The exams like CLAT/LSAT are the doors that provide us with an opportunity to study the Discipline of Law. Speaking on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of Vanderbilt University, in 1963, John F Kennedy observed that "law is the adhesive force in the cement of society, creating order out of chaos and coherence in place of anarchy"
This recognition was done long ago that legal training is a valuable intellectual discipline of a unique kind. Studying law helps in developing some specific skills in the person learning it, it is just not limited to practicing. The process of solving legal problems and learning law develops critical thinking, improves analytical thinking and increases the understanding of language with better interpretation. An individual learns to express with precision and also keep forward the points. It is also known for training students in the logic building, analogies, deductions and variations mapping.
Today law is a discipline which is becoming a choice of a majority and the explanation is obvious. This choice is not limited to India but can be seen overseas also. Just not the choice of majority but also gives respectable position in society. It has proven to be the best training for becoming a foundation for many careers
Some great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama and Benazir Bhutto have a law degree in common. The understanding of the law has given them more strength to lead and win.
The study of law is not just to uphold justice, as it is not just limited to the courtrooms and cases but today society needs them in different fields to impact different aspects like from the protection of rights and freedom, International relations to corporate sectors.
Law graduates are desirable for:
This is just a glance, studying law can take you anywhere.
This qualification provides more job security and a higher salary compared to those without.
Being unaware of our rights and responsibilities stops us from becoming the best that we can become. Studying the discipline of law allows us to understand the reasons behind various regulations and also helps us to abide by rules.
Students of law develop the ability to argue from a very basic level of evidence and in a better way than others. This also helps in development of good communication skills, keen problem-solving abilities and independent thinking which are the key requirements of a variety of other career opportunities. As a result, law graduates are very adaptable in different situations or during various transitions.
What is CLAT and LSAT ? And why are they important ?
CLAT is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and postgraduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).It stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is conducted on rotation by 22 National Law Universities (NLUs).
Eligibility for the Undergraduate Programme
The minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2):
- Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories
- Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in coming months are also eligible to appear in CLAT examination. But they are required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
The scores are used by most private and self financed law schools of India for admission in law courses. Most private and self-financed law schools in India also use these scores for law admissions. CLAT Post Graduation ( CLAT PG) scores are also used by many big Public sector undertakings of India like ONGC, Coal India, BHEL, Steel Authority of India, etc. for the recruitment of various legal positions. When this test is taken after 12 then it is considered for integrated under-graduation programs and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws (LL.M) programs.
LSAT Symbiosis Law Admission Test (LSAT) earlier known by the name SET Law. This is an exam conducted by the Symbiosis International University for admissions in five-year integrated law courses i.e. BA LLB (Hons.). The conducting body is Symbiosis International University. To admit students to its three Law Schools, Symbiosis Law Schools located at Pune, Noida and Hyderabad.
Eligibility-The candidate should have passed XII (10+2) examination from a recognized Board with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for S.C. /S.T. candidates).
Why should you invest in LSAT/CLAT ?
Law is an admirable and respectable profession. It comes with endless opportunities.
The initial step towards becoming a lawyer is to have a graduation degree from a good law institute. And this is very easy in a country like India. There are many reputed law schools in India that are giving high quality professionals every year who turn out to be great lawyers in future. National Law Universities and Symbiosis are among such institutes which are a dream to many students aspiring to pursue law. These area renowned groups of institutes that offer admission to law aspirants through the CLAT/LSAT exam. And then provide a fulfilling career opportunity in almost all sectors, corporate management, etc.
CLAT/LSAT can be a turning point in one's career which can make a shift by gifting you a career of your dreams by just demanding good preparation. So let this preparation become an asset and brighten up your career.