Putting aside worries of employment for fresh law graduates, MLA K L Chishi on Friday pointed out that there was no unemployment in legal profession. He asserted that he had not seen any unemployed law graduate till date, adding “Legal profession still remains a lucrative job”.
Addressing the law students of City Law College at their 13th annual social as chief guest, the MLA lamented that the scope of expanding the judiciary was daunted due to inhibitions of some departments. While at the same time, he also affirmed that judiciary in the state was still in its nascent stage.
Elucidating on the history of how law came about, the MLA pointed out that law was the command of almighty God, but used by the kings and dictators at their whims and fancies; with no presence of advocates and lawyers.
Defining the Indian law, Chishi who was also a legal practitioner himself said that it is flexible, amendable and voluminous while English laws were based on natural law.
Maintaining that legal profession was a noble one, the MLA asked whether the freshers had joined the college for a mere degree or by conviction.
“You must have a conviction to become a lawyer” he said.
Expressing his opinion on employed people taking up law, Chishi impressed upon regular students not to get discouraged but work hard to practice the legal profession.
Underscoring the need for practicing law after earning their degree, the MLA told the graduating class they would be lawyers only if they practice and if not, would remain an education degree holder. While reminding that practicing law was not an easy task, Chishi queried whether they were ready to practice after finishing their studies.
Earlier during the programme, the welcome address was delivered by principal of the college P. Leonard Aier while short speeches were also delivered by Moatila and Innoka Awomi on behalf of the outgoing students and freshers respectively. The other highlights of the programme included special numbers by Kahoshe and Lovili Sangtam.