Law being one of the most basic parts of the Indian constitution and law courses have taken an important step in ensuring that legal education is being covered. The Law as an education offered in India since the year 1987 as a three-year degree programme granted under the Advocate Act, 1961. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education.
A law student can go up to be a public prosecutor, solicitor general or a part of private legal firms after gaining experience. The law students can appear the exam conducted by the Public Service Commissions and get the position of Judge. A good lawyer can work in ministry, government departments and various legal advice organizations. There is a good prospect to work in the UK and the US as well. Since the law of India is just similar to the law of UK. The firms and UK government offers the Indian students to work with them as a legal concern. It is hard work requiring and well-paying job especially great for students who have good oratory skills. A career in law holds many bright paths and offers for the students. It offers a strong foundation to further studies in various areas that connect law and people, multitudes of career options, financial stability, high critical thinking, reasoning and analytical skills, respect, prestige, self-confidence, awareness of rights and rules, better communication skills, high adaptability and versatility among the chances and opportunities to bring justice.
Law is a career-oriented course that students can take up after 12th. In India, students can take up legal studies for 3 years with an LLB degree after graduation in any discipline. So, many premier institutes offer B.A.LLB, B.Sc.LLB, BBA LLB and B.Com LLB courses for students. It ensures that in 5 years the student finishes the graduation and law course together.
CLAT or Common Law Admissions Test is the most important exam that law aspirants must take after 12th grade to get into top law colleges in India. LSATs are the best way to apply for law courses after graduation overseas if you wish to.
The students, who wish to get the admission in law in Indian colleges, have to appear for the Common Law Admission Test. It is conducted for admission to National Law Universities (NLUs) and various other institutions under the national law colleges. Through CLAT, students are admitted in Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M courses. Students who wish to take up law as a career can be from any background i.e., Science, commerce or humanities. You can learn more about the pattern, application information and exam details from their main website (https://www.clat.ac.in/).
The list of law colleges that come under CLAT exam are –
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
- National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad
- National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
- National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
- Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
- Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
- Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
- Chanukah National Law University (CNLU), Patna
- The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
- National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
Some of the top private law colleges in Bangalore are –
- Christ University Law School
- Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies (BILS)
- KLE Society Law College
- Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College
- MS Ramaiah Law College
- Alliance University Law School
- IFIM Law College
- CMR Law School
Several of these top private law colleges admit students based on PUC or 12th marks. They also have walk-in and management quota admissions for the law seats.
There are other entrance exams to get into top law colleges of your choice. Some of them are given below. It includes several of the best law colleges. They are ranked according to the latest accreditation and ranking lists–
|RANK||NAME OF COLLEGE||ENTRANCE EXAMS|
|1||Jindal global law school, Sonipat||LSAT INDIA CLAT DU LLB|
|2||Symbiosis law school, Pune||SET Law|
|3||Army institute of law, Mohali||Punjab University B.A.LLB|
|4||Nirma University, Ahemdabad||CLAT|
|5||MS Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore||CLAT|
|6||Amity Law School, Delhi||IPU CET LLB|
|7||Christ University Bangalore||–|
|8||ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad||–|
|9||KIIT School of law, Bhubaneshwar||KIITEE Law|
|10||KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore||LSAT-INDIA|
|11||Bangalore Institute of legal studies||–|
|12||JSS Law College, Mysore||LSAT-INDIA|