Academics & Research
One of the most sought after and followed the path after studying law is the path of academic learning and research.
The path to signing and taking a law degree and course is tow-dimensioned.
First, it helps in combining legal knowledge with other academic and educational disciplines. The set-up and commencement of LAW and Legal programs encourage interdisciplinary research and offers students the required academic tools to explore and invent the path of knowledge and learning. The open-minded attitude and behaviour of the overall programme allows to resolve legal dilemmas. This also brings into its ambit the economic and moral philosophical academic debate.
The second reason for signing up for the programme is the desire to improve the educational and life skills as a lawyer. It also increases the legal analysis skills and legal writing skills. The small-scale legal methodology, legal knowledge, moot programmes, practical knowledge and know-how and legal English group sessions, and the drafting of multiple papers, all of it and much more significantly contributes to achieving this goal.
What all is required for a fruitful career option in research and academics after law?
Reading large amounts of information, absorbing knowledge, facts and figures, analysing material and scrutinising with care, and then distilling it into something manageable is a feature of any law career, whether working for a commercial firm or practising as a criminal barrister.
Research plays a very important and intrinsic role in a lawyer's day-to-day job. One needs research skills to make the case simple, easy and manageable, when doing the background work on a case, drafting legal documents and advising clients on complicated issues.
What all goes being academic research after law?
In research aspects, this programme can be excellent preparation and a gateway to a subsequent PhD programme. You may become a PhD fellow and lecturer. The key is being able and smart enough about how to identify what is relevant out of the mass of information and explain it clearly and concisely to your client. This skill needs to be perfectioned and honed this skill by taking large documents or long news articles and making five-point bulleted lists of the most important themes.
Research also plays a huge role in a lawyer's everyday day-to-day job. Learn as much as possible. You'll need research skills when doing the background work on a case, drafting legal documents and advising clients on complicated issues. Use your time smartly, efficiently and fruitfully at university to familiarise yourself with internet and library resources and build up a network of contacts. As a newly qualified solicitor or barrister, industry connections can prove to be a useful source of advice.
Last but not least, studying Law is much more than just a stepping-stone to a fruitful academic career. It allows its students to enhance their grasp of the substantive and theoretical underpinnings of their field of interests, irrespective of the career one pursues.