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  • What are the career opportunities available after completing LLM in India?

    Are you wanting to know about the future after LLM? Searching for law related opportunities in the country and abroad ? Find suggestions from experts on this page for knowing more about the career options after LLM.

    Would like to know what are the options available for a candidate who has completed LLM in India and abroad.

    Please guide in how to take further steps and in which directions. Apart from independent practice what options are available? Are there any firms which provides clients to registered lawyers?
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  • Law is a versatile field and after completing LLM one has many options and possibilities for making a career. There are many areas where one can try to get a job and make a career but due to the vastness and applicability of law in every sphere of life one has to pinpoint as which is the area in which one has really interested to work so that he can only limit his search for job in that terrain. Many big corporates and companies hire the law professionals for their routine as well as specialised works and the law projects go for long times as the judiciary takes its own course in finalisation of verdicts in the cases belonging to the companies. One has go keep a tab and watch on the job portals in the internet to find out about these openings.

    Apart from that there are many openings in Govt or public secretor where a continuous intake of law persons are inducted for the usual work in these organisations and the entry level is generally as a legal advisor or legal assistant who initially helps the senior law personnels in the organisation before taking up the projects independently.

    Some of the career lines can be thought of in law stream under the following main categories.

    1. Appearing in judiciary examinations.
    2. Entering the organisations engaged in environment concerns and pollution control. There is a lot of legislation there.
    3. Adhering to Compliances and following of regulatory mechanisms.
    4. Appearing in administrative services in state or centre Govt.
    5. Healthcare and medical industry.
    6. Teaching profession in law colleges.
    7. Administrative posts in companies like secretary etc.
    8. Journalism and allied mass movement lines.

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  • A Masters of Laws (LLM) degree is where they practice law, suggest necessary advice and actions to people about their legal rights and even provide counseling about various laws, by-laws and knowledge about it. Law requires a lot of practice along with knowledge about the subject as every case needs to be supported with valid facts, data, documents and witnesses to win. It is similar to doctor or mathematician, the more you practice the more you expertise the skill.

    As the candidate has already completed his Masters, it opens the door in both the public and private sectors as we know that it involves a legal contract between the two parties i.e. between buyer and seller, employee and employer, etc.

    Some of the organizations and institutions that hire LLM are:
    - Consultancies, Media and Publishing houses, Corporate, Law Firms, Fast-moving consumer goods(FMCG), builders, etc
    - Notary - They are legal professionals responsible for all the governance-related legal matters and appointed by the state or central government.
    - Advocate - With a deep knowledge of the country's laws, he can perform his duties as an advocate and fight legal cases for and against his clients.
    - Magistrate or judge - With a thorough knowledge of the law and extraordinary experience with a good track record, one can be upgraded to the top position in a legal career.
    - Legal Consultant or Associate - With specialized knowledge on the subject, which includes contracts, drafting or document preparation, legal matters of the company, one can work as a Legal Consultant or Associate of a company.
    - Trustee - Many institutes or organizations or NGO's have a person who is well versed with the legal obligation of the institutes to administer it.
    - Legal Reporter or council, Law teacher or reporter or officer, Solicitor, Public Prosecutor or Attorney General, etc.
    - By appearing and successfully clearing competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, PSC, Railways and Public Sector Banks, one can get placed in Government Organizations like Educational Institutes or Regulatory Bodies, Banks, Labour Departments, Sales Tax and Excise Departments, Insurance Firms, Indian Railways, News agencies like channels or papers, Judiciary, international organizations like UNO, etc.

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  • LLM is a PG course. Once a person completes the PG course, ha can join as a junior lawyer under a senior lawyer and start practice. Once you get the required experience you can start the independent practice. Once you started your own practice you can start advising the clients on their problems and you can give them legal advice.

    There are many corporates where they will have their own legal section and they will appoint qualified people as their advisors or officers. You can look at such senior jobs once you have some experience in practicing law. There are many central government jobs in various departments including the labor department. So you can look for those jobs.

    Almost all state government wings will have posts for law PG and Graduates in their legal departments. You can apply for those posts.

    The teaching side jobs for PG in Law are also very good. There are colleges, universities and many training institutes and the salaries are also good. You can try those posts in all government as well as private colleges.
    You can also get registered as a notary.


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  • Law is the popular course for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies and as a result the pool of people with this legal qualification is enlarged. It would be wise to have the Master of Law degree so as to make entry for the legal jobs for which there is tremendous demands. After completing your LLM, you may choose a range of career options as mentioned below -
    1) Justice - If you have the passion for justice system, you could consider working with the police or as a social worker in case, you want to get directly involved.
    2) Environment- A passion for the course may be doubled with LLM in the environmental law and this would widen the career either working for the government for the projects related to environmental policies or if you prefer to work in a non profit working environment, you can choose such avocations.
    3) Compliance and Communications- One of the interesting fields to work is the regulatory affairs and compliance offering broad scope since most industries are regulated in one way or the other. Having acquired an LLM in the intellectual property and are keen on the communication, you can choose this option.
    4) Civil Service - With an LLM in the consumer law, you may be fascinated with the career of trading. Alternatively, you could work for a fast moving consumer goods company.
    5) Health Care and Human Resources- An LLM with the Medical Law or IT communication law provides career oppurtunities at the regulatory agencies for the health care and technology sectors. If you have the specialisation for the Employment Laws, this can be applied in the field of human resources.

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