CLAT(LLM) guidance please.


Hello friends,

I am a final semester BA.LLB. student of India and a CLAT(Common Law Admission Test) aspirant for LLM in 2012. As a stay in a fairly small town with hardly any access to good law book stores, law library, lack of law faculty guidance etc, therefore i doubt if can make my way to CLAT by this virtue. So, i am unable to make out my preparation plan in a methodical, systematised & well-updated mannner. Here are some my queries-

a/ Should i undergo any coaching after completion of this course? If so, kindly name some of the good coaching centres that provides quality study material & guidance upon content prescribed for CLAT(LLM).

b/ If self-study alone will suffice, then please suggest me some good & authentic books(name of the book, writer & publisher) upon the following subjects-
i/ Criminal Law(CrPC, Criminology, IPC, Evidence)
ii/ Law of Contracts & Torts
iii/ Jurisprudence/legal theory
iv/ Constitutional Law

c/ As you are aware of the fact that there is an essay section in CLAT(LLM) question paper that consists of 2 compulsory essays containing 50 marks each. I hope comparing to the 100 marks MCQs, this 2 essays will determine one's destiny. So, can anyone suggest some law magazines/periodicals (please mention the name, publisher) that publishes day-to-day topics & has authentic study materials?

I'll be very grateful for any experienced & painstaking advice & will eagerly wait for it.

Yours sincerely,
shining_star.
Hello friends,

I am a final semester BA.LLB. student of India and a CLAT(Common Law Admission Test) aspirant for LLM in 2012. As a stay in a fairly small town with hardly any access to good law book stores, law library, lack of law faculty guidance etc, therefore i doubt if can make my way to CLAT by this virtue. So, i am unable to make out my preparation plan in a methodical, systematised & well-updated mannner. Here are some my queries-

a/ Should i undergo any coaching after completion of this course? If so, kindly name some of the good coaching centres that provides quality study material & guidance upon content prescribed for CLAT(LLM).

b/ If self-study alone will suffice, then please suggest me some good & authentic books(name of the book, writer & publisher) upon the following subjects-
i/ Criminal Law(CrPC, Criminology, IPC, Evidence)
ii/ Law of Contracts & Torts
iii/ Jurisprudence/legal theory
iv/ Constitutional Law

c/ As you are aware of the fact that there is an essay section in CLAT(LLM) question paper that consists of 2 compulsory essays containing 50 marks each. I hope comparing to the 100 marks MCQs, this 2 essays will determine one's destiny. So, can anyone suggest some law magazines/periodicals (please mention the name, publisher) that publishes day-to-day topics & has authentic study materials?

I'll be very grateful for any experienced & painstaking advice & will eagerly wait for it.

Yours sincerely,
shining_star.
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simone
Is there CLAT for LLM too? I had no clue - thought it was only for LLB! Anyway, this site can help you -
http://entrance-exam.net/clat-llm-2010/

I strongly suggest you finish your BALLB and WORK for at least a year before you apply for LLM. Else, LLM will be like a sixth year of law school and will not serve as an advanced law degree that it is supposed to be. I honestly believe working for a year or two before advanced studies give you a great edge and a much needed perspective for legal studies. You also seem to want information about basic textbooks in law which are required to pass CLAT. I suggest you actually work and study (at home) for a couple of years before jumping in for an LLM. I don't see much value addition by an LLM degree without the required foundation.

Also, please consider applying to US and UK universities for your LLM. Indian Universities sadly offer one of the poorest quality LLM courses in the world and is not really sought after. Again this is my personal opinion and you have the discretion to take it in any which way you please.
LLM in India will not only waste your 2 years but will also not add great value right now.

If you still need names of authoritative books on the subjects you listed, please PM me and I will be happy to help.

Best of Luck!
Is there CLAT for LLM too? I had no clue - thought it was only for LLB! Anyway, this site can help you -
http://entrance-exam.net/clat-llm-2010/

I strongly suggest you finish your BALLB and WORK for at least a year before you apply for LLM. Else, LLM will be like a sixth year of law school and will not serve as an advanced law degree that it is supposed to be. I honestly believe working for a year or two before advanced studies give you a great edge and a much needed perspective for legal studies. You also seem to want information about basic textbooks in law which are required to pass CLAT. I suggest you actually work and study (at home) for a couple of years before jumping in for an LLM. I don't see much value addition by an LLM degree without the required foundation.

Also, please consider applying to US and UK universities for your LLM. Indian Universities sadly offer one of the poorest quality LLM courses in the world and is not really sought after. Again this is my personal opinion and you have the discretion to take it in any which way you please.
LLM in India will not only waste your 2 years but will also not add great value right now.

If you still need names of authoritative books on the subjects you listed, please PM me and I will be happy to help.

Best of Luck!
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Simone, thank you very much for your experienced opinion. Actually i do not have any dearth of books for the aforementioned subjects for CLAT(LLM). Still asked for some so as to have an upgraded knowledge. Well, as you suggested me to work after BALLB, but i guess with an UPPER SECOND CLASS(56%), i doubt if i can get any satisfactory job. Moreover, i'm afraid to lose the rhythm of academic study once i get into the job market.
Further, an US/UK LLM has always been like my greatest & impossible dream for me. Infact, i used to check some of the prominent UK based law school websites. But the point that disappoints & frustrates me a lot is FIRST CLASS requirement(in most of the law schools) to get admitted to LLM course. And if i get admitted also, i cannot self-sponsor the course fees, being a middle class Indian(need a scholarship). Therefore, i am forced to shut down my dreams in my heart. Because, there's none to guide & help me to study in a world-class University.

Any suggestions further will be highly solicited.

Warm regards,
shining_star.
Simone, thank you very much for your experienced opinion. Actually i do not have any dearth of books for the aforementioned subjects for CLAT(LLM). Still asked for some so as to have an upgraded knowledge. Well, as you suggested me to work after BALLB, but i guess with an UPPER SECOND CLASS(56%), i doubt if i can get any satisfactory job. Moreover, i'm afraid to lose the rhythm of academic study once i get into the job market.
Further, an US/UK LLM has always been like my greatest & impossible dream for me. Infact, i used to check some of the prominent UK based law school websites. But the point that disappoints & frustrates me a lot is FIRST CLASS requirement(in most of the law schools) to get admitted to LLM course. And if i get admitted also, i cannot self-sponsor the course fees, being a middle class Indian(need a scholarship). Therefore, i am forced to shut down my dreams in my heart. Because, there's none to guide & help me to study in a world-class University.

Any suggestions further will be highly solicited.

Warm regards,
shining_star.
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Anant S.
I m also in search for books to prepare for LLM CLAT entrance.........can any suggest me some good books......
I m also in search for books to prepare for LLM CLAT entrance.........can any suggest me some good books......
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i have the entire clat llm materials...in soft copy format.....(they sell the materials in soft copy)as there r hardly any institute who gives coaching for clat llm....i dont need d materials anymore .....so im willing to give it to any1 who needs it...at a nominal value...for details contact.... 9662060310@yahoo.com
i have the entire clat llm materials...in soft copy format.....(they sell the materials in soft copy)as there r hardly any institute who gives coaching for clat llm....i dont need d materials anymore .....so im willing to give it to any1 who needs it...at a nominal value...for details contact.... 9662060310@yahoo.com
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sorry i knw m replyng late bt hope it ll help u..
i ll suggest u 2 read some basic buk and built ur base,clear ur concept before stdng any material et al

first of all concentrate on bare provisions read some basic book
lyk for
IPC - Ratanlal & Dhirajlal or Pillai
Contract- Avtar Singh
Consti- if ur concept is clear den opt for V.N shukla or M.P singh if its nt den frst read 'Intro to the constitution of India' first its a thin buk and ll surely help u.
Tort- Bangia
CrPC- kelkar

and for Jurisprudence you have 2 refer couple of books and i dnt really have idea abt juris so if u fnd ne book plz let me knw :)
sorry i knw m replyng late bt hope it ll help u..
i ll suggest u 2 read some basic buk and built ur base,clear ur concept before stdng any material et al

first of all concentrate on bare provisions read some basic book
lyk for
IPC - Ratanlal & Dhirajlal or Pillai
Contract- Avtar Singh
Consti- if ur concept is clear den opt for V.N shukla or M.P singh if its nt den frst read 'Intro to the constitution of India' first its a thin buk and ll surely help u.
Tort- Bangia
CrPC- kelkar

and for Jurisprudence you have 2 refer couple of books and i dnt really have idea abt juris so if u fnd ne book plz let me knw :)
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For jurisprudence book of Mani Tripathi is good as the language used therein is easy to understand and concepts will b get cleared very easily
For jurisprudence book of Mani Tripathi is good as the language used therein is easy to understand and concepts will b get cleared very easily
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