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ABOUT LAW

There is no universally accepted definition for Law. John Austin, the English jurist born in 1790, defined Law as ‘A rule laid down for the guidance of an intelligent being by an intelligent being having power over him.’

LAW AS A RISING PROFESSION

Law is an unrestricted vocation which has transcended the barrier of the four walls of the courtroom and has worked its way to leave indelible imprints in the field of law firms, corporate counsel, media, business and legal process outsourcing. In the recent years, law has acquired completely new dimensions and branched out into allied fields like social work, media and business management.

LAW AS A CAREER OPTION

Law has multiple avenues for those who want to pursue traditional branches such as civil, criminal, corporate, taxation, labour and constitution law. Moreover, one can explore and be enriched from the evolving areas of outer space, cyber, intellectual property and international laws.

AVENUES THAT YOU CAN PURSUE

Corporate Counsel: Role of In-house Counsels in the Indian corporate sector has undergone a sea change in the last two decades, with the commencement of liberalization and globalization in early 1990s and with number of regulatory compliances increasing substantially. Their contribution to the firms is as valuable members of the teams, and as conscience keepers of their organizations, responsible for advising on financial and compliance issues.

Litigation: It is the most ancient and fascinating avenue in law which provides an oyster of opportunities in both private and public sectors. Some attorneys prefer to handle settlements, arbitrate, practice criminal law and specialize in taxation, family law and constitutional law.

Law Firms: Most law firms are formed on a partnership basis or are limited liability entities in order to practice law. The primary service rendered by a law firm is to advise clients (individuals or corporations) about their legal rights and responsibilities, and to represent clients in civil or criminal cases, business transactions, and other matters in which legal advice and other assistance are sought.

Social Work: Many Law Graduates are offered positions from international bodies such as the United Nations, UNICEF, WTO and International tribunals and courts like the International Court of Justice.

Legal Process Outsourcing: The LPOs basically offer services such as agency work, document review, legal research and writing, drafting of pleadings and briefs and patent services to the external counsel. Due to the diverse nature of work carried out by them, the LPOs have gained a great momentum in today’s world.

National Law Schools

National Law Schools also called National Law Universities are centres of excellence for legal education in India akin to IITs for engineering and IIMs for management education. There are 23 National Law Universities (NLU) in India. 

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur, Jodhpur
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
  9. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  10. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
  11. Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  12. National Law University, Delhi
  13. National Law University, Odisha, Cuttack
  14. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam
  15. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  16. National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati
  17. Tamil Nadu National Law University, Trichy
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  20. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
  21. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  22. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
  23. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat, Haryana

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Is a centralised test for admission to 21 National Law Universities. 43 other education institutes and two public sector institutes also use these scores. The test is conducted by the consortium of National Law Universities with each NLU coordinating the conduct of CLAT in rotation every year.

CLAT Format

UG Question Paper Format

a.Maximum Marks

150

b.Duration of CLAT 2020 Exam

02:00 Hours

c.Multiple-Choice Question

150 Questions of one mark each

d.Negative Marking

0.25 Mark for each wrog answer

Subject Areas With Weightage:    (approximate number of questions)

English Language

28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

The CLAT has undergone periodic modifications with major changes announced for CLAT 2020. 

Changes in CLAT 2020

  1. The Number of questions will range from 120-150 instead of the usual 200
  2. The questions will be of comprehension type
  3. The questions will come from
  •    English
  •    Quantitative Techniques 
  •    Current Affairs
  •    Deductive Reasoning
  •    Logical Reasoning

PRIME provides the best coaching for CLAT and other LAW Entrance Tests in Hyderabad. Options available are-

Two year long term CLAT Coaching in Hyderabad
One year regular CLAT Coaching in Hyderabad
Fast Track CLAT Coaching in Hyderabad
Mock CLAT Test Series in Hyderabad

All class room training programs for CLAT are provided at the Himayat Nagar training centre in Hyderabad.

The CLAT Coaching at Prime in Hyderabad also covers AILET - which is the entrance test for NLU, Delhi, SLAT - which is the entrance test for Symbiosis, LSAT - which is used by O.P. Jindal and others, CULEE - which is the entrance test for Christ University.

 

CLAT previous question papers and mock tests

One key element of the CLAT preparation strategy is to go through the CLAT previous years question papers and practice using CLAT sample papers. Although the CLAT exam pattern has changed now, the nature of questions in the previous year papers will give you an idea on what to focus on. Normally in any Law Entrance Exam the following areas are tested –

English – questions include comprehension, grammar and usage, meanings of words and phrases as used in a specific context, fill in the blanks etc

Quantitative Techniques – based on high school level mathematics. Questions may also include from 2020 interpretation of data from charts, tables, graphs etc

General Knowledge, Current Affairs Reasoning – This includes questions on puzzles, critical reasoning, statements and conclusions, statements and assumptions, syllogisms, coding & decoding, series, direction tests, blood relations etc.

Legal Reasoning – deductive reasoning based on a principle given as a premise and conclusions that follow A perusal of the previous year question papers will show that most law entrance tests will have a combination of questions from the above areas. PRIME’s course material, assignments and practice sheets thoroughly cover all question types from previous years question papers.

CLAT previous years question papers set by various National Law Schools 

The CLAT test is conducted by rotation by each of the National Law Schools in the order of their establishment. Accordingly, the first CLAT was conducted in 2008 by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU, Bangalore). Subsequently, CLAT-2009, CLAT-2010, CLAT-2011, CLAT-2012, CLAT-2013, CLAT-2014, CLAT-2015, CLAT-2016, CLAT-2017, CLAT-2018 and CLAT-2019 have been conducted by NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, National Law Institute University, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, National Law University, Jodhpur, Hidayatullah National Law University, Gujarat National Law University, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Chanakya National Law University, National University of Advanced Legal Studies and National Law University Odisha respectively.

CLAT sample papers

A crucial part of the CLAT preparation exercise is to practice regularly using CLAT sample papers. This will allow you to get exposed to the kind of questions that can be expected in the exam. By taking the CLAT sample papers you will also hone your test taking skills including selection of questions to answer, sequencing of sections and time management. PRIME provides a number of CLAT sample papers as exercise through its mock test series.

Sample Questions for UG-CLAT 2020