School of Legal Studies (SOLS), TNU conduct mock interviews, soft skills and
communication training sessions as part of the Career Counselling. SOLS has conducted
various sessions in the last few years for the holistic development of students to make them industry-
ready. For instance, in order to assess and train the final year students in the art and skill of
participating in an interview process, the School of Legal Studies, TNU in collaboration with
the Central Placement Unit of the Neotia University organised a Mock Interview on 29 th May
2023. The panellists included Ranjana Chattopadhyay, Chirantan Ghosh and Dr. Rakesh
Kumar Singh, Dean, School of Legal Studies, TNU.
This activity aims at preparing the graduating students for their future job interviews and
assessing their employability. The students are required to develop certain attributes and
skills which are pertinent to a lawyer. While possessing these is needed, demonstrating them, in a nutshell, is hugely important in order to impress prospective employers. The
employers interviewing cannot undergo a long taxing process to hire a graduate
amidst a sea of applications of graduates. They need to witness the qualities of the candidate
within a stipulated time.
The Mock interview was simulated with an accurate depiction of the interviewers by the
panellist. The participants were tasked with replying to various questions relating to the legal
profession in order to facilitate the demonstration of their knowledge and skills. The
questions included enquiring about personal details, educational details, knowledge of law;
drafting, writing, oratory, and argumentative skill; their ability to respond to questions. The panel
tested the confidence, demeanour and etiquette which a lawyer must possess.
The students performed satisfactorily during the whole process. They received detailed
feedback about their strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, many suggestions regarding the
necessary attributes, skills and knowledge were provided to all the participants in order to
improve their actual participation in interviews for the purpose of landing a job.
The School of Legal Studies has also made significant contributions to developing the soft skills
and communication skills of the students. The SOLS organised a one-day Seminar on
Innovation and Challenges in Intellectual Property Rights: Recent Trends in Research and
Entrepreneurship on 9th September 2022. The event by graced by Dr.Biswajit Ghosh, Hon.
Vice Chancellor, TNU, Dr Rakesh Kumar Singh, Dean, SOLS and Senior Advocate Biswajit
Sarkar is a distinguished speaker. The purpose of this event was to engage the students with the
industry experts and learn the technical aspects of IPR.
The SOLS has also conducted several classes on soft skills, language and communication for
final-year students in the month of November 2022. The students have imparted training
on methods and tools of communication, alongside the value of empathy, time management,
teamwork and leadership in their profession. The SOLS has also conducted a workshop on
participation in Youth Parliament on 10 th March 2023. This workshop was aimed at
inculcating speaking and listening skills, leadership, time management, empathy, work
ethics, professionalism and etiquette.
The SOLS is aiming at providing holistic development of students to make them industry-
ready. The students are provided with career guidance after knowing their core strengths,
weaknesses, skill sets, and attributes during mock interviews and career-counselling sessions.
Many suggestions are provided ranging from litigation practice to in-house counsel work.
Students are also outside of the traditional legal domain looking at their interests and aptitude.
Students of SOLS are provided support for placement and internships from the Law
Department and Central Placement Unit, TNU.