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How to become a Barrister after hsc staying in Dhaka

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(This post is lastly updated on 29 January 2016)

How to become a Barrister After HSC Staying in Dhaka

For HSC students, there are 12 subjects in LLB under University of London. For BA/MA/MBA/BBA, there are 09 subjects. No Exemption is awarded for Bangladeshi LLB/LLM passed students. One thing should be noted by the Bangladeshi Barrister Aspirants that no local LLB qualification/degree  is taken into account by the UK authority. Therefore; if you want to be a barrister, you should start with LLB  under University of London, and of course it is possible to do so even staying in Bangladesh.


Legal Profession in the World/Bangladesh

All-honor, dignity and money- are offered in the legal profession in Bangladesh. Old is gold, is only applicable for the profession of all times, the legal profession. One can enter this profession after HSC, DEGREE, HONOURS, and MASTERS in any subject or group. It offers career options even after A-level/HSC.

How to become a Barrister from Bangladesh

How to become a Barrister from Bangladesh

Law as a professional is much more recognized in our society from the British rule in the subcontinent. After the birth of Bangladesh in the year 1971, the legal profession has been also popular among the student of the country.

In Bangladesh you have to complete LLB degree first from any public, private or affiliated colleges of national university of Bangladesh and secondly you have appear before the Bar council exam for getting permission in the court practices.

Becoming a Barrister From Bangaldesh

It is the British qualification anyone can achieve either staying in Bangladesh during academic studies or directly studying at any British university in the UK. It is compulsory to get practical experiences at the law firm in London staying there for the duration of at least 09 months.

How to become a Barrister after HSC

How to become a Barrister after HSC


Barristers’ Association of Bangladesh (BAB)

Barristers’ Association of Bangladesh (BAB), established in 1960s, is a non-profit making organization in Bangladesh. The BAB has been working for the development of legal profession, and enactment of suitable legislation in the country. Moreover the BAB is tryst of barristers of all generation. ‘Always for Justice’ is the slogan of BAB.

The Steps/ Phases for being a Barrister

Step 1_Obtain LLB degree from any UK government recognized university. Any Bangladeshi student can obtain LLB from the University of London staying in Dhaka and appearing LLB exam at the British Council in Dhaka for which students have to pay additional exam center fee £43 per exam sitting. One can complete his or her LLB from the University of London by passing in the nine law papers for which one has to pay £ 1800 (approx.).

Step 2_Attend the Bar Professional Training Course in London that needs one year of full time study or two years of part-time study. Graduates other than law disciplines at the university can also go for training just after doing a conversion course on law.

Step 3_ Attend pupilage at a barrister’s chambers.

Step 4_Obtain tenancy at a barrister’s chamber as a self employed barrister.

Thus one can become a barrister.

How to become a Barrister after hsc staying in Dhaka

How to become a Barrister after hsc staying in Dhaka

Become Barrister after HSC:

HSC qualified students have to do a diploma course on basic law and then they will get into admitted in the LLB courses for applying the Bar professional training courses. You have to spend 02 year in diploma and two/three years in LLB courses.


Subject List for Barrister if HSC/A-Level Passed

Standard Entry LLB structure –
Qualifying Law Degree route after HSC/A-Level
Level 1 

One compulsory module
Common law reasoning and institutions
Three core modules
Contract law
Criminal law
Public law
Level 2 

One core module
Tort law
Level 3  

One compulsory module
Jurisprudence and legal theory
Three core modules
Equity and Trusts
Property law
EU law

Three optional modules chosen from
Administrative law
Civil and criminal procedure
Commercial law
Company law
Conflict of laws
Family law
Intellectual property
International protection of human rights
Introduction to Islamic law
Labour law
Public international law

University of London’s Affiliated Institutes in Dhaka:

Hopefully more than 10 institutes in Dhaka offers courses of the University of London here in Dhaka at a reasonable cost/service charges in addition to set fees to be sent to London.

Details can be found at the following addresses: 

The Address of the Bar at London:

The Bar Council, 289-393 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ, DX: 240 LDE, United Kingdom.

Tell: 020 7242 0082

The Address of the University of London:

Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, United kingdom

Tell: 4420 7862 8000

 Final talk, students from other background are highly encouraged to do bar professional training courses in the UK.

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43 thoughts on “How to become a Barrister from Bangladesh

  • MD Faizul

    Mr. Abadat Hossain

    I’ve done LLB and LLM from a private university of Bangladesh.
    Could you please tell me what would be my options to do the bar-at-law ? Do I need to obtain a LLB again from any UK university or there is any other option exists for me ??

    I hope you’de reply me 🙂

  • Md Rakib Uddin Chowdhury

    A student after passing the HSC degree he can easily start this type of education for which he of she have to be admitted into a University School of London. Such type institutions are available in Bangladesh. After passing graduation degree a student can also start this education.

    Different is that A HSC student have to complete 12 subjects and a graduate have to be passed only 9 subjects. 3 Subjects will be exempted for degree student. At first to complete LLB (Hon’s) degree from the University School of London from home or may be abroad which cost is minimal.

    After LLB Hon’s he has to go abroad (London) wherein number of universities available. That cost a little bit high. Approximate cost is at least 15 Lac taka in London. Depend on University to University. Most of the Citizens of Bangladesh have ability to expense this money if they can try. Note that there is bank loan facilities for the promising students in Bangladesh/United Kingdom.

    However at last in a nutshell I would like to say that I have a desire ness to make a barrister from my family. For which I have discussed with my son which is now studding at East West University in 3rd Semester, with my Son younger son in law who did Master Degree on Chemistry from a reputed University in Bangladesh and elder son in law who did also Master Degree from Accounting subject from a renowned University and whose wise have passed B com this year and achieved 1st Class under National University.

    After discussion a fruitful result came to achievement. My younger son in law Mr. has decided to start this education and we will get admission on next Saturday as confirmed today. He has decided to admit Mr. Andalib Rahman Partha’s Institution which is situated at Bashundara.

    So I would request you all to pray for may as well as of my family member so that my desire ness is full filled in future by the grace of Al mighty Allah.

    • Abadat Hossain Post author

      Dear Mr. Md Rakib Uddin Chowdhury,

      Thanks for your guiding comments. We are also agreed to your understanding.

      We think your comment has simplified the matter further, and this will guide the future LLB students.


    • afkahin

      sir,Ami hsc complete koresi…..Ami British school of law te admit hote chai…..okhane admit hote ki kono xm dite hobe???na direct admission neya jaabe???plz….janaben…..

  • Akbar Fahim Diwan

    in bd universities like LCLS or BSL? what is the total cost of achieving the degree from bd? actually it was my childhood desire to become a barrister but i’ve heard that it is much expensive like it costs over 65lacs, is it true?

    • Abadat Hossain Post author

      Dear Fahim,

      Thanks a lot for your questions.

      You are welcome in law profession.

      You are to get LLB (Honours) from University of London, which is done in BD and costing is Taka about 4 lacs.

      Secondly you have to take professional training in UK for a year and it will cost taka 18 lacs but you will get part-time job facility in London. It means you get some earning also there.


        • Abdul Kadir Post author

          Dear Imran,

          There are several good institute in Dhaka that offers LLB Degree of University of London.

          Talk to them Mobile: +88 01977227788 or Mobile: +88 01977337788

          Refer to our I AM A STUDENT.

    • Abdul Kadir Post author

      Dear Imran,

      We wish you a success in law profession.

      Your LLB must be under LONDON UNIVERSITY.AS no Bangladeshi degree is recognized in the UK.

      Personal study should be more; local academy may be a guide only.

      Go ahead, dear.

  • Farhana

    I am starting 2yr pass course under national university. Then i have to study llb from uk university? My qus is after complete this course duration of llb course & Name of university in bd under unibersity of london which cost low?

    • Abdul Kadir Post author

      Dear Farhana,

      Thanks for your interest in LLB.

      After degree/HSC, you can get admitted into UK based LLB in Dhaka. The course will take three to four years. There are at lest 10 institute in Dhaka that offers UK LLB. You can contact us later when you need.


  • Md. Bulbul Rahman

    Dear Sir,

    I am Bulbul have completed MBA & LLB from Dhaka International University now doing practice as pupillage Judge court and now I want to be a barrister what is the way & how mush cost will be?

    • Abdul Kadir Post author

      Dear Bulbul,

      Thanks for your interest in Legal profession particularly in Barrister-ship.

      You have to do LLB again under University of London which can also be done in Dhaka costing Approx. BDT 3-4 lac and thereafter you have to take Bar professional course for nine months at London costing BDT 12-15lac in toto.

      Thanks and wish you all the best.

      • Md. Bulbul Rahman

        Dear Sir.

        How many time to take that i can complete uk LLB from Dhaka through british council that means i want to say can i complete with in one year if don’t fail any subject.


  • Md. Bulbul Rahman

    Dear Sir,

    I want to personally study UK LLB from Bangladesh without aid of UK Bangladeshi institution please let me know how way I have to start my study british council & how much cost will be for getting admission under London University LLB.

  • Md. Bulbul Rahman

    Dear Sir,
    I have completed MBA & LLB(pass) from Dhaka International University. Total 22 subject I have completed for LLB(pass). Now which subject I’ll have to be completed for uk LLB for Bar at Law. For Bar at Law uk LLB or LLB(hons) which will be better and short cut way to complete LLB. Please mention subject name for uk LLB to consider my present qualification. Give me approximate cost to complete Bar at Law.

    Thanks & regards


  • Md. Ashrafuzzaman Al Kobir Khan

    Dear Sir,
    I have completed MBA & LLB(pass) from one of private university of Bangladesh. Total 22 subject I have completed for LLB(pass). Now which subject I’ll have to be completed for uk LLB for Bar at Law. For Bar at Law uk LLB or LLB(hons) which will be better and short cut way to complete LLB. Please mention subject name for uk LLB to consider my present qualification. Give me approximate cost to complete Bar at Law.

    Thanks & regards

    • Abdul Kadir Post author

      Dear Md. Ashrafuzzaman Al Kobir Khan,

      Thanks for your interest in BAR.

      You can do it from Dhaka. In this regard, you may get some exemption but you have to LLB again. For details see

  • Md shawon

    Hi, I haved completed my legal study ( foundation of law) from university of BPP London. Now I want to complete my LLB from bangladesh under the British university. Is it possible to finish the LLB (HONS) in 2 years. Also I want to do BPTC From Australia . Please help me by giving the information. Thanks

      • kishan chowdhury

        Dear sir,
        at this moment am a student of HSC 2nd year. After my HSC i want to study Barristery.For so your guidlines are seen by me, but i want to know about the job profile……
        would u please tell me about job profile for berristery?
        Thank you

        • Abdul Kadir Post author

          Dear Kishan,

          Job profile includes independent practice, serving in the law firm and jobs as a legal officer.

          And many more..

    • kawser

      Dear sir,
      I have passed my HSC in 2013, now I am studying in Jagannath university, Dept of law.
      But I am not finding any interest on it,
      I want to get bar-at- law from Bangladesh.
      May you help me.
      Thanks for your help.

  • Sheikh Mamun Kabir

    I am Sheikh Mamun Kabir. I have completed BBA and MBA from Stamford University 10 years ago. Can I get admit for Bar at law in Dhaka under UK Universities?

  • Moosa

    I am BBA graduate from IBA (DU).I have keen interest to become a barrister.. can you tell me the pathways?.. and please mention that I am doing full time job here.. Is it possible to earn the degree privately without any help of the institution? And finally let me know the cost of studying..
    Thank you in advance..

  • Ahmed Masud

    i have passed hsc exm getting gpa 4.67 and my ssc result is gpa i want to be a barrister .can i admite myself into any institute ,under universty of london ? so would you plz tell me what sould i do for that .which institute would be best .and plz let me know about the cost of this totall course