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Campus Ambassador Threcy K Lawrence is a fourth-year student at the National Law University, Delhi
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 Threcy Joboy Lawrence, a student at the National Law University Delhi.
Why did you choose to study law? Did you have any other interests before deciding to pursue law school?
Deciding to pursue law came to me quite organically even though none of my immediate family was engaged in the profession of law. I studied in a school called Pallikoodam that was founded by Mrs. Mary Roy, who had spearheaded the movement for equal rights for girl children and women within the Christian community and eventually succeeded in amending the Travancore Succession Act.
The ability of law to create such a massive impact and recognize equality fascinated me even at a young age. Also, during my later school years, my interaction with many lawyers and professors of law made me inclined to this field of study.
I was both, challenged and intrigued, by the skills and expertise expected of an aspiring lawyer. These varied experiences were the contributing factors in my decision to study law.
I grew up in a family that was firmly rooted in business for over sixty years and was always around business-speak and clients in our household. So, I was inclined to follow my father’s footsteps into business but then I realised during my later school years that my skill-set was best aligned with being a lawyer.
Why did you choose to become a Bar & Bench Campus Ambassador?
I was looking for ways in which I could expand my research and drafting skills and also branch out of the ordinary law school activities, when I came across this opportunity.
I was excited to see how journalism operated up close and how I could contribute to the circulation of accurate and relevant news. I also thought it would be incredibly fascinating to meet likeminded students from across universities that shared similar goals and aspirations and I had the privilege of meeting a few of them.
Further, I was certain that it would be an invaluable opportunity to be the point of contact at my University to inform the various developments and events on campus.
It has been a delight to work with Bar & Bench.
What are your future plans after graduation?
I am still exploring my options and trying to be open to new experiences that would allow me to choose a field that amplifies my passion and skills.
However, as of now, I am at the fork between two options, LLM or Business School, but hopefully, the next two years of law school will give me more clarity on what I intend to pursue.
Whatever the option may be, I want to work in a purpose-driven Firm that is adding value to its clients, where I can be part of a global and challenging work environment under the mentorship of the top professionals in the field.