To sustain a life an option of one of the innumerable, ostensible means of livelihood is unavoidably necessary, although means of livelihood does not always justify the ends of life. No means of livelihood is undignified or inglorious. Sometimes some means of livelihood because of their very nature is used to evoke a sense of respect and reverence to those who had the same means of livelihood; For example, teachers, lawyers, and doctors have been in high esteem, since time immemorial. Even before independence the career of a lawyer was preferable to that of a doctor. The Constitution of India has guaranteed fundamental right to practise or to carry on any profession or occupation, trade or business. Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India does not, however, prevent the state from making any law relating to the professional or technical qualifications necessary for practising any profession.
It is for this reason, the Advocates Act was enacted in 1961 to control and regulate the activities of the legal professionals. This Act also prescribed law graduation as the minimum qualification for taking up legal profession. Planned economy, industrialisation, urbanisation and above all advancement of science and technology had opened up multifarious and avenues of employment to the law graduate apart from taking up independent legal practise. It is also for this reason there has been a growing craze for studying law. Where there has been a sharp decline in the prospect of employment in the engineering sector, there has been noticeable boom in the field of legal education. It is because of the fact that a law graduate, even if does not find any employment may eke out his livelihood by doing legal practise. As regards career building after LLB one may become a legal advisor or may join law firms, private companies, corporate bodies, and other financial institutions. One may provide advice on various matters or may use one’s legal expertise in various activities of non- government organisations. The scope of law is not only limited to handling civil and criminal disputes, there are various career options available in the field of corporate lawyers, litigators, legal advisors and law firm partners. Law graduates may also find employment in various courts of law and tribunals. The importance of Law is that people know what they can and cannot do. Without law society would be disorganised. The study of Law is in some respect no different to other academic disciplines, in that it is intellectually challenging and very reviting. Moreover, with the establishment of law universities and law colleges, persons with higher law degrees may opt for the profession of academicians. Henceforth, it can be said that most Universities Law School now offers extensive Post Graduate Research Degrees that can assist Lawyers wishing to continue learning and developing ace. With the setting up of a different tribunal as per the provision of Article 323Aand 323B of the Constitution of India fora under Consumer Protection Act and introduction of new system of Arbitration as per International Protocol of Arbitration and Conciliation Act ,1996 the scope of activities of the persons with legal education has been widened in a get extent.
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