- Litigation: The only option for Lawyers, earlier is now one of the choices. Areas are numerous like criminal, civil, constitutional, intellectual property, etc.
- Law Firms: You can joining a top Indian law firms as an Associate and work your way up to become a partner or have your own Law firm.
- Corporate counsel: Lot of lawyers today are opting for joining companies and being on their in-house staff. Work involves greater interaction with non-legal aspects of business like sales, marketing and finance.
- Judiciary: There are two routes to become a member of the Indian Judiciary – one is to be elevated to the Judge’s bench by sheer performance and the other route is through the Indian Judicial Services.
- Business Management: Law teaches you a number of skills that are applicable across domains and armed with your legal expertise, you can quickly rise to senior positions in the corporate world.
- Legal Process Outsourcing: Law firms abroad pass portions of their work to India, which has high number of English speaking lawyers.
Students passing out from the National Law Schools/Universities get average placements of around 10-12 lacs per annum with the highest salary often being in the range of 25-30 lacs pr annum.
Some big names hiring from B-Schools are:
- Management consultancies like McKinsey & Co, KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers, McKinsey, E&Y, Deloitte, H5 Asia Pacific, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, etc
- International Law Firms including Linklaters (UK), Clifford Chance (UK), Herbert Smith (UK), Simmons & Simmons (UK), Allen & Overy (UK) & (Singapore), SJ Berwin (UK), Boehmart & Boehmart (Germany), Eisenfuhr Speiser (Germany), Mayor, Brown & Rowe (France), Penderson & Houpt (USA), Rajah & Tann (Singapore), Roousee International (UAE)
- Indian Law Firms like Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Fox Mandal Little, Jyoti Sagar Associates, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Khaitan & Co, Wadia Ghandy & Co., Nishith Desai and Associates, Anand and Anand, Dua Associates, Singhania & Partners, Remfry & Sagar, etc
- Corporate legal Departments of ICICI , Citibank, China Trust Bank, India Bulls, Cholamandalam, GE Capital, ITC, HDFC, HSBC, HUDCO, Sahara India, UTI Bank, UCO Bank, Bajaj Allianz, General Insurance, Indian Oil, Bharat Petro., ONGC, Wipro, Infosys, Satyam, Coca Cola, Reliance Industries, ITC, TISCO, Reliance Infocom, AT&T, Bharti, Ansal’s, NDPL,Godrej, Genpect, Xerox Modi Corp, Lafarge, Raymond, Reid & Taylor, Thomas Cook, Pfizer, Ranbaxy, Wolkhardt , etc.
- Legal Process Outsourcing companies like Pangea 3, SDD Global, Infosys BPO, Mindcrest, Quislex, Wipro BPO, etc
- Government Organizations like Ministry of Law & Justice, MEA, Supreme Court of India / Sri Lanka, NHRC, SHRC, SEBI, Law Commission of India, NLSA, etc.
- NGOs, Lawyers, Academicians, etc.
All the Top Law Schools in India offer close to 100% placements and the biggest recruiters are Indian Law Firms, International Law Firms, Corporates, NGOs, LPO, etc Some students opt out of placements and go for IAS while some others work take up work and assignments for the betterment of economically backward and socially deprived citizens.
The salaries offered by India Law Firms at National Law Schools/Universities ranges between 10-15 lacs pa while that offered by the International Law Firms is generally in the range of 15-30 lacs pa.