Earning a Law Degree in India
The Bar Council of India regulates law degree requirements that provides students the choice of enrolling in one of two kinds of graduate courses: three years of study following graduation from an undergraduate law program or five years of integrated course study that eventually earns the student a degree "with honors" and a prestigious degree in law.
It is India's Bar Council that sets the norms for recognizing those law schools and universities qualified to award law degrees. Graduates of legal programs offered by recognized higher learning institutions are allowed to register as a Bar Council advocate while law graduates already registered with the BC can practice in any Indian court of law.
Public universities are substantially less expensive than private law schools. Graduate law students often work part-time in law firms to gain experience in their field of study.
Students interested in eventually working as counsel for the Indian government may try getting hired by the Indian Legal Services by taking a Union Public Service Commission examination. Job offerings in the government sector include law officer, deputy legal advisor, assistant advisor or legal advisor.
Demand for Lawyers in India
Lawyers specializing in investment and asset law are currently in high demand in India due to its growing economy and rapid transformation from being an underdeveloped country into a leading world power. Indian law firms frequently visit law schools to scout for exceptional talent by asking to speak to the brightest students about possible future employment with their firm.