Law courses catching up among youngsters

Entrance coaching programme a boon, say students

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: At least a dozen students from Chennai have entered major law colleges in the country.

Shows, it is not only engineering and medicine that's in the mind and eye of every youngster walking out of the corridors of higher secondary schools.

One is always curious to know what's in the mind of the youngsters who are just out of school but still thinking of a career in law. Here are the views of a few.

Niranjan, rank 2 in National Law School of India University (NLSIU): "June 1, 2005 will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable days of my life. The NLSIU results were declared that morning, and I had made it — with rank 2. It was more satisfying, given the preparation that had gone into making that day possible. Niranjan had joined LST, a law entrance coaching programme.

"I now know law entrance is more a test of aptitude than knowledge, and so I needed to master the method for cracking various kinds of questions. Information was never going to be the key — it was always creative reasoning and thinking." It is here that the LST, an entrance coaching programme he underwent, played a role in critical areas of math, logic and legal reasoning, he says.

The NLSIU released the entrance papers from 1987-2004 and solving them gave this student an idea about the kind of paper and helped refine his time-management technique.

Priyavadhan M, who made it to the top two Universities- NLSIU, Bangalore and NUJS, Kolkata.

"I chose my career when I finished my Class X public exams. I prepared by taking Commerce and Economics in Plus-Two. During vacation I loaded up on my general knowledge and kept abreast of current affairs."

The Malayala Manorama, India 2005 and Competition Success Review besides the LST gave him an edge.

Hrishikesh Datar: "There is not much to write about NLSIU, except focused study. If you have the reading habit, great!"

For legal reasoning, nothing works as well as past papers, since the questions are generally repeats with carefully twisted words, says this student.

In all, LST-ians have now made it to 41seats at NLSIU, 32 at NALSAR, Hyderabad and 51out of 73 merit seats in NUJS, Kolkata. For joining the June — batch of LST, call 5207 4970 or visit lawentrance.com

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