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 Raqeeb Ul Hassan, a third-year law student at the Central University of Kashmir.
Why did you choose to study law?
To begin with, I never had any plans to pursue a career in law. I would say the choice was more adventitious rather than a pre-planned one. Coming from a Science background, I aspired to become a Doctor which, for better or worse, felt flat.
Nevertheless, I got enrolled in a Five Year Integrated BALLB Programme at Central University of Kashmir.
After entering into the law school and thereafter, now having spent three years at studying law, I began to understand and admire the essence of the subject and its nature, scope and utility in Society.
Today, I say this with full conviction that if I had any preliminary exposure to this stream earlier in my academic career, my interest and choice would always have lain here.
I find Law as an existential institution for an ordered and well equilibrated society and so is its study and awareness for overall Personality and Societal Development. Legal Theory and Jurisprudence backing every law and legal fact, the reasoning and decision making involved in legal problems, always fascinates and interests me. This is what I cherish today in studying Legal Studies and espousing it as my field of study.
What made you apply for the Campus Ambassador post at Bar & Bench?
After engaging myself in this professional field, I felt a need to further hone my skills and to gain more experience related to various dimensions of this discipline. T
herefore, I developed an interest in working and interacting with different organizations, institutions and people associated directly or indirectly with this field.
And that is the reason what made me to actually apply for the Campus Ambassador post at Bar and Bench. Furthermore, when it comes to the legal news updates and reportage, one such reputed contributor which comes to the minds of people and especially to the Legal Fraternity is the platform of “Bar and Bench".
What are your plans after completing law?
About my future goals and plans, I endeavour to extend my academic achievements and to explore this commanding and pre-eminent discipline even more further. I emulously wish to serve at the Bar as a Legal Practitioner and would also relish being the part of the Bench.