A career in law is perfect for the girl who is meticulous, efficient and who has a strong sense of morality and integrity. Today, Indian law schools make it easier for female candidates to enter their campuses by eradicating gender biases during entrances.
However, in the field of law in India, men still outnumber women. One of the reasons for this could be the lack of knowledge about the different career paths in law for the Indian woman.
The Preparatory Phase
A law degree can start right after the 12th standard secondary school examinations. Students can opt for the 5-year prestigious LLB course which will land them with a basic Law degree.
Alternatively, a career in law is possible even after a graduation course with a 3-year course in Law.
However, the three-year course is not available in all states, so it is advisable to check the education policies of the state before making a commitment to any course.
Degrees Of Specialization
A law degree consists of many degrees of specialization. After a basic foundation, students can opt for the branch of law that appeals to them the most.
Fields of law that are more female centric include Family Law, Labour Law, Administrative Law and International Law.
Other interesting fields of Law include Constitutional Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Property Law, Limitation and Arbitration, Civil Procedure Code, Negotiable Consumer Acts, Drafting, Pleading and so on.
Life After Graduation
Upon completion of the degree, the student has to register themselves with the Bar Council of the State in order to become a recognized lawyer. There are several reputed Indian and Multinational Law firms in the country.
It is important to first work under a reputed firm of senior advocates with at least 15 years of experience. Another option for female law graduates would be to work in a solicitor firm, doing chamber work such as drafting, conveyance and preparing petitions.
Female law graduates who want a more “glamorous” job role can opt to work for various private, multinational and government companies as law officers. They can even join the hospitality industry as legal advisors.
After gaining at least ten years of experience standing at the bar, a whole host of new career options open up for the female law graduate in posts such as the Government Pleader Posts or Public Prosecutors Posts.
The Best Law Colleges In India
India has some reputed and renowned Law Colleges for gaining the much-sought after LLB:
1. Government Law College, Mumbai
2. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
3. Symbiosis Law College, Pune
4. ILS Law College, Pune
5. Indian Law Institute, New Delhi
6. University of Madras, Chennai
7. Calcutta University, Kolkatta
The Best Law Colleges Abroad
For the student who wishes to study abroad, the best law colleges are:
1. Yale University, United States
2. University of Toronto, Canada
3. Cambridge University, United Kingdom
4. University of Melbourne, Australia