Q. I want to learn the litigation work and want to study with it, say LLM and company secretary course, but I am very much confused as the timings of the law firms are till 6 minimum in the evening and if you are in the litigation team, then you don’t have any COMING BACK time.
So basically is there a career option in the legal field so that I can continue with my studies and earn with it a decent amount ?
A. Law is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship. It is not to be won by trifling favours, but by a lavish homage.
If you want to litigate and be successful in that, it will require your full time, best efforts and complete dedication.
There might be some litigation offices and law firms which leave you early and doing a CS course might be possible. A distance learning LLM too can be done.
But beware! You might end up doing too much and doing nothing as well as you’d have liked to.
A lot of senior lawyers/law firmites are of the impression that the present lot is impatient. So well, have patience; do the LLM in a year, and if you want, do a running internship if your college allows that.
And then plunge yourself into litigation and impress the jealous mistress with all that you’ve got!