It's been a rewarding experience thus far

It's been a rewarding experience thus far

The last 25 years of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) have indeed been a rewarding journey for its students. The law school has produced some of the best brains across the country. 

The silver jubilee celebrations will be held at the law school campus from January 3 to 5. They began in July 2013 with a special lecture by Dr N R Madhava Menon on campus. 

The lectures will continue till June 2014 concluding with a grand finale. There will be two days of contemplation and discussion and one morning will be set apart to felicitate all those who worked hard. 

Every afternoon and evening, there will be informal sports competitions between the alumni and current students and faculty, mimicry, eastern and western music performances by current and past students (including the spouses/partners of alumni) and programmes for their children.

Says Prof R Venkata Rao, professor of law and vice-chancellor, NLSIU, “The saga of 25 years of the institution proves that excellence can become a habit in legal education and usher a paradigm shift in it. The silver jubilee is also an occasion to illustrate how much more needs to be done.” Prof Rao also thinks that a befitting way of celebrating the event “is to assure everyone that we will strive our utmost to see that the NLS does not become a victim of its own success.”
The alumni owe their success entirely to their days at the law school. 

Arjun Sheoran, currently an advocate at Punjab and Haryana High Court and a spokesperson for Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties, Punjab and Haryana, graduated from the NLSIU in 2011. He recalls that the lessons he picked up at the law school are invaluable. 

“The learning experiences of NLS continue to motivate me to be a good lawyer and more importantly, a good human being, equipped with the skills to follow his conscience,” he says. Rishi Shroff is an alumnus of 2013 and also the winner of five gold medals and several scholarships. 

He recollects, “NLSIU has imparted qualities and skills that are going to stay with me for life. I had a fairly intense work schedule here with the academic support programme and various student initiatives to promote legal awareness. Yet, I have had some of my fondest moments here with friends. We are forever finding time for each other in our busy schedules.”
The current batch of final year students say the law school has given them the courage to step into a new phase. Basvangouda Patil, a fifth year student and the convenor of the legal services clinic, NLSIU, cherishes every moment he spent on campus. 

“The first year went in a jiffy with a maddening schedule, endless committee orientations, mentor-hunting and settling down. There are enough activities to keep us on our feet throughout the year,” he reasons. For details, call 9538846272. 

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