Law as a career: Success all the way
Studying law today is completely different from what it used to be a decade ago. People no longer assume that Law is for those who can’t get into any other course. The National Law Universities (NLUs) of India today offer jobs that at par with graduates of the IITs and the IIMs. A degree in law from the NLUs arms you with all the requisite skills required in the profession and offers a plethora of opportunities suited to every student’s personality. Today, practising as an advocate in court draped in black and white is not the only option left after you complete your law course. Fields such as Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Taxation, etc have emerged as promising career avenues after law graduation. Corporate houses are spending heavily to hire specialised lawyers for providing legal aid. Law firms are shelling out as high as Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 14 lakh to recruit fresh law graduates from the NLUs, and things only get better as one progress in their careers.
The growing popularity of these NLUs and Law as a career is further manifested by the manifold increase in the number of applicants writing the major law entrance exams every year, primarily the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
Some must-have personal traits for a career in Law:
- Good communication skills
- Quick responsiveness, excellent memory
- Open, flexible mind
- Good authoritative leadership qualities
- Logical reasoning
- Good listening and powerful oratorical skills
- Out of the box thinking ability
- Knowledge of all statutes, rules and regulations, and notifications
- Patience, as some cases can drag on endlessly