Law as a profession has always commanded respect in all parts of the world. Earlier lawyers only had the option of earning their bread and butter practising in different courts across the country. Post economic liberalization and fast pace of globalization has taken lawyers out of courtroom to corporate boardrooms with black robes giving way to designer suits. The gist of the matter is that there are a lot of career options open to a law graduate in present scenario.
Practising in courtrooms is still the most popular options for lawyers, but it is definitely not the sole option open to them. , Law graduates are increasingly moving from traditional branches such as corporate law, criminal law, civil law, taxation, labour law, etc to venture into relatively newer fields like cyber laws, intellectual property rights( IPR), space laws and sundry other varieties of international law. A law aspirant can choose any field or branch depending upon his/her personal inclination and interest. Top of the line law colleges in Rajasthan or for that matter top class law colleges anywhere else in India offer modern and relevant courses like human rights, Information Technology (IT), IPR, etc, keeping the needs and demands of the current time.
Getting a law degree
Students can opt for either a three year LLB degree after graduation in any stream or five years integrated BA LLB programme after passing class XII. Bachelor of Law (LLB) is a traditional three-year degree, which students can pursue after completing their Bachelors’ degree. Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Law (BA LLB) on the other hand is pursued after intermediate and lays more emphasis on teaching the entire course in more detailed and structured way. It is always recommended that you need to pursue law from a good law school as law courses offered by top quality colleges pay extra attention to practical aspect of the discipline. Aspirants as such apart from getting classroom lectures and reading law books are also given practical experience of the court.
However, you need to understand that obtaining admission in top quality law colleges in Jaipur or anywhere else in India is not akin to taking a walk in the park as the competition is extremely tough. You need to prepare with utmost sincerity and dedication to be accepted by a law school of your choice. Some of the important national level law entrance tests are mentioned as following. Majority of law schools (both public and private) accept the scores of these common tests.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
This entrance exam consisting of 200 questions, which tests a candidate’s ability in English, Mathematics, GK, and logical reasoning, is conducted for admission to top class fourteen National Law Schools. Clearing this strenuous competitive exam will make you eligible for admissions to reputable under graduate program of highly prestigious institutions like NALSAR Hyderabad, NLSIU, Bangalore, WBNUJS Kolkata, National Law University of Orissa (NLUO), Cuttack, National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi, etc.
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
This prestigious entrance exam is conducted exclusively for admission to NLU, Delhi. The exam consisting of 150 questions tests an aspirant’s ability and skills in English, Maths, logical reasoning, legal aptitude and GK. Upper age limit for a general candidate is 21 years and 23 years for SC/ST candidates.
LSAT – India
The LSAT – India is a standardized test designed by the USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. Some of the prominent colleges accepting the LSAT- India scores for admissions to their law programs are as following:
Law College Dehradun,
Bharat Law College, Jaipur,
Siddhartha College of Law, Mumbai,
JSS Law College, Mysore and ICFAI Law School among others
The test is of 2 hours and 35 minutes duration with 15 minutes break and consists of four sections.