Are you wondering if taking up Law as your college subject after studying science in your classes 11 and 12 is a good idea?
This blog is especially beneficial for those who have completed their graduation with science degrees like B.Sc, B.Tech, etc, or students who took up medical and non-medical in class XI and XII and are suddenly looking to move away and are looking to explore law as a graduation course. Well, you are not the first one. Numerous students in your position have wondered about it and uncountable have made this choice and succeed in this field too.
How is Law as a career?
Law as a profession is about knowing the rules of a particular sector and dealing with application or failure to apply the rules which impact society. It has a wide ambit of scope. The common fields a lawyer can choose are:
- Civil Law
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law
- Family Law
- Corporate Law
- Taxation Law
- International Law
- Administration Law
- Labor Law
- Patent Law etc.
All types of law practitioners are in great demand and the demand does not seem to go down soon. In fact, lawyers are in great demand.
How being from the science stream impact applying for a Law College?
For pursuing law after your class 12, you need to take an entrance test for the 5 year-long integrated law program. If you are already a graduate, you need to study law for 3 years. The most common test is the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test), conducted by the National Law University. You need to sit for an MCQ style examination that will test your knowledge of up to class 10 education. So, whether you have studied Arts, Commerce or Science, it does not make much of a difference.
What are the advantages for a science student in pursuing law?
A science student needs to have certain qualities that are also useful to a law pursuant.
- Firstly, a science student sees things logically. This is an appreciable quality of a good lawyer.
- A science student needs to have a keen eye on details and so does a lawyer need to.
- Science students are required to study for a long time and in-depth. This is something law students can never have enough of either.
So, you see that as a science student you might have already developed qualitative competencies for pursuing law.
Also Read: What Is The Highest Degree In Law?
Correlation between Science and Legal career… is there any?
The world and its ways are evolving at great speed and there is no dearth of new-age careers. You may be happy to hear that the marriage of science and law happens in several careers that are in demand.
Intellectual Property Rights for technology-related products remain a sector that needs lawyers with an understanding of the products and their research and development. Besides, there are several scientific researches concerning national security, protection of human rights in environmental researches, etc that require scientific knowledge along with a law degree.
We are sure this would make you more confident about taking up Law after studying science. You can read about the Law courses offered by MM(DU) here – https://www.mmumullana.org/