Law as a Career

Some of the Frequent Asked Questions are answered here.

Q. Why Law after XII?

Ans: Law is slowly becoming one of the most coveted careers in India. With barely 10k students writing law entrances about a decade ago, to about 60k students writing CLAT now, the popularity of Law as a career is, justifiably, soaring year on year. Some of the reasons behind the same are:

1. Diversified options after Graduation: Students can opt for careers in Litigation, Judiciary, Academics, Research, Corporate, write Civil Services Examination, Entrepreneurship, Management and many other career options after Graduation.

2. Respect and Power: Some career options after Law command utmost respect from the society, like Litigation, Judiciary and Politics.

3. Financial Stability: Career options after Law are more financially lucrative than others, especially in the Corporate sector, where the recent starting salaries are averaging about 13-15L per annum for the top law schools.

4. Recession proof: Careers are Law don’t have any correlation with the state of the Economy and even when the economy tumbles, Law graduates don’t have anything to worry about.

Q. What’s a brief roadmap of Law as a Career?

Step 1: A student prepares for CLAT either for two years after Std. X or for one year after Std. XI or does a Crash Course of 40 days after Std. XII or takes a Drop for the same.

Step 2: After clearing CLAT, he can enter into one of the 22 National Law Schools of the Country for the degree B.A.LL.B (Hons.). Apart from CLAT, there are other examinations like AILET, MH-CET, SET (Law) and many more.

Step 3: After 5 years of Graduation, which includes academics, internships, co-curricular activities like Moot Course, Debates, Mock Parliaments etc., he can opt for any of the careers given below as an answer to the next question.

Q. What is CLAT?

Ans: CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It's an entrance examination conducted for admissions in the National Law Universities. The subjects which are asked are English Language, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Current Affairs and Legal Aptitude. It’s of 200 marks, test has to be complete within 120 minutes and there’s a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Q. Give details about other Law Entrance Examinations?

Ans: One of the prominent Law Schools of the country, National Law University Delhi, takes AILET as their entrance examination. Other prominent Law Schools like NIRMA and K.P. Mehta take CLAT scores. Other Law Entrance Examinations include LSAT (for Jindal Global Law School and other private universities), MH-CET (Maharastra CET), SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission test), Christ University Entrance Test, ULSAT ( for University of Petroleum and Energy Sciences) etc.

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