Shinto Mathew Abraham is an alumnus of National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi. He is from Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. Throughout his school life, he was a talented speaker, debater, and elocutionist. Even in sports, he won accolades. Shinto was also an able leader and was elected as the Head Boy of his school. He was awarded the ‘Best Outgoing Student of the Year’ upon his graduation.
As a result of the economic crisis in 2012, his father’s business suffered and his family was forced to leave the Gulf in the middle of the academic year when he was in the 12th standard. His family had to look to their friends and family in Kerala for financial support. Amidst all the unfortunate change in circumstances and the emotional upheaval, Shinto never gave up his hope of completing his education. A friend’s family supported him financially while he finished his schooling.
Shinto cracked CLAT in 2013 with an all India rank of 503 and landed a seat at NUALS, Kochi. He was actively involved in organizing various programs in his college. In the third year, he was elected Secretary of the Law & Society Forum, NUALS. He also coordinated the technical committee of NUALS. In 2017, Shinto was elected as the Student Body President of NUALS.
Shinto has consistently done well in academics with a CGPA of 9 out of 10. He was also involved in many extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. He had done internships in various fields. He was also a member of the IDIA Kerala Chapter.
Currently, he serves as a consultant for IDIA. He is also preparing for the judicial services examinations and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Kerala.