"There are so many new laws being framed each day and with it new fields to specialise in. Law is a constantly evolving field that adapts itself according to what;s happening in society," explains Supreme Court advocate Akhil Sibal.
With the internet explosion, intellectual property law rights and Cyber law are two subjects that are quickly becoming popular amongst law students.
"Internet law is a really interesting area to specialise in at the moment. Unlike other laws, it's very difficult to build a case around something that has taken place online as identities are virtual. So it is a big challenge for Cyber lawyers today to understand how to tackle crime and violation of laws in a virtual environment," says Shruthi Guruwara, a student of law from Delhi.
Top schools around the globe offering new courses for Law aspirants, which are
- Nuclear law: University of Dundee, Scotland
- Cyber Law: Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
- Environmental Law: University of Kent, UK.
- Intellectual Property Law: IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal.
- Media Law: NALSAR, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
- Torts and Contracts: Tikamanjhl Bhagalpur University.
As political situations grow violate around the world, immunity. Human rights and nuclear law have also begun to find many new takers.
The head of the law School at Cardiff University, Nigel Lowe, said, "The key to becoming a successful lawyer is to work hard and be aware of what's happening around you. Law is very closely related to the community. One cannot learn everything about a subject in law by reading textbooks only. Practical exposure and experience is equally important,"
With so much demand for lawyers, institutes specialising in the subject are no longer limited to NALSAR, NLU or NUJS. Students can now receive the same quality education from upcoming institutes like Symbiosis Law School, Indian Law Schools, Galgotia University, Jindal Global Law School or Amity University.
They can also take up the interesting new specialised courses at these institutes such as Family Law, Health Care Law, , Court Craft, Environmental Law or Property Law. And fro those who wish to start a law firm on their own there are degrees that club together law and entrepreneurship available at some institutes as well.
Clearly in the courtroom and the classroom, lawyers have their hands full.