Apart from being eligible to function as an independent legal practitioner, the law graduate nowadays enjoys a variety of career options. The legal profession itself has undergone a rapid transformation, progressing from the traditional family-owned firms to large corporate law firms and flourishing litigation firms. Any student graduating in law can now look forward to working at any of these big firms, many of which have a substantive presence in Bangalore.
The practice of law today includes resolving a complex variety of needs and demands from big corporate clients, many of which prefer hiring an in-house counsel for their various legal needs. Further specialisation also has benefits; a student going on to specialise in any area will be greatly advantaged. Another growing trend is the arrival of knowledge process outsourcing. This field, while still in its initial stages, has already seen the influx of a huge number of job opportunities, whereby a qualified legal professional is sought to be a member of teams working on projects involving complex legal processes.
All these developments, notwithstanding traditional requirements still remain in vogue. Competitive exams conducted to recruit officers to administrative posts in government bodies and public sector undertakings attract a number of law graduates. Apart from these opportunities. a number of practicing senior advocates, propose to offer excellent opportunities towards career development.