Interview : Mr. J.P Yadav, Professor(Faculty of Law), JIMS School of Law.


Mr. J. P. Yadav

Professor(Faculty of Law), JIMS School of Law


Belongs to Bareilly, Earned PhD. Degree in 2009 from Baba Sahib Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Job Profiles: Assistant Professor, Exam Controller, Officiating Principle, etc.Former director at Jagranschool of law, Dehradun. Former Founder director at University Institute of Legal Studies, Chandigarh University, Mohali,Former Dean at Mohd.Ali Johar University, Rampur, Present Professor at JIMS School of Law.

Q 1. Why did you choose law and whom do you get inspired from?

A 1. My story is slightly different from others because I was a science student initially. Law was not my choice but rather a compulsion, due to some family reasons I could not go beyond my city, Bareilly so my father told me to pursue my education in law. When I completed law I wanted to pursue my post-graduation as well so in 1998 when I completed my LLB I got the opportunity to get admission LLM course in M.P. University. In 2000, I qualified the Civil Services Exam so my interest gradually increased in law and I also chose law as an optional subject in civil services in 2000 along with public administration,I could not succeed in 2003 but i qualified UP Judiciary as well as upcsj (ex. Pcs) and I reached up to the interview level but due to less marks in interview I could not get selected in both of these, then I thought I’ll join teaching as a second option.

Q 2. What is your success mantra?

A 2. I learn by my mistakes and still I’m learning by my own mistakes and I think mistake is the best master, no one can teach you better than your mistakes. Introspect yourself, it’s a necessary tool to improve you gradually and your teacher is simply a coach, their function is to coach you such as the athletes, the players are coached and whatever you have performed, whatever hard work you do, you get the same result. So no. 1 is you should learn from your mistakes and no. 2 though I’m in teaching profession for more than 16 years, I still consider myself a student and I learn so many things from my students and then I incorporate those new ideas, new things to my knowledge because I think wisdom is not a monopoly to anyone and moreover I believe on the theory that to get success, listening is very important, until and unless you don’t listen, you don’t learn and if you don’t learn you cannot earn your livelihood according to your wish, you’ll have to compromise with your life.

Q 3. What differentiates you from your competitors?

A 3. I’m a very positive person, great learner and I always believe one should learn from one’s mistakes. I never had any sort of ego or attitude so as academy is concerned because as and when you consider yourself a master, your growth starts falling down, so I consider myself a student and I remained a student.

Q 4. What do you think a law student requires to be a good and successful competitive lawyer?

A 4. Law is a very wide subject and first of all you have to understand your ability, suppose you have interest to expose yourself into International litigation then you have to focus on international state laws, arbitration and conciliation, mediation and foundation laws, if you have interest in these areas, go to international advocacy and if you have any kind of family restrictions and you want pursue law and if your parents are in advocacy then you should start your career from distt. Court where you’ll have CPC(Civil Procedural Code) and CrPC(Criminal Procedural Code) and if you want to go for high courts  or supreme court then you’ll have to focus on the Constitutional Law, you can’t move an inch without it in HC’s or SC. If you want to go to corporate, again you have to focus on company law, contract law, mercantile law, foundation laws so it’s all about the  the choice of the students. As a teacher it’s my duty to profess my students as per their choice and provide the guidance they need rather imposing myself on them, I narrate the pros and cons of the job market because if you do not have any godfather in practice it is very difficult so in the other case it’s better choice that you go for civil services or judiciary, so far as your salary is concerned, your job is concerned and your life is concerned because practicing or advocacy are very difficult without support.

Q 5. What do you prefer, practicing as a lawyer or teaching?

A 5. This question is very complicated because of some family burden I had no choice except for earning livelihood in my current job, in 16 or 17 years I indulged myself in teaching so now I’m not in a position to take new challenges but as and when my  children will get settled  certainly I’ll start public interest litigation because as a father it’s my prime responsibility to make my children stable and later when I’ll be free then i’ll start public interest litigation.


KM Ashwani

JEMTEC School of Law