Author Archives: Abhyudaya Agarwal

I don’t buy expensive things

I have heard horror stories of broken promises, stories of fraud. I have repented giving in, to bogus and empty claims in the past. Seems like I have finally got it – marketing and convincing is mere manipulation, never the truth. It is clear from what the media tells me. Stories from my home, neighbourhood and my personal experiences confirm my suspicions ...

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Should a law student study company secretary (CS) course?

Should a law student study company secretary (CS) course?

Pursuing the company secretary (CS) course simultaneously with a law degree has been a very sought-after choice for law students, especially those who want to work in the corporate sector (in a law firm or as in-house counsels). Many students have asked me how the CS course impacts their career prospects, so I thought of assimilating my thoughts here. The ...

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Why government officers learn business laws

Why government officers learn business laws

When we saw several government officers taking up the NUJS business law diploma course which was intended at entrepreneurs and managers, we were quite stunned. Naturally, we tried to analyse their career goals and professional objectives. Why would they want to learn business laws? We came up with some very interesting observations. Before we go in to the details them, ...

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Indian professors as amicus curiae, industry-academia divide and the birth of the practitioner-academic

Indian professors as amicus curiae, industry-academia divide and the birth of the practitioner-academic

This article was written by Abhilash Agrawal, a law student in NLU, Jodhpur.  Last year, Stanford Law School professor Joseph Grundfest and University of Michigan’s Adam Pritchard filed amicus briefs in the case of Halliburton Co v. Erica P. John Fund. Through its decision in this case, any day now, the Supreme Court of the USA will decide the future ...

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Are law schools creating social engineers? A hopeful response

Are law schools creating social engineers? A hopeful response

National law schools were started in the hope that they could create ‘social engineers’, but it is argued by many that the experiment backfired, with the law schools instead mass-producing transaction lawyers. A recent article by Gopal Sankaranarayanan (you can access it on the Spicy IP link) explains some of the mistakes that could have been made in implementing the ...

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Why mooting alone does not deliver success and what else you need – message to mooters

Why mooting alone does not deliver success and what else you need – message to mooters

Image from a moot court competition in Australia. In India, mooting is popularly perceived to be a strong indicator of a law student’s legal and argumentative skills. I have come across an interesting paradox related to mooters. To understand this paradox, let’s first reconsider the answer to this question – What is so good about mooting? What are the benefits of ...

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You’ve got to be kidding, Rs. 23,000 is insane for an online course

You've got to be kidding, Rs. 23,000 is insane for an online course

Rs. 23,000 is too much for an online course … I am not sure about how online courses will work… I should probably try cheaper alternatives which are available to get a ‘feel’ of online courses… When there are so many online diploma courses on so many different subjects being offered by so many people, why should you do this course? Why not a ...

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An unconventional hack to speed up arbitration proceedings (from a dispute resolution practitioner)

An unconventional hack to speed up arbitration proceedings (from a dispute resolution practitioner)

Arbitration is understood to be a speedier and more effective alternative as compared approaching a court in the event of a dispute – but is it really serving the purpose? Many foreign investors have been disillusioned with the speed and efficacy of arbitration proceedings in India. Indian businessmen have equally found arbitration proceedings unsuitable for fulfilling the promise of speedy and ...

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Business law can mean so many things – what do we teach in our business law course?

Business law can mean so many things - what do we teach in our business law course?

Steve Jobs said that everyone should learn programming, and everyone should learn how to read a contract. We don’t know about the programming bit – but contract? he could not be more correct. The diploma course in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws is based on the philosophy to make legal education accessible to anyone willing to learn business law. We ...

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