All of us must be aware about the global economic crunch, where layoff's and pink slips became the slogan of the day. As the world saw the companies shrinking and adapting retrenchment strategies, it became hard for university graduates finding a reasonable employment, even for the ones at premier engineering or management institutes. As we know there always exists a safe harbour, so in the gloomy light of global recession the demand for doctors and lawyers never declined, but the biggest profiteers emerged were lawyers, as companies amalgamated to save businesses or the persistent filling of bankruptcies, thereafter the shareholder grievances provided opportunity for law firms to dig gold in the days of starvation. Even when the business cycle turns to the prosperity i.e., in the days of boom, further business opportunities furthers the demand for lawyers for subsequent capital market issues and other regulatory procedures. If you want to know the deeper reality, we won't hesitate to enlighten you by the pay figures for lawyers, which can no way be in comparison to that of engineers or doctors , only competition exists is with the best of B- school's which is a Post Graduate course. If anyone wants to enter into a B-school after law school then career is sky rocketing. But you want find most of the lawyers doing MBA , the reason behind this is that many lawyers find their career turnaround after becoming partners(a designation above the associate) at the law firms with compensation of not just the salary but also the share of profits.
At present there are 11 Law schools under CLAT and also increasing of NLU's number conduct their national wide own entrance exam. With the envision of NLU or National Law University in every state of India, the popularity of National Law Schools are day by day increasing and forming a league of its own.
CLAT is a 200 mark examination, questioning on 5 areas such as English, General Knowledge, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude. Those one's of you who were terrified at 10 + 2 Math's exams, need not to be scared as here the questioning is on basic arithmetic of Profit & Loss and Simple Calculations which can be performed even by a 10th standard student very successfully. The new areas for a test taker are Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude. It's advisable for you to remain Bold & Beautiful, so you can happily tame CLAT to enter into a law school.
NITTE Meenakshi University
MS Ramaiah University