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Law as a career

Ever since man organised himself into a society, he has needed a set of rules and a code of conduct to live by. The Legal profession is one of the fastest growing and lucrative professions all over the world. It is one of the most adventurous as well as exciting career. Lawyers are held in high esteem in our society, and there remains the faith that when all else fails, one can still take recourse to the legal system. In our daily life in one way or other we may come across situations where legal advice is required. In such situations we need the advice of legal professionals who analyse and interpret law properly.

Academic excellence is not the main issue behind success in this profession. Professional competence acquired through experience and practice with efficient lawyers is the main yardstick of success. There are various areas of specialization in this field which one can choose from, like corporate law, civil law, criminal law, international law, labour law, patent law, tax law and so on.

Leading legal Institutions in India include the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, University Law College Bangalore, Government Law College Mumbai, ILS Law College, Symbiosis College, Pune, Faculty of Law of Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University etc.

Course areas in LAW

One can either pursue a three-year law course after graduation in any discipline or a five-year course after twelfth standard examinations, leading to a B.A., LL.B. (Hons). Practically all universities offer the part time three-year LL.B. course for graduates. Generally, eligibility is on the basis of marks scored at the graduation examinations. However, there are some universities that conduct entrance tests too. For the five years course, there are many institutes are available in India. The five-year course usually covers practical training too. This includes court attendance, hands on training at legal aid centres and research projects. For specialisation in a single focused branch, there are short diploma courses in labour and labour welfare, taxation and so on. To be able to practise, it is mandatory to put in a year's internship. This may be done during the course of the final year.

Top ten LAW colleges in India:

  • NLSIU, Bangalore
  • University Law College, Bangalore
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Faculty of Law, Delhi Unive
  • Faculty of Law, AMU
  • Faculty of Law, BHU
  • Faculty of Law, Allahabad
  • Symbiosis Society's Law College, Pune
  • University College, Hyderabad
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