Future of Law in India

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Legal profession is one of the earliest and most respectable professions known to mankind. With time and changes in economy and polity, societal norms, the profession has undergone a sea change. Today, the legal profession touches every aspect of human life, that includes environment, intellectual property, finance etc. Whether it is about protecting the right of the citizens or whether it is about giving a wider meaning to any debate in hand, the courts have the powers to decide and determine the cases in light of the law of the land.

Having said this, legal profession is one of the most sought-after courses for students passing out of 10+2 or upon the completion of the undergraduate course. The introduction of CLAT and LSAT as qualifying exams to some of the most coveted law schools of India has helped in bringing out the competency among the students and has helped streamline the academics and practical aspects of legal education.

Coming to what holds for lawyers in future

Its opportunities galore! For students who pass out of the good law colleges. From traditional practice at the various courts of law, advisory roles, NGO’s mentoring, teaching, counsellors at organizations and companies, continuing studies after Law school etc. Bearing in mind that with time, newer areas of study have emerged in legal education. Some of the areas that have drawn interest of lawyers during the past decade or so include-

• Cyber laws

• Intellectual property laws

• Financial regulations

• Environmental law

• Corporate law

• FinTech law

Growth Potential and Scope Students who graduate from good law schools are most sought-after at law firms, corporates and large enterprises.

Skills that you develop at law school

The 5-year integrated LL.B. degree is the professional degree that is awarded by the Law colleges. During the first two years of study, students are introduced to subjects covering Humanities, legal language- communication and logic included and Economics as the subjects. During the latter three years of study, students must study compulsory core and optional subjects covering every aspect of law such as Constitutional Law, Property law, legislative drafting, Civil and criminal law etc. Besides this, there are compulsory mock trials, guest lectures, internships, moot courts (at college, inter-college, national as well as international level). This gives them a hands-on experience in life after completion of law school. The end result of course is that this intensive 5-year course leaves you with good analytical skills, logical and reasoning capabilities as well as hones your communication skills.

Let’s look at what draws these students to highly lucrative jobs-

– Firstly, the college you graduate from – the academics and practical aspects covered at law school

– The skills that you have built during your study at law school

– Participation in moot courts, debates etc.

– Participation in moot courts, debates etc.

– Your capability to understand a case from every perspective – This of course, determines your ability to defend your client and understand the pros and cons

– Comprehension skills and understanding capabilities

All in all, legal education promises opportunities for a lifetime. There’s tremendous growth potential, boundless opportunities for individual and professional growth, ability to scale up on the career graph and so much more. Considering the fact that law is ever-changing and ever evolving, legal professionals have greater opportunity to explore and discover themselves in the sea of opportunities.

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