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Many often settle for a cushy corporate job which provides a great pay and also bundles of paperwork. So what is it that law students look for when they search for a job? Do they prefer the excitement of real-life cases or the convenience of a high paying corporate job?

Metrolife talks to some law students to find out more about the situation.   Law students have few options after passing out of college. “There is the option of practising independently or be an in-house counsel of a company which means joining their legal department. One can also join a law firm,” says Prerna Singh, a student of Christ University of Law.

“I would say that equal number of people opt to practise and go for corporate jobs. Practising involves a lot more court work and students who choose that generally meet a lot of experienced lawyers. But there are many students who think first about the pay while making the decision,” says Aditi Bhat, a student of University Law College.

The salary does play an important role when it comes to choosing a job. “Students generally look for a good pay package. Usually everyone prefers top-notch law firms over companies because the growth prospects are extremely good there,” says Brajesh Rajak, a student of National Law School.

Others also reiterate the same. “I would prefer joining a law firm instead of practising. I do not have a legal background and practising right after graduation is not easy without having that. Also, law firms give a decent package and will help me become financially independent,” says Prerna.

“I think there is a lot of scope in corporate firms both in terms of growth and money. So I would personally go for a corporate firm instead of practising because there are too many people in it already,” says Nakul Ganapathy, a student of Christ University of Law. But there are many who are just passionate about the profession.

“The choice is also determined by the grades that a student gets. Many practise or appear for IAS exams,” says Brajesh.

“I feel the number of people practising is increasing. One can always change their course of action after practising law for a few years after passing out. There are students, especially girls, who follow their heart and work for the reasons for which they joined the course in the first place,” says Aditi.

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