Category: Career Interviews

The Abdaal Akhtar Interview [NALSAR Graduate; UPSC Civil Services Rank 35]: This exam is tailor made for lawyers

This exam is tailor made for lawyers. The General Studies papers test your knowledge of the country, its polity and its socio-legal institutions. Who else is better than a lawyer to comment and critique these? UPSC prefers concise, crisp and to the point answers that get to the core of the issue-something that lawyers excel in

The Youngest Indian to Intern at the International Court of Justice (ICJ): Meet Somesh Dutta of UPES Dehradun

Entering the ‘Peace Palace’ for the first time was really exciting. The architectural beauty of the building was mesmerizing. I was lucky, in the sense that I got an opportunity to attend the judgment reading in the case of Croatia v. Serbia and the oath ceremony of newly appointed judges of the Court in the

StudentSpeak | Swarnabh Datta of Nirma University: President of Student Asso, Managing Editor of Law Journal, Ace Mooter, NLSIU LLM Gold Medalist

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

Student Speak | Aditi Sheoran of UILS Panjab: The Internship in Turkey, Her NGO ‘Tabdeel’ and More

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.

StudentSpeak | Shilpi Nanda, USLLS, Delhi: 6 Time Univ Topper, Cosmo Cover Girl and a Trained Ballerina

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

TED Talk: Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law | For Lawctopus’ Readers: Ask her anything and get an answer!

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. NOTE: Kimberley has agreed to answer questions by Lawctopus' readers. That's wow, right? Do put in your questions as comments on the article and

Interview with Raghav Chakravarthy & Sachin Ravi; SLS Pune-ICICI Alumnus: Going About Start-Ups [Part II]

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

Interview with NLU Delhi Debating Society Co-Convenor, Divyanshu Bhatt

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

Career Talk with Harlaksh Singh of TURF29 | Pune’s Biggest 6 Aside Artificial Turf Football Ground

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.

Interview with Apurva Sukant, HNLU/CNLU Alumnus; CEO of Androidly, The Smart Watch [PART 1]

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.