There is a huge difference between 5Year llb and 3 year llb. Law is one of the popular fields of education and there has always been a good demand for law courses amongst the students. One of the biggest dilemma in the career of a law aspirant is to decide the right career path along with the course.
Deciding your career path in this field must depend on your priorities. If you are certain that you want to make a career in law, then the 5-year LLB programme is the best option for you. This course will not only save one year of education as compared to 3-year LLB programmes but will also offer the same educational merit.
However, if you want to gain experience in a different field of education or if you are not sure about pursuing law, you can pursue a 3-year graduation course such as BA, BBA, B.Sc., B.Com, etc. and then apply for the 3-year LLB programme.
We have law schools, which are universities in themselves; like the premier National Law Universities or State Law Universities set up by Governments of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, each set up under a separate Act of State Legislature. We also have Departments or Faculties or Schools of Law in the Central, State, Deemed or Private Universities. Further, there are hundreds of aided and unaided, government and private law colleges affiliated to these universities.Static since independence, the Indian legal education saw landmark developments after the establishment of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore in 1986 and the introduction of five-year integrated LLB course after Class 12. The LLB course is now available in two formats for two different audiences – 5-year integrated LLB course for Class 12 pass-outs and a 3-year LLB course for graduates of any stream. The advantage is that those who miss the bus after Class 12 due to various reasons still have an opportunity to study law after graduation.
As far as syllabus ( Ref Punjab University Syllabus for BA LLB) is concerned since BA LLB is integrated course the students study law papers right from the first semester onwards like Law of Torts, Consumer Protection Laws, Law of contract etc. These law related papers and English is compulsory but the students can choose papers form Political science, History, economics, sociology etc. In the second semester they study Jurisprudence and Special contracts. Like that in every semester there are some papers from the Law field. After 3 years, that is 7th semester onwards the BA papers are taken as major and minor and there are other papers of law like Business law, international law etc.
As far as syllabus of LLB is concerned the students takes up LLB after they have already completed their graduation and the course only includes courses from law Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Law of contracts, Family Law , Law of crimes etc.
Both the courses include summer training and also the students attend court.