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Narrowing down on law

Jana Ranjani

Jana Ranjani

Law students today have a plethora of new options to choose from, when it comes to specialising after their undergraduate law programme. Cyber law, business law, family law, the list goes on. Here, some law students speak about their choices, how they came to choose these areas and how their long-term goals are very much in place.

Jeevitha Vetrivelan, School of Excellence in Law, TN Dr Ambedkar Law University

My aim is to become the Chief Justice of India. Having fixed the long-term goal, I am now pursuing my undergraduation in law.

I wish to do a LLM (General) in the U.K., where I can have options to select three subjects based on my interest and passion. I feel that the most exotic subjects, which are also the need of the hour and for tomorrow, are mainly intellectual property law, cyber law, competition laws and trade law.

I feel cyber law is in its developing stage, and, in the present scenario, where technological advancements have grown to a larger extent, the protection is very much needed in cyber space. After gaining knowledge and exploring various nuances of law from abroad, I wish to return to India and start my practice of law before the Honourable Supreme Court of India.

S. Mathavi, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

Since I have a leaning towards litigation as a career option, my choice of a future specialisation would relate to public laws. Criminal law is another area of interest. But since I have an ardent interest in basic human relationships, besides the protection of their interests, family law would also perhaps be my forte.

My attraction for this field possibly stems from the intricacies involved in an area so convoluted simply because of the lack of a singularly applicable legal regime like a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), which some others would dismiss as ‘too easy’. Professors and thought-provoking interactions with them, research work, moot court, our legal aid clinic work, and other experiences have stirred this interest in me.

A way to figure out which option to choose is through internships with advocates, law firms, etc., where practical exposure to a variety of laws can help.

R. Jana Ranjani, School of Excellence in Law, TN Dr Ambedkar Law University

I wish to pursue LLM after my undergraduation, making my specialisation related to business law because of my varied interest in the field of corporate governance, competition law and e-commerce. Looking forward to doing my postgraduation in one of the top colleges in the U.K., I am equipping myself to be eligible in terms of the required ILETS score and a good percentage in my undergraduate course. Though my postgraduation is only a specialisation to explore the depth in each field of law, my ultimate goal is to become a successful legal practitioner. I am also aspiring to complete civil service, as per my parents’ wish, and I have already begun my preparations for it.


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