Legal profession is one of the growing and lucrative Professionals all over the world. It is one of the most adventurous as well as exciting career. Gone are the days when black robes and courtrooms where the bread and butter of lawyers. From swanky corporate offices to jobs in movies and the media, lawyers have moved many moons away from the conventional and now live very much in the real world.

Law, for a layman, means a system of rules and guidelines, legally enforceable. But as a profession, it means lots more and encompasses various fields such as litigation, media, IP, academics, etc. The role of a lawyer in today’s era has completely evolved and moved many moons away from black robes and white collars to swanky corporate offices and jobs in movies and the media. Lawyers are the most sought after people by corporations and individuals, leaving a dearth of lawyers when looked up against the demand. As law incorporates diverse fields, it opens various options for law graduates. If you like proving your point, then why not choose a career where you do it all the time.

The areas of specialization in law are:

  • Cyber law: Deals with cyber crimes like hacking, IPR violation, credit card frauds, pornography, morphing, etc
  • Corporate law: Addresses governance, branding, patents, employee/dealer agreements and is one of the fastest growing areas.
  • Criminal: These people specialize in criminal matters such as theft, murder etc.
  • Real Estate: It deals with cases involving property.
  • Civil law: It is applicable in matters of property, contract and commercial issues like family inheritance
  • Tax law: Tax lawyers handle cases like income, wealth, gift tax, estate duty etc.
  • International law: It is set of international relation legal rules observed by all the nations in relation to one another.
  • Labour Law: It deals with the problems arising between the Management & the Labor of an organization.
  • Other: There are various other branches of law, which includes family law, constitutional law, corporate law, excise law, custom and transportation, environmental etc.
  • B.A. L.L.B: This is a 5-year course and the students can pursue this course after passing Class 12.
  • L.L.B.: This is a 3-year course, open for graduates.
  • L.L.M.: This is a postgraduate course in Law. The duration of the course is 2year. Students can pursue this course after completing B.A. L.L.B. or L.L.B.
  • In addition to LL.B. degree, many universities and institutes also offer other diploma courses in several disciplines of law, including Administrative Law, International Law, Labor Laws, Tax Laws and Corporate Laws.

Aspiring lawyers have to take the two-hour CLAT consisting of objective-type questions on English language, general knowledge, basic mathematics, legal and logical reasoning.

  • Analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Research skills
  • Speaking skills
  • Writing skills

Salaries depend on the specialization of a lawyer. Most associate trainees begin at Rs.35000-Rs.45000 per month. Corporate salaries may be Rs.60, 000-Rs.80, 000. MNCs might pay up to Rs.20-Rs.25 lakhs per annum after experience. Corporate or criminal lawyers typically earn more than public lawyers.

  • CLAT ( NLSIU, NALSAR, Hyderabad NLIU, Bhopal, WBNUJS, Kolkata,
  • NLU, Jodhpur, HNLU-Raipur,
  • NLU-Delhi
  • GLC, Mumbai (Three-year, and Five-year)
  • ILS, Pune (Five-year)
  • Symbiosis, Pune & Noida (Five-year)
  • NLU, Orissa
  • IP University, Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Central University
  • Harvard Law School
  • Faculty of Law- Oxford University
  • Faculty of Law- University of Cambridge
  • Yale Law School
  • New York University (NYU)- Law
  • Stanford Law School
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)- Law department
  • University of California, Berkeley (UCB) law
  • University of Chicago Law School