Students of the top law schools, more so the prestigious National Law Schools, are reluctant to take up practise in courts and aim for corporate jobs.

15 per cent join

A mere 15 per cent of students actually join the profession while about five per cent prefer teaching and research. About 30 per cent of students join domestic and international law firms, 25 per cent take up lucrative offers in companies and consulting outfits while another 20 per cent move abroad for higher studies.

Recent findings

These are the findings of Research Foundation for Governance in India, an Ahmedabad-based think-tank that aims to research, promote, and implement reforms to improve the legal process in the country, while a study by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar also has come up with similar findings.

This outcome has come in handy for teachers of the traditional law schools who are opposing the proposed one-year LLM course from the next academic year.