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Gaurav is a third-year student at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University.
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 about campus events, 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 Gaurav Kumar, a third-year law student at the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.
Why did you choose to study law? Did you have any other interests before deciding to pursue law school?
Law came to me unexpectedly. I had willingly taken science with maths in my 12th but I started to lose interest in it very soon. It was my inclination towards speaking and writing that somewhere drew my interest towards law as a profession.
I felt that a law school would give me more opportunities to explore things that I loved. I was not very clear as to what I would do after becoming a law graduate, what all I will have to read but I just felt that it would synchronise with my interests.
Why did you choose to become a Bar & Bench Campus Ambassador?
Bar & Bench gives enough exposure to opportunities in the legal field. Getting associated with Bar & Bench in itself is a big thing for a law student. One of the motives behind choosing Bar & Bench was also to experience how legal journalism works.
Apart from that, I was looking for writing and internship opportunities while applying for a campus ambassador role with Bar and Bench.
It provides a good learning experience in managing events and also helps in staying updated with legal developments and engaging in healthy law related discussions.
What are your plans after graduation?
My plans are pretty hazy as of now. One of my seniors advised me that when you cannot figure out what you want to do, start eliminating things that you do not want to do and I am currently in that phase.
I am really not looking for further studies or foreign LLMs, nor getting into litigation.
I will try to land up in a law firm, by the time I graduate, focusing on corporate laws. And to be honest, I can say how long-term I see it as a ‘plan’, if you ask.
The future is yet to unfold itself.