi and there is a reservation for Maharashtra students.

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