Alright I got a few people asking me why there have been no updates on CG. Yes, you guessed right, we shall blame the hectic NALSAR schedule again. It’s just been a whirlwind tour, the last few days. Half of us have been in Calcutta. Another half is out on conferences and presenting papers. Asad, the man himself, is at Bangalore.
So here’s the lone me on CG trying to write something to claim that we are able at multi-tasking.
Let’s get philosophical.
One must know why one is pursuing a certain course in life. For example, if you are a CLAT aspirant you need to know why exactly you want to pursue law. The inspiration behind the aspiration is of seminal importance. Why law? This is a question you shall be asked from Day 1 at law school and even at your recruitments or your SOPs for foreign applications or scholarship forms.
Is it because of the glam one associates with studying at a place like NALSAR or NLS? Is it the “your dream is my reality” feeling that spurs you on to a seat at the hallowed portals of these esteemed institutions? Or is the motivational factor big bucks—maybe the 15 lakhs pay package or the foreign law firm job paying you in pounds?
I may not have much locus standi to be pedantic on this issue and harangue you but is something everyone will tell you at law school, that law is such a vast body of knowledge with complications and complexities munificent that unless you really want to do the law, it shall be a very tough experience in your five years. Law school is not a place where you can pass your time in evanescent reveries while staring at the crepuscular sky. It is five year of sometimes sheer maddening hard work. You have to learn the law and love the law.
My own personal reason for doing law was simple. I loved the language, it being a forte of sorts for me, and I loved critical analysis and logical reasoning. Law therefore was just the right profession where the two are quintessential to better advocacy. Somewhere the point is just this: you need to want to do law, learn the law and if that leads you to a six figure pay packet surely that is wonderful but not do law for the package. The inherent problem in the latter being, you will fizzle out too soon. Law school is such an experience that it appeals to your higher reasoning and critical analytical skills.
Be sure that you want to do this. Five years is a long time. You should not question your decision even once.
See you at Justice City!
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – Shakespeare, Act II Sc.iii, The Merchant of Venice.