Being a law student is not easy. It is an amazing opportunity, but it is also highly stressful and there is always the horrifying possibility that you are wasting your time and fighting the wrong battles, and consequently not taking advantage of this amazing opportunity. This book will guide you to succeed not only as a law student, but also as a lawyer, no matter which college you go to, how good or terrible your faculty is, and whether or not you have a supportive environment around you. We will teach you to create a powerful environment for yourself that will make failure impossible. This book is not only great for non-NLU law students, it is of great value to every law student in the world.
This guide explores and answers all questions often asked by students at law schools very well. The depth with which the solutions are offered is stimulating. I am sure that this would make a brilliant (and insightful) read for any law student- be it from an NLU or a non-NLU.
Ramanuj presents us with an incisive analysis on the institutional dynamics within NLUs and Non-NLUs, and how they present hidden opportunities for students in both environments to capitalise on. I found some of the ways he hustled through law school especially striking, especially, the bit about networking with startups back in 2011. He also acutely captures his own struggles through law school in an authentic, conversational tone which keep the reader engaged, and reminds us that law school and law is also about shaping bright and talented knowledge-workers, something that most law firms forget all too often.
I've seen Ramanuj write well enough to convince me that blogging could land you a job. If this book doesn't make you believe in something as crazy (and true) as that, I'm not sure what will.
I myself studying at a top NLU (NUJS) can totally relate to this book. The book presents bitter truth and the sad reality and figures and what is behind these self-acclaimed islands of excellence and there is the burden of baggage that top NLUs carry. It is indeed no surprise for us that a person outside the realm of so-called NLUs can do better than NLU grads. This book provides useful foresight and step by step guide to achieve whatever you have missed by not being in NLUs.
This book has provided great strategies which are really helpful and it very clearly provides the message that graduating from NLUs is not the end all and be all and what really matters is the determination and work that one is willing to put in for their career.
As a Non-NLU student, I always have this at the back of my mind that somehow I get less opportunities to prove myself. The book clearly undermines that thought to prove that the NLU tag is a mere myth and any dedicated law student stands equal chance in the legal world, as long as one has compulsively worked on one's skills and personality and made him/herself stand out. Great work. Worth a read.
A non-NLU student gets to hear about National Law universities all the time in their college life. Our minds are filled with the ideas that NLU students are better than us, we should look upto them, we should do what they do from the first year itself. This book has definitely changed the way i look at NLU Students. It has given a good insight as to how a non-NLU student can do better than NLU students, and that the tag of NLU takes you only so far. At the end of the day what matters is how much time and energy you have invested in acquiring the skills that the profession demands.