After passing out Higher secondary school, a student not only enters adulthood but has to make the important decision about his career for a bright and prosperous future. Apart from the conventional choices of Medical and Engineering fields, lately, the law has caught the imagination of the youngsters. A career in Law is open for students of all streams- Humanities, Science, and Commerce. So, if you are passionate about the legal system and looking for exciting opportunities at the work front, you can pursue a career in Law.
Various Options to Lookout for a Career in Law
Cracked CLAT? Congratulations!
Here’s What You Can Do Next
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized examination conducted on a rotational basis by National law university (NLUs) in India. There are 19 National Law Universities, 2 Public Sector institutes and 43 other colleges that are eligible to use these scores.
If you are puzzled about what to do after CLAT, no worries! You can take admission in the above-mentioned institutions as per your scores and choice. Successful candidates are then eligible to secure admission in BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons) and LLM programme. After clearing CLAT you get admitted into any one of the 19 NLUs; which offer the five years integrated undergraduate law programme or BA LLB(Hons).
Sharda University’s School of Law is one of the best places to transmute your law dream into reality. Noteworthy to mention, the University won the ‘Best Law School in Delhi/ NCR’ award at the India Excellence Summit 2017.
Placement of CLAT students
In the last decade, there is an increased demand for law graduates in PSUs, and newer fields such as IPRs and Environment Law. Today, a career in Law is one of the most rewarding, both in terms of challenges and monetary benefits.
A fresh pass out can easily find recruitment in law firms dealing with litigation, mergers, acquisition, due diligence, audits and range of related works. In fact, these firms make a beeline to top Law schools to hire the best legal brains during campus recruitment drives. As per the academic background of the candidate and stature of the law firm, a fresh graduate is generally get offers between Rs. 8-12 LPA.
Other law graduates may work as Apprentices with Senior advocates or litigation firms. The fresher here can expect a salary of about Rs. 3-5 LPA. Hordes of young lawyers are attracted towards hitherto untapped emerging fields of law such as Environment Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Arbitration, Taxation, and Competition Law, apart from age-old civil and criminal sides.
Banks and PSUs
Banks and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are also on the lookout to hire knowledgeable and bright law graduates to join their legal department as Law Officers. There is a demand of them for the regular job of drafting, negotiating and vetting contracts. PSUs offer a pay package ranging from Rs. 4.5-7 LPA. Other perks associated with them include confirmation of a steady job, fixed working hours, assured increments and promotions.
Moreover, since many private and government law schools are being established across the nation, there is a huge demand for lecturers in them. Since these recruits are themselves young, they vibe well with the students and are adept with the teaching pedagogy. People who find pleasure in teaching or want to earn a decent package while pursuing legal research can opt for teaching.
Yet, other fields that employ lawyers include NGOs, International Organizations, Centers for Policymaking and Government /Research Departments. The topmost Law schools admit students via their CLAT scores. The prospects after attaining your degree are endless!
Do you like science? Great!
Career as a legal patent agent can be your vocation. You can also sit for various government exams like the Civil Services Exam, Judicial services Exam or pursue higher education, or even join the army. You can get admission in the Army through JAG branch.
Also, read – Scope For Lawyers in Corporate World
National Law School of India, Bangalore, National Law University, New Delhi, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, National Law University, Jodhpur, are among the top CLAT colleges in India.
Did You Score Low in Clat or Couldn’t Crack It?
Here’s What You Can Do Next
First – Do not lose heart. There is always another chance.
But wait, why do you want to waste a complete year for preparation?
Though it ‘may seem’ akin to the world-shattering down for the student, this is also the moment for introspection and correction. Scoring well in the examination is often considered as the yardstick to measure the competence of a person. But when it comes to competition, not cracking a competition like JEE or CLAT is not the end of the road. Indeed as Paul Coelho said, “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― The Alchemist
Many good private universities like Sharda University offer similar opportunities and environment to pursue your dream as CLAT Universities. However, they have their own parameters of evaluation, i.e. their entrance test for which you will need to work hard.
Students eager to pursue law from Sharda University can appear for the Sharda University Admission Test – SUAT.
Sharda School of Law(SOL) offers experiential learning and high-quality teaching including free legal aid. It is one of the Universities that accept students after considering their CLAT or LSAT or SUAT scores. Sharda University is one of the leading colleges accepting CLAT scores.
The school offers innovative programmes in various specializations:
- Ph.D. in Law
The school prides itself on having well qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty. Faculty members are scholars of Humanities and leading specialists in every area of law. The guest faculty is esteemed judges like the former Indian Union Law Minister and chairman of the Bar Council of India – Mr. Ram Jethmalani and the former judge at the Supreme Court of India, Mr. Markandey Katju. Other guest lecturers are eminent jurists, policymakers, high ranking civil servants, public figures, and top lawyers. At par with other government colleges under CLAT, Sharda Law School is one of the leading names in India and abroad.
Know your competition and take an informed decision for a bright future.
And as Winston Churchill said, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”