Legal education in India

Legal education in India generally refers to the education of lawyers before entry into practice. Legal education in India is offered at different levels by the traditional universities and the specialized law universities and schools, only after completion of an undergraduate degree or as an integrated degree. GLS Law College is one such premier institute offering B.A.LL.B Five Years Integrated Law Programme after 12th exams.

The journey of Indian law schools from 'institutionalized mediocrity' (a term used by our former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh at a major conference on legal education some years back) to becoming centers of excellence in professional higher education has been fast. In just a decade or so, law has emerged as a sought after career. The five-year LLB programmes have placed graduates in national and international law firms, corporate legal departments and consulting companies, in much better way.

Careers in Legal Field

Law is very reputed filed to be chosen as a career:

  • 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 UK and the US. The law of India is just similar to the law of UK. The firms and UK government offers the Indian students to work with them as legal concern.
  • With increasing number of corporate firms, a law student can offer services as Corporate Counselor or Legal Advisor which demand knowledge of law as the main ingredient.
  • Civil and judicial services for those who want to serve the country
  • Paralegal services, Legal Analyst, Document Drafting Lawyer who specializes in drafting various documents
  • Legal Journalist who covers crime beats or legal and arbitral proceedings
  • Apart from this, academic profession is also an option
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