Oh, You are an arts student? What do you want to do after 12th? There are less career options, you know? Are we not fed up of such questions always popping up before us wherever we meet some relatives or kiths and kins?
Well, being an arts student myself, I assure you there is no need to panic. This field has a lot to offer to its people. Among all the UPSC, Performing Arts, Politics and many other options, there is one arena I would love to focus on- Law.
As we all know the need of judiciary and justice in the world , the field of law provides a very convincing career option for students. Be it Corporate offices, Courts, Individuals, Lawyers have to play a great and important role in every field. Providing justice and helping the judiciary in improvising their ideas in order to help the citizens is the main agenda here. There are so many different colleges and universities which provide L.L.B courses all over the country. To be precise, there are 17 National Law universities (NLUs) in India and hundreds of other private institutions which are renowned at their own levels.
In order to get into one of the NLUs, you need to appear for the computer- based national level exam called Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).The total number of seats provided are 2,342 in UG courses and 350 for LLM courses.Admission is done if your marks matches the cut- off marks released individually by all the colleges. These colleges provides a five-year integrated course after 12th and three years course after graduation as well. Moreover , admission procedure for other universities and colleges differ based on their preferences, be it their entrance exams or your 12th mark sheet.
In general ,you would need your basic documents to fill the forms and take the examination. Registration is mostly done online. These documents required would be your photograph ,signature, DOB proof, category , domicile certificate and 12th mark sheet if applying for UG course and scanned copy of qualifying exam for the proof of L.L.B. or any other equivalent degree mark sheet and certificate for passing candidate for PG course.
After law, you would be getting career options like:
Judiciary , Associate in law firms, Legal advisor in different offices, Legal Practitioner or Advocate, Writer , Teaching, Assistance Prosecution Officer, and many more .
Some skills are developed to practice the profession competently. They include :
- Command over Language– This is an important skill for lawyers as they need to express themselves easily and in a way everyone understands.
- Speaking skill- Anyone opting for a course like L.L.B must be able to speak in a so convincing way that could make an impact on others.
- Aptitude and Analytics – This is important in order to tackle with the required problems and stress.
- Reading habits – This skill helps a lot in acquiring knowledge in different fields which is an essential requirement in this field.
- Time Management- Lawyers need to solve cases and complete works on time in order to meet the deadlines. Time management is a necessary skill which must be developed .
- Team Work- This is needed in order to help their clients with best services in little time. Collaborating with its team well is also a sign of success.
Law could be a very helpful and a quintessential option for students confused about their career ahead. The salary is pretty good based on your skills ( may vary from INR.5,000 to INR 15,000 and way more) .
Some of the top law colleges in the country are :
- National Law School (NLS), Bangalore.
- National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad.
- National Law University, Jodhpur.
- Government Law College , Mumbai.
- National Law University, Delhi.
- Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi.
- Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi.
- Indian Law School, Poone.
- Symbiosis Law College , Poone.
- The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (NUJS) , Kolkata.
Last minute exams tips –
- Go through the notes and newspaper everyday.
- Do not waste much of your time in just one topic. Weigh all your topics equally and practice .
- Solve test papers and keep a check on the duration.
- Read the question paper carefully and follow the instructions given .
- Manage your time wisely.
- Relax and write the paper.
All the best !!