Law

Overview

Historically a student could pursue a degree in law only after he had completed his graduation ie a B.A or a B Com etc.However now for the last few years the students have the option of studying law after Class 12.

 

Several universities now offer a 5 year program that integrates the bachelors programme with law B.A.. LL.B. (Hons.) followed by a 2 year post graduation in law i.e LLM . Some Institutions may offer Integrated programmes like BBA . LL.B. (Hons.) or B. Com LL.B. (Hons.)

During these courses the student is exposed to various disciplines and learns several interesting subjects like the Indian Legal System, Legal methods, Sociology, Political Science, constitutional Law, criminal law Property Law, Family Law, Labour Law, Property Law, International Law, Banking Law, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Rights , Environment Law, Insurance Law etc

Job Opportunities

The world over the law graduates earn a very high remuneration and also command a great amount of respect. Almost all individuals and companies need lawyers in their lives in some sphere or the other. All Industries need lawyers and with the growth of globalisation one sees the growth of new areas of specializations in law.

Several jobs are opening up in law today in the corporate sector as a lot of multinational companies are opening their offices in India. With globalisation the level of competition is very high and so are the legal implications of corporate decisions. As a corporate lawyer one can specialize in the field of Company Laws, Income Tax Laws, Copyright Act, Patent Acts, Industrial Disputes Act, Labour Laws etc

 

As a criminal lawyer one deals with serious Offences like murder, theft, rape etc. The student can opt to become an Income Tax Lawyer where he deals with taxation disputes, excise duties, gift tax, wealth tax etc

A property lawyer deals with the disputes relating to property, transfer of property, leasing of property, rental laws etc

If a student is interested in civil issues like insurance claims, contracts, sale agreements, lease agreements, breach of contract etc he can opt o be a civil lawyer.

As new areas develop new fields of law also grow. Today with the growth of Information technology there is great demand for lawyers specializing in cyber crime.

Let’s look at some of the main job options:

  • Legal Departments of Corporate Houses - Big MNCs and Indian Companies 

  • Solicitor Firms

  • Independent Civil, Criminal Lawyers Notaries

  • Newspapers , TV Channels To write on legal matters and issues in newspapers , magazines and assist TV Channels with any legal Issues

  • Government Jobs at a Central Govt. and State Govt. level

  • Investigating Agencies like CBI etc

  • Teaching Institutions for teaching law

About the Course

The Bachelor's programme in Law is a five years' comprehensive course that has been developed in response to the needs of those seeking knowledge of law in several areas

 

Studying at the Law Colleges is quite exciting as it facilitates an all-round personality development. The teaching methods adopted for the degree program promote multi-disciplinary inquiry and practical appreciation of problems.

 

The method of teaching involves lectures, discussions, case studies, Moot Courts and project work. An innovative feature of the teaching method followed by the Colleges is the cooperative teaching where two or more teachers jointly offer a course and interact with the students in the same class. This is particularly useful for the multi-disciplinary analysis of socio- legal problems.

 

There is a high degree of interaction between the students and the teachers in the classroom. This is largely facilitated by the fact at the commencement of the Course, each student is given a set of reading materials containing the course outline, teaching plan, reading lists and a fairly large volume of study materials in respect of each course.

 

They consist of case studies, judicial decisions, articles and excerpts from reports. With this material, the students are expected to come prepared for the classes and actively participate in classroom discussions. Faculty at the Law School is very accessible. With an excellent faculty-student ratio, the Law School provides an exciting opportunity for the students to interact with the teachers and their colleagues.

Beyond exchanges between students and faculty in the classroom, there are more formal means of communication aimed at improving the class experience and student life. At the end of each course, the students are expected to complete an evaluation of the courses undertaken by them in that trimester.

 

The comments in these evaluation forms are taken seriously by students and the faculty. Many professors specifically ask the students they taught to write extensive comments on the teaching, reading materials, availability for consultation, etc. so that they can more accurately identify students' concerns especially

It provides a vocationally rich and relevant course of education that is intellectually challenging and will prepare students for a successful career by providing them with managerial inputs, in addition to strong skills' development vital to a career in law.

Nature of the Entrance Tests, Group Discussions and Personal Interviews

 

To take admission in the first year of the degree courses in any of the top law colleges the eligible students have to prepare for written Tests and Personal Interviews. We discuss below the nature of these tests and interviews.

 

Written Test

 

You need to sit for a national level Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to get admission in the national level law universities of India and MAH (Law-CET) for colleges in Mumbai (Maharashtra State Colleges).

 

Some Colleges like Symbiosis, National Law School conduct their own Entrance Exams termed Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) and All India Law Entrance Test (AILET).

 

Some Colleges in India base their admissions on the scores of the International LSAT (Law Schools Admission Test)

 

Nature of the Law Entrance Tests

 

These tests are objective in nature and test the candidate on the following subjects:

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning

  • Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning

  • History and Civics

  • General knowledge & Current Affairs

 

Personal Interviews

 

Some of these colleges conduct personal interviews to shortlist the students. There are around 60-180 Seats on an average per college and you have to aim to be among the best students as the seats are allotted as per the rank obtained to you in the merit list.

Top Law Colleges

Subjects of Law

  • Trimester I

    • Sociology-I, Economics-I, Common law Method, Law of Torts-I, English Language-I, computer-I

  • Trimester II

    • Economics-II, Sociology-II, Law of Torts-II, Law of Contract-II, English-II, Computer-II

  • Trimester III

    • Political Science-I, International Trade and Finance, Law of Contract-II, Constitutional Law-1, English-III, Computer-III (Applications)

  • Trimester IV

    • Political Science-II, Family Law-I, Constitutional Law-II, Criminology, English-IV, Computer-IV

  • Trimester V

    • Sociology of Law, constitutional Law-III, Criminal Law-I, History-I, English-V

  • Trimester VI

    • History-II, Property Law-I, Family Law –II, criminal Law-II, Legal Writing-I, Computer-VI

  • Trimester VII

    • Law Relating to Business association-I, Human Rights Law, international Trade Law-I, Civil Procedure Code-I, accountancy-I, Legal Writing-II

  • Trimester VIII

    • Civil Procedure code-II, Law Relating to Business Associations-II, Law of Evidence-I, Property Law-II, Accountancy-II, Legal writing-III

  • Trimester IX

    • Criminal Law-III, Civil Procedure Code-III (Alternative Dispute Resolution),Law of evidence-II, administrative Law-I,

    • Accountancy, Legal Writing-III

  • Trimester X

    • Administrative Law-II, Law relating to Business associations-III, Criminal Law-IV(cr.P.C), Jurisprudence-I, Clinical Course-I

  • Trimester XI

    • Labour Law-I, Intellectual property Rights-II, Environment Law, Conflict of Laws, clinical course--III

  • Trimester XII

    • International Law, Labour Law-II, Clinical Course-IV, Seminar on Law relating to Carriage of Goods by Road, Sea and/or Air, Seminar on Socio-economic offences, Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency, Seminar on International Environment law, Taxation Law,

    • The Students will be required to offer at least two Seminar Courses.

  • Trimester XIII

    • Clinical Course-V, seminar of Feminist Jurisprudence, Seminar on Health Law, Seminar on Religion and Law, seminar on Critical Legal Studies, seminar on law and development, Economics Analysis of Law, Interpretation of Statutes.

    • The Students will be required to offer at least two Seminar Courses

  • Trimester XIV

    • Clinical Course-VI, seminar on Professional Ethics, Seminar on Natural resource Law, Seminar on water Law, Seminar on Disability Law, Seminar on Affirmative Action, seminar on information 'Technology and Law, Seminar on space Law

    • The Students will be required to offer at least two Seminar Courses

MCM Law Entrance Test Training Programs

 

MCM offers a comprehensive ONLINE Training Program or an

INTEGRATED (CLASSROOM and ONLINE) Training Program

Crash Course immediately

after HSC (12th Std) Exam

2 Year Training Program for FYJC (11th Std) Students

1 Year Training Program for SYJC (12th Std) Students

Correspondence Course