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Our India is well known for its diversities in culture and freedom for thoughts all over the world. That's why it has become mandatory to minimize the inequalities among the citizens to keep peace in the nation. After independence, there seems a tremendous rise in the Legal profession to oversee the constitution systematically. Studying in Law studies is one of the best things to choose such a noble profession. The demand of holistic lawyers and judges is always sought at various positions of the legal profession.
The key role of a legal profession is to fulfill all the objectives set by the constitution of India. It has the responsibility to resolve various social, economic and political issues among the people of the nation. All the legal process can be done at civil court, session court, high court or Supreme Court levels depending upon the type of the legal issue.
All the legal, medical and technical education and their universities, various vocational and training courses, practice before Supreme court and high courts, also falls under the section 3 to provide legal education under constitutional provision of India.
The parliament of India passed 'The Advocate Act' in 1961, according to which the 'Bar Council of India' has the empowerment to set minimum eligibility criteria and standards of legal education in consultation with universities at a national level. BCI has the responsibility to oversee all the matters related to admissions, ethics, privileges, curriculum, practices, regulations, discipline and improvement of the legal profession. BCI also has the responsibility to visit and inspect various universities and to recognize the standards of providing quality learning in the University for the Enrolments as an advocate.
In 2010, BCI established a Directorate of Legal Education, the aim is to organize, conduct, hold and administer all the perspectives of legal education to provide seminar and workshop, legal education, teachers training, specialized professional courses, legal research, and to provide education programs for Indian students after obtaining law degree from foreign university.
The Role of University Grants Commission (UGC, set up in 1948), is to report and suggest the improvements and extensions one the issues related to social welfare and standards of higher level of legal education. UGC is responsible for providing funds and to coordinate, determine, maintain and promote the teaching and research standards in institutions and law universities to provide quality education at higher levels.
Law studies include various degree level courses. These can be categorized as follows:
Tuition fee for legal education varies between INR 50, 000 up to one lakhs depending upon the level of course.
For honor's degree, one should have minimum 45% aggregate in all subjects at senior secondary level. For bachelor's degree, one will get admissions in law studies only after completing graduation in fields such as B.Com, B.Sc. or integrated honors degree. Along with this, One should crack CLAT exam which is based on all India entrance examination, for getting admissions to various graduate (LLB) and postgraduate (LLM) degree programs in legal education.
Top institutions for legal education:
There is a wide list of various colleges and universities in India which offer legal education to the students at different levels. Here is the list of a few of them:
Some universities also provide distance education in law studies. The whole of the curriculum includes audio tapes, online lectures, notes via e-mail, assignments etc. Such universities provide a handbook to the students regarding the course material. The Education Centre of Distance Learning Law Schools is responsible for overseeing distance learning education programs.
One can kick-start his career as a Lawyer and Judge in various courts both at central or state level government service. One can also start his career as a law teacher or legal advisors, advocates, solicitors in various companies, business houses and organizations. Lawyers can also work as a trustee, law reporter, company secretary, public defenders, public prosecutor, Attorney General, Advocate General, District Attorney, Notary, Oath Commissioner etc.
One who clears Law Service Commission or State Public Service Commission exams will be eligible for the post of Magistrate and Sub-Magistrate promoted towards a sub-judge, district or session court judge and finally a high court or a supreme court judge.
One can also get the job in defense departments such as Indian, Naval and Air Force services. One who has a flair for writing can also work as an author to write on journals, legal commentaries, and law reports. One can also have the option to work for magazines, newspapers, online writing services etc.
There is no fixed pay package to the employees. One can get as per the job type and location of an employer. There are fixed salaries for the lawyers and judges as per the government norms. They can get good pay packages along with government incentives. Private lawyers can get lucrative amounts depending upon their skills, number, and nature of clients.
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