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Navigating law school in India

Patwardhan, Madhavraje (2023) Navigating law school in India. : a compass for prospective law students. The Write Order, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789357766845

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Introduction If I had to summarise the essence of this book in one line, it would be: "Practise makes perfect, but what should you practise? This book serves as a guide for law students, helping them navigate the challenges of law school, explore the fascinating field of law, and develop the necessary skills for success." The purpose of this book is to offer prospective and current law students insights into their options within law schools and to guide them through their five-year journey, ensuring they stay motivated and engaged. However, it is important to note that for this guidance to be effective, students must have a genuine interest in reading, academics, history, and the law. Had I possessed this book at the beginning of my programme, I am confident that I would have achieved much more. Consider this book as advice from an older sibling. When I decided to study law, my initial choice was NLS, Bangalore, known as the best law school in the country. However, my grandfather insisted that I stay in Pune. Considering that many of my friends from Bishops were attending Symbiosis Law School in Pune, it seemed like the next best option. Additionally, my cousins, who had graduated from ILS, Pune, encouraged me to join that institution. Given my greatgrandfather's enrollment at ILS, my grandfather was particularly keen on this choice. Despite leaving my friends at Symbiosis, I am grateful that I followed my grandfather's advice, as I had the privilege of learning from exceptional professors and mentors. My grandfather unintentionally taught me a valuable lesson: in educational institutions, it is the faculty that truly makes a difference, not just the facilities. Facilities can be acquired with money, but scholars need fertile grounds to grow and evolve and the right environment to flourish. Another significant test came during the lockdown when I felt down and disheartened, missing out on college life and social interactions. At that time, I contemplated transferring to the Government Law College in Mumbai and even completed the necessary formalities. However, my principal and professor intervened, launching a joint effort to dissuade me from transferring. That afternoon, they shared something with me that I will never forget, and for that ambush, I will forever be grateful. This book aims to prevent law students from becoming discouraged, disheartened, or dissatisfied during their educational journey. It provides a structured pathway to guide their legal journey and ensure a fulfilling experience.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universities and colleges, India, Higher Law and legislation, Career education
ISBN: 9789357766845
Publisher: The Write Order
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Status: Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universities and colleges, India, Higher Law and legislation, Career education
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2023 09:46
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2023 09:46

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