Imagine yourself fresh out of law school and without uncles, parents or family friends to sponsor you through those first awkward years in Court. No Senior whom you know, no chambers to attend since you do not have the proper references and those who are willing to take you without references being slave drivers
Firstly, for a law teacher, its very very important that you know the practical niceties of law. So do intern with lawyers, NGOs and law firms and your would-be students will bless you for that. By Tanuj Kalia
An opinion, as I see it, must set out the questions on which it is sought very clearly and unambiguously. If the Querist (which is what we call a person who seeks the opinion) is himself confused, his questions will be equally mindless. It is your duty as a lawyer to unravel his
1. Use precise and simple English in your moot memorials.
2. Present facts from the point of the view of the side which is presenting the memorial.
3. Have a good index and pagination. Using 1, 2,3 and i, ii, iii etc. can be confusing for the judges.
4. Tackle objections which might come from the other side.
At the time of the first conference itself, have the client execute a vakalatnama and pay a token amount as retainer/fees on account. A client who has consulted many other lawyers will feel that you are serious and professional if you do this and at the same time, not be able to easily take
As a start-up you need to know what the market will bear and how much you can charge. Over the years, the erosion and escape of capital from West Bengal the scope of high ticket litigation has decreased. It is now very much of too few cases being chased by too many lawyers.
I am not happy about either choice; because if it is the latter, then you will never ultimately be happy, since you will keep on blaming, at least sub-consciously, the love of your life for holding you back from what you think, you could have been or when you compare your 1.5 lakhs a month
I think the key to a perfect application is to actually believe in what one is writing. The panel is very experienced and are easily able to distinguish between an applicant who is committed to his/her area of interest from someone who has tried to force a research agenda. This also makes the preparation process
In a voice steeped in love and overwhelmed with fear—a balancing act that makes you sound like a frog with a sore throat—you finally say “Hi babbu”, cupping the phone to your ear and lips, whatever, and making small sounds that could have been dry kisses; she just called since she was missing you
NLU Delhi has created history by being the youngest college ever to participate in the world finals of Jessups International Moot Court Competition. Here is an exclusive interview with Shreya Rastogi and Akshay BD (the oralists)
As a service provider, the lawyer has to obviously handle the business and the legal sides of a transaction. As a person the lawyer also needs to talk and interact and converse. (A company interacts, you know.) And he also needs to be very good at the negotiating table. MUNing will surely chisel a bit
It will be him--brain, body and blood-- in the lawyer's office--cement, chairs and clerks--and he'll be putting his CV-page, prayer and ink- on the lawyer's desk. He'll talk to the lawyer about why he wants the internship. He'll treat it like an interview.
What will the recruiter do with the DOB? Wish you on your birthday? I would have really loved to as a recruiter (if I ever don that hat); but well, I am sure you and your friends will have a blast among yourselves. At least for internship applications, such details are redundant.
That's probably the only prerequisite, a curious mind
# You need to be well read to debate well
# By and large Parliamentary, I find it the most engaging form of debate - it allows for very little fluff and hiding behind confusing words.
# I'm a bit of a news junkie, so I read quite a bit
An internship at a start-up might turn you into an entrepreneur and a mid-sized organisation will show you the magic of the 'compromised cubicle comfort'. A RelationShip comes before an InternShip. Learn to see the Ship's size and know what will sink you and what will be your saviour.
Aditya Sondhi wears many hats. His contemporaries respect him for his legal prowess. Those who have heard him in courts have high regards for his top notch oratory skills. He is a fabulous writer with a book called 'Unfinished Symphony' published. Our readers who like good writing must read this piece called 'Tipsy takes it
On one hand, everyone keeps bragging about India being the youngest nation in the world and how the youth-power can help change the destiny of the country but on the other hand, when someone is genuinely trying to make a difference, he/she has to meet with such brutal words?
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.
Be in the good books of your faculty members. Boot-lick them, if necessary. Or ask them "Sir/Ma'am, can I be your research assistant". This will sufficiently ego massage them. Scratching their heads, they are bound to ponder, "Have I turned into such a Big-shot, that I need a research assistant"?
A blunt pencil will save you time in CLAT. A cold water bottle will provide the much need relief in the May month. A wrist watch is definitely better than the wall clock in the CLAT hall. A fruit just before the CLAT exam and the energy it gives and the breath of the yogi
It pains me to see so many of our students devastated during the campus recruitment phase when they fail to land jobs with prestigious firms. And the one question I always ask is: are you sure this is what you want to do? Or are you merely following in the illustrious footsteps of your seniors?