A law degree arms one with serious advocacy skills, enabling one to argue in favor of any cause. Lawyers advice clients and provide solutions to legal issues at both private and public level. They interpret laws, rules and regulations and prepare legal documents. They argue and debate at the courts and take decisions on legal matters. As a lawyer one is expected to apply abstract law theories to solve problems of clients in diverse set of situations. India has over twelve lakh lawyers but according to reports only one fifth of them are capable to practice law in the courts. Thus there is a huge demand of well-trained & skilled lawyers. With the increase in the number of premier law colleges in the country and the increasing demand from the industry; a career in law is an extremely lucrative option for you.
Specialization : Today ,a huge range of specialization options has also emerged for lawyers such as International Taxation Law, Cyber Law, Environment Law, Sports Management Law, IPR, Aviation Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law etc.
Pathways to a Career in Law : Students interested in making a career in law can either do a 5 years’ course straight after 12th class or a three-year law course after graduation in any discipline. After graduation one can further specialize by pursuing an LLM from an Indian or global university/college.
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CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programs.
The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of participating NLUs had decided that the test should be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. The first CLAT exam was conducted by NLSIU Bangalore in 2008, the ninth Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2018) shall be conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
Law Firms in the country are:
Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, J Sagar Associates, Khaitan & Co, Luthra & Luthra.
|XI STUDYING||XII STUDYING||XII PASSED|
|Two Years Comprehensive Program||One Year Program||Six-Months/ One Year Program|
|200 + Hours of Comprehensive Faculty Led Classroom Sessions||100 + Hours of Comprehensive Faculty Led Classroom Sessions||75 + Hours of Comprehensive Faculty Led Classroom Sessions|
|The PRIME Study Package containing 10 Books and More than 1000 Pages of Additional Material||The PRIME Study Package containing 10 Books and More than 1000 Pages of Additional Material||The PRIME Study Package containing 10 Books|
Digital India? Not yet !
There is no better place to start but at the doors of the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, for aspiring Lawyers.
After all the rigmarole surrounding the performance of CLAT 2019, the National University of Advanced Legal Studies has decided to scrap the online mode for the time being.
Computer glitches were experienced by many candidates, such as, hanging of the machines, screens going blank, questions not appearing in the right sequence but instead some being skipped on clicking the next button, failure to log in, time lost at the biometric verification as the systems were running slow, abrupt server shutdowns, etc.
Out of the 50,000 plus students who took the examination, about 4,000 approached the Supreme Court and around 10% were compensated for the unwarranted problems faced.
The complaints about the technical glitches were further augmented by the fact that the invigilators were clueless about rectifying the same, probably due to their ignorance of the functioning of the computers. It is simply because a technical predicament requires a technical person to resolve it.
All said and done, it is the candidates who suffered. Candidates had undergone rigorous preparations for a year or two, some even took a year off from regular academic studies and many joined renowned coaching centers to enhance their acumen. Not to forget the 4000 paid to take the examination. They were left devastated by the state of affairs surrounding the manner in which CLAT 2019 was conducted, ONLINE.
It is therefore pertinent that the examination be conducted offline, for now. The National Law Universities have decided that the offline mode will be adopted, starting from 2019. Candidates may take the examination without any hiccups or apprehensions.
|#||Duration of Examination||Two Hours|
|1||English including Comprehension||40 Marks|
|2||Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Marks|
|3||Logical Reasoning||40 Marks|
|4||Legal Aptitude||50 Marks|
|5||General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50 Marks|
|6||Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each||200|
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