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.
The best law schools in this country and abroad are good because they inculcate the principles not because they teach you the nitty gritty of a particular section or a particular Act. You need to learn how to read an Act whatever Act is placed in front of you as a lawyer.
The triggering point however, was when I picked up a book written by one of the IIM students and being the proud law student that I am, thought to myself [...] that is how THE BHAIRAV PUTRAS came into being.
As a law student, the very idea of being at such close proximity to the process of law-making was itself an extremely exciting thought. In addition, I've always been more fascinated by the macro-level implications of laws and the law making process, as opposed to, say, applying the law to a specific transaction.
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