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Completing an LLB is one of the first steps to a successful career as there are numerous opportunities for you to pursue a successful career. Know the options well, and choose wisely before you take up a career path. Given below is a list of career opportunities for law aspirants:
Advocacy is one of the chief professions chosen by LLB graduates. Another point to mention here is the qualification test after LLB conducted by the All India Bar council first, in order to qualify for their practice in Courts. Once they enroll with All India Bar Council, they can opt to practice in any court across the country. Before becoming a good advocate, every aspirant has
to first gather some experience as a Junior assistant with a senior advocate. This involves drafting files and studying legal documents and cases. Gathering a good experience beforehand s vital for the future in practice as it helps them gain a lot of perspective about the law. Therefore, after knowing the various aspects of the law, they would be ready to work as an independent lawyer. The options are plenty when it comes to the different branches of law you can practice in.
Types of Lawyers:
Civil Law: Specializes in civil laws e.g. taxation laws, excise laws;
Criminal Law: Specialises in criminal laws CrPC, IPC, Evidence Act, and various other penal laws;
Patent Law etc.
Another pathway for the law students is to join Government Services after completing their LLB. If they prepare themselves, they would be eligible for Indian Legal Services and the various posts that it offers. This includes Legislative Counsel in the Legislative department and Legal advisors in the Department of Legal Affairs.
This requires the aspirants to qualify the exam held by the Public Service Commission. Certain legislative counsels are appointed under the legislative department Hindi as well as regional languages. Thereon, qualified individuals would also be eligible to join the Air Force, Indian Army, and the Navy. They are also eligible to crack the exams like HAS and IAS organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) or SPSC (State Public Service Commission).
They also have the option of becoming an Assistant Public Prosecution or Public Prosecutor.
The law graduates can study in detail about the Indian Constitution, about powers and functions of government, how government works and many other things in detail which make him easy to Crack these exams after some preparations.
For this, after gaining some experience from the practice they are appointed through an exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission or by the State Public Service Commission.
After being thorough with your LLB, you can opt to become a legal advisor or join law firms, Private Companies, Corporate firms, or Banks. You can provide advice on various legal matters. Furthermore, your legal expertise could also be used in NGOs. These provide their clients with legal advisory services. They also help people to make the correct decision in a given situation. Most large corporations and government organizations hire legal advisors.
One of the popular career paths for law students is to crack the judicial exams. As the students are also free to work for the Judicial machinery of Country as a Judge or Magistrate. A career in the judiciary is a good option for law graduates who are inclined towards public service and have faith in the system of justice. This necessitates them to pass a Judicial examination conducted by the Public Service Commission. This examination is not painless to crack, it demands tenacity and focus.
The lowest post of the Magistrate, Subjudge, or Munsif is filled up by the latest recruitments through Public Service Commission or by the supervision of High Court. The Magistrate judges the Criminal cases and the Sub Judge decides the Civil Cases. Through promotion, these judges could become district judges and also attain higher posts. These exams focus on Indian legal and constitutional governance and history, current developments of national and international interest, and analytical aptitude and skills of the candidate.
They would be able to gain promotion based on their experience and seniority. The initial requirement of these posts is an LLB degree from an approved University and should not have crossed the limit of 35 years of age.
Students with impressive academic ability and with the skill of explaining and narrating different topics to a group of people are good fits to become a lecturer in one of the best-recognized Universities or a Law College of the country.
If they choose to do LLM, they could go on to complete research in their respective field of study and earn a PhD./ this way you can also become a professor in Government Universities and Private Universities too. To get a good job as a law professor, you need to have a strong cv which one may make it strong in the college times by writing articles, editorials, participating in the moots, the debate competition, the seminars which will help in improving the speaking as well as the writing skills of any individual. The next step is to clear The national eligibility test (NET), which is mandatory.
Legal outsourcing refers to the practice of a law firm that acquires legal services from an exterior firm. This service is called off sharing if the outsourced entity has its origins in another country. LPO opens avenues to both an alternative legal career and a high-paying job.
This is one of the fields where the potential has not fully been reached. There are several opportunities for the people of the country to grab the opportunities in this field. The lawyers in the LPOs work on matters relating to foreign laws. The work involves drafting certain documents on the basis of templates, reviewing documents, running company searches, legal research, Compliance to various laws, proofreading documents, etc. The work is done online with the help of specialized software.
There is great scope for law graduates to join private firms across the country. They can choose to become the legal advisor and help the company with legal decisions. In case someone is looking for a well-paid job, they can get an MBA after their LLB.
This way, they would be able to get a dual post in companies. Firstly, they could work as legal advisors. Secondly, would be able to take part in the business administration. The dual package will guarantee excellent pay for the employees. Candidates can become In House Counsels, Corporate Advisors, or Chief Legal Officers for any private organization. The requirement of a law graduate in all the private sector companies is becoming more and more important.
Law graduates could join law firms or corporate fir and conduct analyses regarding the law sphere about the company and its functions. This requires aspirants to own a license in order to practice law.
Legal Analysts also have the ability to assist in drafting various legal documents and also assist attorneys. In the case of financial law, this is a great option. It also requires you to be well analytical and organizational along with the great athlete.
A legal researcher is someone responsible for researching various cases and finding ways to win a case. It includes general topics regarding the laws. The job term ‘legal researcher’ covers a number of different roles at different levels, all with the express aim of furthering the knowledge of a certain area of the law. In other words, they are the ones that the lawyers hire in order to gain a deeper insight into the cases and legal nuances. Therefore, this is also an interesting profession for you if you are an LLB graduate.
That’s not all, after completing a Masters in law, one can join a research forum, or centre whether in the governmental side or private. In the contemporary period there is much need for the research in all the fields, and there comes the requirement of passionate and persistent candidates who are fond of research. For example, Election Commission, Human Rights Commission, and the Competition Commission of India.
If you want to study further about law, you can choose to study LLM. This will help you gain a specialized view on a particular branch of law and you would be able to master that particular section.
This might also be an opportunity to choose a career path as the specialization means that they would spend their time in that area of law. An LLM course will not just help you gain a deeper perspective, but it will help you get jobs that pay you better.
Writer of Law Books/Reports
If you excel at writing, and you understand the law well, then this profession is the right one for you. If you are capable of writing and editing law books used by law students or if you are able to write legal reports for various publications or newspapers, this job would fit you well.
You can also work with a journalist as a guide who guides them all the time. Legal Journalists defy the notion that law graduates can only work in law firms or in corporate setups. Legal Journalism is one of the unconventional and extremely fascinating facets of the field of law for which students do not even require a journalism degree. Legal Journalists comprehend the legal matter at hand and convey it to the general public through the mode of several platforms. This can include newspapers, blog posts, social media coverage, anything. They have to stay connected with their audience and give them updates regarding whatever legal issue has been churning during a particular time. Nowadays, many law graduates are looking forward to making a career as legal journalists.
Aspirants can look for a job as a legal journalist in any of these areas.
● Newspaper Companies
● Digital Content Agencies
● News Channels
● Live Updates on the Internet
● Law Firms