Aspiring Legal Professionals Must Gain Multidisciplinary Knowledge: Veteran Advocate Ram Jethmalani

Ajeenkya DY Patil University–School of Law ‘First State Level Moot Court Competition’ was inaugurated by India’s Eminent Advocate—Ram Jethmalani in the august presence of legal aspirants in and around Maharashtra.

Addressing the inaugural session, Jethmalani said, “The lawyer who knows about law is a mason. The legal profession does not need masons. They need architects who not legal experts. They must strive to gain expertise in varied disciplines like politics, philosophy, religion, sociology and many others.

He appealed to the students to be proud of their own democracy and battle it out to fight the corrupt practices in India. He narrated his anecdotes and expressed his frank views on religion, politics, democracy and corruption in India.

Hrridaysh Deshpande- Member of Governing Board-Ajeenkya DY Patil University: “The Moot Court Competition is an avenue to foster learning and development in legal education. To groom futuristic legal professionals, we want to create learning opportunities to develop legal reasoning & argumentation.”

The Theme for the Moot Court Competition was The Jallikattu Issue’—where participants from well-known Law Schools engaged in intense arguments from diverse perspectives. It was judged by eminent legal practitioners in Maharashtra.