Law toppers go for varied job options

Some joining corporate firms, others want to practise or study further

Law toppers go for varied job options

Sakshi Arvind, the top-ranked student who bagged 10 gold medals at the 22nd annual convocation of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) here on Sunday, aspires to get into policy-making and eventually teach law.

Planning to pursue higher studies through a scholarship at the Oxford University, Sakshi said hard work and spending countless hours in the college library paid off.

A native of Udupi, her father is a manager with the State Bank of Mysore and mother was once a Kannada lecturer. Sakshi says she wants to make a difference in the process of public policy-making and eventually teach law.

Juhi Gupta, the second rank holder who secured six gold medals, is all set to join Allen & Overy, an international law firm in the UK to pursue her interest in commercial law.

She says she wants to take a break from five years of law study and start working. Her father is a software engineer. Gupta says she sees herself as practising law one day.

Abhinav Sekhri, ranked third, won four gold medals and Vinodini Srinivasan five. One gold each went to Trishee Goyal, Amshula, Srikanth V, Preethi LN, Varsha Srinivasan, Vikram Kirit Shah, Jyoti Maheshwari, Nayana Tara BG, Shreya Jain, Basavanagouda Shivaraj Patil, Swati Chandra and Mayank Agarwal.

In the two-year LLM (Master of Laws) course, Rukma George secured three gold medals while Hafsa Bashir and Rajni Kumawat one gold medal each. In the one-year LLM, Swarnabh Dutta and Anuradha Prasad secured two gold medals each and Zara Fatima Kaiser one.  In MBL (Master of Business Law)—a distance education programme—Khandelwal Kalpit Suresh Manju and Kiran BS bagged one gold medal each.

In all, over 647 students received degrees at the convocation. As many as 233 of them secured degrees in Master of Business Law, 117 Post Graduate Diplomas in Intellectual Property Rights Law, 80 BA LLB honours, 51 PG Diplomas in Medical Law and Ethics, 49 one-year LLM, 40 two-year LLM, 32 PG Diplomas in Environmental Law, 15 PG Diplomas in Child Rights Law, 12 PG Diplomas in Human Rights Law, nine PhDs, eight PG Diplomas in Consumer Law and Practice and one an MPhil.

Among those who received a degree at the NSLIU convocation was Dr P J Sudhakar, additional director general, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Sudhakar, who has over 100 degrees in various disciplines and holds a world record, secured four new ones on the occasion.

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