Carrier in Law
Being Lawyer is one of the fast growing profession. Persons holding law degree or other higher legal qualifications have ample employment opportunities in private as well as public sector .It is their choice whether they opt for service or prefer to practice as a lawyer. Following are the major career option in law –
(A) Legal Practitioner / Advocate / Legal Advisor
Lawyers can work as legal counsel and legal advisors for corporate sector, firms,organizations, legal persons, individuals and families. Additional law qualification along with other degrees offers scope for a wide range of employment opportunities.
(B) Government Service
Persons possessing requisite qualifications are recruited for Indian legal service against various posts– Legal advisors in Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Counsel in Legislative Department. All these posts are generally filled up by recruitment through UPSC and State Public Service Commissions on regular/deputation basis. They are also recruited as commissioned officers in the legal branches of the Indian Army, Navy and Air force. They conduct courts of enquiry and court martial of erring service personnel as per law.
In the Judiciary, the lowest judicial cadre posts of Magistrate/Munsif or Sub-Judge are filled up by recruitment through public service commissions or otherwise under the supervision of the High Court. A Magistrate presides over criminal court and a Munsif/Sub-judge deals with civil cases. These officers can become District and Sessions Judge by promotion and can also be elevated to the office of a Judge of the High Court and the Supreme Court subject to their seniority and suitability.
Those with good academic record, particularly holding LL.M, Ph.D degrees or published work of a high standard, can take up jobs in any University or Institute offering law courses to students. There is wide scope for visiting professors as private universities are coming up in large number and they prefer such persons because of their eminence and acumen.
(E) Writing/Editing Law Books/Journals/Reports
If one is familiar with the complexities of law and the procedure and is in a position to understand the intricacies of case law and has a flair for writing he/she is fit to be an author of law books / legal commentaries and a proper person to bring out law reports, produce law journals, take up all other journalistic assignments and compile law lexicons.
Making of Law Graduates
You can either pick a three-year LLB program or a five-year integrated BA LLB course. If you have qualified 10+2/higher secondary school examination/intermediate examination or equivalent and have an urge for legal field,you can look in for the five year integrated BA LLB course. Otherwise if you feel to join it after graduation, you can go for the LLB program after being graduated.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted on a rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. CLAT 2018 is being was conducted by The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS). Candidates need to clear CLAT in order to secure admission in BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes on offer at the 18 NLUs. On the basis of a candidate's score in CLAT exam, he/she can secure admission to fill 632 LLM seats and 2352 LLB seats.
The syllabus for CLAT 2018 for UG course admissions as per official website for the exam is as follows:
Section 1: English including comprehension
Questions will be related to comprehension passages and grammar. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
Section 2: General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
Questions will be on general awareness including static general knowledge and current affairs.
Section 3: Mathematics
Knowledge on elementary Mathematics, that is, Maths taught up to Class X will be tested.
Section 4: Legal Aptitude
The candidate’s aptitude or interest in law, research aptitude as well as problem solving abilities will be tested.
Section 5: Logical Reasoning
The candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links as well as rectify illogical arguments will be evaluated.
CLAT 2018 exam pattern
This exam will be of two hours duration. CLAT 2018 will be an online exam which will comprise of 200 multiple choice questions.Candidates will be evaluated out of 200 marks in CLAT. The exam paper will comprise of questions from different areas of law such as:
|English including comprehension
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs
|Elementary Mathematics(Numeric Ability)
Eligibility Criteria for CLAT
Age: for UG, below 20 years (for SC/ST 22 years) and for PG no upper age limit.
(A) For under graduate level, candidate must pass 12th standard or its equivalent diploma from govt. affiliated board with 45 % marks (for SC/ST 40% marks) as per the university.
(B) For post graduate level, candidate must passed LLB degree or its equivalent diploma from govt. affiliated board with 55 % marks (for SC/ST 50% marks) as per the university.
Other Law Exams
The interested candidates who wish to take up Law as career can also apply for the entrance examinations listed below:
1 PU OCET can also be known as OCET which is the major examination conducted as important test. Punjab University Common Entrance Test or Punjab University Combined Entrance Test is conducted among interested students .
2 LSAT- Law School Admission Test, commonly known as LSAT is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills. Major colleges accepting LSAT score are–LSAT India Participating Institutes 2018 List:
|O P Jindal Global University
|N A Global Law School
|Institute of Law / AISECT University
|Indore Institute of Law
|GD Goenka University School of Law
|Alliance School of Law, Alliance University
|NMIMS School of Law
|Parul Institute of Law
|Auro university School of Law
|Azim Premji University
|Central India College of Law
|College of Legal Studies (UPES)
|Faculty of Law, ICFAI University
|G.H. Raisoni Law School
3 DU LLB/LLM –Faculty of Law, University of Delhi conducts a separate law entrance exam for admissions to various law courses namely LLB and LLM courses.
4 SET Symbiosis- Symbiosis Entrance Test commonly known as SET is a common written test conducted for taking admission to undergraduate law programs offered by various institutes under Symbiosis International University.
5 ULSAT- UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test commonly known as ULSAT is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). The competitive entrance test is conducted to grant admission to Bachelor of Laws (B.A.LLB) and LLB in Corporate Laws, Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Rights.
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