Friday, April 5, 2019

Top 10 Career Options After LLB Degree

LL.B. is a bachelor degree in Law. The expansion of LL.B. is Lex Legum Baccalaureus(Latin Word) or Bachelor of Laws(English Meaning). The Bar Council of India regulates the LL.B. degree. Originally, LL.B. was a 3-year degree to be pursued upon completion of graduation.

Interested students who dream of making a carrier in the law, can go to a three year law course immediately after graduation in any subject. Students can also pursue a 5 year course after completing 12th standard. After the course of five years, the students can choose either a litigator or any other professional lawyer.

Two types of legal courses:
  • 3-years LL.B. – For Graduates
  • 5-years Integrated Law course – For Undergraduates
Now, LL.B is available in two formats: one for graduate candidates and the second for undergraduate candidates

Bar Council of India

BCI is the authority which regulates legal practice and legal education in India. It lays down standards for legal education and also recognizes the law universities of India.

Before practicing in any court of India, LL.B. Graduates must obtain "Certificate of practice in law". It can be obtained by giving "All India Bar Examination (AIBE)" which is regulated by the Bar Council of India.


After completing LLB degree, anyone can choose one of the following careers.

Attorney General  - The Attorney General of India is the chief legal advisor of the Government of India. He is appointed by the President under article 76 (1) of the Constitution and holds the office during the pleasure of the president.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A person must be a citizen of India 
  • He must have been a judge of some High Court for 5 years. 
  • He has been a advocate of some High Court for 10 years. 
  • Eminent jurist in the opinion of the president. 

Public Prosecutor - A public prosecutor is a law officer who conducts criminal proceedings on behalf of the state or in the public interest.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A person must be a citizen of India
  • Have a Degree in Law
  • Have Worked For At Least 7 Years, as an Advocate
  • Age of candidate should be Between 35 Years - 45 years at the time of Application of Post
  • It is necessary for the candidates to appear in the exam conducted by the UPSC for the post of the public prosecutor. After this examination, an interview is also taken. 

Advocate - In law, advocate a person who is professionally qualified to plead the cause of another in a court of law.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The degree has been obtained from a regular course, which can be for 3 years after graduation or can be 5 years after 10+ 2 i.e. Higher Secondary Education.
  • The University is accredited by the Bar Council of India and the candidate passes All-India Bar Examination.

Legal Advisor - Legal consultant or advisor are  lawyers who are employed to provide legal advice and services to the government, large companies and organizations.

Notary - A person is authorized to meet certain legal formalities, especially to prepare or certify for the use of contract, work, and other documents in other jurisdictions.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A person can apply to be a notary if he has been practicing as a lawyer for at least 10 years. If the applicant belongs to any SC/ST or OBC category, the experience required as a lawyer is 7 years.

Law Reporter - Law Reporter is a series of books that contain judicial opinion by choosing the case law decided by the courts.

Magistrate - A civil officer who administers the law, especially one who conducts the court which deals with petty offences and holds a preliminary hearing for more serious ones.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students who have completed the bachelor's degree in law are eligible to become magistrates. At the time of application, his age should be more than 21 and should not exceed 35 years. Candidates who have completed LL.M. degree are also eligible to apply. Candidates should get minimum 55% marks in their final examination.

District & Sessions Judge - District judge dealing with criminal matters is named as sessions court judge as per Code Of Criminal Procedure. While the judge dealing with civil matters is called district court judge.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The qualification required to become a district judge is a minimum of seven years of practice as a lawyer or a pleader. The district judges are also appointed from the subordinate courts of the judges through upgradation of district courts subject to completion of minimum years of service.

Teacher/Professor of law - A person who gives lectures, especially as an job or profession at a university or college of higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master's degree in law with at least 55% of any Indian university or equivalent foreign university
  • Minimum 4 years experience as assistant professor with PhD. Degree.

Solicitor - Solicitors are those who advise clients and draft documents and promises for clients, but engage advocates for appearing in court on behalf of the client.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The SQE(Solicitor Qualifying Exam) is a new system of exams that all solicitors must passed for making solicitor in Bombay and this examination conducted by Bombay Incorporated Law Society.

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