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||http://www.clat.ac.in/|
|National Law Univeristy, Delhi||AILET 2016||BA LLB||Started||7/04/2016||01/05/2016||http://www.nludelhi.ac.in/|
|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
|IP University||CET||BA LLB, BBA LLB||Not Yet Started||http://ipu.ac.in/|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||BALLB||Date yet to be announced.||Date yet to be announced.||Date yet to be announced.||Date yet to be announced.||jmi.ac.in/|
|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.||www.kls.ac.in|
|College of Legal Studies, UPES, Dehradun||(UL-SAT)||
|Started through online form||Date yet to be announced.||11 May to 17 May 2015||Date yet to be announced.||http://www.upes.ac.in/|