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Choices law students face: Baffle-meter scores high

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It happens with almost all law students (taking in general not for them who have preset goals).

A time comes when you get confused about where to go (I am not talking about places because that we very evidently know).

Now some serious talk I am talking about the confusion regarding the field to select as in whether to opt for litigation or run after money (sorry no offence meant to the corporate world).

There is an old saying that everything looks alluring from distance and you only get to realize the real thing when you are into it. I myself being a law student felt the same. The moment you get into a law college suggestions starts flying in as to which area to pursue or to go ahead with (though we hardly pay regard to them).

But slowly when you realize that in few years your college life will end you start looking for options (omg: corporate or litigation late realization as always).

As we start doing our internships we start getting a rough idea about what it is all about like being in a corporate firm or practising in a court. If we rewind the period a little to our grandparents' zone we would recall that the term practise is evidently related to doctors and lawyers (arre bhai roaring practise hai khoob kamata hai).

But as we witnessed globalisation almost a decade ago corporate firms peeped in the very list of options available to us. Oh!! Yes I was talking about our internship experience (sorry I became nostalgic) so as we proceed with our internships partly in courts and firms we begin to realize why nothing is easy to come. Just kidding - we begin to plan our future as to which field would suit us the most.

Litigation makes us aware to the more practical side of law whereas corporate firms rely on more sophisticated sources of law (but it still provides you a heck of a money).

You might be thinking by now that why have I mentioned money only with corporate and not litigation and the answer to this is litigation does pay you a lot but it might take some time more than corporate (to all the practising lawyers: I respect you all a lot).

You get to know every side of law in litigation it's something like an adventurous stint in the field of law. The more you are ready to take up adventures more you climb high. Whereas corporate firms generally confine you to table jobs but yes, this doesn't mean that the person sitting at the table knows nothing.

It is said that those who have a law background should opt for litigation but I sincerely don't think so. The field of law is a game of contacts. The amount of contacts will define the number of cases you will get for yourself.

Being a dork and having a law background will do nothing much. But yes there is a lot struggle in litigation. The establishment purview is a little broader in litigation as compared to corporate firms but on the other hand there is struggle everywhere. There cannot be hope and struggle without despair.

By now you all must have got an idea that why have I put up such a title to my blog and have started the blog on a confusing note. That said, I would like to conclude by adding that at last we are the ones who has to decide the field for us whether to don black pants and white shirt everyday or give other colours a chance too.

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