Important considerations before opting for a Law College

Are you planning to make the law profession your career? If yes, then as an aspirant, you must look into some of the important considerations before committing to a Law college. The proven pathway to entering India’s legal system is obtaining a law degree. Law courses in India are the only form of legal education. The law courses are regulated by the Bar Council, a statutory body established under section 4 of the Advocate Act in 1961.

The most popular law courses are LLB courses, which can be pursued after class 12th in any discipline but must have appeared in the national/state/institute level entrance examination. After earning an LLB degree, graduates can go for higher education in Law and pursue an LLM degree or a postgraduate degree in Law. Even after that, students have an option to earn P.hD in Law, the highest qualification in the field of Law.

Now that you know about the law courses at various levels, you must get familiar with some essential considerations before opting for a law college to pursue a law course.

Faculty

The faculty and the teaching staff play a crucial role in your academic journey. Expert and experienced faculties contribute considerably to the reputation of the law college. You get the access to go through the faculty members and their qualifications by visiting the respective institution’s website. Also, it is essential to consider the student-faculty ratio to get regular one-to-one interaction.

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Curriculum

The law college you choose to pursue a law course must comply with the national standard of the curriculum. The academic program’s range and quality are crucial factors to consider. Most importantly, you must ensure that the curriculum design strictly follows legal education rules and regulations prescribed by the Bar Council of India.

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Specialisations

Law is a broad field that offers a range of specialisations. Thus, as aspiring students, you must know about the different law specialisation that facilitates you to prepare for a better career in Law. Here are some of the most popular law specialisations:

  • Corporate Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

In today’s legal education system, the students must consider the specializations offered by the chosen law college as they can prepare them for the future. Any law school offering a variety of specialisations while having a multi-disciplinary curriculum is better than those colleges offering only traditional law courses.

Industry Exposure

Law colleges that offer adequate industry exposure are the ones that aim at preparing the students by ensuring the holistic development of the professional. The best law colleges offer masterclasses by industry experts and immersive industrial visits and strive to provide industry connections that can help the students in the long run.

Cost of law course

The cost of pursuing a law course in India ranges between INR50,000 to INR1,00,000 per annum. However, there are fluctuations in the fees based on your choice of college and course. Though cost is an aspect that cannot be ignored, you must remember law college is not a cost but a financial investment for a bright future.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure plays a very crucial role when it comes to deciding on a law college. The Bar Council of India has made it mandatory for the colleges to conduct moot courts. A law college infrastructure must have a library with the latest editions of law journals, references, books, etc. It should have access to an online database throughout the college premises.

Take all these considerations into account and opt for the best law college to earn a law degree. Hurry up!

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