Master of Legislative Law

Stream Law (Legal Studies)
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

L.L.M. or Master of Legislative Law is postgraduate Law course. Law is a rule or body of rules of conduct established and regulated by an authority. The duration of Master of Law is two years. Master of Law Degree is divided mostly into four or more semesters depending upon the Institute. As per Express News Service, dated – 19th Nov, 2009, the duration of the Two Year L.L.M. (Master of Law) course could soon be reduced to one year. This was one of the recommendations made by the HRD Ministry’s Round Table on Legal Education.

 Law degrees in India are granted and conferred in terms of the Advocates Act, 1961, which is a law passed by the Parliament both on the aspect of legal education and also regulation of conduct of legal profession. Under the Act, the Bar Council of India is the supreme regulatory body to regulate the legal profession in India and also to ensure the compliance of the laws and maintenance of professional standards by the legal profession in the country. As such the Bar Council of India prescribes the minimum curriculum required to be taught in order for an institution to be eligible for the grant of a law degree. The Bar Council also carries on a period supervision of the institutions conferring the degree and evaluates their teaching methodology and curriculum and having determined that the institution meets the required standards, recognizes the institution and the degree conferred by it. It consults the Universities in India and the State Bar Councils in  this regard.

Some of L.L.M. Specializations

Constitutional Law

Family Law

Taxation Law

Corporate Law and Governance (including International Business)

Criminal Law

Environmental Law

Human Rights                                      

Insurance Laws

Intellectual Property Law

International Trade and Business Laws  


L.L.M. Jobs Employment Areas

Litigation Firms

Colleges & Universities

Law Firms


Arbitration Consultancies

Corporate Houses (legal departments)

Research Dept.

L.L.M. Jobs Types


Attorney General

District and Sessions Judge



Public Prosecutor


Legal Advisor


Teachers & Lecturer

Law Reporter

Legal Expert



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The LL.M. program can be pursued only by those, who have successfully completed their under graduation in law i.e. L.L.B./B.L. Degree/5 Year LL.B. Degree Course under 10+2+5 pattern or an equivalent Degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of reserved Categories, i.e., S.C./S.T./Persons with Disability). Percentage and other criteria are mostly the same but may vary as per an institute’s policy.

There is no restriction on the age for admission to most of the Master degree Law Courses offered through the mode of distance learning. In fact, a candidate with graduate degree from any recognized university is eligible to earn Law Masters Degree through Distance Learning. Even candidates studying any other course through regular classroom module can opt for these Law courses.

The admission procedure and mode of selection of various Law Schools may differ but the screening is based on merit of the candidate. The intake for the LL.M. Degree Program varies depending upon the institute.

Certain seats are allocated to Foreign Nationals. As per NALSAR, Foreign Nationals are exempted from taking the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The admission shall be made on the basis of academic record of B.L./LL.B. or equivalent Degree recognized by U.G.C./Association of Indian Universities with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade and Copy of the Student Visa endorsement on the Passport.

Entrance Exam - Master of Legislative Law
Exam Name Grade Level Exam Date
CLAT UG/PG 12th May 2019
AILET UG 5th May 2019
AIBE UG/PG 23rd December 2018