Law As A Career

Introduction

Law as a profession has been among the highest paid jobs in the country since last few years. There was a time when it was counted as a royal profession. Over the years, the glory that was attached to it might have been lost but there is no denying that the most successful lawyers are those with brilliant minds. In United States, lawyers charge money on hourly basis and not surprisingly they are the richest personalities in the country.

Personal skills

Power of logical reasoning, a quick brain, power of concentration, patience, perseverance and ability to discuss matters with all types of people are some of the skills required in this field. In addition, self-confidence, good communication skills and the gift of expression and a good voice are essential.

Intensity of competition

  • IIT JEE(Mains ), 13 lakhs students and IIT JEE(Advanced), 1,28 Lakhs students appeared for approx. 1, 00,000 seats
  • AIPMT, over 5 Lakhs students for approx. 18000 seats.
  • CLAT, approx. 45000 students for 2700 seats

Corporate counsel

Work Profile
Drafting, Vetting, Negotiating Contracts, Monitoring Legal Compliance, Handling Legal Disputes

Package
6 to 9 Lakh p.a

 

Litigation

Work profile
Start practice as a junior of a reputed advocate with experience set up your practice. Top lawyers charge Rs 50,00 to 1, 00, 000 per hearing which may last only for few minutes.

     

Law firms

Job profile
To work with a group of lawyers by pooling their expertise

Package
Indian law firms from Rs 8 Lakh to 15 Lakh and foreign law firms upto 16, 00,000 p.a

 

Social Advocate

Job profile
Work with NGO’s on social issues like women and child rights, environment, corruption etc Work with international NGO’s

Package : 3 to 5 Lakh p.a

     

Legal Process and Outsourcing

Job profile
Completing legal process relating to law cases in us and other developed countries Proficiency in English and Common Law

Package for fresh law graduates Rs 4 to 6 Lakh p.a

 

Research and Academia

Job profile
After doing LLM, PhD., clearing NET one can teach in a national law school and can earn the respect of students

Package : 4 to 8 Lakh p.a