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Law College: Pioneer of Legal Education

Author: Urmila Pokhriyal
by Urmila Pokhriyal
Posted: Oct 28, 2018

Law College: Pioneer of Legal Education

Law Education is a crucial way of understanding and acknowledging the Legal system prevailing in a country. Many people aspire to be a part of the legal system either by working as Lawyers, Judicial heads, or by imparting their knowledge to the students.

In order to activate the inhibit passion and interest for a legal sector, Law College is the key. Law is not limited in its domain. The basic sectors of Law are: Property, Criminal, Environment, Constitutional and Administrative, Contract, among others.

In India, Law education is imparted from 1987, and the main regulatory body implementing is the Bar Council of India (BCI).

A Law College helps the students to study the subjects as proposed by the Bar Council. The Academic Degrees offered in the stream of Law are: Bachelors of Law (LL. B-a 3-Year course), Integrated Undergraduate Degrees, such as, B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA. LLB., B.Com. LL.B., Masters of Law (LL. M-a 2 Year Course), Ph.D. Degree and Integrated LL. M Courses.

However, the integrated courses of law are of 5 years’ duration and are offered in only some autonomous universities/institutes. The availability of Integrated courses in India started after 1987 with the approval of the Parliament alongside the Bar Council of India.

The significant exam for admission in a reputed law school is the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), an all-India Entrance test conducted by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs). The test is conducted during the month of May, and this year it was held on 13th May. There are several Universities or institutes which accept CLAT as one of the criterion during the selection process. Also, there are some other law entrance examinations which are beneficial for the students to get enrolled in a college of their preference, like, AP LAWCET, LSAT India, AILET.

Common Eligibility Criteria of a Law College:

A candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the subjects, such as, B. A (Hons) English, B.COM, B.SC etc. after which the candidates can apply for a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Course in Law. If a student wishes to apply right after class 12th, then he /she has to opt for an integrated law course, provided that the student should have a minimum of 45% in all subjects.

The eligibility criteria of Universities vary, and so the requirement of an entrance test accepted by the different universities. Thereby, students have to check the respective Universities’ or Institutes’ websites for all the relevant details.

The Universities or educational Institutions ensure to offer all the relevant facilities to the students, and an academic environment with theoretical as well as practical knowledge. The basic facilities provided to the students are: Well-furnished classrooms, Seminar Halls, Conference Rooms, Library with a large stack of books on each legal aspect, Sports equipment, etc.

Some of the Best Law colleges in India are:

Government Colleges

State

Private/Public Colleges

State

National Law School of India University

Bangalore

Jindal Global Law School

Sonipat

National Law University

New Delhi

Symbiosis Law School

Pune

NALSAR University of Law

Hyderabad

Christ University

Bangalore

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Delhi

MS Ramaiah College of Law

Bangalore

WB National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, New Law College

Pune

National Law University

Jodhpur

ICFAI Law School

Hyderabad

Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi

Amity Law School, Amity University

Noida

The Law Schools have the responsibility of providing accurate and detailed information to the students which is highly useful in their ‘practicing law’ phase. For which, many universities ask the students to work as an intern in a law firm or under an advocate.

The structure of courses, exams, and fee varies with colleges.

Various Law Colleges have on-campus placements with top-recruiters such as Luthra &Luthra, Economic Laws Practice, Titus & Co. among other top legal firms.

Through a Law college, a student becomes clear about his area of interest and in which he/ she would like to specialize for future endeavors. The faculty members guide the students with the same, and make them aware about several job profiles available.

Some of the job posts are: Judge, Lawyer (in any respective domain of law), an Advocate working for Government, an Advocate in a Law Firm, a Lecturer, working in an NGO and others.

About the Author

Urmila is Post graduate in management. She writes about Indian Colleges, universities, exams and other prevalent issues.

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  • jyotidas  -  2 years ago

    good post nice information...............Read more about a career in law check the link The Career in Law and its Rewards: Diversity and Prosperity

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