Career in Law

Career in Law

Law is one of the popular career choices in our country. Those whose families had been into the profession for generations in India usually opt to study law but now the scenario has completely changed. Anyone can choose to study law as long as one has passion for it.
A Degree in Law not only lets you practice as a Lawyer in the courts but also opens up many career avenues in sectors like Corporate Management ,Legal services , Administrative services ,  Civil Services, Public Sector Units and many more at National and International level both.
Cracking the National Level Entrances like CLAT, AILET, LSAT and SET is the first step to a rewarding career in this profession. Please find details about respective exams given below:

1. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) :
Common Law Admission Test is a National level online entrance test for undergraduate students who are seeking to take admission in various National Law Universities in the country.
It is 5 Year Integrated LL.B (Hons.) Course which includes B.Com LL.B,B.Sc.LL.B, B.A LL.B and BBA LLB.
CLAT is conducted on a rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities in India.
  • • Date of submission of the form: 1stJanuary - 31st March
  • • CLAT online exam is conducted on 2ndSunday of the month of May from 3 pm to 5 pm.
Eligibility:
  • • Students should be below 20 years old and must score minimum 45 % Marks in Higher secondary.
  • • All stream students can appear for CLAT.
  • • Online Application fee is 4000/- for Unreserved Category and 3500/- for the reserved category
  • • During counseling student need to pay 50,000 /- which shall be adjusted during admission process.
Pattern of Question Papers for Admission to UG Course in CLAT:
  • • Maximum Marks : 200
  • • Duration of Exam : 2 Hours
  • • Multiple Choice Questions: 200 questions of one mark each
  • • Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
Subject Areas with weightage:
  1. English including Comprehension: 40 Marks.
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: 50 Marks.
  3. Elementary Mathematics: 20 Marks.
  4. Legal Aptitude: 50 Marks.
  5. Logical Reasoning: 40 Marks.
Total Number of Seats in all NLU’S -1800 (Includes Reserved & Unreserved Categories)

Name of 18 National Law universities, sequences are based on their established year:

Name of the Institution

Location

Year of joining CLAT

CLAT Cutoff (based on 2016 data)

National Law School of India University

Bangalore

2008

58

Nalsar University of Law

Hyderabad

2008

123

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata

2008

221

National Law Institute University

Bhopal

2008

339

National Law University, Jodhpur

Jodhpur

2008

347

Hidayatullah National Law University

Raipur

2008

555

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar

2008

465

Dr. Ram ManoharLohia National Law University

Lucknow

2009

626

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala

2009

759

Chanakya National Law University

Patna

2009

911

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

Kochi

2009

918

National Law University, Orissa

Cuttack

2012

1038

National University of Study and Research in Law

Ranchi

2012

1037

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

Guwahati

2012

1103

DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University

Visakhapatnam

2014

1132

Tamil Nadu National Law School

Tiruchirappalli

2014

1160

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Mumbai

2016

466

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

Nagpur

2016

N/A

There are some private universities which also offer admissions to law candidates on the basis of their CLAT 2017 ranks. One can target the following colleges also.

 Alliance University – Bangalore, Karnataka

 Asian Law College – Noida

 Amity University

 AzimPremji University – Bengaluru

 Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.) – Holambi, Delhi

 Disha Law College – Raipur

 Geeta Institute of Law – Panipat

 IFIM Law College – Karnataka

 Indore Institute of Law – Indore

 Institute of Law, Nirma University – Ahmadabad

 JECRC University – Jaipur

 JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus School of Law – Greater Noida U.P

 Lloyd Law College – Greater Noida, UP

 Maharashtra National Law University – Aurangabad

 Manipal University – Jaipur

 MATS Law School – Raipur

 NIMT Institute of Method & Law (NIMT VidhiEvamKanunSansthan) – Delhi NCR

 Prestige Institute of Management & Research – Indore

 RNB Global University – Bikaner

 Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS) – Bengaluru

 Siddhartha Law College – Dehradun

 SRM University, Delhi- NCR, Sonipat

 

 2. All India Law Entrance Test Delhi (AILET):  

National Law University , Delhi one of the prestigious law university offers various undergraduate and post graduate course through its own entrance exam AILET. AILET is held on the first Sunday of May every year. Notification of Admission published on website on the month of January.
The University admits 80 students every year to the B.A.LL.B. (Hons.)in which 10 seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals and remaining for Unreserved/SC/ST /PwD’s /Kashmiri Migrants.
Exam Pattern:
  • • Maximum Marks: 150
  • • Number of questions : 150
  • • Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min.
  • • No negative marking.
Subject Areas :English, General Knowledge , Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.
Exam Fee :3000 for Unreserved Category and 1000 for Reserved Category students.
 
3. LSAT India :
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) - India is a test designed by USA-based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India.
LSAT test in India will be held for admission to five years integrated LL.B, three years LL.B and two years LL.M programmes.
LSAT Exam is conducted on the month of May.
Subject Areas :Logical reasoning, Analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
Law School / University in India accepts LSAT scores for admissions.
 
List of Law Schools:
  • • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore
  • • AURO University School of Law, Surat
  • • BMS College of Law, Bangalore
  • • BN Law College, Udaipur
  • • Central India College of Law, Godhani, Nagpur
  • • College of Legal Studies, UPES, Dehradun
  • • Durgapur Institute of Legal Studies, Durgapur
  • • Faculty of Law, ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • • G H Raisoni Law School, Nagpur
  • • Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  • • Haldia Law College, Midnapore
  • • ITM Law School, Gurgaon
  • • IMS Law College, Noida
  • • Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
  • • JSS Law College, Mysore
  • • K.L.E. Society's Law College, Bangalore
  • • MATS Law School, MATS University, Raipur
  • • NIMS Law School, Jaipur
  • • Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Kharagpur
  • • Royal College of Law, Ghaziabad
  • • School of Law, Ansal University, Gurgaon
  • • School of Law, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
  • • School of Law, K R MangalamUniversitym Gurgaon
  • • School of Law, Noida International University
  • • School of Law, Sharda University, Greater Noida
  • • Ssddhartha Law College, Dehradun
  • • VIT Law School, Chennai
 
4. SET Law ( Symbiosis Entrance Test ) :
 
Symbiosis International University, Pune announces SET law admission Process on the Month of December for admission in various 5 Year Undergraduate courses like B.A.LL.B(Hons.),B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) B.A.LL.B, B.B.A.LL.B for three institutes at Pune, Noida and Hyderabad.
The Total Intake seats are 300 (Inclusive 180 for B.B.A,LL.B(Hons.) & 120 seats of B.A, LL.B (Hons.)
  • • Duration of Test: 150 Minutes, Objective Test.
  • • Pattern of Exam: SET is conducted in two sessions for a total of five question papers.