When anyone protects someone or argue on behalf of someone at home, school-college or office who is unable to raise his voice for his rights, such person is asked as to why he is advocating for such person. Likewise, the person who is resolving any issue concerning to fight for anybody’s rights, injustice or damages, by effectively arguing logically and in legal terminology, is known as advocate or lawyer and his profession is known as advocacy or legal practice. In this way, lawyer is an expert of legal practice and laws and acts prevalent in the country. Advocate lends ear to his clients to understand his case and thereafter, appears before competent forums following the judicial traditions by advancing his arguments in support of his client’s case and by also citing relevant judgments rendered by Hon’ble Courts in the past and thereby ensure justice for his client.
For career in law, degree of LLB is essential. Course of LLB can be joined after graduating from any branch. This is a three-year course after graduation which is divided into two parts – first two years are known as LLB General and last year is called LLB Special. Therefore, it can be said that two degrees can be obtained by undergoing three years course. In LLB Special, practical training is imparted more particularly in the procedure of judicial process, laws and other components. Thus, 3 years of graduation and 3 years of LLB, in all, six years required to build career in law. Instead, those who desire to have their career in law since beginning can have better option of Five-year integrated BA, LLB course. Any student who has passed Standard-12 examination with 45% marks in any stream can get admission to this course. Bar Council of India has established National Law Universities in various States one of which is the Gujarat National Law University at Gandhinagar. In addition to this, M.S.University of Vadodara and Anand Law College affiliated to Sardar Patel University and Nirma University at Ahmedabad also offer five-year integrated course and it is available at only those 4 places in Gujarat.
Common Entrance Test is being conducted at national level for admission to this Five-year integrated course and based on result of this test, students are admitted to this course. LLM can also be pursued after LLB. By selecting any one of the subject from amongst Corporate Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law etc. in LLM course, one can become expert of that particular law. LLM is comparatively hard and the result is very low every year. Although the one clearing LLM examination can gain higher status in the society and law field.
One can of course be a lawyer by obtaining degree in law, however, cannot become a successful lawyer. For those who desire to have their career in law, the skill to properly interpret by reading the information is highly essential. Your skill to think analytically through describing in detail any issue distinguishes you different from other lawyers. The skill to effectively appeal in the court room during proceeding of the case, raise proper objection and in certain cases, acting of demoralized against any injustice, makes a lawyer of repute. Person having proficiency and command over English language can expand his work area from local level to national level.
There are equal opportunities for job and independent profession both after LLB or LLM. Youth who have obtained degree of LLM can get job of Professor in colleges. One can have also chance to serve as Government Pleader after few years experience as lawyer and after vast experience one can be lucky to hold office of repute of Advocate General, Attorney General, Solicitor General, Justice etc. and render their services in judiciary. LLB Special pass candidates can also become Judicial Magistrate First Class by appearing for GPSC examinations. In private sector also, job opportunities are there as advocates in reputed Law firms or as legal experts in multinational companies to look after legal issues on its behalf. The advocates going for their independent legal practice after having trained himself under any reputed lawyer can also have handsome earning with dignity and reputation. LLB being a professional degree, it is desirable that the young persons with LLB or LLM degree go for their independent practice rather than doing job.