Law courses: Click here to know about various law courses, eligibility criteria, top courses, top universities and career scope

Career Goals: After completion of the degree, individuals can start their career as a judge, lawyer, legal journalist etc.

By- Akanksha Yadav

About the field:

Law as a career is prestigious and very famous among students in India. Students who want to become lawyers/judges can pursue any of the law programs. The scope of law as a career is vast in India. Many big companies/organizations, law agencies, corporate houses, law firms, and administrative services are hiring law graduates every year for their organization. In India, Legal education and profession are regulated and managed by the Bar Council of India (BCI). Many famous personalities like Nelson Mandela, Ram Jethmalani, Mahatma Gandhi, and Barack Obama are one of those people who were law practitioners.

If a student wants to pursue his/her career in the law field, he/she should first have his/her undergraduate (UG)/postgraduate (PG) degree from a reputed university/college/institute. During these programs, the students learn about various laws like labour law, company law, trade law, human rights law, family law, constitutional law etc.

If a student wants to make his/her career in law, he/she can study undergraduate courses like BA LLB, BBA LLB, BLS LLB, and B.Sc. LLB or B.Com. LLB etc. These are five-year integrated law courses. If the student has already completed his/her graduation then he/she can directly go for a 3-year LLB program. Students can also go for LLM, or PhD degree if they want to study further.

There are many law colleges/institutes available in India. They offer UG, PG, PhD programs in this field. These courses are provided in offline and online modes.

After completion of the degree, individuals can start their career as a judge, lawyer, legal journalist etc. Individuals can expect a salary of INR 3, 50,000 to INR 5, 00,000 annually in the beginning.

The eligibility criteria for various law courses:

The eligibility criteria for each law program are different from others. Before going for admission, students should always check the course's eligibility criteria to avoid admission cancellation in the desired college. The general eligibility criteria for all the laws/ programs are given below for students use.

`For the UG law programs:

  • The candidate should have completed his/her class 12th examination from a recognized board.
  • The minimum marks in class 12th or its equivalent should not be less than 45% in aggregate.

For PG Law Programs:

  • For the LLB program, the student must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institute.
  • For the LLM program, the student must have an LLB degree or its equivalent from a recognized college.

Subjects in law courses:

In law courses, some subjects are different and some are common. Here is a list of some common topics in the law field.

  • Labor Law
  • Company Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal Writing
  • Family Law
  • IPR
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Trade Laws
  • Human rights law
  • Environmental Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Constitutional Law

What are the top law entrance examinations?

Law is offered in various colleges/institutes. Law courses are available in various modes. One can study law as per their choice of study mode. Some colleges/institutes take direct admission while some colleges ask for merit in the entrance examination. Here is a list of the most common entrance exams which grant admission to students in law colleges/institutes.

  • CLAT- conducted by the Consortium of NLUs.
  • LSAT – conducted by the Law School of Admission Council (LSAC).
  • CUSAT CAT- conducted by the Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • TS LAWCET- conducted by the Osmania University
  • DU LLB Entrance Exam- conducted by the Delhi University’s Faculty of Law
  • SET SLAT- conducted by Symbiosis International University
  • MHT CET Law- conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra
  • RULET- conducted by Rajasthan University

Career opportunities:

Nowadays law degrees are offering excellent career opportunities to students. Students can get not only good salaries but also good career growth in India as well as abroad. The law industry is growing very fast. It is one of the top valuable courses for anyone with the required skills.

Top companies hiring law graduates:

  • Trilegal
  • S&R Associates
  • Economic Laws Practice
  • Talwar Thakore & Associates
  • Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
  • Khaitan & Co
  • J Sagar Associates
  • AZB & Partners
  • Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
  • Desai & Diwanji
  • DSK Legal
  • Anand & Anand
  • Vaish Associates
  • Phoenix Legal

Top Law colleges:

Some of the law courses offering colleges/institutes are mentioned below.

  • National Law School of India, Bangalore
  • NLU Hyderabad
  • NLU Delhi
  • Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
  • IIT Kharagpur Law
  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • NLU Jodhpur
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi
  • Faculty of Law, Delhi University
  • Army Institute of Law, Mohali
  • Indian Law Society Law College, Pune
  • ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad
  • NLU Odisha

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