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What are the minimum Educational Qualifications required to become a Lawyer in India???
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Old January 4th, 2014, 03:37 PM
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Lawyer is a profession to interpret the law through actions and words for the protection of the legal rights of his/her client

Type of Lawyers can be broadly classified in two main categories.
Criminal Lawyers
Civil Lawyers

Educational Qualification to become a Lawyer in India
You should be a graduate in any discipline for joining 3 years L.LB course which is run by various universities and law colleges.
You should pass 10+2 for joining an integrated course of 5 years of BA.L.LB.

CLAT is conducted every year to admit students into 5 year integrated B.A L.LB Degree Course

CLAT consists of questions from the topics such as:
Legal Aptitude
Logical Reasoning
English including Comprehension
General Knowledge/Current Affairs
Elementary Mathematics
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Old January 12th, 2015, 12:31 PM
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There are two types of law courses offered in India to become a lawyer. One is 3 year Law course and second is 5 year integrated law course. Following are the education law qualification to become a lawyer in India.

For 5 year law Course:
The candidate needs to pass 12th with a minimum of 50% marks.
The candidate age should not be more than 20 years old.

For 3 year law course:

Candidate need to pass bachelors degree with at least 50% marks. Candidates who are in final year are also eligible to apply.

Entrance Exam:

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a standardized exam conducted for the undergraduate program in 11 national law universities.

While some of the universities conducts their own entrance exam like Symbiosis, NLU Delhi, NLU Orissa etc.

Internship: After completion of law course, there is necessary internship to become a advocate.

After completing law course, candidate has to get enrolled to any State Bar Council regulated by the advocate’s act, 1961.

Course Structure:
The 3 year bachelor’s course has six semesters. The teaching tools are used in course like seminars, tutorial work, moot courts and practical training programs..


It is important that bachelor’s law degree is duly recognized by Bar Council of India.

Following are the top 10 law colleges in India.

National Law School of India University
Registrar, National Law School Of India University, Teachers Colony, Chandra Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka 560242
080 2321 3160 ,
NALSAR University of Law
Justice City, R.R. District , Shameerpet, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India - 500078 040 - 23498200 ,

National Law Institute University
Kerwa Dam Road , Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India - 462044
0755 - 2696965 ,

National Univ of Juridical Sciences
Lb Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal 033 2335 2811 ,

ILS Law College
Law College Rd, Fergusson College Campus, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004 020 2565 6775 ,

National Law University
Nh-65, Mandore Road, Mandore, Rajasthan 342304
0291 257 7530 ,

Symbiosis Society's Law College
Senapati Bapat Road, Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
020 2566 5117 ,

Gujrat National Law University
Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382007, Gujarat 382421
079 2328 7157 ,

Amity Law School
Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303

New Law College
Educational Complex , Erandwane, Paud Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India - 411038 020 - 25444616 , mukund.sarda@bvpnlcpune.org
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