CLAT - Why Law ?

Law as a career is fast emerging as one of the most lucrative professions. Lawyers in India are held inhigh esteem, because their services and legal advice are required every where. Law is one of the popular career choices in our country for a long time. To become a lawyer, it is not mandatory to have a family background in law. Anyone can choose to study law as long as one has the passion for it. From writers to politicians to freedom fighters, lawyers have donned many hats. Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Franz Kafka & Abrahm Lincoln all these were lawyers. In today’s context, we have exemplaries such as Barak Obama, Arun Jaitely, Harsh Salve, Prashant Bhushan and many more.

Growth, knowledge and opportunity to excel in diverse fields of law such as Corporate, Civil, Criminal, Employment, Tax, Banking and Insurance, Real Estate and so on. With expertise and experience, the possibility of securing high fees implies economic growth as well. Prestige, fame and respect associated with the profession.
An opportunity to contribute to the society’s welfare by taking up cases that can have significance for the society as a whole.

There are a plethora of opportunities for a law graduate. One can either practice as an advocate in a court of law or work with corporate firms. A law graduate can become a judge also. After gaining experience, a law graduate can hope to become solicitor General or offer services to government departments and ministries. One can also work as a legal adviser for various organizations.


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An acute shortage of qualified lawyers has been a major problem in India. The Bar Council of India has often expressed its concern that young lawyers do not join the Bar. There are nearly ten lakh lawyers in India but according to law experts only 20 percent of them can be considered fit enough to practice law in courts. Law schools like NLSIU, NALSAR, NUJS, NLIU were established to increase the level of legal education and today we have a total of twenty one National Law Universities across India .

Legal education in India is similar to the one in Britain. A recent trend has been that students from India study in law colleges in the USA and receive attractive jobs. Harvard Law School. Yale University, Australia National University, etc, are some attractive options for Indian law students these days.

How to start?
Appear for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test ) exam after XIIth.
Get a good rank and secure a seat in one of the 21 National Law Universities of India.
Top National Universities through CLAT are-

NLSIU Bangalore NALSAR Hyderabad NUJS Kolkata NLIU Bhopal NLU Jodhpur GNLU Gandhinagar
MNLU Mumbai RMLNLU Lucknow HNLU Raipur NLU Odisha RGNUL Punjab NUALS Kochi
DSNLU Visakhapatanam TNNLS Tiruchirappalli MNLU Nagpur NUSRL Ranchi DNLU Jabalpur HPNLU Shimla
MNLU Aurangabad NLUJA Assam CNLU Patna      


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