Career in Legal Profession: Career Options After LL.B

In today’s world, career has become an essential part of almost every one’s life. People try hard to build their career in a successful way in order to fulfill their dreams and aspirations. So today we are here to talk about career as a legal professional. In today’s world there are so many degrees that one can pursue just after passing the class 12th examination as here we are going to discuss about LL.B.

LL.B. Degree Can be Opted After Any Stream

If the candidate is from science stream and wants to continue in that particular stream then he or she can opt for simple graduation degree i.e. BSc ( Bachelor of Science) or can opt for professional degrees like the engineering degree – B.Tech or B.E. or medical degree like MBBS or other degrees like BCA. Candidates who are from commerce background, they can opt for B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce) or professional degree like BBA and students who are from arts stream, they have the option of doing B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) or BCA etc. However among others there is another degree – L.L.B (Bachelor of Legislative Law) which can be pursued by candidates of any discipline i.e. science, arts or commerce.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Now if we focus on LLB as it can be regarded as  a common platform on which students from every discipline can survive, it is very essential to discuss about one of the most common entrance examination, the common admission test (CLAT) which is required to pursue the course of LLB. CLAT is a test which is conducted centrally for the students for their admission to the prominent National Law Universities of India. This test is the first step of the selection process of LLB and hence is of great importance. CLAT is conducted just after class 12th examination i.e. higher secondary examination in order to admit the students in the undergraduate programs of law. It is also conducted after the completion of LLB for LLM (Masters of Law) by the law universities of India. This test is an objective type examination where questions on English, mathematics, general awareness, legal knowledge and logical reasoning are asked. There is another test which is conducted separately by the National Law University, Delhi known as All India Law Entrance Test. It follows the similar pattern as CLAT.

Law Entrance Examination (LSAT)

Another very common law entrance examination is LSAT (Law School Admission Test). It is a very vital part for the admission process of some of the most renowned law schools of various countries like Canada, United States, the University of Melbourne, Australia, India etc. This test is conducted four times each year and a candidate is eligible to take LSAT for maximum of three times within two consecutive years. This test consists of six sections which are of multiple choices. One out of the six sections is an un-scored experimental section. The experimental section is kept in order to make it difficult for applicants to cheat or make a guess. LSAT mainly covers questions on logical reasoning, reading comprehensions, analytical reasoning and verbal reasoning.

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) is another written examination which is conducted by Symbiosis International University. This test is basically conducted for the entrance examination of the law schools of Symbiosis. However SET is also considered as an entrance examination for Symbiosis school of Economics, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Symbiosis Institute of media and communication, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research etc. SET has five different papers for five different disciplines – general, Design, Engineering, Law and Health Science. A candidate is eligible to appear for more than one paper in two different sessions. The test is conducted in the morning session and in the evening session. The registration for this test has to be done online.

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While studying Law, students who are in second or third year of the three year course or in the fourth or fifth year in a five year degree course, are generally eligible for internship programs. The internship duration is ordinarily for four weeks.  The internship programs are generally paid programs i.e. the students receive certain amount of remuneration from their internships. The internships help the students to perceive a better insight about the practical application of their bookish knowledge.  It helps them to face the real life situations and thereby make them much more practical and experienced. Moreover the interns are guided by some existing staffs of a company or a firm who guides them in the best possible way.

Branches of Law

Law has several branches to explore like criminal law, civil law, administrative law, religious law etc. Generally a candidate, who is pursuing his or her career in law, takes one of these branches of law as a specialization.

Career Options

Among all the available options, the most popular choice of courses are majorly the professional degrees like B.Tech or B.E or MBBS in case of science stream or B.Com in case of commerce stream, B.A. in case of arts streams and also L.L.B. as students from any stream can purse this course. If we speak about the career opportunities then we can say that every course has its own career opportunities. Almost every degree offers a job opportunity and or an opportunity for pursuing higher studies for the candidates. So it basically depends upon the student who is pursuing the course that whether he or she is able to grab the opportunity which the course is able to provide. In order to pursue any course, especially the professional courses an individual has to have certain skills and aptitude in order to pass the entrance examination of the professional degrees.

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The candidate builds up his career according to his or her choice of specialization. Law as a career has an ample scope of growth and development. One can either work as an advocate in a court of law or can work for the corporate firms. After passing LLB people can clear exams that are conducted by Public Service Commission in order to become a judge. A well experienced lawyer can become a solicitor general or a public prosecutor. He can also offer his services to the government departments and ministries. Other these the option for becoming a professor is always open for any qualified individual. So over all we can conclude stating law as a degree and as a profession as a huge scope to prosper and hence should be opted for by the interested students.

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