Internship Experience: HOPE NGO

By Sunidhi Singh, Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”-Ronald Reagan

Today, a great number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), functional throughout the world, are providing a variety of services for humanitarian causes.

Since I got the golden opportunity of working with an NGO, I would love to share my experience with all of you. HOPE stands for Hope of People Everywhere and they work to provide quality education and life skills to the underprivileged children of our country, for their holistic development. (more…)

10 Most Important Things to be kept in mind, while undertaking a Law Firm Internship

By Mitali Karwa, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana.

You are a recent law school graduate with a killer cover letter, a stellar Grade Point Average (GPA) and a lot of glowing recommendations, however, if internships are missing from your resume, you might have a few extra bumps on your way!

Internships play a vital role in the life of any law student, as they not only provide you with a first-hand experience but also inculcate many values within you, which could help you in your professional as well as personal life. It is where higher education meets employment. It allows one to gain experience by working in an organisation. The duration of the internship could vary from one week of intensive work to working once a week for a year. (more…)

Importance of an NGO Internship in the Life of a Law Student

By Nitesh Jindal, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.

Possessing knowledge about something and practically experiencing the same are two entirely distinct things and both demand expertise in their individual capacity. Institutions, organizations, academics, etc. are some sources for gaining theoretical and practical knowledge. When it comes to law, stark realities of the hinterlands are entirely different from what is presented to us, through the written word. For example, we study in law that the ignorance of it is no excuse; the reality is that a major part of our population, especially the ones living in the aforementioned hinderlands are hardly aware about the rights and duties bestowed on them by law or about the responsibility of the State towards them. (more…)

LexQuest’s Online Quiz on IP Law

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Quizzers Ahoy!!

Here is a shout out to all know-it-alls, to come show off their knowledge on Intellectual Property Law and win a chance to get their articles published on our website, without having to go through any application process (isn’t that amazing? No emails, no phone calls, just a fun quiz to get a publication in your name!) (more…)

Importance of law firm internships in the life of a law student

By Akash Agarwal, Amity Law School, Noida.

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.-William Shakespeare

As rightly pointed out by the legend of literature that with the power of knowledge, one can have access to the doors of heaven. It is not only he, who recognised the importance and value of knowledge in the world, but several brilliant minds have also focused on its vitality and proficiency that it possess within itself. (more…)

Tips for Internships in India

By Amit Agrawal, IMS School of Law, Dehradun.

Internships, the first thing we strive to do in order to know the practical aspects of our legal field, to fulfill the mandate of our Law schools and also to improve our curriculum vitae.

This article is, in particular, with respect to my experience of internship with an advocate and at Law firms and I think the readers can benefit more or less from the below mentioned experiences. Moreover, I think these are certain things which should be shared in a profound way so that others can benefit from it. I hope you derive help from this article and enrich your thought process. (more…)

Internship in Lower Court: A must for Law Students?

 

By Aparna Menon, Government Law College, Mumbai.Lower Courts

Nowadays, the old trend of interning in an NGO in the first year, High Court in the second, Supreme  Court in the third and law firms in the fourth and fifth years has faded away. Each law student, now, gets time to have multiple internships per year, which has therefore increased their work experience and learning opportunities by manifold. Since, the number of internship opportunities has increased, it is recommended that one should intern in the lower courts first and then move on to higher courts in the later years of their law school life. The reasons for the same are multiple. (more…)

Internship Culture in India

By Mandavi Mehrotra, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.

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For all those young bloods who choose to burn the midnight oil and take internships for trade and vocational jobs, though even reluctantly when no stipends are given, serious questions of legitimacy and importance of internships/stages/work experience/industry experience pop up, especially in the Indian milieu. Interestingly, Indian culture has undergone sweeping modernization adapting to the western model of education. The long journey of the Indian educational spectrum from the Gurukul system till the present day culture featuring smart classes, practical and demonstrative pedagogy, experimentation, research and development and of course, job shadowing and internships. (more…)