How to become a Lawyer
Updated: Jul 24, 2020
How to become a Lawyer in India ?
Law is good profession in India.
To become Lawyer, you should be L.L.B. pass. L.L.B. should be from UGC recognized University recognized and recognized by Bar Council of India. There are two types of courses offered for Law degree in India. One is a five-year course after HSC or 12th and other one is a three-year course after any graduation.
Eligibility for lawyer in India
Qualification- 10 +2 with minimum of 50% marks
Age: Not more than 20 years
Three year course
Qualification- Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 50% marks
No age limit
There are concession in eligibility criteria for students belonging to SC and ST category.
Five-year course of law
For undergraduate program, there are eleven National Law University that conduct a common entrance test for Bachelors in Law known as Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Some other universities conduct their own admissions tests.
Three-year course of law
Many universities offer a 3 year course. They conduct their own entrance examination. Some colleges accept students based purely on merit.
Exams test students on English, general knowledge, numerical ability, legal aptitude and logical reasoning.
There are a variety of career options available to law graduates.
Join the Bar Council of India or State Bar Council
Join legal practice as a civil lawyer or a criminal lawyer
Join the Judicial Services of the state as a Magistrate after passing an entrance examination and work as a Civil Judge or Judicial Magistrate
Opt for other options like civil services exams
Different positions in various government and non-government organizations like Law Firms, Consulting and Advisory Companies
Specialize in one of the various branches of law namely civil, criminal, corporate, insurance, tax
Pursue a two-year post graduation course called LLM
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