LAW AS A CAREER
- August 14, 2015
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Uncategorized
Law is a very popular career choice in India and one of the most sought after professional courses. However if you are one of those aspirants who are looking to build a career in law or have a slight inclination in towards the profession this article should help you better understand the profession. There are various specializations which one can undertake in law i.e. criminal law, cyber law, patent law, corporate law, environmental law etc.
However it is important to assess a few character traits before you take the plunge to enroll yourself in a Law program. It should be kept in mind that Law is a career which not only requires a lot of patience but logical argumentative abilities, hard work and the dedication to excel. Nothing to panic about so if you have patience and can coherently put across your arguments in any type of discussion you have at home, school or on any other forum and have the flare to be dedicated this profession will be something you can think about.
Often those who opt for Law are faced with two options.
- choosing a three year law course after graduation in any discipline
- 5 year course after finishing 12th class.
Those interested in pursuing the five year course have to start preparing for the CLAT exam (Combined Law Admission Test). CLAT tests the candidates knowledge in English, legal aptitude, general knowledge, logical reasoning etc. For the three year programme most colleges take an entrance test as per their guidelines.
Like every other profession, doing law will not guarantee a hassle free career path, lawyers too have to endure through a struggle period. The struggle starts fading away once one trains under a Senior Counsel, which can be very helpful in getting to know the tricks of the profession. However those who want to pursue things on their own can as everything is possible with determination and hard work.
For a Law graduate the options are not limited. Below are a list of some options one can choose from after law
- Advocate in Court of law
- An advocate in a corporate firm
- Clear the exams conducted by the Public Service Commission and become a judge
- With some experience one can be a Solicitor General, Public Prosecutor
- Working with government departments and ministries
- Legal advisors for various organizations, NGO’s, teach law etc.
Something to keep in mind that those who wish to practice law in courts need to register themselves in the Bar Council of India (BCI) and practice in courts under senior lawyers. Practicing in court will not only equip one with enhancing their chances of being hired by a law firm or senior lawyers but help in gaining substantial experience.