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.
Another failure would be lack of social relations. I was always involved in one case after another and I always pushed myself and my law firm to become bigger and bigger. In this process, human relations and social relations were kind of tossed aside.
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
Let’s just say, the loneliness ignited the fire in me to get done with this baby. I used to spend around 4 hours each night working on the book.Finding them [the publishers] again, was out of coincidence. I had ordered a book from Flipkart and the moment it reached, I noticed the publishers, searched
When you start a firm you need to do everything, right from fixing the internet that does not work to a client meeting. We got our first fee payment on the 3rd month since opening and it was for Rs.800 and there was a sense of pride when we got the cheque with the name
Patnaik's tryst with sports law began in the 5th year of his law school. Today it has grown into a long standing relationship and yes, of course, a full fledged career. Aspiring sports lawyers will surely enjoy his 'straight from the heart' responses to our questionnaire.