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Women in black

education Updated: Apr 30, 2014 11:12 IST
Gauri Kohli
Gauri Kohli
Hindustan Times
National Law University

It’s not just the men, but many young women are taking up law as a career and are practising in courts. For Niti Arora, another young lawyer and IP university alumna who practises with the Central Government Standing Council at the Delhi High Court, being part of litigation is great.

“My work involves representing various ministries and the interests of the government working on arbitrations, civil suits and writ petitions among other things. There is a lot to learn and work with very senior and experienced advocates and judges. Recently, I appeared in different proceedings along with other young layers in a case where the court said that children with special needs could not be clubbed with economically weaker children under the 25% quota set aside for both these categories. Another great learning was when Justice Pradeep Nandrajog finished up to 200 matters related to the Army, the CRPF and CISF that were pending for the last 15 years,” says Arora.

National Law University, Delhi, graduate Devna Arora is currently working as a law researcher at the Delhi High Court and her long-term goal is a career in litigation.
“Keeping in mind my aptitude and strengths, it was a conscious decision to opt for the study of law. You can work at a law firm, a company, with an individual lawyer, with a judge, enter academics and research related fields, as legal journalists, prepare for civil and judicial services, PSUs and banks,” says Arora. After getting enrolled with the Bar, Devna chose to apply for the position of a law clerk-cum-research assistant at the Delhi High Court to get a better understanding of the judicial process. “My work mostly consists of conducting research on legal issues and preparing the Bench and research memoranda prior to oral arguments,” she says.