Why should one opt for a specialised LLB degree
Today, there is a need for legal professionals in almost every field – from corporate to criminal, from civil to intellectual property laws and many more
Law is a career that attracts lakhs of students for varied reasons. From the black barrister robes, prestige in the society to the cause of helping people – a law career fulfils them all. Law is a highly technical, versatile, and intellectually-stimulating profession. In this day and age, pursuing a specialisation in law is considered a wise choice. Criminal law, corporate law, cyberlaw, the choices are endless.
Says Dr. Vinita Singh, associate professor from UPES School of Law:“Law is a demanding profession. A specialised degree in law provides plenty of scope within a particular area of personal and professional interest. The options for specialisation, ranging from corporate laws to IPR and from human rights to energy laws, directly leads to knowledge and skill building in the chosen career field. In present times, the industry-aligned curricula and cutting-edge specialisations are most sought after, and the unique combinations attract a diverse pool of applicants, according to their interest and the intellectual stimulation that they provide.”
An extensive field, law has specialisations ranging across divergent functions. Let’s look at the most popular law specialisations:
- B.Sc. LLB (Hons) with specialisation in Intellectual Property Rights
B.Sc., LL. B (Hons) with specialisation in Intellectual Property Rights is one of the most popular and in-demand law courses. In this law specialisation, students learn everything related to the intellectual property of an individual or business. This type of law regulates whether an intellectual property right exists, whether it has been correctly registered and whether it can be exploited. Intellectual property includes registered rights such as trademarks, patents and designs as well as unregistered rights such as copyright.
- BBA LLB (Hons.) with specialisation in Corporate Law
Corporate law is a popular career choice for law aspirants. Corporate law governs the functioning of companies; from how they are formed to the transactions they engage in. The law applies to shareholders, directors, creditors and other stakeholders by regulating their rights and duties. Corporate lawyers work in top-notch multinationals in a multi-faceted and dynamic environment. There are some specific skills corporate lawyers must have, including commercial awareness, resilience, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail.
- B.Com. LLB (Hons.) with specialisation in Taxation Law
B.Com. LLB (Hons.) with specialization in Taxation Law is a five-year program that is an amalgamation of commerce and law while focusing on taxation in India. Tax law involves contentious and non-contentious work such as tax planning or litigation relating to compliance with tax laws. In this specialisation, students gain knowledge in trade, commerce, taxation and how all these functions affect the legal framework.
- B.Tech LLB (Hons) Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Cyber Law
Even though many students pursue law after completing their engineering, some specialisations bring both computer science engineering and law together. In today’s digital age, a course such as B.Tech LLB in Computer Science with specialisation in Cyber Law is highly lucrative and in-demand. It’s a unique combination of law and computer science that emphasis on the cyber world. The course thoroughly equips students to face the legal issues in the field of computer science and cyber law. The specialisation also highlights the intellectual property rights about the digital world.
- B.A. LLB (Hons.) with specialisation in Criminal Law
Criminal law attracts many students for a variety of reasons. It’s an exciting career opportunity and deals with prohibited conduct in the society – from enforcing -law to defending allegations against the violation. A specialisation in criminal law tutors students in the most sensitive areas of law and guides them through this legal framework. As a criminal lawyer, students are taught to protect an individual’s right and the society, present the case and state of defence and advise on a course of action.