One that I have learnt from my father, and I put it like this, "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong, the amount of work required in both is the same", it's only the people who matter that stay in times when you're at your worst phase of your life, and that
From being Vice-President of a Student Political Party in Panjab University to being awarded by the Governor for her work towards mentally challenged children, Aditi believes in each cause she picks up. She has founded her own organization called Tabdeel which advocates equal political, social and economic rights for women.
University topper for over 6 semesters, a black belt in Taekwondo, a professional ballerina having performed in 3 productions, trained in classical Hindustani Vocal Music, an intern at top law firms such as Amarchand, Gold medal winner at Delhi state level for artistic skating, roles in Bollywood movies such as “Fukrey”, cover girl for Cosmopolitan
American lawyer Kimberley Motley is the only Western litigator in Afghanistan's courts; as her practice expands to other countries, she thinks deeply about how to build the capacity of rule of law globally.
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A focus on becoming aware of what direction the student wants to pursue. Investing time and effort in realizing where one wants to end up is preferable as opposed to making a quick decision based on the norm. In law school, immerse yourself in many projects/internships so that you recognize what works and doesn’t work
Taking the decision has not been easy. There have been a fair bit of sacrifices and conscious cut down in lifestyle choices to becoming financially sustainable.However taking the decision has been liberating and you feel vulnerable and naked of sorts letting yourself open to the world!
Consistent practice, watching debate videos and relevant readings, both scholarly and otherwise, are valued. Similarly, watching a good movie/documentary or episodes of a good TV show (e.g. The Wire) may help your arguments more than reading some article.
Within my first few days at work, I was slapped into understanding that I just couldn’t talk through my hat and that my opinions had to be substantiated with the relevant provisions of law. I was taught to question every single word I read.
A major part of the Deb-Soc's obligation entails coordinating and facilitating the participation of the students in various debate tournaments across the country. Apart from this our mandate also extends to organizing practice sessions and intra college competitions for various first years as well as first time debaters. Interview by Ryan Wilson
I travel extensively trying to explore and meet as many people as possible.
The real world is full of opportunities and possibilities.
And the people who dare, succeed.
Out there, it’s not the intelligence but the application that’s important.
Keep improving. Keep exploring if you haven't narrowed down on your choice of profession yet.
With existing technology, such fantastic computing products are possible which would appear to be working by magic and supremely useful. Yet these tangents of development are not pursued by the established technology companies of our times due to factor such as customer acceptance, costs, and their retrograde outlook etc. Interview by Ryan Wilson.
It wasn’t until the end of my first year in law school that I decided it was high time I tried making a film myself. I came across a bunch of really talented young actors while attending a theatre show which I was covering for dfuse.in, a counter culture magazine, where we write about theatre,
I did well in my first year. From my third year onwards I took exams just to pass them. So, I used to curse myself if I scored anything above 45 marks (40 is the passing mark, so getting a 50 did not make sense; why work that hard for something you do not want).
Having current NUJS undergrads as faculty members was an actual plus for me (combined, they took ALL the CLAT exams conducted till day) and I utilized it to the fullest; also the non-formulaic, non-mechanical way of teaching worked for me.
My advice would be to adopt a small rural district/locality nearby and closely monitor human rights situation there. CAP has “adopted” Gondarao Gram Sabha for free legal aid and promoting settlement of disputes using Alternate Dispute Resolution methods. If each law-student run initiative “adopts” a small rural district, I am sure the overall benefit to
In Law School there a few who can balance survival and the pursuit of passions. A few who dare to achieve the insane. RMLNLU’s 8-pack Spartan- Mohammad Adil – a power lifter, martial artist and bodybuilder, opens up about what its’ like to balance self-imposed physically extreme goals with life in law school. By
I am Komal Audichya. I am 50 years old. I have done my LL.B and LLM from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Recently I am pursuing Phd. under the guidance of Prof. V.S.Mani. I have also taught in the Rajasthan University for 4 years.
What started as an unexpected victory at the national rounds, culminated into a very satisfying trip in terms of the educative value of the competition, receiving useful insights into my own performance by the judges, forging ever-lasting friendships with participants from different countries, having my parents fly down to California to watch me participate
The LAMP offer came in at the right time. Also, from a legal perspective, law students are given plenty of opportunities to observe the functioning of the Judiciary, but not so with the Legislature, which is where the laws are passed.