The Growth Trajectory of a Learner Who Takes up an LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law

Introduction

India is a growing economy with expanding markets and industries comprising several public and private sector enterprises. A nuanced comprehension of laws governing companies, securities, corporate insolvency, banking, and competition is needed to monitor and manage such markets and industries.

The LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law provides learners with a specialized focus on transactions, markets, and local and global regulatory issues. The program is ideal for dynamic lawyers of tomorrow, as it facilitates an understanding of the structure and interplay of corporate and financial law from a 360° perspective.

However before a student decides to pursue further education, it is imperative for them to have a detailed understanding of the scope, benefits, and career opportunities available.

What’s the scope of the subject? 

The program – LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law explores topics such as Advanced Company Law, Practitioner’s Approach to Competition Law, Banking and Financial Law, M&A Transactions and Private Equity, Commercial Contract Drafting, and Corporate Insolvency Law in great depth. In addition the industry-based examples help students to gain the required practical exposure.

Learners who have completed the LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law can be considered a proper fit for a plethora of job roles and various industry sectors. 

Post program completion, what are the career opportunities that one can pursue?

Learners completing their LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law can aspire to get into top law firms or work as in-house legal counsel in the fields of company law, legal business consulting, M&A, banking etc. There are various other careers that the individual can explore, including legal research at policy think-tanks, government agencies, corporate legal journalism, etc.

Let us take you through the job role and career path of one of the most sought-after careers- 

  • Corporate lawyer

Job role

  • Research on recent legal updates and case law
  • Conducting due diligence of counter-parties
  • Preparing legal drafts of term sheets and agreements, client opinions for the company, and responses to notices 
  • Assisting new businesses to draft contracts and meet legal requirements of incorporation, funding, and initial public offerings
  • Representing the company in legal proceedings
  • Advising on legal options and strategies concerning the company’s growth and position
  • Insulating the company against legal risks and monitoring compliance
  • Examining legal issues associated with new products and services
  • Negotiating deals for the company

Career Path of a Corporate Lawyer 

  • Associate, Senior Associate, Managing/Principal Associate
  • Legal Manager
  • Partner
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Legal Officer

Few benefits of pursuing an LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law and how it can boost your career prospects

  • Specializations give you an edge

Your LL.M. degree grants you the opportunity to focus on a particular field of interest. It sets you apart from other candidates applying for the same position as you can come across as an expert in that subject. You establish yourself as an authority in your chosen field.

For example, with the LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law (Blended Learning Program) offered by Jindal Global Law School, powered by upGrad, you will be trained by world-class faculty members and industry experts who will provide you with comprehensive insights into the market and the internal corporate working. This will make you stand out amongst your peers. 

  • Expands your knowledge

A graduate degree certifies your basic understanding of the subject, but that’s not enough in the dynamic legal landscape. The challenges faced by companies and financial institutions are evolving every day. They require professionals and experts who have a comprehensive understanding of the market situations and can guide them through the obstacles successfully. Students should look for a cutting edge curriculum that fine-tunes their skills according to the market expectations. 

  • Fine-tunes your research skills

Undertaking an LL.M. program requires commitment to hours of legal research work, an essential skill that all lawyers need to re-visit regularly. Taking up the LL.M. program will enhance your research skills and give you extensive practice in analyzing law and drafting legal documents. The LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law shall offer hands-on experience on this front through rigorous assessment, industry based examples, and dissertation.

  • Grows your network

Enrolling for an LL.M. program gives you an opportunity to grow your own network and list of contacts, and you can associate with like-minded individuals sharing your ambition. The Alumni network plays a very crucial role in finding you better job opportunities. With the LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law (Blended Learning Program) from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), powered by upGrad, you will receive triple alumni status from JGU, JGLS, and upGrad.

  • Increases your employability quotient

A simple search on job portal sites will enlighten you with two things:

  • There are 100s of applicants within hours for a single job posted on the website
  • More recruiters than ever before are seeking professionals with advanced knowledge

Completing your LL.M. will give you an advantage over other applicants. It will also establish you as a subject-matter expert and give more credibility to your candidacy. With the LL.M. program from Jindal Global Law School, powered by upGrad, you also get the benefit of the upGrad 360° Career Support in terms of  – job opportunities, mock interviews, etc., which makes placements easier. 

  • Salary growth

Doing a Master’s degree makes you an expert on your chosen subject. Law firms and companies are always looking to hire such specialists with competitive pay packages. 

Your salary is also highly influenced by the reputation of your institute and the alumni network it offers. The alumni of Jindal Global Law school work in highly reputed and top corporations and law firms, such as Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners, HCL, Deloitte, Star group, PWC, and many more. If you aspire to give your career a head start and work at a top law firm or as in-house legal counsel in India or around the world, then learn more about our LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law (Blended Learning Program).

Read: Top Career Opportunities in Corporate and Financial Law in 2020

What is preferable: Blended Learning v/s on-campus LL.M.? 

While the final decision is yours, certain advantages are unique to university programs having the blended learning program format. For example, there are no additional cost of travelling and hostel expenses, there is greater flexibility and a more focused learning experience. You get trained by industry experts from around the world from the comfort of your home.

Today, an blended learning course holds the same value as an offline program. Just like the on-campus degree, the value of the LL.M. degree depends on the institution and curriculum it entails. The LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law through blended learning program offered by Jindal Global Law School, India’s no. 1 law school, is the first-of-its-kind program.

It offers video lectures, classroom experiences, and live sessions, from seasoned legal professionals. It includes various case studies, projects, and assignments that will give you hands-on experience of working in a corporate environment. On successful completion of the program, you will get an LL.M. degree, equivalent to any other program.

Is it better to opt for a job and receive practical experience or to pursue a master’s degree?

A master’s degree makes you more eligible for various job opportunities; at the same time, practical experience is also crucial. With Jindal Global Law School’s  LL.M. program through blended learning program, you can do both by continuing with your job while also learning from industry experts.

Conclusion

An LL.M. in Corporate & Financial Law program provides a unique chance for students to learn the underlying challenges, legal impediments, associated risk, and decision-making processes of corporate and financial transactions. The program will help you explore career opportunities in various sectors.

A cutting-edge curriculum, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary approach to the management, focus on legal and economic challenges faced by companies, extensive research, and skill-based learning will help students develop analytical, critical, and presentation skills. The knowledge imparted and the skills learnt through this program will make you industry-ready. 

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