What are the career opportunities after pursuing LLM?

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A Masters degree in Law (LLM) is a two-year postgraduate degree in science or justice. LLM is a degree which empowers legal graduates in one of several subcommittees to specialise in law. For an LLM degree, the standard educational qualification requires is a bachelor's degree in law from an approved university with minimum aggregate marks according to the criteria of the individual institutions. Students pursuing LLM can build a career as a legal advisor, lawyer/ advocate, solicitors or legal Writers, advisors, etc. With immense career options, students are caught in dilemmas of what to do after LLM? 

There is a range of sectors, including banking, defence, railway jobs, teaching, college, universities and academic institutions, SSC, UPSC, farms and more that provide jobs after completing LLM.


Duration 1-2 years
Eligibility LLB 3 year or BA LLB / BSc LLB / BCA LLB 5 year with combIned scores of at least 50–60 points.
Minimum course fee INR 1,80,000
Average salary INR 8,00,000-15,00,000

LLM Courses: These are the courses of LLM. To know about the LLM Syllabus Click here

  • LLM  in Business Law
  • LLM in Constitutional Law
  • LLM in Criminal Law
  • LLM in Family Law
  • LLM in Human Rights
  • LLM in International Trade Law

Career with LLM Degree :

There are numerous opportunities available after pursuing a career in Law:

  • Lawyers advise individuals to educate them on their civil rights to recommend appropriate steps that could lead to multiple judicial cases to secure those rights.
  • Advocates compete in court for the interests of their clients to protect them against separate cases.
  • Legal lawyers have chances in fields such as NGOs, politics, retail, media, banking, insurance and publishing beyond the legal profession.

Sectors hiring LLM students are:

There are several sectors that hire LLM graduates and there are lots of gateways for LLM employment are opened under law. 

  • Consulting bodies 
  • Company 
  • Courthouses
  • Finance 
  • FMCG 
  • UN and UNICEF International Organizations 
  • Companies in law 
  • Publishing and advertising firms 
  • NGO 
  • Real estates

Professions after completing LLM 

Creating a profession after LLM leads to diverse positions in society that are highly valued and enjoyed. These occupations guarantee not only monetary stability, but also ensure that an employee is happy with his or her jobs.

  • A judge: This is a widely esteemed position in every country's legal or judiciary systems. One must be well educated with subject-matter and expertise to be a judge.
  • Legal advisor: Contract summarisation, contract administration, legal study, writing, court cases and analysis relevant projects are assisted by court partner or law associate. If you have experience in the subject, you can excel as a consultant with highly lucrative opportunities. 
  • Law Examiner: An assessor or a counterpart may discuss and evaluate different forms of legal documentation. Review of a legal record This involves legal documentation such as comments and supporting papers.
  • Advocate: A lawyer is a valuable specialist in India or abroad in the area of law. To carry out his or her activities, he or she must know the laws of the country properly and fully. 
  • Notaries: A notaries are also known as "notaries." The notary is a trained and professional jurist, appointed by the Court and approved by the State or central government. He or she is in charge of all the procedural matters affecting governance. 
  • Oath Commissioner: The oath officer is sometimes referred to as the "oath commissioner." The work is a newly trained lawyer named in compliance with the rules of law by the High Court Registrar. 
  • Trustee: The trustee has a moral responsibility to maintain land for a particular reason.

Some other options are:

Civil Advocate 

  • A lawyer facilitates the settlement of individuals, claims, mortgages, guardianships, divorce, and negligence cases. 

Tax Advocates 

  • They deal with all forms of government taxation, including income tax, excise duty, sales taxes, and concessions.

Corporate Lawyers 

  • Their job is to look after the legal work of corporations, to establish and retain firms, to enter into numerous government contracts, contracting and acquisition arrangements and to make certain other rights and decrees. 

International Lawyers

  • They negotiate with international relations and customs between nations and offer guidance on projects and negotiations for governments and private companies.

Labour and Employment lawyers 

  • Look after the interests and responsibilities of employers and their organizations. Where and when they need support in opposing the administration over the working conditions of employees. 

Advocates of intellectual rights 

  • They preserve and secure rights of possession by patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Recent government jobs after LLM

Company Name Job Title Eligibility & Location
IIM Ahmedabad Research Assistant LLB, LLM - Ahmedabad
HPCL Officer    Any  Graduate, LLB, CA, ICWA, LLM, MBA/PGDM - Mumbai
MP High Court Civil Judge Class-II (Entry Level) Exam (Phase II) LLB, LLM - Jabalpur
VWDT Court Master    LLB,  LLM - New Delhi

Jobs after LLM for in various sectors

For Freshers Government jobs Private jobs In abroad
Laws Officers Livestock Officer Head Legal Company Secretary Sr. Legal Officers (Dubai)
Young Professionals Assistant Legal Adviser Compliance Officer Senior Tax Associate (USA)
Joint Advisor Programme Officer Assistant Legal Manager Head Legal Company Secretary (UK)
Assistant Manager (Legal and Finance) Deputy Company Secretary Senior Tax Associate Research Associate (UK)
Sr. Legal Officers Research Associate LLM Associate Professor Jt. Directors (UAE)
Jt. Directors Adjunct Professor Legal Manager Young Professionals (France)



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