This survey form intends to collect data, stories and inputs for the chapter on TRANSITION from COLLEGE to WORK for the book ‘Law as a Career’ written by our CEO, Tanuj Kalia and published by LexisNexis. All responses will be treated with full anonymity and confidentiality. However, we need your personal and contact details, so
The biggest pros are that you are your own master and do not have to bow to anyone except the Judge and that too only in Court or live by anyone else’s rules and as far as earning is concerned, sky is the limit plus you have job satisfaction.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
If you haven't mooted and have ended your law school and want to litigate, still, go to the court with your head held high. Also give the black robe
Unlike practise areas like private equity or capital markets, litigation presents a growing opportunity for the country’s best corporate law firms. India’s best corporate firms have realized that capital markets and private equity practise is dwindling and have consequently slowed down hiring, but litigation has followed a different journey – Khaitan’s litigation practise has grown
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.
Apparently, networking plays a very important role in law. You make contacts, become friends with your seniors, become friends with your co interns and later use these contacts in getting a job. So, what about a person like me who doesn't believe in the concept of networking? Who finds this concept absolutely shallow? If you
Earlier I was not at all interested in pursuing law. It was because of my father and his uncle, who was once the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, that I gave Law entrance exams just for the sake of it.
I honestly feel that in law school there should be sessions on goal setting, career planning and so on.I primarily tell my interns to remember one fundamental rule - that money is a byproduct and not the goal. If you wait for 5 – 7 years, the rewards would be enormous but nobody wants to
There's not much point "chilling" through the five years. The whole point of spending megabucks on premier institutions is so one gets a respectable placement / job and one has to be a fool of elephantine proportions to not even know what they want to do at the end of the fifth year! Interview
I have, however learnt that clinical professionalism, responsible authorities, overqualified mentors, exceptional brilliance, due appreciation, hefty paychecks, extended holidays and the like are as much a part of the workplace as are the likes of corruption, nepotism, unmerited appreciation, unwarranted demotions, idiotic powers-that-be, overworking, underpaying, thirty hour days and dispirited performers. Interview by Neeati