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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I volunteered to teach kids from a ghetto, and came face-to-face with the education system for poor kids

I volunteered to teach kids from a ghetto, and came face-to-face with the education system for poor kids

This account is written by Pratyush Pandey, a law student from NLU Delhi. Before delving into an account of my experience as a volunteer for Aagaaz I would like to talk briefly about its origin and working. The Aagaaz project was started by Rajat Mathuria, Nikita Agarwal, Gunjan Chawla and Anshuman (2008-13 batch) in 2009. ‘Aagaaz’ is an Urdu word ...

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Frequently used Legal Databases in India – a quick review

Frequently used Legal Databases in India - a quick review

This article was written by Prakhar Raja Bishnoi, a law student, as a part of his internship application @iPleaders. With the advent of the internet boom and increasing accessibility to data many new kinds of information providers immerged or I should say organized information providers immerged giving access to the legal information in the form of documents in one place. From ...

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What can we learn from the Maori tribe about education? What this tribe does beats many expensive corporate training programs.

What can we learn from the Maori tribe about education? What this tribe does beats many expensive corporate training programs.

 Education is a cultural universal. While we tend to think that we have reached the zenith of education in our times, the reality is that there used to be sophisticated ways to learn that many societies had developed, which we have forgotten and are condemned to rediscover at great costs. I bring to you an excerpt from a book “Right ...

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Why do lawyers usually join politics?

Why do lawyers usually join politics?

P. Chidambaram, Salman Khurshid, A.K Anthony, Kapil Sibal…These are the names of some ministers holding important portfolios in the present UPA II Government. And one thing that’s common in these four people is that they are lawyers by profession. Now, the question that arises in my mind is that “Why do lawyers become politicians?” Even before Independence, prominent figures such ...

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Sales and marketing is beneath me: a story about a job interview

Sales and marketing is beneath me: a story about a job interview

One of my friends, who I really look up to for entrepreneurial advice, once told me this: “Selling and marketing is a way of life.” He is an engineer who worked with a robotics startup for a few years, setting up sales channels for them across India. Following this he worked with an MNC as a marketer for their cutting ...

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Why I choose to intern at a start-up

Why I choose to intern at a start-up

This is an article by Aayush Srivastava, who talks about his revulsion for mediocrity and why his life has always pushed him towards working at a startup eventually. iPleaders is lucky to have him around. Over to Aayush. While most of my posts are usually analytical in nature which seeks to heavily rely on data, in this particular post I ...

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