Law

Advice that matters

judge_katerina_limpitsouni

Highlights

1. About : It's all about laws and legal procedures

2. Get ready for : Logical reasoning, arguing, networking, legal updates.

3. How to go for it? : Integrated Law Course, Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)

4. Opportunities ahead : Corporate counsel, Law firms, Litigation, Professor/ Lecturer

5. Channel checks : Selection Process Adopted by Colleges, Litigation practices lawyers in India

6. Let’s be little futuristic : Hard to replace lawyers to provide legal practices

7. Useful links : Top Law Colleges in India, How to Become a Lawyer in India, Mahatma Gandhi as a Lawyer — Truth Incarnate, Myths About - The Indian Legal System And The Lawyers

8. 1dot1 Mentors : Utkarsh Mankad, Gauranshi, Achin Sondhi

About

Advocate or lawyer is one who has knowledge about law and legal procedures and can appear for someone before the court of law. They are solution providers to legal issues that could range from disputes of corporates, property, marriages, divorce, criminal offences to even the rights of an individual etc. A law aspirant must have an LLB degree to be a Lawyer.

 

It’s Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea – Law is not as easy as it sounds. You need to have a passion for helping people and should be provocative in your tone. Also, if you think law school is easy to pass, you’re wrong! Shockingly, many aspiring lawyers discontinue their education if they can’t get through an exam. Even if you have a minor gut feeling that lawyering is your cup of tea, talk to a career expert before deciding to pay the fee.

Get ready for

Hard work and skills

Logical reasoning and critical thinking skills, ability to make Sometimes, you just have to put your head down, do the work, and endure until you get to those few moments that make it all worth it.

Networking

Building your network, both throughout law school and beyond, is immensely important, especially if you decide to go the sole practitioner route. 

Arguing

You’ll be a great lawyer if you’re good at arguing. It’s not about engaging in a verbal battle with your opponent, but rather persuading your audience—judge, mediator, or jury—through a logical, well-researched discussion based on the facts and the law.

How to go for it?

Integrated Law Course

Integrated law course can be pursued right after 12th standard (any stream - Science, Commerce or Arts). It is a dual degree program. E.g., B.A. + LL.B., B.Com + LL.B., B.Sc. + LL.B., etc. Duration is years.

Bachelor of Law

Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) is the traditional law course. It can be pursued only after completing graduation from a recognized University/Institute. Course duration is 3 years.

Extras : Graduate may further go for specialization in a field through pursuing master’s degree in Law (L.L.M), MBL (Master of Business Laws) and PG Diploma courses. Some common specializations are Civil law, Criminal law, Taxation law, Environmental law, Corporate law, Maritime law, Media law etc.

Opportunities ahead

Coporate Counsel

A lawyer can provide in-house counsel to their corporate clients relating to their business matters. Work areas includes Drafting contracts, handling business disputes, negotiating, advising and other related matters.

Law Firms

Law firms are well organized firms where single lawyer or team of lawyers can work together as team and provide legal advice to their clients.

Litigation

A litigation lawyer represents client’s case in court of law. In order to practice in court, you need to enroll yourself with the “State Bar Council” and clear “All India Bar Examination”.

Professor / Lecturer

Once you gain knowledge & experience, you can tap teaching sector and teach at law school.

Others

There are so many other options also such Legal Publishing and Media, Indian legal service, Maritime law, etc.

Channel checks

Selection process adopted by colleges

CLAT and own admission tests are the two most accepted mediums for selection of students. These entrance tests are then further followed by personal interviews and group discussions in certain colleges.

Less than 10% of lawyers in India have flourishing litigation practices

More lawyers than we care to admit make a living providing what are in truth bureaucracy facilitation services. You will find them in Tehsil offices, District level offices, Sub Registrar’s offices, offices of municipal authorities, electricity ‘nigams’, water boards and so forth.

Let's be little

Technology has eaten biggest chunk in industry. In this time of innovative technology and artificial intelligence, the future of the Indian upcoming youth lies in the hands of super lawyers- who can read and analyse data with the same ease as they would the penal codes. You can also read the full fledged survey link.

hologram

Useful links

- List of Top Law Colleges in India
- How to Become a Lawyer in India - How to Be a Good Lawyer | Career in Law | ChetChat
- 10 Steps to Understanding the Law Student in Your Life
- Mahatma Gandhi as a Lawyer — Truth Incarnate
- 8 Myths About The Indian Legal System And The Lawyers