A degree in law is one of the best courses to study in India. It ranks among the top 10 courses in India and the most rewarding degree in Asia.
The course is offered in all the top universities in India and it takes at least 4 years to complete the programme. Once you are through, you can attach yourself to a popular law firm so that you can gain experience by handling cases. At first you are given small cases but when you gain substantial amount of experience, you can be trusted with big cases.
Some of the best law firms to work for in India include:
- Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co
- AZB & Partners
- Khaitan & Co
- J Sagar Associates
- Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
- S&R Associates
- Economic Laws Practice
- Desai & Diwanji
- Talwar Thakore & Associates
- Wadia Ghandy & Co
- Nishith Desai Associates
I know you are aware that at least 30 % of qualified lawyers are jobless in India. Though this number is small, it’s still something to worry anyone intending to be a lawyer in future. In order to avoid being among the jobless you must score good grades in college so that a top company can absorb you. Alternatively, you can pursue professional courses related to auditing and forensic so that you can diversify your areas.
The average salary of an Indian lawyer is INR 5,000.000 per year. But senior lawyers earn up to INR 10,000,000 per year.
A fresh graduate who is employed as a trainee earns over INR 2 million per year, making them among the highest paid employees in India.