A Diverse Legal Profession: Still A Fantasy?
I am passionate about sustainability and I aspire to pursue a career in the field of environmental law. I want to be able to achieve the knowledge and expertise which can be used to protect the environment through legal avenues. I also wish to help the animal community as much as possible, towards the fulfilment of which I volunteer at animal rescue organisations.
I believe that increased awareness is the key to eradication of any social issue. This is partly what has motivated me to engrain writing into my lifestyle. The severity of animal abuse in India and around the globe is extremely daunting, but due to lack of awareness and lack of appropriate platforms, animal abuse is not being given the concern it should be given. The same goes with environmental issues, primarily climate change. We have all been familiarised with concepts like climate change and how it works, but never have we been made to face facts of our seemingly inevitable doom, and never have we been guided to save the environment.
I hope to live in a time where an actual change is witnessed, and I aspire to play a small part in bringing about that change.
A Leap Towards An Inclusion Driven Justice System.
I am a law aspirant pursuing BA LLB at Jindal Global Law School. I have participated in both National and International competitions, and have won awards at Harvard MUN, Boston and WIMUN, Agra. I also had the opportunity to serve as an Assistant Director for Harvard MUN Hyderabad. My experiences from these MUNs have truly given me a clearer picture of what I wish to do in the future. Over the years, I have participated in discussions that relate to pressing issues the world faces. This really got me thinking on how I can actually contribute to the betterment of the society, and that's how I decided that the legal profession is the right choice for me. Other than that I am really passionate about writing and public speaking, it's something I find to be liberating, it let's me express myself to the fullest.
Kiara Dsouza on Diversity in Legal Profession
I’ve always been the type of person who has an eye for detail. I’ve never been one to take things at face value. I’m not the kind to shy away from expressing my opinion on a particular issue. Debating, doing research for an assignment and writing articles for the school magazine, has always been my forte.
This is what drew me towards pursuing law. However, the field of law is much more than that. It’s an opportunity to stand up for what we believe in and be of service to those in need. I don’t know what kind of lawyer I want to be, but I’m certain that I want to be one.
Life as a Law Student
Samarth Chaddha is a graduate of the Jindal Global Law School and New York University School of Law. He has worked as a corporate lawyer for law firms in India and UAE. In the below article Samarth describes some of what you can expect to experience in law school—both the rewards and the challenges.
Being a law student can be one of the most rewarding periods in one’s life. This is your time to explore your interests, do internships, take part in moot court competitions, and write research papers. In India law is offered either as a three or a five-year course. The three-year course is done after graduation in another discipline, whereas the five-year course can be pursued immediately after completing high school.