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Meet our Campus Ambassadors: Mallika Kapoor, Aligarh Muslim University

Mallika Kapoor is a a second-year law student at Aligarh Muslim University.

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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 Mallika Kapoor, a second-year law student at Aligarh Muslim University.

(Edited excerpts)

Why did you choose to study law? Did you have any other interests before deciding to pursue law?

I wanted to pursue law since I was in the 10th standard and I became quite ascertained about doing so when I had read the very famous letter by Justice Felix Frankfurter to the 12 year-old Paul in which he described the most innate qualities of a truly competent lawyer.

I realised a person who studies and practices law is one of the most dynamic persons in the society. Also, my love for debating and public speaking naturally drove me towards the legal field.

During my school days, I was really passionate about getting into the aviation sector but eventually I realised, it wouldn’t really work out for me.

Why did you choose to be a Bar and Bench Campus Ambassador?

I personally believe that in India most of the legal Journalism is at a very nascent stage and I wanted to join Bar & Bench as it is one of the very few prominent names in the arena of Legal Journalism which I believe is because of their unique reporting style which is somehow missing from the newspapers or magazines that we read every day.

I wanted to bring this reporting style at the discourse of every law student at my college who would then appreciate the difference between Legal Reporting and General Reporting which is a prerequisite for every legal professional.

What are your future plans after graduation?

I guess if at all this year has taught me anything, it is that life doesn’t really work the way we plan it to be. It unravels in its own mysterious ways.

Nevertheless, I have some plans about doing my masters abroad but I haven’t really decided the field of law in which I would like to acquire a specialization.

Additionally, I would also try my luck at the Judiciary examination.

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