Become A Magistrate: A Career In ?Justice? Is Of The Highest Ranks As One Becomes The Guardian Of Law...Find Out!
Great judges in India like Hans Raj Khanna and Gopal Ballav Pattanaik who have given our judicial system integrity and value, inspire a lot of young talents to part-take in making India?s judicial system a benchmark for the world.
Being a judge or a magistrate is not an easy task. There is a list of criteria to attain eligibility. After being qualified you also need to use the power of judicial authority consciously.
Eligibility to be a judge or a magistrate:
- Education and Training: Any student can pursue a legal course after completing an undergraduate course in any discipline or pursue a complete 5-year integrated law course. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Integrated undergraduate degrees - B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA. LLB., orB.Com. LL.B. and Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Business Law or Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM followed by a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The minimum criteria is a Bachelors?s degree.
- Age: Anyone greater than 21 years of age can pursue a career as a judge and/or magistrate.
- Experience: Depending on the cadre of the judicial role, the experience varies from 5 to 15 years.
What skills do you need to be a good judge?
- Sharp memory: One needs to know the constitution and the historical cases of pivotal importance like the back of their hands
- Good communication skills - both oral and written.
- Reading & comprehension: A judge or a magistrate must also be fond of reading and research to be up-to-date with contemporary happening across the world.
- A judge or a magistrate needs to have is logical reasoning skill as they are often in a situation where giving the judgment on a case is difficult due to its sensitive nature. Here the decision should be made based on logic.
- A judge or a magistrate should be an indifferent, unbiased, law-abiding and patriotic individual with high regard for truth, fairness and good virtues.
It is essential for a judge or a magistrate to pursue the role of a practicing lawyer before becoming a judge or a magistrate.
Best law colleges in India:
National Law School of India University, Bangalore
WB National University of juridical sciences, Kolkata
National Law University, Jodhpur
National Law Institute University, Bhopal
National Law University, New Delhi
Government Law College, Mumbai
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi
Symbiosis Law School, Pune