The Amicus Podcast Episode 05: Dhvani Mehta (Oxford University, VCLP)

Dhvani Mehta is one of the founding members of the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The Rhodes scholar has spent a considerable amount of time at Oxford University; after her BCL, she went on to complete an MPhil and then a DPhil in law from Oxford. In this podcast, she talks about legal education, her … Continue reading The Amicus Podcast Episode 05: Dhvani Mehta (Oxford University, VCLP)

The Amicus Interviews: Dhvani Mehta on Indian legal education, LLMs and more (Part 2)

In the second part of the interview (you can read Part 1 here), Dhvani talks about focusing on academy and research in Indian law schools, the kind of lawyers that VCLP is looking to hire, and a whole lot more.     How do you encourage academic research in Indian law schools? One [way] is … Continue reading The Amicus Interviews: Dhvani Mehta on Indian legal education, LLMs and more (Part 2)

Studying the preferences of Indian law students with respect to foreign LLM’s

Over the past few months, we have been conducting online surveys for Indian law students interested in an LLM abroad. Broadly speaking, there are two goals behind this exercise: one, to understand just what the client (in this case a law student) has in mind, and what her future plans are. The other, and I … Continue reading Studying the preferences of Indian law students with respect to foreign LLM’s

The Amicus Podcast: Ep 04 with Tara Ollapally (CAMP Mediation)

Tara Ollapally talks about her own experiences as a law student, first at ULC Bangalore and then at Columbia Law School. She also discusses the urgent need to push mediation, especially in commercial disputes. And lastly, she talks about how lawyers can make good mediators, and whether our legal education equips today's lawyers with the … Continue reading The Amicus Podcast: Ep 04 with Tara Ollapally (CAMP Mediation)

The Amicus Interviews: Sidharth Chauhan, NALSAR University

Earlier this year, NALSAR University released a report on possible reforms at our country's national law universities.The report (accessible here) made a number of suggestions, and also included a fairly comprehensive survey of students across more than a dozen national law universities. The report’s co-investigator, and Assistant Professor at NALSAR, Sidharth Chauhan spoke with me on the … Continue reading The Amicus Interviews: Sidharth Chauhan, NALSAR University

Indian law schools and the rankings game

After the previous article, a kind reader (one of twelve I might add) sent me this link to a speech given by Associate Prof. Rahul Singh of the National Law School of India University. The speech, made by Singh as the chair of the undergraduate council at NSLIU, is interesting for a number of reasons - a … Continue reading Indian law schools and the rankings game

Introducing the Amicus Podcast: Episode 01

At Amicus Partners, we are always trying to make the LLM application process that much easier. And in order to provide as much information as we can, we have recently launched the Amicus Podcast. In the first episode, Priyadarshini and I discuss the broad aspects of the application process, the things one should keep in mind, … Continue reading Introducing the Amicus Podcast: Episode 01