Kaveri Thimmaiah

Kaveri Thimmaiah

Advocate, High Court of Karnataka

“It has been 15 years since I have graduated from college and the memories remain fresh.

I am currently heading the Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Practice groups at Lawyers Transcontinental, a multi – disciplinary law practice at Bengaluru.

We had a college reunion with my batchmates early this year and it was a matter of immense pride to see my friends flourishing in their chosen line of practice. While one must not discount the respective individual’s efforts and hard work put into their career, a mere reflection on the calibre of graduates being churned out each year from JSS Law college is clearly an indicator of the academic reputation that our college enjoys and rightly so. It is no surprise to me, then, when I come across an articulate advocate in court and I learn he/she is an alumnus from JSS.  The focus while at college was never restricted to academics. The five years in college flew past with participating in international moots, attending leadership camps, representing the college in Badminton and athletics at the University level, running the literary club, conducting awareness on environmental issues, being a member of the Academic Council of the Mysore University, debating across colleges at Mysore, participating in cultural activities and all this while preparing for class seminars and tests. I wonder if all this would truly have been possible without the constant support, belief, faith (and yes, the occasional push) by the wonderful team of teachers we had, led by our esteemed Principal, Prof K S Suresh.

I would be remiss to not mention a few of our lecturers- Smt Vineeta Prasad, Smt. Vanishree, Sri Basavaraju, Sri Suresh Kumar, Smt Usharani, Sri Prabhuswamy, Sri Nagendra Murthy, Sri Nataraju, Sri Shivananda Bharathi, visiting faculty -Sri Phaneesh, Sri Prasad and the ever-helpful librarian, Sri Prasad.  Good teachers they say make good students. The accolades that I enjoyed at college and the skills and abilities I currently possess as a lawyer   are majorly attributable to my teachers.

A message to those who have chosen to pursue law – There is no substitute for hard work , take advantage of the wide array of facilities that the college has to offer, participate in as many activities as possible especially those that involve honing up legal skills , make sure to intern under different areas of practice ; practice networking and last but not the least , feel free to connect with your teachers , seniors and alumni , they will always have good advice to offer.”