Law is a career stream that candidates pursue at undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) or doctorate (PhD) level to practice the legal profession in India. Law as a career is very popular among students in India. The popularity of this stream can be judged from the fact that famous people like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela as well as the former US President Barack Obama were lawyers.

Scope of law as a career is immense in India. These days, law graduates do not just opt to get dressed in black and white apparels and head to court but also make their presence feel in corporate houses, law firms, law agencies, administrative services and the likes.

Courses & Eligibility:

Program Duration Eligibility
BBA LLB (Integrated) 5 Years 10+2 with 45% Aggregate Marks For General/OBC and 40% Aggregate Marks for SC/ST
BA LLB (Integrated) 5 Years 10+2 with 45% Aggregate Marks For General/OBC and 40% Aggregate Marks for SC/ST
LLB 3 Years Graduation / PG with 45% Aggregate Marks For General/ OBC and 40% Aggregate Marks for SC/ST
LLM 2 Years LLB with 45% Aggregate marks

Entrance Exams for Law Courses

  • SET SLAT-The Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET SLAT) is organized by the Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune to help students in seeking admission in the university’s law courses.
  • LSAT-The Law Student Admission Test (LSAT) is the most popular entrance exam at the global level for law aspirants. It is conducted by the Law School Admission Council. It is a half-day standardized test held about seven times each year.
  • CLAT-Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance test in the area of law which is conducted by the National Law University at a national level in India. It is an offline examination and is widely accepted in most law institutions and colleges.
  • AILET All India Law Entrance Test is conducted by National Law University, Delhi
  • LAWCET Law Common Entrance Test is conducted by colleges and universities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for admission to LLB programs.

Job Prospects and Career Options of Law Courses:

Law is one of the fields that are hardly affected by recession or economic downfall. Skilled lawyers are always in demand in every country to guide individuals, organisations as well as governments to make legal decisions and actions. Candidates who have completed LLB can practice law after registering themselves at the Bar Council of India (BCI).

Some popular job profiles that candidates can pursue after securing an LLB degree are as mentioned below:

  • Lawyer: In this job profile, one needs to advise and represent clients in civil as well as criminal cases. Lawyers present cases in the court of law and take part in all proceedings and hearings.
  • Legal Advisor: Candidates opting to work in such a job profile are also lawyers who specialise in a specific field of law. Legal advisors are usually hired by governments as well as large organisations/ companies. The main task of a legal advisor is to protect their clients from any legal implication or consequence.
  • Advocate: In such a job profile one needs to do a lot of research work to gather factual data as well as physical evidence to support their claim. Apart from this, other responsibilities allocated to advocates include scrutinising and drafting contracts.
  • Solicitor: In such a job profile an individual usually specialises in a specific area of law like tax, litigation, family or property. Solicitors offer legal advice to private as well as commercial clients.
  • Teacher or Lecturer: After completing an LLB degree candidates can also teach law at the college or university level.


The top legal firms that are known to hire law graduates are listed below:

  1. Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
  2. AZB & Partners
  3. Khaitan & CO
  4. J Sagar Associates
  5. Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
  6. Trilegal
  7. S&R Associates
  8. Economic Laws Practice
  9. Desai & Diwanji
  10. Talwar Thakore & Associates


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