- Apprentice Lawyer
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 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 Rose Pullen Sajan, a first-year student at the Government Law College, Thrissur
Why did you choose to study law? Did you have any other interests before deciding to pursue law school?
Law came to me quite unexpectedly. As a teenager, I had always been unclear about which career path I should choose. I applied for all the available entrance exams in India. I started preparing for entrance exams continuously, but the only area that intrigued me and kept me thinking was law.
I realized that the legal profession is one such discipline that can provide access to most of the other subject areas. One can branch out into a specialized area of law starting from the most commonly practiced area like criminal or civil law to emerging fields like sports or technology law.
Studying law provides you with a base to appear for various government exams, as well as opening up the opportunities for judicial services. For these reasons, I was unwavering over my resolve to pursue law.
Why did you choose to become a Bar & Bench Campus Ambassador?
I entered law school without any prior knowledge about the area and the only thing that I had was the desire to learn and explore.
I realized that to get the drift of the legal profession, it was natural for me to get curious about the inner workings of the field- and what better way to do that than to work with Bar & Bench!
Bar & Bench is the leading organization in legal journalism. I was astounded by the effort taken by such an organization to mould and train upcoming lawyers by giving them a platform to develop and present their talent in research and writing. The inclination that Bar & Bench has towards updating future lawyers with the latest happenings in the industry had also intrigued me.
Hence, I had a penchant for applying for the Campus Ambassador Program.
What are your plans after graduation?
As of now, I am still exploring the opportunities available in this vast field through internships. Only time will tell what my future holds.
Nevertheless, I would like to appear for government exams at the same time, and I also have a keen interest in pro bono litigation.