Topic – Education
State – National
Sector – Law

Corporate Lawyer protects the legal obligations of corporates and businesses. Corporate Law has a great scope as it applies to sole proprietorship, partnership, associations and corporations. A Corporate lawyer’s day-to-day activities include safeguarding the legality of commercial transactions, preparing corporate agreements, filing taxes and managing government reporting.  

Available Job Roles: Corporate Lawyer, Legal Advisor, Associate Advocate, Professor/Lecturer, Legal Counsel.

Key Skills Required: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Communication, IT Literacy, Management, Domain Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Relationship, Innovative, Detail Oriented, Persuasive skills, Negotiation, Social Perceptiveness etc. 


What to study?

Students interested in pursuing a career in Corporate Law can explore the following pathways:

  • Path 1: Class XII in any stream; BA (LLB)/BSc (LLB)/ B.Com (LLB)/BBA (LLB).
  • Path 2: Class XII in any stream; BA (LLB)/BSc (LLB)/ B.Com (LLB)/BBA (LLB); LLM. 
  • Path 3: Class XII in any stream; Graduation in any stream; LLB; LLM (Business Law).

Where to study?

Colleges and universities offering the best programs in Corporate Law in India & abroad are given below:

India Abroad
  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
  • National Law University (NLU), New Delhi  
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 
  • Harvard University, United States
  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Yale University, United States
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore 

Pros & Cons

  • Pros: Highly rewarding, Plethora of career opportunities.
  • Cons: High-pressure job, Long work hours . 

Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters of Corporate Lawyers are: Indian Armed Forces, Goverment Agencies, High Courts, Subordinate Courts, Govt Law Colleges, Corporate Firms, MNCs, Law Firm, Consulting firms,  Private Law Colleges, Law Sikho etc. 

Those wanting to work independently can do so as Self-employed lawyer or Solicitor.