- Why do we use it?
Process Flow For Exam
Step 1 : Overview
Law as a profession is evergreen. Due to the changing social and economic circumstances and the ever-increasing regulatory role being undertaken by the government, there is a rising demand for lawyers. Only academic excellence does not count for success in this profession. Professional competency acquired through experience and practice with lawyers is the main benchmark of success
Step 2 : Required Skills
2.Knowledge of law and reading
3.Argumentation skills and consistency
4.Creative problem solving
5.Legal Research and Observance
6.Logical reasoning and understanding
7. Attention to minute detail
8.Capacity to retaliate
9.Skills in creative drafting.
Step 3 : Eligibility criteria
The LLB (Latin Legum Baccalaureus) also called as bachelor of legislative laws, course is available in two formats.
5-year integrated B.A.LL.B course for Class 12 Passouts and a 3-year LLB course for graduates of any stream.
Step 4 : Duration
B.A.LL.B is a five year integrated law course and L.L.B for 3 years.
Step 5 : Entrance Exams
1.Maharashtra common entrance test [MH CET] for admission in any law college in Maharashtra.
2.Common Law Admission Test is a centralized national level governmental entrance test for admissions in NLU from amongst the twenty three National Law Universities in India[NLU].
3.LSAT [ Law school admission test] is conducted offline once a year. More than 15 law colleges in India have associated with LSAC Global to offer admissions on the basis of LSAT India scores.
4.Private colleges e.g. Symbiosis Law College, Pune conducts its own entrance exams to offer admission based on its passing criteria.
Step 6 : Specialisations
L.L.M (Latin Legum Magister) Master of legislative laws :
LLM can be done in a number of specializations such as Civil law, International law, Criminal law, Corporate law, etc. that students can choose based on their interest and practice they want to get into after the course completion. For admission to LLM course, the minimum eligibility qualification is LLB/B.A.LL.B.
Step 7: Courses
Diploma law courses are an ideal option for law aspirants look, to jumpstart their career in the field of law. E.g. Diploma in Criminal Law.Diploma in Business Law, Diploma in Corporate Laws & Management,Diploma in Co-operative Law, Diploma in Cyber Law etc.
Step 8 : Top 10 Colleges in Maharashtra / India
1.Government law college [Mumbai]
2.ILS law college [ Pune]
3.DES Navalmal Firodiya Law college, Pune [ Fergusson Law college]
4.Rizvi Law college, Mumbai
5.Bharti Vidyapeeth New law college,Pune
6.Jitendra chauhan Law college, Mumbai
7.G.J Advani law college, Mumbai
8.KC Law college, Mumbai
9.D.Y Patil Law college.
10.Yashwantrao Chavan Law College
National Law Universities :
1.National Law School of India University, Bangalore
2. National Law University, Delhi
3.National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
4.National Law Institute University, Bhopal
5.National Law University, Jodhpur
6. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Step 9 : Career Opportunities
1.Advocacy [Litigation] :Practice in any court across India. Note: One has to qualify exam conducted by Bar council of India to qualify for their practice.
2.Arbitration/Mediation:Settling of disputes.
3.Government Services:Students can opt for exams like IAS organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) or SPSC (State Public Service Commission). They also have the option of becoming an Assistant Public Prosecution or Public Prosecutor.
4.IBPS Law Officer Exam: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) exam is held for the selection of various kinds of officers in the public sector banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, NABARD, RBI, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies, and other regular member Banks of the IBPS society.
5.JAG Exam: The recruitment of Law Graduates in the army is conducted by the Indian Army- a Short Service Commission by JAG Entry Scheme (also known as Judge Advocate General’s Corps) that falls under the military branch of justice and law.
6.RBI Recruitment The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts RBI Recruitment Exam to select candidates for different officer positions.
7.Legal Advisors: After completing oner LLB, one can become a legal advisor or join law firms, Private Companies, Corporate firms, or Banks. One can provide advice on various legal matters.
8.Judiciary: Students are also free to work for the Judicial machinery of Country as a Judge or Magistrate. This requires them to pass a Judicial examination conducted by the Public Service Commission.
9.International Lawyering : Resolving International disputes.
10.Teaching:Students with impressive academic ability and with the skill of explaining and narrating different topics to a group of people are good fits to become a lecturer in one of the best-recognized Universities or a Law College of the country by qualifying NET-SET
11. Legal Outsourcing:Legal outsourcing refers to the practice of a law firm that acquires legal services from an exterior firm. This service is called off sharing if the outsourced entity has its origins in another country.
12.Private Companies: There is great scope for law graduates to join private firms across the country.
13.Higher Education: L.L.M, Ph.D,
14.Writer Of Law Books /Reports /Journalist
15.Legal Researcher etc.
Step 10 : Work Description
1.Explain the law and give legal advice.
2.Draft, review and manage wills, trusts, estates, contracts and deeds
3.Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
4.Conduct legal research and gather evidence.
5.Ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
6.Offer legal representation at arbitration or mediation hearings.
7.Manage regulatory and compliance related services.
8.Facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
9.Offer legal representation to clients in court proceedings on civil or criminal matters.
10.Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
11.Prepare pleadings, notices and make appearances in court.
12.Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
Step 11 : Future Scope
This profession will always be in a greater demand as long as there is existence of crimes, disputes, illegal activities and wrong doings happening across the world.
Step 12 : Salary
1.For lawyers who have just graduated from college, there is a wide potential range from between Rs 5-10 lakh per year to Rs 18-20 lakh per year as a junior associate in any law firm.
2.As a litigator the income solely depends upon the practice and potential of the lawyer.
3.There is guaranteed income for Corporate lawyers.
4.In judicial services a junior Civil Judge/First Class Magistrate starting income is Rs 77,840. The next higher post of Senior Civil Judge starts with the pay of Rs 1,11,000 and that of the District Judge Rs 1,44,840 including incentives.
5.UGC NET qualified teachers/professors can easily get a salary of Rs 45,000 per month for the post of assistant professor, Rs 80,000 per month for the post of associate professor and Rs 82,000 per month for the post of professor.
Step 13 : A tip of advice for an aspiring xxxx (Engineer/Doctor)
1 Participate in every activity conducted by your college. Moot court presentations, client counseling, Research cells help a lot in personal development. It will boost your confidence.
2.Study every subject after Third year [for 5-year law course] thoroughly. Knowing basic law is important.
3.Start interning under a practicing lawyer from 1st year itself, however it may be paid or unpaid or join any law firm.
4.Command over English is necessary for practice in High court and Supreme court.
5.Vocabulary and legal terms will contribute in improving your language.