To many Indians, pursue additional qualifications still working has become a habit, thanks to the distance learning mode offered by various Universities. Many Universities in India offer law degrees through distance learning mode. But the Bar Council of India does not recognize it. What does it mean to the students?
In India, to practice as a Lawyer, he has to enroll with state bar council which is affiliated to the bar council of India. The requirements are, the person needs to be 21 years old Indian Citizen with a full-time Law degree. Here it is clear that Law degree obtained through distance learning is not eligible to practice. Then what is the use in getting that degree?
People with sound knowledge of Law can get a job in private sector. They can work as an in-house legal adviser in that company in required domain. The area of specialization spreads from consumer law to corporate law. Many software companies needs experts in Cyber law, International trade law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Properties and copy right act are there to name a few.
Companies need to be cautious before making decisions to avoid unnecessary fines and penalties. Here the in-house law specialists comes to the rescue in making informed decisions.