The popularity of the five-year integrated law course module with all the right ingredients of being an excellent career option has made the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) a much sought-after entrance examination of the country.
This year, the screening test for entry into some of the leading national law universities of India is being conducted by the National Law Institute University ( NLIU), Bhopal, on May 9. CLAT is organised by the 11 national law schools on a rotational basis.
In 2008, the year CLAT came into being, the total number of students who appeared in the exam for admission into the seven participating national law universities was 10,773. This figure rose to about 15,000 last year, with participating universities going up to 11. ” The numbers are increasing steadily over the years. Most of us grew up thinking of lawyers as those black and white social outcasts chirping the occasional ‘ mee lord’ in B-grade Bollywood flicks. But this perception has changed in the last decade.
Law has now become a strong and versatile career option inspired by worldclass law schools such as the National Law School of India University ( NLSIU), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) in Kolkata and NALSAR University in Hyderabad, among others.
MNCs stimulate demand The law profession has now emerged with unprecedented dimensions in the age of globalisation, a law entrance preparation institute based in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. ” In this field, the five- year integrated law course after passing the senior secondary level is the best career alternative.
Today, career in legal education opens up many new career opportunities. Civil and criminal law are no longer the principal pillars of the five- year law degree as students also study corporate and commercial law, mediation and negotiation, international law, intellectual property law, environmental law and human rights law, just to name a few disciplines.