Monday, July 6, 2009

Career And Courses in Law

If you have the flare in you to speak, have the witty side to your personality can catch details and put forward your point well then law is the career path for you. To become a lawyer one needs to have integrated knowledge of various subjects like – political science, philosophy, economics, history etc.

But the question here arises as to how one should go ahead and pursue this career? Well there are various paths to take up, the basic being after 10+2. One can go for a 5 years law course at bachelor’s level i.e. .BA+ LLB or after their graduation one can pursue LLB(hons); a 3 years course being offered by many universities and colleges, post which one can practice as a lawyer.

One of the option that is gaining a lot of popularity these days is a 5 year course in law including a BA degree i.e. BA LLB, as it gives the students an additional advantage. Students directly after 10+2 can enter this 5 year law course being offered by many reputed national institutes and universities.

There is a common test for law termed as CLAT – common law admission test, which is conducted by seven law schools at national level which are GNLU-Gandhinagar, NLSIU-Bangalore, NLU-Jodhpur, HNLU-Raipur, NLI-Bhopal, NALSAR-Hyderabad, and NLU-Kolkata having 30% seats reserved for girls.

One of the best law schools in the race is the national law school (NLS), it happens to be an independent body, the management of this law school is organized and taken care of by the legal professionals of the country. The chief of justice happens to be the chairman of the general council himself, accompanied by many retired supreme and high court judges with many veteran lawyers as well.

Besides these if one doesn’t wish to go for a 5 year degree course or a post grad. 3 year LLB one can pursue various diploma courses in law varying from 1 -2 years of duration. Many universities like NLS, Nalsar University of law – barkatour etc offer diploma courses like diploma in medical law and ethics, diploma in human rights, diploma in cyber laws, diploma in patent laws etc.


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