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Why Pursue LLM- Scope and Career Opportunity after LLM

Legal education occupies an imperative place in every country. LLM or Legum Magistere is a Masters’ degree in Law which is a specialized postgraduate level qualification in law worldwide. Faculty of Law, Manav Rachna University, provides an LLM program that helps in facilitating in-depth knowledge of the specific area of law. To pursue LLM, an undergraduate law degree from a recognized university with minimum aggregate marks as per university norms is the basic eligibility.  Nowadays, students pursue LLM not because it is a mandatory course, but because they love the philosophical, academic side of the law. Not only LL.B., graduates are keen on this course, but legal professionals, academicians are also looking interested to pursue this course.

LL.M. Eligibility

Depending upon their area of interest, students may choose LL.M. Program for one year or two years. The eligibility criteria to pursue LL.M. involves being a Law graduate with an LL.B. degree (either 5 Years integrated or 3-year program) as per the UGC norms.

Who should pursue LL.M.

Only you can decide whether you should continue with an education in law or try to dive straight into your career. LL.M. is an academically intense and blended learning experience. It means you should only be considering it if you are preparing to put in the hours. You should breathe the area of specialization of law you’re looking for LL.M.  Continuing with postgraduate means you will improve your skills, i.e., you will be having impressive and dynamic knowledge in your specialized field. In your long-term vision, it will give chance for knowing more about your area of law. LL.M. will provide you a comprehensive look into one specific area of law.


LL.M. Specializations

The basic reason that law students or lawyers seek an LL.M. is that they want to strengthen their specialized knowledge. Some of the leading specializations in LL.M. include International Commercial Arbitration, Corporate Laws, Constitutional Laws, among many others. International Commercial Arbitration LL.M. is extremely admired and very few universities are providing this specialization in LL.M. Lawyers, academicians will turn back to law schools to pursue an LL.M. so that they can use specialization to gain more integrity or expertise.

International Commercial Arbitration:

This specialization covers the basics of law and will allow the students to deal with the procedural and technical problems which arise in international transactions while resolving international disputes. Students get trained to do legal practice beyond jurisdictions. 

Corporate Law:

This Specialization is one of the most popular and that is opted by many candidates. It covers all the basic practices, rules, and regulations that govern the operations and formations of a corporate firm.  A corporate lawyer while working in a firm or company can handle the contract drafting, negotiations, and many other activities.  

Criminal Law:

This specialization is one of the oldest and popular amongst all the specializations. It covers offenses committed against individuals, the state, and society at large. It also covers the rules regulations statutes which are implemented by the state for the welfare of society.

Also Read:- Emerging Areas in Criminal Law Practice

What is the Scope of LL.M?

Research Writing

Faculty of Law, LL.M. Programs are research-oriented, which provide a chance to students to dive into topics under the guidance of faculties and come out with a slice of research. In the current scenario, research publication is mandated for lawyers, academicians, and law students. The research-oriented LL.M. will be a golden path to reach the Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) and gateway to become a professor in the future. 

A Ticket to Ph.D.

LL.M. will provide you the experience and background of research. Adding specialization will enhance to get enrolled in Ph.D. Program. To reach this gateway a postgraduate degree is indispensable.

Careers After LL.M.

The career option after completing LL.M. degree is wide. LL.M. degree holders can join either the public sector or the private sector. It’s a promising degree that opens a path in the magnificent legal sector. LL.M. degree opens golden opportunities that build a career and boost your chance of finding a permanent job.

  • Legal Consultant
  • Judiciary
  • International organizations like WTO, UN, etc. 
  • Law Firms 
  • Publication House 
  • Corporate Sector
  • Academic or Teaching Sector 
  • Research Associate 
  • Human Rights Cell
  • Content Writer
  • Independent Arbitrator

In all, pursuing LL.M. is an adept choice for those who are looking to embark on a long-lasting career in the field of law.

Written By:- Dr. Sanya Yadav Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, MRU

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