The legal industry is thriving and now is a great time to embark on a legal career. The delivery of legal services is a complex process that requires a team of skilled professionals to provide quality and cost-effective service. As a result, the legal field holds hundreds of legal career options encompassing a diverse range of skills, experience and education. Developments in the law and technology are also creating new legal career opportunities.
Below is a list of popular legal careers and law-related careers. While this list is not all-inclusive, it represents a broad sampling of the hundreds of legal career opportunities that exist in the legal industry.
The number of high-paying job in law offer has resulted in better average salaries so far. Indian firms have also intimated the selected students that there might be an upward revision of their salaries before they join,” says Vishal Binod, a member of Nalsar’s recruitment coordination committee. So far, 41 students have been placed, and 31 of them have jobs with a pay package of Rs 12 lakh and above.
“Corporate law firms remain the most popular choice among fresh graduates like me as compared to litigation because of high fee structures in law schools and low remuneration in litigation,” says Shourya Sengupta, a final year student and coordinator of the campus recruitment committee at NUJS Kolkata.
The average salary at NUJS is Rs 9 lakh per annum till now and is marginally up from last year. Companies ranging from Ernst & Young to Reliance, HUL, Vedanta, to production houses like Star India and Dharma Productions have recruited from NUJS. “Corporates predominantly recruit for legal departments. However, there have been recruitments in policy/strategy teams, think tanks and also research and analysis divisions.(Source: ET)