I am a student of Std IX. I want to become a lawyer. What should I do to become a lawyer?


After completing 10+2 in any stream, go for BALLB, which is of 5 years’ duration. Admission is through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Some institutes conduct their own entrance examination.

The course incorporates a lot of practical training and also includes court attendance, legal research projects, and practical work in legal aid centres. To qualify for legal practice, a year’s apprenticeship in a legal firm is essential. Law graduates are allowed to practice law throughout the country only after they get themselves enrolled as advocates at the Bar Council.

Some of the well-known institutes are: National Law School of India University, Bangalore; NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; National Law Institute University, Bhopal; The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata; National Law University, Jodhpur; ILS Law College, Pune.


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