- Apprentice Lawyer
Over the last two years, 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 Aniket Tanwar, a third-year student at the Law Centre II, Delhi University.
Why did you choose to study law?
I have often wondered what prompted me to take up. Subconsciously, I used to find law and legal process intriguing as a child. Moreover during my under graduation days while pursuing my bachelors in commerce during that time as a young audience of news, there were a lot of things that I was not completely able to comprehend when I read or heard about current affairs.
This, I believe, drifted me towards law as I thought knowing the law would be empowering and also be helpful in framing informed opinions about the happenings around me.
What made you apply for the Campus Ambassador post at Bar & Bench?
Legal research is a meta-skill and a pre- requisite for survival in the legal fraternity. Bar and Bench is one of the top notch and most renowned source of unpartisan legal news, and has published well erudite, insightful, and credible content which proved to be highly fruitful throughout my law college journey in fact before joining the legal world i.e. during my under graduation years too.
So it is indeed a giant in the world of legal journalism and I always had a craving of learning what's the modus-operandi behind such a benchmark venture which offers articles written by reputed lawyers, associates, scholars and students. In these testing times of pandemic, Bar and Bench proved to be a panacea for us, students as it proved as a one stop destination for all eruditely written legal articles, blogs, news, victual court proceedings and what not.
I wish to be a part of this lively venturous process of legal information dissemination and create a network in the legal field by engaging and working with like minded students from across the universities that share similar goals and aspirations.
Further, my college doesn't have any media partners in any events so I believe this campus Ambassador Program would definitely allow me to represent my law college before other law schools and seize every other opportunity to bring laurels to itself. I hope this would prove to be an invaluable opportunity for me.
What are your plans after completing law?
On the very first day at the law school it was inculcated in us that law is one of the noble profession whose sole purpose is service to the society in order to preserve the moral sanctity of the society. The fact which fascinated me was that the annual tuition fees charged from us for reading law is under Rs.50, which is least in the country.
So after graduating as social engineers from the law school we are indelibly duty bound to pay back those taxpayers especially the downtrodden on whose expense we are getting this highly subsidized education, by way of bringing about social change and development. Any path could be taken for dispensing this service.
For me as far as corporate job is concerned, I got the taste of corporate practice during my internship days and I found that it was not my calling. So I wish to try my fortune in Judicial services because I believe that being a judge would give me a perfect opportunity for the task that I intend to accomplish.
Moreover a judge is an independent arbiter upon the matter before him and he need not take sides like a lawyer, this is what I find enthralling about judicial services.