This interview has been taken by Nikhil Pal, Campus Leader at Lawctopus and second-year learner at Law Centre 2, faculty of law, Delhi University.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hello, everyone who is reading this blog, my name is Vaibhav Soni an aspiring lawyer who was once an engineer. I am pursuing my LLB from the Faculty of Law at Delhi University. I am doing my internship in the G.B. Nagar district court under Advocate Dharmendra Verma. I too did an internship under Supreme Court advocate Rohit Pandey.
I am also associated with the student organization ABVP. Currently, I am vice president of my college unit, and previously I handled the responsibility of being Project Utthan Coordinator.
What is your source of inspiration or your driving force for law as a career?
From my childhood, I always wanted to do something about venerable sections of society. Going to be a 2nd gen lawyer, in my childhood I was not involved in his office matters but while I was doing my graduation, I saw how my father used to listen to the problems of people and gave his best to always provide justice to them.
Seeing people getting justice I became more and more interested in pursuing law as my career.
How do you get admission to Delhi University law school, what is the exam pattern and how do you prepare for this?
My favorite read is always about politics, crime, injustice, etc. So, clearing the DU LLB entrance exam was not that difficult for me. If anyone is going to write this exam, my suggestion would be you can prepare by yourself. I did my preparation from books and YouTube.
There are also several telegram channels from where you can take help.
What was your plan on doing in the near and distinct future?
I am passionate about litigation and would go for it without any second thought.
Tell us about your internship experience?
Doing an internship in a father’s guidance has its perks and disadvantages. You are the boss of the office and nobody is going to question you for anything. As you don’t have performance pressure, it is hard to step out of your comfort zone and grow to your full potential.
There is no free time from work as you will have cases discussion at home too.
What Subject do you like the most? And what is the reason to be liked?
Being interested in geopolitics, Indian polity, and government administrative affairs I find reading WCC very interesting. WCC covers cases that affect society to a large extent that I find very interesting to read.
What would your 3 biggest pieces of advice be for new law students entering this field?
Only syllabus is not enough, try to gain extra knowledge through reading case laws, judgments, findings, research papers, reports, etc.
Law being a practical course try to learn as much as you can as nobody is going to spoon-feed you in your internship.
If you are pursuing law as a career that will give you good financial strength just after your degree, then change your mindset and work accordingly. It requires 3 to 5 years of work experience to earn a decent amount of money.
Any Parting advice to our readers?
My parting advice for my younger brother and sisters who are willing to join this noble profession is that you will definitely get success if you have faith in yourself.
Be humble, and do work hard.
This Interview is a part of our Star Student/Faculty interview series wherein our campus leaders interview the star student/faculty of their college. Stay tuned for more!