Law is the career that builds leaders. Most students aspire to pursue it because they believe that someday, somehow, they’d make a difference. The zeal to enter the legal profession is usually drawn from inspiration- Mahatma Gandhi to Barack Obama, the list of luminaries who have used this profession as a stepping stone to greatness runs long and wide.
If you are quick-witted, presentable and fearless as to voice your opinion, Law is definitely a career you should consider. If you are absolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, you’re halfway there already!
However, being aware of your career choice is not where the struggle ends. It is as important to find the right school to pursue your dream course as it is to finally decide what you want to do.
As for law, it’s necessary to consider all the facts while choosing the right law school, such as faculty houses, fees, internships, placements, etc. The five year law programme builds a lawyer inside you, hence, you need a school that polishes your skills and nourishes your abilities to become a successful lawyer.
While you are busy dealing with the anxiety of new beginnings, we decided to ease your trouble all we could by providing you with all the information you’d require to pick the right law school! Read more to know all about India’s top 5 law colleges along with their admission process, placement structure and everything that lies in between.
- NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
Ranked as the best law school in India, the university is doing exceptionally well in the field of legal education by creating new opportunities for the students through innovative and improved methods of teaching.
Going by the reviews, College provides all the facilities that might be needed by the students, that too at a feasible tuition fee of INR 65,000. Trends depict that Nalsar University, undoubtedly, has been successful in setting highest placement record in corporate sector.
Some of the top recruiters that take part in placement drive at Nalsar University are: GAIL, DLF, Tata Project Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, and Alstom Group amongst many. NALSAR functions with the belief that no student should be denied the access to knowledge.
Hence, University has facilities for loans, scholarships and fee concessions. It works collectively with the centre and state to ensure that all students at NALSAR get all government schemes for financial aid.
The university also facilitates access to student loans from bank. Apart from all the facilities, campus at NALSAR University of Law is spread in over 55 acres, providing its students with all the basic amnesties such as spacious dining halls, residential complexes (one each for men and women), a stadium, tennis lawns and even a small pond of its own.
- National Law University, Delhi
NLUD (National Law University, Delhi) is youngest of NLU’s which admit students on the basis of their AILET score. NLUD was ranked 19 India by The Week‘s “Top Law Colleges in 2017”.
It is a successful destination to learn about basics and technicalities of legal studies. The most persistent query that you might have about placements NLUD provides is solved too. National Law University, Delhi keeps up the tradition of providing best industry placement to its students.
Be it some renowned law firms or corporate sector, NLUD successfully places its graduates in all walks of life. Some of the top recruiters are Bajaj Finance Limited, Herbert Smith Freehills, ICICI Bank, J. Sagar Associates (Delhi), Khaitan & Co., Luthra and Luthra (Delhi), STAR India, Supreme Court Judicial Clerkship, TATA Power, Trilegal (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore).
The course fee at NLUD is approximately INR 85,000. NLU provides various facilities at its Delhi campus, spread over a large area. The campus houses Library, Auditorium, and Moot Court, Digital classroom, medical centres and resident areas. NLUD believes in imparting knowledge to every person, hence, providing scholarships and fee waiver to the deserving candidates.
- Faculty of Law, Delhi University
Faculty of law was ranked third in India by The Week‘s “Top Law Colleges in 2017”. Situated in hub of Delhi’s most happening campus life, Faculty of law, is said to be legal institute of par excellence.
The department has successfully established itself as pioneer in producing many legal luminaries such as Supreme Court and High Court Judges, Legal Advocates, policy makers and trend setters in all walks of life.
Some of the notable alumnus are: Kapil Sibal, Kiran Bedi, Arun Jaitely and list is too long. By now, the question of placements provided by the university must be clear in your mind. The faculty is spread over a large area in North Campus, DU and provides wide area with facilities like library, moot court amongst others.
There are various programmes organised to enhance and impart legal knowledge to its students. One of these programme is Legal Services programme which is organised with the objective to impart clinical legal education, provide social service opportunities, and impart socially relevant legal education
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Situated in Salt Lake City of Kolkata, NUJS is claimed to be one of the best amongst national law schools in India. The university has laid its foundation on the five-year law degree model approved by Bar Council of India and admits its students on the basis of one of the prestigious Law entrance exam, CLAT.
The alumni claim NJUS to be successful in providing 100% placements to its students. Going by the trends, it can be safely said that average salary of an NJUS graduate ranges between INR 9-10 Lac.
The college also provides internship with top law firms with a decent stipend. Spread in over 5 acres, college also provides resident/hostel facility to its students. The course fee which is around 2 lac per annum includes the cost of the hostel, library, and Moot court facilities provided by the college.
NJUS also provides scholarships to weaker sections of the society and also top 100 CLAT scorers get their fee reimbursed by the institute.
- National Law Institute University, Bhopal
Ranked fifth in “Top Law Colleges 2017” list by ‘The week’, NLIU is said to be spread over 60 acres of land providing all basic amenities to its students. The entire campus is built around Gyan Mandir, which houses library, computer lab, moot court and debating hall amongst other many facilities.
Along with facilities to impart or enhance knowledge, NLIU also follows the belief that sports/extra-curricular activities help in freshening up the students mind and help him/ her stay focused.
The university also houses a sports complex which has a gym, table tennis, badminton, tennis and a pool amongst courts and fields for various other sports. According to the alumnus, The Nescafe outlet and the ‘College’ Canteen in the campus are the favourite haunts of the students during breaks and evenings.
The university has a successfully established placement cell which ensures that most of the students get placed in top Notch law firms like Amarchand, Khetan, LKS, AZB &Partners, ICICI, etc.
Average salary package that a NLIU pass out earns ranges from INR 8 to 19 lakhs each year. NLIU is seen as a pioneer institute for law with a successful placement record and numerous facilities offered in minimal amount of fee, ranging from INR 30,000 to 1.5 lac. The scholarship is provided to students falling under SC, ST, O.B.C and physically handicapped category.
Candidates aspiring career in this field needs to build their foundation from a renowned university/institute in order to have a successful and strong future. An institute can provide you with knowledge that strengthens your base and gives you a platform to showcase your skills in the industry.
Law is undoubtedly one of the most aspired fields, for it being recession free and yielding a good success rate. It is indeed the most aspired field but the candidates must also know that the hard work and dedication it brings along is tremendous. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!