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Journey of Law Experts Explained by Advocate Aditya Goyal

Author : Aditi Kashyap

Updated On : April 19, 2023

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Summary: Get ready for an inspiring conversation in "Meet the Experts"! Aditya Goyal, an independent practitioner at Madhya Pradesh High Court, shared his journey and facts about the legal field. Despite not starting in law, he found success and reached great heights. This conversation is a must-watch for anyone aspiring to enter the legal profession!

About Adv. Aditya Goyal

Aditya Goyal was at the National Law University in Bhopal until 2016. He completed his graduation from there(2011-16). After that, Aditya moved here and there for a couple of years. He worked for Khaitan & Company,  Mumbai, for one year. Then did litigation in Delhi for a couple of years.

That forum where Aditya appeared was the path of his seniors in the Supreme Court and High Court of Delhi. Later, he moved to Madhya Pradesh, his home state and practised for two years. 

Read more: Law as a Career.

Conversation with Adv. Aditya Goyal

In conversation with advocate Aditya Goyal, a host of things came out. The journey of law experts is not easy though your interests make you ambitious and passionate about the job.

Many questions commonly arise in the mind of a law aspirant or any other student who has decided to opt for this field.

Our expert asked answers to all such questions to Aditya Goyal. Here, this article shares the best outcomes or critical takeaways of the conversation. According to Aditya Goyal, it wasn't his choice of matter more than a matter of chance.

The success of law aspirants is also affected by their interest in social studies. The one thing he considers a guarantee of personal and professional satisfaction for anyone aspiring to the law. The positive takeaway is that mind and work development occurs in the arena. 

What are the primary factors based on what aspirants can decide they should opt for law?

What are those deciding factors?

  • One of the factors that a student should consider is little interest in social science. Even if one has little interest in exploratory experience in sociology, it will help. Or anything similar to this context, for example, the functioning of society or the interest in constitutional laws.
  • Then, the law is the option an aspirant can seriously explore, which is a strong indication that can make a student opt for law as a career option. Law firms offering oversized packages are probably not valid reasons to opt for law.
  • Students aspiring for natural causes will follow up with interests. And then only better consequences will occur. 

What about business law BBA LLB? Do students also need to be interested in the constitution and laws subject matter to opt for BBA LLB?

No, it is not essential. An interest in the constitution, sociology, or others in the arena to aspire for BBA LLB is not required.

Suppose student interest is refined to the extent that site inclination in their mind to do BBA/ LLB or any business law which significantly focuses on business law.

Then, naturally, the direction of the student shifted to commercial law. For example, if a student is interested in how big MNCs manage their legal affairs. Or if they are very keenly following the TATA mystery dispute. Or

Suppose you are interested in the Amazon versus Reliance dispute. Hence, these indicate that business law appeals to you as a career option. Students used to follow that news intently and then must go to business law. 

Is the court practising differently from what is projected in the movies? 

Many students or aspirants who appear for CLAT Entrance Exam have a question: is law practice similar to movies? Such as the Harvey sector etc.

Aditya Goyal Sir says it is a more glorified version of what happens, and it has a resemblance to reality yet is an exaggeration of facts. There is no problem in watching such movies by the aspirants for CLAT as well.

Of course, you may consider the fact that it is theatre. Hence, the reality is not as glorious. Though, as previously said, it is satisfying after doing work. 

Read moreShort Tricks to Prepare for Law Entrance Exams.

How does a college for admission work in the field? Is it of prime importance?

The best ten national law universities, such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Calcutta, Jodhpur, etc., more or less offer promising opportunities for progress. It's up to students how they can utilize it, and how students work excels them.

Hence, if any student has a question, which one of the universities is better? The answer is one is where students utilize better or what they can make out of those opportunities and resources provided by the college. 

Opportunities provided by law universities

Many opportunities are enough to overwhelm students to encourage or excel in their progress. The students can participate in mood codes, debates, and competitions, and also, they can host in their colleges.

Other sports activities are also there. Internships for all places, policies, think tanks, litigation offices, corporate offices, legal research, paper writing, etc., are additional activities.

The other activity here depicts activities that function above academic work that students should do in Law Colleges in India. The more a student can utilize and participate, the more gradually develop.

It is also helpful in analyzing interest, where students' interest lies. For example, a student may be a good debater, and only the way to know this fact is by participating in the debate. Hence, it is suggested that students should explore these areas as well. 

What is the importance of marks obtained in law colleges in a student's career? Does it affect students' careers, or is it just a grade?

It does affect students' careers. It will be highlighted in the profession's first three to four years. It does affect students for placement, applying for masters, and most litigation chambers. Litigation chambers review the grade of students provided by colleges. So it affects students getting into the first few opportunities after college. In general context rank, the top five rankers' options may not be equivalent to rank 50 or 55. Although, Exceptions lie everywhere. 

It's evident because recruiters may analyze 100 students of the same batch; metrics may be wrong or right, but they matter, especially in the beginning(first two-three years after graduation). 

Read more: Placements at law colleges in India.

How should students interpret whether they are made for litigation or corporate areas? Where do their interests lie?

There are two best ways. Firstly, they should try all kinds of internships. Secondly, try and communicate with college seniors who are coming to campus. Students can interpret only by trying their hand in all the fields.

Most colleges have few alumni working as litigators, corporate areas, or policy theme tanks. Hence, try meeting with as many alums as possible; they can help you immensely, especially with career guidance. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, It is a healthy trend. India is growing. There is a need for lawyers to resolve commercial disputes. Even courts need good commercial lawyers. Hence, there is nothing wrong with it. It's up to the interest and abilities of students. 
Interest development decides the transition. Suppose Students feel more connected with the corporate field; it will be easier for them to transition. Initially, it may not feel straightforward. But, after a few months of getting a good payout and a working environment with a particular lifestyle. They will feel more connected with litigation chambers because most pay well. 
The two best significant traits that must be in a good lawyer are Legal research. Ability to read case laws(what is a particular case, to read 50-80 pages). They should have the patience to read that many pages to understand. Good Microsoft word skills. It is a very underrated portion, yet most important. Lawyers spend most of their time on Microsoft word. Hence, it will help a lot. 
The students can opt by analyzing their interests. They should give all fields a try. Ultimately, they can opt according to better performance in a particular area as their capabilities. 
Nowadays, most students who are joining law colleges have no legal background. Adv. Aditya Goyal himself had no legal experience. Yet, it is nothing to worry about. You have to put in a little more effort and can get good internships and placements. Legal knowledge can only help students in getting one or two internships. But not consistently for all others.

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