Indian economy is creating rewarding career opportunities to the law graduates. The demand for legal professionals has saw a 3 per cent rise in demand between August and October. The study has been reported a 1 percent rise in demand since 2015. Sectors such as manufacturing, hotel/travel/tourism, consulting, financial services and IT are actively hiring law graduates. The mentioned sectors have 50 percent of the total jobs available for law graduates while legal/law firms have a 5 per cent share in total jobs for this profile. Legal students will have job opportunities in major sectors of the Indian economy and not only in legal sector. Here are some important job roles available for law graduates.
Solicitors: Solicitors provide legal support and advice to the clients on matters which require legal intervention, suggesting necessary courses of action to different target group such as individuals, groups, and public sector or private organizations. They can work for private and commercial organizations for different purposes like governments and courts also. Currently solicitors are hired for real estate, legal/law firms, manufacturing companies and consulting services sectors.
Advocates: They are the advocacy specialists hired by solicitors to represent a case in the court of law. Minimum education requirements are LLB/BL and able to do drafting legal notices/documents/affidavits. The other requirements should have good knowledge of industry-related laws and understanding of procedural laws of various courts and result-oriented.
Company secretary: Company Secretary is responsible for governing documents and statutory and legal provisions and advising management on company law. Recent study mentioned that over 80,000 jobs available for company law/secretary profile across sectors.
Legal adviser/consultant: Legal advisers provide solutions for client development strategies, marketing and productivity provide consultation on legal and programme issues to manage risks, review, and draft and negotiate legal documents and perform legal research and analysis on the company subject matter.
Law faculty: Law faculties are demand across the locations such as the UAE, Australia and Canada.