Law as a course to study has undergone a sea-change over the years with establishment of National Law Schools and the corporatization of the place ments in top law schools in the country. National Law Schools decided to conduct Common Law Admission Test(CLAT)for admissions in to various under-graduate and graduate study programmes in leading National Law universities of India.
For preparing to take a test like CLAT, it is very important to study judiciously rather than just mugging up from study material readily available in the market. Not only will CLAT pursuers have to be adequately prepared but also for their board exams. Now is a time
where CLAT aspirants should maintain a fine and a judicious balance in preparing for CLAT and their boards.
If you are a CLAT aspirant, you will need to know what portions of the syllabus you should be sticking on to now and how much time you ought to allot for it, where the time allotment itself would vary from student to student depending on their understanding skills.
Aspirants should proportionately allot the available time and resources to cover the topics like General Knowledge, English, Mathematical & Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.
Under-Graduate: Academics: 10+2 Examination or equivalent with not less than 50% marks for General and 45% marks for SC/ST OBC and persons with disability.(Students taking qualifying examination in March/April current year are also eligible to apply)
Age limit: Not more than 20 years in case of General and 22 years in case of SC / ST / 0BC Post-graduate (EXCEPT FOR NLU, JODHPUR) Academics: 55% marks in aggregate in LL.B. / B.L. 50% marks in case of SC / ST/ OBC and persons with disability. Application form can obtained from the designated branches of National bank and State Bank of India or any of the National Law School against the payment of Rs.2500/- (Rs.2000/- in case of SC/ST).
LIFE AFTER LEAGAL CAREER
The career possibilities for holders of a law degree are so vast these days that your only issue after graduation may be narrowing down the field of opportunities. While many students seek out the real-life courtroom drama pulled right from the set of a CSI episode, many others choose to test the limits of a law degree’s versatility. However you decide to employ your new skill set, you can be sure that emplo- yers and colleagues will be impressed with your ability to think analy- tically and intelligently about whatever issues are at hand. After all, you did spend three years of your life arguing like an enemy with some of your closest friends.
Staying within the traditional perimeters of the field of law, you may decide that you want to go into private practice or join an already-est- ablished firm. You may also want to consider a law department in a major corporation—a job which can often prove to be very lucrative. The political world is also well known for hosting those with law deg- rees. From mayors to senators, government and state officials must understand our rights and laws before they can protect and enforce them.
If you’ve decided on law school but are searching for a more non- traditional way to use your law degree, take into consideration that many non-profit organizations are headed by lawyers. For example, Elizabeth Dole, former head of the Red Cross, holds a law degree.According to the American Bar Association, 11 percent of law grad- uates enter the workforce in non-traditional careers. Since they’ve honed their research skills and ability to elicit what they need from people, lawyers are often in non profits because they have strong persuasive-writing skills to obtain grants and funding. Along the same lines, many lawyers are also fundraisers, such as development offic- ers at universities, hospitals, or political campaigns.