Freshers Of SOA National Institute of Law In Bhubaneswar Advised To Have Correct Perspective Of Society

Bhubaneswar: Students of law should not be satisfied with studying the law books but enlarge their vision to analyse everything happening around them to get the correct perspective of society, said Justice Debabrata Dash, Judge of Orissa High Court, on Sunday.

Addressing the 12th Orientation Programme for fresh students, who took admission into the SOA National Institute of Law (SNIL), faculty of legal studies of SOA, Bhubaneswar, Justice Dash said, “You should have a mind to delve deep into legal provisions and try to understand the same to widen your knowledge and perspective.”

“Your future doesn’t depend on the marks you secure in examinations, but on how you perform in your chosen field,” he said. Congratulating the students for opting to study law, he told them that they had chosen a good institute with good teachers.

Eminent lawyer and former Advocate General of Odisha Surya Prasad Mishra said a law student has to keep learning all his life. Knowledge, wisdom and intellect were the important ingredients to become a successful legal practitioner, he added.

Advising the freshers to develop the habit of reading all varieties of books which would expand their thinking, he said they should seek
guidance from the teachers to excel in life. “You should participate in all extra-curricular activities including in debates and Moot Courts to make your presence felt,” he said.

Sanjit Mohanty, another eminent lawyer, said the students studying law had the opportunity to become lawyers, join the civil service or work in the corporate sector. “It provides you a vast field and even offers the opportunity to become lawyer-politicians like Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and P Chidambaram,” he said and advised them to read the biographies of famous lawyers like MK Nambiar, Nani Palkhivala, Soli Sorabjee and Fali Nariman.

The programme was presided by SOA’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda. Prof SAK Azad, Dean of the institute, Prof Jayadeb Pati and Prof Prabir Kumar Patnaik, both senior professors, also spoke. The freshers have taken admission into BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB (Hons) and LLM courses.

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