The School of Law and Legal Studies at Sanskriti University in Uttar Pradesh hosted a webinar on the growing career prospects in the field of law and potential challenges for budding lawyers.
The webinar also served as a mentoring session for judicial services aspirants and guided students in choosing the right career path as per their goals.
To offer students an insight into the future of their legal profession, the varsity invited Delhi High Court advocate Vivek Tripathi as the keynote speaker.
Addressing the students, Tripathi stressed the importance of making career choices independently. He pointed out that having a goal in mind was the way to proceed for a successful career. A law degree opens up a plethora of job opportunities for aspirants, however, it is necessary to keep a fixed career goal in mind and work towards achieving the goal, Tripathi said.
“Internships play a crucial role in building one’s legal career. Any internship that students choose to follow must be in line with their career goal,” he added.
Tripathi advised that depending on their goals, students can opt for internships in civil law, corporate law or judicial services. He further discussed the kinds of law courses offered by various institutions. He pointed out that aspirants could enrol for either a three-year or a five-year course in law.
Besides the popularly known BA LLB course, aspirants can also opt for BCom LLB or BSc LLB courses depending on their career objectives. Specialisation in human rights, cyber law and environmental law can be done by enrolling for diploma courses after graduation, said Tripathi.
Speaking about the career prospects of law students, Tripathi said that legal experts are needed in all fields. “Aspirants with relevant qualifications and experience can practice as advocates in Subordinate Courts, High Courts and Supreme Court. Those interested in corporate life can join legal process outsourcing companies or law firms. Working at these firms further enhances your knowledge in real estate, patent law and corporate law,” he added.
By cracking certain examinations, aspirants can even have a career as a public prosecutor. Those interested in teaching should have an LLM degree and pass the National Eligibility Test (NET). Whether it is politics, business or academics, there is scope to have a successful career in all fields after graduating in law, Tripathi said.
Sachin Gupta, the chancellor of Sanskriti University, was present during the webinar along with other faculty members. The vote of thanks and concluding remarks were made by Rakesh Premi, Pro-vice-chancellor of the varsity.