Legal Careers Abroad: Public Interest Litigation in India

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What happens when people can't go to court to enforce their rights? Maybe they don't know about their rights. Maybe they can't afford to hire counsel. Whatever the reason, these are some of the moments when public interest attorneys can step in and make a difference. Pravin H. Parekh, one of Indian's foremost public interest lawyers, presented "Public Interest Litigation: Boon to the Indian Public" as part of Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession’s speaker series on building a meaningful career in law.

In the video, Parekh explains the ins and outs of the court system, litigation, and policy in India. Like Globalization and Lawyers in Emerging Economies and Hot Legal Careers: Global Trends in Compulsory Patent Licensing, this is a must-watch for lawyers considering careers serving companies with operations in India or clients that may be impacted by Indian law.

Parekh is a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India, president of the Confederation of Indian Bar, the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, and the former head of the elite law firm, P.H. Parekh &Co. He received one of the highest honors given by India's president. He earned his BA (Honors) in Economics and Statistics from Elphinstone College in Bombay and his LLB (First Class Honors) from Government Law College in Bombay.