Law is one of the popular career choices in our country for a long time. Those whose families have been into the profession for generations in India usually opt to study law too. Traditionally, students could specialize in either civil or criminal laws. However, this concept has changed and now students can opt to specialize in any of the various options offered like patent laws, corporate laws, etc. A degree in law not only lets you practice as a lawyer in the courts in the company but also opens up career options in sectors like corporate management, legal services and administrative services.

There are a plethora of opportunities for a law graduate. One can either practice as an advocate in a court of law or work with corporate firms. By clearing exams conducted by Public Service Commissions, a law graduate can become a judge. After gaining experience, a law graduate can hope to become Solicitor General, a Public Prosecutor or offer services to government departments and ministries. One can also work as a legal adviser for various organizations. Teaching in colleges, working with NGOs and working as a reporter for newspapers and television channels are other attractive options.

Different Roles, Different Names

Criminal Lawyer: Specializes in criminal laws CrPC, IPC, Evidence Act and various other penal laws.

Civil Litigation Lawyer: Specializes in civil laws e.g. taxation laws, excise laws.

Legal Analyst: Works for corporate firms or law firms and analyses laws pertaining to the sphere of the company and its operation.

Document Drafting Lawyer: Specializes in drafting various documents containing agreements, terms and conditions, case material, etc.

Legal Journalist: Covers crime beats, legal proceedings in courts, arbitration courts, international courts and arbitration events.

Legal Advisor: Offers consultancy to corporate firms regarding their legal obligations, duties, legal relations with other firms.

Government Lawyer: Works for the government and in close coordination with the police.

Judge: Offers judgment after conducting the court proceedings and hearing al the concerned parties.