I don’t see a reason why, as litigators, we should not venture out to seek knowledge from every possible source, and see how we can use that to assist in the development of the law.
Though the MPP was new, I found the programme well-structured, with sufficient exposure opportunities. It was one year, as opposed to most other policy programmes which require a two-year commitment.
The Amicus blog began life sometime in August last year, starting off with some (very) rudimentary advice on how to go about the LL.M. application process. Since then, the blog has carried some interesting interviews and posts, with the most popular being the First-Person Account (FPA’s) series.
Lakshmi Neelakantan on her MSc at the University of Oxford, doing a non-LLM master's, advice for the Indian law graduate and more
Aishwarya Amar is currently reading the BCL at Oxford University. A graduate of Symbiosis Law School, Pune (18), Aishwarya shares her thoughts on what makes the BCL special, the Cornelia Sorabjee scholarship and a whole lot more.
Kanad Bagchi discusses Indian law schools and the research spaces they have created, the advantages of studying abroad, and a whole lot more.
In the second part, Kanad Bagchi and I discuss legal academia, the BA LLB degree and the future of Indian law schools, working in India, and a whole lot more.
I am particularly excited to speak with Kanad Bagchi, (KIIT Law School '13) who is currently a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute
Kanad Bagchi on his reasons for taking up a master's program at the Europa-Institut, being a research scholar means and the MLF at Oxford University
Ayushi Agarwal, a Weidenfeld-Hoffmann scholar at Oxford University, talks about the BCL course, admissions and much more.
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)
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)
Dhvani Mehta discusses her own experiences at Oxford University as a BCL student, an MPhil and then a DPhil.