The Legal Profession. Is it worth It?


The Legal Profession. Is it worth It?

Lawyer Baby

The oldest profession in the world ( well almost!!)  is now home to some very young members.

Since the advent of the Indian Governments move to create special National Law University ( there are 14 of them now)  and the encouragement of the Bar Council we have seen in the last 10 years a spurt in more young students taking up Law as a Career. Last year nearly 27000 – 12th Std plus students took the CLAT exam to get entry to the 1000 odd seats in the 14 National Law Universities.

The Maximum entry age at 20 years means that we have young legal eagles out like bumble bees in the Courts and other places taking up cudgels in the name of Law. All at the age of 25 or so after an exciting foray from Law Classrooms for 5 YEARS , all armed with dual degrees and fire in their hearts.Many pick up causes for NGOs, Underprivileged and many work for the best Law firms in India and Abroad. Some are directly taken up by corporates – Indian and Abroad.

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Time to make money.

Where do they proceed after they Graduate? It is surprising to note that the quality and level of these young bright sparks are so good that 10 of them were chosen as Aditya Birla Scholars ( on par with Post Graduates from IIT and IIMs).  5 of them every year go for their Masters in Law as Rhodes Scholars to the Oxford School of Law. Many start their careers with Law firms at Path breaking pay scales with high pay scales and responsibility.

What is interesting about  these Law Schools?

Among the many things that touch the raw nerves of these young students is the very design and method of teaching. There are MOOT courts galore, debates, internships with Law firms and courts plus Practical and large value addition by top Legal luminaries coming for Class. Coupled with the fact that it is a 100% residential course enables these students to remain in touch with their work and colleagues full time and a high sense of competition ensues.

I see hope in these young minds to clean up the legal systems with their far reaching thoughts and a brighter future for young India.

Come on guys it is upto you. The baton is now in your strong young hands.

Ajesh Kamania

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11 thoughts on “The Legal Profession. Is it worth It?

  1. Well this is very interesting. But the question is How much do they pay in fees for the 5 years study. And also I have heard that they have to start preparing when they r in school. I guess it just does make sense to make children decide so early in their school days about their bachelor’s degree.

    1. The fees are variable but the ROI is worth it. The CLAT exam taken once a year in May tests your aptitude and Legal awareness and can be prepared for from 11th Class onwards for around 3 hours per week. Imagine getting an MBA level package and not having to do any more Career decisions after 12th std. Some of the guys than specialize in really great things like Patent Law, Environment Law etc too.

  2. It is great to know as LAW as a career becoming one of the option to think over after 10th std. Thanks a lot for this information.

    1. Yes the numbers are going up steadily. IN the last 5 years the CLAT exam takers have gone up from 18000 to 27000 numbers.A good way to start your Career. Imagine the IIT JEE is taken by over 4 lakhs. The competition is not very heavy in Law and the fruits are great.

  3. Thanks Sir for this valuable information…Yes it can be a very good and unique option for the students specially when they go for 5 year Law Program just after their std. 12th….The option is open for students from all the streams.

    There is also always a great chance to pursue this degree from NLU’s as we found that only 27,000 students appearing for CLAT exam for aroung 1000 seats…comparing with JEE or AIEEE or CAT…where lacs of students are sitting for the exam.

    Law is definitely a career once should consider if they are smart, presentable and not scared to voice their opinion.

    Thanks…!!!!

  4. Some of the popular domains that lawyers tend to opt for are:

    Litigation, Law Firms, Corporate counsel, Judiciary etc.

    There are also a number of new arenas that are opening up for legal experts, and there is no shortage of takers for quality lawyers in any of the following domains:

    Social Law, Media and Law, Business Management, Legal Process Outsourcing.

  5. I remember the time when our leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and others went abroad to study for an Elite Profession……LAW.

    I see that there’s a return for the same…..

    Thanks Sir, for the information….

  6. If you want to stay and make career in INDIA, Defiantely we can compare NLU’s with IIT’s and IIMs. In the era of corruption ,fraud, copy writings, every one Needs lawyers to protect them…………..

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