Law as a career: Success all the way
  • Studying law today is completely different from what it used to be a decade ago. People no longer assume that Law is for those who can’t get into any other course.

  • The National Law Universities (NLUs) of India today offer jobs that at par with graduates of the IITs and the IIMs.

  • A degree in law from the NLUs arms you with all the requisite skills required in the profession and offers a plethora of opportunities suited to every student’s personality.

  • Today, practicing as an advocate in court draped in black and white is not the only option left after you complete your law course.

  • Fields such as Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Taxation, etc have emerged as promising career avenues after law graduation.

  • Corporate houses are spending heavily to hire specialized lawyers for providing legal aid.

  • Law firms are shelling out as high as Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 16 lakh to recruit fresh law graduates from the NLUs, and things only get better as one progress in their careers.

  • The growing popularity of these NLUs and Law as a career is further manifested by the manifold increase in the number of applicants writing the major law entrance exams every year, primarily the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

Some must-have personal traits for a career in Law:
  • Good communication skills
  • Quick responsiveness, excellent memory
  • Open, flexible mind
  • Good authoritative leadership qualities
  • Logical reasoning
  • Good listening and powerful oratorical skills
  • Out of the box thinking ability
  • Knowledge of all statutes, rules and regulations, and notifications Patience, as some cases can drag on endlessly.

The 22 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:
  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU)
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU Mumbai)
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU Nagpur)
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU Aurangabad)
  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU)
  21. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (DNLU)
  22. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar National Law University Sonepat
CLAT Pattern:

CLAT shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 150 questions from five different subjects including:

CLAT Pattern - 2021
CLAT 2021 No of Questions Negative Marking
English ( Comprehension) 28 - 32 0.25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 35 - 39
Quantitative Aptitude 13-17
Legal Reasoning 35-39
Logical Reasoning 28-32
Total Time 2 Hours
Total Number of Questions 150
To know more about CLAT exam and sample papers of CLAT exam – Download Balsu’s CLAT Booklet
Major LAW Application Form Notifications:
LAW Application Forms 2021
College Degree Last Date Source
VIT school of law BA LLA(Hons)
BBA LLB(Hons)
TBA
TBA
https://vit.ac.in/all-courses/ug/ba.ll.b(hons.)-and-bball.b(hons.)
https://vit.ac.in/all-courses/ug/ba.ll.b(hons.)-and-bball.b(hons.)
SRM BA LLB(Hons), BCOM LLB(Hons) July 31, 2021 https://applications.srmist.edu.in/
Saveetha BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCOM LLB, BSc LLB TBA https://saveethalaw.com/admissions
Sastra BA LLB(Hons), BCOM LLB(Hons), BBA LLB(Hons) July 31, 2021 (5pm) https://www.sastra.edu/sastraadmissions/
Sathyabama BA LLB(Hons), BBA LLB(Hons), BCOM LLB(Hons) TBA https://fees.sathyabama.ac.in/admission_step1.php
UPES BA LLB(Hons), BCOM LLB(Hons), BTECH LLB(Hons) August 20, 2021 https://admission.upes.ac.in/apply
Chettinad vidyalaya BA LLB(Hons), BCOM LLB(Hons) TBA http://application.chettinadhealthcity.com/onlineapplication/law_courses.php
Balsu's Success Academy- Other Law Entrance Exam Notifications
EXAM APPLICATION OFFICIAL WEBSITE
NAME DATE END DATE
CLAT (National Law universities) May 8, 2022 March 31, 2022 https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/
AILET (NLU - Delhi, Xavier Law School etc.) May 5, 2022 April 17, 2022 https://nludelhi.ac.in/adm-ba-test.aspx
SLAT (Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Noida, Nagpur, Hyderabad) May 14, 2022 April 24, 2022 https://www.set-test.org/blog/slat.html
ULSAT (UPES, Dehradun) June 15-18, 2022 May 09, 2022 https://www.bhu.ac.in/law/llb.html
LSAT (25+ college including Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat) May 9 , 2022 April 25, 2022 https://www.lsac.org/lsat/lsat-dates-deadlines-score-release-dates
CULEE (Christ University, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi) TBA (June 2022) April 28, 2022 https://m.christuniversity.in/admission-course-details/School%20of%20Law%20
Gautam Buddha (Gautam Buddha university) TBA (July 2022) TBA (June 2022) https://www.gbu.ac.in/
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