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Scope of LLM (Master of Law), Career, Specializations, Benefits & Tips


Master of Law is a highly valuable degree not only in Pakistan but also in the entire world. LLM is a post graduate degree designed for those lawyers who want to specialize in any particular field of law. It is a two years program in Pakistan. LLM is a post graduate degree in the field of law. No distance learning university is offering Master of Law program in Pakistan. LLM is research base program so it cultivate the habit of research in students which helps them a lot in their legal practice.

LLM is a regular programs but practicing lawyer can join this program in evening till now as HEC has recommended to conduct the LLM classes in morning only. Although LLM program is available under annual system but now HEC has also recommended that LLM program should be be based on semester system, having four semesters. According to HEC, LLM will be equivalent to M.Phil degree and it will be a thirty credit hours program (24 credit hours for the course-work and six credit hours for the thesis /research paper).


Scope of LLM (Master of Law), Career, Specializations, Benefits & Tips

Entry Requirements
Candidates having LLB degree with minimum second division or CGPA of 3.00 can apply for admission LLM program. The students with strong academic back ground are given preference. Medium of instruction and medium of exam is English in LLM program. Students also have to write a thesis in LLM.

Some Popular LLM Areas of Specialization
Corporate Law
International Trade Law
International Law
Human Rights
Islamic Commercial Law
Muslim Family Law
Shariah (Islamic Law & Jurisprudence)
Intellectual Property Law
Taxation Law

Why LLM?/Advantages of Master of Law
LLM degree equips you with in depth knowledge of law and you can appear in the exams of civil judge and session judge with better preparation. LLM degree holder are also given preference in final selection. It also increases your confidence which will be helpful in your legal practice. You can join any law college as part time or full time lecturer which also effects positively on your practice.

In Pakistan many students get admission in MA degree after LLB which is not a right approach as one should specialize in his field as master of everything is the master of nothing. LLM should be the first priority of every lawyer. You can save your one year if you do LLM from UK as the duration of LLM is one year in United Kingdom and many other countries. LLM degree also helps you in CSS and PMS exams. Master of law increase your employment opportunities in legal firms and legal sections of government and private organizations. If you want to excel in the field of law then you must go for LLM as in enhances your repute and client-age.Multinational companies and even ordinary clients like to hire a specialized lawyer.

Who Should Go for LLM Degree
1-Lawyers who have thirst for knowledge.
2-Candidate of competitive exams.
3-Lawyer who want to appear in judiciary exams.
4-Lecturer job seekers in law schools.
5-Practicing lawyers who want specialize in any specific area of law.

Career & Scope
Lecturer in law schools.
Legal adviser of multinational companies.
District and sessions judge.
Public prosecutor.
Attorney general.
Advocate general.
Investigation police.
Legal writer.
Public servant
Legal adviser of different government departments.
Civil Judge.
Investigation officer in different agencies.
Legal consultant of banks and financial organizations.

HEC has proposed following subjects for LLM.
1. Administrative Law.
2. Alternate Dispute Resolution
3. Banking Laws
4. Commercial/ Business Laws
5. Company /Corporate Law
6. Comparative Constitutional Laws
7. Comparative Environmental Law
8. Comparative Human Rights
9. Comparative Study of Islamic and Western Jurisprudence
10. Constitutional Law of Pakistan
11. Criminology
12. Intellectual Property
13. International Economic Law
14. International Trade Law
15. Islamic Laws
16. Labor Laws
17. Law and Politics
18. Law and Society in South Asia
19. Law of Evidence
20. Law of International Institutions
21. Taxation
22. Legal History of Pakistan and India
23. Shipping Laws
24. Western Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

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