A career in law has always been looked upon as a prestigious career option in India as well as other parts of the world. However, a degree in law from a reputable law school has received added boost in recent years owing to the rapid pace of the globalisation. Opening up of country’s border and emergence of India as a hot outsourcing destination, has taken popularity of law courses to an unprecedented level in the country. Advent of MNCs and LPOs (legal processing outsourcing) firms and emergence of new sectors and the subsequent introduction of laws governing them has taken this prestigious profession out of the realms of courtroom to corporate boardrooms and beyond.
The option of privately practising law is still the most popular option for law graduates; it can be safely assumed that it is no longer remains the sole option for law graduates. MNCs and LPOs offer top salary and perks to law graduates who have obtained their degree from top law university in UP or for that matter well-established law institutes located in other parts of the country.
In the following paragraphs we shall look at some of the popular law courses or degrees offered by law schools in India. We shall also emphasize the importance of taking admission in a law school known for its relevant and modern law courses in UP or anywhere else, which offers a judicious mix of theory and practical.
B.A.LL.B (H) is one of the more popular courses chosen by students willing to make a career in law. It is a 5 year integrated program which gives the benefit of covering two academic courses under one program. Usually a Law program can be pursued only at a post graduate level but an Integrated Law course covers a Bachelor’s Degree course as well. B.A.LL.B (H) is a combination of study of Law and Arts subjects.
To bridge the gap between legal theory and practice, a top rated law school provides an opportunity for budding lawyers to pursue an integrated course in B.A.LL.B (H). In the age of globalization, B.A.LL.B (H) provides a unique tool to the students to pursue a viable career in multinational corporations and corporate legal firms. The course structure is designed to cater to the academic and professional requirements of the students. It is a unique congregation of economics, sociology, legal history and legal aspects of company matters and corporate transactions. The aim of the course is to equip the students to respond effectively to the ever changing global economy scenario by equipping them with impeccable knowledge about various types and forms of corporate dealings.
Most of the law graduates as mentioned above prefer to work privately after attaining license issued by Local/ State/ Central BAR Council. This though is rapidly changing as law professionals are increasingly choosing to work as corporate lawyers, specialist officer (law) in bank, legal consultant, legal advisors and legal officers in MNCs and PSUs. Participants also become eligible to pursue higher education in both management and law streams. They can also begin their career in government sectors as lawyer in tax and labour departments, public prosecutors or in defence field. After gaining valuable experience, they can move up to upper positions like Associate Attorney, Attorney, Solicitor General, etc. Candidates can also make a career in teaching field; work in LPO; for particular firms, organizations or family, in consulting agencies and even in political field.