Every industry needs skilled law professionals to fulfil a wide range of legal responsibilities and duties. The range of specializations in the law field is numerous from labour law to corporate and cyber laws. In an already high-in-demand profession students get a boost with the completion of an integrated degree in arts and law.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law (BA LLB) is an integrated 5-year course that increases students’ career prospects. BA LLB subjects are a combination of arts and law such as history, political science and sociology in combination with penal code, administrative law, criminal law etc.
As BA LLB is a vast field that deals with diverse subjects during study, let us find out which are the subjects dealt with during the coursework.
BA LLB specialization
The BA LLB curriculum spans 5 years with a total of 10 semesters to be completed to earn the degree. Students have the option to specialize in different law subjects such as criminal law, labour law, corporate law, energy law, constitution law, banking and finance law, international trade law, media law, environment law, medicine law, cyber law and so on.
BA LLB curriculum
The curriculum is completed in 10 semesters, each with a combination of arts and legal subjects. Economics, history and sociology are taught alongside various law subjects to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the students and to make the curriculum interesting and stress-free.
Let’s look at the subjects taught in each semester.
This being the first semester deals with introductory lessons in law and arts. The subjects include:
- Law of contract
- Consumer protection laws
- Law and economics
- Political science
This semester deals with part two of the law of contract and political science and other subjects such as:
- Legal methods and reasoning
- Business economics
- Legal history
- Critical thinking and writing
- Leadership and teamwork
Semester 3 is the beginning of important topics such as the Indian Penal Code and other laws.
- Constitutional law I
- Law of crimes I: Indian Penal Code
- Family law I
- World history
- Social internship
- Ethical leadership
This semester is a continuation of the subjects taught in semester 3 and teaches part 2 of constitutional law, IPC, family law etc. Other topics are:
- Law of evidence
- Poverty and Indian agriculture
- Indian economy
- Introduction to public economics
The subjects taught in the fifth semester are:
- Labour law
- Company law
- Environmental studies
- Economics of crime, labour and law enforcement
- Energy economics
This semester teaches you the procedures to initiate a start-up and requires you to do an internship most often.
The semester is a follow-up of the previous semester dealing with the continuation of labour law, company law and administrative law. You also have the option to study any foreign language of your choice during this semester.
During this semester students have the option to choose among different honours subjects such as power sector laws, personnel management, making of the Indian constitution etc.
This semester includes four core subjects namely taxation law, transfer of property law, jurisprudence, and interpretation of statutes. Other topics are electives from which the student can choose like industrial jurisprudence, mining law etc.
The core subjects include public law, drafting and conveyance, intellectual property law and mediation.
Semesters 9 and 10 deal with professional ethics while the core focus is on the elective subject and area of specialization of the student.
The syllabus is comprehensive and prepares you for various career opportunities ahead.