Career in Law, BA LLB Entrance Exam & Admission Process
The Law course or a course of “justice”. A course that can determine the future of any country, a powerful source that can enable individuals (who are qualified) to either
make or break the system of justice. One must have the zest to fight, a zest, and a hunger to win. The lawyer occupation is not only for the talkative ones or highly extroverted humans or for those who always win an argument with sassy comebacks, yes being sassy and savage is really important in today’s world, or maybe a survival skill, but not the ultimate qualities one should have to become a Lawyer. When giving legal advice or in court, it’s best to say as much as you need to say, being carried away is a big no!
Law: Entrance exams, Universities, and Career Opportunities
The education of Law is being offered by almost every University in India. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body for law education that provides
“Certificate of Practice” to the candidates after completing a degree in Law. Students must pass an entrance test to obtain a seat, the entrance test varies from university to university. The exam is divided into sections and tests general knowledge, legal aptitude,
logical reasoning, mathematics, and English. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is the most common entrance exam. Some universities that are autonomous and private conduct their own admission test, like the National Law University in Delhi. The LLB is the basic law degree, a three-year course. However, many law schools also provide integrated honors degrees like the LLB (Honors) and B.A., LL.B. (Honors). Listing below some options for law courses after completing twelfth Grade-:
LLB, a three-year duration course, Integrated undergraduate degrees – B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB, and B.Com LL.B – 5 years
Masters of Law (LLM): A master’s degree with one or two-year duration.
Master of Business Law (MBL): Specialization in Business Law, one or two-year duration.
Doctor of Philosophy: There is a good prospect of a Ph.D. after legal education.
Career options after BA in LLB
Litigation Lawyer: One of the most common professions after completing LLB. In order to
become a practicing advocate in courts, either a three-year LLB course or five-year BBA LLB or BA LLB is required.
National and Multi-National Companies: Every company has a legal department for managing legal transactions, legal agreements, and advice, basically this department is responsible for all the day-to-day legal nuances of a business.
Cooperate Councilor: A Cooperate Councilor can console cooperate companies either by being a part of an organization, working as a full-time counselor, or open a law firm and council different companies. A course in integrated BCom/BBA/BA LLB and further do LLM with corporate/Commercial/Business Law Specialization can be helpful.
Legal Journalism: Legal Journalism focuses on the issues around the world that are related to law. A basic law degree is sufficient to become a Legal Journalist, no special qualifications are required.
Indian Legal Service: In order to make a career in this field, aspirants need to clear the Union Public Service Commission examination (UPSE) or State Public Service Commission (SPSC). Once the aspirants clear any of these examinations, they are eligible to be a part of the Legislative Council or provide legal services in the Department of Legal Affairs.
Judge Advocate General: This is a post in the Indian Army held by a major who is legal and judicial chief of the Army. The main purpose of a Judge Advocate General is to assist the presiding officers of Courts- materials in interpreting and applying military laws
such as the Army Act, Indian Defence Act, etc.
Teaching: This can be a good option for those who have good skills in explaining, narration and those who are good orators.
Legal Researcher: If you are a smart reader who loves going in-depth on a topic, then this field is for you. A Legal Researcher is hired by lawyers to gain deeper insights into cases.
Public Prosecutor: A Public Prosecutor is an advocate who represents the state in any criminal matter. Criminal Law should be your area of interest.
Top Law Colleges in India for LLB Courses
1. National Law University, Delhi
NLU Delhi offers courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
2.National Law School of India University
NLSIU is a public law school and a National Law University located in Bangalore,
3. NALSAR University of Law
The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research is a National Law University located in Shamirpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is a public law school and this university offers a five-year BA LLB course.
Memorable Achievements of indian lawyers
As we have covered a lot about law and LLB, it’s time to have a look at some of the notable achievements of some Lawyers in India.
Historically speaking, C R Das played a major role to provide justice in the controversial Alipore Bomb Case. Aurobindo Ghosh and thirty-seven other revolutionaries were arrested as they were suspected to have been engaged in illegal activities. Das handled this case with his brilliant knowledge and perfection, finally, Aurobindo and many others were acquitted.
Lawyer cum Nationalist, Saifuddin Kitchlew protested against the legislation in 1909, when the British Government announced certain reforms about the structure of government in India. These reforms were criticized by all the nationalists. The struggle for Swaraj intensified.
When the second round table conference was organized in 1932, B.R Ambedkar, a Dalit leader, and a lawyer convinced the government through his campaigning to grand untouchables separate electorates.
Seema Kushwaha fought the Nirbhaya case, and now she is all set to represent Hathras rape victim’s family. Kushwaha said, “I am going to be representing the Hathras rape victim’s family. We have signed the Vakalatnama. I will fight until the daughter of Hathras gets her due. We will all have to fight until women’s safety is given top priority again.”
The two advocates who worked to decriminalize homosexuality also came out as a couple. Lawyers Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju made History when the Supreme Court struck down section 377. “It is not nice to be a ‘criminal’ who has to go back to court as a lawyer to argue other cases,” said Guruswamy. 2018 was a turning point as being
gay wasn’t a criminal offense anymore, no more lies about being just “roommates”.
Article By : Anshika Barai
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