Law courses abroad are a significant component of study overseas.
Now, law courses available vary from country to country. Likewise, the curriculum as well as the content covered is not the same across all foreign universities and law schools.
To be able to practise Law as a lawyer, the individual will have to qualify for and clear the Bar licensure exam.
To qualify for the Bar exam, the Law degree must have been obtained from a ‘recognized’ university.
International students taking up Law courses abroad – with the intention of either securing a good job overseas or establishing themselves as a renowned lawyer in their home country – after securing their Law degree, should bear in mind that the university must be recognized and accredited.
Only a Law course from a recognized and accredited university will enable the individual to –
Without the university being accredited, the individual will not qualify for sitting their Bar licensure exam.
Hence, when embarking upon a study overseas journey that involves taking up a Law course, always ensure that the university has the requisite recognition.
Here, we shall see the Universities in the US and the UK whose Law Degrees are recognized by the Bar Council of India [BCI.
[A] The United States of America
A bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational requirement for admission to a law school. As the US accepts 4 years’ Bachelor degree, it is advisable to complete LLB in home country.
|How can I get a law degree in the US?|
|LSAT Registration – open from November 10, 2020 to April 20, 2021
Exam Date – May 10, 2021
|Universities in the US whose Law degrees are recognized by the Bar Council of India [BCI]|
|Name of the University||Degrees Offered|
|Cornell Law School||Doctor of Law Degree [JD]|
|University of Texas||Doctor of Jurisprudence|
|Georgetown University||Juris Doctor|
|South Western University||Juris Doctor|
|University of Michigan||Juris Doctor|
|Syracuse University College of Law, New York, USA||Juris Doctor|
|Marshall The School of Law of the College of William And Mary, Virginia, USA||Juris Doctor|
|Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University||Juris Doctor|
|Widener University School of Law, Wilmington||LLB|
|University of Wisconsin||Juris Doctor|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia||LLB|
|Fordham University, New York||Juris Doctor|
|University of California, Berkeley||3-year law degree [Juris Doctor]|
|School of Law, Santa Clara University, California||Juris Doctor|
|School of Law, Loyola University, Chicago||Juris Doctor|
|School of Law, Hofstra University, New York||Juris Doctor|
[B] The United Kingdom
|What is the documentation required to apply for an undergraduate law degree in the UK?|
The LNAT test can be taken on any day that there is an appointment slot free at the test center you have chosen.
The earlier you book, the more chance you have of getting an appointment on the day of your choice.
LNAT registration opens – August 1, 2020
Can appear for LNAT either on or before January 15, 2021
|Universities in the UK whose Law degrees are recognized by the Bar Council of India [BCI]|
|Name of the University||Degrees Offered|
|Inns of Courts School of Law||3-year law course|
|Council for National Academic Awards||BA in Law and LLB [Hons]|
|City University of London||LLB [Hons]|
|Thames Valley University||LLB [Hons]|
|Cambridge University||BA in Law|
|University of Birmingham||LLB|
|University of Wales College of Cardiff||LLB|
|University of Hertfordshire||LLB [Hons]|
|University of Lancaster||LLB|
|University of Liverpool||LLB|
|University of Durham||LLB|
|University of Bristol||LLB|
|University of Warwick||LLB|
|Nottingham University||LLB [Hons]|
|East Anglia University||LLB [Hons]|
|University of Manchester||LLB|
|The University of Wolverhampton School of Legal Studies||LLB [Hons]|
|Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury||LLB [Hons]|
|School of Law, University of Sheffield, UK||LLB [Hons]|
|School of Law, University of Southampton||LLB [Hons]|
|School of Law, University of East London||LLB [Hons]|
|Brunel Law School, Brunel University, West London||LLB|
|University of Westminster||LLB|
|Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne||3-year and 5-year undergraduate law courses|
|School of Law, Birmingham City University||LLB [Hons]|
|School of Law, Swansea University, Swansea, UK||LLB [Hons]|
|Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, Preston||3-year graduate-entry LLB [Hons] Senior Status/LPC,
6-year undergraduate entry BA [Hons] Combined law subject, LLB [Hons] Senior Status/LPC
|BPP University College, London||Law degree|
|School of Law, University of Exeter, UK||Law degrees|
|School of Law, University of Northampton, UK||LLB|
|School of Law, University of Reading, UK||LLB [Hons]|
|Prifysgol Aberystwyth University- Department Of Law And Criminology, Anglais Campus, Ceredigion Wales, UK||LLB|
|Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK||LLB|
|School of Law, Sussex University, Brighton, UK||3-year LLB [Hons]|
|Law School, University Of Bristol, Bristol, UK||3-year LLB [Hons]|
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