- 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 Charishma, a third-year LLB student at the BMS College of Law in Bangalore.
Why did you choose to study law?
When it comes to opting professions, I suppose there are two kinds of people - the ones who know, with certainty, at a young age what they want to become and the confused ones who take the longer route to get there. I belong to the latter.
It was through my lackadaisical years studying engineering that I figured out that the most one can do is find something that interests them and commit their hard work to it.
As such, my interest in law was spurred on by three factors - (1) the inter-connection the field had with the socio-political discourse in a democratic country (2) the direct opportunities it would provide me to contribute to the betterment of the society and (3) the argumentative and analytical aspects involved in advocacy.
As a final year law student now, I view legal studies as an intellectual pursuit of the highest order.
What made you apply for the Campus Ambassador post at Bar & Bench?
Bar & Bench is a leading online forum in legal journalism. There have been multiple occasions on which I have come across useful material during legal research, be it for the purpose of moot court competitions, writing articles or assignments.
The orders and judgements of various courts found at the end of the articles on Bar & Bench are particularly helpful.
When I read about the Campus Ambassador Programme 2020-21, the job profile and the opportunity to work with Bar & Bench convinced me to apply.
I was elated when I was chosen for the role and look forward to fulfilling my responsibilities to the best of my capabilities.
What are your plans after completing law?
My goal is to become an advocate par excellence and ultimately a well-trained legal mind. Upon completing my undergraduate studies in law, I am planning on pursuing a masters either in the field of Constitutional and Administrative Law or Technology Law.
Here is to hoping that works out!