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Dear tennie weenie Law Student, Welcome to a National Law University. Whichever NLU it is; some things will apply; things which are perennial and all embracing. Things like laws(?) And you’ll have to adjust to these things. I call it puppy...
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Q. I have made it to a national law school. What should I expect? How should I prepare for a life at an NLU? Ans. 1. Prepare to be crushed and subdued in everything you think you are great at. If...
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Agression is Important When Saurav Ganguly was the captain of the Indian cricket team he had with him two young left arm fast bowlers; Zaheer Khan (then 30 pounds lighter) and Ashish Nehra (then pot-bellied). Oops! Sorry for the digression. Ganguly,...
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Not many people here will know who Nitish Saxena is. But with nearly 850 facebook friends and many more in real existence, he is a popular chap. Add to that some amazingly deft hands at painting, an articulate mouth which shuts...
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Law Schools can be stifling, stultifying and discouraging at times. People look down upon the ‘other’; sometimes very disparagingly. A mooter thinks mooting is ‘the’ thing. The cool guy thinks that ‘mooting’ is for nerds etc etc. I believe we should...
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CPC, Chow Chow and Wow!The Civil Procedure Code talks aboutWhat Justice should look like,What the pleading should plead,How the pleader should open his mouth. There is a procedureOn what pen to use,On the sharpness of the nib,The colour of the...
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Note: Please read carefully. Hi Sir. This is my CV. Will you take me in?  Hi Sir, This is my CV. Will you take me in?   No reply. He doesn’t care. You don’t dare to talk it out.   Hi Sir,...
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THE FIFTH YEARS ARE LEAVINGThe fifth years are leaving: The mooters are leaving, the debaters are leaving, Their trophies, proudly in the library sit, Smiling at the newer faces.   The researchers are leaving, the writers are leaving. Their books and...
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This is a long poem and has no rhyming scheme but if you read it in a rhythm and read it for fun, things will rhyme. Note- What the associate of the firm says is in ‘CAPS’. Note (further) - Something...
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Crib means ‘to bicker’, says my dictionary. NLS cribs about its hectic schedule: the trimester system which doesn’t allow them to lead a sane college life. NUJS cribs how claustrophobic the 4-5 acre campus can get. NALSAR cribs how the college...
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Legal Poet’s story- Kaun Banega Crorepati: 1000 words of an emotive biography Someone had inadvertently disclosed my identity in a comment on the previous ’15 CV Tips’ posts. I was a bit anxious for I had blasted a law firm here...
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Some lessons and insights for lawyers from cricket:1.) Foreign players are popularAMSS, the leading law firm in India recently hired Niloufer Lam, a Banking law specialist from UK; recruited an Irish lawyer Paku Khan; and had UK Chief Operating Officer (COO) in...
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Pre-sript- The links in this post will take you to some invaluable articles. Please do click on them. I have spent quite some time researching for this piece. Links at point 3 and 15 are specially brilliant. Some of you might like...
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HIGH (in) COURT: A Drunk Mooter Prays For A Flowing Stream of Fun   If it may please the honourable court I would like to proclaim: The counsel is not ‘feelin' well, He swears in God's name.   The night before...
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CRICKET AND IPL : LESSONS FOR LAWYERS AND LAW FIRMS   Here a few lessons law firms and lawyers need to learn from the way cricket/ IPL is played. 1.)   Do one thing. Do it well. Irfan Pathan was a huge...
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