The job of a lawyer is to assimilate and analyze facts quickly and to identify and distinguish the relevant factors from the irrelevant in a given situation.
Today, it is the practice of commercial law and especially the field of corporate law and international trade law that is quite beneficial and lucrative. Apart from all these, taxation laws, constitutional law, patent law, labour law, family law, mercantile law, contract law, administrative law , are all areas which are both interesting and rewarding.
Legal managers play a critical role in the functioning of a company, and are responsible for drafting, vetting, and in several cases, negotiating contracts for the company, ensuring and monitoring compliance with laws, and handling legal disputes that the company may be involved in. Corporate counsel are required to interact with several different functions in a company, understand business and operations needs, and serve these needs in a manner that is both suitable and legal .
A law firm is usually a partnership between lawyers who have come together to offer their expertise to clients under one name. These partners share the profits of the firm as well as the risks (liabilities), and engage other lawyers to work with them as associates.
The corporate departments of law firms advise companies on the corporate deals which they are involved in, such as acquisitions of companies, important inter-company agreements, investment in India by foreign clients, financing of massive projects undertaken by clients and so on. Major law firms, recruit from the top Indian law schools.
Private Practicing This option involves arguing in court on a daily basis, and applying your mind to a plethora of different issues in order to win the case for your client. There is, of course, scope for specialization even in this field - some lawyers practice criminal law, some company law and at a later stage, even constitutional law. Legal Process Outsourcing An LPO is an offshore unit, undertaking legal work assigned by in which in-house legal departments or organizations from areas where it is costly to perform. The array of work, which, you may have to undertake while working in an LPO, would range from High-end legal research and drafting briefs, memorandums and commercial contracts to Litigation support work like evidence related work and first level document review .
Civil Law : Civil laws are those that deal with the enforcement of the rights of Individuals (e.g. laws that deal with families and defamation).
family law : It deals with laws that relate to marriage, divorce, separation, adoption, guardianship of minors, access to and custody of children, division of property and maintenance payments.
Criminal law : The term criminal law, sometimes called penal law, refers to any of various bodies of rules in different jurisdictions whose common characteristic is the potential for unique and often severe impositions as punishment for failure to comply.
Corporate law : It is also called “company” or “corporations” law. It is the law of the most dominant kind of business enterprise in the modern world. The corporations have corporate lawyers generally for helping the clients make the company, the corporate lawyer mostly deal with the companies and businesses.
Real estate law : It deals with land and property and which related to the land permanently like the construction or the buildings. A real estate lawyer can handle various aspects of land like buying and selling land, agriculture, buildings etc….
Cyber law: It is a term that encapsulates the legal issues related to use of communicative, transactional, and distributive aspects of networked information devices and technologies. It is less a distinct field of law in the way that property or contract are, as it is a domain covering many areas of law and regulation. Some leading topics include intellectual property, privacy, freedom of expression, and jurisdiction
Development, Human Rights, Ethnic Issues, Womens Rights and other Social Issues.
Research and Academics
Law School Teaching, Policy Making, Research on Cutting-edge Areas and College Administration.
Lower Judiciary, Higher Judiciary.
Law and Business “ The spheres of business and law are no longer distinct - each one inspires and completes the other. The global need is for lawyers who understand business and businessman who understand law - it is this specie that can drive sustainable business. The value of a person qualified as a business manager and a lawyer will only grow.” Dr. Ranjay Gulati, Kellogg Business School Business Management Law + MBA: The next big thing?
Duration of program: 5 yrs (BA.LLB (H) / BBALLB (H))
Eligibility: 10 + 2 with 50%
Total No. of Seats : 1130 seats
Website : www.clat.ac.in
Pattern for entrance exam
Test duration:2 hrs Forms availability: at selective branches of Punjab and Sindh bank Subject Area CLAT* Numerical Ability 20 Verbal Ability 40 Legal Reasoning 45 General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 Legal Aptitude 45 TOTAL 200
National Law School of India (NLSUI), Bangalore Course Offered - BA.LLB (H) Website - www.nls.ac.in No. of seats :- 80 seats Nalsar University (National Academy of Legal Studies & Research ),Hyderabad Course Offered - BA.LLB (H) Website - www.nalsarlawuniv.ac.in No. of seats :- 80 seats West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Hyderabad Course Offered – B.Sc LLB / B.A.LLB (H) Website – www.nujs.edu No. of seats :- 125 seats
Christ University, Bangalore Duration of Program: 5 Years Eligibility: 10 + 2 with 45% Website - www.christuniversity.in No. of seats:- 100 (appx.) Courses Offered – B.A LLb (H), BBA LLb (H ) Pattern of entrance exam : Subject Area Christ* Numerical Ability NA Verbal Ability NA Logical Reasoning & Deduction NA General Awareness NA Legal Aptitude NA TOTAL NA