This article was submitted to us by Siddharth Sunil, a first year student at NALSAR University of Law.
“We do not remember days; we remember moments”
– Cesare Pavese
I feel that as my first semester at NALSAR draws to a close, I should chronicle the brief (4 months) time that I have spent here so far. I am going to emerge, a fortnight later, proudly proclaiming myself as 10% a lawyer. Amidst all the legal and humanity jargon that is thrown around campus (and the omnipresent and pressing projects, deadlines, and examinations, that more than happily help us stay on our toes), I can safely and conclusively declare that I have found another home.
It would be unfair to say I miss my first home, my parents’ place (albeit I do), considering the fact that I live just about half an hour from the campus, and make it a point to go home for most weekends. However, the NALSAR Campus has more than compensated for the luxuries back home, a notable one being sleep (though the mandatory 75% attendance rule acts as a constant cause of complaint for hypersomniacs).
Life at NALSAR stands in stark contrast to life at other colleges. It is, perhaps, the first place in my memory where a person is, quite literally, judged more for the person he is from within, and less for the person he looks like. The student body’s views and representations are given immense importance. The 1st Years’ Hostel is a party zone, 12 hours of the evening, 7 days a week. Loud, booming and peppy music from numerous portable speakers ensure that there is never scope for boredom.
Innumerable memories have been made, within a mere four months. I can only revel in anticipation and eagerness at what the next four and a half years could possibly hold in store for us. Countless moments. Countless memories.
“Live your life while you still can”: while the NALSAR academic schedule compels us to do something completely different, the same also gives us enough pluck to breakthrough and set our own standards, rules, and live life. Not just King Size. But Our Size.
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