Lawyers in Defence services – deals with all legal matters concerning the state and is authorised to conduct courts of enquiry and court martials of offending service personnel.
2) Political advisors Ministers have various legal experts on their pay rolls who advise them from time to time on legal issues concerning various political matters
3) Lawyers with the government – inducted into the Government ministries through a UPSC interview. The minimum qualification is a Master’s degree in law with five years’ experience. Examples include: Indian Legal Service (Law officers and Legal Advisors) & State Legal Service (state police, judiciary and revenue departments)
2.)Ability to assimilate & analyse data
4.)Excellent communication & presentation skills
5.)Ability to persuade, convince & argue
7.)Mental & Physical stamina
8.)Inclined towards reference work
Lawyers begin work either as appreciates with leading lawyers or with law firms. Many go on to set up an independent practice. Some leading law firms include Amarchand MangalDass, AZB, DSK Legal, Pathak & Associates, Dua & Dua, Fox & Mundal, Kochar & Kochar, Khaitan & Khaitan, Luthra & Luthra, Jyoti Sagar and Anand & Anand. These firms have a national presence with specialsied departments in varied fields of law.
Starting salaries in a solicitor firm range from Rs 1.2 1.5 lacs per annum but grow very rapidly. A Senior Advocate or Partner in a firm would earn between Rs 10 lacs to Rs 18 lacs per annum on an average. Independent practice starts at Rs 1.2 Rs 1.5 lacs per annum. An independent lawyer doing well could earn between Rs 10 lacs to Rs 15 lacs per annum.
If one makes it big as a well-known or celebrity lawyer, of course, the sky is the limit.
After XII (any subject), pursue BA LLB, a 5-year course in Law.
After graduation (any subject) – LLB is a 3-year course for graduates. Most universities and their affiliated colleges in India conduct the LLB course.
After LLB – After a 5 year law course (BA LLB) or a 3-year (LLB) course, there are opportunities for further studies in areas related to law. These studies could be full time post graduation (LLM) of 2 years duration, or diploma courses of 1-year duration. Studying abroad could also be a possibility. Under-graduation or LLB can only be done in the UK, as that is the only place where if you study Law you can practice in India. Masters in Law can be done in the US or UK.
Leading institutions that offer courses in law are:
1.) National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 072.
2.) NALSAR University of Law, 3-4-761, Barkatpura, Hyderabad – 500027
3.) National University of Juridical Sciences, NUJS Bhawan, 12 LB Block, Salt Lake, Kolkata
4.) National Law University, NH-65, Nagaur Road, Mandore, Jodhpur, Rajasthan- 342 004
5.) Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune, Maharashtra – 411 004
6.) NLIU Bhopal, VYAPAM “Chayan Bhawan” Main Road No.-1, Chinar Park (East) Bhopal-11
7.) Pondicherry University 5 YR BA LLB (HONS) CENTAC, Pondicherry Engineering College Campus, Pondicherry 605 014.
8.) The Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, “Poompozhil”, 5, Greenways Road, Chennai – 600 028.
9.) Hidayatullah National Law University, Civil Lines, Raipur – 492001 (C.G.).
10.) Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006.
11.) Army institute of Law, Sector – 68, Mohali 160062, Punjab
12.) Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Bharati Vidyapeeth Bhavan, Lal Bhadur Shastri Marg, Pune 411 030
13.) Faculty of Law, Delhi University, University Road, Delhi 110007
14.) Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005
15.) Gujarat National Law University , Gandhinagar, Old NIFT Building,E-4 GIDC, Electronic Zone, Gandhinagar – 382 028, Gujarat
16.) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 202002
17.) Hidayatullah National Law University, HNLU Bhawan, Civil Lines, 492001 Raipur
Other Colleges include:
1.)Aligarh Muslim University, Law Faculty, Aligarh 202002.
2.)Amity Law School (Amity Campus Saket) E-27, Defence Colony, New Delhi 24
3.)NBM College of Law, Vishakapatnam 530002
4.)Osmania University, Law College Hyderabad 500007
5.)Bangalore University, Law College, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore 560056
6.)Mangalore University Manglagangotri 574199, Karnataka
7.)University of Mysore, Law College, Crawford Hall, Mysore 570005
8.)Law College, University of Madras, Centenary Buildings,Chepauk, Chennai 600005
9.)Bharti Vidyapeeth Law College, LB Shastri Marg Pune 411030
10.) B R Ambedkar University, College of Law Aurangabad 431001
11.) University of Mumbai Law Faculty, Fort, Mumbai 400032
12.) University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226007
13.) University of Punjab, Chandigarh
14.) Law Faculty, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007
15.) University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302 004
16.) University of Mumbai Law Faculty, Fort, Mumbai 400032
17.) Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380009
18.) MS University of Baroda, Vadodara 399002
19.) Nagpur University, Nagpur 440001
20.) University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007
21.) Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431 004
22.) Utkal University, Vani Nagar, Bhubaneshwar 751004
Colleges in USA
1.)Yale University, school of law
2.)Harvard university, school of law
3.)Stanford university, school of law
4.)Columbia university, school of law
5.)New York University, school of law
6.)University of Chicago, school of law
Note: To practice law in India you can only do your Masters in the USA. Under-Graduation would need do be done in India / UK.
3.)London School of Economics
4.)University College, London
7.)Kings College, London
1.)Australian College of Law
2.)James Cook University
3.)University of Canberra
4.)University of Melbourne
5.)Sydney University Law School
6.)University of Tasmania