Those who want to pursue a an independent career may choose Accountancy,ACS and ICWA, Law.
Let us look at some options in Law first.
Top Ten Law Colleges India
Once the basic degree in Law is secured, one can go n for specialization in Law.
There are two types of Courses in India to qualify as a lawyer.
Full Time Courses.
One is a Five year course and another is for Three years.
+2 Pass, preferably First Class, to get admission easily.
The five-year course is available straight after high school, at an undergraduate level.
Students who decide on a career in law after graduation in any field can opt for the three-year LLB course.
For five-year course
- The candidate is eligible to take all these tests if he has completed his Class 12 (High School) with a minimum of 50% marks.
- The candidate should not be more than 20 years old.
For three-year course
- The candidate is expected to have completed his bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks.
- Final year students are also eligible to apply.
Entrance Tests ,called Common Law Admission Test(CLAT) is conducted for admission to Law Colleges.
After completing the Degree one has to undergo Legal Training as an Understudy with an established Lawyer before going in for Practice.
One has to enroll in the Bar Council of India to practice law.
Procedure to enroll in the Bar Council.
Eligible persons are admitted as advocates on the rolls of the State Bar Councils. The Advocates Act, 1961 empowers State Bar Councils to frame their own rules regarding enrolment of advocates. Contact details for individual Councils can be found here.
The Council’s Enrolment Committee may scrutinise a candidate’s application. Those admitted as advocates by any State Bar Council are eligible for a Certificate of Enrolment.
All applicants for enrolment as advocates are required under Section 24 (1) (f) of the Advocates Act, 1961 to pay an enrolment fee of Rs.600/- (Rupees Six hundred only) to the respective State Bar Council and Rs.150/- (Rupees One hundred Fifty only) to the Bar Council of India. These payments should be made using separate demand drafts.
What is expected of a Lawyer-Professional Standards set by The Bar Council of India.
Advocates have the dual responsibility of upholding the interests of the client fearlessly while conducting themselves as officers of the court. Accordingly, they are expected to adhere to the highest standards of probity and honour. An advocate’s conduct should reflect their privileged position in society which derives from the nobility of this profession. In a nut shell, if you are an advocate your service to the common man should be compassionate, moral and lawful.
The rules mentioned in the Chapter II, Part IV of the Bar Council of India Rules on standards of professional conduct and etiquette shall be adopted as a guide for all advocates in conducting matters related to law.
List Of National Law Universities in India.
I. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Prof. Venkata Rao,
National Law School of India University,
P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore – 560 072,
+91 80 2321 3160
+91 80 2316 0532
+91 80 2316 0533
+91 80 2316 0535
+91 80 23160534
+91 80 23217858
Phone : 080-2316053
Mobile : 09242442876
II. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Prof. Dr. M.P. Singh,
NUJS Bhavan (Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan),
12, Block – LB, Sector – III,
Salt Lake City,
Kolkata – 700 098,
West Bengal, India.
+91 33 23351855
+91 33 23350511
+91 33 23350500
+91 33 23357379
+91 33 23350534
+91 33 23357422
033 – 23350510 (Direct)
III. National Law University, Bhopal
Dr. Shiv Shankar Singh,
National Law Institute University,
Kerwa Dam Road,
Bhopal – 462 044,
Madhya Pradesh, India.
+91 755 2696965 (Director)
+91 755 2696717 (Registrar)
+91 755 2696705
IV. National Law University, Jodhpur
Mr. Justice N. N. Mathur,
National Law University,
Administrative Block, New Campus,
J. N. V. University, Pali Road,
Jodhpur – 342 005,
+91 291 2577530
+91 291 2577526
+91 291 5121594
+91 291 2577540
V. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
Prof. Veer Singh,
NALSAR University of Law,
Hyderabad – 500 027,
+91 8418 245159
+91 40 27567960
+91 40 27567955
+91 8418 245155
+91 40 27567310
+91 8418 245161
VI. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Mr. Bimal N. Patel,
Gujarat National Law University,
E-4, GIDC Electronics Estate,
“Old NIFT Building”,
Sector – 26,
Gandhinagar – 382 028,
+91 79 23287157
+91 79 23287158
+91 79 23243296
+91 79 23287156
VII. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Prof. M.K. Srivastava,
Hidayatullah National Law University,
New Campus, Village Uperwara,
Raipur – 491 001,
+91 771 3057603
+91 771 3057604
+91 771 30557666
VIII. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
Dr. N. K. Jayakumar,
National University of Advanced Legal Studies,
Kochi – 682 017,
+91 484 2337363
+91 484 2337857
IX. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
Prof. Balraj Chauhan,
Doctor Ram Manohar Lohiya,
National Law University,
Kanpur Road Scheme,
Near Power House Intersection,
Lucknow – 226 012,
Uttar Pradesh, India.
+91 522 425902
+91 522 425903
+91 522 425904
+91 522 2422841
X. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
Prof. G. I. S. Sandhu,
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law,
Patiala – 147 001,
+91 175 2304188
+91 175 2304189
XI. Chanakya National Law University, Patna
Shri A. Lakhsminath,
Chanakya National Law University,
A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies Campus,
Patna – 800 001
+91 612 6450242
+91 612 2205920.
For more details check the Bar Council Link.
List of State Bar Councils. .http://www.barcouncilofindia.org/about/state-bar-councils/secretaries-of-the-state-bar-councils/
For Transfer to Other State Bar Council and on Bar council details http://www.barcouncilofindia.org/