The Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies, under the aegis of the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad organised an orientation programme for the incoming batch of the LL.M. programme on 10th September, 2020. The orientation programme was graced by the august presence of Prof. Dr. G.S. Bajpai, Professor and Registrar, National Law University – Delhi and Prof. Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas, Professor and Registrar, National Law School of India University – Bengaluru.
Prof. Sarasu Esther Thomas highlighted three primary reasons for choosing a master’s programme as: a career in academics as a teacher, specialising in a particular area or to work in the field of research. She shared her wisdom as to how the students should approach this programme as a path to self-learning. She encouraged the students to explore and engage into activities that would stimulate their minds, help them grow and contribute their part to the academia and society at large. She emphasized on how this programme would help the students to read, analyse and express their informed opinions.
Professor GS Bajpai highlighted how this one-year program would guide the students to become responsible citizens of the country. He emphasized that the nature of this program is research oriented and that a dynamic relation between the teachers and students would be helpful. He encouraged creativity in students and accentuated on the need of analytical skills. He asked the students to develop their listening, reflective, interactive and communication skills during this program. He urged the students to challenge the status quo.
The event also marked the esteemed presence of Dr. Anup Singh, Director General, Nirma University, who stressed that there are Law and medicine are the two professions that are extremely knowledge intensive and thereby requires extensive training. He emphasized that law students should have multifaceted personalities. He stated that lawyers not only accept reality but are also capable of creating realities in the real world.
Earlier, Prof. (Dr). Purvi Pokhariyal, Dean and Director, Institute of Law, delivered the welcome note wherein she highlighted the importance of developing critical and analytical thinking in the field of research for post graduate law students. Prof. Nikita Koradia did the anchoring at the event. Prof (Dr). Tarkesh Molia delivered the vote of thanks.