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The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Legislative Law (BSc LLB) is an integrated law course that candidates can pursue right after their Class 12. BSc LLB course is of five years duration. As part of a BSc LLB course, candidates are taught Science subjects such as Chemistry, Electronic Devices, Biotechnology etc, and thereafter aspirants are taught law subjects like Civil Law, Labour Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Patent Law and the likes.

The maximum duration in which candidates need to complete BSc LLB course is eight years. The mode of imparting education as part of the BSc LLB course is through classroom teaching as well as through case studies and moot courts. 

BSc LLB Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are eligible to pursue a BSc LLB course if they have completed their 10+2 from a recognised board. Apart from this, most popular law colleges also state that in order to be eligible to apply for BSc LLB course, the candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ Specially abled person categories should have secured at least 45% marks at their 10+2 level and the percentage fixed for SC/ ST category is 40%.

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

Law Entrance Exams in India for BSc LLB Course

Most popular law colleges/ universities in India conduct an entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in BSc LLB course offered by them. Some subjects/ topics from which questions are asked in a BSc LLB entrance exam are – General Knowledge, English Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Logical Reasoning as well as Legal Aptitude. Candidates can go through some popular law entrance exams for BSc LLB course admissions below:

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Law School Admission Test India (LSAT India)

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law (MH CET Law)

Kerala Law Entrance Exam (KLEE)

UPES Law School Admission Test 

TS LAWCET

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

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Required Skills for BSc LLB Course

BSc LLB course requires aspirants to have good communication skills as well as good retention power. Some key skills that aspirants should possess in order to perform well in BSc LLB course are listed below:

Fluency

Clarity of speech

Ability to work long hours

Objectivity

Good judgement of situation/people

Persuasiveness

Hard working

Confidence

Interest in Research

Integrity

Intellect

Ability to assimilate and analyse facts

Convincing power

Good presentation skills

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BSc LLB Subjects and Syllabus

The topics taught as part of the BSc LLB course may vary from college to college. However, some common topics that aspirants are taught as part of their BSc LLB course curriculum are listed below:

Electronic Devices, Circuits and IC Technology

Concepts of Chemistry

Introductory Biotechnology and Cell Biology

Digital Electronics: Microprocessors and Interfaces

Tools and Techniques of Biotechnology

Telecom Engineering Fundamentals, Data and Wireless Communication

Polymer Chemistry

Genetics, Immunology and Molecular Biotechnology

Programming Fundamentals & Data Base Management System

Physical Pharmacy

Microbial Biotechnology and Fermentation Technology

Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Plant and Animal Biotechnology

Information Theory, Coding and Network Programming

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Genetic Engineering and Genomics

Internet, E-Commerce, Multimedia Tools & Information System Security

Legal Method

Law of Contract-I

English and Legal Language

History

Law of Contract-II

Techniques of Communication, Client Interviewing & Counseling

Business Law

Family law-I

Constitutional Law-I

Law of Crimes-I

Advocacy Skills

Law of Torts and Consumer Protection

Family Law-II

Constitutional Law-II

Law of Crimes-II

Administrative Law

Code of Civil Procedure-I

Code of Criminal Procedure-I

Law of Evidence

Corporate Law

Jurisprudence-I

Human Right Law

Code of Civil Procedure-II

Code of Criminal Procedure –II 

Public International Law

Investment and Competition Law 

Property Law

Jurisprudence-II

Land Laws

Laws and Technology

Intellectual Property Right

Labor Law-I

Alternative Dispute Resolution 

International Trade Law

Law, Poverty and Development

Women & Law

Air & Space Law

Election Law

International Commercial Law

Legal Ethics and Court Craft

Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing

BSc LLB Job Opportunities and Recruiters

After completing an integrated BSc LLB course, candidates are offered many job opportunities. Some popular job profiles that candidates can pursue after securing a BSc 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.

BSc LLB Top Recruiters

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

  • Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
  • AZB & Partners
  • Khaitan & CO
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
  • Trilegal
  • S&R Associates
  • Economic Laws Practice
  • Desai & Diwanji
  • Talwar Thakore & Associates

FAQs related to BSc LLB Course

Q: How is BSc LLB different from LLB course after BSc degree completion? 

A: The major differences between both BSc LLB and an LLB degree after completing BSc course is course duration, syllabus and, separate degrees and certificates. The differences could be understood from the table below:
Features BSc LLB degree LLB degree after BSc course
Course duration  The total course duration for this degree is five-years Three years for BSc degree and three years for LLB degree
Course curriculum Incorporation of science and law specialisations

Science subjects for BSc and law subjects for LLB degree

Certificates  Single degree certificate  Separate certificates for BSc and LLB degree

Q: What law specialisations are available in BSc LLB course?

A: In the curriculum of BSc LLB course, each semester covers different law specialisations such as administrative law, constitutional law, criminal law, business law, the law of torts, environmental law and more. 

Q: What is a better option LLB after BSc or a five-year integrated BSc LLB course? 

A: Both the degrees i.e. an LLB after BSc course and a five-year integrated LLB degree are the better options. However, it depends on the qualifications and interests of the candidates as well. If the candidate has just passed the class 12th examination then he/ she should prefer a five-year integrated LLB course. Whereas, candidates who want to study Bachelor of Science first then their only option would be an LLB degree.

Q: Which are the law entrance exams in India for admissions to BSc LLB course? 

A: For admissions to BSc LLB degree, candidates should appear in CLAT, LSAT India, MH CET Law, TS LAWCET, APLAWCET etc.

Q: What are some good colleges for BSc LLB course?

A: Among the top law colleges offering BSc LLB course are The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, UPES School of Law, etc. 

Popular B.Sc. LL.B Colleges in India

Following are the most popular B.Sc. LL.B Colleges in India. Learn more about these B.Sc. LL.B colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
16 Courses
1.88 K - 4.25 L
6.7 - 15 LPA
4.55

#1 NIRF

9 Courses
30 K - 4.28 L
7 - 18 LPA
3.82

#2 NIRF

34 Courses
12 K - 8.3 L
8.5 - 16.5 LPA
3.39

#3 NIRF

6 Courses
1.9 L - 12.04 L
14.5 LPA
4.213

#6 NIRF

15 K - 8.92 L
3.6 - 10 LPA
4.323

#9 NIRF

Popular Private B.Sc. LL.B Colleges in India

2.66 L - 19.98 L
2.75 - 3.69 LPA
3.652

#25 NIRF

5 K - 5.53 L

Top 10 in Gujarat

40 K - 4 L
1.8 - 8.8 LPA
1.32

#30 Outlook

1.3 L - 16.45 L
3.942

#18 Outlook

3 Courses
3.59 L

Popular B.Sc. LL.B Specializations in India

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