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Hey , are u doing law !!!! ????

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aThe times when news channels are taking interview of IIT topper and newspapers flooded with coaching centres advertisment claiming the first ranker, parents of CLAT ( Common Law Admission Test !! , if you dont know ) topper were telling their neighbours " you know there is an exam called CLAT and my daughter has topped it". The reaction from other side was " oh she didn't get into engineering !! " . Unfortunately legal education in India has always been neglected post independence, thanks to Mr Nehru. Cancellation of BAR exam in 1961 further detioriated the legal proffession in India. It was a perception that only those students opted law who could not get admission in other courses. Even after the establishent of National Law Universities, premier institutions for providing legal education, the question comes has the mentallity of an average person changed ? i like the dialogue of movie 'Gulaal' : "Jo Kuch Nahi Karta Hai wo LAW karta hai". Even today if i say that i am pursuing legal career, people ask " Hey what ! Are you doing law !! ?? ". Prior to joining law even i had this mentallity. When i was suggested to give CLAT exam and pursue law , two pictures used to come to my mind. First any scene of Bollywood movie where court proceeding are going on, a lawyer in a wierd attire dramtically argiung with judge. The second image was scary one, the table chair and a typewriter outside the district court with my name written on it (May be because i had never seen a lawyer's chamber in my life ). About Law Firms, i never heard something like this exist , i just understood how they work after studying partnership act.
Since i am from science stream i always thought who the hell studies BA ? I mean its meant for fools, although after studying subjects like history and sociology for an year now i still have the same opinion. Though in misconceptions and confusion i appeared for the CLAT exam and unfortunately cleared it. Leaving all my prospects and opppertunities in engineering i landed in National Law University, Patiala. Amongts all my school classmates, i was the only one to opt this career. A few days back my friend called me. I asked him what he is doing these days. He said he is in some blah blah engg. college. He asked me and i said in a little proud voice I am n National Law University. He said what are u doing there ? I said i didnt get you ? He replied to me " bro i mean i got electrical engg. what did get ? ". i didnt had answer for that ..
Actually i am still trying to find out answers that why i came here. A one tiny semester includes moot court, projects, seminars, paper writing, conferences and finally exams which continue for almost a month following an internship which also surprisingly lasts for a month with no official holidays given by college.
I do hope all this makes better lawyers or India and legal profession gets back its dignity.


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