Law Education in India


What is law education?

Law education provides the knowledge of the rules and regulations made by the government for the safe and controlled society. The legal regulations of constitution and the other governing legal regulations regarding administration, property and dealings related to property, trading etc are the few of the aspects of the education. The knowledge of the education helps one in not only opting it the as career but also in many other circumstances of day to day life.

What are the courses offered in law education?

There are several Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees offered in the discipline. The major courses are:

There are several inter-disciplinary courses offered in Bachelor and Master’s Degrees. Business Law, Constitutional Law, Corporate law and Financial Law, Securities Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Bharatiya Nyaya Darshan and Raj Dharma, Criminal Law, Energy Law, Family Law, International Law, Human Rights, International Trade and Economic Law, Labour Law, IPR and Technology Law etc are few of the inter-disciplinary courses.

Certificate, Diploma, Advance Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma courses are the offered by several institutions and colleges in several sub fields of Law. Securities law, Administrative Law, Child Rights Law, Taxation Laws, Consumer Laws, Information Technology Laws, Paralegal Practice, Medical Jurisprudence etc are few of sub fields.

Why to choose Law education as career?

There are several reasons to choose the Law Education. Few of them are:

  • Offers job security
  • Provides ample prospective opportunities in government and private sectors
  • Offers respectable as well as responsible positions
  • Handsome salary
  • opportunity of self employment
  • Suitable to several fields that offers job guarantee
  • Offers number of specializations to excel in a particular interested field
  • Great scope of higher positions

When to plan the career?

The Certificate courses, of 6 months duration, in law can be opted after 10+2 or equivalent. The Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma of 1 year duration or Bachelor degrees of 3 year duration can be opted after Graduation. The Post Graduation in Law can be taken after the Graduation in Law or equivalent.

Integrated courses can be taken after 10+2. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the considerable entrance test for the admission in most of the Law colleges. LSAT is the considered admission test for few other colleges. Yet, many autonomous colleges conduct individual entrance tests.

What after a degree in Law?

One can find the work in Judiciary, Police Departments, Banks, Business consultancies, Business houses, News channels, Revenue departments, Educational Institutes etc.

Advocate, Notary, Legal Advisor, Magistrate, Oath Commissioner, Legal or Law officer, Law reporter, Judge, Teacher, Lecturer or Professor etc are the job types for a Law graduate.

Having private practice is also one of the good options. Graduation and a Diploma in Law is the minimum qualification for choosing Law as career. The higher qualification and experience bring the chances of higher positions and better payment options.

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