In Conversation with Pritha Mitra, Associate at Naik Naik & Co.

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

Pritha Mitra, Associate at Naik Naik & Co.

Pritha Mitra is presently working as an associate, majorly in the field of IPR and Media & Entertainment Law at Naik Naik & Co. She is an alumnus of Institute of Law, Nirma University and has interned at other such premier law firms of India, namely Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., AZB & Partners, Wadia Ghandy & Co. to name a few.

We got an opportunity to interact with her and got some major insights on how to get a life one always dreams about and how to live it to the fullest while being at it.

Naik Naik & Co. is a paramount full-service law firm in India, focusing on providing tailor-made, strategic and innovative solutions to its clients. The firm’s fundamental areas of practice include Media & Entertainment, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial Advisory and Intellectual Property. With a great clientele at hand, they have dealt with carved a niche for themselves in the field of media, entertainment and dispute resolution.

Ms Pritha Mitra wishes to expand her horizon and is keen in matters pertaining to trademarks, copyrights and personality rights.

Why did you want to pursue law as a career?

Well for me, it was a choice of elimination. After I graduated school, I wanted to enrol for a Mass Communication course at St. Xavier's while keeping law only as a backup option. Destiny made me land in the world of law at Nirma University and I definitely don’t regret it. Such unplanned yet happy accidents are what life actually consists of.

How was your experience at a Law school and how did you survive those five years?

My law school years were an absolute delight! At times, I did question myself as to, “What is this place?!”, thanks to the non-stop assignments, seven-hour classes and having some really weird people around. But now that I look around, I feel glad to have experienced this phase as all of it taught me how to survive in a world outside the university gates. The so-calledreal-life’!

In my opinion, one of the most important things in law school is to have true and genuine friends who’ll always be by your side. The ones who can help you, guide you and lift your spirits when you’re feeling low... I was extremely lucky to have such true friends by my side.

Along with that, make sure you balance fun and academics in law school so that you don’t mess things up for yourself and happily enjoy the two!

Have you ever participated in Moots or Debates?

No, I was never a student who participated in moots or debates or MUNs. I gave my all on my internships. My views may differ from other people but according to me, moots and debates can help you learn new subjects and improve your researching skills and give you more confidence but at the same time, I believe it is of utmost importance to understand the practicality of subjects, rather than just knowing them in theory.

I’ve seen students investing a lot of time and energy just to secure a moot, which is really commendable, but probably that just wasn’t for me. Although, I would definitely say that if you don’t crack it, the world will not come to an end.

How did you decide the major you wanted to pursue?

“Where can you find more drama than Bollywood?!” Media and entertainment is indeed a glamorous field which has always attracted me wherein one gets the opportunity to interact with the best celebrities, musicians, producers etc. Being quite a dramatic person myself, the field of Media and Entertainment law encapsulated with IPR laws was nothing less than a Disneyland for me. So, luckily it all worked out :p