A passionate fan of the Harry Potter series has decided to design an entire course for the aspiring lawyers across India, by offering various classes about how legal and ethical were the curses as well as the lives of the house-elves in the magical school.
The National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata has announced that the course will be starting in December. This course has subjects like ‘Snape and the Order of the Phoenix’, ‘Agents of Good or Servants of Evil’ as well as ‘Unbreakable Vows’.
And the person behind all of this magic is an assistant law professor named Shouvik Kumar Guha. He is expecting for everyone who enrolls in this course to have already read J.K. Rowling’s series, at least two times. Otherwise, they would have to forget about getting their wands from Mr. Ollivanders. According to the assistant law professor, the national university was already offering over 50 traditional law courses. However, he believed that the university needed to incorporate some of the wizardry knowledge from the Harry Potter world so that the students could apply it to the common issues that the muggles of India are having.
According to Guha, he said that the university wasn’t encouraging any out of the box thinking, which is why he made the entire course. He states that in the wizarding world, the limits of the laws are clearly highlighted, there is a clear image of what problems arise when the judiciary branch isn’t independent as well as when the media itself becomes just a mouthpiece for the government. He even featured the popular wizarding sport, Quidditch, which has people flying around on broomsticks in the sky.
But most surprising of all is the fact that the course, which is appropriately titled ‘An interface between Fantasy Fiction Literature and Law: Special focus on Rowling’s Potterverse’ is already completely filled up. The students at the university are eagerly waiting to start learning all about werewolf discrimination, the enslavement of the house-elves as well as the terrible conditions in Azkaban. This is going to help them be creative, and help them see the issues that India already has, such as discrimination, slavery, and torture, which are all still some widespread issues in some parts of the country.