Law Careers and Law Courses

Law Careers and Law Courses

LAW is a profession which needs a lot of determination and dedication. Many renowned personalities, past and present, holds a law degree and made Law as their profession. Freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar, Madhan Mohan Malaviya, Babu Rajendra Prasad etc., holds Law degree. Popular political personalities like PV Narasimha Rao, AB Vajpayee, LK Advani, P Chidambaram, Arun Jaitley, Kapil Sibal, Sushma Swaraj and many other politicians are renowned lawyers before entering politics. 

The law profession is not as fancy as it looks in movies or novels. A Lawyer should be studious, ever-learning, and hardworking in nature to excel in his profession. Many people opt for a law degree only after trying many other alternatives. But if a student plans his law course right after his intermediate level, he has more opportunities to excel in his law career.


Law courses

There are several law courses at UG and PG level in the Indian education system. One can choose a Law course according to his educational qualification.

5years Integrated Law courses

BA LLB, BSc LLB, BCom LLB, BBA LLB are five-year integrated courses after intermediate level (10+2). A student should pass with at least 50% of the score in his intermediate level and should appear for any Law Entrance exam to pursue integrated law courses in India.

LLB – Bachelor in Legislature Law

LLB is a three-year course to be pursued after any other graduation. At least 50% of the score in graduation and good score/rank in any LLB Entrance Exam is required to join LLB course.

LLM – Master in Legislature Law

LLM is a two-year postgraduate course after graduation in Law or Social Science with 55% of total marks. A law graduate has to appear for LLM Entrance exam for admission in LLM course.

Diploma Courses in Law

There are several diploma courses in law available in India. Some diploma courses require an intermediate level, while some courses demand graduation, as a qualification. However, diploma courses give knowledge in only a particular subject of law. Hence, opportunities are narrow, for these courses compared to graduate courses in Law.


Law Careers

The demand for Law is ever ending. As long as mankind is alive on earth, there is no harm to a Law career. Law profession contains vast opportunities. There are several opportunities to excel in a law career.

As an Advocate in court

Practising law in court is a basic and general ambition of any law student. A fresh lawyer has to gain some experience by doing internships under senior Lawyers before practising law in court, on his own. Before that, a lawyer has to qualify the bar council exam to start his practice in court. The following are types of lawers 

Corporate Lawyer

Every corporate house has some judicial litigation attached to their businesses. To handle those judicial affairs, companies appoint corporate lawyers. Corporate lawyers make good fortune in these roles, as this is a high paid law career.

Law Firms

Judicial services have turned into corporate business entities, these days. There are several law firms which offer judicial services to corporate companies and individuals. There is a great demand for talented lawyers in these firms.

Legal Advisor

A Legal Advisor offers his advice on legal issues to governments, corporates, industries etc. A legal advisor works for a particular firm or may have their own office which offers legal services to clients. 


Law jobs in the government sector


Judicial/Civil services (Judges)

Judges play a key role in the Judiciary system. They deliver the final verdict on certain issues after hearings from lawyers. High courts conduct State Judicial services examination to recruit Judges. Judges get regular salaries on par with Government officials. A judge can go up to becoming chief justice in any state High Courts or even in Supreme Court of Indian by the time of his retirement. This is the most secured law career.

Public Prosecutor

Public Prosecutor or a Govt. Pleaders represent the Government in sessions courts and lend advice to officers in districts in all legal matters when called for. 

As Academicians

There is a great need for academic faculty in several Law schools. Law academicians are well paid for their services in Best law schools in India. Many senior and experienced lawyers make this as their law career.

Advocate General

Advocate General represents the state governments in District courts and high courts. They advocate on behalf of state governments on several issues.

Attorney General

An Attorney General represents the government in the apex court of that respective nation. In India, The Attorney General for India is the chief legal advisor of the Indian government and is a primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India.


Law Specialisations

There are several specializations available in law course to study. Law students can choose a law specialization according to their choice of interest.

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Cyberlaw
  • Corporate Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Labor Law
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administration Law
  • Patent Law etc.

List of Top Law colleges in India


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