INTERVIEW WITH MR. RAGHUNATHA SETHUPATHY, ADVOCATE, SUPREME COURT
Updated: Aug 7
Request you to introduce yourself to our readers.
I am an Advocate practicing in Supreme Court of India, New Delhi and has prior working experience in the field of Criminal and Civil Laws and is an expertise in the fields of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Company Law, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights. I have successfully worked on various cases relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and has represented home buyers in insolvency proceedings of various real estate companies.
I am a Keynote Speaker in conferences, seminars & summits and have authored and presented more than 11 research papers in various National Law Schools and International Institutions and has published Articles in Indian and International Journals. I professionally address various Institutions and Boards on topics like Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
My Philanthropic activity includes handling Pro-Bono Cases for Poor and Needy People, who cannot afford to pay litigation expenses and, spreading awareness in the Society. My Goal remains to be a good Human Being.
What interested you in taking up Law as a profession?
I did Engineering as Under-Graduation and thereafter I opted to get into law. The Inspiration and Aspiration to become a Lawyer came from my Father, who is a practicing Lawyer in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
How was your law school life?
My Law School life was amazing and I always enjoyed the old Campus Days. During Law School days, I had many opportunities to prove myself in various activities other than academics and I utilized the same.
What were the activities and internships you pursued in college?
I was the Student Convener of Debate and Discussion Society (DDS) of my College when I was in the Second and Third year of my College. I had gone to various National Law Schools across India and have presented my papers in those National Law Schools. I did two internships during my college days.
Please walk us through your professional life after graduation.
After my graduation, I worked under my Seniors for four years and learned everything from them. Thereafter, I became an Independent Lawyer and have opened my own Office at New Delhi.
How do you describe your year-long litigation experience?
My career in this field depends upon the kind of Hard work and Dedication which I will be contributing to my Career.
How much significance does CGPA hold concerning practicing in court, going for LLM, and going for judicial services?
CGPA is very important when you want to pursue LLM and want to get into Judiciary.
How does the current COVID-19 situation affect your practice?
COVID-19 is making me to read a lot, as during normal working days, we do not get time to read about other subjects. One should use this time to study more beyond law.
What are your comments on “virtual courts- courtroom of the future?”
The mode of opting to video conferencing technology in court hearings has to constrained to present Situation only as the same cannot replace the open court hearing system of justice administration. Lack of proper infrastructure and technology has been felt by those who have encountered the problems during their appearance in Virtual Courts.
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