Judiciary has a very important role to play in India, which has further increased the importance of Legal Education. Legal education offers varied openings and gone are the days when a law graduate could only go in for Legal Practice or be a Judge by joining judicial services. State judicial services are one avenue to which recruitment is made by way of a competitive examination called PCS(J) conducted by the State Public Service Commissions. Minimum academic qualification is a degree in law and the selected candidates are appointed as sub Judge or Munsif. Such candidates may rise to the level of Chief Judicial Magistrate, District and Sessions Judge or even as Judge of the High Court, depending upon the seniority and vacancies.

Government Legal Job

Government sector also provides job opportunities to the law graduate as Public Prosecutors, Solicitors, Deputy/Additional Advocate Generals or even Advocate Generals. Most of the State governments hold the competitive examination for selection of the Public Prosecutors/District Attorneys. At times, it is also held along with the judicial service examination. However, the Advocate General are appointed by the Governor of the State. In addition, the Government also needs certain Law Officers, Legal Assistants and Legal Advisors in many department. Labour Officers in the Labour department of the State Government are also law graduate with specialization in labour law.

Legal Practice

LLB is the basic degree in legal education and offers many openings. Legal practice is one of the most common one. A law graduate, after completing LLB. Can get himself/herself enlisted in the local/State/Central Bar Council to start private practice. In absence of any practical and procedural training offered by most of the universities, the lawyers have to first get a little bit of experience in consultation with some senior advocate before starting the work independently.

Legal Firms

Another dimension legal consultancy legal practices is setting up of legal firms/companies or even consultancies. There are several legal consultancies today which specialize in the matters like patents, trademarks, sales tax or even foreign exchange. The number of such consultancies and the service offered by them are increasing rapidly in the metropolitan and industrial.

Defense Sector

Law graduates are also required by the JAG (Judge Advocate General) Branch of Army Headquarters for handling the legal matters, Court Martial's etc. Law professionals in these cases are selected as Commissioned Officers in the regular ranks.

Corporate Sector

One of the latest and most lucrative career options is offered to the Law Professionals by the recent boom in trade and Industry. Various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), both in the States as well as at the Centre need several Law Officers, Legal Assistants and even Mangers (Legal Services). Law graduate with specialization in Labour Laws or Company Laws are preferred in such cases. The corporate sector is fraught with many legal hitches, offered by the environment, government competitors as well as other institutional factors. With the policy of liberalization and globalization of Indian economy, The corporate sector is expected to face much more legal complexities which would increase the demand for legal professional manifold.

Law Professor

Teaching is yet another option. Law graduates with good percentage and a good aptitude and taste for teaching may also go in for LLM. (Post graduations) or even D.L. or LL.D. (Doctorate). The teaching job can be taken up in any University or Institute offering law courses to student.