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5 books for corporate law aspirants

You will rarely find a lawyer who doesn’t read.  Even the ones who didn’t read before law school end up becoming avid readers after they graduate. After all, law school imposes on you to read case laws that run in 100s of pages and reference books so heavy that they can be used for basic …

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Update on the corporate law bootcamp

LawSikho is organising a 3-day FREE Online Bootcamp on How to kickstart your career as a corporate lawyer.  Date and time 12-14 June 2021 6-9pm Indian Standard Time REGISTER NOW If you have already registered for this bootcamp then don’t forget to save this event in your calendar:  Add to Google Calendar   Add to …

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How to become a Partner in a law firm – know from the partners themselves

Any young lawyer or even a law student wanting to work in law firms aims to be a Partner someday.  Most law firms are organized as partnerships, so traditionally, when a lawyer “makes partner,” that’s the time when he or she transitions from being an employee of the firm (and being paid a salary) to …

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5 reasons to choose corporate law

If you are a young lawyer or a law student then here are five reasons why you must consider a career in the corporate law:  1. Influx of new businesses  The number of new firms created in India saw an 80% increase from 70,000 in 2014 to 1,24,000 in 2018 making India rank third in …

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Myths around corporate law as a career

As a lawyer or a law student why is family law and criminal law more desirable and interesting?  You will find many choosing criminology, constitution or family law as a preferred choice of subject over others.  This is because it is easier to understand the motives of the parties involved in these subjects than in …

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Why should lawyers specialise in a niche area

Law students and lawyers are stuck between the industry, academia and expectations.  Law school teaches you theory but no practical skill for you to start working from day 1 after you graduate.  They expect you will learn the skills after you start working.  When you apply for jobs, no one wants to hire you because …

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3rd anniversary of GDPR

Many celebrated the third anniversary of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) yesterday on 25 May.  Although enacted five years ago, GDPR came into force three years back in 2018.  GDPR acts as a lighthouse for the entire global policy-making scenarios and illuminates long-held privacy and data protection values by experts across the last decade.  It …

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Why does data privacy law matter

Data privacy is not new. Protection of data has always been important from time unknown.  From locking the filing cabinets in the office to renting safety deposit boxes at the banks, humans have always safeguarded their personal data.  You would not want a wrong person to get hold of your passport or your competitor to …

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Pandemic proof career for lawyers

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the world has been catastrophic and it will be years for industries to recover from the disruptions caused by it.  However, the field of privacy and data protection are exceptions to this norm.  As work, school and health care appointments shifted to the digital format, a whole new slate of …

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5 lawyers who became privacy officers of big tech companies of the world

Gone are the days when the only option for a lawyer was becoming an advocate and practicing before the court or becoming a solicitor and advising the clients from the office.  Niche areas of specialization are fast becoming the trend, and part of the future for professionals. The Legal profession is not in isolation and …