India has an acute shortage of law professionals as there are more than half a crore cases pending at various court levels. Supreme Court alone has 50, 000 pending cases to deal with many more thousands piling up every month. These whopping figures do not only show the backlog of legal case but also emphasizes the constantly increasing crime rate in India.
The professions in law industry include that of judges, lawyers, advocates, paralegals, attorneys, legal assistants, legal secretaries, stenotype (court) reporter, legal writing, legal recruiting and justices at various levels. Even law teachers and practitioners are in high demand to train the upcoming law students and trainees. It is a profession that burdens a lot of responsibility and accountability on your shoulders. The ratio of lawyers per lakh is apparently lesser than what it should be and thus the demand for lawyers in India has grown manifold.
In order to cater to the multiplying need of legal professionals in the country, many law courses have been coming up. There are short term and long term courses, diplomas and degrees, distance learning and regular courses offered by law studies.
Law colleges in Delhi can be listed as:
Amity Law School, Saket, New Delhi
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
The Indian Law Institute, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi
Important Universities across India includes:
University of Bombay, Faculty of Law, Maharashtra.
University of Lucknow, Faculty of Law, Lucknow
University of Madras, Faculty of Law, Madras
University of Mysore, Faculty of Law, Mysore, Karnataka
Andhra University, Faculty of Law, Visakhapathnam, Andhra Pradesh
Bangalore University, Faculty of Law, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore
Barkatullah University, Department of Law, Bhopal
Department of Law, University Campus, Kariavattom, Kerala
Government Law College, Churchgate, Mumbai
Government Law College, Kerala
Pondicherry University, Faculty of Law, Kalapet, Pondicherry
Shivaji University, Faculty of Law, Maharashtra
Sri. Venkateswar, University, Faculty of Law, Andhra Pradesh
Aditya College of Law, Agra, UP
ILS Law College, Pune
Bharathi Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra
Bharathiar Univeristy, Faculty of Law, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Ambedkar College of Law, Wadala, Mumbai
KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore, Karnataka
Kurukshetra University, Sirsa, Haryana
Mahatma Gandhi College of Law, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Law studies are mostly associated with lawyers but law students do not need to necessarily become lawyers. They can build a career in the fields related to education, politics, business, paralegal and research, journalism, civil service, court administration and court officers.
The profession of Law asks for strong organizational skills and communication abilities coupled with a logical and analytical understanding. The legal system of a country is expected to peacefully resolve disputes while protecting societys best interests. The remuneration in this career varies and depends broadly on the specialized or general career you choose like in civil law, criminal law, income tax law, international law, constitutional law, corporate law, patent law, labor law, etc.
There are two ways of studying law courses in India. The options are:
-Pursuing a three year LLB after graduation, or
-BA LLB (Honors), a five year course after 10+2
You can also opt for two year Post Graduate Programmes in Law (LLM).
Usually, the scores at graduation level make you eligible to take up the law course but some universities conduct entrance tests like All India Entrance examination.
Further, one year internship is compulsory that may be completed in the final year of the course. These courses offer a combined theoretical and practical training that includes court attendance, legal aid centres and research projects.