(B.A., LL.B.) vs. (B.Com, LL.B.) vs (B.B.A., LL.B.)

There was a time when education in Law meant a 3 year LL.B. program after graduation. The trend has changed now, and students interested in law opt for a 5-year program--(B.A., LL.B.) or (B.B.A., LL.B.) or (B.Com., LL.B.) or (B.Sc., LL.B.)- from one of the NLUs (National Law Universities) or elsewhere. There are as many as 20 NLUs in the country now, and many of them offer courses other than (B.A., LL.B.) program. As many as 4 NLUs offer (B.B.A., LL.B.) program and 2 NLUs offer (B.Com. LL.B.) program.

Of these an integrated LLB degree with Commerce or Business is definitely a better option in comparison with (B.A., LL.B.). In my opinion, (B.B.A., LL.B.) is even better than (B.Com., LL.B.) as the former is more industry oriented whereas the latter is more academic in nature and thus suits those students who wish to get into academics. The rationale is that many students, after graduating in Law, start working for some law firm or corporate. In fact, a good percentage of young lawyers opt for a career in the corporate world.

Admission in 18 of the 20 NLUs is through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). NLU Delhi has its own entrance All India Law Entrance Test (AILET). HPNLU will also conduct its own test HPNET in 2017.

Please go through the following links of different NLUs to get an idea about the curriculum of a few programs.

  1. (B.Sc., LL.B.) from NUJS Kolkata http://www.nujs.edu/nujs-admissions-fees.html
  2. (B.B.A.,LL.B.) from NLU Jodhpur http://www.nlujodhpur.ac.in/courses_ug.php
  3. (B.B.A./B.Com., LL.B.) from NLU Gandhinagar  http://gnlu.ac.in/ugprogramme.php
  4. (B.B.A., LL.B.) from CNLU, Patna http://cnlu.ac.in/2016/Admission%202016/10CNLU.pdf
  5. (B.B.A., LL.B.) from NLU Odisha http://nluo.ac.in/b-b-a-ll-b/
  6. (B.Com., LL.B.) from  TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu) http://tnnls.in/Curriculam.php
It would be pertinent to mention that NLU Jodhpur scrapped its (B.Sc. LL.B.) program recently for want of students.