Category: Personal Blogs

HNLU’s NewsLetter Samvaad: 4th Issue on Legal Entrepreneurs [DOWNLOAD]

Sachin Malhan: 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

The Maddening Story of All India Bar Exam (AIBE); Learnings from the US Bar Exam and Useful AIBE Links

The excuse of a new practice cannot be stretched over more than 2-3 years. Bar Council of India needs to implement stringent procedures to regulate its own conduct in terms of organising the exam. One can only hope that the subsequent bar exams uphold some level of dignity and prestige associated with an exam which

The Thick Layer of (Professional) Ethics

When did “profession” became more important than truth, honesty and justice? What about the duties of lawyers as a citizen? After all every individual is a human first, and then a professional. This is what I call the “human first approach", as I strongly believe that every human should fulfill his duties as a citizen and

Behind The Scenes of My Internship: 13 Bitter Things I Learnt in an NGO Internship

8. How to quietly sneak off the bus without buying a ticket and then rejoicing about it because it’s the only funny thing that happened that day.

9. How to listen to music with earphones when both your hands are busy washing clothes and you’re not wearing pants with pockets.

By Tanisha Khaitan

Justice Katju on Ancient Indian & Modern Jurisprudence: Lecture Conducted at Kerala Law Academy

The 4th of March was one of the most memorable days in the history of Kerala Law Academy Law College. On this day, Justice Markandey Katju addressed the budding lawyers of our college during the second Kuttikrishna Memorial Lecture on Ancient Indian Jurisprudence and Modern Jurisprudence. By Janaki Devi, student of Kerala Law

What I Think About When I Think About Mooting: Interview With The NLUO Semi-Finalists of the Amity Moot

Never judge a team before facing them with regards to their capability- do not underestimate them, and more importantly, never underestimate yourself! To quote a cliched achiever's advice- Don't think about the results and do your best, if karma plays a role here, you will return shining, and drunk. Interview by Rohan Mukherjee, Campus

Avoiding the Perpetual Selling of Souls

Yes, principles are molded, and you tend to modify them as you gain experience, but there times when you question the very purpose of those small talks, those passing smiles, and the continuous dose of pretentious apathy and forced sympathy. By Rohan Mukherjee, student at NLUO, Campus Journalist at Lawctopus

Same Fears, Same Dreams of Foxes Without Tails: Tale of a Law Student Scared of Public Speaking

I’m a budding litigator and I’m scared of speaking in public. Then I came to law school, and realised (happily enough) that there were others travelling on the same boat as me. I felt the sheer, part-sadistic, part-genuinely-happy delight that the Fox-Without-A-Tail feels when the revelation, that all the other foxes are tail-less too, hits