Law is a favourite subject of the Civil Service Aspirant both for the All India services as well as the State Services. When you enrol for the law paper you are automatically enrolling for preparing for your mains paper, without wasting any additional time. Also things such as the Constitution and questions and issues of social, political and legal importance are an essential part of the CSAT or the prelims examination. Most importantly once you qualify the paper you have to clear the all important interview round. Law school activities such as mooting, debating, conferences, vivas and presentations allow you to take the round with confidence and surety. See any year’s list of selected aspirants. You will be surprised as to the number of applicants who qualify from law.
The best part is that it is only available to law students. The Judicial services and Higher judicial services require the student to become a judge where the student is 20s something. So imagine a 23 year old dotting the town in a blue beacon car. After some years, you are eligible to sit for Higher Judicial Services (HJS), which in many cases culminates as Judge of the High Court and your blue beacon gets converted into a red beacon. This option is a great favourite of all the sarkari naukri and society mein izzat fans. The spacious bungalows, guaranteed compensation and a retinue of domestic help comes as a part of the package.
A CS complemented with law is a powerful combination to join a company. You can simultaneously enrol for a CS degree. A CS has to ensure regulatory compliance of the company and ensure the business is carried on with all the procedures required by law. Especially if the company is a public limited company or when the company is a listed company the company secretaryï¿½s role becomes all the more important where all corporate communication and relations with the stock exchange and public authorities go through him/her. Economically very lucrative.
Entrepreneurs and Business
If you have parent is a business person ask them how much of law comes into play. Knowing the law ensures that you are not only do your business ethically but youre able to use your knowledge to save yourselves of regulatory hurdles and avoidable taxes. Handle labour Unions. Ensure your trademarks are registered. Your shareholders are protected. Consumers do not sue you. And on and on. But most importantly five years at law school give you the all important skill of communication, quick response and thinking on the edge making you a formidable player in the market.
Banking, Investment and Finance
Not only do banks and financials instates have PO level ranks for their legal departments, you can also be at the core level of banking, finance and investment teams as not only does law school make you a hard yet diplomatic negotiator, but with international rules regulations, mergers, takeovers, listing codes, contracts, agreements and bank permissions law is considered a great degree in business. Academics and Research
Gone are the days when an academic profile was spelt B-O-R-I-N-G. With so much happening on the legal scene there is immense possibility of an opportunity developing a career as an academic. A tenured faculty position or a research position in one of Govtï¿½s departments and or other places has changed phenomenally when it comes either in quality of work or quantum of payment.
Politics and Other Public Careers
A knowledge of law and society is a great supplement to your political aspirations. You would be surprised as to so many politicians including many of our Prime Ministers and global leaders went to law school. Additionally you can also become counsellors, work with NGOs, international organizations like the United Nations and its agencies as well.
This comes as an added advantage just by going to law school……Jokes apart every modern human activity has a legal interface whether it is sports, music, publishing ,fashion designing writing, etc, and you can always specialize in the sub domain of an area of your interest.