India, in today’s world, has the largest number of law professionals. Reports say that about half a million students pass out from various law college
India, in today’s world, has the largest number of law professionals. Reports say that about half a million students pass out from various law colleges in India. Law is extensive, and it touches all of us in some way or the other, money, status and fame are not the only things that Law is all about its more than that. The Indian legal market is in the embryonic stage in terms of growth. There’s a wide range of job opportunities available these days for a law student who possess all the desired skills and interest. In a short span of fewer than 50 years, this profession has become one of the world’s largest and dominant governance of the country.
As the legal world has been changing, this has increased opportunities for the trained persons remarkably. Despite having all these developments, the law as a career is still seen as a defamed one. Legal education in today’s India is completely different from what it was 10-15 years ago. The upcoming National Law institutes in various states of the country have given rise to this change, so various other opportunities are available besides practising in court after completion of the Law course. Students of any background can opt for this course; it’s not restricted to any specific one, which is seen as an advantage for this course. Aspirants from any background are eligible for giving the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which is the entrance exam that is the gateway for admission in any Law Universities across the country. In a good Law college, students will be facing challenges as they will be competing with people hailing from different backgrounds. Continuous self-education is crucial in the new areas of practice for upgrading the skills of a successful lawyer.
The regulating body of legal education in India, Bar Council, has some compulsory standards set in terms of admission criteria, methods of teaching and infrastructural facilities for the colleges offering Law education. As per the standards set, the 3-year colleges are adopting a more practical approach of teaching rather than the theoretical one by including case Law study methods in the classrooms and creating moot court activities to give the students the taste of the actual Law. The work of the Bar council has been laudable till now to synchronize Law as a study, steps should be taken to amend rules so that the legal education delivered meets with the changing needs and growing challenges of our country. Nowadays, law teachers need training so that not only the teachers create an interactive environment, but the students should also be able to engage in the activities, it is only through active participation that something can be understood. Internships in legal education should be included as an essential part of the academics because it helps the students in gaining practical knowledge, experience and also helps them to understand what they shall choose in the sphere of their prospective legal career.