INTERVIEW: Varun Suri, Founder Editor, The Lord’s Advocate on his Journey After Law School

1. Please describe yourself to our readers

My name is Varun Suri and I am a 4th year B.B.A LL.B student at Noida International University, Greater Noida.

I keep keen interest in IPR Laws and has been interning under the top IPR law firms of India. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and cricket a lot and also has ardent interest in public speaking.

2. Did you always want to take up law? What was the motivation behind choosing law as a career option?

Yes. The field of law is something which has appealed me since my childhood days. I feel being a person well versed in the area of law makes you feel enlightened and especially empowered.

You know what your rights are and what are the remedies and the privileges the drafters of various laws have empowered the citizens of India with and that is the basic motivation behind choosing law as a career.

I personally feel that there’s a need to generate awareness among the people about their rights, duties, obligations and responsibilities too and as a person involved in the field of law, I feel I can extend my sincerest efforts and do the needful.

3. How far your journey in Noida International University has been like?

The journey in NIU has been no less than a roller coaster ride but I feel that is how we learn.

The college provides with the best facilities and amenities that one requires starting from experienced professors to a good collection of books at library to access to best legal databases and subscriptions to good law journals.

In my opinion the college only acts as a medium and it is the student who has to take the initiative in making the best out of everything.

Things cannot be spoon fed and it is the student who has to initiate and do things and make the best use of all the opportunities. Success is a matter of choice and can be achieved only by hard work.

4. You are one of the founder editor of one of the very renowned journals. What do you have say in that regard?

Writing research papers is something which I long for the most. The very idea behind starting my own journal was to provide for a platform for those research papers which are the original work of the authors and are actually very well framed.

We have even stopped charging publication fees even since our last Issue. The objective is the enhancement of quality and to provide the readers with the best of the research.

5. What are your career plans further? Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I would like to answer this straight forwardly. Once I am done with my graduation in law, I undoubtedly wish to work in the Corporate Sector, specializing in the IPR department.

I see myself as an active citizen of the nation, working for the betterment of society and imparting quality education and generating legal awareness and of course as a good human being, apart from a settled corporate lawyer.

6. Any piece of advice you would give for the CLAT aspirants, this year?

I would just like to suggest one thing i.e. give it your best shot, no matter what the results are, just give your examination with a sense of satisfaction.

Herein, I would like to mention just one more thing which is that there’s a general mind set in the society that ‘it’s only if you get into any of the National Law Universities that you can do something good in your life’.

With due respect to all the National Law Universities and the repute and status it holds, I would just like to say that even students from private universities and other central or state universities are equally at par with the students of the national law universities and that every student should be treated as a ‘law student’ first and not as a ‘national law university student’.

7. Tell us about your internships. Where have your interned and how was your experience like?

I have been doing internships very regularly since the very beginning of the journey of the law school.

Internships are something which give you a practical expose of things that you are taught in your law schools and also things that aren’t taught. One learns to appky the law practically during the course of internships, it provides you with a very good exposure of the practicality of the work in concern.

Internship experiences are sometimes sweet or sometimes sour. My overall experience as of now has been a mixture of both and my very recent internships at Khaitan, Anand & Anand and K & S Partners provided with the necessary exposure to the actual work involved in the corporate law houses.

8. What is your law school Mantra like? Any chemical formula to survive law school, you would like to share us with?

One law school mantra which I possibly would like to suggest is that make library your favorite place and books your best friend. There’s no better friend than a book and always remember one thing i.e. everything what is there on the internet is not true and that you always need a library.

The life of a law student is the most happening thing which can ever happen in the life of a student, it’s something which you’ll hardly find in any other student’s life. Make your journey a wonderful one, for once you graduate you’re going to miss it like anything. All the best!

Interview by Shradha Arora, our campus leader from CNLU, Patna.

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