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10 things that might help you get through law school

-Radhika Agarwal (NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad)

From being a high school graduate to a final year student in law school, I have come a long way… and while I am yet to figure out the road ahead, I do have a fairly good idea of what not to do while in law school.

  1.       Do not live life in a CV-building manner.
  2.       Do not network with people merely in the hope of “making contacts” you might need 20 years later.
  3.       Do not do things you are not comfortable doing merely in the hope of fitting into law school.
  4.       Do not let everybody else’s opinions drown your own inner voice.
  5.       Do not follow the herd. Carving out your own way will be much more rewarding in the end.
  6.       Do not compare yourself with your peers.
  7.       There is neither any yardstick for measuring success nor any secret formula for making it to the top.
  8.       You do not have to moot in law school if you do not wish to.
  9.       Landing oneself a high paying job in a law firm isn’t the be all and end all of life.
  10.   Lastly, do not panic if you are clueless about your future. It is perfectly fine to be uncertain about life after law school!
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