Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Law Education- Start Studying and Boost your Career

Law as profession in a country like India was largely undermined as a profession. Until recent past, when the domestic trade branched itself beyond borders and economy in India by stood certain sea changes. Transition in technology, particularly transports and communication riveted merchant’s whole across the globe and fed off the galvanized spirits of elbow greased bigwigs to contrive contracts from foreign land. However,  such spawn of commerce came with a whole shebang of issues which were never visited by the domestic legal regime in India, let alone addressed, heeding existence and function of a strong legal apparatus in every company, SME, firms etc. Henceforth, the exacting need of lawyers to curate the technicalities of trade accentuated the rate of employment over a period of time. Last few decades have witnessed an overarching demand for lawyers in every layer of economy, encouraging more institutions to consider law seriously as a teaching and learning module. India, at present has 18 national law schools in India followed by resplendent and exorbitant private best law universities in Delhi and NCR to offer immaculate courses in law both industries focused and litigation based.

Law schools in India
Law schools in India
Initially, considered as secondary career option always stooping below the conventional career choices like engineering and medicine, law soon catapulted itself way beyond them with regards to financial emoluments. This, where an aced law Graduate gets a package close to engineering grad or a doctor. Owing to massive emigration and migration of people in various parts of the world, the rate of crimes, economic frauds have exponentially increased attracting the attention of a number of self-governing inter-governmental agencies functioning with the mandate of furtherance of international law and peace like United Nations.

Indian universities have begun to offer specialized courses in human rights and international law which equips the students to meet the exacting requirements of advanced foreign degrees in the same from Ivy equivalent universities who put them in good stead opening a slew of opportunities to work with institutions like United Nations, ILA, and ICC etc. There are a lot of different areas of law that a potential student may be interested in practicing. Some of the most popular positions include prosecutor or public defender. These types of lawyers both work in criminal court, representing either the state or people who cannot afford to have a lawyer. There are also many private law firms that handle criminal defense. Many students go into special subsets of law like property law, tort law, civil rights law, corporate law, environmental law, family law, divorce law, and health law. All of these fields offer rewarding work and lucrative pay. The variety of skills provided by a law degree puts these classes of graduates at the forefront of employer's minds. Add to this the fact that law is one of the world's oldest fields of study, professions, human endeavor – you get the picture – and it's no surprise to see that law graduates enjoy such good career prospects.

Law Graduates all over the world will have a synthesis of complex ideas – these students will have not only had a grip with a whole new language but they'll also be able to communicate in layman's terms. Students often partake in mooting competitions and pro bono societies, offering legal advice to real people. They have to communicate all of the above – on paper!

These skills are highly transferable to a number of other industries and sectors, commercial or otherwise.

Therefore, from the fair evaluation of the above facts it has become quite clear that law today stands as a luminous profession from numinous minds and a very paying course, be it litigation or corporate sector. Law is one of the world's traditional professions, pursue it and be prepared for a life of comfortable respectability.


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