Law as a Career

Ambrose Bierce in his Devil’s dictionary describes a lawyer as someone who is skilled in the ‘circumvention of the law’. The notion of a lawyer who is adept at finding ‘loopholes’ in the system is a popular one in our country too but we cannot deny that to one up the law one must know the law. From writers to politicians to freedom fighters, lawyers have donned many hats. Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Franz Kafka and Abraham Lincoln – all these were lawyers.

Law is one of the popular career choices in our country for a long time. Those whose families have been into the profession for generations in India usually opt to study law too. However, to become a lawyer it is not mandatory to have a family background in law neither is it necessary that you belong to an affluent family. Anyone can choose to study law as long as one has the passion for it.

Traditionally, students could specialise in either civil or criminal laws. However, this concept has changed and now students can opt to specialise in any of the various options offered like patent laws, corporate laws, etc. A degree in law not only lets you practice as a lawyer in the courts in the company but also opens up career options in sectors like corporate management, legal services and administrative services.

College/University Name of the exam Name of the course Forms sale starts Date of submission Exam Date/Tentative Date Date of Result Website
17 National Law Universities Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) BA LLB, BBA LLB, BSC LLB, 01-01-2016 31/03/2016 08/05/2016 Not Available
National Law Univeristy, Delhi AILET 2016 BA LLB Started  7/04/2016 01/05/2016
48 law colleges in India accept LSAT LSAT-India (2015) BA LLB, BBA LLB, BSC LLB, BCOM LLB Started Registration Window for online payments: 12/11/2014 to 1/05/2015
Registration window for demand draft payments: 12/11/2014 to 28/04/2015
17/05/2015 11/06/2015 http://www.pearsonvueindia.
IP University CET BA LLB, BBA LLB Not Yet Started
Christ University   BA LLB
8/12/2014 18/04/2015 26/04/2015 02/05/2015
Symbiosis SET BA LLB 12/02/2015 11/05/2015 02/05/2015 18/05/2015
Jamia Millia Islamia   BALLB Date yet to be announced. Date yet to be announced. Date yet to be announced. Date yet to be announced.
School of Law, KIIT (Bhub.) KLSAT BALLB, BBA LLB, BSC LLB 2/12/2014 to 20/03/2015 25/03/2015 21/04/2015 to 30/04/2015 Date yet to be announced.
College of Legal Studies, UPES, Dehradun (UL-SAT) BA LLB,
Started through online form Date yet to be announced. 11 May to 17 May 2015 Date yet to be announced.