How to become a lawyer in India: Courses and Curriculum after 12th

Dignity and Prosperity of the constitution of a democratic country are maintained by the personnel working in the field of LAW. The Only Legal Education is considered to be is of LAW. Lawyers are the only persons who are authorized to prosecute a case in normal circumstances. In India, Eligible Candidate can opt the law as a career after class 12.

There’s a lot of Money Involved in this business Nowadays, also the Carrier option is defaming gradually due to involvement in the protection of dark people using law. India Has One of the top law universities in South Asia. laws changes as the Country or territory changes but the law of the UK and India are similar majorly, also the same in the case of The US. But A Student possibly cannot pursue Law education from a different country and work in another country as the law changes Except UK and US.

Studying law is completely Changing and this Profession is Reducing its Faith because of some Money Centered Professionals present in it. But Apart from that still is considered to be one of great course after Medicine and Engineering. Top Class Universities for LAW are Establishing in India like IITs and AIIMS.

The National Law Universities in various states are initiated by the government of India for providing better law education to students and teaching them also to become a great human being to stand with justice all the way in his/her life. Today practicing in court is not the only option left after you complete law course.

The most advantageous point about this field is that it is not restricted to a specific background. This Profession gives you the wide vision of every aspect living so you don’t have to keep your self at some limited options in front of you. In fact, it makes you able to choose whatever you want to become in your life.

To Choose this course you possibly not need to be of any specific background, despite any medical, commerce or non-medical background including humanities as well you can easily choose law education in your carrier.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most important entrance test for getting into India’s top National Law Universities. A student from any background can prepare for this entrance. Therefore when you enter into a good law college, you have people from different backgrounds learning with you, it gives you exposure to the knowledge of different cultures places and livelihood.

Law is a career-oriented course a candidate chooses in India. There are the following degrees of legal education in India:

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Its a 3 years Graduate Programme.
LLB is the Graduate degree of law education in India. It is for 3 years as the duration of the course.

Integrated undergraduate degrees Includes B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B – 5 years

One who wishes to do the integrated course can take the admission in the 5-year integrated program after the completion of Higher Secondary 12th exams.

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – one/two years

LLM is the master degree in legal education having one or two-year duration. It has been started in India before 2012.

Master of Business Law

The MBL is the master degree in legal education with the specialization in business law having one or two-year duration.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
There is a good prospect for a Ph.D. after legal education. Most of the highly reputed autonomous institution provides the Ph.D. programs.
Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM – 3years

One who wishes to do the integrated course with business specialization can go for the MBL-LLM or MBA-LLM. It is a 3-year degree program after the completion of the LLB.

Clarification between 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB

In order to understand what the difference between the two courses is we further break them down by a student’s choice. Both courses are equally good and they should not be compared in the first place simply because they serve to two different audiences. If a candidate is a Class 12 student or has already passed out, he should go for five-year law without giving any thought to the three-year course in the future.

There’s no doubt that both the three-year and five-year courses should co-exist in an equitable manner; this is in the best interest of legal education and profession.

Eligibility criteria for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) :

For Five-year LLB Entrance:

Any student who has passed Class 12 with 50% marks (less 5 % for reserved categories) or has appeared for the Class 12 is eligible to write CLAT and other law entrance exams conducted in India.
For Three-year LLB entrance exams:

There is no upper age limit for admission. However, a candidate must be at least 17 years of age on the date of application. A graduation degree with 45% marks (40% for reserved category) is the basic qualification required. Universities like DU and BHU require a minimum 50% marks while universities like Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Meerut require only 45% marks in graduation.

As per the directives of (BCI) Bar Council of India, applicants who have passed 10+2 or has a graduation degree through distance learning or correspondence mode will also be considered eligible for admission for the integrated five-year or three year LLB course.

However, applicants who have obtained 12th or graduation or post-graduation through open universities system directly without having any basic qualifications for pursuing such studies are not eligible for admission in law courses.

How to take Admission in Law Institute in India:

The admission process for law programs is uncertain. We have law schools admitting students through national level law entrance exams like CLAT for National Law Schools/ Universities, LLB Entrance Tests for Delhi University, and law colleges admitting students on merit, that is, secured in qualifying examinations.

Top LAW institutes in India only accepts students who cleared the entracne exam.

CLAT for NLUs and LLB Entrance Test for DU (Delhi University) could be considered to be the most important law entrance exams of the country for five-year and three-year LLB courses respectively.

List of Top Universities in India

The top universities in India offering legal education are as the following:

  • Faculty of Law, Delhi University (DU)
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU)
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)
  • Symbiosis Society’s Law College (SSLC), Pune
  •  National Law University, Jodhpur
  • National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Job Options for Law Graduate or Career in Law:

A law student can be a public prosecutor, solicitor general or a part of private legal firms after gaining experience. The law students can appear the exam conducted by the Public Service Commissions and get the position of Judge. A good lawyer can work in ministry, government departments and various legal advice organizations.

There is a good prospect to work in the UK and the US. The law of India is just similar to the law of the UK with some minor Edits. The firms and the UK government offers the Indian students to work with them as legal concern.

The Positioning of Professional Rank you can get after pursuing the above Courses:

  • Judge (Head Of the Court)
  • Legal Analyst
  • Government Lawyer
  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Document Drafting Lawyer
  • Legal Advisor
  • Legal Journalist
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer

Salary and Packages for a Law Graduate in India or Abroad:

A graduate lawyer which start practicing in a court can get a stipend of Rs 5,000 to Rs 40,000 depending upon the advocate he is associated with.

A law graduate working with Legal Process Outsourcing receives can earn High salary in the range of Rs 25,000 and Rs 60,000.

It is a very high paying profession but depends largely on the caliber, popularity, and success of the candidate. It is not that important from where you graduate, the most important is How You PERFORM in FIELD.

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