IDIA Team consisting of Piyush Kumar, Gautam Nayak and Animesh K. conducted sensitisation in G S Jangid School, a residential school situated at the outskirts of Jodhpur. The principal of the school, Dr. Rekha Sankhla, was very enthusiastic about the sensitization and took an active part in it. She accompanied us to all the class rooms and introduced the team to the students. Although she had no idea about NLUs and CLAT, we could inspire her to believe in our cause after a brief introduction to law as a multifaceted career option in the present scenario.
The sensitization in G S Jangid School was on a small scale owing to the small strength of students in classes 11th and 12th. Nevertheless, it was highly interactive. The session started with a brief introduction about National Law Schools and moved on to the career options available to a law graduate from these institutes.
The response was overwhelming as students kept on asking question ranging from the pattern of CLAT to the subjects taught in NLUs. The single most important concern by the students as well as the faculty members was with respect to placement. Most of them were skeptical about placement, drawing parallels with the ever mushrooming engineering colleges which promised 100% placements but never delivered on it. It is always tough to convince an unaware crowd, especially with prejudices. However, we tried our best to give them the real picture and emphasized on the fact that one could not be lackadaisical after getting into a law school and it required a hard work before one could grab lofty pay packages. We also informed them that unlike other traditional/vocational colleges, NLUs do not have long breaks in the midst of the academic sessions and attendance was important. We also briefed them about internships which form a major part of the learning exercise in a law school. After an extensive lecture on mooting, conferences and publications, the young faces showed some amount of agreement. The rest is upto them as to the choices they wish to make.
An aptitude test will be conducted soon as a follow up.
Report Prepared by Piyush Kumar