Yamuna Menon is a 'golden' girl; wins 18 medals out of 48 at NLSIU
Kozhikode: Yamuna Menon, who hails from Udayamperoor in Ernakulam, scripted history by winning 18 medals during the 28th annual convocation held on Sunday at the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru.
Yamuna, who graduated in BA LLB (Honours) degree from NSLIU won 18 out of the over 48 medals. This included the medals for securing the first rank, best outgoing student, best undergraduate student, best outgoing female student, meritorious student, outstanding graduate student, and overall topper.
The 24-year-old Yamuna was inspired to follow the path of law after she heard many courtroom stories from her neighbour.
“During my Class 10 vacation, I had helped my neighbour, who had served as a senior lawyer at the Supreme Court. He was writing a poetry book and I was helping him with some computer works. The constant tales of courtrooms narrated by him evoked an interest in me. I was drawn to the field,” Yamuna told english.mathrubhumi.com over phone from her residence.
Yamuna had attempted Common Law Admission Test in 2014, but couldn’t succeed. However, her determination to become a lawyer paid off the next year in CLAT 2015 where she secured the 28th rank and obtained admission in NLSIU.
Daughter of Mohan Kumar and Usha, Yamuna had represented the university at moot courts in many places including Singapore and London. Soon after entering NLSIU, she was also awarded a scholarship by Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA), an NGO.
Though, she has been offered a job, she plans to continue her higher studies in LLM.
“I have been offered admissions at Oxford Law University and Trinity College, Cambridge. I have chosen Trinity College as it is very prestigious and I can get good exposure in international law,” she added.
Speaking of her success mantra, Yamuna said the support she received from her parents and teachers has always driven her.