Do you know what Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela have in common?
Apart from being great leaders, they all were law graduates.
Law is one of the most versatile career options you can choose and once you do that, sky is the limit.
So while a doctor can only be a doctor, a policeman can only be a policeman; a lawyer can be a lot more. The diversity of options that this profession allows is what sets it apart from many other professional degrees. Starting from filing petitions at lower courts to passing judgments at the Supreme Court and taking charge at corporate law firms, a law graduate can also be a paralegal instructor, a private judge, a legal recruiter and many more .
James J. Sandman, President of the Legal Services Corporation, US says “ I went to law school for two reasons. First, I wanted a career that would allow me to make a difference in some way. Law allows you to make a difference. When I graduated from college in 1973, I’d seen lawyers play a critical role in the civil rights movement and in Watergate. I saw the differences they were making in real time. The second reason I went to law school was just to keep options open. I went straight from college to law school. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do, but I saw people with law degrees making a difference in government, in journalism, in business, in the public-interest and nonprofit worlds, and as practicing lawyers. In choosing to go to law school, I did not think I was making a decision to become a practicing lawyer. I thought that was one of the things I could do, but it was not something that I was committing myself to. I was just taking things one step at a time. “
• Litigation (Self-Practice): Starts with 5.0 Lakhs
Family Law, Civil Law, Appellate, Criminology.
• Law firms: 10-25 lakhs
Client advises on legal recourses, rights and advices. Representing in court trails
• Working with Corporate: 20-35 lakhs
MNCs, Government Agencies, Banks
• Academia: 5-10 lakhs as per UGC norms
Teaching law as a faculty in law colleges, conducting research papers
• Judicial Services: 6-11 lakhs
Judge in high court/ district court
• Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO): 5-8 lakhs
Drafting, legal research and compliance work for an external agency/counsel.