Becoming a lawyer means you have to come in contact with people in your daily career life in difficult moments of these people. In other words, dealing with people who have legal problems and the role of the lawyer is to solve or to defend themselves against the claims of others or accusations.
Becoming a lawyer is the choice of your career. The philosophy of the lawyer profession is learned already at the time of choosing the course of study which can be long, but which, above all, never ends because every day there are new regulations to be applied and which can make the difference between success or less of a cause.
Steps involved in becoming a lawyer
There are various steps involved in becoming a lawyer
- To become a lawyer you must have a degree in Law either a bachelor’s degree(after BA) or Master’s degree (MA)
- After getting a degree in law, it is necessary to follow a specific period of legal practice
- Then have to pass a written and oral national level test.
- Once a lawyer aspirant completes all the above steps then only he can become a full-fledged lawyer and start a law practice as a profession.
Becoming a lawyer in any state including Himachal Pradesh is not easy because even after getting the degree in law and doing an internship, the study is not finished. A lawyer has to continuously keep on studying every day to hand in new cases, study various aspects of the case so that they can better manage each individual case. So becoming a lawyer to practice in Himachal Pradesh High Court, one needs to have strong passion and ambition so that he can handle the burden of cases as each case is different from the other.
In other words, we can say that the lawyer is basically a freelancer who defends his clients in court against the charges against him/her. We can say lawyer as a legal technician with specific legal skills, who knows the law and the real functioning of justice, and has skills and means to act adequately in legal matters.
How to become a lawyer in Himachal Pradesh
Many young students in Himachal Pradesh aspires to become a lawyer. As mentioned above, becoming a lawyer required completing a degree program which is known as LLB. The full form of LLB is Legum Baccalaureus which is a Latin word.
There are two types of courses under LLB which are as below
- One course is for Five years. If you are 12th in commerce or Arts stream then you can participate or join this 5 years LLB course.
If you have a BA i.e Bachelor’s of Arts degree, then you can participate in 3 years LLB course.
Educational Qualification for becoming a Lawyer in Himachal Pradesh
To join the LLB course and to become a lawyer in Himachal Pradesh you must fulfill the below education qualification criteria.
- First of all, you must have 12th pass degrees.
- To become a lawyer after 12th class if will require 5 years to complete the law course
- You must have at least 50% marks in the 12th class to join a law course in HP.
- You must have a graduate degree like BA to participate in 3 years law course.
- If is must to have at least 50% marks in a Graduate degree to participate in 3 years law program.
How to join a college of Law in Himachal Pradesh
If you have passed 12th class or have completed your BA degree, then to obtain LLB degree and become a lawyer in Himachal Pradesh, you must first participate in a test name CLAT which stands for Common Law Admission Test. There are many private and Government Law Colleges in Himachal Pradesh that work under the approval of the Bar Council of India. These are the top law colleges of India which provide better and high-quality law education to the students who are looking to become lawyers.
After clearing the CLAT exam, the students can get admission in any of the top law colleges of Himachal Pradesh(HP) based on their rankings in the exams.
Here below in the table, we have mentioned a list of some of the top Governent law colleges of Himachal Pradesh.
|LAW Colleges Affiliated with HPU|
|Sr.No.||Name of the College||Subject/Courses||Tel. No||Year of Establish|
|1.||L.R.Institute of Legal Studies Jabli Kayar Oachghat,Distt Solan||BA L.L.B Five Year Couseemail@example.com||01702-238313||2004|
|2.||Mata Bala Sundari College of Legal Studies,Shimla Road Nahan, Distt Sirmour||L.L.B Three BA L.L.B Five Yearfirstname.lastname@example.org||01702-224378||2007|
|3.||Indian Institute Of Legal Studies,HariDevi, Ghanahatti,Distt Shimla||L.L.B Three Year BA L.L.B Five Year||Not Available||0177-2771518||2009|
|4.||Himachal College of Law Kala Amb to be run MaaSaraswatiEducational 54Trust (Nissing Karnal||L.L.B Three Year BA L.L.B FiveYearemail@example.com||01702-238313||2003|
|5.||D.D.M Sai Law College,Nadaun, Distt Hamirpur||L.L.B Three Year Course BA L.L.B fiveYearfirstname.lastname@example.org||01972-233520||2008|
|6.||HIMCAPES Co-Operative School of Legal StudiesBadhera, Distt Una||BA L.L.B Five Year Course L.L.B Three Year Courseemail@example.com||01975-282206||2006|
|7.||Yen Law College,Sungal Bilaspur||BA L.L.B Five Year Course L.L.B Three Yearfirstname.lastname@example.org||98052-43690||2013|
|8.||Himachal Institute of Legal Studies,Teh.Shahpur, Distt Kangra||BA L.L.B. Five email@example.com||98160-99552||2015 2015-16.|
|9.||Awasthi College of Law Nalagarh, Distt. Solan H.P.||BA L.L.B (Hons.) Five Year Coursefirstname.lastname@example.org||01795221199||2018|
|10||SHEDS College of Law,Bhawra Road,Chambaghat,Distt. Solan,H.P||BA L.L.B (5 Years) 100 Seatsemail@example.com||88947-40500||2019-20|