About Law - CLAT, LSAT, ULSAT, AILET, SET, IPU CET
Law is one of the fastest and most lucrative professions of the world. It is very adventurous and most exciting career. The role of a lawyer has completely evolved and shifted many steps ahead from black robes and white collars to impressive corporate offices and jobs in media. At some point of time in life we come across situations in which we need legal advice. Our society sails with the faith that when everything else fails, one can still take refuge in legal system.
Skills required for Successful law aspirant
Leading legal universities in India:
- 16 National Law Universities of India
- University College Bangalore
- Government College Mumbai
- ILS Law College
- Symbiosis College Pune
- Faculty of Law of Delhi University
- Aligarh Muslim University
Other than 5 years of integrated undergraduate course of B.A. L.L.B and 2 years of post graduate course of LLM, there are many diploma courses offered by various universities all over India. Gone are the days when a Lawyer had to choose a career in either Criminal or Civil domains. The possible areas in which one can specialize in law are as follows.
- Administrative law
- Corporation law
- Civil Law
- Criminal law
- International law
- Labor law
- Patent law
- Tax law
- Family law
MyCareerLift Law article section provides deeper insight in Law career options.
Doorway to law Schools/ Colleges/ universities:
There are several individual and common entrance test conducted by many universities for recruitment of students.
- Common Law Admission Test (CLAT): Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination designed to ease students from problem of taking multiple entrance tests. 14 National Law universities Participate in CLAT and admit students to under-graduate (LL.B) and post-graduate programmes (LL.M).
- All India Law Entrance Test (AILET): All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted to take admission into B.A., LL.B. Hons. (undergraduate programme) and LL.M (postgraduate programme) in law by National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
- The Law School Admission Test (LSAT): The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. It is designed by the USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admissions to law schools in India.
- UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (ULSAT): UPES Law Studies Aptitude Test (ULSAT) is conducted by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). The competitive entrance test is conducted to grant admission to various undergraduate and post graduate courses.
- Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET): Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a common written test exclusively for undergraduate students seeking admission to Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Noida.
- IPU CET: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conducts its own Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) for various courses in Law. It offers B.A.LLB (Integrated) and BBA LLB (Integrated) for undergraduate students and LL.M for post graduate students.
Students from the top Law Schools do not need to hunt job but the jobs come looking for them. Every year the best law firms in the country set placement targets for their HR teams to ensure that they don't miss out top talent in the country. The possible fields in which lawyers can find job in are as follows
- Various courts of law
- Both in Central and State government
- Law firms
- Teaching profession
- Legal advisors in various companies, Business houses, organizations etc.
- Legal Process Outsourcing in reputed MNCs
- Editors in Legal publishing
- Intellectual property (IP)
- Law reporter with TV channels.
- Law clerks in Judicial clerkship
- Specialized agencies of International organizations
- Private practice as legal advisors, advocates, solicitors etc.
Few National firms who recruit fresh law graduates are: Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co, Anand & Anand, AZB & Partners, J. Sagar Associate, Juris Corp, Khaitan & Co., Luthra & Luthra, Majmudar & Co., Nishith Desai Associates, Trilegal Wadia Ghandy & Co.
Some of the famous corporate recruiters include: Ansal Housing, Bajaj Allianz, BMR & Associates, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Deloitte, Dr. Reddy’s, Ernst & Young, H5 Asia Pacific, ICICI, Infosys, Indian Oil Corporation, KPMG, Pangea 3, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quislex, Reliance Communications, Satyam Computer Services Ltd., SDD Global, and Wipro
Law: Average Package/Salary Level
Students hired by law firms get an average package of 8- 12 lakhs for a year.
Lawyers today aren't just taught the tenets of law, they are taught to lead the world. The IITs and IIMs are not the only schools in the country to get top jobs. Law School graduates now earn salaries at par (and often exceeding) with the best offered in Business Schools or Engineering Colleges.