Almost the entire pantheon of India's founding fathers was constituted of legal eagles. Gandhi, Nehru, Patel, and Jinnah all studied law, invariably in England.
Immigrant Indians and the first generation may have forsaken law to study medicine, engineering, management for the most part, but second generation Indian-Americans have been flocking in droves to U.S law schools.
For every judicial appointment, there is also the story of Indian-Americans legal eagles hitting the high spot in politics, and its stepping stone -- prosecution. Preet Bharara (Columbia Law School 1993) and Kamala Harris (UC Hastings 1989) being the most prominent examples.
Read more from The Times of India blog here.