By A.N. Sabri
Although, advocacy is considered as a noble profession, some students pick law not as their first choice but as a last option. During the last semester such students get confuse about their career options. They perplexed many times while thinking what to do after completion of Law graduation.
Although, few want to do LLM some want to opt for MBA. I have been asked many questions from law students whether they should go for LLM or MBA. Some ask whether they should join practice or do LLM.
The choice depends on many factors. What is the in interest of the student and what he wants to do? While I was in my last semester of BALLB, Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M.Ahmadi ( Retd.) who was the Chief Justice of India, was Chief Guest of farewell party. I still recollect his words. He said now a days corporates are giving very lucrative packages, but always remember practice has its own charm. So, one should carefully choose his option. Now, I come to the main question, practice, LLM or MBA. As already stated above, it depends on the personally and interest of the student. One who wants to go into litigation LLM may not help a more. However, one who wants to go in academics LLM is must. Students who want to go for judiciary for them LLM may be a good option. While doing the LLM they can have ample time and opportunity to pursue their dream of judiciary.
The next question is LLM or MBA. To my understanding MBA is quite different thing. MBA in finance and marketing may not help. However, if someone has business background it may help. A student who want to start a corporate practice or wants to join corporate MBA can be a good option.
Needless to say, after the Law graduation there are ample opportunities apart from the legal practice. Public Prosecutor, Judicial officer, Law officers in Govt. and Corporate, Bank and PSU are few glaring examples.
To sum up, I can say that before opting LLM or MBA all the factors stated above should be carefully considered.