LLB 5 Years Programme

WHAT IS LLB?

The Bachelor of Laws (Latin: Legum Baccalaureus; LL.B. or B.L.) is an undergraduate degree in law (or a first professional degree in law, depending on jurisdiction) originating in England and offered in most common law jurisdictions. The “LL.” of the abbreviation for the degree is from the genitive plural legum (of lex, law). Creating an abbreviation for a plural, especially from Latin, is often done by doubling the first letter (e.g., “pp” for “pages”), thus “LL.B.” stands for Legum Baccalaureus in Latin. It is sometimes erroneously called “Bachelor of Legal Letters” to account for the double “L”.

Historically, in Canada, Bachelor of Laws was the name of the first degree in common law, but is also the name of the first degree in Quebec civil law awarded by a number of Quebec universities. Canadian common-law LL.B. programmes were, in practice, second-entry professional degrees, meaning that the vast majority of those admitted to an LL.B. programme were already holders of one or more degrees, or, at a minimum (with very few exceptions), have completed two years of study in a first-entry, undergraduate degree in another discipline. Today in Canada the predominant first degree in common law is the Juris Doctor degree having replaced the LL.B. Such is an example of serveral other countries of the World.

In Pakistan, LL.B. Course is offered by different universities with different period of time. For Example, Bahauddin Zakariya University is offering LL.B. (3 Years Program) after Graduation or Post-Graduation and LL.B. (5 Years Program) after Intermediate.