Entering Law School? Read 50 of the Best of Lawctopus’ Career Advice Posts

By Tanuj Kalia

Hi, as you begin your law school journey, here is some advice for you.

Some of the articles might be a bit too old, but will still be of some use.

Also, none of this advice is to be taken as ‘the’ final word on the subject. The articles are meant to you a perspective, show you things from a different vantage point.

Hope you enjoy reading these. You can leave your questions as comments on the article(s).

 

Choosing a Law School

Top Law Colleges in India For a 5 Year Law Course (The 2019 List)

 

CLAT Advice: Do Not Join Any Lower Ranked National Law University (NLU) and What to Do Instead [UPDATED WITH FAQs ANSWERED]

 

FAQs Answered for Worried CLAT Aspirants Who’ve Just Got Their Results

 

CLAT is Not the End of the Road. Here’s a Live Example

 

In-Law School

 

4 Must Read Books for Your Career That Will Solve 95% of Your Doubts (Our New Year’s Gift For You)

 

The Reality of Salary Packages: An excerpt from Tanuj Kalia’s book

A Corporate Lawyer Writes a Letter to His 1st Year Law Student Self

 

The Reality of Salary Packages: An excerpt from Tanuj Kalia’s book

A Letter to a Young Law Student by Sachin Malhan

Things Beyond the Law Firm Job: By Shamnad Basheer

 

Samvaad speaks to Sachin Malhan, Co-Founder at LST: Of Making Rain & Other Things

I Came, I Saw, I Changed: 17 Things That Hit You in an NLU and How To Prepare

 

For CLAT Aspirants: A Brief Note on Ragging and How To Deal With It

 

Puppy Training for CLAT Aspirants: Adjusting to the Law College Life

13 Useful Websites for Law Students in India

 

Basic Advice for CLAT Aspirants: NLUs vs. Non NLUs: How Can You Bridge the Gap?

 

Internships

 

Get an Internship [Always]: A Fail-Proof 6 Step Method

Legal Internships: 3 Timeless Lessons and 8 ‘Must Do’ Things

 

Dear Law Students, Here’s the Number 1 Reason Why Your CV Gets Rejected All The Time

 

How to Structure Your Internships in Law School

 

Advanced Topics

 

Litigation as a Career Option: All That You Need to Know

 

Working in Law Firms as a Career Option: All That You Need To Know

 

Career Questions Answered: Part-Time Jobs; Making Contacts to Get Internships; Non-NLU Students into Foreign Law Firms

 

Struggles Faced In The Initial Years Of Corporate Life And How To Overcome Them

 

Law Student’s Guide to Using Linkedin

You are not alone in your confusion. Confusion is a part of the journey

 

This Law Student is Clueless About Her Career, Are You Too?

 

4 Law Students Share Their Biggest Career Fears

 

By LawLoser: 12 Tips When the Stud Intern Gets Work and You Don’t

 

Mooting Tips

The 10 Commandments of Mooting by a Pro International Mooter

 

15 Tips for Speakers in a Mooting

 

Moot Court Tips: Dealing With A Moot Proposition

 

Mooting Basics: Drafting a Moot Court Memorial

LISTEN: Audio Recording of Raag Yadava’s (Best Speaker from NLSIU’s Jessup Team) Rebuttals

 

Fancy topics

12 Ways in Which Law Students Can Make Money (A 4000-Word Gold Mine With 15+ Resources)

 

NALSAR’s Mini ‘Khan Academy’: 22 Video Lectures | Yogendra Yadav, Arun Shourie, Arvind Datar, Upendra Baxi and Others

 

A Cheat Sheet for Model United Nations (MUNs)

 

Via Seth Godin’s Blog: (1) References available upon request (and other things to leave off your resume) and (2) Why Bother Having a Resume?

 

Law beyond the law

 

Meet Rajdip Ray, the Law Student Film-Maker from Symbiosis, Pune

Meet RMLNLU’s 8-Pack Spartan Mohammad Adil : a Power Lifter, Martial Artist and Bodybuilder

Judiciary/UPSC Interviews

 

The Lives of Legal UPSC Rankers: How do you stack up?

 

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

 

INTERVIEW: Rajasthan Judiciary Exam Topper Siddhant Saxena [Rank 5 in 2018] Shares His Journey

 

INTERVIEW of Vinod Joshi: Lessons from a Delhi (Rank 29) and Uttar Pradesh (Rank 2) Judiciary Exam Topper

 

RJS Topper Interview: Monika Choudhary (Rank 3) Tells Us All About the Rajasthan Judicial Services Examination

 

An Interview with an MP Judiciary Topper, Sonal Gupta (Rank 1, MP Judicial Services Examination 2017)

 

INTERVIEW: MP Judiciary Topper (AIR 3) Arjit Dubey on How to Clear Madhya Pradesh Judicial Services Examination

 

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