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MASTER OF LAW-Students who pursue a PG,thus,have better job prospects over those with a graduate degree

A postgraduation in law not only helps students understand their key interest area,but also specialise in it

Most law students believe that a graduation is sufficient to get a job.However,a Masters degree in law not only helps students understand their key interest area,but also specialise in the same.Students who pursue a PG,thus,have better job prospects over those with a graduate degree.

As per Experts ..A PG in law is crucial since it enables students to specialise in a particular subject and gives them an added advantage over graduates.One of the popular specialisations at the PG level in India is one in civil law,that deals with rights of individuals,breach of contract suits,wills,mortgages,property issues,etc.


LLM,a two-year postgraduate degree,usually spread over four semesters,is pursued by students who have completed their graduation in law (LLB/BA LLB).The course,generally taken by students who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge in a particular subject,offers various specialisations including civil law,constitutional law,family law,taxation law,criminal law,corporate law and labour law,among others.
Expert ,says,Thanks to the many specialisations available,a PG degree makes students versatile.Subjects that are gradually gaining popularity among PG students are human rights,international trade,corporate law and civil law.
While most universities across India offer full-time Masters level courses,students and practicing lawyers also have the option of pursuing a part-time degree via distance learning.


Apart from the Masters degree,students who wish to specialise in niche subjects can also pursue postgraduate diplomas,and/or a PhD.Among the many emerging diploma options is a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (PGDIPR ).It is not only important to grow in a business,but also to safeguard it,and hence,intellectual property rights as a specialisation is gaining popularity.The oneyear course in IPR that includes patent,copyright and trademark trains lawyers in securing inventions,innovations and prosecuting or defending patent infringement, elaborates Expert.
The objective of the programme is to equip lawyers with apt knowledge on how IPR functions and to train them in legal,technical,commercial and infringement IPR skills.
Another popular course that students opt for is a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminal Justice.The oneyear course trains potential lawyers in dealing,defending and prosecuting offenders.The course consists of subjects including criminal justice administration,criminal justice system,challenges to criminal justice system and criminal justice research and advocacy.Expert says,Criminal law,on the whole,offers a great scope in India.In the last five years,the crime rate in India has increased manifold,attracting a number of freshers to pursue a specialisation in this subject.
Apart from traditional specialisations like civil,corporate and criminal law,students can also pursue specialisations in medical jurisprudence,business law,and marine and shipping law from universities in India and overseas.
Students who complete their postgraduation can also pursue a PhD in the specialisation of their choice.


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