How to become a Corporate Lawyer ?


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How to become a Corporate Lawyer?

Now a days a career as a corporate lawyer is very much demanding career option.One of the most popular job profiles after completing a Corporate Law course is to become a Corporate Lawyer.

Corporate Law includes the rules, practices and regulations that govern the formation as well as the operation of corporate firms. Thus, in simple words, Corporate Laws deal with forming, owning, operating and managing of a corporation.

Corporate law is a set of legal regulations for running a business in an ethical manner be it for stakeholders, shareholders, workers, and business operations. 

Corporate Lawyers also have an important role to play in internal investigations in which they have to look over the attorney-client privilege so that they can be considered to shelter any potential wrong doing by the company.

Corporate Lawyers also have to advise their corporations regarding their duties and legal rights and this is inclusive of the responsibilities and duties of the corporate officers of that organisation. 

Corporate do not have to go to courts for their job. They work from the convenience of their offices and their job does not require them to travel to places.

To become a corporate lawyer you must have strong analytic skills, good interpersonal skills and a keen understanding of the business environment. Though corporate law pays well, it also involves long hours.

Steps to become a Corporate Lawyer

Pass 12th class with minimum 45%.

Take a entrance exam

Clat exam 

LSAT test

Or other state exam

Earn bachelor degree in law

enrolled as an advocate in the roll of Bar Council 

Do an internship in corporate law firm

Earn master degree in corporate law (LLM in corporate law)

Gain some experience while doing master degree in law

Earn PhD degree if you want

The student must also have done internships in proper law firms in order to boost their resume and get an understanding of the work of Corporate Lawyer.

After completing their law degrees, candidates can either start working at a law firm or can be employed at any other organisation or company

Minimum Education required

Bachelor degree in law



Bcom LLB

BBA LLB (Hons) in Corporate Laws


LLM in corporate law

Diploma in corporate law

Pgdm in corporate law

You can work with

Law Firms

Corporate Firms

Law Institutions



Law Enforcement Agencies



The beginning salary of a fresher at the general tier 1 corporate firms is about Rs. 15 lakh per annum. The lowest package offered to corporate lawyers can go down to Rs. 3 lakh per annum.

There are various Corporate law firms like AZB & Partners, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co, Desai & Dewanji, J Sagar And Associates(JSA), S & R Associates, Luthra and Luthra, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Talwar Thakore and Associates and many more. 

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