Author Archives: Ramanuj Mukherjee

Why and how to study law: An interview

Why and how to study law: An interview

Last month, Vanshika Mohta was interning with The Hindu, and she wanted to write a story on legal education – which was carried over here. I gave a short interview about my thoughts on various aspects of legal education. However, most of the interview remained unused – so we thought of bringing it to you with Vanshika’s permission. This is ...

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Open Book Exams

Open Book Exams

How to prepare for open book exams If you go to one of the better Universities or colleges, chances are high that you would have to give an open book exam some day. The Bar Exam in India is an open book exam. While it was not very common in India earlier – it is becoming more popular with some ...

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An Interview with Sramana Mitra: Founder of 1m/1m

An Interview with Sramana Mitra: Founder of 1m/1m

We recently spoke to Sramana Mitra, the founder of One million by One Million a global virtual incubator that aims to nurture a million entrepreneurs to reach a million dollars each in annual revenue and beyond by 2020, thereby creating a trillion dollars in global GDP and ten million jobs. Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant Sramana Mitra founded 1M/1M ...

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Online Law Degree and Courses from top universities around the world

Online Law Degree and Courses from top universities around the world

You must have heard us going on and on about online education in this blog. It makes knowledge more accessible, learning easier, and allows even busy professionals to continue college education in areas of their choice. It is much cheaper than traditional education, sometimes even free. It is often hailed as the future of education, though it is yet to ...

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Announcement: online diploma course on Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws to bridge the gap between academia and practice of law

Announcement: online diploma course on Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws to bridge the gap between academia and practice of law

NUJS is starting the third batch of its 1-year diploma course (from July, 2013) on Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws in collaboration with iPleaders, a legal education company focussing on making the legal education accessible to entrepreneurs, managers, decision makers, working professionals and law students. What does it take to become a good business lawyer? In order to do well ...

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How to prepare for day zero interviews

How to prepare for day zero interviews

  So the time of the year is here – day zero interviews at the top law schools in the country. In case you don’t know what that is – you probably need not read this article anyway. The top recruiters of law school students, usually law firms offering salaries in the range of INR 1 lakh per month to ...

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American Legal Employment Bottleneck and Lessons for the Indian Legal Education System

Written by Abhyudaya Agarwal and Ramanuj Mukherjee Some time back, we wrote about an employment bottleneck in India on this blog. The employment bottleneck essentially comes into existence when despite there being a great demand for good lawyers, the law graduates being pumped out of the education system remain unemployed because they do not possess the requisite level of skills ...

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Indian Education System: What needs to change?

Indian Education System: What needs to change?

What do we need to change about the Indian Education System? Education has been a problem in our country and lack of it has been blamed for all sorts of evil for hundreds of years. Even Rabindranath Tagore wrote lengthy articles about how Indian education system needs to change.  Funny thing is that from the colonial times, few things have ...

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Will Education make a comeback in India?

Will Education make a comeback in India?

Education has taken a back seat to entertainment today. There was a time when TV and radio channels used to broadcast education themed programmes for hours every week. Many people even bought newspapers to learn more about the world, to be more educated. Today newspapers have become entertainment, newshours in TV, even, are more about entertainment than information and learning. ...

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