Law: The Rewarding Profession of ‘Delivering Justice’
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Every court usually holds a picture or a statue of ‘Lady Justice’ in which its every single component symbolically represents something ‘positive’ and ‘humane’. Its sword represents a state of authority, scale represents objectives of standard, and blindfolded face represents the impartial justice delivery. Moreover, the whole statue represents that you (The lawyer, and Judges) holds the unlimited power to bring a smile back on the faces of victims at the conclusion of a case. This is what the ‘Profession of Law’ is meant for. If you are passionate about delivering justice to the needy, this profession is right for you. Likewise, if money itself gives a thrill to your life, then also this profession does not get you disappointed.

Required Vital Skills in the Profession of Law

India is a democratic country which runs on the guidelines of our constitution, which is one of the longest written constitutions among any sovereign country in the entire world. People often seek justice as par with the numerous articles, schedules and various amendments written in the constitution. But a common citizen does not understand the nitty-gritty of every legal aspect at a microscopic level, and hence the need of a proficient lawyer arises. On the other hand, lawyers also have to read a plethora of books to make his/her/their client’s case stronger. Moreover, it is not easy to find required ammunition in a very limited time, thus, a good lawyer should have a fast and sharp reading skill, which helps them to understand the subject quickly. Moreover, good typing/writing skills are also important as lawyers are the persons who have to prepare for citizens most of the legal documents, be it a contract, registry, certificates or any other government authorized document. Without having a good typing and writing skills, you can lose some important clients and ultimately suffer significant professional losses. Furthermore, you should have good communication skills to present your point in a dignified manner. Top lawyers also carry good listening skill that is vital in executing any legal operation. But over the top of all, one skill without which all of these above have of no use is the ability to think logically. Critical thinking is very much crucial in winning any case. Unless you have this skill, chances remain grim to win any case. How/Why/When/Where etc. are very much required in the arena of public justice. The lawyer who knows the right timing of asking right questions and gives precise answers without any delay holds the high prestige in this profession. This is the reason, most of the competitive exams frame questions that evaluate candidate based on its reading, writing, speaking, and logical thinking ability.

A lucrative Career Amongst All

There is a huge requirement of talented lawyers in India. The former CJI of India, Dipak Misra, once told that there are more than 3.3 crore cases still pending in different courts in India that include the lower court, high courts, and the Supreme Court. Another top lawyer at a recent event spoke that there is a shortage of nearly 30 lakh lawyers in India. Currently India has approx. 15 lakh lawyers against the requirement of 45 lakh lawyers. These figures itself speak about the plethora of opportunities this profession can offer.

On part of remuneration, some find solace in providing justice to the needy while many are also earning in lakhs for each hearing. There are many large and mid-sized law firms in India that recruit law graduates and provide them a handsome salary. Many of them also pay in lakh/month. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB, Luthra and Luthra, Jyoti Sagar Associates (JSA), Trilegal, Khaitan and Company, ICICI bank, Co., Kochhar and Co., Bharucha Partners among others provide a lucrative salary and good career path to their new hires.

A law graduate after successful completion of their course can join corporations in the various legal segments like corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and international trade etc.

Recognized Courses for Law Aspirants

Universities in India offer varied academic courses concerning legal education. Notably famous amongst all are Bachelor of Law or LLB, LLM or Master of Law, and Master of Business Law.

Bachelor of Law or LLB is a three year undergraduate course which covers seven basic modules related to legal education like: criminal law, equity and trusts, land law, tort law, and EU law, contract law, constitutional or administrative law amongst others. On the other hand, LLM or Master of Laws is a post graduate course which is available to students who have a degree, usually in law or significant professional experience of the legal arena.

Apart from these programs, many institutions also provide integrated undergraduate programs like BA LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, B Com LLB, and MBA LLM amongst others.

Common law aptitude test (CLAT) is the premier exam for any law aspirant that wants to study law from any top notch institute. This exam tests a candidate’s potential on the parameters of English, Maths, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and General Knowledge and then decides the fate of aspirants on a merit basis.

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