Legal Education in Meghalaya
Meghalaya is home to various universities and institutes of law which offers postgraduate and undergraduate courses in various disciplines of law. The state witnesses a huge number of applications every year to grab a seat at some of the premier law colleges like NEHU Department of Law, Shillong Law College, Tura Law College and many others. Admission to law courses in Meghalaya is mostly done through various university, state and national level entrance exams such as CLAT and AILET.
The legal profession in Meghalaya has undergone a strategic change over the last few decades as law aspirants are no longer restricted to courts.They can be found in various corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and many more. It provides prestige and unlimited earning potential.
Most of the colleges in Meghalaya offers both Undergraduate courses and Post Graduate course in Civil and criminal law. Students can also study corporate and commercial law, international law, intellectual property law, environmental law and human rights law etc. Stress is being given on resourceful and research-oriented programs.
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The role of a lawyer in today’s time has moved away from black robes and white collars to swanky corporate offices and jobs in and the media. As law incorporates diverse fields, it opens various options for law graduates.
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