Leading law firms are the most sought after destination for Law Graduates. As part of a law firm, one advises clients about their legal rights and recourses as well as other legal matters. Careers in the leading law firms are characterized by high pay packages and fast career progression. Graduates can work across multiple domains of law or choose to specialize in specific fast growing domains like IPR, Cyber Law etc.
Law graduates work with a company/corporate entity as an in-house legal counsel, advising on legal matters related to its business. An in-house counsel plays an important role in drafting, vetting and negotiating contracts; ensuring and monitoring compliance with rules and laws; and handling legal disputes.
Litigation provides a wide range of employment options in both private and public spheres. Here, focus is on appellate work, trial-level practice, civil litigation or criminal cases. Litigators may start with lower entry level salaries than their counterparts in the corporate sector, but can grow at a much faster pace.
Judicial Services/Civil Services
Law Graduates who are looking to be part of the prestigious civil services, can prepare for the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Exciting opportunities exists for graduates who wish to contribute towards shaping the future of the country.
If social-legal issues excite you, a promising career in Law exists with NGOs and Civil Society Organizations. Law school graduates may get opportunities to work with international organizations such as the United Nations and with international tribunals like International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court etc.
Legal Processing Outsourcing
Legal Processing outsourcing (LPO) is the delegation of core legal functions like making first drafts of cases, compliance work, legal research, etc. to an external counsel. The assigned task is completed on the basis of set parameters and fixed timelines. In this field one can work at a reputed MNCs by pursuing a career in LPO.
A judicial clerkship is an extremely valuable experience for students interested in either litigation or transactional work; it provides invaluable insights into the workings of the legal system. Law clerks act as legal assistants whose duties vary from court to court and judge to judge.
Media and Law
As professionals, both journalism and law are intertwined as they require superior research and writing skills as well as a critical knowledge of the government and the legal system. Legal journalism covers legal proceedings in courts, arbitration events, criminal matters, etc., which are disseminated to the public. It includes legal publishing and law reporting.
|Stream||Graduation||After Graduation||After Post Graduation|
|Clear Class XII in Any stream||Pursue BA.LLB/ BBA.LLLB/ B.Com. LLB for 5 years||Pursue LLM in Multiple Specialization for 1-2 years||Pursue PhD in Multiple Specializations|
|Clear Class XII in Any stream||Pursue Graduation in any Discipline for 3-4 years||Pursue LLB for 3 years||Pursue LLM in Multiple Specializations for 1-2 years|
- Most of the colleges have eligibility criteria of minimum 50% aggregate marks in Class XII
- Some colleges/ universities also have an age limit
- Some colleges also have eligibility criteria of minimum 45% aggregate marks in Class XII for general category and 40% aggregate marks in Class XII for SC & ST category candidates.
- B.Sc. LLB, BBA.LLB. and B.Com. LLB. are available as courses only in selected colleges.
- No mandatory subject in Class XII.
- Entry to top level colleges requires a high score in entrance tests like CLAT/LSAT/AILET amongst others.
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- Meet and consult clients to understand and manage their legal transactions
- Draft official papers, letters and agreements personalized to the client’s specific requirements
- Suggest clients on legal and law matters according to their case
- Gather evidence to formulate defense strategy, by means of interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts
- Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses
- Analyze probable scenarios in cases, using knowledge of legal theory and precedents
- Negotiate and bargain with clients and other related network partners to achieve the given objective
- Manage and supervise the execution and drafting of contracts
- Correspond with clients and conflicting advocates
- Represent clients in Court during disputes