INBA’s 2nd Academic Tour: Student Delegation to United Kingdom
Pursuant to a successful academic tour of the US in September, 2016, nine law undergraduate students joined INBA’s second edition of the academic tour to UK to learn the legal practice, LL.M programmes and parliamentary system of UK. The delegation was in the UK on an academic tour from February 05 – 14, 2017. During the tour, the delegation visited, and had meetings with officials of the Law Society of England & Wales, British Members of Parliament including Mr. Virendra Sharma MP, Sir Edward Garnier QC MP and Mr. Shailesh Vara MP , SOAS School of Law , Youth Division and Rule of Law Division of The Commonwealth , India in UK (High Commission of India, London), Middle Temple , Outer Temple Chambers , Barristers from Barrister Chambers including Brick Court Chambers, Essex Court Chambers, One Brick Court Chambers and 33 Bedford Row Chambers, Zaiwalla & Co LLP , Commercial Court (England and Wales) , Royal Courts of Justice , London Metropolitan University , Hengeler Mueller Law Firm London Office, University of Greenwich , The University of Law , UK Government Minister – Mr. Alok Sharma & Bureaucrats at Foreign and Commonwealth Office , UCL Laws , King’s College London , Three Crowns LLP Law Firm London Office, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple , National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK – NISAU, Buckingham Palace, BPP University Law School and QML School of Law.
The students during the panel discussions on “Parliamentary practices and its role in the development of law” and “Powers, Privileges and Immunities of the Parliament” hosted by Mr. Virendra Sharma MP at UK Parliament, learned about the nature and functioning of the British Parliament in contrast with the Indian Parliament. They also visited the House of Lords and the House of Commons where they had a glimpse of the British Prime Minister, Hon’ble Ms. Theresa May defending the decision of BREXIT from the incessant accusations of different MPs.
The delegation got the opportunity to gain a deep insight about the LLM Programme and interacted with some current LLM students including students from India. Zaiwalla & Co on February 8th hosted the student delegates at The Law Society in a closed door, interactive networking seminar, to introduce Indian law students to the UK legal landscape and profession. The event’s main aim was to spearhead cross country partnerships between the Indian and British legal sector, with the view to expand the scope and interest of Indian students to pursue world class education in the field of law at some of the world’s finest universities based in the UK, offering direct access to the country’s legal market. This event was an eye-opener for students to understand and familiarize themselves with the possibilities in the legal sector, and especially the benefits of the British legal sector.
The key takeaways of the tour for the students have been the professional opportunities lying for them in the International Legal Market.
The students participated in this tour are:
- Shruti Gulia, Student at Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
- Kirthana Khurana, Student at Law, University of Delhi
- Spandana Nagesh, Student at Law, School of Law Alliance University
- Shambhavi Shivani, Student at Law, Chanakya National Law University
- Sumit Nagar, Student at Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
- Harish, Student at Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
- Suyash Sahai, Student at Law, Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad.
- Avineet Singh Chawla, Student at Law, Punjab School of Law, Punjabi University
- Mukesh Kumar Vashisht, Student at Law, Punjab School of Law, Punjabi University