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Career Guidance

A Career in Law
By Ameen Mudassar


History is full of Presidents, Freedom Fighters and visionaries who practiced law in their initial years. Even today itís the first choice for thousands of College students who aspire for a career in Law which offers them not only lucrative salaries but also great honour and prestige. Here are some statistics about a Career in Law.


Courses:

5 year - Integrated course - BA LLB / BSc LLB / BPSc LLB

3 year - Bachelor of Law (LLB), Bachelor of General Laws (BGL)

2 year Ė Masters of Laws (LLM), Master of Comparative Laws (MCL)

Doctor in Law (LLD)


Eligibility

For all Bachelorís courses : Atleast 50 % in +12. (Arts/Science/Commerce)

For Masterís courses : Passed graduation in Law with atleast 50 %

For 5 year Integrated courses : Atleast 50 % in +12. (Arts/Science/Commerce)


Personality requirements

1. Smart Intelligence, good logical and analytical skills.

2. Good understanding of laws and its implementation whenever & wherever applicable.

3. Ability to remember and recall thousands of Laws, acts, articles, etc..

4. Good Communication (verbal & written Ė local language & English) is a must.

5. Powerful willingness to Speak Truth.


Branches of Law

Like in all careers, there are several specialisation in Law like - Criminal Law, Property Law, Cyber Law, Marriage Law, Taxation and Labour Law, Excise Law, etc.. These specialisations can be acquired during graduation or after graduation through regular / distance mode courses.


Famous Law Schools

1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.

2. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad.

3. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.

4. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.

5. West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.

6. The Indian Law Institute (NLI), New Delhi.

These Law schools admit candidates through an entrance test. Admission notifications are issued during January / February every year.


Distance Education

1. NLSIU Bangalore offers Masterís in Business Law (MBL), Diploma in Human rights Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, Ethics & Medicine.

2. Indian Institute of Taxation, Trivandrum offers 1yr Diploma in Tax laws.

3. Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka offers LLM course.

4. National Law University, Jodhpur offers Masters in Trade law and Masters in Criminal Law & forensic science.


Job Prospects

A successful law graduate can find good job opportunities in

1. Indian Legal Service as Law Officers, Assistant Advisors, Legal Advisors, Deputy Advisor, Legal Assistant , Magistrates, Munsif, Sub-Magistrate, Public Prosecutor, Legal secretaries, Law Inspectors, etc.

2. Consulting : Lawyers who specialize in Taxation & labour laws, Company Law, Investment & Security Law, Corporate Law, Patent Laws, are appointed as Legal consultants / Advisors by MNCís, Public / Private sector industries, firms, companies, etc.

3. Private Practice : Once a law graduate registers with the Bar Council of India, he/she can begin independent practice. Having specialisation in 2 or 3 sectors like civil laws, property laws or criminal laws (for example) can help in getting more clients.

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