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Thinking about law? India’s prestigious institute, NMIMS has something exciting for you!

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What do Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dadabhai Naoroji, Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Barack Obama have in common? Interestingly they all studied law. One of the oldest academic fields in the world, a law degree is a highly regarded qualification and promises great career opportunities.

Law as a profession is in great demand these days. Due to the changing social and economic circumstances and the ever-increasing regulatory role being undertaken by the government, there is a rising demand for the lawyers. Besides being financially lucrative, Law is an adventurous and exciting career option.

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The law profession is respectable and noble. The lawyers have always been meticulously helping in regulating the legal system of our country. The lawyers help society and ensure that the legal system is regulated. They support members of the society by representing them in cases, by filing PILs, by giving them suitable legal advice on matters sought by the clients, and most importantly to help the client get justice. The people working in the legal profession receive utmost respect.

The best part of pursuing law is, that there is an ocean of career options in the field of law. One will always be able to explore diverse fields in law. One can be a lawyer, a judge, an arbitrator (or a moderator) or work in the government through civil services. And the need of lawyers will stay as long as the society exists.

If you are someone who wants to change the world, pursuing law will give you the opportunity to work for the rights of the people, by providing them with legal support. A lot of lawyers in India are representing the needy and the vulnerable people of the country. They help them get justice!

Also, if you like building your network with celebrities and affluent people, the law is a great career option. The lawyers can work with the heads of the companies and give them legal advice, work with film stars and top people. Everyone needs law advice!

A career in law is a perfect balance of passion and pay. The top lawyers earn extremely well and get a lot of respect. For young professionals too, one can expect a decent amount of income.

A law career is very attractive and hence the competition is high. One needs to pursue law from a good college where one gets to learn and explore better. A good institute will help you to gain maximum knowledge, get hands-on experience and opportunity to interact with industry leaders. All this will give you an edge over others.

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is your get way to top Indian law institutes. CLAT is an online test which usually happens in the month of May. There are 5 sections- Logical Reasoning, GK & Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, Elementary Math and English. The candidate has to answer 200 MCQs in 120 minutes. You will really need to work hard to crack the entrance.

And if you are someone who finds law exciting and is planning to pursue a career in law, you definitely need to consider SVKM’S NMIMS (Deemed-to-be University) the Kirit P. Mehta School of law (KPMSOL).

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Established in the year 2013, this school aims to deliver quality legal education in India. NMIMS brand is very famous for its management courses and now the team wants to create waves in the legal education sector in India.

Located in the Financial Capital of India, Mumbai, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS aims to refine students’ competency by engaging them in curricular and extra-curricular activities. It has uniquely incorporated compulsory credit-based Internship and Moot Court as subjects which will help the students gain first-hand exposure of working in the real world. It also allows students to harness the skill, knowledge, and theoretical practice they learnt in the school.

The green campus has the latest amenities and facilities, well equipped Classrooms, Libraries, Media Center, IT Labs, Resource Centers, Moot Court, Legal Aid Clinic, Placement Cell, Personality Enhancement and Development Cells, Hostels, Cafeteria, Dining Halls, Medical Facilities, Yoga Club, Sports facilities to ensure the manifold development of the personality of the students

The Law courses are available at 5 campuses (other than Mumbai) of SVKM’S NMIMS- Dhule, Chandigarh, Indore, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. The programs offered are-

This 5-year integrated program is a great combination of Humanities and Law. It is an excellent opportunity for those who want to specialize in Humanities along with the law. Apart from imbibing the knowledge of the law, one would get to learn other critical subjects like Political Science, Economics, Sociology, History and their influence and interdependence on the law.

Students also get exposure to subjects like Critical Thinking, Legal Writing, Moot Court, Internship and Professional Ethics. Selective foreign languages are also taught to give learners an edge over others for their international outreach and communication. This allows learners to understand the law in much more detail, thus expanding their critical perspectives on law.

Eligibility:

  • The candidate should have passed in the XIIth Standard examination conducted by a recognized Board / University (minimum 50% in examinations).
  • CLAT/LSAT Score

Seats: 60

NMIMS School of Law has created a unique fusion of Management and Law where the student will get experience in Human Resource Management, Costing and Accounting, Statistics along with the law.

In this 5-year integrated program, students will get exposure to subjects like Critical Thinking, Legal Writing, Moot Court Internship and Professional Ethics. Selective foreign languages are also taught to give learners an edge over others for their international outreach and business. This allows learners to understand the law in much more detail, thus helping them become better management professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the law.

Eligibility:

  • The candidate should have passed in the XIIth Standard examination conducted by a recognized Board / University (minimum 50% in examinations).
  • CLAT/LSAT Score

Seats: 60

Studying for the LLM at NMIMS School of Law is an opportunity for students to specialize in the emerging dynamic field of corporate law & practice. An LLM in corporate law allows students to focus on specific areas of the law in much more detail, thus better preparing them for a career in the corporate world.

This 1-year program gives you an opportunity to specialize in Corporate Law or Intellectual Property Rights or Financial Regulations or Constitutional Law.

Eligibility:

  • Passed LL.B. degree (with minimum 50% in final year examinations). (Candidates who have appeared for the final year examinations may also apply)
  • Candidates who have cleared their graduation by doing a part-time course or through distance learning, correspondence courses, externally, an open school from recognized University are eligible to apply and register as per UGC guidelines.

Selection Procedure:

  • Written Test and Personal Interview

The School also has a PhD in Law program- 

Eligibility:

Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M) or a professional degree equivalent to the Master’s degree in Law (LL.M), with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.

The NMIMS School of Law provides learners with quality teaching and learning opportunities thereby creating an intellectually stimulating academic environment with experienced and dedicated faculty committed to providing an excellent and world-class education. Don’t miss the golden opportunity to be part of India’s premier institute.

For further information, visit https://law.nmims.edu/academics/programs/

Charudutt, is currently pursuing Master of Arts (Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. I am a Career Counselling Intern at CareerGuide.

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