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Aarvi is a fourth-year student at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Since late last year, we have built a network of Campus Ambassadors across more than fifty law schools all over India. These law students have been providing us with information on campus events and activities, and also sharing legal articles.
This series of interviews is meant to turn the spotlight on these hardworking and dedicated individuals.
In this edition, we speak with Aarvi Singh is a fourth-year student at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.
Honestly, law was never my first choice, look at CLAT pattern of exam, it is a reservation for a few (even when it’s open for all exam). A student who is not well versed with computer system could not sit for the competition (I am not commenting on the current pattern and restricting myself to the 2016 pattern of the exam).
There was no single institution in my hometown or any school that helped any student for law competition. I was preparing for engineering, but it never interested me to opt it as a career choice, around November 2015, I decided that I would not opt for engineering.
After much brainstorming, I chose the road less travelled as my earlier perception of law was that I would be needed to read a lot and then present my case which I found much easier than mugging chemistry formula.
Bar & Bench has a good standing in the legal fraternity. Legal journalism is still in its nascent phase yet Bar & Bench has set the benchmark by offering most intriguing articles written by reputed advocates, associates, scholars and, students.
For a profession, it’s a one place stop to read the latest updates and analysis of legal developments but for law students, besides the above-mentioned services, it has been a part and parcel of their struggle.
I clearly remember the protest phases of NLUs and the efforts by Bar & Bench in highlighting the plight of students.
Anyone can find a platform that discusses law, but its Bar & Bench that discussed the problems within the law and the problems of students who earlier had no other platform to let the world know what they are facing every day in law schools or in workplaces.
For all the above reasons, I applied for the program.
My plans after graduation is to join a law firm. Litigation has its own charm but comes with many roadblocks. A person needs to have a financially supportive family and even when my parents can support me, I personally do not want to depend upon them post-graduation.
I am also working on my tech-related initiatives so, I would continue to carry them even after my graduation.