University of Calcutta

Practical Learning: Dept. of Law, University of Calcutta

This article was submitted to Ergo by Sristy Ghosh, a third-year student at the University of Calcutta’s Department of Law

One usually doesn’t elude an opportunity to boast about one’s University, and I am no exception. The  first three years of Department of Law, University of Calcutta’s  BA/LLB programme passes away with ease and enjoyment, but the final two years are full of practical days at the High Court of Kolkata. The frequent visits to the High Court, interacting with experienced Lawyers, watching cases, making notes on them, helps  us to comprehend the practicality of the Profession we have chosen. On the other hand, the advantage of the less pressure in the initial three years is that one gets a lot of time to participate in lot of co-curricular activities like Debates, Model United Nations and Moot Courts organized by the respective committees of our University and can also pursue relevant courses like Company Secretaryship and other Diplomas offered by various National Law Schools which will help to maintain a good Curriculum Vitae.

Attendance requirements are just 66.6% as per the Bar Council’s Rule, therefore we can indulge in a lot of internships and practical work from our initial Lawyer in the making days which also helps us to understand the practical aspect of the profession.

The senior-junior ratio in our University, certainly deserves appreciation for its amiability, and the University Union, though a Political one, has never forced anyone to join in or created any trouble, instead have always been beside the students. To conclude, if one wants to enjoy his or her college life to the fullest, this is the best place to be.

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