Law as a career option for science students
- June 14, 2021
- Posted by: Team CP
- Category: clat preparation
Are you a science student in search of a rewarding career path? Are you a person:
- who did really well in Class X and enrolled in the scientific stream as a natural choice? Because the majority of your friends in a comparable percentage range chose science, you followed suit. ‘Why science?’ was probably not a question that worried you at the time.
- Have never been excited about traditional professional alternatives such as medicine or engineering, but are unsure what to do after Class XII? Pure science graduation is almost always a no-no for you.
- Who wishes to follow your heart and do something that would provide you with enormous job pleasure over the course of 25-30 years of active work life while maintaining a good lifestyle and social status?
If you fall into one of the categories listed above, law is a career option you should seriously explore. The two most critical elements for success in any career route are “aptitude” and “attitude.” Here are some statistics to help you decide if law is the right career for you.
It is common knowledge that a legal career is no longer restricted to litigation. Increased corporate complexity, as a result of liberalisation, has opened up a plethora of fascinating job opportunities for law graduates, including legal consulting, specialised sectors such as taxation, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and so on. Legal journalism, legal process outsourcing, and judiciary are among the non-traditional solutions that are gaining traction in the legal community. Does it pique your interest?
Established lawyers are rising in social stature and enjoying a better quality of life. They follow a simple motto: ‘Do what you WANT, not what you CAN.’ As a result, people have mostly chosen this occupation rather than being forced into it. Does it strike you as motivational?
Let’s take a look at what successful lawyers have in common:
- They’re voracious readers.
- They have a high level of logical reasoning.
- They pay close attention to the smallest of details.
- Their communication abilities are excellent.
Academically strong kids, on the whole, have good reading skills. Their inherent strength is logical reasoning. Communication skills and attention to detail are primarily innate qualities that can be honed with deliberate effort. It’s no surprise that science students account for about 40% of students in top NLUs. Do you have what it takes?
The Common Law Admission Test, or CLAT, is a stepping stone to some of the most prestigious National Law Universities, which provide five-year integrated law programmes. CLAT does not require any prior subject knowledge of any stream chosen after Class X because it is an aptitude examination. Science students are thought to have a high aptitude level and are thus as good rivals for CLAT preparation as any other stream.
Finally, you want to be acknowledged as a successful lawyer and alumnus of a prominent law school a few years down the road to build your reputation. It won’t make a difference if you studied humanities, commerce, or science for two years after Class X.