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Krishna Rao








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Tell me about yourself ?

I am a corporate lawyer. The best description is as follows. Lawyers are an essential feature of every developed legal system. Without accessible lawyers to provide citizens with competent representation, the ideals of the legal system ring hollow. Legal aid is a right recognized by the European Convention on Human Rights. ‘Lawyers’ explores the role of lawyers and the differences between common law and civil law jurisdictions. It also examines how the profession is regulated. Although the majority of lawyers never set foot in a court, the essence of lawyering is the battle waged on behalf of the client. The skills of advocacy—whether in oral or written form—are paramount. Law is often war, and the lawyer is the warrior

What inspired you to make your career in the field of law?

It was an evolved aspiration throughout my secondary schooling. As such, since I do want to make a positive impact on my country, however small it may be, studying law and eventually becoming a lawyer is one of the ways I can accomplish that goal. More directly, seeing how lawyers can make sure people get healthcare, education and have their rights respected when those have been denied (whether by demanding that a law be applied or by legislating), is in part what inspired me to study law.

However, that’s not the only reason. I really like other fields outside of law, such as sociology, but the problem is that having a degree in sociology is not very valued by the market, so it wasn’t a very sensible choice for an undergrad (by the way, that’s also the reason why I did not study biology). Therefore, better job prospects in law than in sociology also inspired me to study the former. Thankfully, I can do a double major, and there is significant overlap between the two, so it’s not all that bad.

What are your strengths?

People skills, language barriers, Fluent Verbal Communication. Superior Writing Skills. Logical and Analytical Rationale. Extensive Legal Research.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?

I don’t have a specific title or role selected for my 5/10 year plan. What’s important to me is continuing to learn new things, get better at what I know and progress in my career at a reasonable pace. Working with sophisticated professionals is also crucial – as I feel like I’m at my best when working with other high quality people. This opportunity is appealing to me because of the complex nature of the deals as well as the diverse responsibilities, which will enable me to broaden my skill set. The company’s reputation and culture are also great and that is appealing to me as well. So I see this opportunity as one that can help me more forward in a positive way

Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.

My work at university that has continued to inspire students now. my academic career is something I continue to be proud of. I then went to work and tried many cases as a young lawyer in front of juries with a great deal of success. My trial skills have served me well over the years.

What is your dream job?

What I'm doing right now i.e., part time litigation and occasional pro bono work. my academic career is something I continue to be proud of. I then went to work and tried many cases as a young lawyer in front of juries with a great deal of success. My trial skills have served me well over the years.

What would you look to accomplish in the first 30 days/60 days/90 days on the legal job?

learn what is expected of me, understand my job profile, focus on settling in socially. In addition to getting to know the team and getting fully up to speed with the role, there’s a lot I want to accomplish during my first three months

Discuss your educational background.

Secondary schooling in karnataka KV, BAllb hons at NLSIU bangalore, Masters LLM at Kings College London. For my LLM I considered several schools when I was initially applying to colleges. I chose to begin my education at a community college because of the flexibility and cost savings it offered. While attending school, I was also working 30 hours per week and supporting myself.

Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.

tackled it at the throat no matter how many times i fall. Explain the event/situation in a few concise sentences. Explain the actions you used to complete your task or solve your issue. This is the place to be very detailed and specific so take your time providing this information.

What motivates you?

The image of where i want to be in my head. meeting deadlines, targets or goals. mentoring and coaching others. learning new things. coming up with creative ideas to improve something. I have always been motivated by the desire to meet a deadline. Setting and reaching deadlines gives me such a sense of accomplishment.

Are you a leader or a follower?

a leader and a mediator. like to think of myself as both a good leader and follower. I approach each situation differently, and I respond to what it needs from me. I enjoy leading projects that relate to my strengths, but I'm also happy to follow the lead of others who may be a better fit

What was the last law book you’ve read for knowledge?


Your interests apart from studies?

Horse Riding and golf. ravel. Volunteering, community service or charity work. Sports such as competing on a team or in a league, hiking or other exercise

The best experience and a success habit you would like to share for our readers that would encourage them.

Form a hardrock schedule that you can stick to efficiently no matter what you do in a day. Get Organized. Making a plan for what you're going to do and when you're going to do it will make sure you're always ahead of the curve - literally. Don't multitask.

Advocates Pedia Foundation have committed to establish Advocatespedia like Wikipedia, Any Opinion or Suggestions?

Interviews such as this should be constructed keeping in mind the preoccupations and time constraints one has. Unnecessary details that this form requires should not be mandated... apart from that, great work.

Where are you working currently?

I have taken a short break to focus on possible retirement and startup plans in the energy sector right now

Any suggestion for new lawyer?

Follow everything or anything that you can grasp onto quickly. Don't hold onto initiatives that drag you down. Find a mentor, and don't be afraid to ask questions. ... Forget work-life balance, but be kind to yourself. ... Negotiate like a pro. ... Master practical legal skills, including advocacy and drafting. ... Manage your time, and record all you do. ... You might also like to read.

Interviewed by

Rishabh Jayasimha