Choosing the best

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Choosing the best

 The senior students of National Law School.  DH photo by Manjunath M S

Four years at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and the students say they transform into totally different individuals. On the threshold of a career in jurisprudence, they are a bundle of anticipation and confidence.

Metrolife interacted with a few students from the senior batch and sought to know their career options. That most law graduates from the NLSIU choose a career in corporate law over litigation advocacy is a point that was raised by many. There are only a handful of students who stray into litigation. Corporate law is more attractive and lucrative, they aver. Ajar Rab, a final-year student who also happens to be the president of the college union, is keen on pursuing litigation. He comes from a family of lawyers and says he would like to start with litigation and explore further. “There are among us, those who have started their own business and pursued IAS after law. The scope isn’t limited anymore. There’s room to add on,” says Ajar and adds, “there’s a demand for Indian lawyers abroad. There are MNCs who keep an eye open for lawyers, who can contribute substantially on the international business front.”

Varun Mathew, another student, says he’s yet to decide on what he wants to do. “While litigation brings with it exposure and experience, corporate law has its own charm. Apart from making some quick money, your value goes up in the international job market. Armed with a degree in law you can branch out into just about any career,” reasons Varun.

Anubhuti Sinha says the extensive and rather exhaustive curriculum gives you a peek into every aspect of law. “There are various aspects of law. The intensive training you get in campus makes you multi-skilled even in your career,” says Anubhuti and adds, “it’s always better to go in for litigation first and then branch out. It’s important to get a feel of the courtroom and the drama that comes with it.”

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