MentorSpeak #4 with Shailja Singh

Are you still trying to decide between corporate law firm jobs, in-house positions, and independent litigation as career options?

Are you trying to figure out that law subject which can be your interest area focus?

Are you still trying to choose between corporate law, litigation related laws and so on?

Then this episode is for you.

There are far more options out there than the traditional subject areas or career paths for a law student.

Our guest in this episode of MentorSpeak is a very dear friend of mine from law school – Shailja Singh.

Shailja is an international trade lawyer and is part of the Government of India’s trade negotiation, policy, and dispute teams. She works as a Legal Consultant (Associate Professor) at the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Shailja has represented India in several WTO disputes and has been a trade negotiator at the WTO and FTAs, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) negotiations.

She has also worked at the Advisory Centre for WTO Law, Geneva; AZB & Partners, Mumbai, and ICICI Bank.

She has law degrees from the University of Cambridge and NUJS, Kolkata.

We talk about –

  • various career options available for a lawyer wishing to work in the sphere of International Trade law,
  • guidance to law students on how to embark on this career, and
  • her views on how to decide a career path.

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