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Much Ado about being a Lawyer

October 8, 2009

Stage – I [Preparation for law school entrance]

1. "Why are you not sitting for Joint Entrance Exam?" – my Physics teacher

2. "Your two years of studying science at plus two level will be wasted!" – my father

3. "People who do not get into anything else do law." – some random aunt of mine

4. "Nobody will marry a lawyer girl!" – my mother 🙂

Stage – II [After getting into law school]

1. "She says she never sat for Medical Entrance, I think she didn’t get through it, that’s why she is doing law" – jealous cousin

2. "I doubt studying law is as expensive as he claims" – my father’s office colleague

3. "Who will study in law college for 5 years? I will complete my Masters by then." – my friend doing Bachelors in Chemistry

4. "All law students have to do is memorise sections of Acts and case laws." – my friend doing Engineering

5. "I don’t see you studying for the whole semester; if you only study two days before exam, then why should I pay for the rest of the time?" – my father after seeing me loafing around a week before end-sem exams

6. "12 lakhs per annum! Are you joking?" – my aunt who still refuses to believe that quite a many from my law school do get that package.

7. "Hello, this is Aditi calling from NUJS Campus Recruitment Committee" – myself in 5th year

8. "I can’t believe 5 years are over" – all my batch mates on the last day of class

Stage – III [Professional Life]

1. "Oh, it’s great that you are a lawyer now; I can contact you for anything" – everyone whom I meet nowadays

2 "When can I have the draft ready? Tomorrow? – client

3. "Please finish that work and this work and those works by today" – boss

4. "I need a break" – lawyer friends echoing my exact sentiments

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. arzkiya permalink
    October 8, 2009 4:39 pm

    And I quote, “isnt blogger the more user friendly?” and “i like blogger templates more”. TURNCOAT

  2. Gaurav permalink
    October 9, 2009 4:17 pm

    daarun likheychhis….

  3. debosmita permalink*
    October 9, 2009 5:00 pm

    @Arzkiya: My quote in this regard – “I like the concept of pages, which was not there in Blogger”.

    I do agree with both your quotes, though.

    @Gaurav: Thank you so much 🙂 Keep visiting.

  4. sharothi permalink
    November 20, 2009 12:26 pm

    Stage – III shud start wid this conv-
    “long lost friend/ nosy neighbour/ one time sweetheart/ random uncle (with the most intellectual expression) :which ares do u practise in?
    poor me: u see, mostly civil, my senior..
    llf/nn/ots/ru(alleging): oh, u don’t do criminal?
    pm: na, not really keen on dat, plus..
    llf/nn/ots/ru(shocked):but u ought to hav’ been a corporate lawyer
    pm: ah, that’s..
    llf/nn/ots/ru(excited): do u know advocate mr. hubris hoodlum? he’s a bigshot..big house..big car.
    pm: must be..but don’t think i’ve personally heard of him..
    llf/nn/ots/ru(smiles): u shud meet him…he’s very well known..i had been acquinted wid the tenant of his son-in-law..nice fellow..ei toh ingland theke ghure elo[CAN’T BE TRANSLATED..TOO MANY OBSCENITIES]
    ..
    …at this point i generally receive my phonecall

    • debosmita permalink*
      November 21, 2009 11:50 am

      I agree…I agree

      Everyone thinks that we start out being specialists in some area of law; and for them there are only two – civil and criminal…For some reason, criminal law sounds exotic and civil law means “building laws, tenancy, rent etc etc”!

      I was recently told by someone “You are an advocate? Arre, if you sit in the Bankshall Court, you will get ready cash by just identifying in petitions”!!!!!!!!

  5. Prasad permalink
    July 15, 2010 12:48 am

    Nice!! Just a 2 questions.. Be honest!!

    1. Do you know about Criminal Tribes Act (VI of 1924)?

    2. Have you heard of Act IV. of 1893?

    • debosmita permalink*
      July 15, 2010 1:45 pm

      I know of the Criminal Tribes Act, having done a research on the same; however I had to google Act IV of 1893 to know that its the Partition Act.

  6. Prasad permalink
    July 15, 2010 6:14 pm

    I just thought to ask you. It’s not a test!!

    I actually wrote a surrealistic, dark and exploitation story about Act VI of 1924 before 4 yrs in my old warez blog. I got extermely negative response for that. People hate tragic stories.

    But your blog about Bhopal doesn’t deserve here. I suggest you to carry it forward to limelight. I felt like a mouse for my harsh comments for your other blogs after reading that one.

    • debosmita permalink*
      July 15, 2010 6:33 pm

      I am quite a master in weaving tragic stories, which you must already have notice 😉 Its a pity that yours did not get the proper audience.

      I am truly humbled about your comment on my post on Bhopal. And, as I said before, you are always welcome to criticise my post, if you feel they are to be criticised. No need to feel like a ‘mouse’ 😉

  7. July 23, 2010 2:01 am

    I have been there in the first two levels. hope to enter the 3rd one in a year. This is exactly what I have felt through these stages. cheers!

  8. tweedlethumb permalink
    March 11, 2011 2:23 am

    Wow !
    First stage ! Ditto ( except for the last point – I’m a guy )
    Phew ! 😀

  9. January 24, 2012 6:00 pm

    Interesting & Amazing!

    Quite analogous with that of a CA.

    For a CA , the circus starts from Grade 11 actually, with comments like, ‘ Science peli na?’.

    After enrolling for the course – Kon college theke korchhis CA? ( For the uninitiated, there’s is no ‘college’ as such to pursue CA from).

    Finally after becoming a CA, people ask for suggestions on stocks and shares!

    This post of yours has actually inspired me to start a blog of my own.

    Thanks. All the best!

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