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A BA LLB degree is a five-year integrated curriculum integrating legal studies with arts and social science courses. It builds a solid legal knowledge basis while promoting critical thinking, analytical abilities, and an understanding of social, political, and economic concerns. Furthermore, the course gives students hands-on experience with the legal system and allows them to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. 

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law



Duration of the course

5 years


12th in any stream

Education mode


Admission Process

Merit and Entrance Exams

Entrance Exams


Fees of the course

Rs 1.00 Lakh - Rs 10.00 Lakh

Eligibility Criteria: -

The following are the eligibility criterias for 5 year BA LLB courses as mentioned by BCI:

  • Candidates must complete 12th in any stream
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates must clear the cut off of the entrance exam for the admission.

Syllabus for BA LLB: 

The BA LLB syllabus will vary from college to college, but the course aims and subjects shall remain the same; the subject distribution over the syllabus may differ, but the study matter remains consistent. Nevertheless, candidates should check the official website to know the complete syllabus. Here is a general guide to BA LLB syllabus design, as commonly followed by Indian colleges: 

Semester 1

Semester 2

History - I

Political Science – II

Political Science – I

Law of Contract-II

General English – I

General English – II

Sociology – I

History - II

Law of Contract – I

Sociology – II

Semester 3

Semester 4

Constitutional Law-1

Political Science-IV

Legal Methods

Constitutional Law-II



Political Science-III

History of Courts


Legal and Scientific Method

Semester 5

Semester 6

Law of Crimes

Professional Ethics, Bar Bench Relations and Accounts for Lawyers

Political Science-V




Family Law-I

Family Law-II

Optional (Any One)

a] Women & Law

b] Criminology & Penology

c) RTI & PIL

Optional Subject

a) Healthcare Law

b) Law and Media

c) Election Law

Semester 7

Semester 8

Human Rights and International Law

Interpretation of Statute

Arbitration, Conciliation & Alternate Dispute Resolution System

Taxation Law

Law of Evidence


Legal Language

Tort & Consumer Protection Act, Motor Vehicle Act

Optional (Any One)

a] Comparative Laws

b] Conflict of Laws

c] Trust & Equity

Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance

Semester 9

Semester 10

Administrative Law

Labour Laws

Company Law

Land Laws

Code of Civil Procedure Limitation Act

Code of Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Justice Act & Probation of Offenders Act

Property Laws including the Transfer of Property Act Easement Act

Environmental Law

Optional (Any One)

a] IPR

b] Banking Laws

c] Insurance Law

Practical Training & Moot Courts

Reference books for BA LLB:- 

Name of the Books

Name of the Authors

Transfer of Property Bare Act

RK Sinha

Hindu Law

Paras Diwan

Muslim Law

Aqil Ahmed


Ratanlal and Dhirajlal


JN Pandey

Indian Polity

M Laxmikanth

CPC Bare Act

CK Takwani

Evidence Act

Batuk Lal

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy

The Paradise Lost 

John Milton

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austin

Specialisation to choose in LLM after BA LLB: -



Criminal Law

Exploring criminal justice systems, criminal procedure, criminology, and related areas.

Intellectual Property Law

Examining patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property protection.

Corporate Law

Covering company law, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, etc.

Constitutional Law

Focusing on studying the Indian Constitution, its interpretation, and related jurisprudence.

International Law

Concentrating on public international law, treaties, diplomatic relations, international organisations, etc.

Environmental Law

Addressing laws related to environmental protection, conservation, and sustainable development.

Tax Law

Covering direct and indirect taxation, tax planning, tax litigation, and related areas.

Human Rights Law

Focusing on international and domestic human rights laws, institutions, and mechanisms.

Family Law

Concentrating on marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody, and other family-related legal matters.

Labour Law

Covering laws related to employment, industrial relations, and workers' rights.


Employment after BA LLB: - 

Job Profiles

Average Salary (Lakhs Per Annum)


Rs 3.00 - Rs 6.00 LPA

Judicial Services

Rs 7.00 - Rs 15.00 LPA

Legal Advisor/Consultant

Rs 4.00 - Rs 12.00 LPA

Government Lawyer

Rs 5.00 - Rs 10.00 LPA

Corporate Lawyer

Rs 5.00 - Rs 15.00  LPA

Legal Researcher

Rs 3.00 - Rs 8.00 LPA

Legal Officer/Manager

Rs 6.00 - Rs 20.00 LPA

Law Professor/Lecturer

Rs 4.00 - Rs 15.00 LPA


  1. How is a BA LLB course different from an LLB degree?
    An LLB degree is a three-year programme that can be pursued after a Bachelor’s degree. However, a BA LLB can be pursued immediately after 10+2.

  2. What is the age limit to pursue BA LLB?
    The Indian Supreme Court has not set any maximum age limit for pursuing a BA LLB degree as long as one meets the other eligibility requirements.

  3. What is the scope of a BA LLB degree in India?
    Countless cases are filed in Indian courts daily, be it regarding criminal law, corporate law, family law, and others. Given that the time for case resolution is long and tedious, the scope for legal practice in India remains bright and full of hope.

  4. Is it possible to become a judge with a BA LLB degree?
    Yes, it is possible to become a judge post-BA LLB; however, one cannot do so right off the bat. They need to appear for the State Judicial Service examination to apply for the position of a judge.

  5. Are scholarships available to study law in India?
    Yes. The Minority Affairs Ministry awards merit-cum-means scholarships every year to students belonging to the economically weaker strata of the society. Besides this, universities may have their individual scholarship programmes in place; however, the availability, nature and extent of the scholarship may differ.

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