Law – New Age Career
• There are a host of opportunities for a pass out of a law college. The most traditional is to practice as a solicitor commonly known as an advocate or join judicial service as judges in a court of law. These days law practitioners have a good opportunity in corporate firms too, they can also earn success in the areas like Cyberlaw, Advanced Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Finance Law, and Capital Market Regulation, etc.
Different Roles, Different Hats:
• Judges: Offers judgments after hearing the court proceedings
• Lawyers: Specialized in fields like – Criminal Lawyer, Civil Litigation Lawyer, Human Rights Lawyer, etc.
• Legal Analyst: Works for corporate firms or law firms and advises companies regarding legalities pertaining to their operations.
• Legal Journalist: Covers crime breakings, legal proceedings in courts which are of national or international interest.
• Legal Advisor: Offers consultancy to companies and individuals on legal matters.
• Public Prosecutor: Works for the government or can be said as a lawyer on the government’s behalf and in close coordination with the police.
In India, if a student aspires to attain a law degree, their goal should be circled off through some specific Universities. To get into these Universities, in India, There are some prominent Law Entrance Exams, viz.
The consortium of National Law Universities, which consists of representative universities (at present 22 National Law Universities), conducts Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs offered by all participating National Law Universities around the country.
CLAT is a multiple-choice questions based exam conducted by National Law University on a rotation basis. It contains 150 MCQs for which the total time duration allotted is 2 hours. Each correct answer gives 1 mark, further, negative marking is there, i.e., 0.25 marks get deducted for every wrong answer. There are 5 sections, viz.
• English (including comprehension) – 28-30 marks
• GK and Current Affairs – 35-38 marks
• Elementary Mathematics – 15-17 marks
• Legal Aptitude – 35-38 marks
• Logical Reasoning – 28-30 marks
National Law University, Delhi is not part of this consortium and hence conducts its own exam – All India Law Entrance Test (AILET).
The National Law University, Delhi decides the exam pattern of AILET. AILET contains 150 questions and the allotted time duration is of 1 hour 30 minutes.
Negative marking is there. There are five sections, viz.:
• English (including comprehension) – 35 marks
• Elementary Mathematics – 10 marks
• GK and Current Affairs – 35 marks
• Legal Aptitude – 35 marks
• Logical Reasoning – 35 marks
3. Other Law Entrance Exams:
There are Law entrance examinations like those of
LSAT – conducted by Princeton VUE,
SLAT – Symbiosis Law Admission Test is conducted for BA/BBA LLB from Symbiosis University.
AIL LET – Army Institute of Law – Law Admission Test.
Several other exams are there which are conducted by various universities as there admission procedure and test aptitude and logical ability of candidates.
Other prominent law Institutes accepting CLAT score
• Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
• Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS University, Mumbai
• School of Law, UPES, Dehradun
• Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru
• M. S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bengaluru
• Indore Institute of Law, Indore
• KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneshwar