January 04, 2023

Workshop on contract drafting

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Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts is a key skill for a lawyer. The week-long workshop on Career Skills: Contract Drafting and CV Building started with an introduction to the nuances of the skill with practical insights. The workshop was presided over by Dr. Shailashree Haridas, Dean, Department of Commerce and management and Advisor, Faculty of Law. Dr. Sujith Surendran, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law introduced the subject and Mr Tanuj Kalia, Founding CEO of Lawctopus, and Ms. Akanksha Mishra, Faculty Head of Lawctopus School conducted the sessions. The first session conducted by Ms. Akansha Mishra highlighted the need for students to inculcate contract drafting skills before graduation by emphasising on the building blocks required for the same. She ignited an interest in making a career through freelancing and upskilling through their law school journey. Mr. Tanuj Kalia, the founding CEO of Lawctopus and Lawctopus Law School spoke about the various aspects of career development in law school. He drew attention to the key competencies that are required to be adept in the field of law, reiterating that "a viewpoint, and not the only viewpoint" thereby motivating the students to find their areas of comfort to further enhance their expertise. The session made the students more eager to sharpen their skills, to make their CV, the one to stand out. The first day of the six day workshop provided an opportunity for the students to personally interact with the expert guest speakers. The workshop on Career Skills: Contract Drafting and CV Building organized by PES University in collaboration with Lawctopus was inaugurated on January 2, 2023.