Supreme Court Internships: Worth it?

By Darshi Mehta, Government Law College, Mumbai.

Here are 9 reasons why you should intern at the Supreme Court of India!

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Internships are an elemental portion of today’s legal education. Choosing where to intern can turn into a pickle. And interning at the Supreme Court is another affair. Here’s why?

  • The best of both worlds

The Supreme Court is in New Delhi, what better place to Intern than the national capital. One simply can’t ignore the fact that Delhi is an amazing place to travel, from its historical buildings to mouth watering delicacies, it’s absolutely commendable. Along with its locational advantages, this is where the law is made. In short, it’s the perfect place for a budding lawyer to be.

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  • Legal Hub

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India follows the common law system of which precedents are an integral part. With Supreme Court being the Final appellate court, interning at the Supreme Court will be like living next to the source.

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  • Experience

Supreme Court Judges and Lawyers are among the most experienced people in the field of law you will find in India. Add their experience to yours and you are sorted.

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  • The Supreme Court Library

Supreme Court’s library is one of the best legal libraries in India. For a law student you will feel like a kid standing in a candy store.

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  • Inspiration

The kind of energy you will find yourself surrounded by in the Supreme Court is exactly the kind of stimulus you need in case you find yourself second guessing the decision to pursue law.

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  • Options

For a 1st or 2nd year law student getting an internship at a law firm isn’t easy. And even if one does get it, the student ends up being an unwanted commodity there.
It’s far more logical to intern at the Supreme Court instead, the amount of research work one gets, makes the long office hours worth it.

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  • Adds to your CV

Internship at Supreme Court is another level experience, from researching to the mentors. It adds a lot of value and weightage to your CV, one that makes a great deal of difference.

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  • Working of Supreme Court

The constant movement between chambers and the Court surely seems tiring but in exchange you understand the functioning of the highest court of the land.

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  • Vicinity of Great lawyers

Court hearings are a significant part of an internship at the Supreme Court and cherry on the top is that one gets to hear veteran lawyers argue. Watching Jethmalani and Salve make their case is as good as it gets.

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This is not an exhaustive list. If you have more reasons in your mind, feel free to comment below and let us know! 🙂

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