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Magistrate Dr. Utsav Gaurav Raj & Dr. Shweta Gupta
In his cheerful interaction on the third day of the conclave, Dr. Raj focussed on and reading and said “Reading allows you to analyze yourself, gives wings to your imaginations, and enables you to push your limits.” “Life is all about dynamism.”
Talking about the judiciary as a career, Dr. Utsav remarked that it is a diversified field that helps to serve people, makes them aware of their rights and duties. Law graduates can choose from a wide variety of careers like Academics, Law Firms, Corporate Sector, Legal Advisory Board, etc. Internships done during years of study are also extremely significant. For pursuing Law as a career, a student needs to clear entrance exams like CLAT (Common Law Entrance Test) and AILET (All India Law Entrance Test) and can choose from an Integrated Course or a Normal Course. To qualify for the entrance exams, students need to have Basic Aptitude, basic legal knowledge, and Current Affairs. He advised students to go through the English newspapers daily and read magazines based on current affairs.
Dr. Raj highlighted that qualities like determination, discipline, intense passion about the area of interest, intense desire to achieve, and never quit are some of the qualities which every person should have to be successful.
Dr. Raj was accompanied by Dr. Shweta Gupta who is a professor of Law. She informed that Legal Publishing, Legal Journalism, and Legal Writing are a few of the alternate fields that are upcoming in Law. These would require an excellent command of English as a language and a formal degree in legal studies. Apart from that Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, General Knowledge and Mathematics are the other subjects that a student needs to master to qualify to get an entry into a law course.
The second stretch of day 3 was alight with Dr. Ruby Gupta who is a professor in Indian Military Academy, an author with Bloomsbury, Penguin, and other renowned publications. She describes herself as a Globetrotter, a former journalist with the Govt. of India, writer of eight books. Her books on Technical Communication, published by Cambridge, are a part of the syllabi of various universities. She advised students to read as much as possible. She insisted that one should spend time with oneself to be creative. “You must stop and stare at the clouds, mountains, trees, rivers, or just nowhere to be creative.” She commented. She also suggested some Good reads to enhance vocabulary.