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A Look At The Practice Areas For Those Looking Out For A Career In Law

Law schools are being sought by plenty of people these days because of the array of opportunities that are found in this particular domain. Due to this reason, there are a number of people who are getting into the LL.B and LL.M courses after passing out from 10+2 and graduation, respectively. Not only the career as a lawyer is respectable, but the necessity of matters of law in almost every aspect of life makes those knowledgeable in this field highly demanded. There are plenty of aspects where the requirement of lawyers is there, which the students passing out from the law schools can enter into.

  • Administrative law is related to the legalities between people and the government. Those who are interested in this field will have to understand the methods of government functioning and understand the power and limitations of administrative agencies and how these can affect the common man.
  • Constitutional aspect of the law is related to the powers of the federal government and most of the cases are pertaining to equality rights, freedom of expression, democratic governance and social security.
  • Corporate and commercial – This particular aspect of law deals with the formation and maintenance of businesses and their running. Issues related to contract drawing, drafting of business ventures and mergers, and other business matters are handled by the lawyers who have expertise in this type of legal matters.
  • Environment – Matters where there is requirement of expertise in rules and regulations related to environment needs to be handled by lawyers who can guide in topics such as protection of wilderness, forests, natural surroundings, mining resources, pollution, etc. With the increasing industrialization in various parts of the world, there is an increasing demand for environmental experts.
  • Family law practitioners are in high demand with the increasing number of family disputes, divorces, marital disharmony, alimony, child custody, drawing of wills and estate planning. Legal advices related to family matters are being sought by many people these days, so that independent practitioners as well as those working firms can be hired.
  • Immigration law experts are able to handle issues that pertain to visas and passports, residents, illegal immigration, and such disputes. People who are well versed in these laws are sought by people who want to establish themselves in a foreign country or want to go for a new business in another land. Federal laws that rule the entry of non-residents into the country are required to be understood by such experts.
  • Intellectual property lawyers are sought by many companies in the present world scenario where copyrights, patents, trademarks, etc are becoming a common thing. Protection of ownership is being sought by many organizations as well as countries these days, so as to protect creative endeavors.
  • Criminal law is perhaps the most practiced aspect of law that is the usual thing for many lawyers. This governs the crime and the perpetrators so that the common man is protected and the guilty is punished. The criminal lawyer can go for self practice as an independent lawyer or can be associated with a group that deals with variety of cases.
  • Civil law is about lawsuits that tend to solve cases in which the private parties are involved, where the parties can either be individuals or corporations. Matters such as breach of contract, debt collections, personal injury, malpractice, etc are some of the cases which are dealt by the civil rights lawyers.

Apart from these, there are plenty of issues which are handled by the lawyers who are either interested for a particular stream or have studied masters’ degree in the particular subject. Many of the lawyers are involved in training under an established lawyer and after a period of about 4-5 years, they can go to start their own practice or can get associated with a reputed firm that handles a particular type of case. With so many streams to carry on their practices, and offers of jobs in various companies, a career in law is being considered as one of the newest craze among the students.

All candidates whether in Government Service or in Government owned undertaking or other similar organizations/ Corporations/ Boards/ Bodies or in private employments should forward his/ her application through his/ her Controlling Officer/ Employer.

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