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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CAREER OPTIONS YOU CAN PURSUE IN LAW?

Pursuing a career in law offers a vast variety of options to choose from and that’s one of the major reasons why more youngsters today are choosing to pursue law as a career. Depending on their set of abilities and talents, there are many career choices that one can take which could work well for them. For anyone who wishes to pursue a career in law, they will need to take the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which is conducted once a year. Depending on the CLAT score, the eligibility and the reservations, the students can decide the university to secure a law degree.

Pursuing a career in law offers a vast variety of options to choose from and that’s one of the major reasons why more youngsters today are choosing to pursue law as a career. Depending on their set of abilities and talents, there are many career choices that one can take which could work well for them. For anyone who wishes to pursue a career in law, they will need to take the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which is conducted once a year. Depending on the CLAT score, the eligibility and the reservations, the students can decide the university to secure a law degree.

Career Options for Law Graduates

Here are some of the popular career options for those who are fresh out of law college and for those who wish to change their field.

Corporate Lawyer – A corporate lawyer will mostly be a part of an in-house law department in a corporate company or a part of a law firm that handles corporate cases. A corporate lawyer will typically be responsible for handling the transactions for the companies, handling mergers and any corporate disputes to settle on behalf of the company.

Litigation – Usually, fresh litigators start under a senior lawyer. They handle all the disputes of their clients – commercial, criminal or civil – by representing them in a court of law. Depending on their clients, their earnings can vary though they start less.

Law Journalism – Generally, the law graduates will work for media companies by covering the categories involving law by writing articles and covering the courtroom cases.

Alternatively, some law graduates also prefer to write books on law or current affairs that have involved legality.

Judicial Clerkship – This involves working under various judges in courts mainly based on their research skills. The judicial clerkship is available under contractual basis and pays a decent amount.

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) – A LPO takes up outsourced works from other law firms or companies which mainly involves paralegal support, legal research and reviews, etc.

Social Work Organizations – Lawyers can work for social causes for NGOs and other similar government organizations for the protection and welfare of women and children, environmental rights or the cases of those in poverty lines.

Teaching – If a law graduate wants to become a professor, then one must have a Masters in Law (LLM) to be eligible to teach law in colleges and universities.

In this advanced world, there is no stopping if one has the right skillset. So law graduates can combine their expertise and explore more areas where they can be of good use and use their potential to the fullest.