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LLM (Masters of Law) is a postgraduate 2-year academic course beneath Law. LLM course curriculum focuses on the in-depth knowledge of a specific field of law by intensive research in that particular area of Law. This course is specifically meant for the individuals who aspire, want to inspire, and not to be law follower but a lawmaker. The course enables scholars to be specialized in the field of law and legal affairs of the country. This course is intended to give an overview of trademarks law practice in countries and around the world. The attention will also be given to various international treaties, conventions, and agreements. LLM course focuses on historical, philosophical, legal topics.
Aspirants need to pull up there socks and start preparing to put a lot of hard work and be open to working long strenuous hours on completing the course. Some key skills that candidates should possess in order to fare well in the LLM course are listed below:
➢Interest in Research
➢Fluency in Language
➢Interest in details
➢Good Presentation Skills
➢Mental and physical stamina
➢Ability to argue on a topic
➢Clarity of Speech
Aspirants who are pursuing the LLM course need to choose a specialization in which they want to make their career and fulfill all dreams. Some of the specialization in the field of LLM courses are:
➢Real Estate Law
➢Intellectual Property Law
➢Mergers and Acquisition Law
➢Entertainment & Media Law
➢Environment Law, Family Law
There is no restriction in the age for admission to Master of Law courses offered through the mode of distance learning. Besides this, the candidate who is having a graduate degree from any recognized university is acceptable to earn an LLM degree through Distance Learning.
LLM course can be pursued only by those, who have successfully completed their under graduation in law i.e. LLB/B.L. Degree/5 Year LLB. The minimum criteria of marks for the general category is 55% of aggregate marks and 50% in case of Reserved Categories, i.e., S.C./S.T./Persons with Disability).
Here is a list of the known Entrance Exams applicable for admission to LLM course:
CLAT is an All India Entrance Examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs (LL.B & LL.M).
Admission to Jindal Global Law School is conducted through the LSAT examination conducted by Law School Admission Council, USA conducted by Pearson VUE, through its affiliate in India.
However, National Law University, Delhi and National Law University, Orissa and the other private autonomous law schools conduct their own admission tests for the admission of meritorious applicants.
Long essay encompasses 4 questions which have 25 marks each. The syllabus for LL.M. entrance exam generally covers the following topics:
Specialization Area- Paper I
Comparative Constitutional Law
Specialization Area - Paper II
Teaching Methods & Research Methodology
Specialization Area - Paper III (optional)
Public International Law
Specialization Area - Paper IV
Specialization Area - Paper VII
Viva - Voce
Specialization Area - Paper V
Specialization Area - Paper VI (optional)
➣Law and Social Transformation in India
➣Indian Constitutional Law: The New Challenges
➣Legal Education and Research Methodology
➣Law of Industrial and Intellectual Property
➣International Trade Law
➣Legal Regulation of Economic Enterprises
➣Law Relating to Regulatory Authorities
➣Alternate Dispute Resolution & Securities Law
➣Law and Social Transformation in India
➣Mass Media Law
➣Constitutionalism: Pluralism & Federalism
➣Indian Constitutional Law- The New Challenges
➣National Security, Public Order and Rule of Law
➣Administrative Process and Judicial Control
➣Theories of Law
➣Life and Fire Insurance
➣Law of Intellectual Property
In this concurrent world, the law has become the vital aspect requisite to maintain order in a community. From the products we buy at supermarkets to travelling abroad, everything involves some sort of legal contract between two parties. Law has seeped in every aspect of an individual life, thus making a career in law is one of the more in-demand career choices.
In the competitive world that we live in, it is mandatory to have a specialized degree in law to land some of the top-notch and lucrative jobs. Hence an LL.M. degree is a must have for a promising career in legal services. After completion of LLM, some obvious career options are in the legal field. Lawyers can work in both the Public and Private sectors.
After completing LLM course salary package may depend on aspirants expertise and skills. He may practice law with experts or can start a consultancy company. Annually starting salary may range between 2 Lakhs to 4 Lakhs (approx). After gaining experience of 2 to 4 lakhs it will increase according to one’s practice in law.
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