Can I Do LLM without LLB?

Can I Do LLM without LLB?

While it is not common, it is sometimes possible to pursue an LLM without having an LLB or an equivalent law degree such as a PGDL, GDL or JD. The eligibility requirements for LLM programmes vary among universities and countries, so it is important to research specific institutions and their admission criteria.

Some universities may accept candidates with a degree in a related field onto their LLM programmes, such as political science, international relations, or a similar discipline. These candidates may be required to demonstrate a strong background in legal studies or have relevant work experience to compensate for the absence of an LLB.

Other universities may offer specialised LLM programmes designed for non-law graduates, known as conversion or preparatory LLM programme. These programs are specifically tailored to provide foundational legal knowledge and skills to individuals without a law degree. They typically cover core law subjects and aim to bring students up to a level comparable to LLB graduates.
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