If you aspire to become a lawyer, the Bachelor of Law or LLB is the degree for you. Top LLB colleges have the right infrastructure and facility to teach the Indian and internationals law.
Bar Council of India is the governing body of legal education in India, which offers an integrated honours degree in Law, such as B.A.LLB (Honours), B.B.A, LL.B (Honours), B.Sc., LL.B. (Honours), B.Com., LL.B. (Honours) through various Law Colleges throughout India. These integrated programs are of five years where in first two years of the course duration the student is taught combination of legal subjects along with basics about another specialized subject, like in B.A.LL.B (Honours) social sciences like history, sociology or economics and business management.
How to get admission is law colleges?
To secure admission in any good Law College for LL. B or an LL.B.(Hons.) program aspirants must have cleared their Higher Secondary Exam (10+2) or its equivalent. Most of the colleges in India require that their candidates have appeared in CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) and have secured specific scores as per there requirements.
CLAT is conducted by one of the 19 participating law schools in rotation. The two-hour admission test constitutes of objective type questions those tests your understanding of General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Legal Awareness, Numerical Ability, and command over English Language. There is no upper age restriction to appear in CLAT or to secure seat in any Law College. Once the results are announced applicants are asked to make a selection of preferred colleges for admission. On the basis of this list and the rank obtained, a college is assigned to the student.
Some colleges choose to conduct their own entrance examslike LSAT, SET, AILET and if you choose to take admission in them, you will have to apply in them separately.
Choosing Law as a career option
Law is a an interesting subject which requires all its students to be able to read, understand and comprehend tough text material while thinking logically and speaking intelligently. One must be able to express oneself efficiently and not be afraid to voice one’s opinion. One must be persistent while maintaining a proper perspective towards the work. Legal work often involves long working hours and high pressure working environment. In a constantly changing and evolving legal world a lawyer must be aware of the latest amendments, verdicts etc for which he must be in a habit of researching and be technology savvy.
Law incorporates various fields of interest for its graduates. Here are some of the fields you can choose from:
- Corporate law (law firms and companies)
- Public Prosecutor
- Judicial Service/Civil Service
- Media Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Social Work
- LPO (Legal Process Outsourcing)
- Tax Law
- Legal Journalism
All India Bar Exam is the qualifying exam for law graduates to practice in India. It is held every six months.