One of the most coveted area and sphere of career in law is in the Criminal Law Field. There are various opportunities and options for someone who has pursued criminal law as his/her specialization. Some of them are as follows:
Criminal Lawyer: These individuals can work both independently and under someone. Although the job is hectic and taxing these lawyers once they gain a name in the market, it is held in high regard. One can either be public prosecutor or be defense lawyer. In private sector they may advise corporations on matters such as illegality, ethics and law compliance.
Legal Advisor: A person can become a legal advisor in the field of Criminal Law. They can work in firms where they can supply legal advisory services to clients.
Advocate: The individuals may be hired by the Government either state or central to represent them in court cases. To become a Government advocate, exams are conducted for recruitment at both the central level and state level.
Government Pleader: The individual appointed as the Government Pleader is supposed to draft and plead before the court of law on behalf of the Government.
Lecturer: This profession of being in the academia is considered to be highly respected which can be pursued by obtaining a criminal law specialization in the LLM degree.
Legal Associate: One can also opt for becoming an associate in a criminal law firm and thereby this opens yet another option for the students.
UPSC Exam: A person who has pursued Criminal Law may opt for Government conducted exams like UPSC and choose to become an IAS or IPS officer which also requires the implementation of law in the field that they are recruited in.
Judicial Service Exam: Specialization in Criminal Law has its own set of advantages. An individual for the same reason may opt for applying in the Government exams to become a Judge of the respective states. Although, for appearing in the judicial Service Exams, a specialization degree is not required and a candidate is eligible to appear for this exam after completing his LLB graduate degree course.
Researcher: One can also become a Research Fellow in various Universities and may also become a member of various national or international organizations, forensic laboratories and think tanks.
So to say, this are of law is not only interesting to study but also attractive to pursue as a career.
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