About ‘South Asia Law Affairs’

Welcome to the ‘South Asia Law Affairs’ blog. The blog is a common platform for contributing to legal scholarship to International Law and South Asia. The name of the blog reiterates the passionate attachment among International Affairs, International Law and South Asia. Earlier, the blog was familiar as ‘South Asia Canteen’. However, the blog url would remain the same, i.e,

https://southasiacanteen.wordpress.com/

Blogmaster: Mohammad Rubaiyat Rahman

For comment, query and submission, please mail:

writeup4rr[at]gmail[dot]com

 

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So You’re a Grad Student Now? Maybe You Should Do This (-Professor Gary King)

Professor Gary King

Note: A MUST READ for graduate students belonging to any discipline, if YOU ARE REALLY DETERMINED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC.

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Congratulations! You’ve made it to graduate school. This means you’re in a select group, about to embark on a great adventure to learn about the world and teach us all some new things. This also means you obviously know how to follow rules. So I have five for you — not counting the obvious one that to learn new things you’ll need to break some rules. After all, to be a successful academic, you’ll need to cut a new path, and so if you do exactly what your advisors and I did, you won’t get anywhere near as far since we already did it. So here are some rules, but break some of them, perhaps including this one.

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The write up is available in Prof. Gary King’s website