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About Law


Definition

“The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the Law”. ~Jeremy Bentham

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the men of every calling, is Diligence.” ~Abraham Lincoin

A lawyer is a person who practices law, as an advocate, barrister, attorney, counsellor or chartered legal executive. The legal profession in India has undergone a strategic and substantial change over the last few decades. Nowadays, the law aspirants not only figure themselves in courts but mark their presence in various corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and many more sectors.

In brief:

Law graduates in our country are not entitled to appear in courts even if they acquire a degree in law or call themselves lawyers. After being enrolled by one of the State Bar Councils, and clearing the All India Bar Examination, a Law Graduate is an Advocate and can appear in Court representing clients.

Law Career Path


LL.B. (Integrated) (Bachelor of Legislative Law)
LevelUnder-Graduate
Duration3 years to 5 years
EligibilityMaximum age is 20 years (22 for SC/ST candidates) 10+2 or equivalent with min 45% marks (General/OBC/PWD), 40% marks (SC/ST)
Entrance ExamAll India Law Entrance Test (AILET), Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), Delhi University Law Entrance Exam, BVP CET Law, AMU Law Entrance Exam, Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test (BHU UET)
Specialization--
Average Course Fee₹50,000 to ₹3,50,000
ModeRegular/Distance
GoalLawyer, Solicitor General, Public Prosecutor
LL. M (Master of Legislative Law)
LevelPost-Graduate
Duration2 years
EligibilityL.L.B./B.L. Degree/5 Year LL.B. Degree Course under 10+2+5 pattern or an equivalent Degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of reserved Categories, i.e., S.C./S.T./Persons with Disability). Percentage and other criteria are mostly the same but may vary as per the institute’s policy.
Entrance ExamAll India Law Entrance Test (AILET), Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), Delhi University Law Entrance Exam, BVP CET Law, AMU Law Entrance Exam, Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test (BHU UET)
Specialization--
Average Course Fee₹40,000 to ₹3,00,000
ModeRegular/Distance
GoalAdvocate, Attorney General, Public Prosecutor, Solicitor, Oath Commissioner, Notary, Sub-Magistrate, Magistrate, District and Sessions Judge, Legal advisor, Trustees, Law Teacher, Law Reporter, Legal Expert, Process Flow Analyst, Legal Manager, Law Officer, Legal Head, Legal Counsel, Legal Reporter, Legal Assistant

Colleges for Law


  • Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • Apeejay Stya University
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
  • Bangalore University
  • Calicut University, Calicut
  • Central University of South Bihar, Patna
  • Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
  • Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Delhi University (DU), New Delhi
  • Dibrugarh University
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam
  • Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
  • Jaipur National University, Jaipur
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
  • KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
  • KLE Society's Law College, Bangalore
  • M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak 
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • National Law University, Delhi
  • Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • Saveetha University, Chennai
  • Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim
  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • The National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  • University of Allahabad, Allahabad
  • University of Lucknow
  • University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi

Top Colleges for Law


Law Key Skills


Communication Skills

Flexibility

Focus and hard work

Good memory

Able to retain facts easily

Inquisitive mind

Listening Skills

Logical thinking

Presentation Skills

Law Career Prospects


  • Advocate
  • Attorney General
  • Public Prosecutor
  • Solicitor
  • Oath Commissioner
  • Notary
  • Sub-Magistrate
  • Magistrate
  • District and Sessions Judge
  • Legal advisor
  • Trustees
  • Law Teacher
  • Law Reporter
  • Legal Expert
  • Process Flow Analyst
  • Legal Manager
  • Law Officer
  • Legal Head
  • Legal Counsel
  • Legal Reporter
  • Legal Assistant

Jobs in Law


  • Law Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Litigation
  • Banks
  • Business Houses
  • Legal Consultancies
  • News Channels
  • Newspapers
  • Judiciary
  • Private Practice
  • Sales Tax and Excise Departments

Salary in Law


An entry level lawyer earns somewhere around ₹12,000 to ₹60,000 per month.

Law Role Models




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