LL.B (3 years course)
Students with any bachelor degree from recognised university.
Career Oppuortunities in Law
Law touches every aspect of our daily life. It is the first and also the last resort to daily life – be it a transaction, exercising one’s right, enforcing others’ duties and responsibilities towards the fellow citizen and society at large. Traditionally, it was the most respected field of study. In fact, majority of the famous public personalities were with the background of law profession. It has taken its place of importance with the increase in BPO services from India to USA and UK. Young graduates with good academic records are finding placement in the Laws Firms in India and abroad with salaries comparable to IT industry. However, this is not and should not the only motive to take up study in Law. There are a number of opportunities to serve the society in the capacity as legal counsel, attorney, judicial service – judges, etc.
- Indian Legal Service--Union Public Service Commission conducts examination for appointment as Law officers, Assistant Advisors, Dy. Legal Advisors and Legal Advisors from amongst the experienced lawyers.
- Senior posts in state government -- Graduates in Law are appointed through competitive examinations conducted by the State Service Commission to senior positions in State police/Revenue/Judicial Departments.
- Judicial Service -- In the judiciary, the posts are that of the magistrate, district and sessions judge, Munsifs (Sub-Magistrate), public prosecutor, and solicitors, Advocate General, Notary and Oath Commissioner. There are also legal secretaries appointed in assemblies, law inspectors, legal officers in banks, judicial members of sales tax and excise departments, government advocates and staff in the registrar of companies' office. The examination for these posts take place periodically & is advertised as and when the vacancies occur.
- Advocate General of the State -- Each state has an Advocate General appointed by State Governors. These offices generally prosecute cases and work with local District Attorney's offices in the prosecution of cases.
- District Attorneys -- Assistant State Attorneys (also called district attorneys) are primarily responsible for criminal matters and prosecution. The District Attorney is usually an elected official. Depending upon the size of the District Attorney's office, they may have multiple units that focus upon different types of crime such as domestic violence, homicide, appellate work or sex crimes. If you work with a smaller District Attorney's office, you may have the option of handling diverse caseloads.
- Notary -- A notary is a legal practitioner of at least ten years experience in the profession. He is appointed on application to Central, State government to draw, verify, authenticate, certify and attest the execution of any deed. Oath commissioner is another established authority similar to the notary.
- Legal Advisors -- Public sector undertakings and state and central government organizations also employ lawyers as advisers. Even companies and firms appoint legal advisors or regular basis or as retainers.
- Solicitor is a kind of advisor to clients on a variety of matters that involves law. Solicitors explain the cases of his clients to the advocates. Solicitors need never appear in court directly. Solicitor's firms undertake cases related to their area of work.
- Teaching field - Those with a good aptitude and taste for teaching can go for LL.M and take up job in any University or Institute offering law courses to students.
- Writers / Journalists -- If he has a flair for writing may act as an author and produce journals and legal commentaries and bring out law reports. They can write articles for magazines, newspapers etc.
- Company Secretary -- A law graduate and/or a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries can be employed as a company secretary in a firm.