I believe in mixture of traditional and modern thinking, I believe in mixture of both socialist and capitalist ideology; I learn from the history and look forward towards future; I have faith in both religion and science; I have belief in inter-dependence and independence; I believe in idealism but do not ignore realism too.
Therefore among many examples, I tell them the cautionary tale of the itty-bitty comma that made a big difference in a Canadian court, popularly known as the world's most expensive comma. Interview by Mohona Thakur
Litigation was again a choice made on the basis of aptitude. I have a very bold and overpowering personality with a thirst to be around people and work best in such an environment. Closed doors and fixed timetables are not my cup of tea. But yet I don't say I have made up my mind.
I was always been fascinated to learn medicine especially Ayurveda which never happened in my life. I was much interested in acting and studying drama which father discouraged. After graduation desired to pursue MSc but failed to get an admission. Interview by Ankitha Praveen, College Manager, Lawctopus
As mentioned earlier my current research interests focus primarily on film studies. I do attempt to involve my students in this endeavor of mine by screening films and having discussions on them. Interview by Shreya Vajpei, Lawctopus College Manager
Another aspect that I find satisfying at ILS is the positive response I receive from the remedial class students who are from the vernacular background. I help them strengthen their base in the first year after which they march ahead confidently in the following years and never fail to express their gratitude for bringing
In my opinion, for the first 5-6 years after graduating from law school, one should not seek to take up a specialisation, and should try their hand at various areas of law. I feel that this gives a holistic approach to one’s career. Also, one should, at an early point in their career, take in
I believe failure is delay, not defeat. I worked hard for getting into NLIU and I was placed in the waiting list in my first attempt. Since, there was no guidance and even I couldn't see any options anymore, I felt like, it was all over. But I took this failure as my strength, worked
To be very honest, my inspiration was the ignorance of our judges and lawyers on the subjects like science, which is nowadays an inevitable one in the civil and criminal litigation. Interview by Prerna Khatri
I spent the first two years of my time at law school hesitant to enter any competitions or events; I was too scared to put myself out there. You can meet some really inspirational people at law school, and while it’s easy to feel intimidated, feeling scared is a complete waste of time. Interview
This interview has been taken by our Campus Manager, Nupur Walia. Supreet Gill Sidhu is an assistant law professor at the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Panjab University, Chandigarh. She holds an LLM from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA and LLB from the Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune.
I work very closely with government and industry on advocating for policy reforms so that a conducive environment can be built and worked upon. Enforcement issues such as issues of piracy and counterfeiting captures more of our time.
Despite their laurels, the first few batches of students in NUJS were an insecure lot. One could sense that tension in the faces of even a superlative achiever as the campus interviews neared. There was a naturally consequent seriousness because of this. Today, I find students (and their parents) flaunting their contacts with the Shroffs
Menaka Guruswamy, 38 is a graduate of NLSIU Bangalore. She then pursued the BCL, Law from University of Oxford on Rhodes Scholarship and went on to do her LLM from the Harvard Law School. She's the lawyer behind the recent SC's decision on bureaucratic reforms.
It is a well recognised and a popular combination abroad. Harvard has a JD+MBA programme which is very popular among students.
At present this combination is not very popular in our country, but I’m sure things are bound to change soon.
I learnt the basics of word press & web designing by reading a lot of articles, created a website with a very simple LMS and simply launched the courses. It had a lot of technical bugs which were solved after user feedbacks but it proved to be a good Launchpad for us.
I have no qualms in accepting that various people from diverse backgrounds helped me in preparing the book. Had I been working alone, I still would not have been able to ship the first draft! And I also would not have been so confident about the effectiveness of the book. Hire great people to help
However, what is indispensable is the right attitude – to be ready to work and show commitment towards work. Further, long hours of work and stress are inevitable in the profession. So learn to relax and be composed even in stressful situations. Your maturity as a professional will reflect from your composure and ability to
But those days of sitting in our hostel rooms, late at night, over bottles of, er, thums-up and kebabs, and planning out LST were so awesome! Nothing like ‘creating’ something ground-up.
We used ICQ chat software, early email systems, a basic website etc. to interact with students.
Like a wise man once said: “To be independent
Q. Things you’d advice others to stay wary of?
A. Getting complacent! It is easy to just get stuck in the daily deadlines of –assignments, lectures etc. You should really go ahead and do something you really like even if it does not fit in with the typical law school schedule.
While its completely normal for
I honestly feel that in law school there should be sessions on goal setting, career planning and so on.I primarily tell my interns to remember one fundamental rule - that money is a byproduct and not the goal. If you wait for 5 – 7 years, the rewards would be enormous but nobody wants to
There's not much point "chilling" through the five years. The whole point of spending megabucks on premier institutions is so one gets a respectable placement / job and one has to be a fool of elephantine proportions to not even know what they want to do at the end of the fifth year! Interview
I have, however learnt that clinical professionalism, responsible authorities, overqualified mentors, exceptional brilliance, due appreciation, hefty paychecks, extended holidays and the like are as much a part of the workplace as are the likes of corruption, nepotism, unmerited appreciation, unwarranted demotions, idiotic powers-that-be, overworking, underpaying, thirty hour days and dispirited performers. Interview by Neeati
The rounds were really good. The judges were absolutely fantastic. Since all three judges were High Court judges, they knew the law very well and asked very pin-pointed questions. In fact, they asked so many questions that the round went on for almost 2.5 hours. Interview taken by by Neeati Narayan