ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Legal Jobs in India

Updated on August 15, 2012

There are number of institutions and universities conducting courses in law in India. The most premier among law universities in India is National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. Most of the universities in India have affiliated law colleges offering graduation courses in law. One can either pursue a three-year law course after graduation in any discipline (preferably humanities) or a five-year course after twelfth standard examinations.

Some of the more prominent Law Colleges and Universities in India are - National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore; Gujarat National Law University (GNLU); Symbiosis Society's Law College (SSLC), Pune; National Law University, Jodhpur; NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal; Faculty of Law, University of Delhi; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata; ILS Law College, Pune; Government Law College, Mumbai; Amity Law School , Delhi; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur and Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai.

Looking for a job in the legal field?

You are wanted
You are wanted

The BL /LLB law degree (BL or LLB) program usually covers practical training including court attendance, hands on training at legal aid centers and research projects. In addition to BL or LL.B. degree, many universities and institutes also offer other diploma courses in several disciplines of law. There are various branches of specialization in law like civil law, criminal law, corporate law, income tax law, international law, labor law, constitutional law, cyber law, marine law, press law, copyright and patent law etc.

In addition to BL or LLB degrees, many universities and institutes also offer r diploma courses in several disciplines of law, including Administrative Law, International Law, Labor Law, Tax Laws and Corporate Law.

35,000 law jobs

Most Lawyers prefer to become an advocate and practice law as a profession. For that they have to enroll with the Local/State/Central Bar Council. To be able to practice as an advocate, it is mandatory to put in a year’s internship. This may be done during the course of the final year.

There are ample employment opportunities for qualified lawyers in both public and private sector organizations. Lawyers are appointed as Judges of various courts, as Attorney and Solicitor General, as Public Prosecutor and also in defense, tax and labor departments of the government.

Lawyers are appointed by the government in central services through UPSC based on their experience as Law officers, Assistant Advisors, Deputy Legal Advisors and Legal Advisors. State governments appoint lawyers through SPSC exams to senior position in State police/Revenue/Judicial Departments.

In the judiciary, lawyers are appointed as magistrate, district and sessions judges, munsifs (sub-magistrate), public prosecutor, solicitors, attorney general, advocate general, notary public and oath commissioners. There are also legal secretaries appointed in assemblies, law inspectors, legal officers in banks, judicial members of income tax, sales tax and excise departments, government advocates and staff in the registrar of companies' office. The examination for these positions takes place periodically and is advertised as and when the vacancies occur.

Moreover Lawyer can also work as legal counsel and legal advisers for corporate houses and other bodies. They are also appointed as Company Secretaries in listed companies. They also have employment opportunities with legal consultancy firms dealing with tax, excise, patent, labor and environmental laws.

Besides lawyers with academic bent of mind have ample career options in law schools and collages as a teacher/professor/researcher. Besides, many public and private trusts, non-profit organizations, NGOs are in need of Lawyers. International agencies like UNO, ILO, and ICJ also employ lawyers of good reputation and social standing.

Salaries of experienced lawyers vary widely according to the type, size, and location of their employer. A qualified lawyer employed in government department has pay packages as per the terms and conditions of the government pay commission rules. Those appointed as judges have handsome remunerations and other perks offered by the government. Lawyers preferring private sector have extremely lucrative pay packages. The earnings of lawyers working privately as advocate or consultant depend upon the number and nature of their clients but there are some established lawyers who earn fabulously.

To succeed in the legal profession, mere acquisition of qualifications will not suffice. Success in this profession is very much related to certain personal attributes. One must have good oral and written communication skills, logical reasoning and analytical skills, power of concentration, patience, sound memory to relate and quote past cases to prove legal point, ability to argue persuasively in a court of law, updated knowledge with regard to changes in law, courage to deal with threats when handling criminal cases etc.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      adv. Mahadev D. Mudgulkar 

      8 years ago

      i am in search of the job in company of legal field

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)