Career Opportunities For Law Students

By Sashikanth

The law profession has become one of the lucrative careers in the recent times because of its career opportunities. Students usually think that they have to choose either civil or criminal law after obtaining a degree in law. This is purely a myth because many corporate companies are searching for law graduates who are specialised in corporate law and others. Apart from donning the court dress, the law graduates have plenty of career options. Here is the list of top 9 career opportunities available for candidates who have a law degree.


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This is well known to everyone whom we generally see in the district magistrate, high court and/or supreme court. After pursuing a degree in law, a candidate can register at the Bar Council of any of the respective states to take up an advocate profession. They usually represent a client in court.


Be it civil or criminal, the position of the judge will be the same in a lot of respects. One should have a certain number of years of experience to become a judge in India. If you want to start your career as a judge, you can opt for the Indian Judicial Services Examination. The age limit to take this exam between 21 and 35.

Legal Analyst

Legal Analyst

They usually work for a law firm or corporate firm in order to do the paperwork related to the company and its operations. A legal analyst usually works on the areas such as intellectual property rights, taxation, real estate, capital markets and shipping.

Legal Process Outsourcing

This is one amongst the new career options for a law graduate in India. The charges for the lawyers are usually high in the countries like UK and USA. Hence, many companies are outsourcing their work to central Asian countries, specifically India, to cut their expenses. This profession is going to be one amongst the highly paid in the coming days.

Legal Advisor

Almost all the companies are nowadays recruiting a legal advisor to assist the company in legal matters. The companies have even established a separate legal desk to look after the legal issues. A law graduate who has a specialisation in company law will have an advantage over others during placements.

Legal Journalist

If you are a candidate who has interest in both law and journalism, you can choose to become a legal journalist after pursuing a law degree. A legal journalist usually covers the legal proceedings in courts besides arbitration courts and events. They can also cover the events and happenings related to international courts.

Document Drafting Lawyer

This is one of the neglected areas though it brings a lot of money. This is like an entrepreneur job. One can draft the documents based on the legal points. The drafting of the document usually contains the agreements, case materials, etc.

Law Authors

This is also one of the new professions. Not all can write books on law, hence, many publishing companies are recruiting law authors, who usually have a law background. They are even placed in the websites that carry legal suggestions and maintain legal databases.

Legal Advisor To NGOs

If you really cornered about the social issues and problems, you can opt to work as an legal advisor for an NGO. Your work will be based on the legal issues that include filing of the public interest litigation (PIL). Many NGOs even recruit law graduates for this job.

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