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The undergraduate degree in law is Bachelor of Laws (LLB). In Nigeria and the US, you need a law degree (LLB in Nigeria; JD or LLB in the US) before you can become a lawyer. LLB is spelt LLB or LL.B., never L.L.B. But many lawyers do not understand how come or why this strange […]
The Bachelor of Laws (NOT Bachelor of Law or Bachelor in Law) degree is abbreviated as LLB or LL.B (NEVER L.L.B.). But many lawyers do not understand how come or why this strange abbreviation. Well, it comes from Latin. The Latin word lex means law. Its plural is legum. Creating an abbreviation for a plural, […]