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It is no secret that in India and almost everywhere else in the world, one of the best ways to make money is to work for a law firm. Law firms offer lucrative positions at an almost guaranteed salary that you can only find with a law degree.
In a country where the government regulates all things related to law, one of the worst things that can happen to a law graduate is to end up in an “unscrupulous” law firm. So of course law graduates are always looking for “greener pastures,” and they don’t mind working for a company with a questionable ethics policy.
According to this article on the website of the International Association of Corporate Law Firms, the average salary at the country’s top 100 law firms is US$150,000 per annum, with the median salary at US$80,000. Not bad for a law degree.
Most of these jobs are in India, and Kolkata is among the few Indian cities that are well known for its law firms. It may not be the best city to look for jobs though, as most of the big names are based in Mumbai. I guess if you want to work at a law firm, you have to be a law graduate, and if you’re not a law graduate, you have to be a lawyer.
Kolkata is ranked on the first of three “law firm cities”, and as a result, the average salary of a lawyer in the city is US76,000 per annum. This is well above the national average of US50,000 (not a surprise) as the city was ranked as the third most expensive city in India in 2013.
The city has a massive law school that churns out graduates pretty quickly, and the city also has a huge number of lawyers. It is expected that the first one in the country to be ranked as the world’s top law firm city will be Kolkata. If you’re looking to work in a law firm in the city, you’ll be best off applying for jobs at the top firms.
There are a lot of firms in India too, but Kolkata is the one with the biggest number of jobs. As I mentioned earlier, I thought this was just about the size of the United States, but Kolkata is in a completely different class. It is not just the number of jobs that matter, but also the salary. The average salary for a Kolkata lawyer is just over US50,000 per annum, which is pretty damn good.
If you can, talk to someone in the city about the jobs that are available, they will probably be able to suggest a few that would be a better fit than the ones listed above.
the job market in Kolkata is very competitive. This is because the city has a lot of migrants that are looking to work in the city. In fact, the city is so saturated with migrants that there is hardly an area that is not crowded with them.
The city really lacks the housing market. It has so many people that they are afraid of losing their homes. I would never have thought that this would be the case, not with Kolkata, but with the city. It is also very crowded.