Of Law and Internships…

By Tanya Chandra, Founder, LexQuest Foundation.
Law School is a tough time for many, as my own experience along with that of those around me, has taught me that the eternal issue everyone is faced with when pursuing a degree in law is this:

How to land a good internship? With the institution I am in, will I even get the “privilege” of opportunity? In India, with the mushrooming of law schools in every nook and cranny, the question of equitable opportunities is often believed to be determined by the status of your College/University.

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10 Must-Read Books (Fiction) for Law Students and Lawyers

By Vignesh Ganesh, G.J. Advani Law College, Mumbai.

Reading being one of the best hobbies to be encouraged, especially for law students and lawyers alike; with our profession thriving on words, it comes as no surprise that there are hundreds of books out there just waiting for us to get our hands on them!

Here is a list of the must read books (fiction) for lawyers and aspiring lawyers. In case you haven’t read them so far, better HURRY! (more…)

The Rise of the Mediator and the Negotiating Lawyer

By Anthony Matthews, International Mediator, Colorado.

Around the world, disputing parties and their lawyers are realizing the value of dispute resolution achieved by dialogue and negotiation between the parties, rather than third-party adjudication by a judge or arbitrator. Mediation is a process in which such negotiations are aided by a trained, neutral facilitator. There is lately an increased interest in mediation around the globe. (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…)

Dos and Don’ts for a Law Student

By Sidharth Mohanty, University Law College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

Law student consults books

A law student carries some obligation on his shoulder, which includes a moral obligation towards the professors, classmates and self.

The term moral obligation has a number of meanings in moral philosophy, in religion, and in layman’s term. Generally speaking, when someone says of an act that is a “moral obligation”, they refer to a belief that the act is one prescribed by their set of values. Obligation being a set code by which a person is to follow. Moral obligation can be better understood as a course of action imposed by one’s conscience by which someone is bound or restricted. (more…)