Exciting career avenues for Legal Studies aspirants
Law is no more only about practising as lawyers. It has become a billion dollar industry that offers respected and interesting careers today. Law is needed at every walk of life. From governments to corporate firms, from industries to small merchants, from general public to ministers. Law graduates today are sitting on a gold mine. That is because there is still a dearth of passionate people in this field.
Unlike a decade ago, the common perception about Law as a career prospect has undergone a complete 360 degree transformation. It is not just about the remuneration but also the career opportunities in this particular area have multiplied manifolds. What is most interesting about the legal services is that now its ambit is not just restricted to the court rooms but legal services has now moved its tentacles to reputed multinational organisations, government services etc.
What law as a career has to offer?
Here’s a list of exciting career avenues for legal studies aspirants:
Civil and Criminal Law: It is amongst the most traditional fields of law wherein a lawyer chooses to continue his / her practice in dealing with either civil cases or criminal cases.
Corporate Law: Corporate law specialises in the legal processes that specifically deal with big corporations or companies. The legal work includes that of corporate governance, corporate constitution etc.
Legal Journalist: This profession is for those who understand the legal processes way to well and have a liking towards journalism. Legal journalists simplify various laws, verdicts etc for the understanding of a common man.
Cyber Law: With internet as a medium getting more powerful each passing day, the subsequent internet related crimes and frauds are also increasing in number and therefore need to be dealt with greater gravity. As a result cyber law is fast emerging field for law aspirants
Others: Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) firms, international laws, intellectual property rights etc are also various emerging professions for law graduates.
Top law firms of the world-
- Allen & Overy
- Baker & Mackenzie
- Latham & Watkins
- K & L Gates
- Clifford chance
- Dorsey & Whitney
Top Indian Firms
- Amarchand&Mangaldas& Suresh A Shroff & co.
- Azb & Partners
- Karanjawala & co
- Bhasin & co
- Luthra & Luthra
Top Indian Lawyers who made it big-
Let us now have a look on some of the profiles of the top lawyers of India who have been in highlights because of the disputes or cases they handled.
- Harish Salve – He won the gas dispute case for MukeshAmbani.
- Aryama Sundaram – Represented the West Bengal Government against Haldia Petrochemicals and UBS securities against SEBI.
- Ram Jethmalani - Defended death sentence of Afzal Guru. Fought the Jain Hawala case against L K Advani.
- Abhishek Manu Singhvi – Won a landmark case the ‘Right to fly tricolor’ for Navin Jindal.
- Rohinton Nariman – Represented income Tax Department in famous Vodafone – Hutchinson tax case, represented Novartis in Novratis Patent case.
Legal studies are interesting as well as challenging. They provide an extremely clear-cut career path that can get you respect and money. All you need is passion towards studying and knowing about laws and a heart to fight with logic.