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Wednesday, 20 October 2010 15:11

Several students and professionals have asked me about how to become a Lawyer. So I decided to provide brief information on this topic in this article.

First of all, I would like to clear the meaning of the words Lawyer and Advocate. In India, Lawyer is an informal term for people wearing black coats. It has no legal meaning. Advocate, on the other hand, is a person whose name is registered with a State Bar Council roll in the roll of Advocates. Advocate is legal term and has a legal meaning. An Advocate has a statutory right to practice in Courts in India.

  1. Learning Law and Being an Advocate/How do I become a Lawyer/Advocate
    You can pursue various Law degrees such as BGL or Diploma in Cyber Crime, IPR. But if you want to be an Advocate, i.e. if you want to practice law, i.e. if you want you appear in Courts as an Advocate, you need LLB degree. There is NO other degree that gives you the right to practice as an Advocate.
  2. Distance Learning
    Various law degrees can be pursued online or through distance programs. However, LLB cannot be pursued that way. LLB must be done as a full time degree program from a University that is approved by Bar Council of India. In theory, more than 80% attendence is required for each semester/year and for each subject.
  3. Parttime LLB
    There is no part time LLB. However, there are some Universities that offer Evening classes. Such programs are now on a decline though. Less and less number of universities/colleges are offering evening programs.
  4. Qualifications for entering LLB
    You must be a graduate in any stream with more than 50% marks. There might be some slack for various quotas such as SC/ST/OBC/Women but that depends on the state and the University.
  5. Age
    BCI is trying to put age limit for students entering LLB programs. As of now, the matter is in court and universities are still admitting candidates of any age.
  6. I am an Engineer/Doctor/CA/... and I want to pursue law
    Good for you. But be aware that there is no additional credit that you can get. You have to go through the same LLB program irrespective of your graduation degree if you want to practice as an Advocate.
  7. But I have a job and cannot attend classes
    I am not proud to say this but in most Universities/colleges, classes are a complete waste of time. Further, in most colleges, nobody follows attendence requirements. So my suggestion is to take admission is some remote University and college in a village and go for exams only.
    Unfotunately, BCI is getting stricter day by day on attendence requirement. So take it while it lasts.
  8. Specialization/I want to be a Criminal/Civil/... Lawyer
    As of now, LLB is a generic degree. It has no specialization. If you are an Advocate, you can practice in any area. You can, however, pursue LLM or various diploma course and increase your knowledge in a specific area. You can, of course, decide to work only in a specific area.
  9. Subjects
    Please see List of subjects for LLB/LLM
  10. Books
    There are tons of books for each subject. They are more or less the same.
  11. I want to be a Judge
    The Judiciary conducts various exams for entry level Judges (i.e. Civil Judge, Munsiff, etc.). You can appear in those exams after you get LLB degree.

Comments (81)
  • Milind  - Age Bar-Admission to 3 Year LLB
    Can you provide us the Exact Case number of the PIL (in supreme court) against which the Age Bar/Age Restriction BCI is being examined. Thanks in advance.
  • Nitin Kumar
    Thanks a lot
  • deepesh patel
    sir can u please help me.
    I am doing CA appeared for IPCC exam. And had taken admision in B**** 1st year.
    I am also interested in doing law on criminals, and company law.
    Sir please sugest me when should i procede for LLB course and and hOw should i prepare for that.
  • deepesh patel
    sir can u please help me.
    I am doing CA appeared for IPCC exam. And had taken admision in B**** 1st year.
    I am also interested in doing law on criminals, and company law.
    Sir please sugest me when should i procede for LLB course and and hOw should i prepare for that.
  • RAJEEV  - notes
    sir,i m LL.M 3sem student of jivaji university where can i found "drug addition" notes in hindi. please help me

  • lavkush kumar  - APO
    Dear Hanumant,
    Can u pls s***est that how can i remember of Sections in law books. I feel too difficult to remember them as i m preparing for APO UP exam. APO UP exam will b held on Jan first week? s***est some learning tips for that. i will b very thankful. Expecting a reply from your end.

    Lavkush Kumar
  • ravi  - q papers
    sir please send me karnataka civil judge exam. materials. to my email. i am applied that post.
  • awadesh  - LLM previous years of compulsory
    will you please provide me the previous yrs paper of compulsory subject of LLM.I am in First Sem
  • skumar  - LLM
    I want to seek admission in LLM through distance learning mode can anyone provide me valid LLM for the purpose of Ph.d.
  • Anonymous
    please send to me llb 1st term notes of faculty of law delhi syllabus
  • hanamagowda  - llb first term notes for all subject notes
    please to send me llb notes where is the available
  • Kishor Petkar  - Regarding writing as Advocate
    After joining to Central Government service I ahve surrendered Bar Counsel Certificate.
    After that, filling required fee prescribed by Bar Council of Maharashtra , they have issued certificate that I may be treted as Advoctate , Non Practising.

    Please tell me can I write my name as Adv. Kishor Petkar( N.P.)on the basis of certificate of Advoctate , Non Practising
  • sp singh  - information
    my qs is for my brother he did LLB Degree without taking NOC from his employer,now he has resigned from his govt job.is his degree is valid?now he can registered his degree with BAR council?or is he is eligible to write Judicial service exam without registering bar council?
    pls mail me your's valuable advice.
  • sp singh  - reg-law degree
    my qs is for my brother he did LLB Degree without taking NOC from his employer,now he has resigned from his govt job.is his degree is valid?now he can registered his degree with BAR council?or is he is eligible to write Judicial service exam without registering bar council?
    pls mail me your's valuable advice.
  • Anonymous
    My name is Srinidhi I too have similar. I am eagerly waiting for the reply. Kindly help us.
  • MAJAD  - student of LLM
    I am student of LL.M of federal urdu university of pakistan. my first year subjects are HUMAN RIGHT,, CONSTITUTIONAL ,,,,,,ISLAMINC JURISPRUDENCE ,,,, COMPERATIVE STUDTY OF ISLAMIC AND ENGLISH JURISPRUDENCE
    I request you to plz provide me exect question answer notes regarding exams about above mentioned paper..
  • Swati  - Labor Law Academic Books
    Can you please s***est me academic study books for Labour Law as i will be appearing for the exams after a gap of 10 years.

    I have no idea of the new portion and the paper system. So please guide me accurately.

  • Rahul suryawanshi  - LLM Note on Penology
    I want notes for LLM Is year Is Semister on subjet 'Penology - the treatment of offener'
    Sir please help of for nots on subject Penology LLM
  • neha  - want to do LLB from mumbai
    Hello Sir,

    I am Neha nd I hv completed MA and due to some reasons I didn't able to do LLB which is my passion also want to prepare myself for the judicial exam but I hv no idea about the Law colleges in mumbai nd how n when can i get admission any age limit for judicial exam m 28 yrs old and pl s***est me some good colleges where i can grow myself and how can i prepare myself for the judicial exam nd what is the age limit for this exam....

    Awaiting for your valuable response.

    Thanks & Regards

  • s_aliya
    hey.. the post realy helped. I'm a BTech 2012 passout, and was curious to know as to why would someone want to do LLB after BTech..
  • Kuldip Chauhan  - Regarding Age Bar by BCI and its effects on admitt
    Sir, i m kuldip from Himachal, i want to now that presently i m doing LLB 3 years degree from ccsu, meerut university and presently appearing for part 1 exam in march,13. I want to know that what is the preent status of age bar restriction by BCI and its various cases pending in various high courts and Supreme Court o India also. What will be the effect of decision taken by the above courts on the already LLB pursuing students like me. Please advise me as i m in a very puzzling situation.
  • kishore
    I am doing the govt job can i do the llb through regular day mode pls give me suusgestion
  • Sabra husain  - thank you
    Respected sir, thank you very much for your guideline. I'm exceedingly glad to read you. Myself I'm student of LL.M. previous year of bikaner university, looking for scope for job in law field. I find your conversation is very useful for freshers law students. So thank you again from bottom of my heart nd please carry on!!

    best regards
    Sabra husain
  • Sandhya Sharma  - I am 38 years old and did LLB
    Will i eligible in appear to civil judge examination? if yes!than how i can prepare for the same. from where i will get the forms and when and how i will prepare for the same.
  • NITIN SOLANKI  - LLM Study Material
    My Name is Nitin
    I am a student for LLM In Gujarat University
    Please Send LLM ( Bussiness Law) Study Material in gujarati
  • rekha  - Choice of Subjects
    Hi, I have to make a choice in TY LLB (Mumbai University) subjects namely: -

    1. Banking Laws
    2. IPR
    3. Women & Children
    4. Law & medicine

    I want to know which are the laws applicable in the syllabus for each of these so that i can make an appropriate choice..

  • Bhupendra Kumar Tiwari  - what is the status of PIL pendin before supreme co
    is there any case pending before supreme court of india in regard to the age limit banned by bar council of India to get admission in LL.B 3 years.

    I have just completed 30 years on 01.04.2013, am i elegible to get admission in LL.B 3 years

    kindly let me know.
  • vaibhav
    Bar council prohibits pursuing LLB course after 30 years of age
  • vaibhav
    can we appear in judicial exam with LLB degree through distance mode,plz reply
  • priya jha
    sir can yu please tell me what i do after bba.llb i want judes of high court.
  • Sumit Jain  - Can we do llm & practice together
    Sir, I want to know can we do Law practice & LLM together. If yes then under which rule of Bar council of India.
  • Suresh kumar mallavarapu venka  - Notes or Guides on LLM Subjects
  • Anonymous
    Can a law graduate who has LL.B. degree from recognised university by Bar Council of India while pursuing full time professional course like. C.S., C.A., M.C.A., LL.M., B.E., M.B.B.S. can enroll himself as an advocate on the roll State Bar Council ?
    If answer is not then under what provision of Advocate`s Act or any other law or rules ?
    I need reply urgently.
  • vijayanand  - your notes very useful
    from where I can get your notes and what is the procedure getting your exam notes plz surely provide me your correspondence for getting notes
  • Anonymous
    pls tell me the rules for the other universitystudents for the LLM admission in mumbai university?
  • Shreya Menon  - Learning law
    I am presently working as Assistant Director i Central Govt. Services. I have keen interest to study law as distance education. What is the procedure to learn law while doing my job here as well?
  • Aarti  - Next plan for my future
    Sir please help me
    I have done my llb degree from jiwaji university
    In 2009 and after that i m go to mariage , so i have no exprefence
    But now i m start my cariaer how please help me
  • jyothi nambiar  - hi
    Hi am jyothi born in 1978 ****pleted my degree in my 20 's .can I join llb in this late hours pls give a reply
  • Anonymous
    sir i wnt do part time llb after be plz tell me how its possible
  • dr bhuvaneshwar karthick  - is enrollment in Bar council is must for to apply
    Dear sir,
    I'm a doctor. The bar council rejected my application by stating that I have to cancel my doctor degree. But, its not possible .. is it must to get into any Bar council for to appear for judiciary exams..??? Please guide me
  • HAIDERALI SHAIKH  - want to being judge
    Hello sir/ men,

    I am HAIDERALI SHAIKH I also study in Sem-2 L.L.B and I being judge so sir give me any advice and how to give and my number to alert for judge exam please give me information on my email I'd I wish u give me answer very faar
  • Anonymous  - srinivas
    sir ; i am student of LLB Kakatiya university telangana iwnt 4th sem old quashion papers
  • Ravindra Dayama  - Admission for regular employee for regular LLB Cou
    I had asked for the permission from employer to pursue regular LLB course without affecting my workload. Employer wrote to Univ. can admission be given. Univ. replied that the norms of state govt and Bar council may pl be followed. Is there any restriction that whether the regular employee cannot join the regular course of LLB by BCI?
  • sanchari  - LAW
    I was not aware that for the general caste the upper age limit for giving clat is 20 years. I'm in a big confusion . suppose after completing my 12th and graduation I cross the age of 20. Even then can I get a LLB degree or study law? If yes, then how? Do I need to get admitted in the private college? please let me know, because I'm tangled with lots of confusions! need help! thank you
  • Anonymous  - Nickunj
    can one practice as a lawyer by doing partime LLB
  • Nickunj  - can one practice in court by doing part time LLB
    can one practice in court by doing part time LLB
  • shubhangi Vashisth  - can u plzz help me out??
    Respected sir,
    I m in 12th and i m aspiring to go for btech after12 but i possess an interest in becominga judge..hw should i proceed aftr my btech provided it dont consume many years moreover is drr any way to go wid llb along wid btech
    plzz help me out
    Regards shubhangi
  • A S Gopal  - LLB 3 yrs
    Sir, I am Working person in a Private Company my Date of birth is 24 th Dec 1968 47 yrs old now ... am in working since 1988 .... i have completed 10th in 1985, and 10+2, in 2005, and my Bcom in 2008.. in distance education..... I want to pursue LLB 3 yrs in regular, Day or Evening College..... S***est how to go about..... and become Advacate
    Thank you and Regards
    A S Gopal
  • jitendra choudhary
    Sir i am employee in indian air force and i did my BA from pune university as a private student. Now i want to pursue llb. So plz tell me how i can. Actully my posting never fixed at once place.

    Thank you so much
  • Anonymous
    list of fees of lawyers for each and every case?
  • sameer wadelkar
    dear Sir, I have been completed my graduation of b.a. arts in distance education I.efrom Karnataka open university so can I able to take care the admission in pune universities llb college?
  • sameer wadelkar  - Karnataka open university to pune university lab c
    complete distance graduation b.a. course from Karnataka open university now can I elible to apply for pune university lab college?
  • Anonymous
    I am B.A graduate from distance university merut u.p university is ugc certified should i get admission for 3 year law course in pune.
  • Anonymous
    I am completed LLB course, if I done LLM in distace mode, may i eligible for Ph.D in Law, or Regular LLM is essential for Ph.D. sir please guide me.
  • Anonymous
    I am graduate and worked in hotel, can i study llb ? I understand that i can't attend class regularly? Is there any college or institutions allow me?
  • Anonymous
    i hv completed my bsc from karnataka state bt now i wanna do llb from Maharashtra's clg my quition is during study llb there is any problem of language to undurstand classes or in futur or during practices
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  • Anonymous
    Sir,I am a law graduate ie LLB NON professional.can I dollb professional from evening college
    Please guide me
  • Anonymous
    I am in Gov.y job and want to pursue LLB, is there any way for govt.employess to have their further law studies with job.
  • sonal
    ll.b general degree is valid for a job like degree of law
  • Anonymous
    Mera b**** hons last year chal raga h....kya m llm k liye eligible hu....plzz s***ests me....
  • D. Sarma  - Can a contractual employee pursue LL.B course?
    I want to pursue LL.B course. But I am contractual employee. I am working under ecourt project. I want to know whether the degree will be countable or not in my service after completing the LL.B degree ? My appointing authority may not permit do regular course. So please inform me whether I will get benefited by pursuing LL.B degree?
  • Anonymous
    is llb appearing student call advocate
  • Anonymous
    whether a b**** graduate should write law entrance test to join LLB?
  • Debtanu Banerjee
    Does the Bar Council of India provides a Lawer's registration number or allows practicing if a LLB course is completed through Distance education?
    I am a BBA graduate of 2009 batch and now around 28 years old.
    Provide me feedback and other necessary information or deatails regarding pursuing a law course so that I will be able to practice in courts.
    Thank you.
  • Anonymous
    Dear sir....... i want 5 years B.A. LLB (Maj-minor) questions with answers for 2nd semester .... how to get that in Bangalore? .... :D
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  • Anonymous
    Dear sir, I've done graduation in 2008 so can i do law now please tell me about tha process of law degree
  • Anonymous
    I m doing government job in how can I complete my engineering
  • Drug Test Detox  - Frequently Asked Questions about pursuing Law Educ
    Awesome site content. I wish all information I found turned out to be this exceptional. Continue the good job.

  • Jerry  - BBA LLB
    Dear Sir,i am planning to do LLb course but in my home town one of the college is offering BBA LLB course ,my question is after doing this can i practice law or can i appear in courts as an advocate.

    Please note i dont want to go for the corporate jobs.

    Kindly advice for this.
  • Anonymous  - regarding doing m.a with ph.d
    can i do m.a correspondance with ph.d regular ? after cmpleted can i use both degrees in same same vacancies in same time ??
  • Anonymous
    After doing open inter can I do LLB or not???
  • Anonymous  - regarding doing llb with private job when job is o
    can I do llb regular, I am doing private job and my job is in night shift and evening shifts ?

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  • Anonymous
    what is age limit for LLb admission and sanad from Bar Council of India.
    If LLb degree obtained in any other state, can he or she enrolled his or her name at Bar Council of India, at Mumbai. Please help me sir.

    If anyone LLb degree holder working in Bank , how Sanad can issue to him/her as he/she is working.
    Sir anyone can do a bank job after receiving Sanad?
  • Adele Gillis  - Frequently Asked Questions about pursuing Law Educ
    Great post thanks

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