BA LLB Vs LLB - Which course is better?


Even though BA LLB and LLB are programs in law, the study areas as well as the scope of these programs have huge differences from one other. The Bar Council of India is the official body that gives approval for both these courses. While BA LLB is an integrated program that has duration of 5 years that includes Arts subjects together with its Law curriculum, LLB is a graduate level program that is concerned with the examination as well as study of the legal system, its many laws and the amendments of the constitution.


The BA LLB course is offered by the majority of law universities across the globe. Students who have finished their class 12 from any stream can join this course. Only if students finish their studies from a recognized university will they become a certified lawyer. The curriculum of the BA LLB Course includes both practical as well as theory sessions. On top of this, they will also have to attend the court at times. The best thing about this course is that they will be getting a dual degree in Arts and Law, that too within 5 years. On the conclusion of their studies, students can either go for advanced studies or start their practice under a senior advocate. They can also join as advisers with firms.


LLB is a graduate level program in Law. Those who have finished their class 10+2 are eligible to pursue this program. The duration of this course is 5 years. Besides this, those who have completed their graduation in any stream are eligible to apply for this program too. Once they complete their studies, they can get jobs with firms of both the government and private sectors. They can get employed as lawyers, legal advisors or even as public prosecutors. Professionals can also work in legal consultancy firms. The NGO and other international agencies like ILO and UNO also take in professionals of this field.

Key differentiators between BA LLB and LLB

  • While LLB is Bachelor of Laws course, BA LLB is an integrated course in Arts and Law.
  • Whilst LLB solely focuses on the study of the law and its other pertaining subjects, BA LLB includes the study of Arts subjects together with the syllabus of Law.
  • Students who study Bachelor of Laws will only get a single degree whereas those who have taken the integrated BA LLB program will receive a dual degree.

Which course is better?

Both these courses help the students to get a more intimate idea about the legal system of our country. One cannot say which course is better because the selection of a course will be in accordance with the future career plan as well as the strengths of the students. If one would like to focus only on law, it will be better to take the LLB program, but one who wishes to take on both arts and Law together can find the integrated BA LLB more useful.



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31 Responses to “BA LLB Vs LLB - Which course is better?”

  1. 31
    Neetu menon:

    Am a studnt of law,from ccs affiliated college! Right nw am gving my 3rd semestr examintns of BA.LLB,i want to knw dat aftr my 2nd year,if i am passed in all subject,would i b eligble for my graduatn dgree? And then cn i apply for IAS EXAM,i want a law dgree as well, help me

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    Piyali Bose:

    I have completed my graduation ( B.Sc.) with 53.4 % marks from Calcutta University. Now I am interested to study 3 years LLB course.Please tell me the name of the University or colleges under which I have to pursue my study.

  3. 29
    Vikas Sharma:

    can i do B.A. LLB after doing graduation ( from delhi university

  4. 28
    ravi rana:

    i am graduate in b.a i want to do l.l.b but i confused because how i can admitted the l.l.b course as private candidate and whats the proper time to do this course and get degree.

  5. 27
    sujit kumar:

    age bar or not.

  6. 26
    Indrasish Dutta chowdhury:

    Which is a better option for career after b.a llb mba(hr) or company secretary

  7. 25
    barnli dutta:

    which llb course is batter for career

  8. 24
    siddharth chavan:

    i am siddharth chavan.i have completied B.A.45%.can i addmisson in l.l.b…plz tell me sir..&i have no deatils for low so plz send me deaitels..plz

  9. 23
    ritesh sharma:

    How can i get admission in 5 year LLB course at the age of 29, is it possible, I am Passed 12 th in Commerce with first Class.
    Please Guide me.

    Thank you

  10. 22

    i am giving my +2 board exams through cbse board.
    m from sangrur,punjab near by patiala
    i want to proceed my studies with law and near by my city from where i can come home daily
    please suggest me what to do and from where?
    please send me every detail

  11. 21
    vikas tiwari:

    i knowabout the fee of llb three year courses and also wanna know about the llb course after compliting the intermidiate

  12. 20
    mamuni barman:

    how to become a judge without lawyer

  13. 19

    good evening sir, I am a student of tenth class but after 10+2 , my interest is in law, so I will take the CLAT test. I just want to know that if I will do llb after BA , will I need to clear the CLAT ’s test?

  14. 18
    sumayya aneesh:

    [email protected] SUMAYYA ANEESH;Qualificetion BA BED pass 50 o/o pLease admition in LLB

  15. 17

    I am BA LL.B and currently practising as an advocate, i am interested in further studies and therefore i would like to know about the short term courses relating to law which would be beneficial for me to fetch a better paid job in a company?

  16. 16

    in bcom my parsentage 37.25 can I admition in llb in any university give any other suggestion

  17. 15
    Satyajit Bera:

    After hs exm..i can join the b.a.l.l.b so which cllage’s is better…??

  18. 14

    sir,am finished my engg.,in madurai,and am now intrested to study llb in part time,pls,give me a detail sir………..

  19. 13
    Ramswaroop khokhar:

    Mobile.9828670280 Qualificetion BA pass 52% in 2011 please admition in llb

  20. 12

    Helo sir/madam,
    my name is vishal. . mene apna 12th pass kiya tha cbse board se 2010 me. . or mene b.a coressponce se admision liya tha. . jisme me exam nai de saka. . or me llb karna chahta hu. . kya mujhe admission mil sakta hai ?

  21. 11

    Is there any LLB collages at thrissur

  22. 10

    distance llb course needed details

  23. 9
    Shubham Aggarwal:

    Sir i have completed diploma from punjab state board of technical education & industrial training chandigarh(3 years course regular), can i apply for BA LLB integrated course in Panjab university chandigarh and i have completed diploma in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY with 65 %, sir please tell me details

  24. 8

    i have take admission at LLB Course pls tell what i will do

  25. 7
    dulal das:

    i m persuaing BA.LL.B five years integrated i m in third year.should i be considered as equivelent to graduate in this five years integrated course?

  26. 6

    Can i take admmision in ba llb 5years course through test after 3years polytechnic engineering diploma without 12th?

  27. 5

    llb kha se kare

  28. 4
    kirti ade:

    respected sir/mam,
    i secured 85% in 10th & unfortunately could only get 53% in 12th. i have applied for admission to govt law college at churchgate. i want to become a lawyer, after that my prime target is to prepare for the upsc exam . so which course should I opt for LLB OR BALLB? WHICH WOULD BE BETTER FOR ME? I’ve done my 12th from science strem. waiting for your reply. Thank you!

  29. 3
    pandurang wakchoure:

    is their any age limit for entrance exams of B.A.L.L.B.

  30. 2
    subhendu mondal:

    I am 34 years of age, graduate of science stream from C.U in 1998. can I elligible for LLB? Can I Read this in bengali verson?

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