How do I start a Career in Law?

There are many nuances of a Career in Law. I want to first understand What a Career in Law entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Law. I was Googling about a Career in Law and was lucky to find:

Akhil Prasad's overview!

Akhil Prasad has 24 years of professional experience in Law. Akhil Prasad has worked in Law as Director, Country Counsil India & Company Secretary in Boeing India. In Akhil Prasad's own words, this is how Akhil Prasad got into Law: "I did Company Secretary Course in India and UK and Certification in Business Administration from IE University, Madrid. I started my career as a Company Secretary with Modi Xerox in 1995 and later I have worked with several organizations Walt Disney, General Motors, Fidelity, Electrolux Kelvinator Limited and International Bar Association. I am also a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales. I have two Ph Ds one in Investor Protection and other in Media Piracy. I have been working with Boeing India as Director, Country Council India and Company Secretary since 2013. . I have joined Boeing to provide legal, regulatory, compliance and corporate affairs services to Boeing and its subsidiaries in India."

Career Video on Law

In a video, Akhil Prasad has talked about various aspects of a Career in Law. Akhil Prasad started by explaining Law as: "Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. Law is a system that regulates and ensures that individuals or a community adhere to the will of the state. State-enforced laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or established by judges through precedent, normally in common law jurisdictions. Private individuals can create legally binding contracts, including arbitration agreements that may elect to accept alternative arbitration to the normal court process. The formation of laws themselves may be influenced by a constitution, written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein. The law shapes politics, economics, history and society in various ways and serves as a mediator of relations between people." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Law, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Law. Akhil Prasad touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Mergers & Amalgamation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Mangement
  • Finance & Accounts
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Company Law
  • Contracts
Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Akhil Prasad then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Law:
  • Learning New Things
  • Networking Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Research & Writing
There are great positives of this Career.
Akhil Prasad believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Law:
  • Trust & Respect
  • Law Enforcer
  • Client Relationships
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Akhil Prasad believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Law:
  • Slow Legal System
  • Result Oriented
  • Continously Updating Yourself

In the final section of the video Akhil Prasad talks about How a day goes in a Career in Law. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Law, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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