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  • Best Career Options for LL.B. Graduates


  • Litigation entails advocating for clients in a court of law. Before you can practice on the court, you must first meet certain prerequisites. The requirements are- an LL.B. degree, the ‘Certificate of Practice’ obtained after passing the All India Bar Exam, and membership in the Bar Council of the state in which you desire to practice. This procedure turns you into an “advocate”.

    As an advocate, certain characteristics provide you with an advantage. These include the capacity to communicate with clients, as well as a flair of persuasiveness (which aids in making an impression on the presiding Judge), and lastly organizational and managerial skills (as litigation involves getting loads of paperwork completed on time).

    Law firm

    Another approach to enter the litigation world is by joining a law firm. A partnership that employs lawyers to represent clients is known as a law firm. A law firm could either concentrate on a single area of practise or work in a number of other ones

    It is now typical for law students to intern at a legal firm across several internship breaks before receiving a pre-placement offer (PPO) from the firm. All parties benefit since the graduate gets a job chance on the cheap and the legal firm hires someone who is familiar with the firm's procedures and expectations. You can either work in a law office doing legal research, writing, and paperwork, or you can represent a client in court.

    Judicial Services

    Another legal career path for recent graduates is the judiciary. This requires sitting for the state-specific Judicial Services Examination and, if selected, working as a Civil Judge or Judicial Magistrate.

    The exam contains inquiries about current affairs, English, substantive and procedural civil and criminal law, property law, contract law, and other subjects.

    Business sector

    Every business or commercial organization deals with day-to-day operations that involve legal complexities. The advice of lawyers is often appreciated, whether it is drafting a contract or advising on the legal consequences of an action. The work in the legal department of the corporate office includes, among other things, the conclusion of contracts, negotiations, advice on mergers and acquisitions, insolvency matters and ensuring the compliance of the company. You must first look for an open position in the company's legal department and then apply. This is usually achieved by going to their official website and emailing the application documents to the company's HR manager.

    Judicial Clerk

    When it comes to deciding cases or making up for the mistake, every judge needs help. This task is done by the Judicial Clerk who is essentially an assistant to the Judge in conducting research on the cases that are in front of the judge. The duties of a judicial clerk vary from one court to the other and from one judge to the other. The requirements of a Judicial Clerk are as follows:

    • • A candidate must be a citizen of India and not be below the age of 18 years and above 27 years as of the last date of receipt of applications.
    • • The candidate must be a law graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (including an Integrated Degree Course in Law) from any school/college/university/institution established by law in India and recognized by the Bar Council of India for enrolment as an Advocate.
    • • Candidates enrolled in the fifth year of the Five-Year Integrated Law Course will be allowed to apply if they can show proof of obtaining a law qualification at the time of the interview/before starting the assignment as a Law Clerk/Research Assistant.
    • • The candidate must be computer literate, including the ability to retrieve needed information via search engines/processes such as Manupatra, SCC Online, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and others.

    Judge Advocate General (JAG)

    The Major who oversees the army's legal and judicial branch is known as the JAG in the Indian Army. A JAG officer assists the officers of the court-presiding martial in comprehending and using military law.

    The following qualifications must be met to qualify as a JAG officer:

    Indian citizen.
    at least 55% in the LL.B.
    between the ages of 21 and 27.
    able to register with the Indian Bar Council or a state bar council.

    When there is a call for candidates, they must apply online. The next stage is to shortlist potential applicants. At authorised testing facilities across India, shortlisted candidates must pass two psychological aptitude tests (interviews) and a medical fitness exam.