How to become a lawyer, LLB eligibility, qualification, Exams, salary

What is a Lawyer and his/her work:

So far, we have seen lawyers to defend cases in the films like Jolly LLB, Ehsaas and many more.Becoming a Lawyer is a dream of many students. Do you want to become a Lawyer after 12th? If yes follow this article, we are writing a detailed article to give a guidance on How to become a lawyer after 12th class.

Lawyer is a person who has knowledge of the law and legal procedures and practices law, as an advocate, barrister, attorney, counselor or solicitor or chartered legal executive. He has a role to give a true justice and save life of innocent offender. A lawyer has to wear Black coat in the court while fight a case.Depending upon the job profile of lawyer, he represents his/her clients at court in front of judge, do legal research or work on legal drafts and documents, provides legal assistance and legal consultancy service, join Judicial Services.

LLB – we are known LLB as the Bachelor of Laws or the Legum Baccalaureus. It is a professional degree to takeway to the practice of law in most common law countries (barring the United States where the the first professional degree in law is now the Juris Doctor or the J.D. and no longer the LL.B – this change was done for many reasons – some of which were to distinguish it from the LL.B which could be undertaken as an undergraduate degree whereas for the J.D. you needed to already have successfully completed an undergraduate course; as well as to signify that law studied in a scientific and practical manner in the J.D. course by including elements such as clinical training); It is not Bachelor of Legal Letters as some may erroneously tell you. the LL.M is an academic degree known as Master of Laws or Legum Magister.

The eligibility requirement to become a Lawyer:

Integrated undergraduate degrees – B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA LLB, B.Com LL.B – For 5 year course

  • Qualification- 10 +2 with minimum of 50% marks
  • Age: Not more than 20 years

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) – For 3 year course

  • Qualification- Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 50% marks
  • No age limit

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – For 2 year course

  • Qualification- Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 50% marks
  • No age limit

How to take admission in law:

Candidate can go for law courses after 12th class with any stream like Science stream/ Commerce stream / Arts stream. The candidate who wants to get the admission in law, he/she has to appear in CLAT Exam (Common Law Admission Test). CLAT Exam is conducted for admission to National Law Universities (NLUs) and various other institutions. After passing CLAT, students can get admission in Integrated L.L.B and L.L.M courses.

All India Bar Examination (AIBE) is mandatory for the candidates to qualify the Law. BCI (Bar Council of India) provides Certificate of Practice to the candidates after completing LL.B. to practice in the profession of law and to receive certificate, it is mandatory for the candidates to qualify.

List of Top Universities in India:

The top universities in India offering the legal education are as the following:

1. National Law University, Delhi, New Delhi

2. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

3. National Law University, Jodhpur, Jodhpur

4. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

5. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

6. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow

7. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

8. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

9. Chanakya National Law University, Patna

10. National Law University Odisha

11. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam

12. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

13. National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati

14. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Srirangam

15. Maharashtra National Law School, Nagpur

Career Path in Lawyer:

There are various areas of specialization and designation in this field which one can choose from like :

In order to the Specialization

  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Labor Law
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administration Law
  • Patent Law etc.

In order to the Designation

  • Criminal Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Legal Analyst
  • Document Drafting Lawyer
  • Legal Journalist
  • Legal Advisor
  • Government Lawyer
  • Judge

Career weightage of a Lawyer


  • Opportunity o work on a variety of legal issues
  • It is a rewarding job both in terms of the perks you get and respect among clients
  • Secured job especially if you are working as a corporate lawyer or for some institution
  • Exciting job as boredom will never settle as you will be fighting different cases each time


  • You might end up making many enemies while fighting for several cases
  • Extremely demanding job especially as you go higher up the rank as you will be fighting many cases simultaneously
  • Long working hours with tight deadlines
  • Very competitive for senior lawyers

Salary in law field:

In the Lawyer field, the salary is the best part of the profession. There is no limit of income if you are a good practiced lawyers.After the completion of course, candidate can work under the experts, he/she can earn the 5000 to 20000 per month as a stipend.By working in court, individually a Lawyer can earn 20000 to 50000 per month.

For Freshers : 1 Lakh to 2 Lakh (per annum)

For Experienced : 3 Lakh to 7 Lakh (per annum)