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kianganz

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A reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent us a missive yesterday about his / her reality of job hunting while at one of the younger national law schools. It rang true and was rather interesting, so I thought it was worth sharing (I see that more or less the same letter has also been published on Lawctopus independently). Note - we haven't confirmed the placement situation at CNLU Patna, but what is described does not seem far fetched, though it does need to be taken with a pinch of salt too - a lot of 2014 batch students, even at the 'top' NLUs, have anecdotally had a hard time trying to get jobs this year. Mostly, it seems to have...
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  • The Writer
    The Writer says #
    @random law firm associate: Will selling of my head pay off my student loan? we can surely strike a deal then
Love: Sames attract
Guest post by an anonymous lawyer and several talented non-lawyer collaborators who've had their fair share of legal 'experience'. Disclaimer: If you have a sensitive heart and/or soul, you may be offended. Please no blaming or suing. Seriously, we mean it. Okay. So you meet this boy/girl; they’re a lawyer just like you. Maybe they’re someone you’ve known since college. Maybe they’re someone you’re working with. Or maybe you just met on the endless work-like-a-dog-during-the-day-at-a-law-firm-or-court and drink-like-a-fish-at-night-(at-4S-if-in-Delhi) circle you run with. And God darn it, that way they talk about Article 21 and Hart and the way their mouth looks when legalese like ipso facto and aforesaid and inter alia just flows from their lips with ease so practiced it looks...
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  • WeAreNotAmused
    WeAreNotAmused says #
    Of course Cupid, there could possibly be no other reason for er...'not getting some', you say? Certainly not amused that the thres
Soli Sorabjee
Happy Birthday Soli Sorabjee, explains corporate lawyer Ashim Krishna Sood in this ode to his former senior Sorabjee. Sood is a graduate of NLSIU Bangalore and Harvard Law School's LLM programme. He is now living in Delhi, after a stint in the USA since 2006, where he was an associate at the Los Angeles office of a major US-international law firm.What is the measure of a man? Is it laid out by his station, by his possessions, by high achievement or by the awards that bedeck him? Soli Sorabjee, India’s preeminent lawyer, who turns 82 today, has received all these in his long, wonderful life. But his true measure lies beyond.Our news channels have ensured that Soli’s fame as a formidable...
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  • Nick Cave
    Nick Cave says #
    I needed some help with my dissertation and wrote an email to mr. Sorabjee after finding his email address from the internet. He r
Legally India is never one to spurn a good meme, so we have decided to adapt the latest craze making the rounds on the internet to the noble Indian legal profession.Here is part 1 for advocates. Corporate lawyers job meme to be posted tomorrow. Please RT, FB like and disseminate if you enjoy it. Special thanks go to @courtwitness1 for use of Twitter display pic and further ideas, as well as to lots of copyright holders of photos that have probably been misappropriated. Two photos traceable to indiatalkies and anupamamandan....
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  • Rocky
    Rocky says #
    Mr. Nahush P Shah one of the Little & Co. Partners has a criminal complaint for committing a fraud of Rs. 17.05 crore. He took the
There's this Facebook group for Nalsarites with the motto "Fighting controversy with ridiculosity since 1998". It's pretty cool. So, I hear on the Webs that I have now apparently become a Nalsar meme, alongside Facebook pages for Veer 'Now Look Here' Singh, and Amita 'Let's Problematise' Dhanda (click the links for a few minutes of amusement - one is "a tribute to to one of the few good things about Nalsar", the other is a bit ruder and not reproducible in a family publication). Anyway, one anonymous Nalsarite has immortalised me after Legally India's ongoing #Nalsargate story that revealed a somewhat damning/embarrasing report about the law school (I now have my very own hashtag too!). Here's the first, referencing Legally India's RTI of...
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    legalr4ge says #
    P.S: You people clearly represent the Hyderabadi flavour of 'lanja'..[refer to local diction....get researching nerds ]..and btw..

This has been doing the rounds in the legal fraternity by email, in response to the ubiquitous viral movie-promo music video Why This Kolaveri Di. It was inevitable, really. If you haven't yet, watch the original video below, which is sung in a mix of Madras Tamil and quasi-English with the title loosely meaning "why this murderous rage, girl?". Better still, listen to the song in the background while you read the below. Here goes... (If you haven't seen or heard it, the below won't make much sense - little that it does now.) Kolaveri Di: legal version (author unknown) Hello lawyer boys.. I am singing song.. soup song.. flop song Why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri da   Distance uula courtu courtu, courtu backgroundu white...
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    anonymous says #
    i think its author is smone from RGNUL
So... I was sent an email more than two months ago containing nothing but this attachment and a request to publish it. I apologise to the anonymous author for the delay. The post is a nice rant, pretty well-written and raises interesting points, although it's a bit short in supporting evidence. So, here goes, please enjoy or not and leave your thoughts in the comments. Most of us, throughout our lives, are led to believe that, success is the fruit of hard work, dedication, commitment, common sense, intelligence and what not! I am sorry to say, that the real world does not function like that! Success depends on your daddy’s contacts, your daddy’s coercive powers and how can your daddy contribute...
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  • Jobless Lawyer
    Jobless Lawyer says #
    Can't say. I tried almost everything. Not coming from an NLU, I aimed at the not-so-good firms. the middle tier and newer firms. T
AS JSA has just celebrated its twentieth birthday, we are publishing a guest blog post by JSA of counsel Desh Gaurav Sekhri who writes about his boss' photographic memory, lunch with Jyoti, outbursts of temper and the personality of the "pulse of the firm". Here goes... As J Sagar Associates (JSA) completes 20 years of its existence as a law firm, the focus will be on its growth and journey since 1991. And, as is typically his wont, Jyoti Sagar, JSA’s founder partner will deflect the limelight that will accompany this proud milestone for the JSA family. For those on the outside, this may seem a little against the run of play, but for those of us who have had the...
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  • AASTHA
    AASTHA says #
    He is my role model
This is a guest blog post from lawyer Arjya Majumdar who works at a large national law firm in Delhi. It was first published on his Facebook feed and has been edited slightly. Enjoy! At the time of writing this, Mr Hazare, has agreed to the Delhi Police offer of a two-week protest at the Ramlila Ground in Delhi. It is expected that the fast will begin today (August 19th). It is also expected that supporters of what is being touted as the ‘new freedom struggle of India’ will be thronging in the thousands and the protest will most likely be hailed as a success eventually. Of course, the effect of the August 2011 protests upon the final outcome of the...
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    As always, arjya is arjya. Brilliant piece.
Mumbai reeled yesterday under three bombs that killed, injured and shook the confidence of the city. Reporting a tragedy of such a scale is a difficult task for any journalist but one story that appears irresponsible in the face of evidence has taken hold of the mainstream media.
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  • kianganz
    kianganz says #
    Dear legal physicist #4, Please do explain how the uncertainty principle is an inappropriate analogue to use in this case? Until
If, unlike apparently most of India, you’re in the office pretending to be productive instead of watching the Cricket World Cup, feel free to commiserate here and discuss match progress with other cricket-denied lawyers in the comments. ESPN is streaming the match live online. And if think it’s unfair that cricket is on par with a religion by creating a semi-official public holiday please feel free to share your thoughts too....
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    Anonymous guest says #
    Left to go watch the game with my fellow indians. The only way to watch an Ind-Pak world cup semi-final IMHO. Couldn't be arsed i
7-tips-how to be a a successful lawyer
Instant winning tips that are sure to make anyone’s legal career. Advocates’ identity obscured to comply with advocate advertising/canvassing restrictions (although it does seem that the election is over now). Hope he won!...
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    sunil says #
    all depends up on our commitment. dedication..inner desire. hard working..giving full fledged time.. then 100% man Will success in

Dear Legally India reader, I am sorry.

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The Legally India poll on what the Bar Council of India (BCI) should do next about the bar exam attracted more than 500 (genuine) voters, with 69 per cent of self-proclaimed grads wanting the exam cancelled in 2010. A total of 13 per cent want the exam to be scrapped forever, while roughly the same percentage were content with an exam in March, subject to them being allowed to practice until then. Less than 5 per cent think the BCI should hold the exam on 6 March and not allow graduates to practice until after they pass it. This is a fairly unexpected result, also judging by the regular comments left on Legally India by disgruntled students. And after all,...
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    Anonymous guest says #
    The Bar Exam was conducted in a foolishness method. There is no series mentioned to the booklets. Only one series distributed to
Above-The-Law-nayar-letter
US self-styled legal tabloid Above The Law has an interesting post with a purported letter from a 1930 law student in India (see snippet above). The article was published in The Law College Magazine of Bombay and is entitled “Is It Worthwhile? A Frank Talk with Budding Lawyers.” Really, the document has barely aged and if I was feeling particularly lazy we could copy-paste it for a brilliant Legally India Careers Counsel column [copyright elapsed, right? – Where can we get all their back-issues? –Ed] Anyway, a certain young Bombay advocate E.G. Nayar, who is on a two-year (!) law degree writes: “Is it worth spending two long years of our life in the Law Colleges when there is terrible...
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  • Legalbeagle
    Legalbeagle says #
    "The man who thinks of earning a decent income within several years of his beginning to practice is living in a fool’s paradise."
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