Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Legal followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
Lawyers are always on demand. The growing number of cases and load on Indian legal system stands as witness to it. There is even growing demand from corporate world to ensure that they are crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s. However, there is huge gap between demand and availability of ‘good’ legal experts. It all starts with passing out from a good institution that nourishes the talents a provides exposure. You would find most of the lawyers offering legal services to the public overcrowding the market segment. With little efforts, certifications and apprenticeship they could help solve the problems of the corporate world thus entering an entire new market segment.
Generally, the high paying corporate legal jobs goes to the students from the premier institutions. If you have appetite for corporate workstyle you should aim to get into premium institutions. In India, CLAT is a national level entrance test that lets you enter into the 17 of the national law universities. NLSIU, NALSAR, NLUJ are few to mention which are worth targeting for.
Clearing BAR exam is one part of the spectrum but internship, your case handling skills, report submission, performance in Moot court all would be accounted while finalizing on your first job option. Law is extremely challenging and one of the highly revered and reputed career. You would have chance to serve the community and change lives.
Graduation with either 3yr (LLB) or 5yr integrated (BA LLB) course is the first step. You must clear the BAR exam to initiate your practice. You could also pursue Masters of Law (LLM) or Master of business law or integrated MBA-LLM depending on your interest and the career path.
Logical thinking, Writing & Communication skills, People skills, reading skills, Critical Thinking, Problem solving, Research skills.
Most of the lawyers start as assistants or junior lawyers to gain experience or start their own practice. The earnings may not be attractive at this stage however they grow as you gain domain knowledge. On the other end a pass out from premium institution joining a corporate as part of their legal team could expect a package around INR 10L per annum.