Over the last three years, we have built a network of Campus Ambassadors across more than fifty law schools all over India. These law students provide us with information on campus events and activities, as well as share legal articles.
This series of interviews is meant to turn the spotlight on these hardworking and dedicated individuals.
In this edition, we speak with Bhavya Adhana, a second-year law student at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
Why did you choose to study law?
Law as a career choice is not exhaustive so as to constitute a choice. It always appeared to me as a powerful means to many ends. Having always envisioned for myself a role in future that would constitute public interactions and to understand the intersection of various issues that plague the world I live in, law, I felt was a right road to go on.
Having values and principles of legitimacy grounded in it, law always had an appeal of something that one should be converse with, in line with my skills and interests that I always had in social sciences. I've always seen law as a powerful weapon that lets things make sense for you and fight injustices through a mechanism that is carefully etched. In this regard, I also wished to pursue law to examine its role in public policy, its sociological operations and all fields that it traverses. These multiple factors motivated me to pursue law.
What made you apply for the Campus Ambassador post at Bar & Bench?
'Legal Journalism' is one of the rapidly sprouting arenas within the precincts of law and justice. Within the national continuums, I could always understand the sublime essentialness of authentic, unprejudiced and reliable insights into events that take place in the legal sphere. Right from the beginning of my interests into legal news and courtroom discussions, Bar & Bench has provided a crucial platform for such dissemination.
To become a part of the organization, therefore, is the objective to know about the practice followed, etiquettes complied with, principles enunciated and how reach is established by a legal news platform. The secondary objective was also to raise awareness about opportunities and publish information about events of importance that take place in my university. NALSAR, having exhibited scholarly participation in legal academia and research since a long time also contributes to such delivery of law to the citizens. Through its programmes and contributions therefore, I felt there is much it can invoke participation in law through.
What are your plans after completing law?
Law being a very broad horizon of opportunities, I believe I am still exploring different disciplines and legal branches that blossom into career choices. Therefore, at this stage I feel it will be apt to maintain that my primary insights lie in antitrust laws and public policy. I find public international law and constitutional law as admirable subjects as well. Not confining my choices to individual achievements, I also wish to serve humanity by making voluntary contributions to issues of environmental importance, human right abuses, and human development.