Are you a science student looking for a great career option?Are you someone who

  • Scored very well in Class X and took admission in science stream as an obvious choice? Most of your friends in a similar percentage range opted for science, so you joined the herd. ‘Why science?’ was not necessarily a question that bothered you then.
  • Never felt excited about conventional career options like medicine or engineering, but are yet to figure out what after Class XII? Graduation in pure sciences is mostly a ‘no-no’ for you.
  • Wishes to follow your heart and pursue something which will give you immense job satisfaction, over 25-30 years of active professional life without compromising on good lifestyle and high social status?

If you belong to the above category, Law is a career option you should definitely consider. To do well in any career path, two most important elements are ‘aptitude’ and ‘attitude’. Here are some facts to help you identify if law is an ideal career option for you.

  • It is a widely known that a career in law is not limited to litigation any more. After liberalisaiotn, increased business complexity has opened up quite a few exciting career options for law graduates like legal consulting, specialised areas like taxation, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and so on. Non-conventional options like legal journalism, legal process outsourcing and judiciary are also getting widespread attention from legal fraternity. Does it sound interesting?
  • Established law professionals are gaining improved social status and leading a great lifestyle. They are living by a simple mantra – ‘Do what you WANT, not what you CAN’. So, they have mostly landed into this professional by choice, rather than compulsion. Does it sound inspirational?
  • Let us look at what successful law professionals have in common:
    • They are avid readers.
    • They are high on logical thinking.
    • They have great attention to details.
    • They score well on communication skills.
  • In general, academically strong students have good reading skills. Logical reasoning is their natural strength. Communication skills and attention to details are mostly inherent traits, but can be improved through conscious efforts. No wonder almost 40% students in leading NLUs happen to be from science stream. Do you have it in you?
  • An entry point to the most coveted National Law Universities that offer five years of integrated law programmes, is Common Law Admission Test or CLAT. Being an aptitude test, CLAT does not require any prior subject knowledge of any stream chosen after Class X. Science students are considered high on aptitude and hence are as strong contenders as any other stream to prepare for CLAT.
  • Finally, a few years down the line, you would like to be known as a successful law professional and an alumnus of a prestigious law school to establish your credibility. It will hardly matter whether you spent two years after Class X to study humanities, commerce or science.

This blog post gives you some great reasons — and then some — to pursue law as a career option?! And if you’re excited, start your preparation TODAY!


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