I am a LLB student. But when I decided to take admissions in Law course after graduation, my father said – “Don’t study law”. He said, “Only if you have a long-time passion for and interest in law, then study law. Otherwise, don’t.”
My father was right. I have a passion for law. This year I have taken admissions at Department of Law, Jharkhand Rai university to pursue LLB.
But if you aren’t sure about Law study, here are a few good reasons why studying Law is an excellent career choice:
STUDY LAW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Many reasons prompt students to choose Law course. These include –
- Being able to earn a good, secure living
- It adds to your status as a traditional profession
- After studying law, you acquire skills to make a difference in the world
- Using law, you can ensure access to justice amongst marginalised communities
- By studying law, you can contribute to the quality and security of people’s lives by ensuring they have their personal legal documentation in order
- After acquiring a law degree, you can contribute to academic knowledge about how the law is developed, practiced, implemented and accessed by being in the field of education.
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LAW STUDY IS A COMBINATION OF THEORY AND PRATICE
All Law colleges make sure that students learn, understand and can argue legal theory and the theoretical underpinnings of the Law.
Some Law colleges (such as Dept. of Law, JRU, Ranchi) ensure that practical experience in Law is a core part of the Law programme – for example, running mock courts and moot competitions. An important component of the JRU Law programme is to students do pro bono community service as part of their qualification.
APPLICATION OF LAW
Studying Law means learning about cases – actual examples of cases that have been argued and judged in a real court. Real life cases are used to demonstrate various theoretical points and how theory is applied in practice. This approach helps to give an understanding of how the law gets applied in actual court situations.
GOOD LAW COLLEGES
- Good law colleges like Dept. of Law, JRU, Ranchi ensure that their law students develop a set of competences and skills. Here’s a few of the skills essential to a career in Law:
- Critical analysis – being able to read, recognize, analyse and draw out a conclusion
- Writing – being able to draft a clear written argument for cases
- Research – ability to find relevant case law in support of a legal argument
- Argument and presentation – the ability to clearly express and argue your point (this is often taught through moot competitions at law colleges).
- Explaining ideas – it is necessary in Law that you are able to argue complex ideas in simple terms, so that other law professionals and your clients are able to understand you.
LAWYERS IN HIGH DEMAND
All of these skills are in high demand in other sectors, so moving industries or professional focus is relatively easy, adding to Law graduates’ mobility in terms of career, income potential and other decision factors in choosing your course of study.
The rigour of a Law school education, and the range of skills mentioned above ensures that law graduates are sought after across a range of endeavours. In other words, Law graduates enjoy excellent career prospects.