Five years degree course CREDIT BASED SEMESTER SYSTEM is for the candidates who have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or its equivalent. We follow the semester pattern laid down by the R.T.M Nagpur University, from July to December and January to May. The syllabus for B.A. LL.B (5Yrs) is available on http://nagpuruniversity.org
B.A.LL.B (5 Years)
- • For B.A. LL.B. (5 years) after H.S.S.C (10 + 2), students Securing minimum 45% for general category & 40% for SC/St Category in H.S.S.C. are eligible for admission.
- • 60 students in the order of merit will be admitted for five (5) years course.
Following are the career prospects for a law graduate & a legal practitioner:
- Litigation:A litigating lawyer hears out the case, drafts it for the client and either by himself/herself or assisted with a team, fights the case in a court of law or tribunal. Also, there has been a trend towards specializing in areas like Intellectual property Lawyers, Tax Lawyers, Arbitrary Lawyers and Constitutional Lawyers.
To practice law in the court one should enroll with State Central Bar Council as per provisions contained in the Advocates Act, 1961. S/he is also required to qualify the Bar Council of India examination. An application for admission as an advocate is made in a prescribed form to the State Bar Council within the jurisdiction the applicant proposes to practice.
- Indian Legal Service: There is also an option of legal service in Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Council in Legislative Department. Law officers and legal advisors are appointed in almost all the ministries/department/undertakings of the government of India and state Government.
All these posts are generally filled up by law graduates who have to qualify the Union Public Service Commission or State Public Service Commission examination.
- Besides legal advisors; members of law commission, government advocates, public prosecutors, solicitors, Attorney General of India, legal secretaries in assemblies, judicial members in CAT, sales tax, income tax excise and other tribunals are also appointed as per the guidelines. They are also recruited as commission officers in the legal branches in Indian Army, Navy and Air force to conduct court martial proceedings.
- In the judiciary, lowest judicial cadre posts of magistrate or sub judge are filled by those who hold a law degree and qualify the public service examination or otherwise under the guidelines of the High Court. They can further be promoted to district and sessions judge and further as a judge of High Court or Supreme Court subject to their seniority.
- Teaching & Writing: There is a wide scope for law graduates to become professors and guest lecturers in prestigious universities. If s/he have a flair for writing and are capable of understanding the intricate details of any case they can write reports, journals, books and thesis.
- Legal journalism is also in vogue these days. Additionally you can also become counselors, work with NGOs, international organizations like the United Nations and its agencies as well.
- Law firms: It is usually a joint organization between lawyers who have come together to offer their expertise to clients under one name. Working at a law firm involves dealing with a wide variety of problems that may or may not be restricted to a particular area of the law. There are many benefits of working in a law firm as it involves a very high salary; large, diverse client base; extensive firm resources; luxurious offices; global perspective; prestige and networking opportunities.