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 Avinash Kumar Yadav, a third-year law student at National Law University, Delhi.
Why did you choose to study law?
While I was still studying in school, I had an epiphany upon reading J. Fali S. Nariman’s Before Memory Fades in 2015. Ever since then, I have exposed myself to various legal pronouncements of household names of this realm, including that of J. D. Y. Chandrachud and J. P. N. Bhagwati.
This has helped me to understand my own motivation for indulging in legal reading, i.e., to give back to society and uplift the underprivileged through my education. This is also part of the reason why most of my self-taught knowledge has been limited to the area of Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law.
This realization was only reaffirmed when I recently read Gautam Bhatia’s Transformative Constitution, validating my natural inclination for finding personal fulfilment and gratification in the uplift of others.
What made you apply for the Campus Ambassador post at Bar & Bench?
Over the years, I have used Bar & Bench as my go-to source for reading legal columns and news. I am pretty confident that many students in my institution share the sentiment.
However, I believe there might be a minute chunk of those who haven’t yet been exposed to the work Bar & Bench does in the above-stated areas of providing legal news and columns.
Further, my professional goals are consistent with the role offered in this programme since it only makes sense to keep myself abreast of all the legal happenings for a career in the Indian Judiciary.
What are your plans after completing law?
To effect these aspirations, I aim to have a crack at the Judicial Services Examination and serve the needs of my country, ridden by an ever-increasing backlog and pendency of cases.