Kerala Law Academy

Career Guidance

The cut throat competition in job market at all levels demands a special obligation on the part of every academic institution to extend such support system that may enable their wards not only to attain academic excellence but to find a comfortable placement or a suitable career for their settlement in life.

Being a law college imparting legal education at all levels of academic programmes, the College takes keen interest in turning out the students to be responsible citizens with commitment in the process of upholding justice and nation building. For the purpose of supporting the student in their academic progression and career option, the institution established a Career Guidance and Counselling Cell with committed faculty of well informed and dynamic dispensation. This Cell operates as resource centre of information with wide linkages; Governmental, non; governmental, private entrepreneurs, Bar and Bench and other agencies.

The legal profession is assuming a multidimensional proportion in the backdrop of globalization. The advancement in science, technology and information management created online culture and escalation in cyber crimes and consequently the job opportunities and employability of legal professionals has increased proportionately at global level. In this context the Career Guidance cell plays a crucial role in guiding the students to various openings suitable to their competency, economic resources and personal options. Since most of our students intake is from socially, economically, academically backward region of Maharashtra, the students require a well planned and organized career counselling at the institutional level for their career progression.

Various Programmes Undertaken by the Cell.

1)    Database Centre  – The Centre operates as a repository of database with regard to employment opportunities published in news papers and other media, personal communications requiring law students in Legal Firms, Lawyers office, offerings from Legal Process Outsourcing department, offerings from NGO’s, to participate in socio-legal surveys, linkages with various agencies requiring the services of Law graduates and so on, besides regular employment opportunities that any graduate of any discipline are eligible to opt.

2)   Regular Bulletin of information regarding employment opportunities in Advertisement Board

3)   Entry in Service Coaching Programme – The Centre provides free coaching to SC/ST and minority students for the following services

  1. Judicial Magistrate First Class
  2. All India Bar Examination
  3. Law Officers
  4. Other civil services relating to Law
  5. NET/SET

Study material will also be provided free of cost to all the students enrolled in various programmes. Though this programme is organised with special focus on the SC/ST/OBC students, the students from general category are also permitted to get the benefit of this free coaching programme. The Cell also provides free accessibility to search data base for employment opportunities. If any student requires personal guidance and personal counselling, the Centre extends every needed help in such specified cases.

4)   Coaching Programme for Soft Skills and Spoken English – In the process of globalization it has become inevitable for any professional to acquire skills in computer literacy and English language. India being a multi-linguistic country, it becomes more pertinent in the profession of lawyers who are pursuing litigation at Local, District, State and National Levels, to attain proficiency in English language, particularly, English being the medium of argument at High Court and Supreme Court Level. Utility of computer and knowledge in computer skills has become a part of legal profession, by virtue of which an entire office of any leading Lawyer can be carried in his laptop. Computer literacy enables any lawyer to have accessibility to data store base in pursuit of his litigation. Keeping this essential factors of Legal profession in mind, the Management of the Collage considered to provide training programmes in soft skill and spoken English to the students at free of cost. Accordingly a three month programme in every semester is arranged by inviting experts in soft skill and spoken English during the evening time. This programme helps the students to attain skills which could be useful for them in their career.

5)   Workshop on Career Guidance – on 18.05.2011 an interactive workshop on the “Role of Bar in Legal Education” was arranged in which forty Advocates from the Latur District Bar and some of the Senior Advocates consented to provide internship to students

6)     Workshop on “Financial Management” – Under the National financial Education Programme, a one day workshop on SEBI was held on 20th Oct 2011. Mrs. and Mr. S.B.Dayma both Assist.Prof. of Dayanand Commerce College Latur delivered lecture on Financial Management and Investment and security.

7)     One day workshop on ‘Module for Implementing the Law students Internship Programme’ – Honble justice Shri. Ambadas Joshi Bombay High Court delivered a talk on Law students internship programme on 10th July 2012.

8)    One day workshop on “Various Avenues Open in Legal Career” – Shri. Sudhakar Avad, Senior Advocate and a renowned personality in career guidance for law students was invited 23.02.2013 from Pune who explored in detail various avenues and opportunities available in legal profession

9)     Campus Selection Programme – The sincere efforts put forth by the Career Guidance Placement Cell yielded expected results in helping the students in choosing their careers and profession. Though due to remoteness of geographical location, College could not attract multinational companies and law firms from metro cities, of late, the Latur Municipal corporation conducted campus selection and provided employment to a few students.

Placement within the College – Post graduate students are guided to find placement as part-time faculty in the College itself. Almost every year at least 15 of our post graduate students are provided placement in the College itself.

Career Guidance Photos