Why law – India is such a place, where maximum parents want their wards to come out with Engineering or a Medical degree. Well, here is a fact that needs to be known that 1.5 Million of Engineers graduates every year and 20-33% out of the 1.5 million engineering graduates passing out run the risk of not getting a job at all, points out Economic Times. For those who do, the entry-level salary is pathetically low, and has stagnated at that level for the last eight-nine years, though the prices of everything from groceries to vehicle fuel have shot up during the same period Law is such a subject, which is not at a stagnant level and has a plenty of scope, which cannot be overseen.
Today practising in court after completing law is not the only option left to Law graduates. It has plenty of options like one can become a corporate lawyer, crack judicial service examination, join Civil Services, teach law or opt for a job with any NGO. There are no ways to sit idle after becoming a law graduate.
The scope of studying law in India has also changed, thanks to the National Universities and private universities like Symbiosis, Amity, Jindal etc. One can not only opt for the general B.A LL.B (5 year) course but also integrated LL.B courses like B.B.A LL.B, B.com LL.B or even B.sc LL.B . The best part about studying law is one is not restricted to be from a particular +2 background for studying this subject. It can be taken up by students from any stream. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is the test if one has to get into any of the National Law Colleges and it can be prepared by students from any background. At the end of the day one needs to be ambitious, passionate and hard working for studying this subject as it requires a lot of dedication.
In these days of globalization and liberalization, it is likely to get further momentum as more lawyers would be required to handle cases arising out of international trade and as a result of growing importance of WTO.
Though, in this field earning purely depends on the factors like reputation, case handling, expertise, etc. but one can make 20-50 thousand per month when you join in any corporate law firm or litigations. However there are some of the professional advocates who charge Rupees Five Lakhs to Rupees One cr. per court appearance.
To conclude, law is a challenging and a flourishing subject to opt for but there are plenty of scopes as stated by B.R Ambedkar. – “Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.”