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Mrunal Question by Mrunal on Jun 19, 2023Hindi
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Hello Sir, My Son recently cleared SSC exam with 87.8%. He wants to pursue LAW please guide us for the same along with the other professional courses. regards

Ans: Hi Mrunal, Congratulations to your son on securing 87.8%. If he's so keen on pursuing LAW, then he must do thorough research before taking a call. Law is a diverse field with various specializations available - like criminal law, corporate law, family law, or environmental law. It's important that he identifies his interest first.

Next important step would be identifying the right programs that will get him the maximum career benefits. He could opt for a 3-year LL.B. program after completing his undergraduate degree in any discipline or a 5-year integrated LL.B. program which can be pursued directly after 12th. For admission to prestigious law schools offering integrated LL.B. programs, your son may need to appear for law entrance exams like CLAT (Common Law Admission Test), AILET (All India Law Entrance Test), LSAT (Law School Admission Test), etc. Make sure to stay updated about the exam dates, eligibility criteria, and application processes.

It's important to also compare different law schools based on their faculty, infrastructure, placement records, and specializations offered to be able to make an informed career choice. Today we have a range of online and blended programs available that comes with stronger hands-on element and are at par with offline /offer similar university accreditations. Strong writing skills, internships for gaining practical experience and registering for the BCI after course completion to practice law in the country, are important.

Also, before you suggest alternate career options to him, it's important to check about his interests and passions - Encourage open discussions about his career aspirations, and consider seeking guidance from career coaches or professionals in the fields he is considering.
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Hi , My son has chosen Law group for 11th and he is interested to pursue law further. What are the courses he can take after 12th in India / aborad , to continue hos bachelors degree.
Ans: Hello,

To begin with, thank you for contacting us. There are a number of possibilities available both in India and overseas if your son decides to pursue a career in law after graduating from high school. He can continue his Bachelor's degree by enrolling in the following courses:

1. B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com. Integrated LLB: Numerous universities in India offer integrated five-year programs that combine a Bachelor's degree with a Law degree. These programs offer a thorough understanding of the law and its applications in a variety of disciplines.

2. Bachelor of Laws (LLB): Your son can enrol in a three-year LLB program after earning a bachelor's degree in any field. After completing their undergraduate degrees, this is the conventional path for students who desire to specialize in law.

3. Juris Doctor/Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD): Your son can enrol in a Juris Doctor program if he is thinking about studying law abroad. It is a professional graduate legal degree that is available in nations viz., the United States, Canada, and Australia. The JD program is typically three years long and is intended for students having a bachelor's degree in any field.

4. Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL): The Bachelor of Civil Law is a postgraduate legal degree that provides an in-depth study of several legal areas in some nations, including the UK. It is a one-year program for students who have previously earned a law degree or the equivalent.

5. Bachelor of Legal Studies: Some nations, notably the US, offer this as an undergraduate degree. It offers a thorough grounding in legal ideas and can act as a springboard for further legal study or careers in related disciplines.

6. Pre-law Bachelor of Arts or Science degree: For students interested in obtaining a legal degree, certain colleges have undergraduate programs designed just for them. To foster the critical thinking and analytical abilities needed in the legal profession, these courses concentrate on topics like political science, history, and ethics.

7. Diploma/Certificate Courses: Institutes provide a number of certificate and diploma programs in a variety of legal specialties. These courses which are frequently less time-consuming than degree programs, offer particular knowledge and abilities in fields like Criminal Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Law, Business Law, and Cyber Law. These classes might range in length and provide concentrated knowledge helping you better grasp specific legal subjects.

Your son should examine the precise prerequisites and admission processes for the courses he is interested in, as they may differ between universities and nations. He can also make a decision based on aspects like his professional objectives, the institution's standing, the location, and the availability of internship or practical experience chances.

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